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24 Hours in Vernon, BC with Buick

January 19, 2018

24 Hours in Vernon, BC with Buick

Earlier in December, I had the pleasure of flying out to Vernon, BC to test drive Buick’s brand new 2018 Enclave. If you remember awhile back, I joined GMC in Calgary for the Calgary Stampede to test drive some of GMC’s 2017 releases, and I had such a lovely time that I obviously had to say yes when Buick reached out to me for the 2018 Enclave Press Trip. If you’re not familiar with Buick, it’s a North American automobile retailer that falls under the GMC family.

I’m not typically the biggest fan of 24 hour trips since the flights back and forth usually take quite the toll out on me (blame the aging me for not being able to cope with quick-haul trips), but when the itinerary included some driving time in the new Buick Enclave (coupled together with a spa experience), the obvious answer was an emphatic yes!

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An #MDVPHoliday17 – Dine & Unwind

December 23, 2017

An #MDVPHoliday17 - Dine & Unwind

It’s been a crazy year to say the least. At least it’s that time of the year when I can finally relax a little bit with my crew. Every year close to the holidays, Peter, Mel, Dave and I take some time off and spend a weekend together exploring the city. We go out for a fun dinner, and just essentially appreciate our time together as a group – #MDVPHoliday. Last year we had a crazy fun weekend and this year’s #MDVPHoliday17 was just the same to say the least.

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#GetAwayAndPlay for 24 Hours in Blue Mountain

December 6, 2017

#GetAwayAndPlay for 24 Hours in Collingwood

A couple of weekends ago, The Body Shop whisked myself and my dearest group of friends away up to Blue Mountain for a relaxing retreat to celebrate the launch of their holiday collection. Now I’ve been a long time fan of The Body Shop. Not in the sense that I discovered the brand in high school when I first started tinkering with makeup and skincare, but in the sense that I’ve literally grown up with their products, and was familiar with them even before the massive re-branding that took place within the past few years.

Having had the opportunity to work closely with the brand over the past few years, I’ve had the chance to have early access to all of their launches, but this year’s holiday collection totally beats out all of the others. If you’re still looking for the perfect gifts, stop. Head to The Body Shop now and finish up the rest of your shopping, because there is almost no physical way that you won’t find at least one thing for each person your list. But the better part about shopping from them is the phenomenal initiative that they have in place this year.

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Calgary Travel Diary: Stampeding with GMC

July 28, 2017

Calgary Travel Diary: Stampeding with GMC

Dress – Muche et Muchette / Boots – Cartel / Bandana – Zara / Hat – Smithbilt Hats

A few weeks ago, P and I had the pleasure of going to the Calgary Stampede for the first time ever. Thanks to GMC for taking us there, we had the opportunity of experiencing the rodeo first hand, and exploring the wildnerness of Calgary. If you remember a couple months back, towards the beginning of this year, I went with a bunch of girls to Banff to check out the view. Albeit being wintertime, the landscape was unbelievably beautiful. I made a solemn promise to myself that I would eventually be back in the summer just to see how beautiful the views are unobstructed by snow.

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Top 10 Favourite Coffee Shops of Toronto

April 6, 2017

Top 10 Favourite Coffee Shops of Toronto

I took a little bit of a hiatus from blogging and went to Mexico over the past week. Oddly enough I didn’t drink much coffee while there, which is completely out of my character. Coming back to Toronto signified the necessity of coffee in my daily routine and I realized that although I’ve visited many different cafes across the city, I’ve never once really shared my opinions or my favourites with you – my readers. And it doesn’t help that I constantly get asked which ones are my favourite. The problem is that whenever I’m put on the spot, I can’t really come up with which ones I like the best. So why not have it all in one place that I can easily refer back to for anyone who ever wants to know?

So without further ado, here are my top 10 favourite coffee shops in Toronto – and in no particular order, I simply organized them alphabetically for easier sorting. Who knows, if I’m not too lazy, maybe I’ll start ranking my favourite cafes in relation to areas of the city as well! Because although there are only 10 here, there are definitely a lot more that I’d highly recommend that you visit!

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