Things to do in Leslieville

I love Toronto and everything it has to offer. Moving from Pakistan about three years ago was challenging but living downtown has allowed me to never feel alone or bored. Every day and every area feels like a new adventure. This series will focus on 5 of my favourite features of a Toronto area. Today I’ll be covering the quaint and ever colourful Leslieville. It feels like a charming little town (very Stars Hollow-esque) where […]

Meaningful Connections Discussing Essentail Oils Workshop By Her People

Creating Meaningful Connections Through Curated Experiences

A workshop, a meet-up, a class, an experience? I’m not sure what exactly to call the last four weeks at her-people but I would say it was a culmination of all four and then some. I signed up for the “course” not knowing anything about who would be conducting the workshops, where they would be held or even the people behind the idea. Which for me is pretty scary. I am not an online shopper […]

Shop Local Shop Canadian Uppdoo Designed And Handmade In Toronto

Why I Shop Local and from Small Businesses

I’ll admit it – I love shopping at the mall and even more if I can score a great discount. But I also love browsing independent stores and shopping from local makers. There are times when I just want a trendy bag or shirt seen in a store window so I buy it. This even goes for basic household items you have to buy at big box stores. Which I think is okay, as long […]

Toronto Ramadan Market Photobooth

Handmade with Love at the Toronto Ramadan Market

I was stoked to be chosen as one of the official bloggers for the Toronto Ramadan Market, created and curated by none other than girl boss Sudduf. This opportunity allowed me to cover the event on social media via a live takeover of Ramadan Market’s Instagram account. Although I was exhausted afterward, I got the chance to speak to amazing designers and makers who were all willing to share their stories on and off camera. […]

Meeting Aiyana Jewelry Maker Brittney And Chatting About Self-care

A Jewelry Designer’s Inspiring Story of Recovery and Self-care

If you believe that things happen for a reason, then my introduction to Brittney of Aiyana Jewelry was fate. Her incredible journey of recovery from Late Stage Lyme Disease is a shout out to everyone looking for the next best thing while neglecting self-care practices. We are all striving to make our mark but only seem to stop when our bodies fail us. Picking yourself up again is a challenge you often face alone. For Brittney, […]

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 […]

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 […]