Best of Toronto: Food, Coffee, Shopping & Beauty

I wanted to curate a list of my Toronto favourites for all things lifestyle, beauty, fashion, food etc.  I find these so helpful when I’m visiting a new city, or even when I’m looking for some inspiration myself in Toronto.  I am such a creature of habit so, as much as I like trying out new things, when I find something I like I am pretty loyal to what I have found works for me.  I hope if you are visiting Toronto, or are a Torontonian yourself you will take a chance to check out some of my options and…

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The 15 Most Instagrammable Spots in NYC

It’s been a year to the week that my boyfriend David moved to New York City on a project.  With the current situation being that there is snow on the ground in April in Toronto it’s safe to say I am horribly nostalgic for New York City summer (something I have not been shy to wax poetically about on Instagram stories).  I fell absolutely head over heels for New York while flying back and forth all last summer and I am dying to go back.  As I don’t have any current travel plans to go there, I’ve decided to make…

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How I Plan My Trips

The enjoyment I receive from travelling begins even before I set foot off an airplane in destination.  I have always been a bit of a dreamer and immerse myself on a daily basis into travel day dreaming.  When I plan a vacation somewhere, I want to get in as much as possible of that destination on my trip.  I have a long list of places I want to visit in my lifetime and I may not have the opportunity to revisit some destinations, so I want to be as thorough as possible.  I wanted to share with you today my…

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Ballet Beautiful Review: Custom Workout

I was first introduced to Ballet Beautiful through some of her short videos on YouTube, some of which were taken from her DVDs.  I have since collected six of her eight DVDs (save for her prenatal collection) and have been relying on these as my exclusive source of exercise for the past five years.  Since early October of this year I have done a Ballet Beautiful workout at least six days a week and have been loving the results. (I have a DVD review here) For Christmas I received a new MacBook, which much to my dismay does not have…

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Jerusalem

Old Jerusalem is divided into four quarters: Jewish, Arab, Christian & Armenian.  It is such a stark contrast to the young and liberal Tel Aviv.  Due to it’s history and ties to the Bible Jerusalem is a place that everyone wants a piece of and you can feel the tension in the air while wandering the cobbled streets of the Old City.  Our first stop was at the Western Wall (segregated by men & women) where one can place their hands on the wall and say a prayer. Villa Maria, the route Jesus walked bearing the cross, as well as…

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