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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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    The Wellness Products I Can’t Live Without When I Travel

    Wellness is particularly important to me when I travel, and I’ve previously shared some tips for staying healthy and happy while travelling, here on the blog. I take most of my home wellness routine with me when I travel, because I can, and I because it’s important to me. And while it’s nice to shake things up sometimes, my overall wellness isn’t worth shaking up; so my travel wellness essentials come with me. In honour of Global Wellness Day (day of this post!), and because I’ve discovered some great new products for my travel wellness arsenal, I’ve pulled together a list of some my favourites. Almost all are made in…

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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.