Curtis and I were lucky enough to escape the city and stay at the Long Beach Lodge in Tofino, BC. It was quite the perfect weekend, we returned refreshed and ready for the holidays. The lodge has 41 lodge rooms and 20 cottages, located on 8 acres of oceanfront property on the beautiful beach of Cox Bay, just 7km south of Tofino. It’s a popular surfing spot with pretty amazing views. Our room faced the beach, so we could watch…

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I have an extensive jewelry collection. From vintage jewelry to costume jewelry to fine pieces and watches. Adding a piece to your outfit instantly takes it up a notch. That’s my belief anyways, it can be such an inexpensive way of updating your look without spending too much. Besides the usual retail stores and online shopping, I love carousing a vintage store or site for some original pieces. Most recently I bought an 80s piece (the blue and gold necklace above) and it came to me,…

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It’s been silent on the blog this week, mostly in part because my uncle Stephen passed away Monday night. He went in for what was to be a routine surgery for cancer and it didn’t go as planned. My aunt requested an autopsy and we’ll find out what really occurred for him to pass away. It’s just sad and tragic, he left behind my aunt, my two cousins and his two beloved dogs. To say the least, and I’m sure you’ll…

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Here we are, one week into 2017 and our first Friday Roundup for the year! It’s freakin cold in Vancouver, lakes are frozen, sidewalks are sheets of ice and it keeps snowing. It’s a love/hate thing for me. I love getting cozy, wearing sweaters, drinking cocoa and having the fire on. I hate slipping on the ice, being cold, hibernating and dry skin. Anyone else feel the same? This weekend is pretty low-key, I’m going for a facial at Glow…

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I know I personally struggle to pair my food with wine on most occasions. It’s hard to remember what goes with what. I teamed up with a couple of BC wineries and wanted to share some basic wine pairing tips for you. You may have encountered this issue while planning your holiday meals or parties. You should just remember that wine is like cooking, you need a balance of fat, acid, salt and sweet. The basics of flavor-matching are actually…

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Well as usual, the holiday goes by so fast! We spent the last few days with family and friends, eating a ton of food and catching up on TV and movies. I’m going to quickly share my Christmas holiday recap with you guys. I slept-in Friday and spent my day running a couple errands, drinking hot cocoa, wrapping gifts and doing laundry. Super exciting haha. The OA was also on non-stop, we binge watched that new Netflix show really quick.…

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