The Sparkling Snowflake

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It doesn’t feel like a Monday, because I am currently tucked away in Beaver Creek Lane, eating a gluten free baguette with goat Brie cheese in bed and wondering if there are any fairies in the woods here. They are so picturesque and I have been binge-watching “Once Upon A Time” so why not let my imagination run wild?

A big component of glowing health and beauty is restoration, I see getting out in nature as a holistic and necessary part of that.

Speaking of running, that’s what the hubby and I have been doing lately, plenty of running around. He just wrapped up on the Gillers Prize, did anyone else notice how good it was this year? Full of heart and a real celebration of Canadian literature, I’ve gotten ahold of the books and can’t wait to start reading them. I was really proud of him and the CBC for their wonderful coverage of the literary event.

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I feel like I am finally settling into Toronto, with that has come a buzz of things which have kept me blissfully busy. This past weekend I went to Spark Sessions, Canada’s Fashion and Beauty Blogger Conference.

I found it to be really informative, inspiring and very encouraging. It was a great experience made possible by the passionate organisers, sponsors, speakers and of course all the bloggers who were there. Vanessa Craft, the beauty director at Elle Canada, said we are all snowflakes, that metaphor for being unique really stayed with me.

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This little getaway was so needed and I feel grateful that we can do this. I grew up on the Isle of Man, nature was always in abundance there and while I love city life, coming out to stunning forests and being beside water is a welcome blessing. A big component of glowing health and beauty is restoration, I see getting out in nature as a holistic and necessary part of that. Perhaps it is the placebo effect, but my skin, body and spirit all feel refreshed and amazing after a little time out in the wilderness. I believe it helps one to keep sparkling like a snowflake.

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