About

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Hi, I’m Annie, film buff, lit nerd, and the founder of Terumah.ca. I’m a published fiction author currently writing a novel and a collection of short stories.

This site 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, spirituality, and increasing confidence 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 keen 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’m also writing more on amplifying 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. Other eco bloggers have inspired me to travel more sustainably and mindfully, and my recent posts are reflective of their influence.

Art & Entertainment: Film, literature, music, architecture, illustrations, design, etc. etc. etc.—if it catches my eye, you’ll hear about it. Join my online book club for my novel recommendations, and there’s a Goodreads group too.

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

The Shop features style, beauty, home and book picks that are reasonably priced, responsibly made, and just plain beautiful.

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I’m based in Toronto. Drop me a line here if you want to contribute. For brands, see my Collaborations page to get in touch.