As some of you avid readers may already know, this past December I started my journey with the Elle International Fashion and Luxury Program. I’ve just recently returned from the second leg of my international education journey from Paris where we dug deep into the world of Haute Couture and Luxury and even got to add on a little extra personal vacation time with a detour to a city I’ve always dreamed of visiting – Amsterdam!
As I sit down at the office, thinking about travel and upcoming trips we have been planning for weeks, I can’t help but remember taking Julio to Paris for our anniversary last December. Though it was a personal trip meant just for us, it should come as no surprise that we shared the majority of our experience in the city of light with you all. Being that Julio had never been to Europe, I loved watching his reaction to seeing some of the most iconic sights in the world for the first time. Just like with any trip, there is so much to consider. It was a little stressful, but once we got the basics sorted like our passports, packing the suitcases and located gatwick hotel and parking deals (as we were driving down to the airport), it became a lot more manageable. This was an amazing trip and can’t wait to do it again one day.
So I thought I would share the five spots in Paris you simply have to share on your Instagram. Continue reading “From Paris With Love”
Close your eyes. Imagine the smell of lavender. That is Provence in bloom. Picture tall, majestic sunflowers, gently swaying in the breeze – Van Gogh’s favourite. That is the French countryside in bloom. Envision luminous fields of yellow Canola (or Rapeseed) joining France and Canada in friendship and agriculture. That is Normandy in bloom. Imagine the sweet, juicy taste and smell of a freshly picked apple. That’s the apple orchards blossoming in Champagne-Ardenne. Savour the sweet scent of cherry blossoms, pink and plentiful. That is Paris in bloom. Imagine the proud and graceful fleur-de-lis, a majestic and internationally recognized symbol. That is France in bloom.
Hello from Vancouver where it rains 90% of the time and you need to sell your vital organs to afford to live here. Seriously. All jokes aside, I really love Vancouver and being out here on the West Coast. Other than the relentless rain, we have one of the most moderate climates in the world. In the words of Goldilocks, “It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold, it’s just right.” (Generally speaking, this last year has been a bit erratic to say the least).