Welcome to the blog! If you guys follow me on Instagram, you would of seen that we made a quick little trip to Osoyoos. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Osoyoos, it’s a dreamy sleepy town tucked away at the bottom of British Columbia in the Okanagan.[Read more…] about A Trip To Osoyoos
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that my friend Addy, Steph and I just spent the last few days in Downtown Vancouver.
We like to call ourselves “bad moms on the loose” but honestly, we did nothing bad at all. If you call Addy cheating on her gluten free lifestyle (bad), that was the extent of it. Ha!
The last few days were amazing. We went over for the Life after Birth event and it didn’t disappoint one bit.
Knix was the trailblazer for helping me believe in myself and my curves. Helping me believe that every bit of my body should be treasured and valued. You don’t have to love every single part of your body to treat yourself with dignity and respect and this event was about loving our postpartum selves for the amazing bodies that they are.
Steph, Addy and I all got up around 5 AM on Wednesday and headed to the ferry to walk over and head to this revolutionary event. We stayed at the EXchange Hotel in Vancouver which was such a treat. This beautiful and new hotel used to be the stock exchange building and they renovated it into a beautiful upscale and luxury hotel. Addy and I have stayed in this hotel before and we will keep going back as every detail in this hotel makes you luxurious.
Funny story: When we were here a few weeks ago, they were filming a Stephen King movie on this road. All the streets were blocked off and it looked like an apocalyptic / zombie ( SO TERRIFYING). There was garbage everywhere, vehicles everywhere, gun shots and it looked like a the world was ending. Addy and I were so terrified until someone finally told us hours later that it was actually a movie filming.
There was no movie filming this time fortunately.
You walk into the rooms and each room is has a feature wall with wallpaper. There is wood floors and upscale area rugs squaring off the beds. Every detail in these rooms was thought out so carefully.
I found it hard to take photos in this hotel as there isn’t a ton of natural light – but let me say that the photos I took do not depict how stunning this hotel is in real life.
We got to stay in a “Queen Superior Suite” which would sleep six if needed. It has two queens and a pull out sofa – also a mini bar!
Every detail in these rooms is so beautiful.
They also brought us up wine and macaroons prior to our evening out. We felt like royalty.
At 5:30 we left for the Life After Birth event and it exceeded our expectations. This intimate group of 150 women got to hear Jillian Harris, Sarah Landy ( From The Birds Papaya ) and Joanna Griffiths ( the Founder of Knix ) speak about their Postpartum journeys. There was laughter, tears and empowerment throughout the room.
We were beyond spoiled and had VIP tickets so we were able to spend a bit of time with Jillian and Sarah prior to the event starting.
One thing that stuck with me is Sarah saying
“You don’t have to apologize for your body and how someone feels about YOUR body. Their comfort level has NOTHING to do with you”
and honestly, you can apply this to so many areas of your life.
We left this event with a new lease on our postpartum selves. Saggy skin, stretch marks and imperfections combined.
We awoke the next morning refreshed and we went for breakfast at the Hotels restaurant called “Hydra“. They have a bar and a cafe. It did not disappoint. I got my usual eggs benny and everything was made to perfection. My only minor complaint is I wish we were seated in a brighter area of this restaurant as it was so dark so I couldn’t get any shots of us, our seating or our food. The below photo is close to where we were seated and I had to brighten the photo quite a bit. If wanting to see additional photos of this rooftop restaurant, scroll back up. It’s absolutely stunning.
We still fully enjoyed ourselves, but you will have to use your imagination on our experience.
That concludes our trip to Vancouver. Bad Moms on the loose. It was an incredible day and a half away and I would recommend this hotel to anyone needing a refresh.
Centrally located at Howe and West Pender street, this hotel is near almost everything!
Last week our middle baby turned FIVE. How is that even possible? I swear he was just a baby yesterday.. In fact, I think I still treat him as so. We wanted to do something big for his birthday because he thought throughout the year that everyday was his 5th birthday and every day we had to tell him that it wasn’t. I had been chatting with The Beach Club Resort and they said that they had a perfect room for the perfect birthday boy. So we packed our bags and at the last minute, we told him that we were going to stay in a hotel. You can imagine his little heart explode.
A little background, in 2014-2015 we used to hand deliver our clients furniture to their home. We often had to stay in a hotel in Victoria or Vancouver up to twice a month. It’s been a year since we’ve had to do this and our boys ask frequently if we will be staying in a hotel. So this little surprise was so fun to give him!
We arrived at the hotel around 5 pm and were in awe of the views in the room and the size of the suites. The boys immediately wanted to go jump in the pool and spend over an hour diving and dog paddling in the water. Which in turn pooped them right out, so we were unable to test out the restaurant downstairs.
We decided to order pizza in and then went out to grab a ice-cream cake from Dairy Queen. These suites come with a full kitchen with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher, double sinks and oven. This would be the ideal place to stay long term.
Each suite is decked out with a table and a bar, so a ton of places to sit. We ate our ice-cream cake and then read some books. We turned the AC up because we wanted to turn the fire on while we read our books.
The suite is truly luxurious. Decked out with two bathrooms, a washing machine & dryer, a master suite, patio with table, fireplace, jet tub and a gorgeous full kitchen.
Glen and I watched a movie in our bedroom ( which is sound proof from the living room ) and we sat on our deck and enjoyed the gorgeous views from the deck. Our sleep was very delightful. My only negative factor about this entire stay was that I found the mattress very uncomfortable. We have a king pillow top mattress at home and we’re both accustomed to the pillow top. If you like firm mattress – I’m sure the bed would be ideal!
In the morning we ordered room service. Two eggs benny & two waffles with blueberry drizzle and whipped cream. It was absolutely scrumptious.
All in all, we had an amazing stay at The Beach Club Resort and we would totally stay here again. I’d rate the hotel a 9.5/10
Thank you so much to The Beach Club Resort for sponsoring this post & giving us a free nights stay. We will be back!
All opinions & thoughts are absolutely my own and I believe in honesty and integrity.