Hello, I’m Annie, fiction writer, film buff, intuitive healer, and the founder of this Canadian conscious lifestyle site.

Terumah.ca was created for smart young women looking for fun insights on style, beauty, travel, art, and creative living. I’ve recently added more posts on self-care and spirituality due to positive reader feedback.

Terumah means “contribution” or “gift” in Hebrew, and it’s also the name of my Torah portion (I’m a Kabbalah student). I have a million different interests, and this is the place where I get to share them all with you.

Style: I’m a supporter of slow fashion—quality over quantity. I’d rather invest in chic, timeless pieces that withstand seasonal trends. Fashion labels that are ethically made (no sweat shops) and sustainable (environmentally friendly) are the ones I’d recommend above all others. I don’t buy fast fashion anymore and here’s why. Lately, I’ve been really into vintage and secondhand fashion.

Beauty: I’ve been trading in my makeup and beauty products for non-toxic versions. Going green doesn’t mean sacrificing in performance and luxury. I also write about increasing inner beauty.

Travel: I’ve lived in Asia, North America, and Europe. I’m a curious traveler, so you’ll find plenty of useful travel tips and guides in this section. I’m doing my best to travel in a more sustainable and eco-friendly way.

Art & Entertainment: Film, literature, music, architecture, illustrations, design, etc. etc. etc.—if it catches my eye, you’ll hear about it. Join my Goodreads book club for fiction recommendations.

Lifestyle: Sustainable living, home decor, gift ideas, DIY, spirituality, health, wellness… anything that I think will improve your life will be found here.

The Shop section features my picks for ethical fashion, green beauty, home decor items, and nonfiction books. Also visit my Society6 shop for prints of my best travel photos.

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I’m based in Toronto. Drop me a line here if you want to say hi.