Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fira, Santorini

I absolutely loved staying in Fira, so much beauty to discover at every turn.  I felt like I would walk the same path and everyday discover something new that I had missed the day before.  That's when I know I'm in a special don't blink when exploring & don't be afraid to turn down paths that don't seem to be leading anywhere...that's where you'll find amazing gems to capture! 
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Welcome to Anteliz Suites...

This past summer Kosta & I were lucky enough to spend one month in Greece! One of the highlights? Finally visiting Santorini!! We were so excited to be joined by our close friends Stephanie & Neal for what would turn out to be a very memorable trip.  Right from the moment we set foot on the island it took our breaths away.   It felt like we were looking at a postcard all day long. The four of us got together a few months before our departure date to search for the best hotel for all of our first times in Santorini.  We wanted it to be perfect & luckily we found the best hotel in Fira, Anteliz Suites! We booked through (I love this site and has been my personal favourite for booking our travel for years).  Anteliz Suites is one of those 5 star hotels with so much heart.  It's family run which makes you feel so at home and comfortable.  I can safely say that we have never had better service anywhere we've stayed.  Anteliz knows hospitality and how to make you truly feel like it's your home away from home.  The staff, the service, the food, the rooms exceeded all our expectations.  I cannot say enough good things about this hotel & the people behind it.  Keep on scrolling to discover the beauty yourself...

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I am 27 years old & I LOVE my age.

Somewhere around 23 a funny thing happened, I realized I wasn't looking forward to my birthday anymore.  I was excited, but there was a sting in the pitt of my stomach and a quiet voice kept echoing "you're getting older".  I started working full time very young, so was used to being told 'you're so mature for your age' or 'wow, you're only "x" and you're doing this already?' As I got older I couldn't really use my age to surprise and delight others and on more than a few occasions someone would say to me "its all down hill after 25"...I remember thinking, seriously?! I'm still so young? Give me break! 25 seemed to be that magical number, where according to a few I was aparently doomed.  Despite my best efforts, these words seeped into my belief system and among close friends we would often express our disappointment for getting older (of course to those older than us we sounded ludicrous) but we believed it.  Life as we knew it was changing quickly and forever.  Then, I somehow came across a quote that would change my mentality around growing older forever.  It's an oldie but a goodie and went something like this: 'Don't regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many'.  That stopped me in my tracks.  I remember feeling so ashamed for ever uttering a word of distain for growing older.  So simple and so beautiful. Growing older is a privileged denied to many.  We shouldn't take it for granted but be grateful for every day we are alive and well.  Knowing this story, you can imagine my delight when Lancome invited me to be apart of the 'Love Your Age' campaign.  This message is something I believe in deeply.  I am incredibly proud and grateful to be apart of this video, among some very talented ladies! 

Click play below to watch the video:


Come behind the scenes of shoot day! I flew into Montreal and went straight to the studio for the video shoot.  I've been on a lot of sets in my day and have never worked with such a kind, sweet and loving team of people! I loved meeting, chatting and laughing with the other women who were part of the project. 
some of the incredible crew, loved them!

My mother always used to say: You can skimp on clothes or shoes but you never skimp on your beauty products.  Lancome has been one of my favourite brands for years. I have the incredibly sensitive skin so finding the right products has always been somewhat of a challenge.  I have been using Lancome's Duo eye make up remover for years and it is the only make up remover that doesn't sting my eyes or make my skin break out (trust me, I've done the painful legwork).  Since our video shoot I have fallen equally in love with the Génifique youth activating concentrate & youth activating eye illuminator.  Just after a few days using them my skin felt and looked healthier and brighter.  Last week I had a 19 hour journey back to Toronto from Greece (3 flights).  Once we finally got home I applied both the concentrate and illuminator on my eyes and the next more I felt brand new again! I love how gentle they feel on my skin and that you can see a difference right away!

Ready to embrace & #LoveYourAge? Lancome will donate $3  to the Look Good Feel Better foundation for every person who proudly declares their age! Join in and declare your age here: 

This post was created in collaboration with Lancome Canada.  All opinions are my own.

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