The Routine Project Shirrin Design Co

The Routine Project 1.0 at Shirrin Design Co.

We normally associate the word “routine” with boredom, ennui, and a lack of enthusiasm. But the #TheRoutineProject is anything but! In fact, Shirrin Design Co.‘s latest collection of luxury party wear features an eclectic mix of textures, cultural influences, and a colour palette suitable from dawn to dusk and beyond. I had the privilege of…

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My Indian Fairytale

My experience here in India has been far from perfect. In between homesickness and spending days locked in my room, bedridden from a little too much shady street food, there were countless times during my stay that I desperately wanted to hop on a plane headed home. But something about the vibe here in Bombay…

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Your Weekend Guide to Aurangabad, India

Greetings from reality! I spent a surreal weekend in Aurangabad, about 8 hours away from Bombay and I figured I would share the experience with you so you can see it for yourself. Part of the reason I had a great time is because I was with awesome company, so make sure you travel to…

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“Our Guest is Our God”

There’s a saying in India that’s roughly translated to English as, “Our guest is our god”. And boy, do the locals here really live by that phrase! You walk into any Indian household and chai or coffee is basically shoved down your throat. I had brunch with a colleague recently and we discussed our living experience…

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Fake Accents + Sea Link OOTD

Arguably one of the best things about living in Mumbai as a Canadian expat is the fact that English is an official language here. Formal documents and most other print need not be decoded and is grammatically correct. But for the most part, everyday conversation is carried out in Hindi. That includes sending out WhatsApp…

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My #1 Skincare Tip for the Girl On-the-Go

I’ve never had acne. Ever, in my life. Sure, I’ve had random breakouts throughout my youth here and there (LOL @ how I say “youth” as if I’m a middle-aged woman). Early morning basketball practices spare no-one, not to mention hormonal changes during that time of the month. I’d much rather run an endless number of…

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Dharavi Slums Visit

Working in the world of glitz and glamour is a dream come true. After all, you’re rubbing elbows with the biggest A-list stars! But when you’ve become so deeply engulfed in this world, you can become desensitized to larger world issues, like poverty. India is known as the “King of Contrasts” and for my experience,…

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