Author: Janu Ys

New Moon Ritual
Spirit

New Moon Meaning & Ritual

A NEW MOON IS A SIGN THAT THE SUN AND THE MOON ARE ALIGNED. OUR LUMINARIES BEING IN THE SAME ZODIAC SIGN MAKE IT A TIME OF CONCENTRATED ENERGIES OF THAT PARTICULAR SIGN. A new moon means a new beginning. The presence of a new moon makes it a wonderful time […]

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#AllAreWelcome LUSH Campaign

LUSH Cosmetics’ last ethical campaign was titled: “All are welcome. Always”. It highlighted immigration and the journey that, that word encompasses – the negative and positive. For starters, we as a community need to understand and come to terms with the fact that because we are on Aboriginal land, and […]

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Food

Shokugeki of Ice Cream – Nathan Jones vs Taylor Goring

Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma is a Japanese manga series that was more recently developed into a very popular anime series. The term Shokugeki (食戟 Shokugeki) itself, is one that started off in Tōtsuki Culinary Academy – the culinary school where this anime is mostly set in, that refers to cooking […]

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Food

Sunday Brunch at The Commodore Bar on Queen West

Today, my good friend Brittney took me out for brunch at The Commodore Bar on Queen West, because she loves me very much. Sundays are usually my days to sleep in, do nothing, maybe paint, maybe answer my phone. Ultimately, it’s my day to decompress and focus on myself and my all-around […]

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Samosas & Mimosas

July 14, 2016 – 1:46 pm EST.

I catch myself in the act of downplaying and simplifying what I want to do or say, often in the name of accessibility for my readers, but truly because I fear coming off as pretentious. And, this happens far too often. I was reading through my previous work, and though […]

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Food

Shangri-La – Restaurant Review

I ventured down Queen St. West and stumbled upon Shangri-La, a quaint little Tibetan restaurant with a few splashes of South Asian cuisine and tried my hand at a mouthful of their menu items. Having recently moved to the Parkdale neighbourhood in Toronto, I wanted to start experiencing some of the city’s […]

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Beauty

May Beauty Favourites

My May beauty favourites have been inspired by the stresses of moving and settling in. Ha! But seriously, settling into our new place and changing our lifestyle to make adjusting to our new environment hasn’t proved to be easy. I’m learning something new about myself every day in addition to learning […]