Why I Hesitated to Post #metoo

On October 15, 2017 Alyssa Milano posted a message on her Twitter account encouraging women who were either sexually harassed or assaulted to post Social Activist Tarana Burke’s #metoo as a status update.  Her motivation was to bring to light how many women are affected.  The movement for #metoo went viral and hit all social media platforms hard, not just twitter.

Her inspiration came from Harvey Weinstein, American Film Producer, getting thrown out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for sex crimes against women in the movie industry.

Alyssa made it clear that the purpose of her hashtag was to create a platform where women had an “opportunity without having to go into detail about their stories if they did not want to”

Last week I saw my (more…)

Three Little Wishes Soirée

Magical, transformative, loving, caring, giving and inspiring.

These are only a few words that I could take from the dictionary to describe what happened at our studio on Friday evening!

We hosted our very first Three Little Wishes Launch Party!  The support we received from our guests and local businesses was overwhelming.

Two days before the (more…)

Relentless Acts of Kindness

I’m at the cottage, sitting outside, as I write this week’s blog.  The air is still, the sun is shining, birds are chirping and I can hear the neighbour chopping wood in the distance.

Yesterday was Sunday of the Thanksgiving weekend.  My father-in-law and I spent most (more…)

Be Thankful

I’m pretty sure I could write about being thankful every week.

This weekend certainly is the perfect time to reflect on all of the parts of our lives that matter the most.

What happens to us when we don’t feel thankful?  Do you ever have those days where (more…)

This is how we Celebrate!

Mouth watering wines from Konzelmann Winery in Niagara.  Delicious sliders with a choice of back bacon, Montreal smoked meat or roast beef.  Creamy Oka cheese, fresh grapes, juicy peaches and nectarines, salty potato chips and sugary sweet butter tarts and maple cookies.

Does this buffet of yumminess make you proud to be Canadian?  I sure hope so!

This was the spread that we presented to our guests on Friday September 22nd when we launched our very special (more…)

Mom, Me & Europa!

On Tuesday August 29th Iceland Air Flight 532 left Toronto International Airport at 9pm and my Mom and I were off on another adventure.

We had decided earlier this summer to travel to Germany and visit relatives.  Our family is changing quickly over there in Deutschland!  Many of them are getting older and we also have (more…)

The Okanagan Collection

Oooh that Okanagan, such a magical place!  So magical in fact that Wayne and eloped there.  Hey, enough about me, I’m so grateful to share this amazing story from our Maggie.  We obviously share the same love . . .

“My dad was born and raised in the Okanagan, the middle child of three. His parents, though originally both from Saskatchewan, had moved to the valley after a short time in Quebec. When I was a kid, we would go back and visit my grandparents and all my dad’s old friends every few years.

Two houses were built by my grandfather for (more…)

The Niagara Collection

Are you ready?  Natasha is taking us to her homeland!  It’s time to take a walk through the vineyards and sip some of the best wines in the world.  Hmmm . . . I wonder where she is taking us?

“Niagara is a place I’ve called home for over 40 years!  From the gorgeous (more…)

The Jasper Collection

This week the glamjulz fall collection is reminiscent of an alpine town located in Canada’s largest national park.  Nestled within the Canadian Rockies, this landmark is arguably the most picturesque spot to visit in Canada.

Dawn is taking us to (more…)

The Montreal Collection

If anyone knows our Natasha, this girl LOVES to shop!  What I love the most about her is that she saves her pennies to shop local and support people in her community!  That’s pretty much how we met and why she is now such a big part of glamjulz.

There is only one place I think of (more…)