Blog by Candice Daquin

In a recent U.S. survey, Austin, Houston and Dallas came out among the best-value cities to live in, ranked highly for being affordable, cultural, fun cities with high quality of living.

Texas suffers from a bad reputation in Canada, but unfairly so, as politics aside, Texas as the second-largest U.S. state able to fit France and Spain into its boundaries, and boasts a lot more than being the temporary ranch of... Read more
In most large cities art galleries are plentiful, there are the ‘grand dame’ galleries and museums that everyone’s visited or heard of and then those galleries off the beaten track. A visit to the larger well-known galleries and the smaller more local venues always makes for a nice combination when abroad. There could never be a definitive list of art venues but here are ten ‘must... Read more
Most of us fond of traveling have visited London and done the prerequisite red bus tour, taking in Big Ben, Oxford Street and the The Tower of London. Those more adventurous souls may well have visited further a field, a walk by the Serpentine, The Tate Modern, Madam Tussauds, Carnaby Street. But as with any tourist experience, taking in a city authentically, and seeing in a few days the best that city has to... Read more
The craze for all things vampire resurfaces this fall and winter, baring its fangs with a call for romantic, mysterious, layered, passionate clothing that flatters the cold season. New TV series Moonlight, and the vampire book trilogy by Stephenie Meyer or the return in soundtrack popularity of Mazzy Star, the quintessential vampire music, are resonating in the consciousness of the runway with spiked booties,... Read more
Each year at the Toronto Film Festival, Canada opens its arms to Hollywood’s most stylish stars. Toronto now rivals its neighbour to the south as the Glamour Capital of North America. Canada’s home-grown acting talents have been cutting memorable figures at many of the world’s haute fashion events. The success of television show Smallville is due in part to the pulling-power of lead Canadian... Read more
Even though you can pick up a vintage mink stole or eel-skin clutch purse on eBay for a fraction of the price a little boutique would charge, such frivolities are frowned on by the increasing eco-friendly warrior invading the fashion world en mass.

For girls used to chic without a conscience not quite ready to transition to Birkenstock’s but with good intentions, this can be a little perturbing, how to... Read more
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Candice Daquin
London, ON, Canada

Favourite Quote: "And the fox said: to you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world... One only understands the things that one tames, said the fox." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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