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intentions for 2020
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My 5 Intentions for 2020

The start of the year signals a complete shift in mindset for me. This year, the “start of the year” really was the start of the work year: Monday, January 6th. Prior to that, I literally did not have the brain capacity to type an email. But as soon as Monday rolled around, it was a complete 180. I started back with my 6:45 a.m. workouts, felt energized, refreshed, and ready to tackle 2020! It’s so weird how that works! Intentions vs. Resolutions vs. Goals I think it’s a good practice to set intentions. This is not the same as…

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la grande roue de montreal
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9 Things You Must Do in Montreal

It’s the second most populous Canadian city, and one of my favourites: Montréal. I’ve visited countless times, and it will forever have a special place in my heart. My parents moved to Montréal and got married there, when they first immigrated to Canada from the Caribbean. It’s also one of the best cities in the world for food, since its culinary scene is reflective of its rich history and diverse population. My most recent visit was with my good friend, Solmaz, for MTLàTable – Montréal’s restaurant week that takes place annually in the fall. But Montréal is really great to…

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Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review
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Upping My Tech Game With Best Buy Canada | Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Review

Are you in the market for a new tablet or laptop? Or are you on the hunt for the perfect new gadget for your loved one this holiday season? Well, allow me to put the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 on your radar! I recently picked up the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 from Best Buy and it’s the latest product in the Microsoft Surface family that I’ve added to my creative professional toolkit! I’ve now been using the Microsoft Surface laptop for about 2 years and I can’t say enough good things about it (you can read my review on that…

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meal at Botanist Vancouver
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8 Places to Eat & Drink in Vancouver

I was blown away by the food in Vancouver – and not for the obvious reasons, like sushi and seafood. On my first visit to Vancouver earlier this year, I was pleasantly surprised to see how diverse, cutting edge, and exciting Vancouver’s gastronomy scene really is! Check out my Vancouver Travel Guide here, which has recommendations on where to stay, a comprehensive list on what to do (and what not to do), and a handy list of things to know before you travel to Vancouver. Vancouver’s culinary scene is truly reflective of its diverse population. Naturally, there is a heavy…

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most instagrammable places in chicago
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6 of the Best and Most Instagrammable Places in Chicago

Chicago is such a great city! I’ve been there twice. The first time was with my husband about 3 years ago. You can find my comprehensive travel guide to Chicago here. Fun fact: that was actually my first ever travel blog post (oh, what a long way I’ve come since then!). A few weeks ago, I joined the Butterball team on a press trip to Chicago to attend Turkey University (yes, it’s a thing!). We were only supposed to be there for a day and a half. But unfortunately for us, mother nature had other plans and our return flight…

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15 things I would tell my younger self
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15 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self

It’s my 37th birthday, which means I’m officially past my early thirties and am now inching my way towards the big 4-0! On this occasion, I first feel incredibly grateful for the countless good things and people in my life, for my health, and for another year on this planet. I also can’t help but think about all the ups and downs over the years, and about all the lessons I’ve learned. While I don’t regret past experiences, there are definitely some nuggets of wisdom that I’ve picked up over time. And I’m sure that these nuggets—had I known them…

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CoolSculpting review
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Why I Decided to Get CoolSculpting®

This post was done in partnership with Allergan. But as always, all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. Self-love and self-improvement are not mutually exclusive. It took me a while to reconcile those two concepts. With all the competing messages we’re constantly bombarded with, it can be hard to know what to believe. I am 100% in support of the wave of body positivity that has been ushered in in recent years and am so happy to see diverse body types finally being represented in a real way. But I’ve also felt conflicted because, if we’re encouraged to “love…

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Adele House cleaning review
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Stop Trying to do It All – Hire a Professional Cleaner!

If it’s one thing the women’s movement has taught us, it’s that we can do it all! But while we truly can do it all, the real question is: why would we want to?! Time is finite, and it’s also a commodity. How we choose to spend our time has a direct impact on our happiness and mental health, physical health, and relationships with our family and friends. I think it’s pretty common for women to feel like they’re constantly juggling a million things (does the above scenario look anything like you?). In my case, since quitting law and starting…

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Freedom Mobile Review
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Why I Decided to Give Freedom Mobile A Try

Is it just me or have you also grown tired of all the downsides that come along with big wireless companies? I’ve been a customer with one of them for about 9 years – which, admittedly, may seem like a long time and imply I’m happy. But, while there are things I have liked, there have been many things I’ve disliked – particularly when it comes to my phone plan options. Not to mention the price per month! Truth be told, Canada’s mobile plans are some of the most expensive in the world. And since the big carriers have all…

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3 Comforting Appetizers Using Prosciutto & Grana Padano
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3 Comforting Appetizers Using Prosciutto & Grana Padano

Is it weird that the thing I get most excited for about fall is the return of comfort food?! Forget the pumpkin spiced lattes, cable knit sweaters, leaves changing colours and all that other autumnal stuff! I just care about having the kind of food that feels like a hug, about the prospects of entertaining (and being entertained) for Thanksgiving, and about cozying up under a blanket with a bowl of warm soup! During the cooler months as we hibernate, I also find myself back in the kitchen more often. Are you the same way? Since I’m always looking for…

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