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Oh, Chicago

May 30, 2016
Chicago river cruise staying with Loews Chicago Hotel

I’ve wanted to visit Chicago for a long, long time, probably at the hands of seeing the famous Bean in so many movies and TV shows over the years.  And, though it took me 25 of them to finally make it over to the Windy City, I’m proud to say I finally took the leap. I had heard once that Chicago was called the “Windy City” not because of the wind, but because of the politics, or something along those…

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Je Suis Arrivee!

May 27, 2016
Staying at Omni Mont Royal in Montreal

Je suis arrivee! Finally I made it to Montreal, Quebec, a city I’ve been dying to visit for far too long. And now I can say I’ve finally made it a little further east in Canada, too. My first impressions of Montreal could not have been any better – what with arriving to our Presidential Suite at the Omni Mont Royal. This suite was so grande, in fact, we couldn’t help but spend the first 5 minutes dancing around our…

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A New York City Stay

May 23, 2016
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It was always my dream to travel for a living. I wanted a job that would encourage travel, as opposed to all but banning it. It took a number of years (and countless wishes at fountains) to get here, but finally I can say I’ve made it. Having stayed with Loews Regency on Park Ave in New York City this time around has been everything I’d imagined – an absolute dream come true – and I’m nearly dying with gratitude.…

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Chicago in Film

May 20, 2016
Three days in Chicago

I’ve always wanted to go to Chicago. But I never really had a reason, or a means, to get there. And as much as a solo travel enthusiast as I am, I was frightened once during a quick layover at O’Hare on my way to New York and vowed I better have a travel partner for my first trip to the Windy City. I digress. I finally made it to Chicago, and spent an amazing 3 days – with an…

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Life

The Fit Edge

May 10, 2016
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I’m reading a book right now that has forever transformed my life, I’m sure. It’s called The Slight Edge. A friend told me about this book, which is always the best way to discover something life-transforming, and I’ve been hooked. I’m nearing the end now, which kind of makes me sad, but I’ll continue to spread the lessons at will. In essence, the lesson of The Slight Edge is this: what is hard at first, becomes easier later; what is easy…

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Fashion

If I Were a Boy

May 5, 2016
Frank and Oak warehouse sale in Vancouver

At times I wish I was born a boy. This is in no way shape or form an expression of my unhappiness as a female, might I add. If, at times, I’m held back by my gender in certain arenas of life, I full-heartedly accept and embrace that. I’ve even been known to be a bit of a feminist. But, all that being said, my mind does wander at times. Whether dabbling in the inconsistencies and irritations of dating new…

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Fashion

Modeling 101

April 26, 2016
Modeling tips from a fashion blogger

Have you ever wondered how to look good in photos? No, like really.  You don’t have to be a full-blown model to make yourself as photogenic as humanly possible, you just have to learn some simple tricks. Truth is, I started learning at a young age; I always thought I wanted to be a model (taking after my mom) and I even gave it a pretty good try before finally realizing at that a) there’s hardly a modeling scene in…

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Fashion

Summertime Sandals

April 25, 2016
wearing Emu Australia Sandals

It’s not that uncommon that you accidentally show up to a friend-date wearing virtually the same thing as your BFF, cause well, you’re BFF which means not only do you think alike – you dress alike too. This was particularly the case with a beach date at English Bay. My friend and fashion blogger Chelsea of ByChelsea.com, met up the other day in the same pair of Emu Australia Sandals. PS. This awesome beach-worthy collection of shoes is available in…

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You Want to Fly

April 22, 2016
Going flying over Seattle in a Cessna 162

Okay, here’s the thing: I’ve been afraid of flying since a bumpy flight to Hawaii for a graduation trip I took with my friends in 2008. I hadn’t even realized that flying might be a scary venture up until this point, but since – ie. for the last eight years (yes, I’m old) – I haven’t been able to shake it. I’ve probably been on a hundred commercial flights since that time, many of them alone, and yet, each time…

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Fashion

Comfort Kicks

April 19, 2016
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You know what’s becoming more and more important to me as I age? Comfort. It’s not that I’ve totally thrown in the towel on looking decent; it’s just that, instead of killing myself in 6 inch heels and spending years of my life primping and prepping, I’ve kind of just had enough. If I can wear a pair of comfortable runners everyday, I’m pretty much ecstatic. Which is exactly I’m so excited to have gotten my first pair of Geox…

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