Food for thought: Rejection

They say it happens to the best of us. It makes our skin thicker. It makes us value the joy of acceptance all that more. Blah, blah, blah. Rejection absolutely sucks. 

My Favourite Cookbooks

Whether you’re looking to purchase a cookbook to help expand your culinary repertoire or you’re simply looking for a new book to brighten up your coffee table, here’s a list of my favourite beautiful cookbooks that are filled with delicious recipes and drool-worthy photos.

An American Marriage

To say Oprah’s Book Club selection, “An American Marriage” by Tayari Jones, is a complicated love story, would be an understatement. But to say this is the best novel I’ve read in a very long time is the stone cold truth. 

What to do in Creemore, Ontario

If you find yourself planning either a day trip or weekend getaway to Creemore, check out my favourite main street spots for where to eat, play, shop and stay.

Tote Bags that are Perfect for Work (and everything else)

Call me crazy but I have pretty high expectations when it comes to my work tote bag. I know, I know – but hear me out. My expectations are high because my trusted tote isn’t only used during the weekdays from 9-5, this bag is my go-to  “carry all” for practically everything: running errands, meetings,…

Food for Thought: Perfection

I stumbled upon this quote by Voltaire and it really resonated with me: “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good” . So often our hunger for perfection makes us devalue what is right in front of us. It’s an easy trap to fall into since it takes barely any effort at all to…

5 Books to Boost Your Career

This summer I’ve committed to reading five books that are focused on my professional development. I’ve scoured reviews on GoodReads, Amazon, Twitter as well as recommendations from friends and family, to find books that will resonate with me, because let’s face it – if a business-ish book doesn’t grab me in the first few chapters,…

What to Wear: Spring & Summer Stripes

When spring is in its early weeks, it’s always a bit confusing here in Toronto. You can leave the house in the morning, clenching your jacket while commuting in the chilly air but leave the office sweating because the sun is out in full force. One word: layers. Layers are your best friend when facing…

Job Interview: 10 questions to ask the Interviewer

You’ve received the call. Your dream job has invited you (yes, you) in for an interview. Congrats! Do you know how many people likely applied for the job? You’ve made it to the shortlist, my friend. This is an accomplishment on its own. Hopefully you’ve already done your research on the organization. You can speak…

3 Binge-Worthy True Crime Podcasts

Whether I’m commuting, working out, walking the dog or travelling, podcasts have become a game changer for me. Predominately true crime podcasts where I get to live out my child-hood Harriet the Spy/Nancy Drew dreams and rack my brain trying to figure out, “who did it?” And I’m not alone, according to the 2017 Canadian…

Myrtle the Purple Turtle

My first childhood memory of school was being bullied by my peers for having a black doll. I was 4 years old and my black cabbage patch doll Quentin, was in my opinion, the bees knees.. until some kids in my class called him dirty and said they wouldn’t play with me if I had…

What is an Ambivert?

“Are you an extrovert or an introvert?” For most people, the answer to this is quite simple. Maybe it’s because it’s in my nature to question just about everything, that for years I found this question tough to answer. On the one hand, I’m outgoing, I enjoy being around people, I’m a team player who…