Where to shop in Maui
I always love bringing home a little treasure (or two) that I find while traveling. One, it reminds me of my vacation every time I look at it or wear it and two, it’s nice to have something that no one else has. After scouring the island (it’s a hard life) I have to say, there’s some seriously good shopping on Maui, much better than when I was here five years ago. (Though a few of my favourites then have disappeared.) Whether you’re looking for clothes for yourself or gifts for loved ones at home, here are a few of my top recommendations.
I had a dream that started well over a decade ago - that I’d spend my 50th birthday in Bora Bora. Not just a birthday trip, but that I’d be sitting in an over-the-water bungalow on the actual day, December 26th. Think big, right?
Other people throw a big bash, or challenge themselves in some way, but I wanted to mark the occasion by enjoying what I believed would be the most beautiful view on earth.
I was not disappointed. Here's a little bit about my trip, including some of my favourite photos.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR APPLIANCES
Do you want your appliances to last longer? Work better? Cost you less money? Yah, me too.
I've partnered with Coast Appliances to create this checklist to help you get the most out of your appliances.
All it takes it a little bit of regular maintenance and some elbow grease.
3 easy ways to up your style game without spending a cent
It's that time of year when a) I'm trying to save some money after an expensive holiday season and b) I'm getting tired of everything in my closet. Sound familiar?
That's when I take a look at what I own (even before the Marie Kondo rage!) and start to think about how to wear it differently and how to inject some new flair into the tried and true. Here are a few of my favourite tricks for getting more style bang without spending a buck.
gift guides galore
It's a busy time of year, and I've been busy trying to make it a bit more less stressful for you! I've worked on a number of gift guides for a few of my clients in a number of media outlets.
From stocking stuffers, to appliances, to gifts under $50, click on the images below for lots of fabulous ideas for everyone on your list.
shop my hood
One of my favourite places to stroll, have a coffee or a bite, pick up some groceries, and do a little shopping is West 4th Avenue in Vancouver.
When the local business association reached out to me to ask if I'd be willing to share my favourite haunts on 4th Avenue with my readers and followers, I jumped at the opportunity. What a perfect fit. This is so my hood.
Why is she grinning like a maniac and other photo taking tips
"You have so many nice pictures of yourself," my friend recently remarked. True. But that's because we take about 100 and deleted 80-85 for every picture I post.
With this photo-taking extravaganza of late, countless photos taken for work, dozens of head shots over the years, and short-lived and fairly unsuccessful modelling career, I have learned a thing or two about how to take a decent photo.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, you’ve likely noticed that in the past few months, I’ve changed my focus by predominantly sharing fashion posts on my feed.
Why, you ask? Or maybe, why now?
I've traveled a fair bit (33 countries and counting) and generally love almost everywhere I go. But after visiting Menorca this summer, I have a new favourite to put at the top of my list.
Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, belonging to Spain. It’s right next to the more popular and famous sisters, Ibiza and Mallorca.