Category: Health

  • On “rest”

    On “rest”

    This pandemic has changed my perspective on a lot of things. I wrote previously about how this pandemic, along with a series of unfortunate events (likely all triggered by the pandemic), forced me to re-evaluate my relationship with work. Six months post-resignation though, and I’m now realising that it fundamentally altered my perception of rest…

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  • Out & About // Cafe Mariposa

    Out & About // Cafe Mariposa

    Payol runs through my blood so I was more than excited to see Cafe Mariposa, a restaurant in the Lopinot Valley featured on this year’s TT Restaurant Week schedule. Like many kids, I spent a lot of time in Lopinot during my childhood. I have very distinct memories of eating multi-coloured cheese paste sandwiches and catching…

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  • Beauty Bomb // March Birchbox

    Beauty Bomb // March Birchbox

    Hot on the heels of my February Birchbox (which, to be fair, was quite late), was…you guessed it, my March Birchbox (so yes…I’m posting this late). Now I’d ruined the surprise for myself and snuck a peek at the products I was getting for March – slightly underwhelming, but that’s the nature of this subscription…

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  • Reflections on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

    Reflections on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

    Hey guys, Just back from NYC and trying to hammer out a Ole Years/New Years post on the blog before midnight…because my lack of posting would be twice as bad if I don’t round off the year with some notes on 2013. It was an absolutely fantastic year. Full of ups and downs, as with…

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  • Discovery // Zabouca Breads

    Discovery // Zabouca Breads

    I’ve always worked within walking distance of Zabouca Breads – a quaint little bakery tucked away next to a similarly curious piano repair shop, just across from the NP Gas Station on the corner of Tragerete and Maraval Road. It’s easy to miss, but once you’ve peeked inside I guarantee it’s much more difficult to…

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  • Running Actually Won’t Kill Me

    Running Actually Won’t Kill Me

    A piece I did for Trinidad Lookbook on my gym Studio W. They’re actually hiring at the moment, so if you or someone you know is a certified personal trainer, pilates instructor or fitness instructor, please forward your resume to  My battle with physical activity probably began as soon as I quit playing football…

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  • Beauty Bomb // Essentials

    Beauty Bomb // Essentials

      1. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack with MAC  #208 Brush 2. EOS Lipbalm 3. Urban Decay Naked Palette 4. Skincare Combo: St. Ives Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin/Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser/Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel 5. MAC Studio Finish Concealer 6. E.L.F. Eyebrow Kit 7. L’Oreal Paris Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara   I’m really not a…

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  • Review: Sinnamon Skin Klinik & Rejuvenation Centre

    Review: Sinnamon Skin Klinik & Rejuvenation Centre

    We are the girls with anxiety disorders, filled appointment books, five-year plans. We take ourselves very, very seriously. We are the peacemakers, the do-gooders, the givers, the savers. We are on time, overly prepared, well read, and witty, intellectually curious, always moving…We pride ourselves on getting as little sleep as possible and thrive on self-deprivation.…

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  • The Butterfly Effect (choices, death and outcomes)

    The Butterfly Effect (choices, death and outcomes)

    “In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions, where a small change at one place in a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences to a later state.” I found myself thinking about the Butterfly Effect today – no, not the terrible movie, but the one cited above. I…

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