• Europe

    Travel Guide for Croatia

    Croatia has been on my list of places to visit since 2013. I was dying to go on Sail Croatia even though I had no sailing experience. I wanted to go island hopping, check out the historic cities and swim in the Adriatic sea. At the time I also wanted to be part of the party crew that got to wear a Croatia sailing hat. Fast forward five years later, too old to jump abroad a party boat, I finally booked my trip to Croatia. Travel planning has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy making a full itinerary, finding good places to eat and making sure I get to see…

  • Beauty

    My Secret to Long Lashes

    My Eyelash Journey I had never had my lashes done before but I was headed off on a few beach vacations last winter, my girlfriends and I decided to get lash extensions so we could have effortless lashes on our trip. I was only planning to have them while I was on vacation but I became obsessed. I hate doing my makeup, so waking up and having my lashes looking flawless was such a treat. It is definitely a tradeoff, you know the old adage, pain is beauty, this definitely applies to eyelash extensions. They were so irritating to my eyes, I had trouble sleeping with them on and I…

  • Fashion,  Style

    Wedding Guest Looks

    It is wedding season. This year we only have one wedding to attend but I have quite a few friends who recently got engaged so I have a feeling that next year is going to be a busy one. I really struggle with wedding guest looks because usually, the “it colour” of the season ends up being the colour of most bridesmaid dresses. It is also an event that is heavily photographed, so choosing a dress that is timeless yet trendy can be difficult to navigate. AND of course the most important rule, avoid white and anything that may photograph as white; steer clear of grey, silver, really pale pinks, you don’t…

  • Canada

    Tofino for the Weekend

    As a British Columbia resident, I am slightly embarrassed by how little I have explored my wonderful province. Our weekend trips are usually to Squamish, Whistler or the Okanagan. Salt Spring and Tofino have been at the top of my list for quite some time. I finally visited Tofino a couple of weekends ago. I fell in love with Tofino immediately, I was already starting to plan my next trip there before we even left. How to Get to Tofino By car: 5 hours 3 minute trip from Vancouver. You can take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and then drive to Tofino By air: 45 minute flight from…

  • Travel,  United States of America

    Travel Guide for Honolulu

    Hawaii has been filling up my Instagram feed for the last few months. The amazing wildlife, clear blue water and lush mountain ranges, all spoke to me. We finally decided to book a trip in February and I immediately started reading articles and blog posts to find the best spots to visit. Hawaii is unlike any tropical destination that I have ever been to, mainly because it is American. You can get all your creature comforts, Costco, Walmart, Sephora, Urban Outfitters, basically every major retailer you would need. The one thing that makes Hawaii different is the ABC Stores, which are essentially 7-11s with souvenirs thrown into the mix. What…

  • Eat,  Meal Prep

    Choosing a Meal Prep Service

    Pinterest is usually my main resource when it comes to getting creative in the kitchen, and of course a few food Instragrammers that share recipes. As of late, I have noticed, that I come home from work and I don’t have the energy to experiment with new recipes. I decided to try a few different meal service programs to try to mix things up and diversify my regular staple recipes. These meal prep companies send you the portioned out fresh ingredients to prepare yourself.  I just want to preface this by saying this is something I decided to do on my own, none of the product were given to me…

  • Home Decor,  Style

    Save vs. Splurge: My Top Choices for Beaded Chadeliers

    When I first moved into my place, I had a vision of what I wanted to my home to look like. I gradually fell out of love with a lot of the pieces I was initially obsessed with having. The industrial feature above my eating area was one of these items. I knew I wanted something different but couldn’t figure out what. I started seeing really pretty beaded chandeliers on Pinterest, I liked that they has a softer look and a boho feel. It took me a long time to find some options that weren’t thousands of dollars and I am pretty happy with the result.     My Inspiration I love the look of this beaded…

  • Fashion,  Style

    Figure Flattering Jeans for Fall

      Best Jeans for Fall by jaemiesures featuring high-waisted jeans The worst feeling in the world is putting on jeans for the first time after summer. This year was no exception. As I get older comfort is my number one priority when it comes to my clothing choices. These are my top choices of flattering jeans to wear during the fall season. Levi’s High Waist Wedgie Jeans   These jeans are the perfect mix of comfort and structure. I love the high waist and the button fly. Mine are a slightly darker wash so they look great with booties and a cropped blouse or sweater. These look good on women with a butt or…

  • Eat,  Recipes

    Medium Rare Top Sirloin Roast

    My go-to meal when trying to make a nice dinner is a prime rib roast. I use the same method every time and it comes out amazing. The weather has been changing and it has me crazing comfort food. Prime rib while always tasting amazing is quite pricey, so I decided to try making a sirloin-tip roast. In the pasts, my attempts have been very unsuccessful. The meat is either completely overdone or tasteless. I think I have finally found the magic recipe for a tender and flavourful roast, no slow cooker required. I stumbled upon this recipe on Frugal Mom Eh’s blog and it is pretty amazing. I was so…

  • Eat,  health

    Taste Test: 4 Gluten Free Pastas

    I am a starch-carb lover. I love potatoes, perogies, pasta, bread, croissants, scones, cookies, basically everything and anything with gluten. A couple years back I switch to a paleo diet and gave up most starches and grains. I really noticed a difference in my energy levels, instead of feel sluggish after eating, I felt energized. Grains have slowly worked their way back into my diet, but I am always looking for healthier alternatives. I love spaghetti squash, but it doesn’t quite fulfil my carb cravings. I decided to do a taste test and try a few different gluten free pastas to see which one I like the most.  Explore Cuisine Organic Chickpea Pasta, $6.99 I was pleasantly surprised by…