October 24th, 2014

Book Review: Dark Places

Book Review: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn | Sara du Jour

Gillian Flynn is one hell of a writer. I plunged back into the world of fiction after a brief holiday in memoir-land, and let me start by saying: the title doesn’t lie. Dark Places is dark. Really, really dark.

Let me paint you a picture. Continue Reading →

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October 22nd, 2014

How to Ace a Job Interview: 15 Tips

How to Ace a Job Interview: 15 Tips | Sara du Jour

Chances are, sooner or later you’re going to go to a job interview. You’re probably going to go to a lot of job interviews in your lifetime, whether it’s straight out of college, or later on in your career. I’ve been to tons of interviews, especially over the last couple of weeks while I was job hunting. So much so that I can practically do it in my sleep now. I’ve been on the other side of things, too – interviewing potential candidates for a job. So if you want to know how to ace a job interview, here are 15 tips for making a great impression and hopefully, getting the job. Continue Reading →

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October 19th, 2014

Home Office Haul: Indigo + Kate Spade

Home Office Haul: Kate Spade + Indigo | Sara du Jour

I’m slightly ashamed to admit that this is the first of two Indigo haul posts to come. What can I say: Indigo bookstore is my kryptonite. Plus, they carry Kate Spade items, which is just unfair, really. So anyway, here are a few things I bought recently to keep me organized, motivated, and stylish while I work from home. Continue Reading →

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October 17th, 2014

A Murder Mystery Masquerade

Masquerade Mask Makeup

This past weekend I attended a very special party. A masquerade! And as if that weren’t cool enough – a murder mystery masquerade! It was an exciting and surprise-filled night, but before I get into all of that, why don’t you come and get ready with me? Continue Reading →

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October 15th, 2014

Lust List: October 2014

Lust List: October 2014 | Sara du Jour

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a wish list of mine! I may make a series of these Lust Lists, but this one is for October 2014. Here are ten gorgeous things I’ve been gazing at from afar with big puppy dog eyes lately. Continue Reading →

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October 14th, 2014

Book Review: Not My Father’s Son

Alan Cumming Not My Father's Son Book Review

I’m not one for celebrity memoirs. They tend to be self-indulgent money grabs which aren’t even written by the celebrity 99.9999% of the time – they’re ghost written.

Alan Cumming’s memoir, Not My Father’s Son, is the complete opposite. It’s raw, beautiful, brave, and honest. I really can’t say enough good things about it. Continue Reading →

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October 2nd, 2014

Song of the Day: I’m Not The Only One

Song of the Day: I’m Not The Only One – Sam Smith

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September 29th, 2014

Brunch in the Afternoon

Brunch in the Afternoon - Sara du Jour

A little while ago, I hosted brunch at my apartment for a few of my closest friends. The great thing about hosting is that you get to set the rules of the game. In this case, it meant that for one day, everyone had to operate on Sara time.

That meant brunch – in the late afternoon. Continue Reading →

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September 24th, 2014

A Dark Day

I don’t usually share any negative stuff I’m dealing with on here, because I like to keep this a positive place – my happy place.

But in a strange kind of way, this blog has become like my diary, and in an even stranger way, I feel you all have become my extended family.

Some of you have followed me for years, and have seen some of the happiest moments of my life. Today was not such a moment. Today has been trying.

I debated writing this post at all, but writing helps me sort myself out when things get murky. So here it is. Continue Reading →

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September 24th, 2014

Song of the Day: Ring Them Bells

Ring Them Bells – Liza Minelli

I’m having a major Liza Minelli moment, and this is such a fabulous song.

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September 21st, 2014

10 Tips for Building Self Confidence

10 Tips for Building Self Confidence - Sara du Jour

One of the most common questions I get asked online is about how to build your confidence and feel good about yourself.

In a world that literally functions based on telling people (especially women) that they’re not good enough as they are (yay, capitalism!), having confidence in the face of that onslaught is no easy feat. Continue Reading →

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September 18th, 2014

Book Review: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules

Book Review: The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules - Sara du Jour

I fell in love with the idea of this book more than I fell in love with the book itself. The Little Old Lady Who Broke All the Rules, by Catharina Ingelman-Sundberg, has an absolutely delightful premise. Continue Reading →

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September 15th, 2014

Weekend Road Trip to Ottawa

Weekend Road Trip to Ottawa

I wasn’t going to write a blog post about this, mostly because I hardly took any pictures, and I’m not sure very many of you would care to read this kind of thing. But I’ve just returned from such a lovely weekend away that I wanted to jot down a few memories before they fly away forever. Continue Reading →

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September 8th, 2014

I’m Still Alive! Here’s Proof.

Instagram Updates: Sara du Jour

Eek! Sorry for seemingly vanishing without a trace for a bit there. If you follow me on any social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) then you know I’m still very much alive and well, just a wee bit busy, lazy, and distracted. I have lots of exciting (I hope) post ideas rearing to go, but finding the time to edit the photos and write them has been tricky. Continue Reading →

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August 25th, 2014

Naturebox Canada Review

Naturebox Canada Review - Sara du Jour

I’ve never been one for subscription boxes. Things like Birchbox, and Glossybox, which send you a surprise selection of beauty samples each month for a set fee, hold little appeal to me.

For one thing, I’m very choosy with makeup and know exactly what I want (and don’t want). Giving up the ability to choose for myself in order to get a bunch of randomly-selected miniature products and potions that will just clutter up my bathroom counter is just not my thang.

Naturebox takes the idea of the subscription box, and applies it to healthy(ish) snack foods. Now this is exactly my cup of tea. Here’s why. Continue Reading →

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