Five Vancouver Shops I Love

 

I admit it. I have a habit of frequenting the larger retail stores in the city – H&M, Forever 21, and ZARA are just a few of the stores I shop at regularly. But on occasion, I crave a different kind of experience.

One that doesn’t have me entering a store filled with rows and rows of the same cardigan. A shopping experience that’s more intimate and inviting, allowing me the opportunity to truly find something special; an item that only a few are privy to.

That’s when I head to some of my favourite boutiques in the city, where I’m bound to find something that isn’t being purchased-on-repeat by the masses.

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Differences Between Toronto and Vancouver

toronto vs vancouver

When people find out that I moved from Toronto to Vancouver, one of the questions I get asked most is, “Which one do you like better?” or “What is the main difference between the two?”.

It’s a hard question to answer, because despite both being Canadian cities, they are just so different. It’s a classic apples to oranges comparison.

Both cities boast some great attributes and both have a multitude of things I would change about them, but it’s easy to recognize three very distinct (and maybe somewhat obvious) qualities that truly show the difference between these two Canadian powerhouses.

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Beer Guide for Beginners

Belgium beer

Belgium is a country after my own heart.

French fries (with mayonnaise nonetheless), waffles, chocolate and beer are just some of what the country is known for, and a few of the reasons I love it so.

But the beer, oh the beer – is what really stole my heart in Belgium.

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Style Secrets: Favourite Hair Products

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I have A LOT of hair and as much as I love my thick, blonde, curly tresses, my mane can be difficult to tame on a daily basis.

Because of that, I am always on the lookout for new products that are going to make styling easier and give my hair the longevity it needs to last a few days without too much work.

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Five Weekend Getaways From Vancouver

There is so much I love about Vancouver within the city itself that I could go weeks without leaving my downtown bubble and be perfectly happy, but sometimes you just have to get away.

It doesn’t have to be far, but it’s nice on a weekend to pack up the car, hit the road and check out somewhere new (or one of your old favourites).

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