Airport Life

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If you know me, you know that I’m always early. If you give me a time to be somewhere, I will make it. This rings true in all aspects of my life, whether it comes to meeting for lunch, getting to an appointment, or just making sure I get to the post office on time, I will be early.

This couldn’t be more true than when I travel. I am always hours early for my flights. My family teases me relentlessly for being 3 hours early for a domestic flight. For me, being early means no stress. No stress if there are long check-in lines, no stress if security is backed up, and no stress to get a few snacks and head to the washroom before my flight.

Everyone always asks me why I get to the airport so early. Yes, having no stress is great but there is something about airports that I love. Of course I hate the mad rush that some people are in but knowing that I get to go somewhere is always a treat for me. I fly a lot – for personal trips and work, no matter my destination I’m excited… and early.

Do you get the same feeling of excitement when you travel or do you dread the airport?

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West Coast Wedding

Vancouver has to be one of my favourite cities in the world. Being as my sister moved there just under two years ago, I have the pleasure of going to visit whenever I want!Β I had always been an East Coast lover, I could never understand the pull of the West Coast – that was until I visited it for myself. How could you not love a city surrounded mountains and water, not to mention all the delicious food.

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Pups on a hike an hour after I got off my flight

This past summer, my West Coast sister got married! It was the first wedding in the family – pretty exciting stuff. I spent a few weeks with her and the rest of my family in Vancouver getting ready and then promptly resting. Who knew one day could be so exhausting.

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summertime drinks on a patio in Gastown

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Vancouver by night

My wake-up call every morning

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The view from the deck

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Photo shoot before the wedding, typical of my family

The day was amazing, my sister’s attention to detail and eye for design really allowed for the wedding to be unforgettable. What a beautiful day it was and in the perfect location. They chose a venue with so much charm and character, Hart House in Burnaby, BC. Seeing Hart House for the first time is like living in the past, you’ll fall in love immediately. (I highly recommend a visit there for brunch, amazing eggs benny)

The wedding was in early August, a great time of the year in Vancouver, the day started out a little dreary but it turned out to be lovely weather. The whole day was a blur, as I was one of the bridesmaids along with my other sister and my now brother-in-law’s sister, I didn’t get a chance to take too many photos. The only ones I could sneak were some candid iPhone shots.

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The bride and her daughter

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My two sisters

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Mother of the bride

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Bride and Ring bearer

The groomsmen and pups

The groomsmen and pups

I can’t properly do Hart House justice with words, you’ll just have to see it for yourself one day. Here’s the bride and groom with Hart House in the background.

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Image via Taliah Leigh Photography

The photographer that my sister and her husband picked is a natural light photographer. I really enjoy her work, she’s super fun and has some great ideas. Check out Taliah Leigh’s website and portfolio. She took some amazing photos of the ceremony and reception at Hart House, you can check them out here.

But of course, the vacation had to come to an end, and this had been a long one – a cap to a two month trip through California and British Columbia. After getting some last minute shopping and eating done, I was off, back to Toronto, back to reality.Β It’s always sad to leave a place you love, but even more so when you have to leave your fur nephew and niece.

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Imagine leaving this behind

Goodbye for now Vancouver, I’ll be back soon….

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