Empowering Halloween Costumes for Little Feminists

I EFFING LOVE HALLOWEEN!  Let’s just make that clear from the get. Ever since I can remember, Halloween has been a SERIOUS holiday in my family. We go ALL out with costumes. We throw the baddest Halloween parties. One year, my aunt teased her hair to stand completely on end and went as the Bride of…

Don’t Be Afraid of Feminism

The F-word. Men despise it. Women dissociate themselves with it. The fashion world has co-opted it until its meaning has been rendered almost useless. Feminism has become a hotly debated topic in the neverending anger-gasm that is the 24-hour news cycle. People distance themselves from the word and say “I wouldn’t call myself a feminist”….

Elderflower & Black Currant Icecream 🌸

It’s finally Fall and everyone is ready for pumpkin-spice season. While I definitely love myself a Starbuck’s PSL, I feel a little sad knowing that the blooms and blossoms of summer are slowly withering away in the unforgiving cold of impending winter. As you may know, I am seriously in love with floral-infused everything. I keep a bottle…

No Apologies: I Formula Feed My Babies

In the few hours after my first child was born, I thought I was really catching on to this whole ‘motherhood’ thing. I could hold him without letting his floppy little head fall back and was learning how to breastfeed. By the second day, however, I was not so confident. I had given birth without…

Little Luxuries and Why I Love Them

I am a serious sucker for little luxuries. They set off that hedonistic part of my lizard brain that indulges in desserts at Le Meurice and silk Twillys. It’s not a need, it’s a want. Coming from an austere childhood, my husband simply cannot understand that part of me. When we pass a gelato stand, I…

DIY Embroidered Picnic Tote

Traditionally, it is when the glittering ball drops over Times Square on New Year’s Eve that serves as an opportunity for new beginnings. Not so for me. Those feelings of renewal and time to reinvent myself have always come with the arrival of Summer. Maybe it’s because I am a Taurus, but there’s just something about this season…

#StyleTheBump: A Very Versailles Weekend

I’ve obsessed over Versailles since I first caught Sofia Coppola’s cult classic “Marie Antoinette” starring teen queen Kristen Dunst. Ladurée made the pastel perfect pastries and Manolo Blahnik designed the shoes. I was in love immediately. It would take another three years before I could finally visit the famous chateau in real life. And it was every…

Want a Shorter Labor? Eat Dates.

The Tuareg people of Algeria’s Sahara desert say you can survive the inhospitable climate on just 3 dates for 9 days. If you don’t find water on the 10th day, you die. Well, I guess that’s the bad news. Dates have been cultivated in the arid deserts of the Middle East and North Africa for…

Zlabia North African Honey Fritters 💥

DEEP FRIED SUGAR PRETZEL. That’s basically what we’re talking about here. So, now that I have your attention let me introduce you to one of my favourite North African sweets — zlabia . This pastry is unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. It’s ridiculously sweet and sticky. I don’t even want to entertain the idea of how…

#StyleTheBump: Sunday Strolling

Ok look — I have some grievances I need to air. Every time I look for maternity inspiration on Pinterest I am bombarded with plenty of pretty pics, but none are very practical for daily life. If you can wear 5-inch Louboutins while you’re 6-months pregnant than more power to you. But more than likely,…

#StyleTheBump: Off-Duty Chic

Is there really anything better than a maxi dress when you’re pregnant? Next to icecream and a footrub, it’s pretty up there. I love this stripey version from Uniqlo — which is not actually a maternity dress but it’s just loose enough to hug in all the right places. Plus, I’m loving this “sneakers with…