Canadian Thanksgiving Abroad

Canadian Thanksgiving is something that I love to celebrate each year. Though both Canadian and American Thanksgiving have morphed into seemingly identical holidays celebrated during different months of the year, the root of the holiday differs a bit more than would be generally assumed. Originally, Canadian “Thanksgiving” was more of a frequent celebration associated with…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Wilma Mankiller

For our Fierce Female this week, we’re highlighting activist and powerhouse Wilma Pearl Mankiller; known in Cherokee as A-ji-luhsgi Asgaya-dihi. Wilma was the first ever Cherokee woman who became the Principal Chief of the Cherokee Tribe, a position she was elected into (a feat in itself!), and became a symbol for Cherokee women thanks to…

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Preparing Your Closet for Fall and Winter

As summer takes its last breath of the year and the leaves begin to change colours, it signifies that it’s time to prepare my closet for fall and winter. During the transition of summer to autumn, I always do a massive cleanout of my closet, and admittedly do a bit of pre-season shopping to be…

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Compromising With Opposite Personalities

As someone who is incredibly sensitive but also very stubborn, it can be difficult for me to compromise with people who have opposite personalities to my own. Recently I spent some time in France with my mom, who is very different from myself. I love her very much, however we have always butted heads a…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Joan of Arc

In lieu of my recent trip to France, I want to feature a French Fierce Female that many of you have probably heard of! This week our Fierce Female is none other than Joan of Arc, also known as Jeanne d’Arc, and Saint Joan of Arc. Joan grew up in a relatively normal household during…

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A Week in France

As you may have seen, if you follow along with my Instagram, I’ve spent the last week in France with my mom and husband. It was a fantastic trip, I loved every minute of it, but it definitely took a lot of planning to be sure it all went smoothly! For any of you who…

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A Carry-On Packing Guide

Packing to go on a trip can be incredibly stressful if you aren’t prepared. Some of my long-time friends will tell you that when I was younger, I was the ultimate over-packer. I would bring five different bags with me for a sleepover, dragged three large suitcases with me when I went away for a…

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Fierce Female of the Week: Mileva Maric

Who is Mileva Maric? A genius, innovator, and mathematician, who was the second female to ever graduate from the Mathematics and Physics program at Zurich’s Polytechnic school, that’s who! Mileva was born in 1875 of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now Serbia, and attended prestigious schools throughout her life, thanks to a wealthy upbringing and links to…

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Justine’s Hair Growth Tips

For the past several years, I have primarily had long hair. I did ‘the big chop’ when I returned from Australia in 2016, and grew it right back out again afterwards. I love having long hair, and I don’t think that will ever change. Since being in London however, my hair has been dry, damaged,…

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Creating a Capsule Closet

There comes a time in life where you’ve reached a shape and size that is likely not to change in the upcoming years without something drastic occurring. There is no real need to buy cheaply made clothes that will fall apart because if you invest your time (and sometimes money if you choose to) in…

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