As we sprint towards the end of the year, I haven’t stopped to properly catch my breath. It’s been a big year, both personally and professionally, which I won’t dwell on in this post. Instead, I’d like to share some of my favourite ways to prepare for the new year. 2018 is a clean slate and […]Read more "Fun Ways To Prepare For The Year Ahead"
My fondest memories are of family Christmases, whether at home for a snowy Christmas in Canada or in New Zealand for a BBQs and picnics on the beach. I’ve been looking forward to Christmas this year even more than usual because my parents are visiting! They’ll be visiting Christchurch, seeing our first home, and exploring […]Read more "PGM’s Local Gift Guide"
Before booking my trip to Morocco, I heard lots of comments and concerns from my parents, friends and boyfriend. So, I researched and read over 20 blog posts and watched several vlogs on different people’s experiences to learn more about the people and culture. Overall, it was 50/50 on whether people enjoyed their time and […]Read more "Morocco Moments"
The only problem with living so close to an incredible wine region is deciding who to buy from. With so many world class wineries at our doorstep, supporting local winemakers is a no brainer. With only a month to go until my parents visit Canterbury for the first time (ever!), I want to make sure our […]Read more "A North Canterbury Winery That Gives Back"
Food photography has gained popularity in recent years with the rise of Instagram. If you search #foodphotography or #onthetable, you’ll see an eclectic mix of styled food shots that could easily belong in your favourite cookbook. Many of my Toronto friends are food stylists, food bloggers/writers and professional food photographers, however, unbeknownst to most – many […]Read more "How To Take Food Photos Without A Professional Camera"
It’s Sunday morning and I can’t remember the last weekend I spent without my phone. In fact, I often spend hours mindlessly scrolling through my social media feeds, sometimes over dinner or while watching a movie. Creating and posting new content is a weekend ritual, especially for bloggers who feel the pressure to constantly create. […]Read more "Simple Ways To Break Your Phone Addiction"
With constant noise and distraction in our daily lives, it’s increasingly difficult to disconnect. Being constantly tethered to my device, both for work and personal reasons, I’ve often tossed up the idea of a digital detox. Float therapy is another option for those looking to carve out space to think and meditate without external distractions. […]Read more "Float Therapy: Here’s What To Expect"