The Present of Presence

My family never really focused too much on gift giving during the holidays. We usually made our way to Nigerian Christmas Parties, visited the homes of our parents’ friends, connected through conversation and dancing to traditional music while stuffing our faces with tons of food. Sometimes our holidays involved going to places around the city such as the theatres or museums where we could learn something new. My parents really focused on family time and in respect to Nigerian culture, getting together and enjoying each other’s company made a world of difference and still does. While I was in the swing of the holidays, I really want the new year to be about creating memories with the people who have a positive energy, places that bring out the best in you through positivity and presence and food. 

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Not Just Your Basic… Salad

There are moments when hunger hits and finding a healthy food option in a time crunch is really needed. With limited lunch hours, tiny breaks in between classes and a short window for dinners – I’m keen on finding ease with my meals.  A healthy dish can sometimes seem boring and uninviting to the eye which, in the past, unfortunately made me afraid of eating good food outside of my own kitchen. That’s why I’m so excited about having Mad Radish as my go-to spot in Ottawa for nutritious and creative meals!

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For the Love of Last-Minute Shopping

The countdown is on and there are only a few weeks left until the big day! Let’s get real, I don’t want to repeat the same scramble of last year trying desperately to figure out what to get and coming up a little short. I tend to sometimes forget a few people on my list when it come to some of my extended family and friends and then I become the fabulous last-minute shopper.  This year when I go out for last-minute gifts (December 23rd or 24th) I know where I’ll be heading. It’s no surprise that Best Buy Canada has a smart last-minute gift guide from wearable tech to rest and relaxation. Check out these 5 items you need to pick up all when there isn’t much time left!

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The Holidays Just Got Better

My holiday gift list can get crazy, I give gifts to family, friends, my darling son (he gets a bit more than the average gift amount), teachers, co-workers and more as I sometimes find items that are perfect for the students I teach or clients I help. Sometimes these gifts can be simple stocking stuffers and other times they are bigger items meant for the home, kitchen and beyond. With the big days approaching quickly I’m turning to the Staples Canada Holiday Lookbook for my 2018 gifts and I’ve put together 6 Gift Ideas that you need in your life this holiday season. Continue reading “The Holidays Just Got Better”