Author Archives: Lisa Ng

Toronto’s Best Bridesmaid Dress Boutiques

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By: Tamika Auwai

Yes, it’s all about the bride but pretty maids in a row deserve to get their shine too.

Adorn them with dresses that aren’t just photo ready but also chic and wearable beyond the big day. A tall order indeed but luckily Toronto is filled with several fantastic bridesmaid boutiques sure to fit the bill. If your bridal party is on the hunt, check out these great shops:

Henkaa is a your best bet for dresses that are sure to be worn again. Their convertible frocks can be transformed in dozens of different styles to suit everyone’s personality and body type. (more…)

March Update: Airbnb Beach House

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  1. Leather Chairs from Urban Outfitters
  2. Rug from Hayneedle
  3. Side Table from World Market
  4. Console Table + Throw Pillows from Target
  5. Curtains from West Elm
  6. Faux Succulent Planter from Homegoods

It’s beginning to feel like the neverending countdown.

The blog posts have been lagging a bit as the beach house has become all-consuming right now as we spend every weekend out on the coast getting ready.

As expected, we are over budget and waaaay past our initial timeline to have this place listed as of March 1st. Here’s what’s been happening lately and still needs to happen with our airbnb beach house in Lincoln City, Oregon: (more…)

7 Ways to Stay Healthy While Traveling

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A sponsored post.

Winter is in full swing and many of us have a hot weather vacation planned to escape the cold! After years of travelling, I finally decided that I was done feeling like I needed another vacation from my vacation. I wanted to protect my ‘vacation bliss’.

So I’ve taken some serious steps towards staying healthy while travelling – because getting sick is the last thing anyone wants to deal with. Here’s what I recommend:

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My New “Wear With Everything” Blundstone Boots

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By: Tamika Auwai

Steady approaching the cooler side of 35, I know one thing for sure.

No matter how much you love your wardrobe of gorgeous four inch stilettos, one day you will find yourself reaching for shoes that keep you closer to the ground.

It’s inevitable ladies. (more…)

7 Ways to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

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Let’s face it. Mornings are the worst.

I am a devoted night owl and not a fan of early mornings or morning activities. Therefore, I feel like I’m always running behind and have to hustle hard to get my butt in gear. Since I can’t sleep until noon, I’ve devised a series of tricks to get myself out the door faster in the morning: (more…)

Homemade Creamy Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BalancedMealsMadeEasy #CollectiveBias

roasted eggplant dip recipe

Are you trying to eat healthier this year?

If so, I am on the same train as you then! First off, I am trying to accept that being healthy doesn’t mean I need to be PERFECT about my eating and exercise. I know there are days when I will fall off the healthy food wagon or skip a workout. I can’t let that derail my whole plan for a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle and send me down a downward spiral of cheese fries. Instead I’m choosing this eggplant dip! (more…)