Au Naturel Shower Favourite: Oneka

“Taking forever in the shower because you like to stand there… just thinkin’ about life”

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Showering at the cottage is somewhat of a foreign concept, & a mundane task such as bathing will likely only be reserved for high emergency situations. So high, in fact, that I cannot even think of a situation so dire that would warrant having to pull myself from any given cottage activity just to carry out such a non-essential task. I mean, why shower when I have this perfectly good glass of pinot in one hand & great book in the other? It’s only been six days laying out in the sweltering heat…. I’m sure I can fester in my own filth for just one  day longer. Ask any cottager…. I can one hundred percent guarantee that this is a legitimate thought that goes through their head. HOWEVER, when I DO shower up North, I like to utilize products that work to protect our fragile environments. (more…)


Canada Day Cottage Essentials

“If a Canadian falls in the forest & no one is around… does he/she still apologize?”

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Ps. The answer is undoubtedly always yes. HAI there my fellow crazy Canucks! What are your plans to celebrate the big “150” this weekend? I personally plan on commemorating this special occasion by planting my pretty little keister in a Muskoka Chair lakeside, with a ceasar in one hand & a…. oh heck, who am I kidding – with a ceasar in the other one too… because obviously. Well, considering lakeside Northern escapes are kind of our jam here in the Great White North, I felt it apt to share a few of my favourite beach/dock/pool essentials – however I’ve tailored them slightly to accommodate Canada Day celebrations!!!! Enjoy, & have a happy Canada Day!!!!  (more…)


Wedding Season Roundup

“We are all a little weird & life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them & fall in mutual weirdness & call it love”

Dr. Seuss

Guys – I’m going to keep this one short & sweet. Primarily because I have been staring helplessly at this screen for the past hour in a desperate attempt to drum up some form of witty, “charm-your-pants” off type of intro – Spoiler Alert: the word “dismal” seems far too optimistic an adjective to describe just how swimmingly this is going. It’s now midnight, my head is killing, & I’m doing my best to not completely freak out over the seemingly endless mountain of looming deadlines I have to meet prior to leaving for Paris this Friday. It’s been one heck of a long week to say the least. Anyways – I’m being a major Negative Nancy – so for those of you who weren’t completely turned off by my “whine fest” & decided to stick it out, well A. good for you, & B. I’m rounding out all of my my favourite wedding posts! Because despite all of my doom & gloom – it’s wedding season; there are some serious love-sick puppies out there & I’ll be damned if I deprive them of their right to bask in all of the wedding glory.

**** Ugh – this intro was neither short or sweet. Let alone witty & charming – just read the roundup… & then lets all collectively forget this post ever happened. Kay? Kay. **** (more…)


Healthy Bachelorette Swag Bags

“May your Bachelorette Party be so fun that you don’t notice how annoyed the rest of the bar is”

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PSA: prior to delving into this weeks’ post, please be aware that I’m working off of a grand total of three hours sleep – thanks to a 5:30am boarding time -, a layover sans ANY coffee whatsoever – I knew that I had a window seat beside strangers, & my tender bladder simply cannot handle that kind of pressure – & a three hour drive back from the airport. AKA – If a mere 30% of this post is somewhat readable I will be EXTREMELY okay with that. So where was I travelling from exactly? Well if any of you follow me on Insta, you’ll know that I was just in New Orleans for one of my besties’ Bachelorette Parties; which I had the PLEASURE of planning because I just so happen to hold that exclusive title of MOH!!! Now seeing as this is my second consecutive year planning Bachelorette Parties, & am therefore now a self-proclaimed MOH GENIUS (bow down), I wanted to give the inside scoop on putting together the ultimate Bachelorette Party Swag Bag! Because these days it’s kind of a necessity – at least that’s what Instagram Photos are telling me! (more…)


Go Green This 2017!

“Living on Earth is expensive. But it does provide a free trip around the sun”

Friendship Quotes

Greetings my fellow Earthlings & Happy Earth Day to you all! For the past few days now I’ve totally been racking my brain in a somewhat desperate attempt to drum up SOME form of content worthy of commemorating the place that we all get to call home… AKA EARTH AKA Kind of a big deal. Now while I could have mindlessly listed off various, pretty “nature places” in & around the GTA for all of you to frolic & – let’s be real – take millions of Insta-worthy photos, I thought that it would be much more conducive to the literal survival of our entire species to share a few ways we can go green every day of the year! Because snaps for mankind. Enjoy lovelies!  (more…)


Get “Spring” Ready!

“Winter is when an ocean of miserable water falls from the sky. Spring is when an ocean of miserable water gushes out my face.”

via TheFunnyPlace

Although it legitimately pains me to accept that winter – or whatever warped smorgasbord of weather we were just subjected to over the past three months – is coming to a close, I am hesitantly excited for spring/summer & what it has to offer. I say hesitantly only because spring – for lack of a better word – SUCKS in my personal opinion, due to overly glutinous levels of rain, mud & all things “yuck” – it’s sole redeeming quality is that my birthday just so happens to be in April, & for those who’ve been following along for a while now – well, you know this is my absolute favourite day of the year! Anywho – I’m doing my best to embrace all things spring by looking forward to new styles & trends, because with a change in season, comes changes in our health & beauty routines!  Weather definitely has an impact on our skin & obviously plays an influential role in our style selections, so with a few minor adjustments here & there, I’m showing you how to be “spring ready” come March 20th(more…)


Eco-Friendly, Punny Valentine’s Day Cards

“You’re my butter half”

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Okay serious question, how much did you just absolutely LOVE Valentine’s Day as a child? Particularly going desk to desk to deliver those fantastically cheesy, Disney-themed cards – of which everyone seemed to have the exact same variety of – to your classmates?! Gah, just the BEST! I mean, as a kid there is absolutely zero pressure to make dinner reservations, buy the perfect gift, post the most artistically amazing photo of roses on Instagram, whilst professing an undying love for the giver of said roses. Ah, the good ol’ days as a child.. where the only worry was whether or not your classmates would tape one of those surprisingly delicious drugstore bought chocolates onto their envelopes (those kids were seriously the BEST!).  So in an effort to bring back the nostalgia factor in a major way this Valentine’s Day, I tried out some seriously cute, Eco-friendly, & DIY Valentine’s Day cards… all of which include some sort of pun situation, well, because of COURSE.  (more…)


Healthy Kitchens – A Day with Bloomsbury

“The kitchen is the heart of the home”

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When we think of the source of our allergies or sensitivities, we often think of those glaringly obvious culprits; pollen, gluten, pets or dust all immediately come to mind without an ounce of hesitation. But what if I told you that in actuality your kitchen may be what’s behind your seemingly never-ending fatigue or those pounding headaches?! Yes, you read that correctly… your kitchen. To be quite frank I was just as shocked as I’m guessing that all of you are – unless of course, I live under a rock, but I’m hoping that’s not the case! However it is one hundred percent true! In fact, just last week, I had the pleasure of touring the Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry workshop & they absolutely schooled me on my lack of healthy kitchen knowledge… which I’m now SUPER excited to share with all of you today! (more…)


How To: Make Your Bedroom Feel Luxurious

“Your future depends on your dreams… so go to sleep!”

Mesut Barazany

I’m totally one of those humans that absolutely requires 8 hours of sleep in order to be a fully functioning & contributing member of society… & don’t even think about talking to me unless I’ve fully consumed my morning cup of joe. In order for me to feel well-rested (which as an admitted troubled sleeper is much easier said than done), I need to feel like my bedroom is a space that both feels luxurious & promotes a state of relaxation. Below are a few of my favourite ways to help increase the “fancy factor” of my sleep space. (more…)