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Scandinave Spa // Mont Tremblant

February 21, 2017
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I was fortunate to be invited to experience the Scandinave Spa while visiting Mont Tremblant earlier this month.  I didn't have much knowledge about the spa or the entire experience, but I had heard it was worth a visit.  The experience began as we wandered down a series of snowy, tree lined paths, across a wood bridge, before arriving at the beautiful spa entrance.  The entire property is comprised of a series of buildings, all designed in the local vernacular, seamlessly nestling into the stepped, hilly landscape.

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Intended to rejuvenate, invigorate and cleanse the body, the Scandinave Spa experience involves a series of hot baths, quick (cold) rinses, followed by relaxation -- this process is also known as hydrotherapy.  By alternating between hot and cold baths, one can (potentially) relieve stress, decrease inflammation and improve circulation.  The hot baths stimulate the removal of toxins; where the cold baths (or rinses) cause pores to temporarily restricts and improve overall blood circulation.  

The hot baths feature the original smaller bath overlooking the quaint Diable river; while the second hot bath features a rejuvenating waterfall.  We spent some time soaking under the waterfall, just enjoying the sounds.   

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Situated along the banks of the Diable River (or Devil's River due to the red sand found as it's base), one of the coldest baths is the river itself -- all year long!  After we spent 15 minutes in the warm bath, we followed our way down a series of stepped terraces before dunking in the freezing river.  It was as intimidating as it was invigorating!  And if jumping into a freezing cold river in the middle of February isn't your thing, you can also take a 'quick' shower/rinse with water fed straight from the river -- it's just as cold but much closer to the warm relaxation rooms.  

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Following your hot and cold bath experience, you are encouraged to relax in one of the many relaxation areas: adirondack chairs by the outdoor fire, in a oversized papasan chairs, etc.  All relaxation areas feature sweeping views of the property, overlooking the pool, river or woods.  An important thing to remember while at the spa is that silence is essential, intended to help you find clarity and ultimate relaxation.  

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I certainly found the ultimate relaxation during my visit to Scandinave Spa.  We visited the Spa for morning rejuvination, but an afternoon visit would be perfect after a long day of skiing, or visit in the summer to cool of and relax while dipping in the beautiful Diable River. 


Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at Scandinave Spa for hosting me!  It was a truly memorable experience.
xo


Slouchy Free People Sweater

February 18, 2017

I've been seeing this sweater everywhere lately (i.e. all over instagram).  Available in many different colors, you need it too.

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Hope you're having a great weekend! 
xo

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sweater: Free People 'Le Brea' - so comfortable, and available in several other colors  //  jeans: Loft 'Modern Straight' - I love the slight flare at the ankle (last worn)  //  pumps: (old, last seen), shop similar here  //  purse: Sole Society , similar here for only $25  //  




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#LeCHOP Montreal

February 15, 2017

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know by now that I spend last week in Canada: first, Mont Tremblant (more on that later), then Montreal.  I was fortunate to be invited to experience #LeCHOP.  Think of it as an annual, friendly competition, where 3 Montreal chefs square off to out-do one and other with a 3 course themed dinner.  Things are really heated up this year with a theme of 'fire'.  With this cold winter weather, I encourage you to cozy up at one of the 3 featured restaurants so you can be the judge.  And even hotter is the $25 per person price point.  (Basically the equivalent to Boston's Restaurant week)  You surely will not be disappointed!  But hurry, the competition ends March 2nd...   

And can we just talk about how fabulous this decor was at Weinstein & Gavino's?  I was drooling over this chandelier and the exposed brick!  


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Our Picks:

First Course:  Carpaccio with Pesto  //  Chickpea Crostini
Second Course:  Strip Sirloin  //  Cod lightly fried with JalapeƱo Salsa
Third Course:  Bread Pudding  //  Nutella Cheesecake 
 (...and I highly recommend the 'flaming' after dinner shot)


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and of course Champagne --- #wheninMontreal


Thank you so much to the Ville-Marie Collection for hosting me!  xo


Trending // Cold Elbow

February 13, 2017
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Can't believe it has been so long since my last post....  Here's a fun little post for you.  I found this top at TJMaxx and fell in love with the color before realizing the fun elbow details (or lack there of).  What do you think?  

I have more posts coming soon from my trip to Mont Tremblant and Montreal, so stay tuned.

xo




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top: Drew (via TJMaxx), shop similar here in black  //  jeans: Loft (on sale!), love these too  //  boots: Circus by Sam Edelman (old), almost identical here  //  coat: Primark (last seen here), similar color and style here  //  scarf: ASOS (last seen here), similar here too  //  shades: Kate Spade  //  watch: Daniel Wellington 'Mawes' (c/o)  //  purse: Alexander Wang (love this smaller one on crazy sale!)

Linking Up with: Trend Spin  //  




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My Current Brand Obsession

January 31, 2017
I have a major brand crush on English Factory and Endless Rose these days.  From a reachable price point to on-trend styles, these 2 brands fit the bill.  You'll see many flared sleeves and tassel details below, many of which will be perfect to add to your Spring wishlist.  Or shop some of the tiered sleeve and faux choker neck sweaters to finish out your Winter wardrobe.  I promise you will not be disappointed with the quality of these 2 brands.  Happy Shopping! 

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Endless Rose Boho Blouse (first seen here), now available in red, blush and black 
clutch  //  heels  //  sunglasses



jeans  //  sandals  //  similar purse  //  shades



English Factory Dress (first seen here), very similar style here  
heels  //  sunglasses





I'd love to hear which pieces are your favorites!  
xo

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