Pink As F%#$

This past weekend I had the pleasure of eating at the adorable and even more delicious Pietro Nolita in New York City. I must admit, this quaint little restaurant first came to my attention on Instagram a few months back and I make sure I stop by for a bite each time I am in the city.

Therefore, like all trips to NYC, I made my way to pink heaven to enjoy a lamb burger and a cup of coffee this past weekend. What was different than my previous visits to Pietro Nolita is that I had the pleasure of meeting Pietro himself. I was sitting eating my burger when this nice man approached my table and gave me a sticker that read Pink As F%#$. I of course thanked him for his gesture but not knowing he was the brains and inspiration behind my favorite restaurant.

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If Shoes Could Talk

As much as I can appreciate a great pair of shoes, I often find myself gravitating and lusting for new handbags to add to my collection. There is something about a timeless bag that only looks better with age that keeps me wishing for more and more. Yes, there are so many beautiful shoe designers whom I admire and there are also so many styles I would love to own. However, for me, the thought of running such perfection with wear was too difficult to invest.

When I spotted these metallic heels, I knew they were coming home with me immediately. Not only are they in my favorite color and take on a different look with every movement (thanks to the metallic material) … but I swear they spoke to me in the store (or least that is what it felt like!). As they were perched on a shelf amongst other beautiful shoes, I quickly scanned the store to have these heels catch my immediate attention. As soon as I tried them on (the only size remaining), I had my first Cinderella moment. My foot slid easily and comfortably down the arch, they were incredibly comfortable and at that moment they already felt a part of my existing collection. Welcome home!

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Not So Clueless

Sometimes I wonder to myself if it appears online that I ‘have it all‘ and don’t have any challenges in my life. Although I must admit that I have been incredibly fortunate to date (I never want to take anything for granted), I too have had a handful of struggles. Although I mention some of my difficulties from time to time here on the blog, I have many more that I will discuss as I become more and more comfortable. One challenge (and I am aware in the big scheme of things what people struggle with that this is slightly insignificant) that I continue to have to deal with is being judged by others based on my interests or how I may present myself.

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Not Permanent

This post was scheduled for months prior (along with a few more posts to come) but for some reason I couldn’t seem to press publish. It wasn’t the photos or the content that was withholding me from posting, it was the mere fact that for the past few months I have been trying to cut myself some slack. This post is probably very much over due but I thought I should explain why my posting schedule has changed the past few months….so here it goes!

As you may already know, I have been living in Toronto for the past 4 months and will continue to live here until early July. As of July, both my husband and I will be heading back out east to ‘set up shop.’ In other words, my husband will be starting a new position in Halifax and I will be finishing up my final year of psychiatry residency (wow, has time flown). For the past year (up until the past 6 months) I was posting on a 5 days per week schedule here on BlareJune.com. To be honest with you, I didn’t think much about it. Yes, I was working non-stop between my job as a physician and preparing/writing posts for my blog….but when you love what you do it truly doesn’t feel like work. Blogging for me has always been incredibly enjoyable and rewarding… and thankfully it continues to feel this way.

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Paddling Through

As you may have noticed this past week I have been away from my blog and social media. I explained in a recent blog post how life threw me a curve ball and why I needed to take some time to refocus and recharge as a result (you can read more here). Since last weeks health scare, I took some time to redefine what is important to me and how to move forward by paddling through this beautiful experience we call life.

Although I am going to keep the changes I will be making in both my personal and professional life to myself for the moment, you will come to notice over time that Blare June.com will be focusing on more topics that matter to me and make me feel whole again.  These topics will include more content on mental health, real life issues (whether they are pleasant or not), travel, travel and even more travel (that will of course incorporate fashion). I need more in order to fuel my soul. I keep finding myself searching for more meaningful content online…..so I thought, why keep looking for it when I can create it myself? Unfortunately, it took a health scare to open my eyes to realize that I recently steered off my path and I got caught up. Although I love this creative world…I have a loyal following (I adore you all) and I need to use my voice and my expertise more to help others and spark conversations! To me, life is more than a new make up product or a number of following. There is a bigger world out there and I want to become an engaged participant.

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No PJ Day

I can’t say I grew up in a very strict household. My parents (especially my father) were actually quite lenient with rules that would have been normal in another household. Whether it was curfew, chores, junk food or responsible drinking…they were pretty relaxed I must say (and I turned out ok….right?). That being said, as much as they were chill about other things they took education and respect very very seriously. My father did not have many rules for us but two that I found quite funny (although very frustrating at the time) was no participation in PJ day at school and no chewing gum in his presence. You are likely thinking….umm what? I know! That was pretty much the extent of his rules but he ensured (or at least he thought he did) that we stuck to this.

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