Hello Loves!

It’s nearly that time… alarms being set way too early, cold toast on the run for breakfast… ahhh it’s back to school time! What do you wear??!!

Going to school in the UK was easy, I didn’t have to think of what to wear… we all wore the same green jumpers with black pants, simple. Although I hated wearing an itchy ugly uniform at the time, as soon as I moved to Canada boy did I appreciate it. I will never forget my outfit on the first day of Canadian high school, OK don’t laugh! My outfit consisted of baggy blue jeans, white t-shirt, pink cardigan and matching pink Timberland boots! Ugggh! Funny thing is, is that I spent days planning this outfit, in my defense Timberland’s were the IT shoe and after a lifetime of having to wear the same thing day in day out, I guess I was a little blind to fashion.

Oh if I could go back in time.

Although school fashion had a minor blip thanks to Gossip Girl and their heels and headband clad students, I think (according to my 14 year old brother), girls school fashion is once again becoming normal and comfortable. I think that’s the main thing when it comes to school fashion, COMFORT, now I don’t mean pj’s (I know you have been there too) what I mean is simple, basic pieces. To illustrate what I this I went on a bit of a shopping rampage on my fav online establishment Amazon.ca. I was shocked at how quickly I found my perfect back to school outfit. By back to school for me I mean everyday attire (I am old now, I graduated uni 5 years ago!). I opted for simple and comfortable pieces that are still totally fashionable, and with Amazon.ca Prime shipping, your outfit will arrive waaaay before that dreaded first day.

Let me know what you think…

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Top: Maipoetyry  Leggings: Wingslove Jacket: Liverpool Jeans (similar) Shoes: Superga

Bag: Aribelly (similar)

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Top: Maipoetyry  Leggings: Wingslove Jacket: Liverpool Jeans (similar) Shoes: Superga

Bag: Aribelly (similar)

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Hello Loves!

The year is 2017, innovation and technology is no longer confined to electronics, Canadian beauty line Lise Watier has revolutionized the way we do beauty. Introducing, Lise Watier Perfexion, this line of miracle anti-aging products contain the first ever cosmetic drones!

Yep… you heard it here!

So what exactly are cosmetic drones? They deliver active ingredients to targeted areas of the skin that need it the most. Helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and enlarged pores… pretty simple and effective to me.

The Perfexion collection includes 4 revolutionary products:

I have been using this line for approx a month now and am in LOVE! I am not one to really wear makeup, especially in the summer months, so having hydrated, wrinkle free skin is important to me.

Side note I noticed at the start of this year that I was developing wrinkles, I always thought I could handle having wrinkles and that it wouldn’t be a big deal. I didn’t understand women’s sadness of them… now I most certainly do! I woke up one morning and to my horror had one giant wrinkle across my forehead (I gotta stop frowning)! The Perfexion line couldn’t have come at a better time, they literally saved me from pumping my forehead full of chemicals.

I feel comfortable and confident having makeup-less days. My skin is plumped and hydrated, I even feel rather glowy. This is all after one month! I am so interested and excited to see the results after a longer period of time.

You too can now shop this line at lisewatier.com or any Lise Watier counter.

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Hello Loves!

For me summer is all about fun, jumping in and out of pools, going for long walks with the puppy, and enjoying refreshing drinks on a patio… so when it comes to my makeup regime I need as little maintenance as possible.

In these hot summer months the main objectives of my beauty regime are:

  1. Protecting my skin from those harsh rays
  2. Wearing as little makeup as possible
  3. Using products that can withstand the activities I find myself doing

For my summer makeup, I have a go-to, it’s really simple because well frankly I’m really lazy. With the sun shining through my windows I find myself inspired and favour the golden shades. I like to finish my look feeling fresh, bronzed and dewy. I call it the “sun-kissed no makeup-makeup” look.

See how I achieve this perfect summer sun inspired look in under 5 mins with 5 simple products all available on Amazon.ca.

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Skin: Ombrelle Brows: L’oreal Bronzer: Dior Highlighter: Maybelline Lip Oil: Clarins

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Skin: Ombrelle Brows: L’oreal Bronzer: Dior Highlighter: Maybelline Lip Oil: Clarins

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Hello Loves!

With the ever changing Canadian weather playing with my heart strings, I have found myself day dreaming of a happier time. My time in Miami. To end our girls weekend in the city where the heat is on (Will Smith, Miami reference… obvi) we were welcomed with smiling faces at the fabulous Loews Miami Beach Hotel!! Welcome to Miami!!

Location:

Loews is located right where you wanna be. Food, fun, shopping, beach, pools… it’s all there and literally in walking distance. No need for UBER (unless you accidentally drink one too many cerveza’s under the boiling sun… those clouds are deceiving). But there isn’t really much of a need to even leave the resort, everything you could possibly want is right there for you!

Staff:

I can’t even begin to explain the incredible people that work in this establishment. Every single person was so amazing, accommodating and just really kind.  I am even happy to say that I have left this vacation with a few new friends! What?? Yeah! There are a couple of people that I need to give a holla at… Shan (VIP management), she started our stay off with a bang! This girl made us feel so at home, so welcome… she is not only absolutely incredible at her job (she knows what she’s doing) but is also a really cool down to earth girl. Jay (pool management) this guy is again incredible at his job… he runs the show down by the pool… he is one busy guy! But still found the time to make sure we experienced all the fabulousness that Loews has to offer (he even helped us take a couple of pics… that you will be sure to see on my Instagram). Again another person I am happy to call my friend. Alex (SOAK staff), this girl is a hoot! She made our time at the SOAK cabanas (scroll down to learn more) an oh so enjoyable one. She was welcoming, funny and kind. Staff can completely make or break a hotel stay, Loews Miami has done the most incredible job and finding people that will make your stay a memorable one.

Room:

Holy moly, goodness me!! Did you guys see my instastory MTV cribs?? Our hotel room was one of the most incredible hotel rooms I have EVER stayed in. Located on the top floor (balling) was our ocean view king suite!. This place was fit for the Queen! I mean plush delicious bedding, a gorgeous bath tub with TV in the mirror (Amy and I totally took advantage of this one night, and enjoyed a glass of wine and a soak… we were wearing bikini’s! Get your mind out of the gutter), the most gorgeous blush pink couch that needs to be mine, and the biggest terrace ever, with views of Miami that I am so grateful I was able to witness. We spent both our evenings on this terrace dancing to top 40 tracks while skies produced the most epic sunsets. It was truly magical.

Amenities:

I told you this hotel had it all, the list of amenities this hotel has to offer is legitimately never ending. This beach front haven offers… a beach (duh) with private beds, business center, car rental, gym, pool and spa. For the purposes of keeping this review as short and sweet as possible (which is so hard I could talk about this place for days), I am going to focus my attention to where I spent most of my time… the pool and spa! Loews doesn’t just have a pool, I mean there is a pool with loungers around it, but if you were looking for something a little more glam… they offer SOAK. SOAK is a ‘private’ area of the pool. You are given the option of plush daybeds (which we did) which include: butler service, Jacuzzi, expanded food and drink menu, fruit cart, smoothies, and pampering. Or if you want to go all out there are the choice of two cabanas (normal or adult only… located in the heart of the pool area) these both include: butler service, Voss water and Evian mist, safe, Instagramable marble bathrooms, cable TV, iPad, climate control, reading material, Jacuzzi, ocean view sundeck, expanded food and drink menu, fruit cart, smoothies, pampering and two beach chairs. WOW! This is the ultimate way to spend the most epic weekend in Miami.

But when you’ve had too much sun, this is when you need the spa. Exhale spa! This is exactly what I did. After spending the morning in my office by the pool I treated myself to a little pamper session. Now I’ve had massages all over the world… England, Bali, Mexico, Canada, etc… but I have to say this was the most amazing spa experience to date! After being welcomed by the gorgeous spa staff I was taken into the changing room where I was able to lock away my belongings and slip into something a little more comfortable (provided soft robe and sandals), I was then showed into a quiet space, in this dimmed area where numerous plush couches (so soft that there were already two ladies fast asleep when I walked in) and infused waters… I spent a total of 5 minutes in this space clearing my mind of all my troubles… when my name was called for a massage I already felt relaxed AF! With the strain of travel and work laying heavily on my shoulders I opted for a deep tissue massage. My masseuse Karla Nole was so attentive to my body and the areas in which I carry my issues. Actually, funny story before I left for Miami I was carrying boxes of Tim Horton’s donuts and tripped resulting in me falling into the donuts and bruising my arm and legs… painful and embarrassing. Anyway, back to Karla, she was cautious to avoid those tender areas without me feeling like I didn’t have a full body massage. I can’t recommend the spa or Karla enough.

Food:

Loews offers a number of on location food options. They have their extensive room service menu (we enjoyed breakfast in bed way too times haha), Lure Fishbar, run by executive chef Josh Capon, this location offers delicious seafood and luxury… perfect date night location. Preston Market, perfect place to get a healthy and wholesome farm to table breakfast and on location cafe Miami Joe Coffee Co… sells scrumptious treats and eats, perfect for a on the go snack.

We left our two night stay at Loews Miami planning our return. Every single part of this hotel works in seamless harmony. It is a slice of heaven.

To book your stay at Loews Miami CLICK HERE

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Hello Loves,

From the first day I met my gorgeous friend Amy we chatted travel. I had just got back from Bali and she was on her way. With tales of wanderlust filling our daily conversations, we made a pack to go on vacation together at least once a year. So when the opportunity for me to travel to Miami and bring a friend came about, we jumped on it! This was going to be a FUN long weekend!

Dressed more so for the unpredictable Canadian weather we just left, we arrived to the hot and humid climate of Miami. Automatically my hair puffed up to resemble Monica from Friends (you know the Jamaica episode)… but that didn’t faze us… we were in MIAMI BABY! We hopped in an UBER and sped off to our first staycation, the amazing Marriott Stanton.

Location:

The location of Marriott Stanton South Beach couldn’t get any better. I had already filled my Instagram saved files with locations I wanted to take pictures at and food I wanted to eat. Funny enough we were in walking distance from everything I had saved! The famous Instagrammable Big Pink was just around the corner, and the beach… well we were on it!

Staff:

We were greeted into this wonderful hotel by some pretty incredible staff. Boy did they make us laugh and feel comfortable right from the outset. They were also full of amazing recommendations of places to eat, drink and see… which was useful as Amy is kind of a picky eater being a gluten free vegan (although she says she’s real easy going… all she needs is a bowl of guac).

Room:

Our home for the next two nights was perfect. Bright, big enough for the two of us and our overflowing luggage, comfortable and offered the most incredible view of the ocean. This room was so inviting and the beds were worthy of an award for comfort that we found ourselves quite often ready to go to bed at 9pm! I know our husbands already told us we are lame, but hey who wouldn’t want to lay in a cloud?!

Amenities:

This ocean front haven offers… a spa, fitness center, and a heated outdoor pool so enjoyable that Amy and myself spent a total of 8 hours in!! Yes we looked like little shriveled up raisins when we left but boy did we have fun.

Food:

Marriott Stanton offers a variety of culinary delights. For a romantic evening of beachfront views and seafood delights head to Deco Blue, need a break from swimming for the past 8 hours? (haha) grab a drink or snack from The Spot, or do you fancy a little spice in your life?… Then Lolo’s Surf Cantina is the place to be. We actually spent our last evening on the patio of Lolo’s, under the night sky and their twinkly string lights. We enjoyed delicious food, fun drinks and incredible conversations. If you get the chance to go, be sure to say Hi to the amazing Manager Matthew.

Marriott Stanton has it all, location, food, fun, and affordability.

To book your stay at Marriott Stanton CLICK HERE

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xoxo Fil

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