WANDER | OTTAWA 2017 WINTER 150th

After the new resolution determination wears down and the excitement around ringing in the New Year dies, we’re left reminded that it’s still extremely cold and dreary outside. Though the days may be getting marginally longer, it will be a long time before shorts and sandals will be seen in Canada. These pasty legs will be well hidden under jeans and leggings. As depressing as that sounds, there’s a tonne to get excited about for the next few cold months. Being Canada’s 150th Birthday, a tonne of celebrations are headed our way so strap on those winter boots, put on some mitts, its time to go outside people! Here is a list of some must sees and dos these next few winter months!

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DEAR 2016 | A YEAR IN REVIEW

Greetings from 2017! I hope everyone had an amazing holiday. We’ve officially wrapped up 2016 and I wanted to close that chapter off in my blog with a video montage of the highlights of the past year.

The past year was definitely an amazing one and I’m excited to see what is in store for this year. I really want to thank everyone for their support in my endeavors and adventures this past year and I can’t wait to embark on many more!

One of the things I would like to upkeep more is this blog! Let’s make this into something great ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve got tonnes planned out for 2017, so cheers! And here’s to the start of a great year <3

P.S. If you guys like videos there may be more coming up on my YouTube channel!

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WANDER | TANZANIA, AFRICA

I guess I never mentioned it on this blog, but I had gone to Africa almost a year ago now and I want
to share some of the highlights of the trip. This is a small photo diary of the time I got to spend with some very special people in Tanzania as part of my final year in school.
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WANDER | Montreal Guide #1

Mont Royal Lookout Point

Having moved to Montreal recently for a footwear design internship, its been quite the change from comfortable and homey Ottawa. I secured a place downtown, right off of St. Catherine-Ouest and the ever bustling city is filled with chatter and car noises.

Over the past few weeks the sound of french has become comforting and is bringing back the many hours spent in french immersion during high school, which I still firmly believe I did not learn anything in regards to being bilingual (though I have a certificate that says otherwise). Everything is so new, not knowing anyone in the city but thankfully I have some amazing friends who visit me from Ottawa and over the long weekend we got up to a lot of shenanigans exploring the city together. Never have I walked so much, biked until the pain of the potholes still linger and eat such delicious food.

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WANDER | Tremblant 2015!

Second season boarding and not to brag but I think I’ve improved a lot since last season! Finally got my first board a gorgeous GNU B-Nice, paired with Ride bindings and Burton Mint boots; I’ve essentially been out on the hills every weekend. School or no school, snowboarding definitely took priority. With that, I managed two trips to Tremblant, which was some of the best boarding ever! I think I can confidently say that Tremblant is one of the best hills on the east coast. Hopefully next year it will be Whistler but here’s a look back at some of the moments captured with my new toy of the new year, the GoPro Hero 4 Silver!

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Travel | Japan 2014 – VLOGs

Pikachu at Tokyo Tower

Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long. Very sorry about that!

A lot has changed in the past little while and I’ve sadly neglected this blog but here’s a bit of an update. I completed my 15-month internship and moved back home at the end of last month and then jetted off to Japan with my Dad for two weeks immersing ourselves in the Japanese culture. I have yet to finish going through all my photos but while on the trip I managed to take some video footage on my phone. I’ve upload Part 1 & Part 2 onto my YouTube Channel; Part 3 is on its way!
We started off in Tokyo, took a day trip to Mt. Fuji; spent some time at Nachi Falls in Kii-Katsuura and got stuck there for two days thanks to a typhoon. Made our way to Osaka and Kyoto before returning home ๐Ÿ™‚
I had a lot of fun on the trip and would definitely recommend anyone who is an adventurous eater to give it a go! I will be posting a mini travel guide of Japan along with photos soon so keep your eyes peeled for that ๐Ÿ™‚
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TRAVEL | FILM AND KAYAKS

This isn’t quite fashion related but I would think it would fall into the categories of lifestyle and travelling; even though I didn’t exactly jet off to some exotic country that required an 8 hour plane ride. Its just nice to get out of the city from time to time, goofing off and spending time with people without having cyberspace being the middle man. A gorgeous summer day shouldn’t be spent indoors; here a few of my personal favorite summer activities that don’t require heading to Bali. But if you’re already on your way to Bali…take me with you?
  • Picnic in the park
  • Water activities
  • Ice cream
  • Bike ride
  • Counting clouds
  • Outdoor music festivals
Side note: I’m loving how film turns out! Who needs an Instagram filter?!
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Sliding on Burgers

Stuffed is the first word that comes to mind if you ask me how I’m doing. After chowing down on multiple sliders at Burger Week, I don’t think I can eat another burger for a while. Burger Week is an event in Toronto that allows you to try multiple burgers from 70+ restaurants over the course of the week at a discounted price, ending with the last day which is help in a location where all the restaurants come out and feed hungry crowds with their sliders. It was delicious! Granted I could of done without the rolling showers, ย the food made up for the muddy feet and sodden clothing. Which one was my favourite you ask? I don’t think I could tell you, but anything with bacon was a winner to me!
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TRAVEL | HOLIDAY MADNESS

Among all the holiday madness of Christmas shopping I saw these window displays at the Bay downtown Toronto. They were beautifully handcrafted puppets with seasons from a Christmas Tale. It reminded me of my childhood when we could watch the Nutcracker and read Christmas Stories ๐Ÿ™‚ I know Christmas has passed, but I couldn’t resist sharing these photos!

Happy Holidays Everybody!
See you in the New Year!
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