Fashion

Exploration

December 9, 2016
wearing bench in ashcroft bc

One thing you may not know about me is that I had the blessing – yes the blessing! – of spending my summers as a kid at my dad’s ranch, which was then located outside of Cache Creek, BC. It was literally the middle of nowhere, encompassing about 200 acres and even boasting a beautiful log home, a guest house, and its very own lake and waterfall, but it was the most beautiful place I’d ever been. My dad has…

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Fashion

Fewer, Better Things

December 5, 2016
cuyana crossbody bag

Cuyana’s tagline is also my mantra as of late: fewer, better things. This applies to your wardrobe, of course – ie. it’s time to get rid of your clothes from 2009 that may or may not have 100 moth holes by now – but it also applies to so many aspects of life. From the people we socialize with, to the things we buy, to the thoughts we allow in our heads. It works for everything! Fewer, better friends. Fewer, better…

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Travel

The Real Paris at Palais-Royal

December 1, 2016
palais royal paris

If you were to ask most travellers where the heart of Paris lies, most would say the Eiffel Tower without hesitation. Some, perhaps slightly more acclimated, might say Champs-Elysées or the Louvre. But if you were to ask Sonia, a resident of Paris for the last 30 years and the public relations specialist of the Parisian Hotel Adele et Jules, the very same question, you’d get a subtly different and yet wildly dissimilar response. Embodying that je nais sais quoi…

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Travel With Alexa

48 Hours in Vancouver

November 30, 2016
48 hours in Vancouver

Visiting Vancouver for 48 hours, and not sure what kinds of things you should be getting yourself into? Fret no more: I’ve got all of the best answers for you on everything from where to stay, what to eat, and what fashionable places to explore. Amongst many coffee stops, explorative walks through Chinatown, meanderings with all things vegan and gluten-free, and likely several upward glances from beneath your umbrella, you are bound to find so much enjoyment in these gems, all…

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Travel

The Millennial Hotel

November 22, 2016
Review of CitizenM Hotel New York

We had the opportunity to stay with CitizenM Hotel in New York City, and I absolutely fell in love with this Millennial-focused place, which combines all of the best aspects of each of the hotels I’ve virtually ever stayed at. After watching my video review of CitizenM Hotel, you’ll notice my favorite parts of staying here, which include: Self check-in at their welcome stations, which means no more long, daunting arrivals; it’s the quickest, easiest arrival experience I’ve ever had at…

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Fashion

NYC Style

November 18, 2016
NYC style

When in New York City, your own personal style can all but be thrown out the window (if you’re anything like me). On a usual, Vancouver day, I’m all but a street person, showing up to my co-working studio in sweats, a cap – hair back – and not a stitch of makeup on. This is in part because (a) I’m lazy, but also largely due to the fact that I’m in love with the most humanly-perfect man possible, and…

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Travel

A Westin Experience

October 28, 2016
Breakfast in bed at the Westin Whistler

    Our Westin Whistler experience was beyond what one might expect of a 3 day (essential) staycation, but it was the little innuendos and special moments of our long weekend that made it so. This ski/snowboarding village resort and spa is incredibly relaxing from the moment you walk in the doors, but our breakfast in bed, late sleep-in mornings, and hot tub moments definitely amped the relaxation for us. In addition to a visit to the Scandinave Spa before…

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Fashion

CEO

October 26, 2016
Wearing a grey armani exchange suit

Every woman needs a good suit, especially those braving the business world. I can’t say what it is about a women’s suit that’s always drawn me in so much, but even as a youngster, I was obsessed with the idea of once owning a bad ass, power suit all to myself. And now, thanks to a recent partnership with Armani Exchange, I have one! This grey blazer and trouser set is all I could dream – the tailored shoulders and…

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Travel Video

Whistler Video

October 25, 2016
whistler in the fall

A 3-day Whistler staycation was exactly what we needed, but with the Westin Resort & Spa Whistler, we got a whole lot more! I had the pleasure of doing an Instagram takeover on the Westin’s account, and also got to create some photo and video content for my own channels while I was at it. Though I’ve been blessed to have stayed with many resorts around the world on a trade basis to provide coverage on my channels, this stay marks…

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Beauty Life

Face of Fall

October 21, 2016
skincare for fall

Fall has arrived, the sun has retreated behind the ever persisted layer of clouds, and the rain is back to its usual presence. But just because the leaves are falling off doesn’t mean your skin has to take a turn for the worse. Can we talk about seasonal skincare changes, for just a second? Though it might seem like the last on your list of to-do’s, I’ve personally discovered the tremendous benefits of paying a little extra attention to your…

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