BACK TO WORK

It’s September – you know what that means: it’s Back to Work season! Time to roll up those sleeves and hustle hard! I’m actually really excited for this coming season. New city, new job, new projects – I’m ready for it all. I love the beginning of a new season, it’s full of possibilities and new opportunities. It’s time to re-set, re-evaluate and re-assess your priorities, habits & adopt new, better ones. No need to wait for those new year resolutions to start fresh. All you really need is a fresh mind (rested from a well deserved vacation) and maybe…

HOW TO TAKE INSTAGRAM PHOTOS

You don’t need a fancy camera or a professional photographer to take a great insta-worthy picture. All the pictures featured in this post were taken with an iPhone! All you really need is the following: 1-Smartphone – I use the iPhone8Plus – the camera on this phone is outstanding and it allows you to take blurry background photos if you take a close up, like the Daniel Wellington picture below! 2-An editing app – Sometimes the lightening is simply not ideal, so you need to play around with the exposure and contrast. I love to use VSCO. I know a…

LIFE IN TORONTO – A MONTREALER’S PERSPECTIVE

I wanted to write a sequel to my previous article about life in Toronto, because it’s impossible to cover everything in one post without making it too long to digest! So, here is part 2 of my adventures and learnings about this city! A place to call home You probably heard about the real estate market in Toronto, but seeing is believing. I refused to think that I needed to pay double of my mortgage in Montreal to cover rent in Toronto. But, I had my standards: I wanted 2 bedrooms and I wanted to be close to downtown &…

LUXURY TRAVEL TO PUNTA CANA WITH SUNWING

Exhausted from packing & unpacking our lives during our move from Montreal to Toronto & drowning in a sea of what seemed to be endless boxes, we needed a vacation! Ismael and I both love to travel and explore new places like Greece and Croatia, but this time we were craving a relaxing & stress-free holiday in a luxury, all-inclusive resort. The last time we went to a resort was 4 years ago and I had fond memories of coming back from the vacation in a state of total relaxation, batteries re-charged! So, were more than thrilled to be whisked…

MOVING A CAREER TO ANOTHER CITY

Moving a Career to Another City: Toronto Edition It’s official: I moved to Toronto! It was completely unplanned and unexpected – but a little Linkedin in-mail with a job proposition completely changed my life in the blink of an eye. It all happened so fast that I still don’t quite realize it. There is one thing I know for sure: it was all meant to be and I don’t regret it for a minute! Side tip: Always keep your Linkedin profile updated regardless whether you’re happy with your current job or not! You never know what opportunities are out there.…

Jouviance Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm

The best beauty products are made from natural ingredients & one of those ingredients is the coconut! It’s not just a fruit that makes Pina Coladas extra delicious! It also contains a ton of amazing properties: it’s anti-inflamatory (due to essential fatty acids), antioxydant & hydrating. So, when I heard that Jouviance launched the Hydractiv Coconut Melting Balm, I needed to partner up with them to help my skin recover from the dreadful winter we had! After using this product for a couple of weeks (twice a day: morning and night), my skin got a lot smoother & softer! Lets…

COLORISTA

Photo credit: IG @anastasia.dudka.photo I’ve been wanting to try out a cool hair colour lately, but I’ve been too afraid. In fact, I’ve always been like that with my hair. My natural hair color is a dark blonde/light brunette, and for the longest time I wanted to go light blonde. Since I was so afraid, my 1st attempt was a major fail: I asked the colorist to give me very subtle blonde highlights and she politely obliged, but that meant the color did not show one bit. The second time, I got a lot more brave and I did blonde…