This hidden gem, tucked away in Prince Edward County–only 2hrs from Toronto, is a sanctuary within a Sanctuary...literally! Airbnb host Tara, renovated this one room century church into a modern open concept haven! It has all the luxurious touches…King size bed (but of course, situated on the altar), bed side love poems, essential oils, soaker tub and epsom salts, living space with curated reads and fireplace, private washroom with beautifully scented apothecary, hammock, yoga mats, stereo, mini kitchen with artisan coffee and all the works for creating the perfect charcuterie. THIS SPACE…
You can bet, we pulled out our iphone’s, connected to the bluetooth speakers, and immediately started prepping for what would be an epic photoshoot and slumber party! My beautiful girlfriends Lisa, Amanda, Rachel and I had so much creative inspiration adrenaline running through our veins from feeling so at home and comfortable in this space. What happened next? First item on the agenda was just to get shooting! This is just a sneak peak! Lisa, holistic nutritionist and glow goddess in her natural element! Raw beauty inside and out is what this girl is all about!
Rachel, nutritionalist/yoga instructor, sunshine lady with one of the brightest and most playful personalities. There’s no ends to her creativity and overflowing energy! Amanda, gentle soul and sweet as pie but watch out, she’s a firecracker of fun! Tastemaker and artistic curator, she’s always working on sharing beauty with the world! How I just love capturing her artistic vibes.
Prince Edward County
Pack a bag (minimal because you don’t need much when you’re in such a giving space) and plan your next staycation in Prince Edward County at “Sanctuary in the County“. Stay in for a peaceful retreat, or spend a few days and check out the sights! Here’s a few places to visit in the area:
The Drake Devonshire. Dinner on the lake, brunch in the morning? Only the most delicious eats in their eclectic space
✨✨We got Beloved Stories featured! ✨✨Beloved Stories is a community of photographers and romantic visual storytellers. I used their dreamy Lightroom preset to edit these photos captured by Vanessa Mayberry. Now – I’m ever so happy to share our beloved story with you!
There are so many things I cherish about our love story, but one of the things I love most (aside from my deep admiration and respect for Alex as an individual) is our way of communicating with one another. I mean, our personalities have always clicked, and we feel wildly attracted to another in a visceral way, but it’s also the ways in which we sensitively communicate, combined with our desire to understand and be understood, that brings huge meaning to our lives together.
Our story began in high school, Alex was an exchange student (you’ll read the whole story below), and distance was a factor we knew we’d come up against, but we gave into our feelings as teenagers do. Things changed in our University years as we studied in different countries, and we went separate ways to pursue our studies and grow as individuals. We had remained good friends and technology made it easy to keep in touch with each other over the years (as opposed to back in 2005, when we went through hundreds of calling cards!). It was only until recently, when timing, circumstance, and curiosity brought us to meet up in person. What next? Well here’s our story:
The beaches of the Mayan Riviera are some of the most beautiful in the world. When I first visited Tulum 10 years ago, it was just an up and coming yet “hip” spot that attracted experienced travellers from all over the world. It was quiet, people camped on the beach, as there were only a few boutique hotels. Now it is a international hot spot for all those seeking white sand, laid back vibes, but upscale bohemian lifestyle. Amansala Eco-Chic Resort Tulum encapsulates the spirit of beach life in Tulum. Peaceful atmosphere, minimal and comfortable rooms, open air commune spaces for yoga, working out, eating, pool hanging, dining, enjoying a bon fire or a mid day hammock hang, and more.
Whether you’re in Tulum for a Yoga Retreat, or you’re on a romantic getaway, looking to adventure along the Mayan Riviera, or simply seeking an authentic spot to unplug from the rest of the world, being welcomed at Amansala amidst the mangroves and palms along the ocean is the place for a genuine Tulum experience. Continue Reading…
Hi, I'm Ashley! I create digital content for a living. I have a passion for creating stunning images for brands that weave a story and breathe personality through a defined brand aesthetic. My true joy lies in creating and sharing experiences in a beautiful and genuine way.