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

Vancouver Island Friendship Celebration Getaway

Two adventuresome friends excited to explore the world together—clearly celebrating one year of an amazing friendship couldn't be done with just a trip to a coffee shop or an evening spent at a restaurant. Adventure was calling. And when Adventure calls—I always pick up with a smile on my face. Getting to spend three whole days together with Alex exploring was enough to make me happy. But, going to Vancouver Island–where we'd wanted to go all year–was like next-level happiness.  … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Skincare Gift Guide from LUSH

Skincare. It's the gift that the men in my life need but don't know it. When I share the benefits, awesome (yet natural) scents, and how easy it is to use—they want it. LUSH has a new line of limited edition Father's Day products for face and body. The products range from bath bombs and bubble bars to styling cream and facial scrub. I bet my best guy friends would like to try the whole range, but I didn't want to overwhelm them—so I just had them try out the Smuggler's Soul products. … [Read more...]

Tips for De-Cluttering your Life this Summer

A cluttered home or workspace can be stressful and distracting.   Although getting rid of clutter can sometimes seem overwhelming, by taking small and manageable steps you can quickly and easily reclaim your space, helping you to feel more calm and productive. … [Read more...]

15 Vegan Picnic Food Ideas

Picnics seem like such a quintessential summer thing, don't they? Months before, I see stores get ready for all the picnicking that's sure to happen during summer by displaying picnic-ready dishware, baskets, pretty picnic blankets, napkins, straws, and all that other stuff. It all looks so appealing to me and the thought of spending time in nature enjoying yummy food sounds like the best combination ever! The thing is, I don't really find occasion to partake in picnics very often these days. … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Summer

Though we've had awesome-ly good weather here in Vancouver for a couple months now, summer always seems way too short to fit in all the things that I want to do. The problem is, at a certain point, temperatures get too hot and I end up thinking about ways to beat the heat (which often takes me away from my goals for the summer months) over everything else. … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Mexican Meal for Friends and Family #CreateYourBowl

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CreateYourBowl #CollectiveBias Easy, deliciously flavourful meals that can be customized by my friends and family are my favourite kind.   My family has never been one for formal sit-down meals with one person serving up different courses. There were no cloth napkins, seasonal tablecloths, or even enough matching chairs to fit around the small dining table. Casual get-togethers … [Read more...]

Easy Room Makeover Idea: Change out your Curtains

Whether you live in a rental place or own your home, spending a small fortune on window coverings isn't very high on anyone's to-do list. At the same time, window coverings make such a strong visual statement, while also performing valuable functions (privacy and blocking light to some degree). Ideally, a set of blinds or drapes that are beautiful, yet functional would be sought-out. You need to think about colour, material, and pattern when it comes to your décor so that your window … [Read more...]

Oral Care to Cure Wanderlust

I was invited to participate in a focus group the other day all about dental health. The other participants and I talked about what we thought about the way the oral care section in stores was set up, our favourite products, what improvements we'd like to see, etc. One thing that came up often was that there were only really a few brands to choose from. This is true with toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other necessary oral hygiene products. And when it comes to electric toothbrushes, the section … [Read more...]

Home Office Essential: Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker

Every home office needs a Sonos Play:1. I really think that having clear, inspiring or motivating music streaming in your work space can really make your day just so much more awesome. Whether or not you're doing the boring (but necessary) work, or actually doing something enjoyable—the right music streaming from the right sound system can seriously improve things. These are my thoughts and results—I feel like there should be a disclaimer, but who amongst you wouldn't love to have a great music … [Read more...]

Easy Vegan Food Substitutes Free Printable

One of the most common questions I get when people find out I'm vegan (and have been for almost 14 years now), is "what do you use instead of. . .(milk, cheese, eggs, etc.)?" I sometimes take for grated that I live in Vancouver and that vegan food substitutes are easy to find in even the smallest grocery and corner stores. Not only that, but there are dedicated stores like Choices and Whole Foods that have large sections in their stores for all the vegan food my heart desires. . .beyond the … [Read more...]