sister things.

no matter how many times mom dressed us alike, the secret is out, sister and i are not twins.

but one thing that stands out is, even thought we are 3,500km apart, we have very similar tendencies – we’re talking vocal comeback, mannerisms, facial expressions, etc. it all became very obvious when we spent 10 days together a few weeks ago road trippin’ through BC. pretty spooky, really.

and in other ways, we couldn’t be more different. all the fun that comes with nature vs. nurture.

so let’s play a little game, shall we? we’ll give you two options of our favourites, and you have to guess who is who.

what colour we’ve painted our claws:


favourite jelly modern doughnut:


what our phone covers look like:


the scarves that can be found around our necks – worn on the same day on the beach in English Bay:


coffee from timbertrain. so this one is identical; probably because the menu only had three options and i’m not drinking straight espresso:


our go-to makeup favourites:


favourite flats. we both like some sparkle (one more than the other):


how we accessorize:


what we’re currently reading:


the latest village ice cream treat. (both include salted caramel…and the second scoop is way different):


have you guessed yet who is who?

let our matching tiffany & co. necklaces (a birthday gift from me to her, and then i bought one for myself) give it away.


there you have it: laura’s on the left and allison’s on the right.

did you guess right? what gave it away?

do you notice a lot of similarities between you and your sibling? 


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workout the tangles.

i try. sometimes. and other times i look like a train hit me.

when i started getting more serious with my health and fitness goals, i began waking up at ungodly hours of the morning to get in my workout. after the gym, i’d shower and throw my wet hair into a ponytail. yup, picture that. not good.

then i found the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler.

tangle teezer.

this innovative tool painlessly and easily removes tangles and knots as it styles and dries hair, so I don’t have to worry about my post-workout rats nest. the uniquely designed teeth flex and flick as they glide through hair, minimizing breakage, splitting, and damage.

DSC_1004with patented technology, it adds shine and reboots style on the go. ideal for use on wet or dry hair, it can be used for all hair types, especially fragile or colour-treated hair, extensions, weaves, and the fine, tangle-prone hair of children.

the click-on, click-off cover protects the tool’s teeth from dirt and damage. it also fits in the palm of my hand, so it’s super easy to keep in my purse or my gym bag for early mornings – takes up no room.


another reason i love it, is because it makes me look like i actually have hair.

i suffer from the thin, fine and limp hair problem. in attempts to get it to grow in thicker i cut it short and stopped bleaching it (like you didn’t notice). no luck so far.


but with a few quick backcombs around the crown of my head, my roots are standing on end and look full of life.

and it’s EASY! like super easy. i wouldn’t lie to you. i’m not backcombing my hair on the regular because i’m awkward and have no idea how to do it with a comb or brush – and i’m lazy, remember that wet ponytail business? but with the Tangle Teezer, i just grip it in my hand and comb down a few times at my roots.

i seriously love this product and use it almost every day to give my roots a touch up, or my locks some love in between events.

DSC_1011this is me with my big hair, in my dirty bathroom, loving my Tangle Teezer….i’m also not wearing pants.

you love me.

the Tangle Teezer Compact Styler line is now available in Canada for purchase at Sephora in 4 colours: pink sizzle, feline groovy, gold rush and rockstar black ($25).

what’s your hair styling routine? 


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a double scoop of happiness.

all it took was seeing one beautiful instagram photo and i added earnest ice cream to the must-visit list for the first leg of sister trip 2014 in vancouver.

earnest ice cream.

when i travel, i love to find the little hidden gems in the city i’m discovering. so maybe this one isn’t exactly hidden – it seems to be a favourite for the locals – this delicious ice cream shop specializing in small batch flavours is tucked between a few other restaurants aside rows of houses.

earnest ice cream.

the simple and clean decor is a continuation of their philosophy for the ice cream. a base of local milk, cream and eggs is enhanced with whole food ingredients so you know what’s in every scoop. mix in passion, curiosity and seasonal inspiration and you’re left with pretty delicious ice cream.

earnest ice cream.

after sampling a few flavours i opted for a double scoop of salted caramel and london fog (duh, from the earl grey fanatic) in a waffle cone.

earnest ice dollars never tasted so good.

how do you find places to visit when you travel?

instead of costing you cash, your vacation could make you some money. flying out of SFO any time soon? check out relay rides’ free airport parking. why pay for parking when you can park for free and maybe even profit? they’ll take care of renting out your car while you’re away. if it’s not used, it costs you nothing, if it is used, you get money for it.

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