A Walk In the Woods

The key to surviving the cold is to bundle up and enjoy it. Thankfully, instead of frostbitten days, we are enjoying an unseasonably warm winter. Hibernating actually seems less like a reasonable option this year.

My sweet friend Emilie contacted me to go scope out the trails in Beechwood in search of some photo inspiration and I am so happy we did. Continue reading A Walk In the Woods

Winter Wonderland Style

Ahhh January…a month full of snow and cold, marking winter’s halfway point. I don’t care for the cold, and if it weren’t for Ottawa being a lovely city, I probably would have made the move to much warmer climes by now.

The winters where I live are cold, harsh and LONG, making it very conducive to hibernating in your warm house snuggled up with a mug of hot chocolate.  It’s also conducive to cabin fever. Around this time of year, I am desperate for winter to be over, to take walks outside under the spring sun, catch glimpses of daffodils and tulips poking their heads through the cold ground and simply anticipating the wonderful summer months. Continue reading Winter Wonderland Style

Holiday Treat: Warm and Wonderful Spicy Mulled Wine

Ahhhh…the Christmas Holidays! My favourite time of year. The holidays bring me so much joy with days filled with warmth and cheer, bringing my family together to do what we do best – drink. Among our many traditions is blasting Christmas carols while putting up our huge Christmas tree while sipping on a cup of warm, mulled wine.

Continue reading Holiday Treat: Warm and Wonderful Spicy Mulled Wine

How To Beat Dull, Dry Skin – My Favourite Moisturizing Products!

Hi all!

I was featured on CTV Morning Live yesterday talking about my favourite products for beating dry, dull skin during these chilly fall and winter months. What a thrill – a totally great experience! For those interested in seeing the CTV segment, click on the link –>http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=746808. Continue reading How To Beat Dull, Dry Skin – My Favourite Moisturizing Products!

SD Beauty Review: Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm in Lemon

Hey all!

I wanted to review this lip balm for all of you because it has become a staple in my daily routine.

On a trip to Sephora to re-up on some favourites, I got sucked into the display of impulse purchase offerings at the cash register.  This Jack Black lip balm was one of them.  It was the dead of winter and my lips rivalled sandpaper, so at $8 I thought – what the hell.  Let’s give her a whirl. Continue reading SD Beauty Review: Jack Black Moisture Therapy Lip Balm in Lemon

Winter Walk in Ottawa

As you may have read previously in Style Domination: Thirty Day Check-InI tend to hibernate in the winter.  I’m not into winter sports AT ALL, except for skating, so I hole myself in at work and home and pray relentlessly for summer. Continue reading Winter Walk in Ottawa