Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

7 Affordable Ways to Add Style to Your Bathroom

7 affordable ways to style your bathroom

You don't have to break the bank to add a little personality to your bathroom. Here are just seven ways to bring some pizzazz to the space that are also simple and cost-effective. … [Read more...]

3 Pure Products for Eco-Friendly Haircare

Mastey haircare

My hair is something people often comment on. Not to say that my hair the best thing since sliced bread or anything, but it is healthy-looking and shiny. I have sensitive scalp and prefer to purchase products that are eco-friendly and free off ingredients that cause irritation. Labelling is big for me. I don't like having to guess about ingredients, where things are made, and if the product will be suitable for my haircare needs. As a vegan, I love knowing that all of Mastey's products … [Read more...]

3 Things I’m Doing to Celebrate my 35th Birthday

homemade vegan pizza

35 feels like a milestone birthday. It's been a life-changing year, that's for sure. Many of my goals have been realized, and things have come in to place that will help me along with my long-term plans. Overall, I'm happy with how I'm celebrating my birthday, and look forward to the rest of the year. … [Read more...]

Get your Home Buying Questions Answered: #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat June 16 8:30PM ET

RBCFirstHome

Buying a home isn't something you should leave to chance, or try to learn as you go. You have some important questions about the home buying process, so look to the experts for your answers. I'll be attending the Twitter chat to share my recommendations, plus getting some info to help with my own home buying process: … [Read more...]

Introducing Art in Motion Collection from Redbubble + Win $100 Gift Card US/CAN

Art in Motion

Wearable art. Art you can wear. Whichever way you look at it, the new line of products from Redbubble is really catching my attention! I already have Redbubble products all over my home (it's possible that I'm a super-fan), but now I can show-off my Redbubble love affair wherever I go! The Art in Motion Collection debuts with six new products – skirts, scarves, leggings, studio pouches, drawstring bags, and panel tops. Want to own a piece of wearable art from Redbubble? I've partnered … [Read more...]

Berry Crumble Ice Box Cake Recipe + Giveaway (US/Canada)

Nature's Path

I could have cereal for breakfast every morning and not feel bored. There are so many varieties of Nature's Path cereal to keep me interested. Not only are there plenty of options to eat cereal and granola straight out of the box, but Nature's Path provides tons of recipes on their website. Cake with corn flakes? Yes, it's possible—and it looks delicious! … [Read more...]

13 Photogenic West Coast Hikes

13 Photogenic West Coast Hikes

Dying to escape for a few days? These 13 hikes on the West Coast are prime with photo ops. 1. Weaver’s Needle on the Peralta Trail in Arizona The loop from Peralta Trail to Fremont Saddle is a perfect day trip. It’s a 4.9 mile hike at an elevation of 2,400 feet. 2. The Narrows in Zion National Park, Utah This can be a dangerous jaunt, so check with local authorities first to find out about weather conditions and water levels. Ideally, this is perfect for an overnight backpacking … [Read more...]

How to Leave Room in your Travel Plans for Spontaneity

The World Awaits

Even booked tours leave a little room for taking in other sites, or doing whatever you want. Yet, when I come across people who plan out every single thing they're doing, they seem overwhelmed, exhausted, and generally seem like they're not having any fun. Now, on the opposite end of the spectrum, I've been on trips where I had to walk for 2 hours just to get to the place we wanted to for lunch. That just doesn't seem like a good idea! That kind of thing left me really hungry/cranky, feeling … [Read more...]

Keep Memories Close at Hand with a Personalized Cellphone Case (with giveaway)

personalized cellphone case

Sure, memories live in your heart, and they are personal. But, at the same time you can keep them close at hand in a form that gives you visual cues: hey! remember that time. . .? That was awesome. One thing I always have close at hand is my cellphone—can you relate? What better place to put a picture of one of my favourite travel destinations, then on the back of my cellphone? The case I got from The Case Studio has been working well to make me think about the best times in my life throughout … [Read more...]

Book Recommendation: A Colorful Home

A Colorful Home

It's easy to make a home look like it flows, works well together, and as if it an interior designer stepped in to help you put everything together if you start with a theme. I'm not talking about something crazy, like a Victorian theme or a Georgian theme. One of my favourite things to do is work around a colour scheme. It makes it so much easier to coordinate furniture, accessories, and fixed elements, when you have certain colours to work with. Since I live in an apartment that I rent, one … [Read more...]