the pregnant gal’s fashion guide

the pregnant gal’s fashion guide

Baby Bump IconIt’s the first bump & run baby bump post. Baby bump? Well, I suppose it’s time to post about my long-overdue announcement;) If you saw me on Instagram recently, you might have been able to guess that I’m pregnant with my second child. I’m due the first week in March, and not only that, little babe is a boy!

So as my belly continues to grow, I thought I would share a few of my fashion tips and lessons learned from my first pregnancy.

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house guest essentials

house guest essentials

Bump day icon When you live in a country that is a popular tourist destination, you become very good at hosting guests. It’s absolutely amazing how popular we become in January! Through trial and error, and a little friendly feedback from friends and family, we have finally mastered the art of making our guests feel comfortable. 

House Guest Entertaining - Essentials

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it’s in the bag – travel edition

it’s in the bag – travel edition

It's in the bag - travel editionI think it’s safe to say that I travel a fair bit. I’m not jetting off on business trips three days a week, but living on an island means I have to take a plane to go anywhere. I’ve taken flights as short as 1 hour, and I’ve been on a plane for over 14 hours straight. I’ve definitely figured out what works, and what doesn’t, when it comes to my carry-on bag!

If I’m going to be on a super long flight, I usually pack a large purse and a carry-on suitcase. The carry-on has a change of clothes to sleep in and my DSLR camera, while everything else fits into my large purse. For shorter flights, say less than five hours, I skip the carry-on and just bring the large purse. 

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truffles are just so yummy!

truffles are just so yummy!

Bump day icon Several years ago, when I was living in NYC and completely enamored with my event planning job, I helped organize a truffle auction and private dinner at an Italian restaurant for one of our high-end clients. It was a luxurious event, and imagine my surprise at twenty-five when I realized the price of fresh truffles. It was quite the shock that a little truffle could cost so much! 

Until that event, I’d never even tried truffles. But once I did, I fell in love. Truffles are very similar to mushrooms, except they grow underground. And although buying a fresh, whole truffle is extravagant, there are wonderful ways to enjoy the delicacy at more reasonable prices. 

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cold weather golfing: drills for the driving range

cold weather golfing: drills for the driving range

Has it snowed where you live yet? Every morning I grab a cup of coffee and watch a morning show from Toronto, Ontario. Last week I saw that dreaded little snowflake icon in the forecast! That’s crazy! Of course, the weather on our little island only gets better between November and May, but that didn’t stop me from wondering how I would handle the cold weather when I eventually have to move back north. A day which I am seriously not looking forward to, by the way. Who wants to trade-in palm trees and sand, for slush and snow?

Drills for the Driving Range

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life in pictures

life in pictures

Fit Fed and Happy

Happy Friday everyone!

Today we’re joining our friend Linda from Fit, Fed and Happy for her Life in Pictures Link Up! The goal is to take as many pictures as you want throughout the week (or just the day), to recount the things you did, avoiding as much text as possible. Your job is to guess what happened! 

So here’s our photo dump from the week. Can you guess what we were up to?

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champagne basics

champagne basics

Bump day icon October is over, and soon holiday decorations will be lining the shelves. Christmas trees have been on sale at a local super store here now for over four weeks, and orders for real trees are being accepted by the suppliers on island as we speak! Crazy, right?

It’s time to start thinking about parties, celebrations, and enjoying the finer things in life, like the ever-classic Champagne. One of our very good friends here on island is originally from Reims, France (within the Champagne region). And after years of indulging in the sophisticated beverage and gaining a few tips from our dear friend, we’ve both come to adore the bubbly beverage.

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