Top Ten of 2017!

It is that time of year again!

Time to reflect and be grateful for all the amazing experiences from 2017! This blog has afforded me so many great opportunities, and I am so thankful for each and every one of them. This year, not only was I able to expand and explore other creative outlets that I love so much, like fashion and beauty blogging but I also got to work with some great companies in the process. I published my first book of poetry! (Whohoo!) and I am so proud and grateful for the person that I have become this year.

Thank you to all of my readers and followers for the continued support! It was definitely difficult choosing only 10 for this list, but I did it! Here are my top 10 from 2017 🙂

Enjoy!

1/Doha

Doha is MY LOVE! Each time I am here I just discover a small piece of its beauty and it keeps me coming back for more!

I am excited to announce I will be back at the beginning of the new year and I plan to dig deeper into all the amazing things this city has to offer!

2/Working with Coach

This was one of my biggest fashion collaborations to date and it was the start of a great year of collaborations with great companies for my blog and Instagram!

3/Dubai, Dubai, Dubai

It wouldn’t be a great year without lots of amazing time spent in Dubai! This year I got to spend time here with all the people I love-a definite plus!

Such a blurry picture! But does it matter when it was an amazing night with an amazing friend? No! 🙂

4/Finally Visiting Beirut

I had wanted to go for over 10 years! Finally 2017 was the year! You can check out my posts on my trip HERE and HERE!

5/Publishing my book of Poetry

A complete dream come true to have my words published forever!

Available HERE on ibooks!

6/Istanbul

Another one of my dream destinations crossed off my list! Being here with Matteo (my favourite travel partner) over the summer was a complete dream come true. Exploring the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque were such special moments for us. The Grand Bazaar was also a highlight of our stay.

Great photo taken by Matteo-such a talented child 🙂

7/Portugal

Loved, ADORED exploring the beach towns along the coast of Portugal-so easy to get to by train from Lisbon and such great family fun!

8/Niagara Falls on Victoria Day

I had not been back to Niagara Falls since I was a child! It was such a special moment to be at this Canadian landmark on this day!

9/BARCA!

Culture, beach, sports-way too much to fit in when visiting Barcelona! We DID NOT end up seeing everything we intended to but that is how it goes sometimes with travel! We still had an amazing time, relaxing, laying on the beach and eating some of THE BEST food of our Europe trip here. A repeat destination in the coming years for sure!!

10/Scotland

A complete last minute trip (which are usually some of the best kind!) YES I went to Scotland in September and YES it rained most of the time-but when that sun came out in Edinburgh, my oh my is it pretty! I am so excited to hopefully be taking Matteo here when we are back in Europe this summer!

There we go! The best of the best from 2017 and a great big grateful kiss to the universe for affording me the ability to achieve so many of my dreams this year!

To be perfectly honest, this year ended on a bit of a down note for me, but with every change and challenge comes more open doors and opportunities and I am so excited for what 2018 has to bring!

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