Hello Loves,

As I write this, I am sat on my bed under a mountain of blankets, shivering like a fool as I am sick as heck! I am left only to dream about last week, when I was well and having the absolute time of my life in Montreal with Ford.

You probably saw glimpses of this trip on my Insta story… if you didn’t then your obviously not following me, and that’s just plain rude. Anyway, I had the ultimate honour of being selected along with around 20 other fabulous members of the community, to fly out to Montreal with Ford to put some of their popular SUVS to the test on a winter adventure.

After landing at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, we were put in pairs and given directions to our lunch spot. I was paired with my blogger bestie Darlene (@thenewgirldar) and a burgundy Ford Flex, this was destined to be a good time. Which it was… we blasted Hip Hop nation on SiriusXM and sank into the comfy leather seats. However this good time quickly turned from joy to stress as we got so completely lost… probably because we were too busy grooving! We were so lost, we actually had to call the Ford peeps to help us… bless them as they stood on the side of the road waving at every Ford car that passed in the hopes that it was us. Ugh, anyway eventually we made it, 30 mins late but at least we didn’t give up. We were then given a quick feast of delicious eats, played with a dog, and then hauled back onto road to the hotel… this time in the Ford Escape.

Now you guys know how much I love the Ford Escape, I don’t really need to go into it as I have written an entire post proclaiming my love. But I will say, I still adore the Ford Escape. Once we got to our home for the night (The Estérel resort… review to follow), we had approximately 10 mins to pee, throw on some winter gear, and get our booty’s outside… because it was time to go snowmobiling! This is where the true Canadian winter adventure starts, can you believe I have NEVER gone snowmobiling, and although I didn’t get the chance to drive… my friend Chad hogged it, I had a blast! The cold refreshing air hitting my face making my eyes pour, Chad making the darn thing do jumps… throwing me high into the air, It was incredible. But this isn’t where our day ends… Oh no. It was time to do a spot of ice sculpting. After watching the pro take a chain saw to a block of ice and producing the most gorgeous and intricate deer, we were handed a chisel, a block of ice and were somehow expected to produce a heart. Although my ended up looking more like a circle than a heart, I was pretty proud. The rest of our evening consisted of a fabulous three course dinner, followed by s’mores outside by the fire pit, and an early evening cozied up in my hotel room.

The next day it was up bright and early. Following a brief breakfast, Darlene and I hopped into one of Ford’s larger and may I say… most badass car, the Explorer. Driving along whindy roads with gorgeous views of snow covered hills, we eventually reached our destination. There we were greeted by a team of expert NASCAR drivers… they were not only going to teach us how to drive, but also risk our lives in some serious off roading adventures. First I was paired off with my good friend Johnathan (@MrCavaliere) and our driver who seemed like to be the boss of the show. We were given an obstacle course that we had to complete…. which we totally did, and in style I may add, in not only the Escape but also the big badass Explorer. Then we hopped into a Ford Raptor truck where the drivers got to go crazy, whipping us around an off road track… it was pretty insane. Just when I thought I was safe, it wasn’t over, with helmet on head, Nascar driver by side we sped off in a super cute Ford RS onto a icy track. My driver laughed hysterically as I clung to anything I could get my hands on, I mean to my defence those little cars are powerful. Once delivered safe and sound it was the last event of our trip, dog sledding! You have no idea how long I have wanted to dog sled, it’s a bucket list item. I sat in the slay covered in blankets while the rain poured down around me, I had Darlene and our instructor on the back guiding the dogs and we were off. Into the great white beautiful snow… it truly was as magical as you could imagine it to be. I never wanted it to end… but it had to, unfortunately it was time to head home.

After kisses and cuddles of goodbyes to our new friends from all around the country, to the airport we went. Chauffeured by my girlfriend Sydney (@Syd.hoff) in of course the good old Ford Escape, we arrived safe and sound to where it all began. A quick 1 hour flight back to Toronto, and we were home.

I want to thank Ford and their crew for creating everlasting memories for my new/old friends and I. Although it was a brief trip it was the most magical 48hours of my life.

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xoxo Fil

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Hello Loves!

If you are ever in ‘TDOT’ you need to check out Lavelle. Situated on the roof of 627 King St W this uber sexy french restaurant offers panoramic views of the city in a chic yet cozy environment.

Sameer (@playingwithapparelmen) and I went to go check it out a couple of weeks ago for a classic Sunday brunch. We were seated next to a floor to ceiling window which offered a perfect view of the iconic CN Tower. Of course I took about a million selfies and Instastories… who wouldn’t. Sameer enjoyed what looked like a delicious eggs benny (he didn’t share so I can’t be sure), while I ordered their pancakes with a side of avocado. Now let me just chat about these gosh darn pancakes, I mean firstly, they were SO GOOD but this was a STACK! There was absolutely no way I could finish them all but boy did I have fun trying.

After our feast we took a quick tour of the restaurant checking out their bar area and their outdoor pool! I will most certainly be back in the summer in my itty bitty bikini. I will also be back next week to demolish those pancakes!

BOOK YOUR RESERVATION HERE

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Hello Loves!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an Instagrammer in Toronto? Recently four amazing local bloggers and myself had the honour of chatting with Toronto Life’s fabulous Annisha Lashland about just that. She got to the nitty gritty about what it’s like to make a living on Instagram. I won’t give the article away by talking more, but you can check out the full report by clicking HERE.

I feel so privileged to be apart of this with some of my fav bloggers.

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Jacket: Zara (similar) Pants: Zara (similar) Shoes: Unknown (similar)

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Hello Loves,

I am a little nervous for this posting. I am not really one to show off my body…heck I go to nightclubs in turtlenecks… so I must admit, the images below have been altered to hide my dreadful cellulite and various other body issues in order to give myself a much needed boost of confidence. However, I couldn’t let Valentine’s day pass without showing you some of the pretty little things that Canadian based Azura Bay has to offer.

You will have heard me talking about Azura Bay in previous blog posts. I have mentioned their incredible swimsuit collection and cozy PJ line, but there is still so much more that Azura Bay has to offer…

As a proud member of the itty bitty titty committee, shopping for lingerie online is normally a no go… I would order bras just to be upset when they arrived to0 big! No ones body shape is the same and lingerie companies need to start understanding and celebrating that fact. Azura Bay has done just that, they have refuelled my trust in online underwear shopping with their wide variety of sizes and styles.

I am also thrilled by the fact that Azura Bay is an ethical and Eco-friendly company… which is perfect for me. As you may recall I am trying so desperately hard to reduce my carbon footprint and become more sustainable. All of their lingerie, swim and lounge wear are ethically produced and sweatshop free, and most products are made with Eco-friendly materials. Even their packaging is recycled and biodegradable. If that wasn’t fab enough, for every purchase made, Azura Bay will donate a portion of the proceeds to 1 of 3 organizations… of your choice!!

As a little thank you for all your support Azura Bay is offering 15% off any regular priced items (including new collection) when you use the discount code FJ15

So girls it’s time to start telling your partner that this Valentines day you want Azura Bay!

CLICK HERE TO GET SHOPPING

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Look 1

Eden Black Eyelash Lace Bralette

Eden Black Eyelash Lace Undies

Look 2

Organic Cotton Long Sleeve & Shorty PJ Set


Other Valentines gift ideas for that lovely person in your life.

xoxo Fil

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Hello Loves!

It’s Superbowl this Sunday and I am so gosh darn excited! Do I know anything about football? NOPE, do I know whose playing? Absolutely NOT, but heck.. who cares!

I’m normally in Cleveland during Superbowl time (don’t ask me why, it’s a long story) and if there is anything they have taught me about Superbowl it would be 1. Americans get waaay better commercials than us Canadians 2. Superbowl is a lot more entertaining when your drunk … and 3. make sure you wear something comfortable and stretchy because BOY are you going to eat!!

This years Superbowl outfit is actually kind of a fluke. I was browsing around Forever 21 the other day when I stumbled across a pair of soft ‘cashmere’ sweatpants, they have a fab lace up crotch that reminds me of a football. Perfect! They are also a great addition to my ever growing sweatpant collection (I can’t get enough of them). Plus they can be styled in so many different ways. However, for this Superbowl Sunday they will be worn with an oversized t-shirt and a pair of cozy slippers.

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Pants: Forever 21 Shoes: Adidas 

xoxo Fil

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