The Problem With People Saying There is a Problem with Girlboss Feminism

I just finished binge-watching the 13-episode-long Netflix series, Girlboss, which claims to loosely follow the ups and downs of Nasty Gal’s entrepreneur Sophia Amoruso on her journey into the business of thrifting and online shopping. I loved it for a number of reasons, many of which are attributed to Britt Robertson’s spunky, take-no-bullshit attitude and the… Read more »

International Women’s Day

Today is #InternationalWomensDay, and if you’re fortunate enough to be scrolling through social media because you have access to a smartphone, or a tablet, or a computer, or a public library’s computer, or a laptop, or an iPad, or whatever device it is that has access to 3G or Wifi, then there is absolutely no… Read more »

I have met men like you before

Content warning: sexual assault Dear [Insert Predator’s Name Here], You and I have never met, but I have met men like you before. I have met men like you before, and I will meet them in the future, just like many, many other women will too. My sisters, my friends, my coworkers, the countless women… Read more »

The Patriarchy Wears Pink: Taking on the Hidden Tax

Who doesn’t love some personal pampering? From deodorant to shampoo and scented soaps, hygiene is an important daily ritual for many men and women; so, why should the latter be paying a reported 43% more for basic personal care items? Montrealer Aviva Maxwell pledges to answer this absurd question. The “pink tax”, a phenomenon that has been documented across… Read more »

Nasty Woman

If fashion is about making a statement, then let me make mine: No, I’m not American, but I am a human being. Today marks the day where we all have to come together, and protect each other from those who will continue to wield the normalization of hate speech as exercises in freedom of speech…. Read more »

A lil bokeh

One of my favourite things about living in the heart of Montreal is that this city is overflowing with artists: painters, style lovers, fashion creators, avid readers, creative writers, and, (one of my favourites), talented photographers. I’ve been working with Terrie for over a year now, meeting up every once in a while at some… Read more »

Salted Caramel

October is finally here! Among the usual oversize-sweatered hands carrying PSLs and scrolling through caramel-coloured Pinterest boards, there is that all too familiar dressing woe; how does one prepare for morning’s Arctic temperatures, but also survive the afternoon’s blazing heat? Layering is definitely key, but I won’t lie to you; you’ll have to brave the brief morning chill in order… Read more »

A Lil Bit of Both; Bondi Beach and Wilson’s Prom

G’day from the other siiiiide; I’m back up from down under and fighting jet lag like a champ by browsing the billions – only a slight exaggeration – of photos from my trip to the land of Oz. Didn’t see any emerald cities or yellow brick roads, but instead tons of sandy beaches, cuddly marsupials and ridiculously… Read more »

Leather and Layers

Montreal, is that you all nice and hot?? Not sure how much longer I can sport leather legs in this warming weather, but I’m not complaining about the balmy temperatures this week! When the weather is as fickle as your study habits (it’s not just me, right guys??), layering up and down is the way… Read more »

A Letter To My First Love,

To Brussels, I won’t even waste my words on the hateful people that have tried to take on the magical, eclectic little corner of the world that you are, because their mission to destroy everything that embodies beauty, love and light is in vain. Some are so entangled in their own darkness that they try to… Read more »

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  • lunch at: the kitchen

    If you’re like me, your go-to lunch place in Stockel is Le Pain Quotidien, close enough to the town square and metro, making it a perfect rendez-vous point if you’re with friends and just need a quick bite. However, if you venture out to the right side of Baron d’Huart, you will come across a… Read more »

  • throwback thursday: jimmy woo

    Jimmy Woo, we love you! These are some pictures taken at (in my opinion) one of the coolest clubs I’ve ever been to while I was in Amsterdam last week with Iris and Lisa. Jimmy Woo is full of snapback-clad hipsters downing Red Bulls and moving to the beat of the EDM pulsing through the… Read more »

  • cupcake heaven: lilicup

    Welcome to the happiest place on earth; a born-in-Brussels cupcake bar tucked away in the quaint commune of Ixelles, separated from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. This is definitely one of my favourite spots to meet up with good friends to enjoy an adorably fluffy cupcake in a variety of irresistible flavours…. Read more »

  • pastels at prom

    Like I said, it’s been a busy week. After a morning workout, reunion/lunch with some of my closest friends, and before I spent the night at one of the best clubs in the city, Bloody Louis, I went to support my sister at her pre prom! I know she’s only 11th grade, but every year… Read more »

  • vacation roundup: amsterdam

    New month, new post. I don’t think I’ve ever been as busy as I have been this past week. From reunions to Amsterdam to lunch dates to pre proms to nights out in the city, I’m surprised I’m still standing — actually, that’s a lie; I’m lying down as I type this. Last week, one… Read more »

  • must visit: maison laduree in paris

    In honour of Kimye’s wedding celebrations this past weekend in Paris and Florence, I was reminded of how picturesque the Champs-Élysées is this time of year, and wanted to introduce you to the gorgeous and delicious Maison Ladurée. It is not only an adorable café, pastry and cake shop where you can enjoy their famous macarons and hot chocolate (which… Read more »

  • instagram roundup: all across italy

    Okay, I promise this is my last post for Italy. It was just such an amazing trip and I’m so grateful for this wonderful surprise my mom gave me! I miss it already. These are just a couple snaps of 4 stunning locations we visited during our short (but sweet) stay. Feel free to follow… Read more »

  • vacation sites roundup: italy

    View of the Amalfi coast from our hotel balcony Amazing restaurant, Torre Normanni (I suggest the shellfish and seafood risotto) Little beach next to our place in Maiori…actually, its one of the most famous of the coast This is the stunning (but treacherous) coastal road we travelled along over 3 hours to get from one… Read more »

  • honourable mention: octopus!

    This is hands down, by far, without a doubt, absolutely definitely one of my all-time favourite meals in Italy (and anywhere else for that matter!) Octopus (as long as you don’t think about it too hard) is a refreshing, healthy and light meal that goes perfectly with a beautiful waterfront view, which is where I… Read more »

  • pop of pink

    If you’re anything like me, you cringe at the words “crop top” because all you can picture is an XS t-shirt with the word DREAM or SUMMER written across a barely-covered chest paired with some acid-wash shorts and neon Doc Martens. Shudder. However, this breed of crops has a much classier and elegant cousin; the… Read more »

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