Update: Farewell Canada…hello England!

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“Are you going to keep your blog going,” asked my girlfriend, Roop. My immediate response was simply that I didn’t know. Moving across the world is a little exhausting and there are so many things to consider – then you’re bombarded with the copious number of things that creep up on you unexpectedly.

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Moving back was a little overwhelming and a hell-of-a culture shock. I know, I know, it’s my home I shouldn’t feel like this place is alien to me but it really has been. I’ve spent the last couple of weeks doing things that are totally out of my comfort zone and norm but I think that’s okay. I’ve always been the home-body girl but this move rocked me a little to get out there and explore a different, more out-going side of me. Don’t get me wrong. I’m exhausted and the increase of social life has resulted in a lot less sleep but until I’m settled I think that’s ok…

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{Meetings at Chancery Lane}

I’ve been completely in awe of London – the city is a maze of history, street art, eclectic scents of international foods and of course it’s heaving with brick-laden, rustic coffee shops that offer the most delightful coffice spaces.

It’s been incredible being able to see old friends again and everyone I’m bumping in to says that based on my Instagram it looks like I’m happy…

Obviously I’m not going to show the you stressful runs to miss a train, carrying around heavy bags and a suitcase from hotels to friend’s houses (I’m about to get serious about the apartment hunting I swear!) but all in all yes, I’m so happy to be home. Everything feels unsure but it’s exciting too.

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{The new Benetowers!}

P.S. work is awesome! Of course, Benefit UK is just as fab as I thought it’d be. it’ll be even better when I don’t feel like the ‘new girl’ anymore. It’s natural to feel a little nervous about starting in a new dynamic of people, right?

I’m so excited to be in a role that’s going to challenge me and push me to think outside the box for a brand I love. Above is a snap of the new office we’re moving in to next week. STOKED.

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{Jo Malone Kings Cross, St Pancras}

The most I’ve done on the beauty front is take a little trip to Jo Malone to pick up the wood sage and sea salt perfume. It’s DELICIOUS. More on that soon.

Hokay I’m off for a cup of tea in St Albans. I’ll be back soon with beauty stuff PROMISE. I’ll leave you with a shot of the gorgeous Space NK – what will be my new Sephora. I will be a little slow on the blog for the next couple of weeks but I will get back on it.  xo

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{Space NK – Liverpool Street}

P.S. I have to add that I’m still missing Toronto dearly. It’s my home home away from home <3

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11 Comments

  1. May 10 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Incredible!! Would love to visit England one day.

  2. Victoria Chu
    May 6 2015 / 9:48 pm

    Hi Rema, I’m new to your blog, but enjoyed watching your segments on Canadian daytime tv on my sick days. Thanks for producing such good beauty content! Best of luck at your new office.

  3. Anna Jordan
    Mar 22 2015 / 4:07 am

    I love this post! Thank you for sharing your experience moving back to your home country! I want to experience this someday as well!

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  4. Feb 2 2015 / 1:19 pm

    I miss you like crazy over here but I’m happy to hear you’re settling in well 🙂 Love you Rema!

  5. Feb 2 2015 / 5:13 am

    Take your time to get settled in, Rema – we’ll be here when you’re ready! Moving across the world, even when just moving back “home” is a huge culture shock, and starting a new job with new people, looking for a “flat”, it all sounds very exhausting but exciting at the same time. Lots of love and good luck on all fronts!

  6. Lélo
    Feb 1 2015 / 9:59 pm

    I miss you! But I’m glad I got to keep a piece of you with me 😉

  7. Feb 1 2015 / 6:16 pm

    I’m so happy to hear that your return to the UK is going well, Rema. Sending lots of <3 your way as you settle in!

  8. Roop Gill
    Feb 1 2015 / 5:18 pm

    So happy to have you here! (and honoured to be quoted in your coveted blog) xx

  9. Suzi
    Feb 1 2015 / 3:02 pm

    What an exciting transition! I travel to London whenever I can and living there is on my bucket list! That being said, I do understand because (as a small town Canadian girl) I still find rush hour on the tube overwhelming and how large the city truly is! Have fun and enjoy St Albans today (it is so picturesque there)!

  10. Feb 1 2015 / 2:17 pm

    We miss you here but so happy you’re settling in and re-discovering your home!

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