Canadian influencer, entrepreneur, and model Elisabeth Rioux has announced that she will be moving to Costa Rica "earlier than planned," according to her Instagram story. To get ready for the move, she has put her Quebec home up for sale.
The house is in Quartier Mirabel-en-Haut and it looks like it belongs on the next season of Selling Sunset.
While tropical getaways may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Canada, B.C.'s beaches are something that can actually fit the bill. There's no need to hop on a plane when there are plenty of beach-y options spread across our country's west coast.
From downtown Vancouver to the islands, there are plenty of places to escape to for a weekend getaway or to spend a hot summer day lazing out in the sand.
Address: Savary Island, BC
Why You Need To Go: It's one of the many islands in the Strait of Georgia, which boasts to have some of the warmest warmer north of Mexico. It's a bit of a trek from Vancouver (we're talking over 140 kilometres away), but the island offers several different accommodations that would complete the experience of a tropical getaway – just in Canada's great backyard.
Why You Need To Go: This beach is known as "Little Hawaii" for a reason– its clear blue waters and sandy beaches will make you feel like you're in Honolulu instead of on Hornby Island. If you come by around the springtime you'll get to see wildflowers framing the hills around the beach.
Why You Need To Go: There are three different sections to the Spanish Banks and when the tides are low the shore can stretch out to one kilometre long, giving you tons of plenty of room to spread out your towel and get your tan on. Aside from the sandy shores, this beach also offers outdoor volleyball courts and off-leash dog parks.
Why You Need To Go: Tofino is known for its surf-style beaches, and Chesterman Beach is one of the places to go and do that. If you head towards the north part of the beach where the tide pools are, you could potentially see some interesting marine life like sea stars and anemones.
Why You Need To Go: With a pier that will almost remind you of the one in Santa Monica, this beach is great if you want to take a stroll on the sand. There are also a variety of nature trails you can take in the area if you want to mix in some play time with a relaxing finish at the beach.
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If you want a quick energy boost, you don't NEED to chug coffee. Did you know simply inhaling scents can lift your mood and boost productivity, too?
Aera is a company that embraces the science of scents which is why they came out with a series of diffusers and fragrances that will refresh your home and elevate your mood.
The Smart Diffuser is $199 USD (around $240 CDN) and it connects to your phone so you can program it any time, even when you're not home. You can set it up so that your apartment smells nice and fresh by the time you come home from work.
The Touch Diffuser is cheaper, $149 USD (around $180 CDN), but the thing is you will have to program it manually.
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You're probably thinking "but I just bought 20 candles from Anthropologie this week!" No judgement, here. Candles are so cute and are really fun to shop for. But the great thing about the Aera diffuser is that it lasts ten times longer than the average candle. So, you may be spending a couple hundred dollars upfront, but you'll actually be saving money in the long run.
The company recently released a couple new fragrances including Pear Brulee (pear with a hint of vanilla and hazelnut) and Tropical Sunrise (fresh mango, pineapple and mandarin).
If you're not into fruity scents, there are floral, aromatic and woody scents to choose from as well. The Home Hygiene Linen and Lemon is a best-seller.
Right now you can pick five fragrances to sample for just $20 USD (about $25 CDN). It's a good way to familiarize yourself with their selection before you make a decision.
Aera Smart Diffuser
Price: $199 USD (around $240 CDN)
Details: You don't have to come home to a funky-smelling apartment ever again. This smart diffuser connects to your phone so you can program it anywhere, anytime.
Narcity readers can get free shipping on orders over $50 with the promo code SHIPFREE21, valid until May 31. You can also get up to five different scent samples for $20 USD so you can play around and see which ones you like best.
It will be tested on over 60 buses throughout the coming months. Residents taking the 35 Jane route will be able to access free Wi-Fi starting at the end of May, while the 102 Markham Rd. route will launch the pilot in early June.
The buses will reportedly be "specially marked" to help commuters identify which ones offer internet services.