ByINABE Cardholders - Leather Bags Made in Canada for Professional Women

Leather Bags Made in Canada for Professional Women

When you buy from a small business an actual person does a happy dance. That person is Beverly Wang of ByINABE. She makes beautiful and practical leather bags and wallets by herself. Kudos to this boss babe who experimented, found what she was good at and is sticking to it. She’s creating practical bags for professional women; keep reading on why you should support her. What are you working on right now that’s going to […]

How to DIY a dazzling beaded bracelet

How to Make a Dazzling Beaded Bracelet

This is one beaded bracelet that everyone will be asking you about! I’ve only worn it out twice and it has been all compliments and “OMG, you made that?!” Trust me, when I say it’s so easy. I only had to start over once because I hadn’t measured my wrist properly but I’m giving you the measurements so there shouldn’t be any problems 🙂 Materials Beads (I choose 2 different kinds) Hemp cord (20 inches) […]

Purple flower bouquet 2018 trends

New Year, New Accessories: Top 2018 Trends

This weekend was blissful. The weather was amazing considering its end of January. But come today, we have major snow! It’s incredibly dark outside and it’s only 3 pm. So if you’re like me and reside in a city/country where snow and rain are inevitable, cheer up. Spring trends are hitting stores 🙂 I can’t wait to bring out brighter hues and of course some ultraviolet (which I’ll transition more into lavender). Taking inspiration from […]

This Ilk Tamara Bavdek and Mariam in conversation

Exploring Sustainable Fashion with This Ilk

I was first introduced to This Ilk at Inland. Designer, Tamara Bavdek’s jewellery style and designs were nothing like I had ever seen. The Indica necklace especially caught my eye and was gifted to me by the hubz. Unfortunately, I didn’t meet Tamara at the event but I reached out for a chance to know more about This Ilk. Luckily, she was heading down to Toronto for the One-of-a Kind Show and this gave me […]

Set your goals quote

It’s Going to be my Year – Goals for 2018

The coming of the new year gives you the chance to reflect and plan for the next year. It’s the perfect time to start something new or re-enforce your existing goals. There are a number of things I hope to accomplish this year in regards to this blog and my life. Every year I think about goals but never write them down to actively work towards achieving them. For 2018, I bought a pretty journal […]

Lush bath bombs, pink everything

Birthday No. 28 + 2017 Reflection

I celebrated my 28th birthday this month. As I get older, birthday’s really freak me out. Usually, a month before I’ll start panicking about not being able to accomplish everything I set out to do. However, this year was different. I was prepared and actually excited for the day. So much so, that I majorly splurged on a pair of sneakers well before my birthday 😛 This year I figured out what career path I […]

Brass bracelet with pyrite and garnet gemstones for birthday giveaway

Birthday Bracelet Giveaway

Tomorrow, I’ll be celebrating my 28th birthday! As I type that out, it really hits me. There have been some pretty awesome moments and some pretty awful moments. All in all, it’s been great :). And to celebrate the day I’m having my first giveaway! I’ve teamed up with Fredrick Prince Artisan Jewellery to give one lucky Instagram fan a chance to win this super edgy Cecilia bracelet. There are no surprises that I chose […]

Wearing the pin from The Pin Project

65 Million Refugees Need your Help: The Pin Project

This week’s post is a little different; however, it’s an issue that needs to be highlighted. As of June 2016, there are more than 65 million refugees! 65 million people who have been displaced from their homes, lost everything they know and hold dear. They live off monthly cash assistance from the United Nations Refugee Agency. Despite everything, these people are willing to work but the lack of freedom denies them to do so. Muna, […]

Art mural of Toronto at the One of a Kind Show

One of a Kind Show – Something for Everyone

If you’re looking to experience everything that Canada has to offer and the amazing people that make up this country, head to the One of a Kind Show in Toronto. Its 11 days of non-stop creativity featuring over 800 Canadian makers. No two items are repeated because everyone puts their own creative spin on it, whether it’s concrete planters or greeting cards. Best of all there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a gift […]

Quinsco beaded bracelet stack as gifts for friends

Canadian Gifts for Everyone on your List

By now you will have realized that I love shopping locally (power to Canadian makers!). This week I attended one of the numerous Trinity Bellwood Flea Markets to check out some merch and bring you the best deals on holiday gifts. These makers should tackle everyone on your list. Don’t worry if you missed it, there’s another one on December 17th or you can always find these beauties online. For the body care junkie This […]