My Father’s Daughter

Hello Darlings, It is not often that I talk about my family or close friends. However with Father’s Day just few days away and my dad celebrating a milestone birthday it got me thinking of the importance of father – daughter relationships. To say that my father is the greatest man in my life would be an understatement, and I am sure many would say the same about theirs. In my case, I am as much of a father’s daughter as I am my mother’s.

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Growing up as an only child, I’ve formed equally as close relationships to both of my parents. Growing up a girly girl with an inner tomboy is definitely thanks to their influence. Those who are familiar with writing or my social channels have seen my mom and our adventures but on another hand not so much of my dad. Perhaps due to his private and somewhat shy nature or his complete denial of having any presence on my social media, it is one of the closest relationships in my life that I have never publicly share.

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They say being a daddy’s girl essentially makes your dad a hero and in fact it is true. The bond that I share with my father is unlike the one I have with anyone else. It is fair to say that I have taken on the qualities of both of my parents. My mother raised me to be a lady but my father raised me to be a strong woman and a leader. It is with his guidance that I’ve gained an unapologetic sense of self and that is a quality that I owe much of my success to. It is through his constant reassurance to not give into emotions that I am often seen as reserved, but also a quality that has saved me from many heartaches. It is also through his strong will that I’ve learned not to be afraid of taking a chance.  The strength comes from him and the softness from my mother. Many will say that to those who know me I am more like my mother, but to those who don’t I’m the exact reflection of my father. It is true that they say that fathers make us powerful within.

Our fathers or father figures set an example and standard against which a daughter will judge all men. No man in this world can love  a girl more than her father. While opening up about mine is not easy as we have an unspoken closeness, I hope that this Sunday every girl takes a moment to reflect on how wonderful it is to have a man in your life as exceptional as he is.

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To celebrate this special occasion Giorgio Armani and I would like to extend a gift to that special man in your life.  Surprise him with ACQUA DI GIÒ, a timeless scent ideal for a man who made us powerful within.  To share this celebration with you – we will be giving away ACQUA DI GIÒ 20 ml eau de toilette travel size  to TWO lucky winners. Please comment below on how you celebrate Father’s Day (please include #powerwithin).

*Rules: No purchase necessary. Contest closes on June 25th, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Canadian residents. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winners will be chosen at random. Overall odds depend on number of entries received. The winner will be contacted via provided email address.

With Love…

Marta

*in collaboration with Giorgio Armani. The views and opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. christine w
    June 20, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I celebrated Father’s Day with brunch with my father. He loves brunch. #powerwithin

  2. Nicole Jubleew
    June 20, 2016 / 7:28 pm

    Unfortunately my parents live several provinces away but I video chatted with my Dad for Father’s Day and sent a gift in the mail.

  3. Brenda Penton
    June 21, 2016 / 7:12 am

    I celebrate Father’s Day with a BBQ. I also make a cake for hubby every year. #powerwithin

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  5. Melanie D
    June 22, 2016 / 12:41 am

    I really lucked out. My dad is absolutely amazing. My dad is the only male in a family of 5. He’s had to endure a lot over the years… the upper level of our house, air thick with hairspray… sitting in a boiling hot car for several hours while we tear up the outlet malls …. shoveling the snow alone when it’s -30 …. having to speed since we took too long getting ready .. I don’t think any other dad would’ve survived our household.

    On Father’s Day, my sister and I throw him a big BBQ, all expenses covered by us. We go all out – filet mignon, German beer, and margarita cheesecake. We put in a lot of effort, but it’s so worth it!! #powerwithin

  6. joy
    June 22, 2016 / 2:41 pm

    #powerwithin just by spending time together 🙂

  7. Ian S
    June 23, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    I bought my Dad some personalized beer mugs and we shared a pint together

  8. Ian S
    June 23, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I bought my Dad some personalized beer mugs and we shared a pint together

    #powerwithin

  9. Andy Lau
    June 23, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Take the BBQ out, pull out the lawn chairs and steak and beers all evening. #powerwithin

  10. Kristy
    June 23, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    Mainly, we do whatever my husband wants to do. I figure that for father’s day it should be up to him 🙂 #powerwithin

  11. John C
    June 23, 2016 / 4:03 pm

    We celebrate father’s day by taking him our to his favourite restaurant #powerwithin

  12. Gee Jones
    June 23, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    I celebrate father’s day with my sons, we find some guy time during the day and go on an adventure together #powerwithin.

  13. Braden
    June 23, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    Unfortunately I didnt see my father this Father’s day, however he was on a cruise – so I can’t beat myself up too bad 🙂 Otherwise I usually do a card and we all chip in to give him a gift certificate to my parents favorite restaurant

  14. Laurent L
    June 23, 2016 / 5:18 pm

    I celebrate Father’s Day by going fishing with my dad #powerwithin

  15. jan
    June 23, 2016 / 5:53 pm

    We celebrate Father’s Day by going for a hike and picnic if weather permits #powerwithin

  16. Erika
    June 23, 2016 / 6:57 pm

    I celebrate Father’s Day by going for sushi with the family!

  17. Shaveta Kumar
    June 23, 2016 / 7:14 pm

    We celebrate fathers day by going to the Keg for dinner every year! and also by getting a cake!

  18. Jody Chan
    June 23, 2016 / 7:21 pm

    I celebrated Father’s Day with a fishing trip and BBQ, my dad’s favourites! #powerwithin

  19. Terry Mayer
    June 23, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    #powerwithin My father passed away almost 30 years go and being divorced, Father’s Day was more about me celebrating be able to spend with them than anything else. All good though!

  20. Terry Mayer
    June 23, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    #powerwithin

    Sadly, my father passed away almost 30 years ago, way too early before I had kids and really appreciated all the unseen things that he did. With my kids, divorce meant Father’s Day was a time to be with them — which is always cause for celebration. All good!

  21. Wendy hutton
    June 23, 2016 / 7:40 pm

    we have a family bbq and a huge cake for dad he loves it when we all get together #powerwithin

  22. June 23, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    we have pancake breakfast lunch and spend time together with the family

  23. Elizabeth Vlug
    June 23, 2016 / 8:50 pm

    We celebrate Father’s Day with a big family BBQ and some friendly board games. It can become pretty heated, but always fun! #powerwithin

  24. Nick E.
    June 23, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    I celebrate father’s day by reminding my Dad of how much he means to me. I don’t think I will ever be able to express it fully, but I keep trying. #powerwithin

  25. Marla
    June 23, 2016 / 9:11 pm

    For fathers day – we made bbq for our father in law and took my husband away for the weekend since it was his birthday as well 🙂

  26. Maritess
    June 23, 2016 / 9:41 pm

    Since the birth of our first daughter, we have been celebrating Father’s Day with a camping trip. As the kids grew older we have established this tradition and it is an opportunity for their daddy to teach them life skills – pitching the tent, fishing, canoeing, etc. I would like to win this to the greatest dad to my girls.. so he doesn’t have to smell like campfire on Father’s Day 🙂

  27. Maritess
    June 23, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Since the birth of our first daughter, we have been celebrating Father’s Day with a camping trip. As the kids grew older we have established this tradition and it is an opportunity for their daddy to teach them life skills – pitching the tent, fishing, canoeing, etc. I would like to win this to the greatest dad to my girls.. so he doesn’t have to smell like campfire on Father’s Day ? #powerwithin

  28. john
    June 23, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    fathers day was good

  29. Tim P
    June 24, 2016 / 12:34 am

    The entire family on my Mom’s side going over to her brother’s house out on the acreage. Have a nice barbeque, sit out on the patio in the sun and socialize #powerwithin

  30. Pamela Shaw
    June 24, 2016 / 12:36 am

    Stay at home and make steaks with Ice cream cake for dessert #powerwithin

  31. Rebby
    June 24, 2016 / 1:51 am

    This year, I took my Father fishing (one of our favourite activities!) and then out for a delicious lunch! #powerwithin

  32. Alexander Stephens
    June 24, 2016 / 2:50 am

    family dinner

  33. Alexander Stephens
    June 24, 2016 / 2:50 am

    family dinner #powerwithin

  34. Chris MacDonald
    June 24, 2016 / 7:01 am

    I celebrate Father’s Day with my husband and three sons as both grandfathers have passed away. We have a pot luck BBQ. #powerwithin

  35. ginette4
    June 24, 2016 / 8:13 am

    We always celebrate Father’s Day at my parents..my father’s favourite food is chicken wings..so on Father’s day we cook up a batch of wings and also make some home-made pizza..we’ve been doing this for about 5 years now #powerwithin

  36. Carol M
    June 24, 2016 / 8:34 am

    We had a BBQ and watched the US Open golf tournament on TV, a tradition for many years.

    Thanks for the chance.

    #powerwithin

  37. Barb Batten
    June 24, 2016 / 10:46 am

    #powerwithin With him of course? Smile

  38. Lee Fjaagesund
    June 24, 2016 / 11:41 am

    cool!

  39. ANITA
    June 24, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    Usually celebrate with a bbq! Lots of food and cold drinks!

  40. Victor Tran
    June 24, 2016 / 2:47 pm

    Father’s Day BBQ!

  41. Nancy J Montgomery
    June 24, 2016 / 4:18 pm

    For years it’s been a tradition to have a great BBQ feast. #powerwithin

  42. Carina Vause
    June 24, 2016 / 4:54 pm

    We keep most traditional holiday low key. But typically Fathers Day includes a special meal.
    #powerwithin

  43. Andrea Amy
    June 24, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    We don’t do much for Father’s Day. My husband didn’t have a dad around at all growing up, and my Dad passed away in 2007 so the day is really really hard for me. The kids made him some gifts/cards in school and drew some pictures for him, and we had a nice BBQ’d dinner and that was about it. Just a quiet day, which is how we like to celebrate most things. My Dad was an amazing man, and I miss him so much, and without him Father’s Day just isn’t the same. #powerwithin

  44. Carole B
    June 24, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I celebrated via Skype, since he lives in France #powerwithin

  45. Mike Mottishaw
    June 24, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    i like to immerse myself in nature on Fathers day to celebrate my dad in heaven #powerwithin

  46. Ariel C
    June 25, 2016 / 3:04 am

    with a nice brunch and round of golf #powerwithin

  47. Betty S
    June 25, 2016 / 6:11 am

    I celebrate Father’s day with the men in our family that are Fathers, we get together and have a family BBQ and also remember the ones that are no longer with us but are looking over us #powerwithin

  48. Craig Clayton
    June 25, 2016 / 6:42 am

    Got to relax by the pool with my dad. #powerwithin

  49. Christine McGee
    June 25, 2016 / 8:12 am

    My Father loves like no other

  50. Andrew Fraser
    June 25, 2016 / 1:51 pm

    We had a great meal out together

  51. Janna Fraser
    June 25, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    we enjoyed a festival together

  52. Amna
    June 25, 2016 / 4:30 pm

    On Father’s Dad, I take my dad and rest of the family out to dinner at his restaurant of choosing (and he’s a creature of habit, so it’s the same one each time!) #powerwithin

  53. Serena Debolt
    June 25, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    We celebrate it by kayaking on the ocean with his two boys! Being outside together is important for our family #powerwithin

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