Monday, April 30, 2018

Best Places to buy Disney Merchandise

I'm so excited to be heading back to Walt Disney World at the end of May! I'm a huge Disney fan so I'm thrilled to be heading back for my second visit. The park is just so much fun and obviously a great place to capture some amazing photos. This last month I've been on the hunt for some Disney gear to wear when I'm away. I decided to put together some of my favourite stores that sell some amazing Disney merchandise.

I love that there are so many different stores that sell Disney merch other than a Disney store or at one of the Disney parks. However, there is something so special when you buy Disney merchandise at the parks. It feels just a little bit more special.

I'm always looking for more places that sell Disney clothing or accessories so if anyone has anymore places please let me know!

-Sydney Hoffman

Friday, April 20, 2018

Starfish Jolly Beach Resort - Antigua


The other week I had the most amazing opportunity to fly to Antigua thanks to Sunwing and stay at one of the Blue Diamond Resorts, Starfish Jolly Beach Resort. 

The first night we arrived the staff from Starfish Jolly Beach Resort put together an UNREAL dinner on the beach. It was truly magical and we spent hours eating, drinking and watching the sunset.

The first morning I woke up early and took a walk along the beach. I've never seen such clear blue/turquoise water before. It was pure bliss. I spent majority of my beach days sipping on coconuts and walking this beautiful beach.

On one of our last days we were fortunate enough to head out on an epic adventure with Nexus Tours. I believe the tour was called 'Land and Sea Tour' and was easily one of the best days of my life.

We started by jumping in this hilariously amazing island safari jeep and explored the gorgeous island of Antigua. We stopped for fresh fruit on the side of the road and I learned so much about Antigua.

The last part of the tour, we jumped on this catamaran and danced all the way until we came across the most serene, private beach where we took a pit stop to swim. Along with a yummy lunch and drinks we also went snorkelling. I can't believe that was my first time!! I would HIGHLY recommend this tour for anyone coming to Antigua or staying at Starfish Jolly Beach Resort.

Although I spent most of my time outside (obviously) I couldn't help but snap some adorable photos of my room and the property at Starfish Jolly Beach Resort. 

*My balcony*

I mean how cute is that pineapple light!? I also was a huge fan of the mint wicker furniture. I felt like the decor was very retro palm springs! I loved it.

Everything from the staff, to the food, to the cleanliness, to the beach was spectacular. On top of that you can find some sweet prices if you want to stay at Starfish Jolly Beach Resort. I would absolutely recommend this resort...I had a blast!!

BYE Starfish Jolly Beach Resort I miss you SO MUCH!!

I have also posted more photos on my Instagram @syd.hoff or lookup my hashtag on Instagram #SydHoffTravel for all of my travel photos. OR find my 'Antigua' highlight on my Instagram page to get all my Instagram stories from my trip.

-Sydney Hoffman

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Scope® Advanced Mouthwash

If you follow me on social media you will know I'm addicted to coffee. I have to start my day with a few cups, but that usually means my breath isn't exactly fresh. That's why I rely heavily on a mouthwash to keep my coffee breath away and to keep my breath clean & fresh all day.

The last thing I do before I dash out the door with Gary is use the
Scope® Advanced mouthwash. My favourite thing about this mouthwash is there is no harsh burn like other mouthwashes. It gives me that fresh feeling without the annoying burn. Not only do I enjoy the great-taste of this mouthwash, but it also whitens my teeth, kills germs, freshens my breath, strengthens my enamel and prevents cavity and tartar control. Now do you understand why I use this every morning!??

From meetings, to long photo shoot days and just giving a million and one kisses to Gary I'm confident in my Scope® mouthwash to keep my breath fresh and clean all day. 

You can find the Scope® mouthwash at mass retailers now!!

-Sydney Hoffman

*This post was sponsored by Scope® Advanced. However the views and opinions expressed in this blog are purely my own* 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Ford Dog Days

Last week I set out in this gorgeous Ford Escape and went up north with Gary. We traveled up to Muskoka first and then headed East to Haliburton. Going up north is always so refreshing, especially when I feel the city is becoming a bit too much. We stopped at cute outdoor cafe's, walked along beautiful wooded trails and Gary loved cruising around in our Ford Escape. Not to mention I'm officially in love with this vehicle. I usually drive around in a car and I 100% want an SUV and loved how smooth this was. We easily drove more than 4 hours that day and it was so comfy and relaxing to drive in.

 If you are in the Muskoka area I highly recommend this adorable cafe Camp Muskoka Coffeehouse.

 You can't travel to Muskoka without getting a classic Muskoka chair photo!

I would love to know...what are some of your favourite places to road trip!?

-Sydney Hoffman