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...
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...
A Fall Fashion Fix in Prince Edward County

A Fall Fashion Fix in Prince Edward County

A few months ago my friend Suzanne of Your Shop Girl who is an image consultant in Toronto, told me about a Workshop she would be hosting in Prince Edward County.  I jumped on board right away because not only do I really enjoy Suzanne and benefit from her awesome...
Another 48 Hours in Ottawa (Kid-free!)

Another 48 Hours in Ottawa (Kid-free!)

I’m pretty excited that I had the opportunity to visit Ottawa again.  I love visiting our Nation’s Capital and exploring the wonderful spots that make it one of the best cities in Canada. The last time I was here was in February of this year, you can read about that...
Grand Opening: Copetin by Claudio Aprile

Grand Opening: Copetin by Claudio Aprile

(Article Photography By: George Pimentel) Three years have gone by since I first met Chef Claudio Aprile on the set of MasterChef Canada Season One.  I always admired his passion for creativity and for inspiring others in the kitchen.  He has had many prosperous...
Date Night at Dish

Date Night at Dish

I always tell my husband, the most romantic thing he could ever do for me is make me a meal or clean the house.  I’m sure many women would agree with me.  That’s why when I was recently invited to attend a date night cooking class at Dish Cooking Studio in...
48 Hours in Ottawa

48 Hours in Ottawa

I’ve mentioned that we decided to paint our main floor — I thought we could live through it but that is proving very difficult with two small kids, especially since we had to fix some walls which required taping and lots of dust.  Although there is still a lot...