A lifestyle blog inspired by all of the things I share with my twin sister. Skincare and style finds, food ideas, health and advice.

  • Life,  Style

    For Your Coffee Scrolling… September

    Welcome to September! How the hell did we get here? While work will be crazy this month, I had a lovely long weekend in Kingston to celebrate my bro-in-law’s bday. I’m also looking forward to a girls weekend later in the month (all within our social bubble). I am loving this summer-fall weather with sunshine and a cool breeze. What are you looking forward to this month? I’d love to hear! Here is what I have been browsing with my morning coffee lately: My saved folder on Instagram is filling up with dreamy, romantic Parisian style (see top photo). I’ve been loving browsing Rouje, Jeanne Damas, Léna, Camille Yolaine and…

  • Health,  Style

    Knix Underwear Review

    Knix underwear, people- where have these been in my life for the past 15 years?! I guess it’s better late than never! I cannot recommend Knix Leakproof Underwear enough. You can tell that they were designed to fit a product gap. Created by women, for women. Designed out of the frustration with the status quo of period and leakproof options available. The star products in my opinion include the Dream Short and the Leakproof Underwear. While I have been using the leakproof underwear during my period, I should also mention that they equally intended for light bladder leakage. Apparently, postpartum bladder leaking is what inspired the founder Joanna to make…

  • Beauty

    I Got It From My Momma: Embracing Arctic Blonde

    My sister and I have both been finding white hairs sprinkled into our curly brown hair since university. They are now starting to come in STRONG above our ears. You would think this would be devastating news to two women in their 20’s. Surprisingly, not at all. We are both loving having some white sprinkled in. I truly think the biggest reason for this is our mom. She shared a similar story of going white early and has embraced it with open arms. Her hair has become her signature. She calls it “Arctic Blonde” which I love since it embodies her choosing her hair colour. It also sounds BadASS! Thats…

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Cocktails: Aperol Spritz and Negroni

    I am not typically a cocktail person. That all changed during our honeymoon to Italy. I fell in love with two cocktails: the Aperol spritz and the Negroni. They are both incredibly refreshing for a hot evening on a patio. Now every time I have one, it magically transports me back to an evening in Florence. Both are super easy to make and don’t require a cocktail shaker or any special equipment. As an added bonus, both cocktails could be made in a large batch in a pitcher for a party instead of making everyone an individual cocktail to order. I would highly recommend making them for a get-together as…

  • Life

    For Your Coffee Scrolling…August

    How have you been? What did you get up to for the long weekend? We went away for the first time in months. My husband and I went up north with my parents to their trailer on Georgian Bay. We enjoyed slow mornings with coffee, read books, played cards, and had the best campfires every night. I forgot how important it is to have a change in pace and scenery. I wanted to share some things I have been loving lately. I’m the person who, if I like something, will watch/listen/eat/do it on repeat for weeks on end. What can I say, I like what I like! Here are some…

  • Life

    What are you Reading?

    Have you read any good books lately? I don’t know about you, but I have finally had some down time to read in the past couple of months. For the past few years, I seem to only have time to read on vacation. The list of books I wanted to read was getting out of control! So finally during COIVD, my sister and I decided to purchase a few books, read them, and then swap. Here is what we thought of each. Educated by Tara Westover “This was such an unexpected page turner, I couldn’t put it down. Learning about Tara’s childhood was mind-boggling- it was like she grew up…

  • Home,  Life

    Creating Your Own Outdoor Retreat: Before and After of Our Backyard

    Over the past few months we have been working hard to turn our backyard into our ideal hosting and relaxing spot. With the pandemic changing many of our summer plans, I know a lot of people have been looking to have a relaxing outdoor space at home. I wanted to share our adventure of transforming our outdoor space. Before we started working on the backyard, we had a small concrete patio. It wasn’t wide enough to fit a dining table and chairs which was really annoying when trying to host dinners. We also had wooden fences on three sides of our property and a chain link fence on the last.…

  • Life

    What Have You Learned From Quarantine?

    It has certainly been a challenging, but important year so far. I was discussing with friends the other day that as much as staying at home due to COVID has been tough, I have learned some very valuable lessons. I would love to hear what you have learned from staying home. 1- The biggest one for me has been to slow the F down. Pre-quarantine, every weekend my husband and I had something booked. And while many of those things were very fun and important, we had lost the balance of having some down time. Having a weekend off, with not much planned, is so important. It lets you recharge…

  • Style

    The Only Bra I Will Ever Wear

    My first attempt at a no-underwire bra was with a bralette. While it was fine for around the house, it did not provide enough “nipple smoothing” to be work appropriate. It had no padding, just a thin piece of fabric, so I also didn’t love the shape it created under clothes. Then I tried one with removable padding… fuck I hate removable boob pads. They never retain their shape, they get all folded and creased, and are a pain in the ass to wash. I flat out refuse to spend one more minute of my life trying to fit a boob pad back into a bra through a tiny ass…

  • Food & Drink

    The Summer Salad

    Let me introduce you to the BEST summer salad. If summer had a “taste”, it would have to be this combo of in season tomatoes, peaches and basil. When I first heard about combining tomatoes and peaches in a salad, I was skeptical to say the least… it just didn’t sound like they would go together. I was most definitely mistaken – it may be my favourite combo of all time. I make this salad all summer long while peaches and tomatoes are in season. I make it as a side for dinner when we have people over, and even to bring to work for lunch. It is so easy…