Dear Diary

I’ve been on a bit of a money-saving kick recently, but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped believing in the importance of treating yourself.

When you’re going through a rough time or working extra hard it can be crucial to delight in the little things, whether that means indulging in a fancy bubble bath, getting your nails done, or splurging on that opal necklace you’ve been eyeing for months. I recently went through a rough spot myself, and I thought it might be nice to share some of my favourite ways to keep my chin up. Bonus? There’s a rose gold (my obsession of the moment) theme going on!

Turn a New Page // A good book can totally alter the course of your day, and though I’m busier and busier with every passing day, I always make time to read. Whether you’re dusting an old classic off from your bookshelf (I’m currently re-reading Wuthering Heights) or popping into your local bookshop for something new and exciting to dive into, you’re sure to find solace between the pages.

Press Play // It’s easy to escape with the right playlist, and I’m a big advocate of using music as therapy when things all get to be a bit too much. In the car, in bed, on my commute to work- if you see me, chances are I have headphones in! At the moment I’m listening to “Dark Age” by First Rate People, “Pop Songs” by DCF, and the new Selena Gomez album (of course!)


All That Glitters // Once upon a time back when I was in high school I had my eye on a special piece of jewelry from Tiffany’s. I put it on my Christmas list, to which my mom replied “Wait for a boyfriend to buy you that sort of thing!” These days I have a pretty strict policy against waiting for anyone for anything- nothing adds sparkle to my day quite like some actual sparkle, and I find it’s more satisfying to buy jewels for yourself anyway. My pick this season is a glittering diamond and rose gold beauty from Michael Hill, and I couldn’t be happier that I gifted it to me, from me.

Get Cozy // Nothing can measure the importance of candles and bubble bath in my life. Giving yourself a bit of time to slow down and unwind is so valuable, to the extreme that I won’t live in an apartment if it doesn’t have a tub moving forward!


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