Sharing Inspiration with My Niece

International Women’s Day is something that really inspires me. Though I cannot know what it’s like to be a woman in this world, especially with everything happening right now, I am inspired by the women in my life who have shaped me. My mother has the most consistent woman in my life and has helped me learn that life isn’t always fair, but that I can persevere no matter what comes my way. Catherine has helped to keep me kind in the face of situations that could have made me an angry and bitter person. She is as close to a sibling as she can be and knows me more than anyone else, and I could never express how much she inspires me to be better everyday. The powerful women of Do The Daniel show me the strength they each offer in this big beautiful world and their ability to navigate their respective lives while bringing their voice to our brand bring a tear to my eye. Let’s of course not forget my niece Rebecca. At three years old, she represents the future and all the possibilities it holds for women around the world.  Continue reading “Sharing Inspiration with My Niece”

The Power of Red

I love a red lip – it’s so chic and strong, and such a statement. Remember some of the most iconic women in film sporting a sumptuous red lip? Vivian Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind or Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Cane Kowalczyk in Some Like it Hot? Maybe Liza Minnelli as Sally Bowes in Cabaret, or Jessica Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Speaking of this iconic part live-action, part animated film, did you know that Jessica Rabbit often comes out on top in lists of the sexiest cartoon characters of time? It would not surprise me if she even makes an appearance on adult websites such as But then what about, Julia Roberts as Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman? How about Mena Suvari as Angela Hayes in American Beauty or the stunning Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde? Or one of my all-time favourites, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman in Batman Returns (because yes, I’m a huge superhero nerd). 

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Because Women Kick Ass

Here’s to strong women – may we know them, may we be them and may we raise them! If you’re looking to celebrate International Women’s Day this year on March 8th for International Women’s Day, then look no further. If you live in Toronto, you’re likely inundated on the daily with events, festivals and shows going on all around the city. I actually find it quite tough to pick between what to hit or what to miss. But, I always know that if there’s an event at or hosted by The Drake, it’s one I wanna be at hands-down. So, that’s why I thought I would share a bit about some of the upcoming events that will be celebrating all things women this month!

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Hanging with Helen

International Women’s Day is March 8th. While I am excited for all the women on the #DoTheDaniel to celebrate in their own ways around the world (follow our Instagram account to see how and go BTS with them), I had to stop and think about how I too wanted to thank each and every woman I could in the world. So when the team at L’Oreal Paris Canada asked me to join them for The 2018 Women of Worth Awards Gala at the King Edward Hotel hosted by award-winning actress Dame Helen Mirren, I jumped at the chance. That does after all sound like one heck of a way to celebrate #IWD2018!  Continue reading “Hanging with Helen”