Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a gargoyle? Some travellers like to take photos of doors, some prefer the all-selfie route, but for me, my favourite perspective looks skyward. Inside or out, there’s nothing like looking up at your surroundings. And looking up is such an optimistic thing, isn’t it? There’s just a hopeful feeling … [Read more]
Greetings from DC, land of the free, home of the brave and currently run by the clinically insane. When I mentioned to people our Girls Trip was tackling DC this year, the eyebrows raised and the expressions were puzzled. See that famous guy in the gif there? Yeah, that’s the face; I saw it often. But for our group … [Read more]
As the ridiculously cheesy house signs say…home is where the heart is. And 16 years ago this month, I took possession of a teeny-tiny bungalow in one of Winnipeg’s most notorious neighbourhoods and it’s had a grasp on my heart ever since. When I first bought this little gem, it had a beige living room (lamé!), … [Read more]
Three amazing adventures happened in 2015. I flew to Maui with my best friends, hit up San Francisco with my mom and sisters, and spent a weekend in Eastern Canada with my love. I so enjoy making these photo books year after year. Working on them is a labour of love, they take forever to put together, but … [Read more]
Do you sometimes think your tech device is getting to know you a little too well? Like freakishly so? This actually came across my mind on the last day of my latest travel adventure to Maui — one of the prettiest and relaxing places in the world. Trust me. On this particular visit, I found myself … [Read more]
Autumn. It’s such a lovely time of year, isn’t it? Yes, we have mornings that arrive a little too crisp, giving us Winnipeggers that instant worry about early snow. (Step off snow, it’s not your time yet.) And yes, darkness seems to descend upon our streets way too quickly each evening. Yet, this season also brings us an abundance … [Read more]
“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” And for seven fun evenings, our little Harry Potter Night ?? ?⚡️ club upheld that Marauders Map oath to whip up a silly bit o’ magic together. So, as I write about our last HPN night, with a slight lump in my throat, I got to thinking, “Why was this … [Read more]
“Travelling — it leaves you speechless then turns you into a storyteller.” When I started this blog way back when, my goal was for it to force me to write more often, become more comfortable with writing and hopefully help me become a better writer over time. Through the years I’ve found the easiest stories to write about are my … [Read more]
You know what’s silly? Trying to book a trip to Alberta three weeks before heading there. Especially during the height of high season. Because of such silliness, the amount of time I spent contacting hotels was too damn high! — furiously shakes fist — Luckily, at some point it all sort of fell into place for us — whew … [Read more]
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Oh, who are we kidding, the Medieval age looked to be pretty much the absolute worst of times in human history. There were crippling plagues, unsanitary living conditions, insane rulers, and everyday life was full of extreme hardship, except for maybe 1% of the population. Hmmm, wait, … [Read more]
Chuck and I absolutely love living the road trip life. We’ve tackled quite a bit of this magnificent country by car (west coast in 2010, east coast in 2014, Ontario in 2015), but we haven’t road tripped so much here at home in Manitoba. Before you begin throwing shade and shame at us, we are trying to … [Read more]
Weekend getaways are the best, aren’t they? A short trip away from work, home and any type of responsiblity is just the ticket to rejuvinating the soul. Our latest adventure took us to Ottawa and Niagara over the Thanksgiving weekend to experience one of the loveliest times of year. We started in Ottawa, road tripped to the Niagara … [Read more]
The absolute highlight of our “San Fran with the Fam” girls trip was hands down the day we spent touring Napa Valley. We arrived thirsty, we left cloudy. In between, we sampled wines, delighted over inspired dishes by Thomas Keller and had a Taylor Swift sing-off in the limo. Yeah, that day was a memory lifer.
Just in time for spring, here is a photo journey of our girls spring trip to San Francisco…from 2015! What’s that about blogging your travels in a timely manner? Pshaw. San Francisco was a perfect place for a girls trip with my crazy family. Probably because first and foremost it included lots of wine. LOTS OF WINE!