Family Travel: Lisbon + Tips For Travelling with Young Kids

Family Travel: Lisbon + Tips For Travelling with Young Kids

Our first stop on the mainland of Portugal was Lisbon.  Originally, we had planned to make this our home base for the rest of our vacation.  After mapping some things out, we realized it would not be a great home base because of the traffic getting in and out of the...
Family Travel: Porto + Our Flytographer Shoot

Family Travel: Porto + Our Flytographer Shoot

Out of all the places we visited in Portugal, Porto was my favourite.  It was perfectly historical with equal smatterings of modern culture.  We stayed in the Miguel Bombarda Art block – the city’s art district within the Cedofeita Area of the city. Porto is a very...
Family Travel: Summer Fun at Viamede Resort

Family Travel: Summer Fun at Viamede Resort

If you live in Ontario, a yearly lake visit is a must during the summer months.  My family and I love a rustic cottage and spending our days swimming, canoeing, eating simple meals and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. This year we were invited to Viamede Resort...
Time for New Glasses!

Time for New Glasses!

I’ve always been pretty conventional when it comes to things like shopping for glasses.  I am glad that over the last few years a revolution has happened as it relates to prescription glasses.  Gone are the days of walking into a conventional optical where you try on...
2017 Finale & What's Coming!

2017 Finale & What's Coming!

This is my final post of 2017!  This year has been amazingly exciting and amazingly difficult for me.  I think that pretty much sums up full time blogging in a nutshell and I mean that in the most positive way possible : ) I’m constantly trying to reinvent myself...
Coffee Lovers Gift Guide

Coffee Lovers Gift Guide

There are a few weeks until Christmas, and just like every year, I feel like I am inundated with gift ideas.  When I’m thinking about a person on my list, I think about something that they would love and it’s always a bonus if they actually need it as well.  I believe...
My Food Hero is…My Father Eric

My Food Hero is…My Father Eric

My father, Eric, grew up on his family’s homestead in Calabria, Italy.  His family grew what they ate and appreciated the value of hard work and celebrating by eating as a family.  My Dad tells us the story about how he saved up for a month for a piece of veal (a very...
Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

I try to limit our Santa visits every year since we are trying to keep Santa’s existence as real for the boys as possible.  When we start visiting all these different Santa characters, Dean starts asking a lot of questions.  To keep the magic and the mystery alive, we...
Montréal, je t'aime (24 Hours in our Favourite City)

Montréal, je t'aime (24 Hours in our Favourite City)

Tourism Montreal reached out to me and asked if they could host me in Montreal during MTL a table Event which is 15 days where a list of 175 restaurants prepares a tasting menu of 3 courses at reduced rates of $21, $31, or $41, or $15 brunch. I’m going to preface this...