Sacha DeVoretz
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Journalist, writer, and world traveler. Passionate about the outdoors, all things pretty, eating healthy, enjoying life to the fullest and being kind to the planet.

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Nanaimo Is The Hidden Gem Of Vancouver Island

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2016 | 12:08 PM

A friend of mine recently moved to Nanaimo and she shared with me that it is a wonderful and often overlooked destination.

I love finding out about cities from a local's perspective. So I decided to spend a few days in the Harbour city and share with...

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It's Possible To Eat Healthy While Travelling

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2016 | 11:56 AM

I am traveling more and more these days and I love it! But it is a challenge to maintain the same healthy eating patterns (and exercise) I do at home and take those habits on the road with me.

Recently, I was lucky enough to speak with...

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New Dining Trends And Innovations To Look Out For This Year

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2016 | 3:24 PM

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I love innovation in all forms. Technology, design and new dining experiences.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Mo Jessa, President of Earls Restaurants. Mo just opened the new restaurant, Earls 67 in Calgary, Alberta. An innovative restaurant which...

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This Summer's Hottest Sunglasses

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2016 | 12:14 PM

Wearing sunglasses in the summer not only looks cool, but is also essential to protect your eyes.

To find out more about how to choose the best sunglasses for summer, I spoke with spokesperson, Robert Throop, Performance Sun Category Director at Oakley. Robert shared everything you need to...

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Summer's Most Glamorous Bridal Hair And Beauty Trends

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2016 | 12:58 PM

Summer is the season for weddings! All of those beautiful brides and bridesmaids. To find out the latest beauty and hair trends for brides, I spoke with AJ Woodworth, founder and owner of The Glamoury in Vancouver.

AJ provided the best beauty and hair tips for brides this...

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Top Makeup Tips For Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2016 | 1:22 PM

I love the summer time. Pretty, light, fresh makeup. It feels so much easier to wake up and just put on a touch of tinted moisturizer, some gloss and a bit of mascara and go! The ease of it is fantastic.

To find out all the latest makeup trends for...

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Cool Summer Gadgets For Work-Life Balance

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2016 | 1:16 PM

It is easy this summer to create a fun work-life balance with these cool new gadgets. These gadgets can bring balance to your daily life, so you can enjoy summer to the fullest.

This summer, I am going to be working on my laptop in the park or enjoying time...

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Matcha Tea: Powerful Health Benefits Steeped In Tradition

(1) Comments | Posted June 14, 2016 | 11:49 AM

About three years ago, I stopped drinking coffee. I found that espresso and cups of coffee made me too hyped up and I would end up shaking and not sleeping soundly. So, I made the transition to tea.

I find that tea still wakes me up, but it does not...

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Top Tips To Start Running This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2016 | 6:09 PM

I love running year round. My favourite runs are trails. The beautiful scenery passing me by and the soft ground under my feet. I started running more than 20 years ago and when I first began, it was a slow shuffle (barely a jog) and I was almost able to...

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Top Style Trends For Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2016 | 10:18 AM

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Summer is a time when you can wear casual flowy dresses, amazing accessories and elegant sandals. There are countless gorgeous trends this season.

To find out the latest looks for summer, I was fortunate enough to speak with Emily Evans, Fashion Expert...

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Top Tips To Protect Your Skin From The Sun This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted June 2, 2016 | 4:11 PM

When I was young (in my 20s), I felt like nothing could harm me. But now, after having a mole removed and following this, a serious discussion with my doctor on skin care and the risks, I am much more careful with how I care for my skin in the...

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Top Tips For Taking Amazing Travel Photos And Videos

(0) Comments | Posted May 20, 2016 | 1:42 PM

I love travel and I love taking photos and shooting videos. But how to create photos and videos that people will really enjoy?

Here are the top tips for taking amazing travel photos and videos:

Top Travel Photo Tips

Consider "people, places, things."

This is a useful tip for fantastic...

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Top Tips For Self-Tanning And Laser Hair Removal

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:50 AM

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I have always loved having a bit of colour during the summer months. Self-tanners have come a long way and really improved in the past five years or so. Now, you can have a real looking tan without the damage from the sun.

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Casual Summer Style That Goes From Hike To High Street

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 1:05 PM

I love the idea of having a wardrobe I can wear when I am enjoying the outdoors and also in the city. Living in Vancouver there are so many opportunities to enjoy nature. But after a hike, I may need to go to the store or the bank. How can...

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Hair Strobing: Hot Summer Trend Alert

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 3:14 PM

This hot new hair trend is an easy look and very popular with celebrities. This is a soft and subtle look that enhances your natural beauty and is the perfect look for summer.

To find out more about hair strobing, I spoke with Jessica Van Kuyk at Suki's...

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Nicaragua, The Hidden Gem Of The Americas

(35) Comments | Posted May 9, 2016 | 2:12 PM

I recently read a quote that really stuck with me, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." I can't recall who said this, but this is what travel represents to me. It is easy for me to stay in my comfort zone, go to places that I know,...

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Top Reasons Why Film Festivals Are Important

(0) Comments | Posted May 2, 2016 | 5:34 PM

I love film festivals and love documentary films even more. I find this genre of movies more engaging and interesting that major box office flicks.

In the next few weeks, I will be attending the DOXA film festival in Vancouver and I am excited. Why? Because the...

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This Spring's Top Menswear Trends Are Bold And Bright

(2) Comments | Posted April 27, 2016 | 12:55 PM

I am always trying to keep current on the latest trends, and this includes menswear, too!

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Lévi Uwi, president and designer at Uwi Twins Fashion. Lévi shared with me his top tips for menswear this spring and his inspirations.

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The Top Travel Style Trends This Season

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2016 | 1:25 PM

If you have been reading my blog, you know I have written about the "Top Tips for Travel Skincare" and "Where The Locals Love to Hangout in Victoria."

To find out all the latest tips and trends on how to look amazing and feel comfortable (for...

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Top Tips For Travel Skincare

(0) Comments | Posted April 20, 2016 | 12:11 PM

I love traveling (who doesn't?) and I recently wrote about the best local spots in Victoria, BC. The only drawback to traveling is, that it can take a toll on my skin. On a long flight, my skin can get dehydrated dry and flaky, or it can have...

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