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Bath Time

April 10, 2016

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I don’t take baths. I can’t be bothered. I’m bored in minutes. If I try to read, my paranoia about getting the book wet makes the experience far too stressful. I don’t take baths.

This past week I decided to do a spring diet and body reset, click here to read more about it. CliffsNotes: I spent the week enjoying green juice, broccoli and cauliflower soups, white fish and a gut healing shake. The goal was to reduce inflammation in my body, zap sugar and carb carvings and kick start (more like re-start, actually) my clean eating.

I am on a huge health kick at the moment and really want to try to dramatically reduce my sugar and salt consumption. I have always had a sweet tooth, but recently, my friend told me that after a visit to her Dentist in Mississauga she was told that she needed to cut down on sugar to prevent the onset of any more cavities. This was a big wake up call for me as it made me realize I need to be more careful about looking after my own teeth.

I framed the entire week as deep self care, rather than punishment, and truthfully I think this ninja mind trick really influenced my success. Next time I may even bring in some glutathione detox supplements to really boost it, now I am over this first hurdle. Among the greens and fish, I included infrared sauna treatments, massages, lots of sleep and baths, and you could argue this is the best sauna of the year for 2019 by Consumer Reports. I’m as shocked as you. But soaking in an Epsom salt bath is associated with a whole host of benefits, from improved heart and circulatory health, improved ability of the body to use insulin, reduced inflammation, muscle relaxation, and many others. I was most interested in the last two – reduced inflammation and relaxation.


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Design Wanderings

Hudson Grace

April 7, 2016


I always tell people, my brother lives the exciting life – having spent two years in Manhattan and now in San Francisco – his is definitely the more exciting life!  While I reside in subdued Calgary, I enjoy the perks of having a place to crash in a city I’ve grown to love, almost more than New York!  Words I never thought I would say!

What’s not to love about San Fransisco? Views of the bay, amazing food, no need for a gym membership (the hills are killer!), world class wine just a short drive away, and the weather – sublime.

On my recent trip to SF, I was intentional in not overbooking myself, I wanted to have time and space to explore the city as I wanted.  Which naturally resulted in an afternoon of discovering gorgeous interior design and decor shops in the incredibly stylish Presidio Heights.  While there was so much to take in, including a shop devoted entirely to ribbon, can you imagine!  My favorite discovery was Hudson Grace.


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Holiday Decor

December 9, 2015


Getting your home ready for the Holidays doesn’t have to be hard or break the bank.

Simple tricks, using your existing decor can help you get your space holiday ready in a flash!

When it comes to the tree, it’s doesn’t have to be extravagant, a simple white tree, with a few ornaments in your chosen colour palette can make a classy understated statement.


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