Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar | & Menu

Black Squirrel Books is a cute little used bookstore and cafe located in Old Ottawa South. It’s super close to Carleton’s campus (about a 10-15 minute walk) so it’s the perfect spot to hang out before class and study over some coffee while taking in the down-to-earth vibes of the place. There HAS to be a correlation […]

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HeadQuarters Ottawa [HQ OTTAWA]

HeadQuarters Cafe Ottawa

HeadQuarters is a new cafe in the ByWard Market area with stellar vibes, DELICIOUS bites to eat, and super inviting service. HQ also doubles as a hair salon so you can watch the stylists work their magic through the glass-median that divides the two sections of the shop whilst sipping your almond-milk latte and taking pics […]

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Moo Shu Ice Cream & Kitchen [Review & Photos]

MooShuOttawaReview

“MooShu” lettering and Cat graphic were taken from their website I’ve made a point to try and follow a lot of local Ottawa companies, brands, and businesses on Instagram to try and stay in the know with all of the cool things that are happening in town. One of my favourite Instagram feeds to drool over is […]

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Favourite Hair Care Products

My hair and I have always had a complicated relationship. To be fair, I haven’t always been the kindest to it. I suppose the frequent dips in the chlorine-saturated pools of my swim-lesson-enthusiast childhood, my lifeguarding job in my young- adulthood, and the recurrent flat-ironing sessions of the past, present (and future??) have always taken a […]

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Anthropologie Ottawa Mini Haul

  Whoever said laughter was the best medicine obviously never tried retail therapy… The other day I hit up Anthropologie, my FAVOURITE place to shop for home decor, kitchenware, and unique cosmetic goodies! I can’t believe I’ve already been living in my apartment for 8 months and it’s still nowhere near how I’d like it to […]

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Sansotei Ramen Ottawa

As Youtube sensation, Quinton Attempts, ever so wisely articulated upon observing the waitress cautiously position the porcelain bowl of steaming soup in front of him that  cold, Saturday afternoon: ok…this isn’t Mr Noodles tho… Sansotei Ramen is hands down one of my favourite places to eat in the downtown/centertown Ottawa area. I would also dare to say […]

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Naturally Vain Haul + Review [comparison to LUSH]

Naturally Vain is a local Ottawa company (that ships across all of Canada and the US) that uses top-quality, vegan and naturally sourced ingredients to craft their products. I’ve mentioned the brand a few times on Instagram and on other blog posts (like my Favourite Face Masks post) because the few products that I purchased from […]

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Favourite Face Masks

There is something so rewardingly therapeutic about slathering rich, creamy clay masks and sticky sheets drenched in serums on your tired skin after a strenuous day of long commutes to school, less-than-lively lectures and dealing with the crazy French lady at the UC food court checkout. We all have our own ways of rewarding ourselves […]

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Little Victories Coffee Roasters Ottawa

The whole bus ride home from campus yesterday I overheard a lengthy conversation shared between two typical jock-type characters regarding their devoted love and appreciation for local Ottawa venues, such as a hispter-esque soup and sandwich joint and an artisanal cured meats and fine cheeses store to name a few. There is something really wholesome […]

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Lush Mini-Haul [+ New Valentines Day Collection]

This year I’ve resolved to treat myself to more baths so that I can sufficiently recharge and refresh my mind and body. It can be so easy for me to get lost in school work and work-work that my only downtime consists of me watching Netflix with Ben (*insert typical quote about how I am […]

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Get Un-Ready With Me [My Nighttime Skincare Routine + Products]

As much as I’d love to be at a point in my life where I use $450 La Mer serums or moisturizers infused with microscopic gold flecks, the fact of the matter is that my skin (being oily and temperamental and all) has high demands that my limited student budget simply can’t keep up with. […]

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