5 Ways to Pamper Yourself Without Going on Vacation

Last year I was able to take an epic vacation to Botswana, Zambia and South Africa. This year, I’ll probably have to contend with a quite staycation. But to be honest — I don’t see this as a complete loss. It’s no secret that I love to indulge and pamper whenever I can. With that in mind, I wanted to explore 5 ways to pamper yourself without going on vacation. 1. Weekend stay at the Thompson Hotel is at the top of my list! Located in King West Village, the Thompson Hotel is one of the most luxe boutique hotels.…

Superbowl Guacamole and Tortilla Chips

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I am a big NFL Football nerd. I follow the game throughout the whole year including the rookie combine, the draft, training, pre-season, and regular season right up until Superbowl. Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays during the regular season are my favourite days — game days. Off season is the worst. But the Superbowl is the highlight of the year. When it comes to snacks and eats — during the regular season on game day Sundays, we usually have a nice dinner and share a yummy dessert. But on game day for Superbowl, we up the ante and pull out all…

Jasmine and White Frangipani Scented Candle

For Christmas, I received a jasmine and white frangipani scented candle from The Body Shop. Everybody who knows me knows how much I enjoy aromatherapy and scented candles. I do not like sprays, fabric softeners or perfume. However, I do love lighting a beautifully scented candle, curling up on the couch and sipping on green tea. Jasmine is a fairly well-known flower and is widely cultivated for the characteristic fragrance of their flower. But before receiving this special gift, I had never heard of frangipani before. Frangipanis (also known as plumeria rubra) are relatively small trees growing only to about…

Low Calorie Eggnog

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Eggnog is my absolute favourite around the Christmas season! I can’t help nozzle down an entire 1-litre carton in a matter of one or two days. It’s thick and creamy and the perfect festive indulgence. But it’s also loaded with sugar, milk and calories. For those looking to stick with their healthy eating regimen over the Christmas Holidays, health and fitness expert, Amanda Russell has a great recipe for low-calorie eggnog. I gave her recipe a try and it actually turned out quite well, so I thought I’d pass it onto my readers as well. INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 cup Blue…

Does an Overflowing Inbox Make You Feel Important?

These days we’re all into minimalism. Minimalist wardrobes, interiors, living and even website themes. But why do we all seem to be obsessed with having busy email inboxes? Think about it. How often do you hear someone lamenting over how full their inbox is, acting like they have no control over how many emails they receive, and even worse; acting like they can’t possibly delete any of them. It’s almost as if, having an overflowing inbox makes them feel important. Back in the day, I worked for a company whose president was notorious for keeping a very minimalist inbox. In…

Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Night Care Will Give Your Skin New Life

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A client gifted me Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Night Care, and I tell you it’s given my skin new life. Without having to spend uber dollars on a facial — I was able to get some much needed moisture back in my skin. Nivea Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle Night Care is just the right amount of rich and creamy without being greasy. I feel like my skin has been so under cared for this summer and using Q10 kinda gave it back some love again. At night, skin is most receptive to moisture intake so this cream is perfect for regenerating…