A Day in Toledo; Day Trip From Madrid

Taking a day trip to Toledo was definitely the hi-light of my stay in Madrid. From the moment I stepped off the train, I was instantly enchanted by this medieval town! If you are taking a trip to Madrid, please plan to spend a day in Toledo, you will not regret it!  The following is a list of some really great things to see/do in order to get the most […]

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5 Days in Madrid; What to Do

After five wonderful days in Paris, we flew to Madrid to take in some of the Spanish culture which includes sangria, tapas, and of course,  flamenco dancing! If you’ve never been to Madrid, hopefully these tips will help you get the most out of your stay. WHERE TO STAY We stayed in a lovely little apartment in the Palacio neighbourhood on Plaza de San Miguel. We were very centrally located, within […]

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6 Days in Paris; What to Do

If you read my last travel post, then you know that I spent the summer of 2015 traveling around Europe. I gave you a few tips and tricks for planning an unforgettable trip and today I’ll be sharing my personal experience and provide you with some helpful recommendations to get the most out of our first destination: PARIS! WHERE TO STAY Paris is divided into 20 sectors (numbered 1-20) called “arrondissments” […]

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Planning Two Months in Europe; On a Budget!

This past summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend two and a half months traveling around Europe with my boyfriend. It was an amazing experience that required a lot of planning and organization. Whilst researching possible itineraries, we found it quite difficult to find set itineraries that met our requirements in terms of time frame, interests and, of course, budget! Therefore, I decided I would share the itinerary we […]

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Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese; Grilled Cheese Month

In honour of grilled cheese month, I’ll be sharing my “go to” tomato & pesto grilled cheese recipe! You’ll need just a few simple ingredients and the sandwich can be prepared in almost no time at all. Here’s what you’ll need to get started.   Ingredients Any variety of sliced bread (I usually go for Rye bread) 1 tomato Sliced sharp cheddar cheese 1 – 2 tbsp of basil pesto […]

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March Favorites 2016

Its that time of the month again! Let’s get straight into the beauty faves. Apparently when it came to beauty this month, I had a bit of a thing for the nude shades. For nails, I recently picked up Essie’s “Lady Like” and “Ballet Slippers“. There’s just something about a nude polish that provides such a fresh and clean look to the nails. I’ve also been loving a couple of […]

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DIY Easter Eggs; Marbled, Stamped, Glitter Painted

Today I’ll be showing you how to make these adorable eggs just in time for Easter. I got inspired by an article I read in the most recent issue of Chatelaine magazine. Therefore, I obviously can’t take credit for the idea but felt as though it was simply too cute not to share! These eggs make a beautiful decorative piece for an Easter spread and they are super simple to […]

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Grandma’s Chocolate Killer Cake

A couple of weeks ago, we celebrated my grandfather’s 82nd birthday and I wanted to make something extra special for him! This chocolate cake recipe, which was passed on to me by my grandmother, is going to blow your mind. If you love chocolate, amaretto and Skor, I promise you are going to fall in love with this decadent dessert! Ingredients 1 cup of sugar 1 – 1/2 cups of […]

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Icing; Valentine’s Day Edition

Today I made some adorable chocolate cupcakes with pink whipped cream icing for Valentine’s day. I’ve made this chocolate cake recipe many times in the past and it’s always been a huge success amongst my friends and family. I think the reason why it’s always such a big hit is because its incredibly light, fluffy, moist and not too sweet! Typically chocolate cakes are topped off with a very rich, […]

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Mediterranean Inspired Pasta Salad

I’m a HUGE fan of pasta salad and an even bigger fan of making meals or sides that can be stretched over a few days. If you’re looking for a really simple lunch idea, this pasta salad is perfect! Ingredients Pasta (Farfalle, bow tie, macaroni, etc.) Chopped marinated vegetables (Marinated eggplants, roasted red peppers, hearts of palm, pitted kalamata olives) * Chopped parsley Crumbled feta cheese Cubed celery Cubed cucumber […]

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