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Charming houses in New Hampshire
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Travel Guide: New Hampshire Highlights in 3 Nights

I’m a city girl at heart. I love the frenetic energy and the convenience of having so many coffee shops and restaurants at your fingertips. When I travel, if I’m not heading to another major city, you can find me on the beach in some place exotic (as you can see from my last travel guide). But, I must admit, there are times when it’s nice to change up the pace and connect with nature – go somewhere where you can’t see directly into your neighbour’s house. A couple weeks ago, I was invited to visit the state of New…

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Easy breezy in Aritzia
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Celebrating Canada150 in Style with Upper Canada

Canada’s 150th birthday is just around the corner! I started my Canada150 celebrations a couple months ago with my trip to the Juno Awards in Ottawa. We are just a couple weeks shy now of July 1st, so it’s a good time to continue the Canadian pride – this time, with a new style post and ode to some of my favourite Canadian retailers. I’ll also be celebrating Canada150 with a new food post coming up on the blog next week – so stay tuned! It’s been a little while since my last style post, and since I decided to…

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Bride and Bridesmaid swimsuits at Nikki Beach
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Travel Guide: 4 Tips on How to do St. Barths on a Budget

Visiting St. Barths has been a dream of mine for many years. Call me an elitist, but maybe it has something to do with the fact that it’s one of the most exclusive places on earth, or there’s a Nikki Beach on the island (and it was once one of my lifetime goals to visit all the Nikki Beaches in the world). But let’s be honest. My fiancé and I aren’t made of money; and with a wedding on the horizon, we weren’t looking to set ourselves back. Despite the otherwise hefty price tag, it is possible to visit St….

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Selection of appetizers at Ricarda's Toronto
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A Second Look at Ricarda’s: Why First Impressions Are Not Always Accurate

I’m going to be brutally honest. The first time I went to Ricarda’s, I was not impressed. Well, let me rephrase: I was not impressed by the food. The first time I went to Ricarda’s was for the grand opening in July of 2016, and I found it to be extremely ostentatious. There were acrobats hanging from the ceiling and models walking around in giant plastic bubbles. There was a bountiful seafood bar, fresh pasta bar, and an open beverage bar. Not to mention the fact that the restaurant is in a GIANT space and is beautifully decorated. Nevertheless, I…

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Honouring my bridesmaids with fine jewellery from Pandora
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Expressing Gratitude: How I Surprised My Bridesmaids with A Gift From PANDORA Jewellery

One thing I am guilty of not doing often enough: showing appreciation, especially to those that are closest to me. It’s not that I’m not grateful or don’t have manners; I always do make sure to say “please” and “thank you”. But I know actions speak louder than words, and saying “thank you” can be less powerful in conveying gratitude than a meaningful gesture or a gift. In giving a thoughtful gift, you go that extra little mile and say “I truly appreciate you” to the person you who’s receiving it. However, life gets in the way sometimes, and there…

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Getting comfy in the salon chair at Toni & Guy Queen West
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There’s No Place Like Home: My New Hair Collaboration with Toni & Guy

I’m not afraid of commitment. I mean, I’m happily engaged to be married (we’ve been together for nearly 4 years), I’ve had several long-term relationships before my fiancé, and I have friendships that have lasted more than 30 years. But for some reason, I’ve never been able to commit to certain essential service providers, like a family doctor (I haven’t seen the same doctor regularly since my pediatrician) or a hairdresser. My ‘hair history’ is actually quite embarrassing. I used to go for a haircut max two times a year; and, other than my phase in high school when I…

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Official Dine & Fash All About U
in Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle

All About U: Collaboration with Upper Canada

Happy Monday, friends! It’s a new week and I have some exciting news to share with you. If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a couple of teaser posts (here and here) about an announcement that would be made today, alongside some of my favourite Toronto bloggers, Rebeca, Joëlle, and Jonathan. Well, I’m so happy to be able to finally share the good news with you guys: we’ve partnered with Upper Canada as official Upper Canada ambassadors for 2017! All of those BTS shots we were taking were because the 4 of us are some of the…

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Some of the things I've been doing to get ready for my wedding
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4 Common Sense Things Every Bride Needs to Do Before Getting Married

My whole life, I’ve been pretty organized. I like to be on top of things and I live by spreadsheets and to-do lists. But, blogging, working full-time AND planning a wedding at the same time has thrown that for a complete loop. I haven’t been able to give wedding planning the attention it deserves, and it’s literally made a part of me die inside. Nevertheless, until I have kids, my wedding is going to be the biggest and most important day of my life. So, here are 4 common sense things I’ve made sure to do before getting married, to feel…

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My 'jacked up' BLT is too good to resist!
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My ‘Jacked Up’ BLT Recipe

Warning: this post may contain scenes of extreme deliciousness (which may be unsuitable for those who do not enjoy bacon). It is intended for mature carnivores only. Viewer discretion is advised. Bacon lovers, rejoice! Did you know that National BLT month is a thing? …Yeah, me neither. But I’m so glad that I know now and you will never hear me complain about any opportunity to celebrate BACON! National BLT month is during the month of April, and I’ve teamed up with duBreton to bring you my very own, mouth-watering BLT recipe. It’s a classic BLT sandwich  with a couple…

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Best dim sum experience on the #JunoExpress to Ottawa
in Food, Travel & Lifestyle

Eating My Way Across Ontario with Metro – First Stop: The JUNO Awards

Anyone who knows me well knows there are 3 things in life that I love the most (aside from my fiancé and pizza): food, travel, and music. So, when Metro offered to take me on an adventure this past weekend to Ottawa for The JUNO Awards—giving me an opportunity to get a HUGE dose of music, food, and travel all at the same time—I was like, “Hellllllll, yessss!” How Metro is Celebrating Canada’s Sesquicentennial In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial (which is just a fancy way of saying 150th anniversary), Metro is putting together a series of 7 local events, called…

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