• 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 weekend ago. I fell in love with Tofino immediately, before we left, I was already planning my next trip there. How to Get to Tofino By car: 5 hours 3 minute trip. You can take the ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo and then drive to Tofino By air: 45 minute flight, Pacific Coastal Airlines is the only…

  • 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…

  • Beauty,  health

    Anti-Aging: Cosmetic Procedures to Consider in Your 20s & 30s

    I used to have very limiting views on plastic surgery; I believed treatments were reserved for the rich and famous. It seemed superficial to be overly concerned with your appearance and aging was just a inevitable passage in life. In recent years, cosmetic procedures have become more common place in my life. My dad, who pays $5 to get his hair cut splurged on laser treatments for his rum nose and my mom routinely goes for chemical peels. Even within my own circle of friends, we are compare notes on the procedures we endure to keep us looking our best and to take proper care of our skin.  Before I dive right into…

  • Canada,  health,  Vancouver

    Outdoor Fitness Classes in Vancouver

    Photo Credit I have finally started to regain my work-life balance, which includes trying to get back into the routine of going to the gym on a regular basis. In the summer, although it is nice to be in an air conditioned gym, it is also lovely to be in the sunshine. If you want to leak sweat or just have a light stretch there is an outdoor class available.  Liquid Yoga What is better than SUP Yoga? Liquid yoga, because it is in a pool the temperature of bath water! Falling in is quite enjoyable and you don’t have the waves to contend with. Balancing is still quite challenging…

  • Style

    The Trend I Can’t Get Enough Of: Marble

    I have a slight obsession with white marble, you probably know this, if you have browsed through the photos I posted of my home. Anytime I see something white marble at a store, I have to exercise self control. I thought I would share some of the marble pieces I love!  Marble Computer Case Amazon is my go-to for phone cases and computer cases. The quality is good and they are reasonably priced. I order both the phone case and the computer case picture above from Amazon.  Marble Kitchen Accessories I couldn’t afford Marble for my countertops, but I could afford Carrara Marble tiles for my backsplash. To help tie…