Black Friday Sales in Vancouver


The other day I was in Forever 21 and as I left, the change room associate said, “Just so you know, we open at 6am on Friday”. I gave her a puzzled look, responded “Thanks?” and walked away thinking “Why would Forever 21 be opening so early on Friday?”

It took a while but then dawned on me; Black Friday – apparently has become a big thing in Canada. I hoped it would never come to this.

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Eating in Italy- Five Lessons Learned

Elba Island

You would think that eating in Italy would be easy.

As we all know, Italy is world renowned for its food. From pizza and pasta, tiramisu and gelato, the list of Italian specialties is vast and the quality of food is truly incomparable.

But as I have learned during my time in Italy, being shown around by my lovely knowledgable Italian friends, eating here is not for the faint of heart… or the “Italian etiquette uneducated”.

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Let’s Catch Up


This week has been a whirlwind.

From a wild few days in Marrakesh to a short stop-over in Barcelona, on to Bologna, Italy to unite with family and friends – this week has definitely been one for the books.

I am extremely excited to be here in Italy for a second time, surrounded by loved ones, and beautiful Italian friends to show us a side of Italy that many will never see as a tourist.

So… Let’s Catch Up!

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