Woke up in Beverly Hills and checked to make sure the car was there, it was! (I parked on the street and thought it was a safe spot but in the morning I learned that was actually a red zone. All good!)
Left my airbnb to drive around Rodeo Drive before going to The Academy, The Broad, and the Arts District. I’ve been busy so will break things up a bit, heaps of photos! ☀️🌴🌊🌵✈️
My goal for this LA trip was to spend time doing what I want when I want. I needed a reset. I needed a break. I wanted to explore LA, see friends, and take in the whole experience while driving a convertible. Well, check that off my 2017 list baby because it’s exactly what I’ve done. Yay! 🤗
First trip of 2017 starts bright and early tomorrow morning. I’m heading to LAS VEGAS!
I’ll be joining a bunch of journalists + influencers from North America for CES and my trip is sponsored by Harman Kardon (JBL, Bang & Olufsen etc). They’re hosting us at the Hard Rock Hotel and on Friday night they’ve got STING playing a concert in the hotel bar.
I AM SO EXCITED.
Aside from my set itinerary, I’ll be exploring the conference floor, attending talks, and rounding up all the hottest tech trends.
▶︎ Later this month I’m speaking on a panel at WeAreWearables Toronto about tech trends from CES. Get a ticket for it here! I’m also checking out VR stuff for Sean’s company Occupied VR.
I can’t wait. CES is so freaking exciting. I went a couple years ago, tech heaven! It’s also a bit warmer there than Toronto. I’m also hoping to check out the Neon Sign Museum and maybe do a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon.
After Vegas, I’m driving to LA with a friend and staying in Venice Beach for the week. I can’t wait to document this trip.
This summer I went on a really fun adventure with Ford Canada. They sent us these great luggage bags and told us to pack for a weekend. We had no idea where we were going and in my fret of nervousness the night before,
went crazy I decorated my bag. In a group of 20 or so bloggers, it wasn’t hard to know where my bag was at all times. Dare to be different! 😎✌🏼
They sent a driver to pick me up bright and early on a Saturday morning when I was whisked off to a Ford Dealership to meet the gang and find out what was going on. After some snacks & coffee it was time for the reveal.
I was handed an envelope with this card and a boarding pass. I did NOT think we would be going anywhere by airplane. Good thing I didn’t pack full size lotions! My team and I jumped in our next car and went straight to Porter Airlines. It felt a bit like The Amazing Race when 4 groups all went separate ways to different destinations.
There was a Comicon happening downtown in Sudbury that weekend. Noticed a lot of really cool street art. The paper is called the ‘North Bay Nugget’ 😂 😂. Went for a hike in the Duchesnay Falls. Ate a seriously huge poutine.
We spent the night at a great little 3bdrm beach house bed & breakfast on the lake. Unfortunately it was pretttttty cold so no water sports.
I had been to Sudbury as a kid but I didn’t remember much. It was pretty neat to see the Big Nickel. We checked out a few other sites around the city before checking into accommodations.
One of my fav moments was when we decided to hang out in Sudbury a few hours longer, we got pizza and went to the mall. When I’m in a small town I love checking out the local shopping centre to see what stores they have and other attractions. WELL, did we score or what?!
They had these little animals you could rent to drive around the mall. It was mostly kids but four had a hilarious 2o cruise. After we got pizza at Greco’s. It was that deep dish kind with so much dough but it was amazing.
The Escape was a great car to drive, SYNC3 is amazing for music & GPS, Eco-Boost saves gas, and we had more than enough room to road trip w/ 4 passengers. I really enjoyed how Ford made the event a mystery and kept all details secret about where we were going. For info about the 2017 Ford Escape visit ford.ca.
I look forward to our next adventure together!