November 30, 2015

Buying for a guy can be hard because we often think big, but for men the devil is often in the details (but that doesn’t mean small is cheap either). An accessory that you might initially think is small and inconsequential can really help a man stand-out such a pen or a watch, but can also take a good chunk of your Christmas budget. Worry not though, most guys would rather have one valuable tool than numerous ones that go unused. Here’s a couple of small, but valuable tools every man could use.


November 29, 2015

My mother loves feeding people. Everyone on this planet has their thing, and feeding people is my mother's. Whether she makes you your favorite dinner when you've had a bad day at school, or a extra delicious dessert because a boy broke your heart she's seriously got the whole cooking thing down pat. Because of this I never make Christmas dinner. My mother has got turkey dinner down to the perfect science, and ain't nobody trying to mess with perfection. 

However, I do like to host a Christmas potluck at my place for the guys and gals from my dance classes. When you see people about 5 times a week for about 5 years you tend to get pretty close pretty quick. I love my dancers, and I think getting together at the end of the dance semester, and before everyone takes off for the holidays is just seriously what everyone needs. 

Each year we rotate who hosts, and the rules are whoever hosts makes the turkey. It just makes sense not to lug it around all over the city, and I mean for a klutz like me it's probably for the best.  So last year was the first year I hosted Christmas dinner, and also the first time I made a turkey. I'm not going to lie I was STRESSED! I literally googled, and spoke to every person I know about making my turkey. 


November 27, 2015

Every now and then a designer comes along and blows everyone else out of the water. A designer that gets you in the feels. A designer that makes the hair on your arms and the back of your neck stand up and brings every style blogger in the room to her feet upon its completion. A designer who ignites a fire in your heart for all things creative, fashion, and design. A designer who brings you to a place you didn't think you could even go.

Images c/o Brent McCombs/ Alter Ego


November 26, 2015

shop the neightboorhood

Are you busy this weekend? Because there's a really great event happening right here in our city that you should DEFINITELY check out. I am super excited to announce that I've partnered with Shop The Neighborhood a small business initiative with Yellow Pages to help support our local businesses! This Saturday Nov 28 I'll be taking over ‪#‎shopthehood‬ and I couldn't be more excited to explore the city and be the first to represent Halifax!! 


November 23, 2015


When it comes to your skin what goes into your body can be as equally as important as what you put on it, and while it's a bit trickier to maintain a healthy diet all the time because... well cookies you can take satitisfaction in knowing you're cleansing it properly. 

Washing off your makeup at the end of the day is probably the single most effective way to keep your skin healthy, vibrant, and acne and wrinkle free. I don't know about you blog reader, but I have a really difficult time finding a cleanser that is strong enough to remove my makeup (you know us blogger tend to wear makeup a lot for shoots), but gentle enough not to dry my skin out. By fiddling around with some different products I think I've finally found a combination that works for my sensitive acne prone skin.