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Style & Travel || Vacation Wear || My 5 Favourite Maui Spots

When you go to Maui once a year, you start to develop some travel habits. You know where you NEED to go and places to avoid. For me I like to go to the 5 tried, tested and true favourites from there we like to try a few new spots… usually those are suggested by Maui repeat travel offenders. When you only have 8 days in paradise you don’t want a hit or miss process when it domes to getting our to dine and sip.

Here are my 5 favourite spots in Maui you need to try:

1) 5 Palms Restaurant: Located on the white beaches of Keawakapu coastline, this eatery is a long standing hot spot for amazing sips, appetizers and views. They have a famous Happy Hour, either go early or late. From 3pm to 9pm, they feature a discounted menu of eats and drinks. Plus, you can take in the sunset! This fills up FAST, so going early is the key to getting in on a discounted food and drink experience for the sunset. Or go late, from 9- 10pm they have a sushi promo that is not to be missed.

Menu favourites include: Korean chicken wings, ANY sushi, and the Mai Tai.

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2) Paia Fish Market: Now has three locations sprinkled throughout the island, so it’s hard not to try it. This casual food experience is all about the amazing fish dishes and seasoning options. Perfect as a midday snack or lunch spot when you’ve spend the day at the beach.

Menu Favourites Include: Fresh Catch Plates including the Mahi Mahi prepared Cajun style, fish tacos and New England Clam Chowder.

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3) Flat Bread Company: Located in the cute surf town of Paia, which is worth the drive for the boutique shopping alone, this locally soured ingredient pizza experience is a must for any Maui visitor. I love that the majority of the ingredients are not only local but organic! Casual dining environment that is completely family friendly is a big sell for us but the taste is a foodie’s dream as well.

Menu Favourites Include: Champagne Cocktails, Local Beer Selection and the Pulled Pork Pizza.

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4) Lahaina Fish Co. Restaurant: located in the middle of the main Lahaina coastal shopping stripe, this restaurant has a massive menu and boosts gorgeous water views. Plus it has a very affordable kids menu for little Maui travellers.

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Style || Vacation Style 101 || Easy breezy fashion & beauty guide to packing

In the past I’ll admit I was an over packer! Now that I travel quite often I’ve started to pick up a few tricks along the way. On a tropical vacation I will pack two statement pieces that can be dressed up or down. One of them for this trip to Maui was this silk jumpsuit from J.Crew. Perfect for an easy breezy afternoon of strolling the markets but can easily be dressed up with a heel, bold bright lipstick and my hair down for an evening dinner out.

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We all know I’m a beauty junkie but less is more when it comes to packing product for a trip. I like to focus on the basics ensuring I pack product that have impact and duel purpose.

For daytime, I packed my favourite Olay eye cream and it doubled as my full face cream for the trip. An easy brow palette and shaping kit by Benefit. Plus a highlighting palette from Hourglass, not only did I use this one for my face but it also doubled as eyeshadow. Finally, for night I add a full coverage foundation and several lipstick shades.

For my hair I used Invisibobble traceless hair rings to do effortless undo’s without bobby pins. Plus, these ties do not leave kinks in your hair so I could easily take your hair down for dinner at night. I love a good beach spray too.

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Shoes are your enemy when packing light. They take up tons of space and most are heavy. I packed 1 heel in a neutral, these metallic flats and I wore a sneaker on the plane. Think day, night and activewear. And if you keep these picks in the metallic or neutral range you are golden.

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Don’t pack hats! I scored this one at a market for $12. Don’t pack shampoo, conditioner and body wash. Just pay a visit to grocery store and purchase some once you are there… commit to affordable choices that you will leave behind.

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Lifestyle || Vacation Wear Poolside || A @Swimzip giveaway!

I first saw Swimzip on ABC’s Shark Tank, that television appearance completely peaked my interest in this company. I’ve struggled on vacation with heat rashes myself, and since I experience extreme effects of sun exposure I’ve been vigilante on protecting my family from the harmful effects of the sun. Swimzip has created UPF 50+ Sun Protective Clothing for toddlers, women, and men. I love the long sleeve sunsuits and sun hat for babies, toddlers, and kids. If swimsuits isn;t your thing, SwimZip carries the ever so popular round  circle towels. A great way to stay warm and dry by the beach, pool, or ocean.UV protected toddler wear swim suit swim zip shark tank UV protected toddler wear swim suit swim zip shark tank UV protected toddler wear swim suit swim zip shark tank UV protected toddler wear swim suit swim zip shark tank Continue reading

Lifestyle || Local || Life in HD with @HarleyCanada

About last night, if you missed it Harley-Davidson hosted a party at The Pint. The amazing make-up artist Jenna Nicole did a special Harley-Davidson inspired smokey eye on patrons throughout the evening. They even had Correnti Cigars flown in from Toronto to teach people how to properly roll a cigar. It was quite the party, definitely Life In HD. 20170112-EHA_9240 20170112-EHA_9274

If you missed it don’t fret, you can get your Harley-Davidson fix at the Motorcycle show this weekend happening Friday through Sunday at Edmonton’s Northlands Expo Centre. Continue reading

Travel || Our Luxury Mountain Getaway with the Lincoln MKZ ||Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

If you follow along with me on Instagram or snapchat, you would know the Mister and I had the opportunity to take a little babymoon to the Jasper Park Lodge with Lincoln over the last weekend. Not only was the scenery breath taking with the fall season change, the Lincoln MKZ was an unbelievably comfortable ride to help us get to our luxury mountain vacation.Lincoln MKZ review blogger Jasper park lodge spa Lincoln MKZ review blogger Jasper park lodge spa img_0465 img_0471 Continue reading