Dear August…

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Dear August,

You have been AMAZING! Travel and more Travel. So many adventures and now I seek more!  So many memories made and fun in the hot August sun. Time with family and friends. Yummy food and swimming. Beautiful Ontario Beaches. I wanted this since last summer. I still need to reach the ocean but Ontario Lakes are lovely too. I’m grateful and I look forward to being close to the ocean very soon.


This summer we enjoyed delicious food and ice cream. Lots of ice cream. The kids had so much fun and spent time with their cousins. They had the opportunity to make decisions while they ordered their food and they slept in spaces that were not their own. I found it hard to sleep in hotels though. My youngest wanted to sleep with me so I didn’t get much sleep. Mom life is beautiful. These moments will not last for ever. I don’t like to complain but I accept it and cherish each moment.

Travel teaches you many things like taking chances, putting trust in others and being in the moment. It also teaches you what to do next time you travel or what you need to bring with you. I have some great tips from my sister-in-law Susy. She’s probably laughing at me now. Hopefully these tips will help you out.

Travel Tips

I learned most of these tips from my sis-in-law Susy who’s a travel junkie. lol

  1. Bring a sound machine. This is perfect if you don’t want to hear other people or noise in the hotel room. I hate that the walls are so thin you can hear everything. Also sometimes it’s too quiet and this too can be strange for my ears.
  2. Bring febreze and Lysol spray and wipes (not all hotels are clean even if they are rated 4 stars. Some hotels that are rated 3 are in better condition.)
  3. Keep disinfectant and wipes in your purse. If you are a parent you understand that kids get messy.
  4. Always check the sheets and bed. Make sure they are clean. One of my pet peeves is unclean sheets and pillows. To all hotels “YOU HAVE ONE JOB TO DO! MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN THE SHEETS AND PILLOWS AND BATHROOMS”
  5. Bring a diffuser if you don’t like the smell of hotels & Febreze.
  6. Buy a cooler that plugs in your car that way you have water and beverages any time you need and they stay cold.
  7. A great item to have for the beach is a buggy to carry all your things. My sis-in-law had one. Love this idea!
  8. If you are crossing the border make sure you have American change because they have tolls and you need to pay.
  9. Keep your passports with you at all times while you travel around the USA. Don’t leave them in the hotel because if you are stopped by authorities they will ask for your passports.
  10. If you are travelling long distance make sure you plan and book a hotel half way point. It makes things easier for the driver.
  11. My sister in law Susy used to book the hotels. I download the app and it gives you great options. You can actually get a free hotel after a certain amount of bookings.
  12. I used google maps a lot while I travelled and it offers a lot of places to eat and discover. I even added my own reviews which is pretty cool.
  13. Make sure you contact your phone provider if you are driving out of range. You can get charged so much if you don’t. I’m with Bell and we called them right away and they changed our plan so that we were able to use our phone freely.
  14. Pack some snacks for the journey.

Feel free to add more tips in the comments!

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I’m still drooling thinking about this burger.








Food and more food!



Thank you for reading my post. It means so much to me. I would love to know what you did this summer. Much love to you all!

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Carrot Quinoa Ginger Soup – RECIPE

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Ingredients and Instuctions

In a pot add:

8 Cups Water

2 Cups of chopped up Carrots

1  Allspice ball

3 Cloves of Garlic

1 Whole yellow onion

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1 Vegetable or Chicken bouillon cube

1 tbs Olive Oil

1 tbs Paprika (not spicy)

1 tsp onion powder

1tsp garlic powder

1tsp ginger powder

  1. Boil for 35 min on medium heat and then remove the allspice ball.
  2. I use my hand blender and pureed the ingredients.  I leave some chunks of carrot.
  3. I then add 1 Cup of Quinoa and boil for 15 min.
  4. Take  it off the heat and cover for 5 -10 min and enjoy!



Goes really well with dried crunchy toast or bread.

If you try this recipe please tweet me! Would love to know how you like it!

Have a beautiful weekend!

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“Make-up which brings the joy of being yourself, only better.”

-Eric Antoniotti

Hello my lovely friends! I’m here to share with you a lovely evening that I had at the Clarins VIP Party Hosted by the amazing and talented Dave Lackie. I am very lucky that I was selected for this amazing opportunity and I’m here to share this wonderful experience with you.

Here is the wonderful and inspirational Dave Lackie with yours truly @bestdayblogger




This party was a very special one because it is one of my favourite beauty and skincare brands.

This year Clarins Celebrates 60 Years!

Happy Birthday Clarins!

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I’m truly grateful that I attended this amazing party. It was held at the Arcadian Courts on 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor. The service and food is truly amazing.  The evening started with amazing d’oeuvres and drinks. The beautiful Clarins Products were beautifully displayed around the room.



The decor was so elegant and the food very delectable!

The party started off with the amazing Dave Lackie introducing us to the wonderful, creative and inspirational Eric Antoniotti who is the International Artistic and Training Director for Clarins.

“Eric Antoniotti collects passions: the theatre (as spectator and actor), country walks, sculpture, gemmology, botany with a particular love of orchids and…beauty. From Tokyo to Mexico and New York, he reveals the natural radiance of women across the world. Meet a Man whose mantra is Life and Harmony. ” -Clarins

From left to right: The amazing and inspiration Dave Lackie who is the Editor of BEAUTY the guide & CityLine beauty expert, followed by Cityline Videographer  Patrick Reynolds and Eric Antoniotti who is the International Artistic Training Director for Clarins.


These fine gentleman were the perfect hosts for the evening with wonderful speeches, interviews and beauty tutorials. I learned so much about skincare, beauty and make-up application.

I had my lovely picture taken by the amazing photographer of the evening David Hawe who captured this photo which was tweeted out by the amazing Dave Lackie. In this picture are two wonderful ladies. From the left to the right is yours truly Bestdayblogger with the amazing Connie Peixoto and the lovely Julie-Lynne McCann.

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The evening was perfect and I truly enjoyed watching the makeup tutorial by Eric Antoniotti. You can see a couple of clips in my video of Eric Antoniotti applying makeup to the lovely model. 2519

Thank you to all the lovely people that I met at the Party! A truly magical and unforgettable evening!

Thank you to Clarins, Dave Lackie, Eric Antoniotti (International Artistic and Training Director for Clarins), Danielle La Roche (National Public Relations Director for Clarins Canada),  Émilie (Social Media Clarins Canada) and all the lovely friends I made that evening.




Special thank you to these lovely ladies! I hope we meet again!


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Julie-Lynne McCann

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Thank you again for an unforgettable evening!

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Hello my lovely readers!


I’m attending a VIP Dinner for GIVENCHY’S New Perfume LIVE IRRÉSISTIBLE downtown Toronto today! As you are reading this post I’m at attending this amazing Launch with an amazing group of people. This experience will all be documented on my main YOUTUBE channel. If you haven’t subscribed please do so! It would mean the world to me!


I’m truly excited for this opportunity and very grateful!  I won the “GIVENCHY VIP Follower Dinner” from the amazing and inspirational DAVE LACKIE. Dave Lackie is the Editor of BEAUTY the guide & Cityline beauty expert. I’m so excited to meet him and I will also be meeting David Titheridge who is General Manager at LVMH Fragrance Brands Canada. 

Dave Lackie has many giveaways on all his social platforms all the time so be sure to follow him for amazing beauty giveaways! If you would like to see more of this lovely launch and dinner follow the hashtag


I’ll be tweeting live from the VIP DINNER Launch starting at 6:00pm.

Follow me @bestdayblogger I’ll be posting pictures on IG and I’ll also post on snapchat! @bestdayblogger


I’m truly grateful and very excited because this is my first Launch Party and I couldn’t think of a better occasion then GIVENCHY!  Thank you to Dave Lackie for giving me a wonderful opportunity to attend the VIP GIVENCHY Dinner tonight and thank you to all of you who support me and read my blog.

I appreciate you so much!

Thank you!

I’m truly grateful!

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