Pulling Back the Layers

I feel like I'm living in season 1 of a sitcom. Rachel in Friends: new city, new apartment, new friends, new life. 50% hopeless, 50% hopeful. Figuring it all out, and trying to be independent, but not without a mini breakdown here or there. 

Apartment Kitchen Haul (<$100)

One month into moving, and I'm slowly accumulating all of my apartment furnishings to call this place home. There's been a million little things that I didn't think of immediately, but realized after settling in that I actually need to get. Like, I lived for three weeks with 1 bowl, 1 fork, 1 spoon, and 2 cups... I'm a minimalist, but also an adult, and should probably have some real dish ware ;) 

So, like any reasonable princess, I wanted to find *the cutest* things without paying a ton of $$$ for them. Here's a round up of some of my favourite finds & where to get them: 

Montreal, it's real. I'm here.

While I'd been itching to move for a year or so, actually doing it seemed to happen in a blur. And now, less than a month since really considering taking the plunge, I'm settling into a new city, new lifestyle, and new group of friends.

It's exciting.

It's overwhelming. 

It feels right. 

I'm Moving!!!

Six years ago, I moved to New Brunswick from Alberta for university. I was torn between UBC (Vancouver) and Renaissance College (Fredericton) - something was pulling me from the prairies to the coasts, and my gut told me to go with Fredericton. I'd never been to New Brunswick before, but I remember looking at university brochures and being enthralled with how gorgeous the old architecture of UNB was. I applied to stay in res - which looked straight out of Hogwarts - and packed up my life for what I thought would be a 3 year university adventure.

Six years later.... 

Mental Health Advocacy is Not a Competition

In the past couple of years, more and more brands have popped up with the same goal: to end the stigma around mental health. People have been asking me what I think about so many similar brands starting up and making their mark. Honestly, it's kind of amazing. Here's why:

Thoughts on 'To the Bone'

If you haven't heard about To the Bone, it's the new Netflix film about a girl with anorexia. It's been super controversial in the mental health world, for a multitude of reasons. Here's my thoughts on the film:

Self-Care Sunday with Neutrogena

I've struggled with acne for as long as I can remember. The past year or so, I've finally become more comfortable in my skin (thanks to the body positive & self-love communities on instagram!). This Self-Care Sunday post is all about finding confidence, regardless of your complexion

Blogger's Brunch: Montreal

I started Blogger’s Brunch a few months ago as a way to bring together female bloggers, influencers & content creators to build relationships IRL. Always behind our screens, BB became a safe space for women to connect and collaborate, to ask questions without fear of judgement, to learn from each other, and support each other in building our personal brands. 

From our first sold out brunch in Saint John, to partnering with Joe Fresh for meet-ups in Toronto and Vancouver, to now hosting a Blogger’s Retreat in Montreal. The past few months have been so inspiring, and I’ve met soon many creative, passionate, and ambitious women. 

Here's a recap of our latest retreat & brunch in Montreal.