A regal March break staycation at Ottawa Chateau Laurier: high tea, Art Deco pool and Fairmont Gold experience

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We were invited to the Ottawa Chateau Laurier last weekend for a one-night Fairmont Gold experience stay. This is my open and honest review of our stay at the hotel. Photo credit Kamara Morozuk.

To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how to start this post. So instead of wallowing in writer’s block, I poled my family… “Hey guys, what did you like about our stay at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier?” Here is what they answered!

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Goal setting 2018: the importance of setting goals in life & business and how to stick to them

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It was a slow start to get motivated this year, I got a taste of the simple life and it felt hard to come back from it. I hadn’t posted my annual “hindsight- a year in review” in January like I normally do, I’ve neglected the blog and this cold weather has me completely uninspired. My recent trip to Tulum, however, did get my creative juices flowing again! Proof that resting the mind and body is a necessity. Now that I am feeling myself again and because I want to stick to my good habits, I am forcing myself to write this goal-setting post, as I have done for the last 5 years. It is one thing that I have consistently done, and that has contributed to the growth and success of my life and business. I don’t always achieve every goal, but it’s nice to know where I was a year from now, how much I have grown and where I am headed. So if you want to know more about the importance of setting goals in life and business and you want to know how you can stick to them, keep on reading!

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2018 Travel Diary: Family Trip To Tulum Mexico + Mayan Ruins + Xel Ha Cancun

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In this video you can watch my first family travel guide! Our family trip to Tulum Mexico was between Jan 18 to 25, 2018. We stayed at the Grand Oasis Tulum all-inclusive resort. We also visited the Mayan Ruins in Tulum and spent a day at Xel Ha, a natural water park near Cancun.

***All videos were shot with my iPhone 8 Plus. All underwater footage was taken using a waterproof cell phone case for my iPhone ***

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Game Night: Mena plays with Canadian Wildlife delicacies in their new menu

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The generous folks of Mena, Ottawa’s premier French cuisine restaurant on Preston Street, invited me to a 5-course tasting of their new winter menu “Game Night”. There was nothing trivial about this meal. Every well-thought-out dish featured Canadian Wildlife delicacies paired with the most unique selection of wines. I am a huge fan of Sommelier Rob Nellis’s work. We seem to have a similar pallet when it comes to wine, so I always look forward to his recomendation. What I loved most about the pairing? The wines were mighty when consumed on their own, but never overpowering the taste of the meal. Now that’s a true partnership!

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