Berg and Betts

The Classic Berg and Betts watch

For a while I had been thinking that I needed a timepiece. I say 'timepiece' because to me it conjures up something that is classic and functional. Sure, I have a few of the big round face watches, but I wear them more as bracelets and because of their size, I just don't feel like they work with every outfit. I wanted something that would look great with a party dress and a simple pair of jeans.

Ralph Lauren Romance

Perfume review

I've never met a contest I didn't enter and last week, I finally won something! I've been following Dave Lackie editor in chief and found of BEAUTY The Guide a luxury beauty digital magazine, and frequent guest of CityLine as their beauty expert, for quite some time.

Couples Day at Scandinave Spa

Collingwood, Ont.

One of the things that I truly love writing about is couples travel. It's something close to my heart as my husband AMH and I have been traveling together since the minute we met. It's been a while since our last trip and with all the stresses that come from daily life, including restoring a vintage car and navigating teenagers, we were desperately in need of a break from it all. We got exactly what we were looking for with a day trip to Collingwood, Ont., home of Scandinave Spa.

Spring's First Blush

Reitman's #Renewyou

We are in that funny weather time of the year where every morning we wake up we are playing weather roulette. One day sunshine and blue skies, the next snowy and grey. Luckily this past weekend we finally say the return of the sun (we'll just ignore the fact that there is still snow on the ground).

Winter Storm

Union Jack hat

As a Canadian, I am rather used to the inevitable March snow storm, much like the one we are currently experiencing. I know it's not unique to Ontario, as many of my friends in New England experience this as well. February starts out cold and then...the big thaw. Warm early spring days trick you into believing that winter is over. And we all fall for this trick every.darn.year!

My Sephora Custom Makeover Experience

Sephora

Over the weekend I stopped by my local Sephora to take part in a custom makeover and to learn about some new skin care and of course, make up! I came a little late to the world of make up, I didn't start wearing any until around the time I turned 30. And truth be told, I was actually pretty intimated by Sephora and the ladies inside. So, how did all that change?

Coal and Canary

candle

Part of my promise to celebrate Canada's 150 birthday with my #Canada150Project was to bring you some incredible Canadian companies. Today I'd like to introduce you to our first, Coal and Canary.

Family Vacation in Las Vegas

Las Vegas

In a few short weeks March Breach will be here and I know there are many families out there looking for a quick getaway to somewhere warm and exciting. A friend of mine just returned from a trip to Las Vegas and it reminded me of the time we took our kids to Vegas. Yes, you heard that right, we took our school aged children to Vegas and had a fabulous time.

Now you might be thinking that Las Vegas wouldn’t have anything for families other than gambling, and since you can do that from the comfort of home on sites such as Paypal casino, why bother visiting. I’m here to tell you there is so much more than casinos in Vegas.

Each hotel in the city has a different theme and offers up a variety of activities. We stayed with our boys at the MGM Grand and could not have asked for a better place for our family. The rooms where beautiful and because of the unique architecture, every room has a great view. But the most exciting thing was the pool complex. We decided to spend the afternoon by the pool and as soon as the kids saw the lazy river, they were off. We saw them every few minutes as they passed by the lounge chairs my husband and I were on. Staff was on hand to deliver drinks and food poolside which was a real treat!

Las Vegas hotels

On our non-pool days we visited other hotel/casinos to see what they had to offer. We got to see a chocolate waterfall in the Bellagio and gondola rides in The Venetian.

Family Vacation in Las Vegas

As soon as the sun went down we ventured to Freemont Street, or Old Vegas. I don't think the boys, or I for that matter, had ever seen so many bright lights in one place in all of our lives! The boys were a bit young for the zip line adventure (you can see the lines and the platform on the right hand side of this photo) but they really enjoyed watching others whiz by while snacking on churros (they found a churro vendor and visited each night after dinner). Now that they boys are teens, I would definitely let them try this out. I might even go with them!

Las Vegas

And it wouldn't be Vegas without meeting some interesting people! Every main street in Vegas has an assortment of street performers like Spongebob, Master Chief, Iron Man and, of course, Vegas show girls which The Youngest was only more than happy to pose with!

Las Vegas had a lot of glitz and flashing lights, it really was a sight to see! My boys have always remembered this as their favourite family vacation and we do too. There is so much to see and do in Vegas, we adults did not feel like we missed anything by not spending the night a la The Hangover.

So tell me- have you visited Las Vegas with children? Have you previously considered it but were not sure what the kids would enjoy seeing? If you have any questions about our trip, leave them in the comments below.

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