2017 Goals New Year's Resolutions
I'm not making New Year's Resolutions for 2017 – I'm setting myself five life, work, health and happiness goals instead.

Golden Goals

pinkschmink looking out over Lake Ontario to Toronto
With beautiful weather on our side, we spent the afternoon on a brief (and exhausting) tour of the Toronto Islands by quadricycle.

I Want To Ride My Bicycle

19th century architecture of the University of Toronto
A walk through the beautiful grounds of the University of Toronto ended in a delicious brunch ... but not the one we'd planned.

The Long Walk To Brunch

pinkschmink looking back at the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, Niagara
When your second full day of a trip starts at a winery before you take a helicopter over the Niagara Falls, you just know it's going to be a good one.

Falling For Niagara

pinkschmink in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto
I knew that our Toronto trip was going to be good when we stepped out of our Airbnb apartment building after we'd checked in onto a beautiful floor mural.

Touchdown in Toronto

Candles lighting the garden at the Brunel Museum
Hidden away in a quiet spot on the south bank of the Thames, there is a secret rooftop garden complete with a cocktail bar known as the Midnight Apothecary

The Midnight Apothecary

On the last day of a holiday, I have a tendency to revisit the places I've been to check if I missed anything – and Antibes was no exception.

A Long Goodbye to Antibes

Beach at Nice looking towards Sant-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
A day beginning in search of local produce and local legends in Antibes ends with ice cream at Fenocchio and finding peace amongst the sadness in Nice.

Finding Peace in Antibes and Nice

View across the rooftops of Grasse
While Paris is home to the great French haute couture houses, another of France's most famous exports has its fragrant roots further south in Grasse.

Sights and Scents of Grasse