Life

My 10 Favourite Purchases of 2019

January 17, 2020
Herschel Carry On Suitcase

One thing that we’re trying to focus on this year is really cutting back. We’re just about ready to start trying for a wee one but as Matt likes to constantly remind me in an anxious state, we’ve got a lot to do to prep financially (though I, for one, am not too concerned [et voila the balance in our personality types], plus I have some really amazing financial goals and strategies in place already that I outlined in this…

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Beauty + Hair

My Winter Hair-Saving Hack

January 16, 2020
Capilano Suspension Bridge

We’re unexpectedly getting hit with some serious snow here in Vancouver which is definitely not normal for the West Coast! From bus lines shutting down to schools getting cancelled, it’s like the whole city is shutting down. I, for one, am kinda loving it – we went for a big snow walk yesterday all bundled up and watched all the kids tobogganing on our hill near the Sea Wall then came home to have a big fire and relax. Not…

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Canada Travel Whistler

A Sisters Getaway to Whistler

January 8, 2020

Happy 2020! I took some time off over the holidays, not only for Christmas and the like but I was also truly offline given that I was at my cabin on the Sunshine Coast. To close out the festive fun, this past weekend my older sister and I took off to Whistler for a quick one-night sisters getaway (my little sister was supposed to come too but was sick sadly, we missed her!). I’ve only stayed in the village once…

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Life

New Traditions For a New Family

December 19, 2019
Vancouver Christmas Market

This is my favourite time of the year, and as I mentioned in this post about some of my family’s go-to holiday traditions that we’ve built over the years, it’s one that’s heavily entrenched in ritual, tradition and magic for me. While I’m ordinarily not someone who likes to be too bound by routine, when it comes to the holidays, there’s something really special in the routine, particularly when it’s shared with the ones you love. Matt and I are…

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Canada Style Travel Vancouver

Canyon Lights

December 16, 2019
Aritzia blanket scarf

I grew up pretty much my whole life (with the exception of my first few years, when I was in Quebec) in North Vancouver, literally a 5-10 minute drive from Capilano Suspension Bridge. I don’t know if it’s that I just was used to crossing over our own suspension bridge over Lynn Canyon (you can see it pictured in this post) or if it’s just the classic adage of locals not exploring their own hoods enough, but it’s taken me…

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Life

Holiday Gift Guide for the Homebody

December 10, 2019

I used to not be much of a homebody – I’d be more than happy to go out every single night of the week and never felt too burnt out from it. When I started travelling a lot though (and particularly when my travelling really ramped up and I became lucky enough to make travel my main content stream throughout the year), I would come home and just want to vegetate in our place. I got this insane “nesting” urge…

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