Have you ever wanted to hit a restart button? Like, some days, I seriously wish there was this magical button that could rewind you back to yesterday — last year — a few minutes ago — so that you could try again. Seriously. How dope would that be?
I thought about not have a comment section on this blog. The reason is simple: I don’t care what you think. Ouch, Andréa. That hurt my feelings. Too fucking bad. And yes, I’m pissed off. Why? Because lately, there are a few characters from my past (who will not be named) who feel the need
Documenting my yearly goals has been something I’ve always done as a personal blogger. I like to take a moment to write down what I want to see out of the next year then use that blog post as a way to hold myself accountable. I’ve done that every year since I can remember blogging.
So I’m loving my hair… but I struggle with **really** loving it. Is that wrong of me? I love to feel the breeze ruffle my curls. I love to touch it and feel how soft it is. I love how easy and carefree it is to care for (compared to my 8 years of wearing
Being active (aka working out) is something that I never thought I’d see myself doing. Chock it up to my terribly fast metabolism and my youthful ignorance. Isn’t it crazy how we think we’re indestructible during our teenage years through our early twenties. My mom always told me that “life” would catch up to me. Silly me. I
Summer is a season of casual and effortless style. I myself am a fan of wearing rompers. Who wouldn’t be? They’re easy to wear and flattering on anyone! I mean if you’re tired of agonizing over mixing and matching your clothes, just grab a romper and you’re all set. But if you want to take
As a busy freelancer, I don’t always have the time to prepare healthy home-cooked meals. On days that I find myself with a few minutes or so that I could spare to whip up a delicious dish in my kitchen, I am almost always greeted by an empty pantry. So, I decided to give Chef’s
Last year, I went overboard and surprised my husband with a weekend getaway to Las Vegas… for admittedly selfish reasons. I mean, who doesn’t love a good Vegas trip? While we did have loads of fun, this year, my husband made me promise that I wouldn’t surprise him with another trip. He’s not much of
When my favorite breakfast place was closed, I was forced to explore a bit my favorite part of town a bit more. The Kitchen, an adorable sandwich shop in the heart of downtown Ridgeway immediately caught my eye. It definitely wasn’t there a few months ago on my last visit to Ridgeway. The fun signage outside was what initially caught my eye. Little did I know, I’d find more goodness inside.
Las Vegas is hot, hot, HOT during the summer which means packing for 39°C (102°F) weather can be tricky. At the end of June, my husband and I took a short, 3-day trip to Sin City in celebration of our one year anniversary. Today, I’m sharing my lessons learned for what to pack (and what
Tired of painting my own nails only to have them chip within a week, I decided to venture out of the house to a local nail salon in Niagara Falls called Nail Bar + Hair. Plus, a girl could use a bit relaxation and beautification before traveling. I chose this particular nail salon because I
Last weekend was beautiful on southern Ontario. The sun was out in full force, which I have to say has been a rare experience so far for me in Canada. I chose to wear these amazing sunnies I got c/o Polette.com. Save 15% off your order using my coupon code: SPECCY. Aren’t these beauties ultra
Maxi dresses are a huge part of my wardrobe all year round. Since I just returned from a vacation in tropical Dominican Republic, I’d thought I’d share a few tips for how to find the right maxi dress for you. Today’s blog post features this lovely maxi dress I picked up at Giant Tiger for
As consumers in the fashion industry, we all purchase many textile items throughout the year, including clothing, shoes, hats, scarves, accessories, etc. Well, did you know that these textile items have a huge impact on the environment, leaving a nasty footprint if they’re just thrown away? Here are a few reasons why you should be
With all this terrible winter weather I’ve been experiencing during my first Canadian winter season, I was on the hunt for a great body butter to nourish my parched skin. Today, I’m so excited to review my new favorite body butter from The Body Shop: Smoky Poppy. Huge shout-out to the beauty fairies who sent
Since I moved to Canada, I ate at this restaurant literally every week! It was within walking distance of the old apartment and the food was excellent… well one thing was excellent. B06 Bún Nem Núong Grilled Pork & Spring Roll with Vermicelli In the 7 months that I lived in North York, I went
But how can music be a hobby? To be honest, I can’t fully explain it myself. I’ve seen it compared to other previously frowned upon genres like rock & roll and rap. But really, “EDM culture” is not like anything I’ve ever experienced. EDM means electronic dance music, which encompasses a wide variety of stylistic
Last Saturday, I went to the Canadian National Exhibition with my husband and his family. Despite the very oddly chilly weather and the threat of rain, we braved the rides, food, little shops, and petting zoo. When I say it was oddly chilly, I mean it was freaking cold!!! I had on a jacket and
Last Sunday, I enjoyed a small foodie festival in west Toronto that was brunch themed! It was organized by the Toronto UnderGround Market. TUM is Canada’s first and only social food market designed to give budding food entrepreneurs, chefs and home cooks a platform to test new food ideas to an eager market. This is