Ste Anne’s Spa, Countryside Escape

Hello Darlings, “Busy” has become the new “I’m well, thank you” to every “how are you”. In fact, a recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research argues that a busy and overworked lifestyle, rather than a leisurely one, has become the new aspirational status symbol. Who cares about beachfront vacations, when you can work overtime!? Complaining about being busy and working all the time has become an incredibly widespread phenomenon, and one that is impossible to sustain. I’ve learned it the hard way. You cannot perform at your best by being constantly stressed. It’s important to me to maintain a…
Grafton
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Porsche Camp4 Canada

Hello Darlings, This winter has been a snowy one and not very kind to drivers. The other day as I was driving home in yet another snow storm when I encountered black ice. Despite having winter tires and a four wheel drive car, I quickly began to lose control. Luckily, despite the momentary panic I knew exactly how to respond. It came as an instinct. My instincts followed the very steps I learned back at Porsche’s Camp4 Canada as a guest of Porsche  Centre Oakville.When a movement is repeated over time, a long-term muscle memory is created. It allows you to perform the task…
Montreal
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Ritz Carlton Montreal, Luxury Defined

Hello Darlings, The beauty, history and elegance of Europe is simply calling my name. As much as I would love to put my life on hold and take a month-long European vacation, but sadly, it’s hard to get enough time off with my schedule. Between the meeting, shoots and events the closest that I will get to Europe right now is browsing Instagram or Google Maps. Since Quebec is probably as close to Europe as one can get without leaving the country, I opted for the next best thing: a short trip to Montreal. A city I called once a home and an escape…
Montreal
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W Montreal Double Take

Hello Darlings,  Upon checking into my room and a quick soak, I was ready for a night on the town! With an itinerary filled with adventure, I was as excited as a little kid on a Christmas morning. The first event on the list was a meet and greet at Bartini in the lobby of W.  Luckily, my closet friend and a colleague Miya joined me on this trip. She was covering the experience for TheYouthSociety.com — a women’s lifestyle site I co-found in 2014— and you can read all about it here.  After a few martinis and making new friends, we set…
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W Montreal Renovation

Hello Darlings,  A few months back in a city I used to call home, a few of us met together for a celebration. For years W hotels has been my home away from home while travelling, and in particular the one in Montreal. Prior to moving to the city,  W Montreal and I have spent many weekends together. After a year or so of being away from Montreal, it was a pleasure to be back and to celebrate the grand renovation. A handful of media from North America was invited on The Double Take trip to experience not only the property but…
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