February – The Longest Short Month of The Year

Isn’t it crazy how this month tortures us?  January seems to go by in a snap, February arrives and we’re all feeling optimistic because, hey!  Spring is only a month and a half away.

But then February seems to just hang around like an unwelcome guest.  Ugggh, add on the pandemic and it’s really a challenge.  The feeling of overwhelm keeps building, it’s not like you can call up a friend and go sit in at a pub and chat over a glass of wine, just to get a change of scenery.  I would do anything for a pub night with friends right about now.

So, I ask you this?  How are you managing?

If I was to paint a picture of my perfect day in these pandemic times it would look like this: (more…)

You Are Family!

One of the most rewarding things about owning a small business is that you all become like family.  We eat together, we drink together, we enjoy parties together, we talk about life and we hug, a lot.

Then this pandemic happens and even though we can’t be together, nothing breaks the bond.

I was so incredibly grateful this weekend to all of you.  Last week was hard for me.  I was (more…)

How To Manifest A Little Magic

Are you feeling grateful for all of this sunshine?  Isn’t it the best?

Okay, I have to admit, I did think my face was going to fall off on my morning walk but like I always say, as long as the sun is shining, I’m good!

There is so much beauty all around us and now more than ever I think it is so important to really take it all in.  Every colour, every sound, anything to keep our senses stimulated.  In my mind these little things are part of the magic formula for happiness.

Last week we had a beautiful Thursday, lots of snow, the sun was shining and it was above zero!  I got in my car to do a grocery run for us and my Mom.  When I got into the car I turned on the radio, Q107 of course!  An oldie but a goodie was on.  “She Ain’t Pretty” by the Northern Pikes.  Who remembers that one?  Anyway, do you ever have those moments where all of a sudden you are so in tune with the radio and every song sounds sooooo good and you just can’t get the songs to play loud enough?  I love when that happens.  I actually think the feeling could be described as a form of meditation.

After dropping off the groceries to my Mom, instead of rushing home, I decided to venture down to Bronte Harbour and take in all of its beauty.  As I pulled up to a parking spot, I got an amazing summer feeling that washed over me and put a huge smile on my face.  That great summer feeling continued as I walked down to the water, passing extraordinary Muskoka Chairs beautifully painted by several artists as part of the “At Home in Bronte” exhibit.  I also walked over to where the yachts are usually parked and imagined my future pink sparkly eco-friendly yacht parked there with all the rest of them, blaring yacht rock (cue “Baby Come Back”) drinking pink champagne and sucking back oysters with all my pals!

I decided to carry on this inspired beautiful feeling throughout the weekend and joined up for a Sunday Night “Paint and Networking” event with my friends at Clio & Fox.  We painted a sweet little chickadee on a branch in the snow and of course I just had to add sparkles to my snow.  It felt great to paint again, it’s been a long time and I did feel a little rusty.  I’m now inspired to return to painting, a practice that will be another great form of mediation.

Speaking of meditation, I must leave you now for some Yoga in my living room, it’s the best way to manifest more magic for the week ahead.

Keep dreaming and creating your own magic, it’s what we do best!

How do you manifest the magic in your life?

Monica XO

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Is Your Inner Teenager Looking for Some Fun?

During this pandemic we’ve been talking a lot about getting creative and enjoying different activities like painting, paper crafts, chalk art, all those things we loved doing as kids.

But what about the other kid who is inside of us?  The one with a little bit of rebellion in her, the one who likes to lock herself in her room every once in a while just to be with her own thoughts.  Yes, I’m talking about the teenage girl – she needs some attention too!

This weekend it suddenly occurred to me that I was feeling pretty low about (more…)

Bubbles & Baubles

What was I doing last year at this time?  The year before that and the year before that?

I was getting ready for a super-glam night in London, Ontario!  An evening called Bubbles and Baubles where I, along with several other Canadian jewelry designers gathered to sell our creations and give back 25% of our sales to The London Children’s Hospital Foundation.

I absolutely loved this event.  My Mom and I arranged it so that we could also (more…)

Community Wonder Women!

It has been my experience that over the last 10 months we have had two very different realities.

In the beginning we had to – (more…)

Five Ways to Get Inspired During Lockdown

This time last year I was on my way to a three day retreat in Cuba with other female entrepreneurs.  It was a fabulous trip and really gave me the rest I needed and inspiration to come back and get excited for the year ahead.

How many of you are feeling like a change of scenery could really help with a fresh start to the new year?  I feel your pain.

We are in lock down and it’s difficult to get that fresh start feeling (more…)

No Pressure in 2021

Happy New Year and happy Monday to you!

I’d love for you to join me today in taking a deep breath and just sit still for a few moments.

Think about what your headspace was like one year ago at this time.

For me, I woke up to the sound of my alarm at 6:30am to be ready for the first Monday back to reality.  I woke up out of my holiday bliss feeling pressured before my feet even hit the ground.

Pressured to plan my year, pressured to get back to the gym, pressured to lose (more…)

Best Christmas Gift . . .

Last week I hosted my first Zoom Party!  A party to celebrate 20 years in business.

To all of the ladies who attended, I am sooooo grateful that you were there.  For those who could not make it, I felt you in spirit.  That’s the great thing about glamgirls, I always (more…)

Hangin’ out with A-Listers!

Here I go . . .

Yesterday I kicked off my 20 year celebration for glamjulz!

I chose the day because, as of yesterday, we only have 20 days left in 2020 and also, December 12th was my Dad’s birthday. Gosh, he would have been 85.  He and he had such a tremendous influence on my character, always encouraging me to work hard and give it my all!

So with all of those good vibes for a start date, I know that (more…)