Our friends at Clos du Bois have curated the ultimate book list to guide you and your girlfriends through the dog days of summer. From Best Beach Read to Best Murdery Mystery and Best Foodie Fiction to Best Page-to-Silver-Screen Blockbuster, this list captures the moods of the season. We haven’t had the best weather this summer so I’m going take advantage of these precious last couple of weeks and take some time to unwind with these great reads.
Looking for the perfect wine to serve at your book club? Clos du Bois’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a crowd-pleasing choice with its aromas of cassis and plum with vanilla and mocha notes; ripe black fruit flavours with vanilla spice to finish.
Without further ado…
Sadly we lost another Hollywood icon this week, Lauren Bacall. She was not only an exquisite beauty, but to me she represented something in Hollywood that was pretty revolutionary at the time for women, strength. She seemed always be in roles where she commanded the screen and wasn’t pushed around. Maybe it had something to do with her sultry, husky voice, but whatever the case, I love watching her films. Over and over. RIP Lauren.
Here are some of our favorite links from the week:
Fall at Aritzia is pretty amazing. Especially this Jax skirt.
Oh and the Mara Hoffman collection? Stop it. So good.
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The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone. – Robin Williams
Since the recent news of Robin Williams’ suicide, I thought it was fitting to open up a much need conversation about mental health. What you may not know about me is that I can personally relate to depression and suicide because I struggled with it for 6 years. Since my recovery in 2012 I’ve had the opportunity to share my story nationwide on both MTV Canada and Global Television. Mental health has become a huge part of my life and I’m on a mission to open this discussion every chance I get so I can bring more awareness to the issue and perhaps help you or someone you know.
1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime; an often silent issue which can lead to depression, anxiety, addiction and suicide.
Prior to achieving my dreams of becoming a writer and speaker, I allowed my self-doubt to get the best of me and during my teens and early 20s I endured some of the worst years of my life. When I was young, I suffered from symptoms of depression; I felt alone which was the hardest thing to deal with because I felt as if no one understood what I was going through.
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