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Travel Guide: Why Mexico City Should be on Your Bucket List

How do I love thee, Mexico City? Let me count the ways! It’s the 4th largest city in the world with a population of over 21.3 million. It has over 40,000 restaurants, more than 600 hotels, 150 museums, 100 art galleries, and so much more. So, it’s not hard to see why, after visiting Mexico City for the first time, it instantly became one of my favourite cities in the world! My good friend and travel buddy, Solmaz K of The Curious Creature, and I spent 4 days and 4 nights in Mexico City at the end of November, 2017…

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Travel Diary: Grand Velas Riviera Maya with Air Transat

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I returned from THE most luxurious resort vacation we’ve ever been on at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya thanks to Air Transat. As I sit here writing about what it was like to spend a week in paradise and looking at all of our photos, there is a blizzard happening outside my window and I’m thinking, “Why did we ever come back?!” Can I just sum up the entire trip in one word (AMAZING) and leave it at that? While that would be 100% accurate, I definitely have way more to say about…

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Doing work while at Grand Velas Riviera Maya in December of 2017
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Why “Vacation” Doesn’t Really Mean Time Off When You’re Self-Employed

One of the biggest lessons I’ve had to learn since starting to blog full-time is that vacation doesn’t really mean time off, when you’re self-employed. There is no such thing as truly unplugging, especially if most of your work is online. Unless you have a team of people or an intern working for you back at home (which I don’t), going away doesn’t mean you get a break from your business. You still have to be able to pay the bills when you get back, so you can’t just abandon ship! Out of office message? Guess what – IT DOESN’T…

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How Dyson Helped us Live Happily Ever After

Fun fact: if Alex and I didn’t live together, I’d probably be a minimalist. Kinda hard to believe coming from a blogger, when it seems from my Instagram that I’m constantly receiving blogger mail. But, trust me when I tell you, I simply cannot stand clutter…and even worse, DUST! I make it a point to purge my closet quarterly, give away/donate products I receive that I don’t use, and there’s not a day that goes by where I’m not picking up at least one strand of hair from the ground somewhere. I am a neat freak, period. Bless his heart,…

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How to Stay Active While on Vacation

If you’re anything like me, your idea of staying active while on vacation is walking to the buffet or pool bar! If I go on a resort vacation, the whole idea is to relax and enjoy paradise. It’s to relish in the bounty of food and drink that I wouldn’t otherwise have on a daily basis back home, like huevos rancheros for breakfast, Blue Hawaiians and Piña Coladas every hour, 24-hour room service…you get the idea. I’m also the type of person who likes to try everything on the menu. So, if there is basically unlimited food available at my…

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Holiday Gift Guide with Upper Canada

Back from yet another amazing trip to Mexico and jumping right back into the holiday preparations! Christmas is in less than two weeks, so I’ve got an easy holiday gift guide to share with you. Before we left for our vacation (travel guide coming soon!), we took a trip to Upper Canada to shop at some of my favourite retailers. Every year, I set out with the best intentions to get my Christmas shopping done early. But, I always seem to end up at the mall on December 23rd or 24th running around and spinning my wheels on what last-minute…

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4 Simple Tips For Healthy Hair Before the Holidays

I can’t believe the holidays are right around the corner! I’m not sure about you guys, but the party invites have already started filling my inbox! Since we all want to look our best during the holiday season, I think it’s a great time to show our hair a little extra love. If you read my post on anti-aging, you’ll have seen that taking care of our hair is one major way we can keep ourselves looking younger. In this post, I want to expand on hair care and share my 4 simple tips for healthy hair. These are the…

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Romantic Staycation at One King West

A few weeks ago, Alex and I celebrated our 3-month wedding anniversary (how time flies!). We got to spend it at one of our favourite hotels in Toronto: One King West. We have such a special connection to this hotel because it’s actually where I spent the night before our wedding and where Alex and I spent our first night as a married couple! We were invited back for a romantic staycation for 2 nights, and the timing of our return couldn’t have been more perfect. Can you believe, we were even put up in the exact same room that…

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It’s Not Too Soon to Start Thinking about Aging, So Here’s What You Can do About it Now

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting down for breakfast with Jeanne Beker, Tosca Reno, Lynn Spence, Dr. Janet Tamo and Dr. Kucy Pon at a roundtable hosted by Proctor & Gamble at Oretta. Not only are some of these ladies icons in their own right, but they are also all incredibly nice people! Needless to say, joining them at an intimate breakfast to discuss some of the most important issues facing women was very humbling and inspiring! The focus of the discussion was on health, wellness, and beauty for the aging woman, particularly women who fall into the…

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