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    The 7 Cozy Autumn Essentials Every City Girl Needs

    How is it already October?! At any rate, it means that my favourite season is in full swing, and I am 100% here for it. Bring on the blanket scarves and hygge vibes! Autumn is a time of change and going inward; which is why it’s my favourite season. It means a little more home time. Way more cozy and feeling hygge time. And it’s when I tend to get more reflective and productive—on the more superficial side of things, that means sorting through my closet. Switching out my summer wardrobe for cozy season items had me taking inventory, and I took some items out of rotation (and put in…

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    6 Things I’m Thankful For

    Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! We’ve now been in Victoria for a year and 11 days, and I cannot believe how quickly a year has gone by. I start and end my days with three things I’m grateful for, but the year-mark had me taking some time to reflect on the year. And there’s quite a lot that I’m thankful for, but these are the big ones. 1. Being close enough to easily travel to see my family and friends (or go see Elton John in concert!) I didn’t think I would get back to Vancouver as much as I have in the past twelve months. I’ve been back 4–5 times, and…

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    City Girl Summer Essentials for Everyday and Away

    Summer is here, and the time is right… to pull out sunscreen, sunglasses, and sundresses! Every girl needs wardrobe and life staples for any season, and the summer essentials are especially important. Here’s what I’m packing and wearing on repeat this summer! This is our first summer in Victoria, but I’m 99% certain that the weather is going to be virtually identical to Vancouver’s — a bit of rain here and there, possibly some forest fire smog, but mostly sunny and hot. The only difference is that it’s mighty windy. Here are my essentials for summer in the city!

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    23.5 Things I Love About Living in Victoria

    After almost seven months in Victoria, the Brit and I have quickly adjusted to ‘Island life’. Our scenic new town has a much slower pace and it has been a welcome change. Like any new place, there’s been some quirks to get used to; namely, no rapid transit or tap cards (which I knew I’d miss), and NO IKEA (we struggled with this one #firstworldproblem). But we love it and our cozy city life. Numbered, but in no particular order, here’s what we’re enjoying about Victoria so far:   1. Sunny days According to worldatlas.com, Victoria is one of the sunniest cities in Canada. I’d never thought about it before, but…

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    City Girl Connects: Amanda Hemmaway from iDance Vancouver

    I love to dance. Having spent ages two through eighteen taking tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theatre lessons, dance has very special place in my heart. Which is why I was thrilled to do a City Girl Connects interview with iDance Vancouver owner and former professional ballerina, Amanda Hemmaway, to talk about why dance is important, the mission of iDance, and why everything should be seen as an opportunity to learn.