Barbados Diary - Part 1

Outfit 1: Ulla Johnson Dress, Lack of Colour Hat Outfit 2: Mara Hoffman Suit Outfit 3: For Love & Lemons Top & Skirt 

Outfit 1: Ulla Johnson Dress, Lack of Colour Hat
Outfit 2: Mara Hoffman Suit
Outfit 3: For Love & Lemons Top & Skirt 

 

I headed off to Barbados a few weeks ago to soak up the sunshine after being invited by the Barbados Tourism Board as a finalist in their Barbados Tourism Media Awards for my trip there in March of this year ~ I was so excited to have the opportunity to go back to the island that I fell so much in love with on my first visit.

I stayed at the beautiful Crane Resort again - It is such a magical place, the beach is unreal and the view out to the ocean is just breathtaking.

I was so honored to win the award for the best blog coverage - A huge thank you to the Barbados Tourism Board for having this award ceremony to recognize the press & media - It was such a special night & adventure being on the friendly island of Barbados.

I have so many more photos to share from my time, more coming up this week!

xo

 

Flutter.

 

Wearing a pink flowing maxi dress makes you instantly feel like a princess, and ready for any occasion! I absolutely love this blush pink dress from Lulus (I am really into pink right now, it is the perfect colour that works for summer & fall) ~I love the way it moves when you wear it, and it has straps that you can tie around your neck or around your waist so you can change the look if you are wanting to wear it to multiple events. 

Lulus is always my go-to for pretty dresses, discover their new fall collection here!

xo

 

Forever New.

Photography by Allison Kuhl Dress, Shoes & Headband from Forever New Elena Ghisellini Bag

Photography by Allison Kuhl
Dress, Shoes & Headband from Forever New
Elena Ghisellini Bag

 

I will always love soft pink tones, and I am addicted to off the shoulder dresses & tops - So when I spotted this dress from Forever New it needed to be in my closet.  

I am also obsessed with these heels! I am a sucker for bows, and I love that you can tie them in front or behind depending on how you want them to look. They are cute & wearable, too, which is always something I look for in a heel. Block heels are trending for fall so it is the perfect pick~I am loving them in black, too.

xo


 

 

Flashback: European Summer with American Express

 

I absolutely love to travel...I have been lucky enough to do a lot of it in my life, and I'm always dreaming of new places to explore or returning to some of the places I've already been. My dream is to see as many places and experience as many different cultures as possible.

What people might not know is how much work goes into each and every trip behind the scenes...So I was super excited to team up with American Express Canada and use my Platinum Card travel benefits to visit Europe in July.

From start to finish, my Amex Platinum Card helped me feel like a VIP.  It all began when I called the American Express Travel team, who found me the best flights at competitive prices and booked some of the most beautiful hotels I've ever seen.  I was headed off to Croatia, Italy and Greece with the help of Amex Travel, and I knew it was going to be a vacation to remember.

Before I left, I took peace of mind knowing I was covered for travel mishaps like flight delays or lost/stolen baggage. When I walked into the Vancouver International Airport, my Card granted me access into the Plaza Premium Lounge before taking off, it was seriously a dream! It made me feel so wonderful too, knowing that the American Express Platinum Card has a no pre-set spending limit on purchases-so if any unexpected expenses came up along the way (hmm, shopping spree!) I wouldn't have to worry.

When we arrived in Rome and rented a car to drive to Positano, I earned 1.25 Membership Rewards points per dollar spent, so just by renting the car I earned points to put towards future rewards (which can be used for travel, shopping & dining) While I was gone, every time I used my Amex it made me smile because I knew I was earning points - Even on gelato in Rome & tickets to walk the Old Town Wall in Dubrovnik - it was great.

One of the most difficult challenges when traveling, especially when bouncing around from Positano to Athens then Santorini, Tirana, Dubrovnik and then Rome, can be finding a great hotel. Once again the American Express Platinum Travel team came to the rescue and all of my worries evaporated as they were able to book some great hotels! They are available 24/7 which was a huge life saver for me, because we booked our overnight ferry from Croatia to Italy very last minute. Typically that type of last minute planning would totally stress me out, but I was completely at ease know Amex had my back.  We were also able to book our hotel the night before arriving in Croatia where we stayed at the most beautiful resort on the water, Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel. The view was incredible; white sand beaches & clear blue sea, I was in heaven! Everything from the panoramic views to the food and friendly staff was perfect.  I would never have been able to lock down this amazing hotel if not for the Amex Travel Team.

Traveling with the American Express Platinum Card honestly changed the way I vacation - it was unlike any other trip I've done before! Their travel team is amazing and the Concierge service (as a Platinum Cardmemeber) allows you to have access to over 900 luxurious American Express Fine Hotels & Resort Properties, and you also receive a variety of additional benefits; early chef in and late check out, room upgrade, complimentary breakfast and free Wi-Fi. It makes you feel like you're Royalty! They also offer amazing recommendations on how to make your trip even more memorable...as a traveller this Card will change your life - The benefits are outstanding!

You can read more about the perks of being an American Express Platinum Cardmember here.

xo

 

This post was sponsored by Amex Canada, however the views and opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

 

 

 

Love Guess.

Photography Allison Kuhl All Clothing: GUESS

Photography Allison Kuhl
All Clothing: GUESS

 

Growing up I was obsessed with the Guess Girl Campaigns - They were all just so beautiful and fun, and I loved the throw back to the 50's with the poses & hairstyles... I was so excited to shoot some of my favourite fall pieces for GUESS this season, and I definitely tried to channel those editorials, it was so much fun!

You can see my favourite pieces on the Guess.ca site now, and keep your eyes open for my photos in the Guess stores Canada wide!
 

xo