Mean Green Juice

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day today, I thought posting something green would be fitting. It’s no green beer; however, this green juice is definitely more healthy and yummy. Now I love kale, but when I first saw it in juice form, I thought it looked like swamp water and was completely turned off from it. There's nothing mucky about this green juice though. Along with kale, it's packed with green apples, pears, celery, lime and ginger, and is the perfect balance between sweet and spicy. One sip of this and I was converted to the green juice craze. It’s so invigorating and a definite energy booster -- the perfect pick-me-up after a night (or day) of drinking. 

Green Juice (serves 2):


1 bunch kale
2 green apples
2 celery stalks
2 pears
1 lime
2 inch piece of ginger


1. Tear off kale leaves and roughly chop the celery.
2. Chop the green apples and pears and remove any seeds.
3. Cut lime in half, and peel off the skin from the ginger.
4. Throw everything into a juicer. Stir well and drink up!


The Block Arcade

While in Melbourne, Australia, there was a day where I didn't have any concrete plans so i headed into the city by myself. I ventured to The Block Arcade, a beautiful 19th century shopping arcade filled with shops, cafes and a popular tea room with the most delectable looking cakes and pastries lining the window. I leisurely perused the arcade and enjoyed taking in the gorgeous architecture, with its mosaic-tile floors, glass canopy and carved stone. I only wish I had tried one of the mouth-watering cakes at Hopetoun Tea Rooms, but salivating at these pictures will have to suffice until my next trip.


Week 1: Blossom x BKR Beauty Water Challenge

It’s been one week since I’ve started my beauty water challenge with Blossom Lounge and bkr. The challenge? To drink 2.5 litres of water, or 5 bottles of a bkr bottle, every day for 30 days. The purpose of this challenge is to improve your skin from the inside out, solely with water. At first, it seemed a little daunting to have to consume that much water per day, but I was excited and up for the task. Plus, drinking from their cute bottles that are made out of glass with a soft silicone sleeve, makes the process more fun.

I always try to drink as much water as I can, but after the first day, I realized it clearly wasn’t enough. The only minor downside to this challenge are the frequent bathroom trips (I have to go about every 15 minutes). Because my skin is quite temperamental, the first week didn't yield the greatest results and I haven't noticed too much of a difference; however my skin seems to be a bit softer and I feel more energized.

As I head into Week 2, I'm hopeful for further improvements as I continue on this journey towards more beautiful and healthy skin. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter for more photos and updates. To get your own bkr bottle, click here.


Aussie Animals & Phillip Island

After being home for nearly two months, I’m finally beginning to document my trip to Australia. While there are many wonderful memories, a highlight was definitely the adorable Aussie animals, namely koalas and little penguins. At Maru Koala and Animal Park, I got to see one of my favourite animals, the loveable koala. It was my second experience with one (the first when I was 10 during my first trip to Australia) but I was just as excited and giddy. I got a “fresh” koala -- he had just woken up from a nap (koalas are only awake 4 hours a day) so I was able to spend a bit more time with the little guy while he was getting adjusted to his new tree.

Then it was off to Phillip Island, a small island southeast of Melbourne, with a beautiful rugged coastline and gorgeous scenery. It’s home to the cutest little penguins and The Penguin Parade, where hundreds of these miniature sized penguins come waddling home from the ocean after a day of fishing. It was an incredible sight to see and despite not being able to take one home with me, it was the perfect ending to the day.