Every summer I try to stay local and explore some of the beautiful landmarks our home province has to offer. Recently, in partnership with TELUS, I listed my Top 5 Weekend Getaway Locations Across Nova Scotia. This past weekend, I decided to pack my car and head to one of Nova Scotia’s most cherished gems. Although all of the destinations are equally as enticing, Ingonish was the option that consistently came out on top while planning. During this last-mintue getaway, I was thankfully able to squeeze in all of my favorite summer rituals…..and all within a single weekend. I spent a day at the beach, I went for an evening sail and I ate a large amount of ice cream that could last me a lifetime. This summer has been a busy one as I have worked the majority of the time. Thankfully, after my weekend in Ingonish and being able squeeze in every classic summer activity, I now feel fulfilled until next summer.
Every summer I try to stay local and explore some of the beautiful landmarks our home province has to offer. Whether it is the city of Halifax or surrounding areas, there is so much to see and do locally. For me, traveling is one of my favourite things to do but the thought of a poor mobile connection while away makes me nervous. Although I like to getaway every once and a while for some rest and relaxation, I like to do some work and at the very least stay in touch with friends and family while traveling.
Life is busy, hectic and sometimes goes by so quickly that we forget to take time for ourselves. With such a fast paced lifestyle, not only may we not take time to rest but can also strain our bodies, particularly our muscles, as a result of the consistent hustle and bustle. In the past few years, I have incorporated massages into my monthly self-care regime. Often, I do not get the chance to take the time to relax until I am out of town, but I have discovered quickly that this may actually be ideal.
Although my husband may refer to me as a ‘fashionista’ (in his sarcastic tone, of course), I never seem to grasp the ins-and-outs of the beauty industry. Whether it is my hair, makeup or nails…..I tend to always look ‘oh natural’ (…and trust me, that isn’t the look I’m often going for). Although I do my own hair and makeup daily (….if only I had my own glam squad with me at all time)….when I am visiting a new city, have a special event to go to or I’m shooting content for the blog, I make sure to make an appointment with the professionals.
For me, visiting a new city is the perfect time to indulge in all things sugar and sweet! For some reason, the thought of enjoying a treat on a holiday does not have the same caloric effects when compared to eating the same treat during the daily grind. Obviously, I am aware that my theory is flawed and is based on no scientific evidence…..but I am sticking with it and I will continue to enjoy desert with every meal in the places I am visiting! Recently, when I was visiting Los Angeles, I decided to embrace my theory and check out the below instagram-worthy and equally delicious gems! If you ever find yourself in LA LA land and are looking for the perfect fill for any sugar or chocolate craving….than the list below was made specially for you! Enjoy!