How to slay the holidays and have a blast | tips to stay mentally healthy and stress-free

How to slay the holidays and have a blast | tips to stay mentally healthy and stress-free

On both ends of the Christmas spirit spectrum, there are those who are crazy about Christmas and start getting ready in October, and those who dread the end of the year celebrations and avoid it like the plague. The holidays are a lovely time of year to take a break and celebrate, but it can [...]

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Montreal Christmas Markets | Shop Local and Spoil Everyone on Your List

Montreal Christmas Markets | Shop Local and Spoil Everyone on Your List

The holidays are approaching SO fast!! While the city isn't yet covered in snow and pretty decorations, there is already a feeling of Christmas in the air. I know, there are still a few weeks left before everyone will be wrapping presents, baking goodies and singing Christmas classics, but I like to prepare in advance. For the [...]

Passeport en Fût is Conquering Quebec – and Your Heart

Passeport en Fût is Conquering Quebec – and Your Heart

Remember last spring when I told you about how much I loved Passeport en fût? Well this time, the Montreal-based company is back with a better, bigger, smarter version of the concept! The ideal gift for yourself, a beer connoisseur or a fellow supporter of local treasures is now at the tip of your fingers [...]

New Name Who Dis?

New Name Who Dis?

Hi loves, it's me Marika, and I wish to welcome you to my new blog, BEAT AROUND THE BLUSH!!! *pops champagne and confettis* The name is punny isn't it? Hehe! It fits perfectly with my personality (I'm a sucker for puns!) but also with what this blog is and will be about: makeup and skin care, as it [...]

Back To School | Testing Miss Fresh’s Meals for one Week : a Lazy Girl’s Guide

Back To School | Testing Miss Fresh’s Meals for one Week : a Lazy Girl’s Guide

True fact: I am not a great cook. There's probably 3 recipes that I totally ace, but I usually am not super creative in the kitchen and prefer to lend a hand instead of cooking on my own (also, I could eat grilled cheese every day and survive). Nonetheless, I love to eat delicious food and I [...]