Hello Darlings, As the waves crushed against the white sands, an espresso has never tasted better. As I sat on a shore of Caracas beach in Vieques Island, a day following my 26th birthday I have never felt more blessed. I do feel very fortunate to be where I am in my life and having have achieved what I have this far. However no time or place have I felt more content and at ease with myself than on that beach in that very moment.

W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island

 Vieques Island is 13 km or 20 minute flight away from the main island of Puerto Rico and is part of Spanish Virgin Islands. From Toronto, there are direct flights to San Juan and from there a Cessna plane will take you to this tiny paradise in the Atlantic Ocean. The journey of getting to the island is an adventure on its own but one that is well worth taking.Out of all places that I’ve traveled to this is by far one of my favorite. Since part of the island was occupies by US navy until 2003, it is only after their leaving that it became available for commercial development. Due to this, the island has remained unspoilede and is true to its Caribbean roots and authenticity. With not a single traffic light and a low key lifestyle of its 9,000 citizens, it is a quaint getaway from the rest of the North America with pristine beaches and wonderful people.

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Hello Darlings, For fashion lovers, September marks not only a new season but also a fresh wardrobe to play with. For fashion world, September is an indulgence! As we slowly put away favorite sun-dresses and espadrilles until an upcoming vacation or next summer, our mind slowly shifts towards knits and leathers. As every girl knows, a new fashion season also means a shopping spree!

LouLou Shops

Luckily, our favorite Cadillac Fairview malls across Canada have partnered with LOULOU magazine to bring us a series of LOULOU Shops events!  For all of the lovely ladies looking to get a head start on their shopping and score great deals, October 2nd is the night! Join me for a night of fashion, shopping and lots of savings at my favorite Sherway Gardens! Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram at @MartaTryshak for exclusive savings and sneak peak into sales before everyone else! It will be the ultimate night of shopping and I can’t wait to see you there, be sure to tweet and instagram at us using #LouLouShops

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