Self-care is essential, yet most of us find it on the bottom of our bucket list.
With our busy lifestyles and hectic schedules, it is becoming increasingly difficult to carve out time for ourselves.
Reality check my friends.
When you look good, you feel good.
When you feel good, you do good-make sense?
Self-care is not a high maintenance indulgence, but rather should be an integral part of your routine. You deserve moments just for you no matter how much chaos is swirling around.
Enter NV LASH, Hamilton’s premier lash lift company. Owned by Natalia Vilkarsis, it is a new relaxing atmosphere in town. NV LASH is located on the East Hamilton Mountain and has been proudly servicing satisfied customers since 2018.
NV LASH offers lash lifts and tints in a relaxing and sanitary space. Fall back onto a memory foam bed of comfort and allow yourself to be pampered by the best. With your choice of music playing in a soundproof room, the ambiance and relaxation of the process are simply a bonus.
By engaging in this small self-indulgence, you not only enjoy the experience but leave with a low-maintenance solution for your eyelashes.
Say goodbye to daily mascara application-you just earned yourself five extra minutes every morning!
Lash lifts are a cost-effective and low maintenance solution that produce fantastic results. Lash lifts last an average of two months or longer with proper aftercare. Natalia Vilkarsis is the subject matter expert with the highest accreditation. There are no wrong questions, and she will give you an aftercare cheat sheet so that you get the most life out of your new look.
NV LASH pride themselves on the maximum level of sanitation and cleanliness. Natalia Vilkarsis has a clear focus on the health and safety aspects of the business. No need to worry about tools being disinfected or running the risk of catching an eye infection. Natalia Vilkarsis holds herself accountable to the highest standards in the industry.
Natalia Vilkarsis has a passion for beauty and aesthetics, Using her passion to empower others and equip them with a low maintenance solution to their everyday routines while providing that little extra.
THIS is what makes her stand apart from her industry counterparts.
Natalia Vilkarsis provides value and guarantees that you receive the best service for a fair price.
If you have ever been curious about lash tints or lash lifts or would like to shave some time off your morning routine, you need to check out NV LASH.
To contact them directly, you can visit her website, facebook, email, call, or text.
Reach out today-promise you will not be disappointed!
Copywriting-exposed to it every day we pay little to no attention to it.
Websites, blog posts, press releases, newsletters, the list is endless.
If an article is of interest to us or well written, we are intrigued enough to read it, if not we keep skimming.
However …have you ever stopped to consider the mastermind behind the words?
Copywriting, when executed well, is a skill set which eludes most of us. If you are searching for an excellent copywriter, then you need not look any further. Sarah McKenzie is no stranger to copywriting and excels at her craft.
With a communications degree, Ms. McKenzie has been creating copy for business owners for over a decade. Her beginnings were in Public Relations, generating press releases and media relations information. Ms. McKenzie quickly realized, however, that her creativity and ability to produce informative and captivating content would be better suited to assisting business owners in transforming their texts from ‘blah’ to spectacular.
Sarah McKenzie is not only able to construct articles of interest in an informative and tantalizing manner but can generate content to fit certain tones, criteria, and specific styles as per business owners’ requests.
She now designs web content, blog posts, product descriptions, and on trend articles. Sarah McKenzie produces staff bio pages and newsletters, which not only generate more business and interest for her clienteles’ potential customers but ensures that their information is current and valuable to the consumer.
Well versed at taking direction from her clients, Ms. McKenzie provides them with exceptional copywriting with little to no guidance. She takes the stress and time-consuming task of creating fresh content from the business owner, leaving them free to address the endless list of issues they face every day.
If you have a website that could use a revamp or are looking to add to your written repertoire to engage more customers, then you need to contact Sarah McKenzie.
Transparent about her rates, she provides reliable content for a reasonable price. With a website listing numerous reviews, you can see for yourself the quality and expertise of her work.
For more information or to contact Sarah McKenzie directly, you can check her out at:
Losing a loved one invokes so many emotions, thoughts, and reactions for us all. Death is an uncomfortable topic to discuss, often leaving individuals struggling to find the correct words to say. I am so very sorry for your loss echoes with hollow sincerity as we try to understand and make sense of the passing of someone we care about. The depressive and somber state present in the funeral home during visitation and ceremony, unfortunately do very little to assist us in dealing with our feelings.
Celebration of Life founded by Celebrant Charlotte Scott in 2018 provides an alternative to traditional style services. Rather than mourn the death of our dearly departed, Celebration of Life is designed to honour the deceased with joy and reverence. Remembering with fondness good times spent together, the memories and contributions to family and friends of our loved one. The deceased impacted so many people on numerous levels. Cherish their time here with us and rejoice in the knowledge that you were able to share your life with them.
As we evolve as a society, we are becoming increasingly open to new and unique approaches to symbolize the death of a loved one. Individuals are searching for a way to break away from the traditional symbolic forms of reverence and create an atmosphere which better reflects the departed life.
Celebration of Life provides numerous customized packages to choose from. People are able to pay tribute to their loved one with a diverse and exclusive style that is best suited to their wishes, budget, and memories of the person they have lost.
The cost of a traditional style funeral is much more than the money allocated by the government. This fact alone has the potential to add financial strain to those left behind. Elevated stress over money is the last thing a grieving family needs to deal with. Celebration of Life provides a cost-effective solution to honouring the deceased in addition to providing a stress-free and perfectly organized event.
Charlotte Scott and her team take care of all of the incidentals and interweave personal touches to ensure that your loved one is not only exalted but that the family is able to enjoy the event worry-free.
There is still the option to rent a casket and have visitation and viewing hours at a funeral home prior to cremation. Celebration of Life plans your loved one’s soiree after the remains have been taken care of. This is a viable and unprecedented alternative to the traditional cemetery service and plot burial.
Death is a difficult but natural fact of life. Decisions must be made that so often leave us feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Allow Celebration of Life to handle all of the particulars and personalize your ceremony. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to contact them directly at:
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous”-Aristotle
Time spent in nature is not only therapeutic but necessary. In order to possess a positive state of mental, emotional and spiritual health it is imperative that we expose ourselves to this wonderful experience. Walking through the forest, breathing in the sights and sounds-absolutely majestic. Until the six months of arctic tundra descend upon us in what has become a typical Canadian winter.
Sure, we can still brave the 40- winds, ice, and snow-covered paths and find tranquility as we freeze our ass-ends off, but there has to be a better way to surround ourselves with the wonders of nature. Break into the hallelujah chorus because GREENTERIORS has created a way to make it happen which is not only aesthetically pleasing but environmentally efficient.
Most of us love the great outdoors and wait with bated breath for the icy grip of winter to release us from its long and arduous hold. As the weather becomes more seasonal and we again are ensconced by the wonders of new growth, green lawns and plants and of course the warmer temperatures we realize just how much we have missed seeing green.
What if you could possess this option all year long?
News flash my friends-with the ingenious creations from GREENTERIORS it has now become not only a possibility but a reality. Biophilic design-the innovative approach to not only constructing but maintaining living walls and green roofs are their forte. Launched in 2016, GREENTERIORS is taking Hamilton by storm as they design, install and maintain living walls and green roofs.
These biophilic designs transfer the beauty of the outdoors into our homes, businesses and commercial spaces. This process allows us to enjoy the splendour and tranquility of living, breathing plants inside all year long, and I’m not talking about your half-dead ivy or Christmas cactus.
The fascinating element about living walls and green roofs is that not only are they exquisite to view, but also have real environmental benefits. Living walls and green roofs assist with heating and cooling of buildings-hello cheaper gas and hydro bills-by up to a whopping 25%!!! They absorb sound, assist with storm water management and reduce the risk of flash flooding. It is also feasible to create signage and LOGOS generating a focal point for business and commercial space.
GREENTERIORS prides themselves on the highest standard of excellence and creativity. Their reputable quality and expertise are unprecedented. With a goal of becoming a compelling presence in Hamilton, the concept of “bringing the outside in” the health-minded option of these biophilic designs has the ability to transform both the exterior and interior of any building in our community.
In 2009, Toronto mandated that buildings exceeding 2000m2 must incorporate the green roof technology. Hamilton can do better! Come on! We have the Ti-Cats, the Bulldogs and a community eager to embrace economic trends. These options will only serve to generate the most beautiful city in Southwestern Ontario while instilling environmental awareness and health benefits to our citizens.
If you are a business owner searching for a solution to not only become more environmentally aware but to also impress your clientele, you need to check out the options available at GREENTERIORS. For all of you homeowners-get in front of the trend and be the first one in your neighbourhood to rock the living wall or green roof concept-your friends will be so jelly.
For more information or to contact GREENTERIORS directly, check out their website at:
Somewhere along the way we got it all turned around. When did we decide that kids should have all the fun? It’s time for the adults to regain our inner child and put our own festivities on the to-do list. Prepare to engage in hours of hilarity, activity and unique experiences. If you are hunting for something new to do with your friends, family or co-workers, check out this local Hamilton adult fun park.
Walking into the adult wonderland of UberWarrior, you immediately realize you are “not in Kansas anymore”. This massive indoor utopia is geared to adults looking for an experience to reduce stress, get active, and socialize outside of the traditional box offerings. UberWarrior is a laid-back LCBO licensed recreation facility which defies the limits of adult entertainment. For those in search of fun and action-packed activities with an element of healthy competition thrown into the mix heading to UberWarrior is a definite must.
UberWarrior offers axe throwing, archery tag dodgeball, and NERF battles for adults in search of an original way to spend their free time. Best suited for groups of eight or more, there are opportunities to ‘get your sweat’ on and release the tension and stress of the day. With a sizeable area to run, hide and wreak havoc on your friends, family or co-workers there is nothing but fun to be had in Hamilton’s newest adult indoor playground.
Opened in August 2018, the goal of UberWarrior is for adults to connect, unleash and be well. Unwind, enjoy a beverage and relieve stress the old-fashioned way. Perfect for hosting a team building or corporate client event, business owners, managers and sales teams can provide a unique opportunity for their staff or clients. Instead of the mundane potluck lunch at a park-style family reunion, why not enjoy a beer and participate in a healthy axe-throwing competition?
Bachelorettes, birthday parties, social gatherings, and more are just a few of the endless celebrations that can be enjoyed at UberWarrior.
If you are searching for the hottest new trend in entertainment, then I staunchly suggest that you check out UberWarrior. Hours of buffoonery are in your future if you’re willing to be a little adventurous and try something different. To contact them directly or view their pricing and packages, please do not hesitate to visit their website at www.uberwarrior.com.
There is nothing that can truly compare to owning a dog. The devotion and unconditional love for ‘their humans’ are unprecedented. They are a loved and revered part of the family. There really is not anything we won’t do to make them happy…until its 2 am, minus 40 outside and the treat you rewarded them with is rearing its head in an unpleasant and poorly timed explosion of nasty. They need to go outside to conduct their business, so just this once you let them out into your backyard thinking you’ll just pick it up in the morning. This scenario happens more times than you would care to admit, I mean let’s face it, we live in Canada and our winters are not altogether conducive to pre-dawn strolls. Spring arrives and you come face to face with the reality of your winter wonderland, your backyard now a melted suss pit of soggy mud and one distasteful wasteland.
There is no shame in having someone else address the dog poop issue in your back yard unconditional love remember?!?
If this sequence of events is actually your life, you need the professional intervention of champion dog pooper picker upper, Jessica Lynn from PAWS TO BARK, to manage your situation.
In business since June 2010, PAWS TO BARK provides a complete cleaning service all year long. Known for her exceptional customer service and comprehensive packages she is dedicated to maintaining your property and alleviating the stress of addressing the highly disagreeable chore of dog feces chaos. With numerous options to choose from, PAWS TO BARK is a no-brainer if you are looking for a service to clean up your beloved dogs' dirty work. Packages are designed to be conducive for most budgets and lifestyles. Jessica’s commitment to superior quality and her unwavering positive attitude will leave you more than satisfied with the arrangement you decide, leaving you only asking yourself why you didn't hire her sooner.
Let’s be honest, someone has to do it, and by hiring the professionals at PAWS TO BARK, it gives you more time to keep on loving and spoiling your number one. If you are interested in viewing her pricing or wish to contact the Master Pooper Scooper directly, please do not hesitate to contact the owner and operator Jessica Lynn at:
Save yourself the hassle, aggravation and noxious chore, she has buckets, and this is one task you can have crossed off your ‘bucket list’ without getting your hands…well….dirty!
In an economy riddled with unpredictability, fluctuating trends, and an ever-increasing cost of living, your home is one of the most substantial pieces of collateral you will own. Property is undeniably one of the most significant expenditures yielding the highest rate on investment. The value of your home and the perceived value of your home are two completely separate entities, however, and sellers need to acknowledge this fact if they are hoping to receive the maximum dollar from their listing.
In an exceedingly competitive market, the presentation of your home could be the catalyst between a quick sale for top dollar and a house that goes stale on the market. Why would you ever make the decision to gamble with your appreciable investment? The bottom line is that you want the most money you can get for the sale of your home. Keep in mind that the challenge is very real for most buyers who cannot see past your aubergine walls coupled with ‘comfortable clutter’ and envision their family living in this home.
Stack the deck before you list, and hire a professional stager to ensure that your home is best represented to potential buyers. Destined Dreams is a luxury branded home staging firm serving Hamilton and the surrounding area. Sole proprietor Tamara Grant and her network of stagers create a high-end, aesthetically pleasing atmosphere that will transform your home into a magnificent show piece. Home staging not only makes your listing more appealing to potential buyers, but can drastically increase its market value. By investing in a professional home staging company, you are capitalizing on your homes’ full potential, creating solutions to get it sold as quickly as possible.
Destined Dreams offers a variety of package options. From mini-staging which includes a walk-through of your home, consultation and recommendations, to the ‘full-monty’ staging experience, Tamara Grant and her esteemed colleagues add value to your listing and create an atmosphere conducive to a fast sale for top dollar. Destined Dreams prides themselves on their distinctly recognizable brand, holding themselves to the highest standard of excellence and professionalism. Whether your house is fully furnished or vacant, Destined Dreams is a leader in the industry and should be a call you make before you list your home. For more information or to contact Tamara Grant directly, you can check out her website at:
Canada Day is one of the biggest celebrations in the country and the Hamilton area, much like many other large cities in the region, go all out in order to celebrate our nation’s birthday. One of the benefits of Canada Day this year falling on a Monday is that it provides the capability to celebrate over the course of the weekend, rather than just one evening of events. The city of Hamilton is going all out in providing a number of different activities for residents of all ages.
One of the first events to talk about when it comes to Canada Day celebrations across Hamilton is the various sources of food made available throughout the weekend. From the O Canada Ribfest to the Canada Day pancake breakfast, you will have your selection of the widest variety of food offerings from local establishments and around the nation. With some of the best barbecue in the country being held over the weekend, putting on your bid, gathering the family and heading out to one of the many pit master locations will ensure that you get a meal worth taking time out for.
Also available across the Hamilton area will be a variety of activities and music to partake in. Music has always been a giant part of Canada Day celebrations and this year is no different. With a variety of local bands, big-name bands coming in from other locations and activities of all types across the city, you have the capability to make the most of each day of the weekend leading up to the biggest party on Canada Day itself. Whether you’re a local resident or coming in for the weekend, there will be a little something for everyone.
Of course, what would Canada Day be without the iconic fireworks display. Being held at the Waterdown Memorial Park, when the sun goes down the sky lights up. This of course is one of the most popular draws when it comes to any of the activities being celebrated on Canada Day, seeing hundreds of local area residents and visitors, families of all sizes and a variety of music and activity being carried on both before and after. If you haven’t yet had the capability to get down and celebrate the Canada Day fireworks, this year may be your time.
One thing is always for certain when it comes to Canada Day celebrations, the capability to get out and to experience the Hamilton area, your fellow residents and visitors in the region, and to come together in order to celebrate the country we all love. It may not be as grandiose as the 150th celebration we had a couple years ago, but that’s not to say that individuals across the city don’t put a high level of care and effort into every aspect of this weekend’s events. Whether you’re looking for food, fun or fireworks, you are guaranteed to find it across Hamilton.
With the rise of online sales over the last decade hitting astronomical numbers, the pinch has been felt more by the various courier systems in place, as well as businesses offering brick and mortar offerings only. Canada Post has seen a plummet in standard mail, junk mail and other deliveries, leading to the largest in courier companies to pick up the slack when it comes to deliveries from some of the world’s largest online retailers, such as Amazon, eBay and various online resources for customers.
The issues experienced by various courier services is felt most around the holidays, when more individuals than ever are turning to various online outlets for their shopping needs. Which is beneficial to customers around the country yet detrimental to shipping companies that only have the capability to fulfill a certain amount of orders, leading to issues where we see items that would normally take a couple days to be shipped, being fulfilled over the course of a week or two. This may not be an issue majority of the time but facing these problems around holidays is felt by every customer.
This has led to some of the largest shipping companies that operate within Canada to heavily consider investing more in the infrastructure of their business in order to better suit the needs of clients across the country, at all times of the year. The latest of which, Purolator Courier, which is one of the most active courier services in the country, making the choice to invest $1 billion in their infrastructure in Canada in order to make delivery improvements. This includes the construction of a new $330 million facility in the heart of Toronto, the hub of Canadian deliveries.
This investment in their own company will provide the capability for Canadian customers to better depend on the services of Purolator to make deliveries in a timely manner, allowing a higher level of reliance on online resources when it comes to shopping and of course, will also invest in the Toronto area as a new delivery hub will allow for new jobs to open up. One of the biggest benefits to this infrastructure investment is the fact that Purolator, being a Canadian company will see the financial rewards of this choice over the course of many years and raise their level of reliance by Canadian customers.
E-commerce is only going to grow over the next few decades and ensuring that our delivery companies are keeping up with the demand that a growing number of customers are putting on these resources every year will only serve to better everyone involved. We get the capability to better depend on our delivery services to be on time, more jobs are opened locally and within the greater Toronto area and every step of the delivery process, from the store to the customer will gain benefit by making online shopping as reliable as brick and mortar offerings.
It’s been and OHL season of highs and lows for the Hamilton Bulldogs. With a devastating and rather lopsided loss to Ottawa for the championship title, questions once again begin to become raised as to the future of the franchise within the Hamilton area. One particular avenue that has been gaining a little bit of traction since this loss has been the discussions surrounding potentially moving the team to Burlington. This has major support and detractors on both sides yet is a conversation worth having.
One of the biggest talking points when it comes to deciding the future of the Bulldogs within the Hamilton area is that of the issues surrounding the current arena. Not only is it an aging space but one that has not been very fruitful when it comes to drawing in local support and keeping up with the modernization of hockey franchises across Canada. This hasn’t stopped the team from amassing great preseason’s and seasonal hockey, but the effects that it feels when it comes to a stabilizing level of support is something that is always on the minds of the team’s current owners.
Though losing our hockey team to a rival city may be a tough hit to sports fans across the Hamilton area, looking out for the betterment of our team and ensuring that they have the capability to be as successful as possible is one thing that should always be kept in mind. More and more of our younger players are being eyed for the NHL draft each year, which means that having the best possible foundations in order to progress their hockey careers is of the highest level of importance both for the players and for the fans.
Of course, it would be a much better situation all around if we had the capability to provide these avenues to our own hockey players within the city of Hamilton but whether or not the current team owners or the city are willing to make the necessary financial investments to improve upon the current arena situation is always a question that seems to evade a solid answer. With each year that passes, the capability for our current set up to accommodate all the needs of a growing and successful OHL team begin to dwindle, at the detriment to both the team and the city.
Whether you’ve been a supporter of the Hamilton Bulldogs throughout their run in the city or have recently begun to pay attention to our local team, getting yourself involved in the conversation and making your desires known to both the franchise owners and the city of Hamilton can go a long way to ensuring that we have the capability to continue to enjoy our place in the league, while also setting up our team for the best chance at future success. The direction of the Bulldogs may be in question but our support for our local athletes never is.