HH August Picks

Posted by Jenny Tellier on

Hot summer nights, dreamy sunsets and dewy skin. August is here and we're ready to squeeze every drop of summer out of this steamy month. Shake the sand out of your towels and let's dive in!



Nat: Monastery Attar is the most velvety, reparative balm you can bless your skin with. This floral concentrate has an amazing protective sealing glow that leaves my face radiant.

Jenny: I'm halfway through my bottle of Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sunshine. I love how this oil instantly brightens my skin and, like every Living Libations product, it smells amazing! I'm also rolling on Corpus Deodorant in Third Rose

Tara: Tata Harper Regenerating Cleaner and Tata Harper Floral Essence. They both leave my summer skin feeling fresh and rebalanced after a hot day. Insider summer tip: Nourishing Oil Cleanser is amazing at taking off SPF at the end of the day!

Taylor: What I call the Supermoon Combo from Graydon - it's 2-3 drops of Fullmoon Serum and 1 generous drop of Moon Boost Serum. A dreamy super-power combo that adds both moisture and hydration!

Julie: Tata Harper Superkind Bio-Barrier Serum and Monastery Flora Serum. Both are light, so creamy and perfect for summer! I especially love that the first ingredient in Flora is Aloe Vera, my skin is drinking it up.

Kyra: I'm loving F. Miller Cleansing Oil as it leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean! And our Health Hut Dry Brush - a staple in my routine.

Claire: Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask as it's been so good for redness and my reactive skin.



Taylor: Swimming in the lake and basking in the sun as often as I can.

Tara: A lot of reading. I'm grabbing whatever book I'm into, any chance I get. On the porch with a glass of wine is my favourite.

Claire: Lots of training with my volleyball team, lifting, working out and also lots of self-care and bubble baths! 

Jenny: Heading to Prince Edward County to visit friends and while I'm in the city taking a trip to Toronto Island to get in as much beach time as I can.

Julie: Napping and sitting out in the sun with an Aperol.

Kyra: Checking out Underpass Park Farmer’s Market on Thursdays and going for walks with friends!

Nat: Waking up extra early to enjoy the morning sun! Burning a Kuumba incense, writing for at least a half hour and hugging my roommates.



Tara: Tomato anything! Pasta sauce, tomato salads, homemade salsa, tomato sandwiches - love it all.

Jenny: My go-to lunch spot when I'm at our College St location is The Fish Store. I order the organic salmon salad with avocado. It's simple, the fish is always fresh and the customer service keeps me coming back.

Kyra: Loving Wynona, everything there is delicious and they have an amaaaazing wine selection.

Julie: Watermelon salads with feta and mint, and all the croissants from Prairie Boy!

Nat: Pasta with mixed beans and homemade tomato sauce and a generous sprinkle of romano cheese. Very comforting for the summertime (I know), but I can’t get enough. Also, it needs to be enjoyed with one or more of your loved ones in order to really hit the spot.

Taylor: As much fresh tomato as I can! One of my favourite parts of summer.

Claire: Tofu and broccoli stir-fry, so fresh and filling in the summer and so quick and easy to make. 


Jenny: Music for Plants playlists by F. Miller

Julie: Harry Styles and Piero Umiliani

Nat: Mereba

Taylor: Surf Rock Sunshine playlist on Spotify

Kyra: Alice Coltrane - Radha-Krsna Nama Sankirtana on repeat!

Tara: August by Taylor Swift on repeat LOL

Claire: vertigo by EDEN



Julie: The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand - it's a great summer murder mystery set in Nantucket.

Nat: New and Selected Stories by Cristina Rivera Garza. I picked this beauty up at Flying Books after my boyfriend's mom (a literary genius) recommended it. They have an amazing “literature in translation” section!

Taylor: I just finished Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. So cute so sad plus I love being transported to ancient Greece.

Kyra: All About Love by bell hooks (I picked it up from Queen Books, just down the street from our Leslieville location).

Tara: Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout (I bought it at a cute bookstore in Maine).

Claire: The Myth of Sisyphus by Albert Camus, the analogy for existentialism has been a really good reality check and grounding read reminding me what’s important and to navigate my values and how I live my life.

Jenny: Enjoying Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados.



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