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A Weekend in Banff


Happy Travel Tuesday! I wanted to share one of my favourite posts with you about one of my all-time favourite getaways – Banff, Alberta. It is gorgeous in the spring and definitely worth a look for a last-minute getaway this time of year. Hope you enjoy. xo – Lisa

I am in love with Banff.

I paid my very first visit to Banff National Park in Alberta last month and I couldn’t believe I had waited so long to experience the beauty that is Banff. From the fresh Rocky Mountain air, crystal clear blue water and wildlife along the highway – the whole thing felt oh-so-Canadian and right.


The drive from Calgary to Banff takes around 90 minutes along a busy highway where the Rocky Mountains just smee to appear out of nowhere along stretches of prairie plains. There are lots of easy hiking trails with a waterfall reward like Johnston Canyon and the scenic Banff Gondola which gives you a 360 degree mountain view from the top of the clouds. Make sure to pack your bathing suit for a hot mineral soak at the Banff Upper Hot Springs or buy a $69 day pass to access the luxurious water circut at The Willow Stream Spa inside the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. Banff also has one of the longest ski seasons in North America and usually runs into Victoria Day long weekend. Make sure to pack your gear and hit the slopes at Sunshine Village. (more…)

Christmas Gift Ideas For Him


Not sure what to get your boyfriend, husband or partner for Christmas? I’ve done some snooping around for you. Here’s a round-up of my favourite gifts for guys – 2014 edition!

Marquee Bar Sign – Dress up his man cave with this Marquee Bar Sign featuring LED lights. Perfect also for the kitchen, den or basement. $80


Atari Flashback 5 – Get retro over the holidays with this Atari Flashback 5 Classic Game Console complete with 92 built-in games! Just plug and play on any TV. $40


Moscow Mule Mug – Give his cocktail an upgrade with this Moscow Mule Copper Mug, because ginger is good for you and you can get your fix via this cocktail right? $24 (more…)