On our last day in the city, we visited the Royal Palace of Madrid. When I travel, I love visiting the royal residences… for me, it’s a perfect mix of architecture, fine art and interior… View Full Post
The Sagrada Familia is so iconic to Barcelona. When I told friends and family I’d be visiting the city for several days, they all reminisced about Gaudi’s most famous, unfinished work. On our second-last day in Barcelona, we visited the Sagrada Familia Basilica, to tour the grounds and view the inside.
I wasn’t sure about the dress code to visit the church, while it’s still technically a construction site and unfinished, I didn’t want to be turned away at the door. However, I noticed many guests wearing tank tops and shorts, so they do not enforce any dress codes. I still wanted to be respectful for a place of worship, so I wore a midi-length seersucker skirt from Zara (old, similar style available here) that I also wore here, a white, a tassle necklace from Kendra Scott, an off-the-shoulder top from She In, lace up sandals from Sam Edelman, and a Cult Gaia small Ark Bag.
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After finishing law school, I didn’t have much time to breathe… the first week was spent moving back home, prepping for a job interview (I got it!) and catching up with friends and family. Then came studying for the bar exam, which pretty much swallowed up my whole time. I was chatting with my friend Sabina of VitaandModa.com one day, and we decided to book a Girls weekend in New York City on a whim! We didn’t know where we were staying, but thanks to my friends at Expedia.ca, they helped us with a perfect hotel in the perfect location! Keep reading for a recap and itinerary of our girls weekend in New York City!
There are so many places to stay in New York City, but we were so excited Expedia.ca helped us book The Carnegie Hotel. Located in Midtown on 56th Street and 7th Avenue, directly across from the iconic Carnegie Hall. Our room was fabulous, spacious and had an incredible view of Carnegie Hall. The room was very modern, with an incredibly comfy king-size bed. There was a fridge in the room, perfect for storing snacks or a bottle of Prosecco, and floor-to-ceiling windows that had automatic blinds. One of my favourite features was the double vanity. Sabina and I could both get ready at the same time, and the mirrors even lit up – for expert makeup application!This hotel is new, and everything felt so fresh and modern. The girls at the reception desk were so friendly and fun too!
The best part was the location. It was a 15 minute walk to Lincoln Centre, 5 minutes to Fifth Avenue, and about 10 minutes away from Times Square. There were many subway stops nearby, and Columbus Circle steps away. I would definitely stay at The Carnegie Hotel again, but you can check out more hotels in New York at Expedia.ca.… View Full Post
This weekend, we celebrated our 7th anniversary! We went on a winter adventure in Mont Tremblant, and our weekend included a spa day, fine French cuisine, a horse-drawn sleigh ride and getting a little lost in the woods. Luckily, we had a Ford Explorer on loan for the weekend, which made the journey all the more comfortable! Daniel picked up the vehicle in Toronto and drove over to Ottawa so we could start our trip together to Mont-Tremblant.
Spa Scandinave Mont-Tremblant
We started our adventure with a couples’ massage at Spa Scandinave Mont Tremblant. It was incredibly relaxing, and a special treat. Daniel has never had a massage before, so it was really nice to be pampered and share the experience. We also really enjoyed the spa area. I loved how there was complimentary tea and fruit available, and everyone obeyed by the silence rules. At Spa Scandinave Mont Tremblant, it’s advised to do the baths cycle, where you start with a hot sauna, plunge into a cold pool and then relax in a hot tub or reading room. At Spa Scandinave, they even had an option where you could dip into the 2C river! I wasn’t that brave… I really liked how serene it was, and that it wasn’t full of people. Right before we left we snuck some photos by the river, as it was the perfect natural backdrop.… View Full Post
One of my favourite excursions during my visit to San Diego was an afternoon in Old Town San Diego. Founded in 1769, it was the first European settlement on the West Coast and included a mission… View Full Post