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

The Great British Columbia ShakeOut Earthquake Preparedness Guide Giveaway

Emergency preparedness guide

Living in an earthquake prone area, and having seen the after-effects of earthquakes in other dense urban areas around the world, I know the importance of being prepared for when the Big One hits. One of my clients, emergency preparedness expert Jackie Kloosterboer, wants to help you feel prepared, not scared. To do so, she's offering a copy of her book My Earthquake Preparedness Guide for giveaway.  … [Read more...]

World Sight Day #WhoBlinkedFirst

As someone who wears glasses everyday, I definitely don't take my eyesight for granted. I'm happy to be working with ClearlyContacts.ca to promote World Sight Day (October 9th), and to tell you about a way that you can help raise awareness for blindness and visual impairment. Who blinked first? Challenge your friends and family to the ultimate staring contest using hashtag #WHOBLINKEDFIRST. For every video shared with #WHOBLINKEDFIRST, ClearlyContacts.ca will donate a pair of prescription … [Read more...]

Fall Beauty Tips: Choose a Weekly Polish in a Bold Shade

CND Vinylux

I like to change up my nail polish for each season. The leaves on the trees have been changing colour recently, and I've been seeing more sweaters, cardigans, boots and jackets showing up in all the shops. The bright blue and green nail polish from the CND Vinylux Paradise Collection I've been wearing all summer no longer seem to go with the colours of fall. The new Modern Folklore collection from CND Vinylux is inspired by Faberge and fine tapestry. The collection includes these 6 shades: … [Read more...]

Great Selection of Glasses on a Budget

glasses

Need glasses, but you're on a budget? Check out GlassesShop.com, where all frames include prescription lenses. Whether you need glasses for yourself or your children, or you're looking to add more frames to your eyeglass collection, the prices make it easy to choose. It's really easy to select glasses on the GlassesShop.com site, since all the measurements are listed. Want to see what the glasses will look like on you? Simply upload your own photo or choose one of the models' faces. I chose … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: Custom Books

(sponsored post) I love to share pictures with my friends and family online - but love to share them in a keepsake photo book much more. I've put together a few photo books from my travels and family visits for my parents over the years. If you're nervous about figuring out how to create your own photo book, don't be! … [Read more...]

I Confess! 5 Things I Secretly Love about the End of Summer

end of summer

I always look forward to the end of spring, because I know sunshine and warm weather is heading our way — but then, too much hot weather makes me long for the cooler fall temperatures. I will miss the sunshine and all the festivals and events that happen here every summer, but fall offers plenty of other great things that I look forward to enjoying. Here is a quick list of 5 of them: Layers. I like wearing layers: cardigans, zip-up sweaters, real shoes (not sandals or flip-flops). Getting … [Read more...]

Pop Culture Lovers Guide to Canada

You may not know this about me, but I am a pop culture fanatic. I usually sneak in at least one pop culture reference in every conversation. Sometimes, people actually get the reference . . .and then we become friends. :) Did you know all these actors and actresses and musicians were from Canada? A couple of them surprised me. I live near the North Vancouver Film Studios, so see a lot of people who work on the sets and the occasional famous face. When I went to the University of British … [Read more...]

Fall Entertaining #PairingIdeas

vegan pumpkin dip

When entertaining friends and family, the challenge for me is putting together drinks and meals that are vegan-friendly yet also appealing to my non-vegan guests. Having a theme to work with is always helpful, as having too many options leaves me feeling scatter-brained and directionless. I have come up with several pairings here to give you some ideas for upcoming get-togethers (big or small) in the fall season. These pairings are all vegan (but if you really want to, you can use … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Make your Home Office more Productive (Plus Giveaway – Canada Only)

Productive Home Office

A well-organized work space allows you to efficiently work on your computer with the greatest of ease (or maybe binge watch shows on Netflix while you scroll through your Facebook feed in the middle of the day. Whatever productive and efficient mean to you. No judgement).  I'm showing you how to have both energy and workspace efficiency with these 3 ways to make your home office more productive: … [Read more...]

I Confess! Bikes, Fall TV, New Music, and More

This is a new weekly series all about what's going on on my end — what I'm currently listening to, watching, obsessing over and a confession, just for fun. I hope this will let you get to know me more and get conversations started on some of my favourite topics. Watching while I've been waiting for the new fall shows to start: Fargo The Amazing Race Canada Masterchef USA Loving this music: I'm listening to so much new music lately, that I have a new "playing this song on repeat" … [Read more...]