UPGRADE

If you follow me on Instagram, you know one of the most important quality I look for in a person is grit. Grit is the ability to have a clear and unwavering focus on a goal and not being afraid to work hard at achieving it. Grit is never loosing that passion, drive and determination. Grit is seeing every step you take as a learning opportunity and edging closer to your goal. Grit is the major secret in what makes a candidate stand out during a job interview. About a few months back, I found myself loosing my grit. Not because I…

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INDULGE

In Toronto, we have two seasons – winter and construction. But for foodies like myself, my two seasons consists of dinning indoor or on the patio. My favorite of course is patio season, so when the hubs took a week off for vacation we took full advantage of one restaurant I have been longing to visit since I delivered my twins. Even better, we made our reservation on the first day they opened up their patio. When it comes to dinning on patios, the one at Kasa Moto is actually amazing and one you really need to visit. I was…

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NOSTALGIA

Before my husband and I had our twins, we would travel every three to four months. In the short time we have been married, we have visited various cities in Africa, Europe, Middle East, United States and a small island in South Polynesia. Every time we came back home, we would find ourselves inspired and cultured and would immediately start planning for our next trip. All our trips were focused around visiting a city because of their food, history or architecture. And we rarely went back because many times, we would find hidden gems within my new hometown that reminded me…

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SWEAT

Coming from Seattle, it’s amazing how much I took their outdoor shopping malls for granted. I remember spending hours at various outdoor malls because you could get everything you needed without feeling like you went to a physical mall. So when I stumbled upon CF Shops at Don Mills two years ago, it was a complete joy to find a little slice of the west-coast in Toronto. I love that I can enjoy the outdoors while shopping at my favorite retailers, take some time out and indulge in fine-dinning at one of their restaurants, stop by on a weekend and participate in…

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PRIME DAY

Ever since I moved to Toronto, I noticed a significant difference from the city I used to call home. For starters, Toronto has two seasons – winter and construction. I’m not kidding. The city may experience your basic four seasons, but as a Torontonian all you notice is winter and construction. Another two key factors you will notice living in Toronto is traffic and lack of parking. In the day time, you will often find me behind a screen shopping versus heading out to a mall. The traffic and driving down one lane at at a time hunting for parking…

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