I must confess: I am a laggard when it comes to most trends. Yoga, iPods, iPhones, skinny jeans, even Instagram! So when I started hearing all this hype about mindfulness and ‘living in the moment’, my initial thought was “give me a break”. Mindful eating? Meditation? Ugh. Continue reading
I’m a big advocate of having a hobby that you love. Something you can lose yourself in and be completely happy. Whether it’s baking, running, motor sports, or fashion, this hobby completes you as a person. Continue reading
My Scorpio Sister, Lyndee, and I recently celebrated our birthdays together and it was a blast! We wanted to set it up all nicely so that I could take photos of the party for my blog. Some things didn’t go according to plan, but it didn’t matter as we had the time of our lives. So here are my lessons-learned so that you can throw yourself a blog-worthy party. Scroll to the bottom for a short gallery of guest photos.
1. Book an accommodating venue.
Some of my current anti-aging products …
Sometimes I feel OLD. My two wrinkles are particularly obvious that day, my back is aching for no reason and I’m going to bed early on a Saturday night. No wonder people complain about aging and dread growing old. Well, I’m tired of it! No, I’m not tired of getting old. I’m tired of hearing the complaints. Call me delusional, but I really don’t think it’s as bad as it seems. Here are some of my optimistic reasons why growing old means that life only gets better.
I just realized that I never shared my homemade wedding video on my blog! So in the spirit of #ThrowbackThursday, here’s the video montage I created of our destination wedding in St. Lucia.
Being a bride is one of the most special and magical times of a girl’s life. Little did I know that it would be even more special by sharing it with two of my best friends.
With my fellow brides: Riss (left) and Sasha (right)
Let’s face it, fellow Canadians: we’re in a recession. And in full-fledged wedding season. So when money is tight due to lack of jobs or excess of wedding expenses, there is absolutely no reason to spend hundreds of dollar$ on bottle service in da club.
Why not a good old-fashioned slumber party? Continue reading
Hello, there! Yes, I’m at that age in which almost everyone I know is getting engaged or married. This year, Jett and I will be attending at least 4 weddings – one of them being our own in St. Lucia. Continue reading
Hi, everyone! I am back into the swing of things after a month-long vacation to the Philippines, Thailand and Ethiopia. Naturally I now have to blog about “why one should travel”. For a while in the beginning of my professional life, I did not enjoy traveling. I did not understand why I needed to leave home because I love being home on that lazy Sunday, watching Netflix, reading a good book and/or drinking a delicious pot of tea. It was just recently when I had learned to appreciate traveling and I’m now going to tell you why. Continue reading
Things are getting hectic around the Valoria-Rao household. Not only are we getting ready for a big vacation, we are still living in a construction zone due to last month’s leak issue (as we wait on our upstairs neighbour for the repairs), Jett’s busy flipping a condo with Acclaimed Properties, I’m trying to get all my year-end tasks done for work, we’re attending a bunch of Christmas events, I haven’t even started Christmas shopping … and the list goes on and on! Continue reading