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Here are the three things I’m currently obsessed with in the wellness industry…

September 2016

1. All Things Healthy Pumpkin Recipes: Fall is the season of PUMPKIN, & like any “basic young adult/female”, I’m embracing all of this fabulous fruit in its entirety! Click HERE, HERE & HERE for some of my favourite, healthy pumpkin recipes to help YOU ring in the amazingness of this season!

2. Starbucks Donates Coffee Trees: Yesterday was #NationalCoffeeDay & Starbucks decided to celebrate by donating coffee trees to farmers in need for every coffee sold.

3. European Agricultural Practices: Okay.. I know this is SO random, but as you know I went to Romania this month with my boyfriend & was absolutely AMAZED by their farming methods. Farm animals were not kept in any sort of fence whatsoever; they were free to graze throughout the town during the day & would return home to their farms (AKA “homes”) at the end of the day. Not to mention, I ate ALL of the cheese & breads whilst in Romania & did not feel a single ounce of discomfort.

What are you currently obsessed with?!

Brit


Stratus – The Food & Wine Lab Experience

“I’m having fruit salad for dinner. Well, it’s mostly grapes. Okay, all grapes. Fermented Grapes… I’m having wine for dinner”

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I’ve never really considered myself to be a wine connoisseur – I was always the black sheep of the group ordering vodka seven’s whilst all of my classy, more culturally developed, friends sipped on fabulous varieties of merlot or cab sauv (Side Note: I had to Google both “merlot” & “cab sauv” to make sure I got the spelling right… baby steps guys). Praise all of the Wine Gods from above that I was eventually able to develop an affinity for all things fermented grapes, because I now understand how truly exquisite a fine glass of wine can be at the end of a long day. Well I am more than happy to report that whatever small understanding of wine I had before has increased exponentially after attending a “Food & Wine Lab” experience at Stratus Winery in Niagara-On-The-Lake. Snaps all ’round.  Read More


Pumpkin Parfait Realness

“Autumn… the years’ last loveliest smile”

William Cullen Bryant

Happy first day of fall ya’ll!! PS. I’m totally NOT typically a “ya’ll” kinda gal, but I simply couldn’t resist… how cute did that sound?! Hashtag Adorbs. ANYWAYS, I thought that I would commemorate my absolute my favourite time of the year with this totally simple, yet totally dreamy, pumpkin parfait recipe! Basics Unite! Read More


Live Out There Exclusive: Five Ways To Beat The Freshman Fifteen


Yes, friends, the struggle is actually quite real. It turns out that nobody is immune to the Freshman Fifteen. With distractions of parties, cafeteria food, endless dollar beer nights, and of COURSE, most importantly, your academic studies sometimes it’s hard to keep active and eat healthy. Looking to beat the “Freshman Fifteen”?! Well look no further, because I’m listing off my five simple tips HERE!


Post Vacay Blues: Getting Back Into The Groove

“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who just had one”

Elbert Hubbard

OMG I don’t think that there could ever be a more truer quote on the face of this entire planet. Like literally. There’s undoubtedly going to be an inevitable sorrow that’s always associated with entering “real life” again, what with having just experienced days of endless amounts of travel, discovery & consuming copious amounts of tasty, foreign foods. I mean, I’m sure that we’ve all suffered from a bit of PTD (post travel depression) here & there – I did this past week, that’s for sure – so I thought I’d share 5 simple ways to ease back into routine once the vacation has come to an end. PLUS not to mention, we all just came off summer, which is essentially one season long binge of holidays & vacations! So enjoy! Read More


Travel Diaries – My Very First Euro Trip!

“If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip”

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I really wish that I could apologize for going AWOL on the whole blogging situation while I was away on vacation last week… but truth be told I have absolutely ZERO remorse about the whole ordeal. It actually wasn’t my intention to completely disregaurd this little baby of mine – I even had a phone plan all set up -however, once I landed in Romania I made the decision to “go off the grid” so to speak. And by “go off the grid”, I actually mean that I only used the wifi when I was in our condo, as evident in the obscene plethora of Instagram photos posted (I mean, I’m only human). Guys… THIS WAS ACTUALLY AMAZING. It was SO beyond refreshing to not be on my phone literally every minute of every hour of every day. Bliss. SO in an effort to  make amends for my absence, below is a little photo journal of our trip to Europe! ENJOY! Read More


#BTS – My Segment On “The Local Health Nut”

“Television is the triumph of machine over people”

Fred Allen

I really, truly am obsessed with television in ALL its forms, & will shamelessly watch absolutely anything that has credits & a listing – AKA. KUWTK, RHO[insert any & all cities], The Bachelor[ette]The Night Of, GOT, Scream Queens & essentially every single talk show possibly imaginable… just to name a few. So I’m sure you can only imagine my excitement when I was asked to film a segment representing Ambrosia Natural Foods on a brand new wellness talk show, “The Local Health Nut”. Friends, it was beyond.
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