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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

A Weekend In Bellevue WA: Where to Shop Stay and Eat


Bellevue WA: "Boomburb"


Today, I am sharing a weekend guide to my favorite city in the Seattle area. Bellevue is a beautiful city located east of Seattle, with sweeping views of Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish for a backdrop.

It doesn't get any better! It's no wonder the city's name is derived from a term that means " beautiful view". This vibrant and growing city, is high tech central and the core of retail for the eastside. As you probably know already- Expedia, T-Mobile, and Eddie Bauer, and many more companies are based out of Bellevue.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

5 Ways to Stay Focused and Fearless in the New Year


an inspirational guide to stay focused in the new year

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Happy New Year Friends!

I hope you had an amazing holiday season, and that you are feeling inspired with all you want to accomplish this year! January is the month for optimists. It's time when everyone makes resolutions to become a better version of themselves. The headlines "A New Year,  A New You" are everywhere, and sometimes driving us nuts! 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Stunning Photography to Inspire You to Visit Canada: " 2017 Country of the Year"


2017 Country of the Year: Canada

2017 Country of the Year: 2017

Canada: the True North Strong and Free

Of course,  I am a little biased when it comes to the beautiful country of Canada! I was born there, in a city 3 hours east of Calgary.  Medicine Hat, Alberta was the place, but B.C. is home. I spent most of my growing up years in metro Vancouver. I consider it my hometown, and miss it greatly

If you don't know it already, Canada has been named 2017 "Country of the Year"by Lonely Planet.  I was so thrilled Canada received this vote, it has so many amazing destinations to visit.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Top Holiday Style Trend for 2018: Velvet

Happy Wednesday Lovelies!

I hope you had the best weekend! This past Saturday, I was invited to a fashion event at Off 5th Ave-Saks. It took place at the newly opened store downtown Seattle. It was great fun! Stay tuned, more to come on that later.

The holidays are a busy time of parties, events, and concerts. In all the business, you may be struggling with outfit ideas for the festivities you must attend.  This year it's all about velvet!  Shoes, dresses, shoes, booties, pants, accessories- it's a velvet, style extravaganza!



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

How to Spend a Girl's Weekend In Las Vegas

MapleLeopard Blog: A Girls guide to Vegas

Happy Wednesday Friends!

It's time share another Wednesday wonder: Las Vegas, Nevada . It's a great place to vacay for so many reasons! This last trip was my 4th time to go. Each time I visit, I come back loving it more than before.

The end of October it was my best friend's birthday. She invited me along with her niece, to spend a 3 day weekend in Vegas. We had the best time ever, and it's definitely a great spot to hang out with your besties! Here are my tips for making the most of your weekend trip:

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide for the Stylish Traveler




Hey Friends, 

Is your tree up, baking done, and are your ready for Thanksgiving? Not me! I am so behind with everything, it's a good thing we are going out for dinner. Usually our cousins come up from California, but not this year. They just moved back to Illinois, so I am sad they can't make it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Perfect Dress for Travel: Chico's Traveler's Collection


Hello Friends,

* This post is in collaboration with Chico's Boutiques, all opinions are my own.  I received a dress, shawl and necklace , in exchange for an honest review.

I hope you are having an amazing week! Today, I am excited to share the most comfortable dress on the planet! Check out how I styled it, and all the details below.