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Cozy Winter Picks

Cozy Winter Picks


Sundays are by far my favourite day of the week - from sleeping in, brunch with bae to snuggling up on the couch. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, sometimes we just need to take time out for a day of rest and focus on self-care. And let's not forget that it's winter and it's freakin' cold. I'll admit I'm not one for winter and would be quite content if spring made an appearance. But alas, I make the most of this season and all that it has to offer. So what better way to celebrate the season of getting cozy, than with a little binge-watching and cocoa drinking.

I'm sharing my favourite go-to winter picks that will help me get through these cold months:

FESTIVE CANDLE

Lighting a candle is essential to developing the coziest of cozy environments. Don't look any further than Bath & Body Works' Tis The Season 3-wick candle, the smell is simply divine. It's a blend of rich red apples, sweet cinnamon and cedarwood. Essentially it's Christmas in a jar!

Cozy Winter Picks

HOT CHOCOLATE

Hot chocolates are the ultimate winter treat. A cup of this velvety goodness will sure make you feel instantly cozy especially when topped with yummy marshmallows. Whether you make your own hot chocolate mix with your favourite chocolate and warm milk. Or whip up some boxed powdered hot chocolate (there's no shame!) - get your booty on the couch as you'll feel the warmth of the holiday season and calm down instantly.

Cozy Winter Picks

COOKIES

From gingerbread to shortbread to sugar cookies, the holiday season is filled with tasty treats that will sweeten up your mood. But seriously, cookies are basically the point of Christmas, right? Bae and I received these delicious shortbread cookies from his colleague this weekend and boy oh boy were they the best I've ever had. 

Cozy Winter Picks

THROW

For me, the perfect throw needs to be cozy, pretty and fluffy. This one from Indigo is by far the softest blanket to snuggle up with on the couch and makes a stylish accent draped over a sofa or bed when not in use. 

What are your favourite cozy winter items?
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Rosalyn Gambhir
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All You Need Is A Festive McFlurry

All You Need Is A Festive McFlurry


Hello December!

The holidays are quickly approaching, so I'm getting uber excited about one of the most important parts of the season - the glorious food! ‘Tis the season to indulge and what better way to celebrate than with exciting new limited-time menu offerings from McDonald’s Canada!

Caramel Chocolate Shortbread McFlurry

If you've got a curious palate, then you'll have the sweet pleasure of indulging your senses in the festive Caramel Chocolate Shortbread McFlurry available in-restaurant now through to the end of the year!

Get ready to treat yourself to a McFlurry filled with shortbread cookie crumble, rich chocolate chips and caramel sauce swirled into cool creamy vanilla soft serve. Each spoonful is a holiday party in your mouth.

Either way, this delightfully frosty treats will satisfy all your festive cravings.

Caramel Chocolate Shortbread McFlurry

Disclosure: 
Bon appétit to McDonald’s Canada for sponsoring this post! All views and opinions are my own.
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Relaxing Holiday Gifts for YOU by Local Kingston Makers

Relaxing Holiday Gifts for YOU by Local Kingston Makers


Are you a workaholic? A mum who needs a break? A stressed college student? Day-to-day life is hectic enough as it is - between work, your social calendar and fewer hours of that sweet daylight, you are not alone if you're feeling the end-of-year stress wave that is familiar to so many of us.

With so much going on, it can be tough to maintain a self-care routine that keeps you grounded and remain positive. Self-care has been an integral part of my routine over the past year that I’ve often noticed that when I don’t take care of my self, every other area of my life takes a hit.  You need to realize that YOU time is not selfish but a meaningful way to connect with your body and let it recharge. During the holidays, we are so quick to give our time and energy that we can end up feeling completely depleted afterwards.

I've put together my top 3 relaxing holidays gifts of the season just for YOU - made especially by Kingston makers to ease you into a mellow mode:

RHICREATIONS

There's nothing like a warm bath and a Rhicreations candle to help any stressed-out soul take a breather. Sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings turn into an oasis of serenity.

Photo by Janita Murphy of Love and Exposure Photography

THE CHEESECAKERY BAKERY

Unwind by indulging in your sweet tooth with these amazing cheesecake delights in a jar. They are the perfect indivudual treat so you won't have to worry about the scale. Trust me, these treats are filled with pure joy that can turn any frown upside down.

Available at Pig & Olive, Go Italian, Bob's Butcher, Mike Mundell's Surf & Turf and more!

Photo by Janita Murphy of Love and Exposure Photography

EUNOIA & SUNSHINE

Stress isn't good for the mind or the soul - a great way to to revive yourself from the outside in, is with a little pampering. Eunoia & Sunshine's Mineral Mud Mask will give you a deep down cleansing of your pores leaving your skin clearer and brighter! Then apply some Bushy Tailed Eye Cream and you'll feel refreshed!

Available at Immerse Spa, Cove Esthetics and Kuvée Facial Bar!

Visit: www.instagram.com/Shop_EunoiaAndSunshine

Photo by Janita Murphy of Love and Exposure Photography

Photo by Eunoia & Sunshine
Leave a comment below if you have a favourite local maker who helps you unwind.
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Rosalyn Gambhir
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Getting Festive with McDonald’s Canada

Getting Festive with McDonald’s Canada


Cozy up as this is for all my festive premium roast coffee lovers - McDonald's Canada has introduced new adorable festive cups complete with bright red lids, that will match my lips quite perfectly.


Have you heard about the wonderful new promotion McDonald’s Canada has launched that is currently available in-restaurant? 

From November 13th to December 10th 2017, you’ll be able to indulge in $1 (plus tax) any-size premium roast coffee. So drink up, enjoy the cute new cups before it’s too late! Seriously though, what else could you wish for?



And what better to enjoy it than with your favourite breakfast treat! That’s apple pie for me. :)


Disclosure: 
Bon appétit to McDonald’s Canada for sponsoring this post! All views and opinions are my own.
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Rosalyn Gambhir
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