Are you a frequent traveller? I am, and I like to think I have packing down to a science. It drives me a little batty when I’m going through security at the airport behind someone who doesn’t have their sh*t together. Digging through their carry on for their liquids and gels or forgetting to remove their laptops or tablets – it can be a stressful thing especially with a huge line of people with flights to catch behind you. My friend Gloria of Rogue Stories is also an avid traveller and she recently decided to put her experience to work by designing and creating The Flight Pack.

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Crafted with premium vegan leather, gunmetal details and microsuede lining, this water resistant bag will become your go-to at the airport.

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Hello! You may have noticed that this is my first blog post in almost a year. Why did I stop blogging? Truthfully, as much as I love fashion and beauty, the market is incredibly over saturated and blogs are in danger of becoming one big unoriginal and sponsored experience online. No offence to my lovely blogging friends who are still out there hustling every day, but the scene just isn’t for me anymore.

So why am I breaking my silence now?

Because I’ve recently gone through something that I feel compelled to share with you. And because this blog for some wonderful reason still receives a lot of traffic, I thought this would be the right medium to share.

So here it goes…

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It’s hard to believe that the summer is almost over! I know, I nearly hissed at myself for saying it, but time flies when you’re having fun right?! I’ve been busy preparing for my fall wedding and taking as many weekend getaways as I can! Late last month, I knocked Oro-Medonte, Ontario off my list with a fun-filled summer getaway at WayHome Music & Arts Festival.

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My fiancé and I hopped in the car after work that Friday and we were relaxing on the lawn watching some our favourite bands by 7pm! Thanks to the reliable TELUS mobile network, we enjoyed #ConnectedMoments all weekend long.

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With summer in full swing, we need to take advantage of this beautiful (and often short-lived) Ontario weather while it lasts! I like to save my international travel as an escape during the winter season – why leave Ontario in the summer when there’s so much to do locally?! This year, I’m saving all of my official vacation time for my honeymoon in Bali this fall, so it’s all about those quick weekend getaways this summer!

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Toronto offers a lot of great summer activities and we have our very own beautiful beaches, but I love hopping in the car to explore different areas of the province. Keep reading to discover my top 5 Ontario weekend getaways…

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I’ve never been one to struggle with meeting the recommended daily water intake (10-11 cups) – I just love water! I’m fortunate enough to have a really awesome fridge that pours filtered water to avoid waste with my daily water consumption. That said, when I do have to buy water, I try to avoid plastic water bottles. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve just partnered with Boxed Water as their newest Ambassador!

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Boxed Water is a socially conscious packaged-water company that is re-thinking the way water is sold, shipped and consumed. As an alternative to bottled water, they reduce the use of non-renewable resources and plastic waste with their paper-based packaging. The Boxed Water box is made from 74% paper that comes from well-managed forests and the entire carton is recyclable and 100% BPA free!

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