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Feature: Love Closely

We’re pleased to showcase a Toronto-native brand belonging to our friends at Love Closely! In the recent years, we have been steering our focus away from materialism and shifting towards a minimalistic approach to living (future post on this!). By ridding ourselves of the unnecessary – tangible objects, unfulfilling relationships, etc. – which take up space and weigh us down, we make room in our lives and living spaces to see and focus on the things that truly matter. The distinct logo of Love Closely is a rose, which serves as a reminder to stop and smell the roses. By paying attention to the aspects of life which we tend to overlook when we get caught up in the lives we think we should be living, we forget to indulge in the things that make each of us as individuals feel alive. This connotes different things for different people. For us,…

Feature: Beauty Queen

Nowadays with the rise of social media, we can’t help but constantly compare ourselves on a superficial level to others. We sometimes base our own worth by using benchmarks that society provides for us and this can cause us to feel insecure about who we are. If you know me, then you know that I’m a huge advocate of self-love. I think a lot issues that people have stem from the fact that they haven’t learned to love themselves enough. When we feel uncomfortable in our own skin, sometimes we start to loathe ourselves and this can cause lack of confidence, it can cause us to turn down opportunities due to our insecurities, and it can cause us to not demand the respect and love that we deserve. I was recently asked to take part in a project called, Beauty Queen. The creator of this project is a 22 year old girl…