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Hello everyone! I’m Toronto Girl West and I’m absolutely thrilled that you’ve chosen to visit my home here in the blogosphere!

Pull up a chair won’t you, and let me tell you a bit about myself. icon smile About

As you have probably gathered I am a big city girl through and through. I started off life in the capital of my small Central American country before emigrating with my family to Canada’s largest city, Toronto.

I unabashedly heart Toronto. To this day, I will wax poetic about the beauty of my home town.

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But as much as I loved Toronto, there eventually came a time for me to spread my wings and explore other places. And so it was that my studies took me to places my younger self had only dreamed of visiting.

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For one spectacular season of my life, I lived in Paris. When I am old and grey I will surely tell stories of “the good old days.”

The girl who arrived in Paris is very different from the girl that left that beautiful city. I had matured and somehow come into my own.

My adventures in Europe prepared me for the next stage – life in the beautiful West Coast.

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I arrived in British Columbia determined to study law andย beat a hastyย return to Ontario. Over eight years later, I’m still here.

Mind you there are a couple of reasons I never left. For starters, it really is spectacularly beautiful out West.

There’s nothing like the rugged coast lines, gorgeous mountains, glacier fed lakes, and lush valleys of this Province.

Honestly, the life-style on the West Coast can’t be beat.

Besides, I met the two loves of my life here.

The Husband.

And the Puppy (Daisy).

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How could a girl leave!?!?

So that’s my story in a nutshell. What’s yours?

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Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 2, 2010 at 7:47 pm

So glad I found your blog, girl! Can’t wait to read more :D

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Jun Belen October 3, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Thank you so much for the wonderful note you wrote in my blog. I am so glad we found each other’s blogs. It’s amazing how much great content is out there in the web waiting to be discovered — like yours! Looking forward to reading your future posts.

And by the way, my corgi, Stanford, says woof to your beautiful Daisy!!

Jun

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Josslyn March 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Hello, loved the puppy by the way. Still looking at fitness stuff which all looks pretty good. I have huge respect for folk who achieve a certain standard with this. Still looking at different programs to get into with hubby, no decisions yet but fingers crossed.
Regards
Joss

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Jenn (Cookies Cupcakes Cardio) March 27, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog! So where did you end up settling? I love the beauty of the mountains most myself…and my family. I’ve lived in Victoria (chance of earthquakes=scary), London (too much garbage) and I love being settled in Cranbrook again. I love little dogs too :)
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Toni March 28, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I’m always thrilled to find other Canadian blogs!! Can’t wait to start looking around!
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Josslyn March 29, 2011 at 5:34 am

Good news on my quest, hubby has decided to join me so we can exercise together and lose weight together, thank goodness I was dreading having to do this on my own.
I now need to decide what program to use, any ideas from you guys on what you have tried personally?
Joss

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Taryn @ TheFitFlosser August 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I love finding fellow BC bloggers! Like you, I also used to live in Ontario as I attended school in Mississauga for two years. However, I was born and raised in BC so I moved back when I was done. Great blog, I’m glad I found ya!

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Ali January 20, 2012 at 6:57 pm

I TOTALLY agree with you! There really is nothing else like the West Coast! I love it here just as much as you do. <3

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Carly January 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

My boyfriend moved here from Ontario and is pretty set on never going back! I’ve lived here my whole life so as much as I love it here, I take it for granted a bit!

I live in Chilliwack, let’s be friends! ;)

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Helene @heatlhyfrenchie April 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award :) http://healthyfrenchie.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/414/

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Sheetal March 22, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Hey! I’m so glad I found a fellow Vancouver blogger! I will be following your blog now on!
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Shivani June 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I stumbled across your blog on a search for Saint Lucia and realized you and I are rather similar! I love your blog!

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