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Simple Summer Recipes from Your Garden

Welcome back to our #SummerSeries! One of the very few benefits to summer coming to a close is the bountiful harvest of fresh veggies from our gardens. I’ve rounded up my fave simple recipes that you can create to savour summer right from your garden. These recipes can be served separately or enjoyed as a full meal. Disclaimer: if you didn’t grow these ingredients, or any, you can pick them all up at the store and pretend you’re a master gardener. Somehow these recipes taste even better when served outside - indulge and enjoy every moment left of summer! Stuffed Squash or Zucchini Blossoms:  This has to be my all time favourite garden recipe. The best part: it helps us...

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Meet Your New Favourite Sustainable Beauty Necessity

Muslin cloths are tried and true beauty tools that never go out of style or run out of battery. Some of us use makeup wipes but want to find a more sustainable option. I struggle with getting ALL of the makeup and grime off my face at night. They provide simple and highly effective results that are easy to consistently use. Consistency is definitely an issue that plagues our beauty routines and finding simple tools and techniques to ensure we’re regularly doing things to promote radiant, healthy skin from the inside out is very important, and what I’m here for! Muslin cloths are small pieces of woven cotton that we use to rinse and exfoliate our faces after cleansing. Many...

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The Perfect Long Weekend Packing List

What’s better than a summer weekend? A long summer weekend, of course! Next comes the inevitable concern of what to bring on your long weekend getaway and how to consolidate it all into one packable bag. Fear not! We have made an extremely versatile weekend getaway packing list with each item touting multiple purposes to make your weekend as breezy as this weather. We also selected awesome items from incredible brands with female founders making a positive impact in the world. Simple doesn’t have to be basic. 1 - The simple summer dress - this is a staple everyone covets for summer. Something you can throw on every day and feel confident in while staying cool (physically and metaphorically). We...

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Facial Massage Tutorial

A facial massage not only feels great, but can provide ample benefits: it builds collagen, erases muscle memory (see ya later, frown lines), and it helps with lymphatic detox (flushing the lymph nodes and promoting blood flow). You’ll notice more radiant skin, sculpted lines and less puffiness. Also, for all of us teeth grinders and headache sufferers, you’ll find incredible relief and relaxation. While facial massages are quickly growing in popularity, largely thanks to tools like jade rollers and Gua Sha being touted on Instagram, they’ve actually been widely practiced in Ayurvedic medicine, and can easily be done with just our hands. The best part - it can be totally free and integrated into your daily routine!We should ideally be...

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Amandine Abroad: Washington, D.C.

A hub for culture, history and politics, Washington, D.C. is an exciting place to visit for a weekend. One may not associate Washington with natural beauty, but it actually has some of the most amazing natural beauty shops. There are tons of great restaurants to lounge at and sights to see - you certainly wont be bored during a weekend in Washington! I’ve broken down my favourite tips for food, sights, beauty and shopping down to the top contenders to make your weekend a breeze.  Beauty & Shopping: Check out Veer & Wander whose motto is simply put: "Dont be toxic". Words we can all live by. Their modern apothecary is the perfect reprieve for a quick, natural, pick me up.  Walking into Take...

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