Toronto Travel Diaries: Quintessential Cottaging at Viamede Resort

August 13, 2018

Toronto Travel Diaries: Quintessential Cottaging at Viamede Resort

Although I love getting far away and traveling to foreign countries, sometimes the best places are right in your backyard. Every summer, I make the time to explore Ontario by either spending a weekend camping or at a cottage. This year we had the pleasure of going up to the Kawartha Lakes and staying at Viamede Resort for a weekend—it was one of the most refreshing and liberating weekends that I’ve ever had in a long time. Just under 2 hours away from the city, the escape to nature was exactly what I needed to reset my inner self.

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Paris Travel Diaries: #MDVPParis

August 11, 2018

Paris: #MDVPParis - A Love Story

Disclaimer: I would highly recommend that you grab a breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack before settling down to read this post. It’s going to be quite the long one, and I promise that I’ll follow up with one of my regular Top 10 Guides at a later date. I couldn’t help but write this much for such a phenomenal trip and for finally crossing Paris off of my bucket list!

For as long as I can remember, it has always been a dream of mine to travel to Paris and to live out all of my most romantic Parisian dreams. This past May, I finally had the chance to cross it off of my bucket list by exploring the city with Peter and our closest Toronto friends—Mel  and Dave. When I look back and think about it, it truly felt like a dream. Although we were only there for a short 5 days (I’m already excited at the fact that I’ll be back next month), we did enough to comprise of a month’s worth of memories. Paris is one of those places that you fantasize about—at least for me it was. While other girls may be putting together wedding boards on their Pinterest pages, I put together beautiful places to visit in Paris. I’m not even joking. My life goals and dreams consist of adventures around the world as opposed wedding venues (though it is quickly changing!) or home decor. So you can only imagine the excitement that mounted as the trip of a lifetime drew nearer and nearer! Let’s rewind from the beginning so that I can give you a sense of just how excited I was for the trip.

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50 Must-Have Summer Shoes

July 31, 2018

50 Summer Shoes for Under $50

We may be part way into summer, but that doesn’t meant that you can’t still be shopping for summer clothes! Now is actually the best time since most of the retailers will be marking down their summer stock to make way for everything fall and winter. I’ve already seen some places begin to stock Halloween decor, which is absolutely absurd to me since that’s more than 3 months away, but hey, why not take advantage of those sales and stock up on cute summer shoes for all of the remaining trips that you’re planning on taking?!

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Matchy-Matchy Yes Please!

July 30, 2018

Matchy-Matchy Yes Please!

T-Shirt, Blazer, Pants – Dynamite

If you’ve never been to Arizona, there are two words that describe it perfectly: dry, heat. Yes, that’s right. There’s zero humidity! Which means that you can literally wear anything in the heat and still feel alright. I seriously felt more comfortable in 45 degree weather with zero humidity than I ever have in 30 degree weather with 50% humidity. I always swear that I’ll never leave the East Coast, but if I do, it’ll be the humidity that does me in.

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NYC Travel Diaries: 10 Things to Do (Updated)

July 26, 2018

NYC Travel Diaries: 10 Things to Do (Updated)

Besides Toronto, New York is one of my absolute most favourite metropolitan cities of North America. I try to go back at least once a year, and if I’m lucky, I get the opportunity to go back a second or third time thanks to some fun press trips. The concrete jungle is quite the literal photography landmine as it’s difficult to not snap a picture at every turn. But as beautiful as the city is, it changes just as quickly. From one year to the next, new places open, and old places close. And because of this, my NYC travel guides tend to only remain relevant one year at a time.

A few months ago, I went on a fun girls’ trip to the Big Apple and we walked away with so many photos—I’ll also have to preface that we’re all Instagrammers, so refraining from taking photos is not really a thing for us. In the span of only 5 days, I’m sure that I created enough content to last me for at least a month’s worth of posting on Instagram. With that being said, we definitely sought out some of the most Instagrammable places, and among many of them, I found new places that I loved, and re-visited old favourites as well. If you’re planning a trip to NYC any time soon, here are some of the must-visit places to put onto your itinerary!

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