Indulge, Lifestyle

Light Cafe

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Happy 2017 everyone! Hope this new year has been treating you all well so far. One of my goals this year was to to go out and explore Toronto more, as much as I can in the little time that I have left. So me and a friend of mine decided to brave the minus degree weather(actually ridiculous) and go out to one of the most popular go-to places for food and coffee. The place was too cute not to take some shots for you guys.

Being an avid tea drinker, the first thing I wanted to try on their menu was the Chamomile Herbal Tea with Fruit. This warms you right up and makes you feel all fuzzy on the inside.


A moment of silence for this being the best sandwich I’ve ever had.

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We obviously had to try out the dessert and we went for the Creme Brulee Three Ways. This had earl grey, white chocolate and coffee.

Overall, this restaurant is definitely worth adding to your list of places to try in Toronto. Until next time!

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Inspirations, Lifestyle

Beauty in the eye of the beholder?

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The concept of beauty is one that has been thrown around, mixed up and twisted into something everyone seems to want, because for some odd reason it has been engrained in us that only some people posses it. That it is selective. I could come up with all kinds of unnecessary and undeserving words that are used nowadays in place of this one worded compliment.

Instead, I have come up with things and moments that I personally consider beautiful,

  1. Witnessing someone laugh so hard that their stomach hurts because just for a second, you were able to make them forget about everything going on in their life.
  2. The feeling when the seed you planted grows into an actual plant, and you feel a certain responsibility to the little living thing
  3. When a mother first sees and holds her baby, a bond that can never be reciprocated.
  4. The sound of a child’s laugh, a reminder that there’s still good in this world.
  5. When young love is still present in an old couple.
  6. The smell before and after it rains.
  7. When a stranger smiles and says hi to you on the street
  8. Going for a night drive with your friends and singing along to the blasting music
  9. The first time being in a new country and realizing how much more of the world you need to see
  10. Running into an old friend in the most random and unexpected places.
  11. Looking at old photos and nostalgia hitting you, because you didn’t realize how much time changes things
  12. Waking up before the sunrise and feeling like you’re the only one awake lucky enough to witness it’s magnificence.

Obviously those are just but a few of the beauty in things or moments that happen in everyday life. The word beautiful is so vast and infinite that we cannot shrink it to the common ideals of today’s “perfect”standards. Do we really want to live in a world where,  only some people fit this “perfection” while the rest of us are always going to be longing or trying to reach this high set and unrealistic standard? I know I don’t.

The phrase beauty is in the eye of the beholder, can be interpreted in many ways, but how I see it, is that what someone considers beautiful is their view and only their view. This has nothing to do with the person or thing necessarily being “viewed”. One of my favourite quotes on this topic is from a well known blogger and inspiration, “If someone suggests that you aren’t beautiful, you can consider how sad it is that they have such a limited view of beauty. You can consider how unfortunate it is that they have such an exaggerated sense of self importance that they think you should care about what they think. You can also choose to realize that it has nothing to do with your beauty and everything to do with their limitations”- Ragen Chastain

To close off this already long post for today, I want to encourage all of us to first manifest and work on noticing the beauty within ourselves, instead of solely depending on other people’s compliments and words of flattery. An amazing sense of wholeness will emerge out of this, and only then are we able to share our beauty with others.

Until next time!

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Lifestyle

Weekend Vibes


Happy monday yall! Mondays are never happy but the sun is out and summer has never felt so good. It’s safe to pretend we don’t know what day it is.

This past weekend I was down at my cottage in Bruce Peninsula area, and we decided to take a little trip to the Tobermory harbour. Obviously I went into tourist mode and I took a few(a lot) pictures of the view. The place has a really layed back vibe plus the weather was A-mazing.

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Lifestyle

5 Easy ways to rejuvenate  

Hello you awesome humans! Hope life has been good to you these past couple of months I’ve been missing(sorry about that btw). But summer is finally here after a month of stress, tears, and literally almost pulling my hair out from finals.

Life at times gets pretty busy and we forget to take time for ourselves and just disconnect from the world. This ends up in us being tense, moody and not in a good place in general. Soo I decided to share some simple things that I do to slow things down which can make the biggest difference.

1. Tea, tea and more tea


I usually go for herbal teas on this one, and as for brands david’s tea is amazingg or teavana if you’re feeling fancyy.

2. Face masks


I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, ANYONE can use facemasks. Doesn’t matter who you are. I usually put on facemasks at the end of the day to remove toxins and impurities plus they smell amazing.

3. Yoga and meditation 


To be entirely honest it’s super hard to have the discipline to do this everyday, but once you get the hang of it, it becomes addictive( in a good way). Yoga releives unecessary tension in the body and can be pretty good exercise. As for meditation, if you’re a beginner I would recommend starting off slow. Start with 5 minutes, then 10, and so on.

4. Eat fresh fruit


This one’s a no brainer. Fruit will be light on your stomach and leave you feeling refreshed. Water is also a must, aiming for at least 8 glasses per day.

5. Listen to a good playlist 


Personally my favourite playlist to wind down a crazy day is viapori by Wolf Larsen. All her albums are amazing, it would be worth to check her out!

Until next time!

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Inspiration, Lifestyle, Lookbook

December favourites

Hello you lovely people! December is one of the busiest and most festive month of the year. Among our daily grind, we sometimes we forget to take time off and treat ourselves. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with treating yourself!

This month i have a few things that I’m in love with and I’m really excited to share them with you guys.

Aerie bralette

Eau Roma water toner and soap dish from Lush

Rose hair perfume mist from Urban Outfitters

Cellutone massaging oil from Saje

Wool socks from J-Crew

If you guys want me to do a review on any of this stuff just let me know in the comments below.

Happy Holidays!

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Lifestyle

Exploring the 6ix

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Toronto is always going to be one of those places that never disappoints. If you think that you’ve seen all there is to see here you should look again, because there is always going to be somewhere you haven’t been. It’s a city that is constantly changing which is awesome, because you never get bored of it. Yesterday, a friend took me down Queen Street where I was surprised at all the cool photography spots I saw. We also went to Kensington market which was lovely and passed through China town. I’m obviously not going to post all 60 photos I took, just a few that I thought you guys might be interested in 🙂  

Fresh Off The Boat Seafood Joint:

Sonic Boom Records:

Kensington Market:

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Until next time! 🙂

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Lifestyle, Lookbook

First month of university 

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I still remember the day I moved into university because it was filled with all kinds of emotions. Excitement, fear, nervousness and high expectations for the days ahead. Either way, I’m glad to say that so far, my experience has been a blast! :D. I absolutely love it here because for one, I’m IN TORONTO and second, I’ve met some pretty awesome people. With all this plus trying to balance school work, I haven’t had any time to focus on photography or my blog, which is going to change(hopefully). Anyway, the other day a few friends and I decided to take a break and snap some photos around campus, and I thought I’d share some of them with you guys. There will definitely be more content on the blog soon(I promise!).





Until next time!

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