W South Beach with my Amex SPG Card

Hello Darlings, Somewhere between the leaves falling and the first snow fall, was my fantastic vacation to South Beach.  Thanks to my trusty Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express, I was able to purchase my flight and hotel stay with my hard earned Starpoints. I took off from Toronto Pearson Airport to spend five days in paradise enjoying the warm ocean breeze and the sandy shoreline with one of my close girlfriends. Once we landed at Miami International Airport we headed directly to W South Beach, the SPG property I booked with my Starpoints. As we were ahead of…
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Florida’s Hidden Gem

Hello Darlings, Without a cloud in the sky and only sunny days at the beach, this week is a joy! For the past few years, my family and I have been vacationing at a charming beach house in Franklin County, North Florida. Definitely not your typical Florida vacation but one that is filled with nature and very few people 🙂  Franklin County is a quaint and sparsely populated area surrounded by state parks and 250 miles of stunning and pet-friendly beaches. It is located along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida’s northwest panhandle between Tallahassee and Panama City. The local…
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Exploring Vancouver Restaurants

Hello Darlings, The final stop on my west coast trip was a weekend exploring beautiful downtown Vancouver. With many friends from Canada’s western capital, I had some advance knowledge about where to go and what to see – but of course there’s nothing like experiencing things for yourself.
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International Women’s Day

Hello Darlings, Growing up in Ukraine, International Women’s Day was celebrated in a much bigger way than it is in North America. In school, boys always gave us flowers and at home I always remember my father and grandfather bringing flowers for all of the women in the family. Cards were sent, flowers were receive and women were showered with love. Valentine’s Day, Birthdays or Christmas often brings such pressure and expectation that the true joy of the celebration can be soured. Yet,  Women’s Day is a more relaxed occasion when men can express their appreciation for the women in their life . There are…
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Malibu is Beautiful

Hello Darlings, People always say how fabulous is Los Angeles. And they are right, but I just didn’t realize it until my second trip when learning that to experience the real beauty of Los Angeles, you have to leave Hollywood and Beverly Hills and hit the road.
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