Book Review: The Measure of my Powers

And just like that, summer has come to an end. As always, it feels like the sunshine has come and gone too quickly. I had a great summer, but it was so busy. It was unseasonably hot in Vancouver, and I found ...

Best Cafes and Bakeries in San Francisco

San Francisco is home to so many delicious (and instagramable) cafes and bakeries. It’s a haven for well designed spaces, serving scrumptious baked goods and really good coffee. I had so many recommendations from friends, and bakeries I visited did not ...

Spring Break Staycation

A staycation is wonderful way to take a break from the every day. Over the long weekend, we were invite to experience the new JW Marriott hotel at Parq, located in downtown, Vancouver. This luxury hotel is situated on the Parq Property ...

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

One of the things I really wanted to experience in London was Afternoon Tea. There are so many wonderful places to choose from, and after much debate (and recommendations from local Londoners) we decided on The Lanesborough Hotel. Located near Hyde ...

Whistler Weekend Travel Guide

Greetings from snowy Whistler! I’m feeling very relaxed after spending the Holidays in my Canadian home town in the mountains. I didn’t grow up with a snowy white Christmas in South Africa, but enjoying the Holiday season here has been a tradition ...

For Him + For Her Gift Guides

Nothing ruins your Christmas spirit faster than a trip to the mall over the Holidays. It’s loud, the lines are long and patience is minimal. The solution? Online shopping! To be fair, it can be fun to go on the hunt ...

Holiday Essentials

Tis’ the season! It’s officially the Holidays, and we’re ready to celebrate, and shop! I’m a big fan of getting my Christmas shopping done early, so I can relax and enjoy the festive cheer and not stress about presents. With Black Friday, ...

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Harry Potter

Our trip to Hogwarts during our visit to London was nothing short of magical! Well, it wasn’t exactly Hogwarts, it was the Warner Bros Studio, where all the films were created. Located in Leavesden, about an hour outside the city, this attraction is ...

Making the Most of your Travel Time

When I travel, I always want to make the most of my time in that location. If you’re like me, you research the destination online, and make your list of must see places. On our whirlwind 36 hour trip to New York ...

A Morning with Monet

One of my favourite things to do on a weekend morning is visit the Vancouver Art Gallery. The current exhibit ‘Monet’s Secret Garden’ has made our visits even more frequent. A wander through the beautiful paintings, before enjoying a latte on the ...

In a New York Minute

The start to August was an absolute, wonderful whirlwind. I was invited to New York on press trip with beauty brand EOS for the launch of their latest lip balm, EOS Crystal. I hopped on a redeye flight along with four ...

Summer Travel: What’s in my suitcase

Summer is here, and so many of us are planning sunny getaways. This weekend, we’re heading to the Tofino and Ucluelet for Canada Day weekend. I’ve lived in British Columbia for 13 years, and I can’t believe I’ve never visited this part ...