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October 10, 2017 2 Comments


I’m definitely not the type of woman who wears a “signature scent”. It’s a lovely, romantic idea…but life is just too short not to try a variety of beautiful fragrances. I tend to choose what I’m wearing depending on the day – Chanel Mademoiselle when I’m hoping to impress, Marc Jacobs Lola when I’m feeling feisty, Miss Dior Cherie when I’m feeling lighthearted, Victor&Rolf Flowerbomb when I’m feeling creative, and Armani Si anytime.

I’ve been itching for something new, and have been sorely tempted by all the recent perfume releases. This article from the New York Times was a pleasure to read – the descriptions for each product were so good, I could almost smell them through the screen! Even if you’re not a perfume person, I think you’ll enjoy giving this article a skim. It’s got me running to my nearest perfume counter to smell Twilly d’Hermès:

“The fragrance…was designed as millennial catnip, using just three notes — sandalwood, ginger and tuberose — to represent the tightknit packs of 20 somethings who cavort around Paris. The three notes huddle together thick as thieves in the bottle, following a linear progression: First comes a swoon of flowers, followed by a ginger snap, and then it all dries down to creamy comfort. The result is a spicy artisanal cocktail, a dark and stormy with a rose petal float…”

I am a huge fan of Lorde and her latest album, Melodrama. I listened to the whole thing in one go, then went back to the start and pressed play again. I find it addictive, and perfect for the times. What I mean by that is, I know I’ll listen to it 10 years from now and I’ll be able to remember exactly how I feel today.

I loved Lorde’s interview in September edition of FASHION. My favourite part was when she described pop music:

“To hear her describe it, there’s something inherently beautiful—and true—about pop. “It’s about distilling emotions down to their sleekest, shiniest and simplest form,” she says. “And if you do that successfully, it’s like shooting up the cleanest drug imaginable. It’s not cut with anything; it’s so simple it just goes straight to your brain.”

I’m late to the game on this one, but City of Toronto Councillor Norm Kelly’s twitter account is fire. It has provided me with hours of entertainment, and his shop “” is awesome too. The best part? Proceeds from the sales from 6dad go to Toronto charities!

My colleague and my cousin both told me about the Gravity blanket, a weighted blanket that is supposed to help with stress, anxiety, and insomnia. The company’s description:

“Engineered to be around 10% of your body weight, Gravity helps relax the nervous system by simulating the feeling of being held or hugged.

This increases serotonin and melatonin levels and decreases cortisol levels—improving your mood and promoting restful sleep at the same time. All without ever filling a prescription.”

Sounds pretty neat, right! Would you try it? Does is sound delightful to you, or does it make you feel claustrophobic just thinking about it?

A YouTuber/blogger/influencer I’ve fallen head over heels with his Emma Hill. I randomly clicked on one of her fashion vlogs while wasting time on YouTube, and I was instantly hooked. I wouldn’t call her style unique, be she has a way of mixing and matching classic pieces that is totally her own. I’ve gone out and purchased a grey blazer (this season’s IT piece), because I adore the way she wears it. So good.

It’s FINALLLLLY autumn!!!! My favourite season for so many reasons, one of them being the dark, slightly melancholy evenings after all the golden light fades away. It’s the perfect time to listen to spooky stories, my favourite being from Fireside Mystery Theatre. The podcast is SO awesome 🙂 Try listening to “Shadows of New Orleans” 

Speaking of autumn – I’m getting back into fun playlists from Google like “Pumpkin Spice State of Mind”, “Skinny Latte Love”  and “Cool Air, Warm Heart”. Nothing like some Death Cab for Cutie or Feist to make me want to wrap myself in knitwear and eat all the pumpkin things! #basic

I found this article about brainstorming fascinating. The premise is that if you tell an embarrassing story out loud before you begin idea generation, your mind is more likely to come up with a broader range of creative solutions:

“Candor led to greater creativity. Thus, we propose a new rule for brainstorming sessions: Tell a self-deprecating story before you start. As uncomfortable as this may seem, especially among colleagues you would typically want to impress, the result will be a broader range of creative ideas, which will surely impress them even more.”

Thanks for reading! xo


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  • Lillian October 11, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Always a good read and very informative.

  • Angela October 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I second that! Thanks for sharing..

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