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Tropical Kiss from Holguín

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In Holguín, you don’t need to go far for a taste of authentic Cuban life. Catamarans are waiting in the port to whisk you away to the very best snorkeling spots and Jeeps are always ready to lead you into the jungles of Cuba’s most adrenaline-filled destination. The water in Holguín is really blue, the sand white and the rum is as delicious as people say.  It’s hard to understand why Christopher Columbus, who first set foot in Holguín province in October 1492, ever left this place. Read more…

Cuba – Country of Contrasts

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Elegant and old, this relatively hush city spells oasis to the traveler weary of confrontation. Predating both Havana and Santiago, it has been cast for time immemorial as the city that kick-started Cuban independence. Yet self-important it isn’t. Read more…

What’s for Breakfast?

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Breakfast is indeed a very important meal. A good breakfast fuels you up and gets you ready for the day. Believe it or not, but the old saying “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”, stands true today as well. Read more…

Kimono

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When a black silk dream in a floral print featuring birds and fauna, ”that you’d happily hang on your living room walls”, with mink sleeves and a menswear lapel walked the Gucci runway last season, it was a reminder—it hardly gets more beautiful than a collectible kimono. There’s an inherent glamour to the kimono—a garment with a beautiful Japanese history— and it fits perfectly into the au courant style equation that is leveraging volume, drama and sweeping lengths. Read more…

Biker Girl

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Fashion matters – no matter who you are. That spicy unexpected way of wearing clothes… Today, I am mixing biker jacket and fishnets. Why bikers are always in trend? They’re a great transitional piece and are key for layering outfits: leathers, boots and a motorbike. Mix in some badass attitude and you have the coolest carefree girl. Why fishnets? Fishnets are probably one of those accessories you’ve pondered, only to land on an “I could never pull that off” verdict. Read more…

Regent Sudio Sweden

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Wireless freedom – it is all about Sudio Sweden. I am very happy to collaborate again with this Swedish brand, who’s aiming to produce elegant, stylish headphones with a minimal design. Recently, I reviewed VASA BLÅ earphones – promo-code is timeless 😉 and received a lot of feedback from my followers regarding this product. Today, I want to share with you a new model of REGENT Sudio. Read more…

Folk Art

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Mix traditional motifs and embroideries with modern silhouettes, and you’ll have yourself a spring fairytale. Taking inspiration from folklore and folk art is all in the detail today. Folk fashion doesn’t stand for newness, for innovation, as its beginnings entwine with history, with world-wide traditions and customs that bear their own kind of timeless appeal. But in constantly being re-imagined, the folk aesthetic does get a contemporary make-over, one assuring its elements are always coming across as pertinent. Read more…

Maslenitsa

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Maslenitsa also known as Butter Week or Crêpe week, is an Eastern Slavic religious and folk holiday, celebrated during the last week before Great Lent. Perhaps the most cheerful holiday in Russia. This holiday is considered to come from pre-Christian times, when the Slavs were still pagans.

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V-Day

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Where would we be without love? A Valentine’s Day celebration can be as simple as a little heart-shaped candy containing the message “Be Mine” or as dramatic as a proposal for marriage. No matter what the day brings, it’s a day to celebrate love, the most powerful force on the planet.

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Magic Arctic Kingdom

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North Canadian winter is something every outdoor enthusiast needs to experience. The magical Aurora Borealis dancing overhead, the silence of snow covered trees, the feeling of floating on snowshoes or the adrenaline rush of a snow machine…

Today, I invite you to discover the awesome beauty of Canadian winter wonderland – Up North to Aurora Borealis! Read more…

Uggs & Fur

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Canada is known for its cold winters! It is totally unpredictable, how temperatures are raising up or dropping off. There isn’t much available online that depicts what true fashionistas are sporting on the snowy slushy streets of Canada. So, how is Canadian real winter looks like?  It’s all about boots, scarves, sweaters, mittens, hats, parkas… The whole nine yards. But sometimes we chill, as today! Read more…

Coach 75th Celebration Saddle Bag

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Coach is celebrating their 75th Anniversary. Coach has been known for their iconic designs and leather craftsmanship for what it seems like forever. Today, I am so honoured and thankful for a blogger partnership opportunity with Coach and share my favourite saddle bag from their 1941 Collection. Read more…

Increase Traffic on Your Blog

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Every business owner who is ever hosted a blog has experienced the frustration of trying to gain readership. Though, we’d all like it if readers just magically came to us, the reality is, it takes some work to build an audience. Read more…

Winter Mountains

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You don’t need to find a beach to beat the winter blues. There’s an invigorating, rosy-cheek feeling that comes from a day out among fresh air and snow—followed by something hot to drink. The mountains are a remote escape from humanity, a place to be alone and soak up the sunrise, the sunset or just the sun’s rays. Introvert Heaven. Read more…

Christmas Spirit

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Christmas is coming. Every year, everyone celebrates this special holiday season. This is not just for kids, but also for the whole family. It is the time for love, happiness and forgiveness. I love Christmas. Decorating the tree. Picking out special gifts to give to my loved ones. Listening to holiday themed songs on the radio. Watching heart warming films such as ”Home Alone”, ”It’s a Wonderful Life” and cartoons like ”Frosty the Snowman”. I love the twinkling lights. The celebration of Christmas makes me happy. Read more…

Elf-Beanie

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I think I’ve always had a bit of a weak spot for winter holidays! I mean, can you imagine a more perfect time of a year? Cozy, comfortable and in many ways, an epitome of effortlessly casual style… Though, I love pretty much everything about the Holiday season, from music and decorations, to parties and Holiday style, shopping for gifts is, definitely, my favourite thing to do!  Read more…

Bomber Jacket

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Sportswear is, definitely, having a moment on the catwalks right now, and what better way to ease this trend into your daily wardrobe than with a bomber jacket? With its military fighter pilot origins, this jacket will instantly give you an injection of attitude. This season’s bomber comes in a daring range of colours and designs for those who care to adventure beyond the classic black look. And they don’t have to be ultra-sporty or masculine. My choice is to go casual with an army green bomber and destroyed denim. Read more…

Fashion Mom Blog Anniversary

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I cannot believe it’s been a year already since I wrote my first words for this blog! It seems like all this happened in a different life, and I still remember exactly how I felt as if it was yesterday. I was excited and full of emotions: happy, nervous, unsure and disoriented. Unsure because although the idea of blogging seemed like a promising hobby, like so many others starting a blog, I thought who would actually read it, leave comments, BUT you know what? I went ahead and did it anyway, because it was something I could see myself enjoying, and I am glad I did not let my insecurities get in the way!  You cannot imagine how happy blogging has made me.

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New England… Boston

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Boston is one of the US’ most beautiful cities. It is, indeed, the “city on a hill” as its Puritan forefathers proclaimed it. It’s a beautiful gem, with museums, colleges, and even the headquarters of the Christian Science and Unitarian Universality churches. Boston captures the essence of New England – a region located in the northeast corner of the USA, made up of six diverse U.S. states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The region is bounded to the north by Canada, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by Long Island Sound, and to the west by the state of New York. There are rivers and lakes, towering forests, mountain ranges with hiking and skiing trails, pastoral farmland and countryside, and dramatic rocky coastline and soft, sandy beaches. Read more…

Turtleneck

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Hello, Everyone! Today’s look is for those that say it’s too tricky to look chic and stay warm, with the look no further than one of the season’s coziest trends: the turtleneck sweater. These close-fitting, high-collar sweaters will hug your neck tightly when it starts to get colder outside—making them the ultimate cold-weather fashion staple as the temperatures start to drop. Read more…

Mont-Tremblant

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Canada is a land filled with fascinating places and amazing adventures. Being a Canadian means enjoying every single part of this country! You will never find such an amazing and wild beauty as here in Canada! The time between mid-September till the end of October is where Tremblant is most breathtaking.  The trees are beaming with great colors and the air smells great.

Mont Tremblant is our destionation for today. With its six great rivers and 400 lakes and streams, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is a canoer’s paradise. It’s a rich amalgam of Québec’s natural and historic heritages, being the largest and oldest park in the network. This wilderness is so vast that it is home to 40 mammal species, including the wolf. There is also the Via ferrata du Diable, an intermediate activity between hiking and climbing that will let you discover the park’s mountains in a way you could otherwise only dream about. Read more…

Autumn Vibes

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2h3a5832I walked today, and there was a real sense of autumn in the air. Golden and red leaves lay scattered on the ground, the smell of dampness filled my nostrils and there was enough of a chill to need a trench. Autumn is a season that demonstrates just how varied the Canadian weather can be. We can quickly descend from the warmth of late summer, to gales and rain, only to be followed by fog and frost.

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Iconic Chicago

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Chicago — Stunning. Iconic. Wondrous. It will capture your heart. You will never get tired of the skyscrapers downtown. My eyes still widen as I soak in icons like the Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building. These aren’t just functional boxes holding offices and people. There is beauty all around. This city is bustling and yet it retains a feeling of airiness as it gleams in the sun. Read more…

Letter to My Son

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My son Mikhaël was born 4 years ago, October 5… Having a child is a total miracle. Worries of how you’ll perform as a parent are overwhelmed as you look into their eyes and you know it’s going to be OK. Kids call you to a higher level of living.

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Birthday GAL

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Sometimes people get sad around their birthdays because they feel time is going by quickly and they’ve not achieved much in life. This mostly happens when you are in your late 20s or early 30s. We become very critical of how we’ve led our lives as compared to others around us. Most times these are baseless worries. Because we are humans, we fall into the trap of analyzing and self-deprecating. While such introspection is natural, it is not really necessary particularly if it borders on negativity. We will achieve what we’re meant to achieve in due course of time. So if it is something like that, hang in there, keep doing your best and things will happen. Read more…

Military Trend

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The military of the world have had an unmistakable impact on fashion. Whether it be the varied terrain, weather encountered or nature of living in one’s uniform. This trend will never go out of style! During World War II, the leather goods were dyed with mulberry juice, which produced a more yellowish tone, but both colours became known as khaki, from the Persian word “khak” which means earth, dust or ashes. Read more…

Hello Autumn

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Autumn is a sweet season for apples, colourful leaves, crisp air, sweaters, boots and pumpkins. What can I wear in autumn? What will ideally suit my casual days and office hours? That’s a good question! Today, I will show you street style look, which you can transit effortlessly from summer to autumn by pairing hot days staples with fall basics. Read more…

Kids & Pets

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Having a pet is usually a rite of childhood. Whether it is a bunny or gold fish, a dog, cat or horse, children enjoy the companionship offered by animals. Did you know, however, that not only can pets be a source of warm, fuzzy entertainment, but they can offer several developmental benefits to children as well? A child’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development can all be encouraged by interaction with the family pet. Most children love animals and at some point they desire to have a pet of their own. Now, before you say, “no way are we getting a pet!” there are actually some major benefits that pets provide for children.

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Mixing Styles

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One of this season’s hot fashion trends is mixing textures. However, it takes a little bit of thought to pull the perfect mix-and-match look together. It is all about colour and graphic art, so mixing it all together can sometimes be hard. The one thing you want to do is to stick to one piece that really is the statement. Then, have little pieces of other textures. The trick to mixing textures is mixing a little bit of everything, not a lot. Read more…