We wanted to title this post “Putting Newfoundland Berries on Yer Face Feels Amazing”, but we didn’t want to give the wrong impression. Natural beauty products are brilliant anyways-but when they’re made locally from local ingredients?! YES, PLEASE. Needless to say, we were pumped to try products from NL’s own Indigena Skincare. A quick browse through the brand’s online site reveals lots of good stuff: … Continue reading Local Love for Indigena Skincare
The start of a new year is always a good time to think about being healthy. (Thinking and acting, however, are two completely different things, haha). But, whenever there’s a chance to be healthy naturally, we try to take it. Back in November, Jess and I were given a chance to try Saje Wellness products for the first time–it was right around their St. John’s … Continue reading Healthy New Year + Saje
I’m not one for making Resolutions on January 1st. Have I made them in the past? Yes. Have I kept them? Hell no. Until 2015. Last year I finally did it–I finally kept a New Year’s goal for the entire 365 days. Last year, I made the decision to only buy clothing from secondhand shops. There were a few exceptions: undergarments, activewear, footwear, and Christmas … Continue reading Why I Thrifted in 2015
The best thing about that title is you can probably guess right away which local celebrity we saw in Petty Harbour, haha. But, we’ll leave you in suspense for the moment. As we’ve mentioned in previous posts, we’re trying to see as much of our beautiful province as we can. Petty Harbour was another on our list of NL towns we’d never visited. Surprising, since … Continue reading Petty Harbour and Local Celebrity Sightings
“Well, I took a stroll / On the old long walk” A conversation last week with a friend, Holly, had me thinking about Galway. Again. This is a common occurrence, believe me. If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Irish town, you’ll understand the way we’re feeling. (To any Newfoundlanders & Labradorians reading this, I’m not referring to Danny’s Galway, haha, I’m talking about … Continue reading The Problem with “Galway Girl”
Her name’s Brassy Lassy. (Okay no, her name’s actually Andrea, but we love calling her Brassy.) We’ve known Brassy for a couple of years now, from attending the same markets on the weekends. We’re SO PROUD of her for opening her own storefront in downtown St. John’s. Just walking into the store does good for your soul. Spend five minutes in there and you’ll swear … Continue reading There’s A New Girl Downtown.
This was a first for us. We basically based our travel plans upon the lyrics of a traditional Newfie tune. Not sure what we’re talking about? Go Google the lyrics to “I’se Da B’ye” and then come on back. Or better still, ask a Newfoundlander to sing it for you. A couple weekends back, we set out with our super simple itinerary: Fogo, Twillingate, and … Continue reading Fogo, Twillingate, Moreton’s Harbour. All Around the Circle.