14 short weeks ago I was just a regular girl, living a fabulous life, but since the debut of The Real Housewives of Toronto, a lot has changed, but not how I expected. I never really thought of myself as “plus-size” I was always just, My Size, but debuting on TV with headlines such as “the first ever plus-size Housewife” and many interviews leading with questions about my body confidence, I realized I have a responsibility to help change the perceptions of beauty and what it means to be a stylish curvy woman. A huge part of that change is the growing and incredible support from all of you, my fans, my followers and now my ambassadors for the #MySizeRox movement. You have empowered me to change the way the world perceives women with curves, without curves, with small bums or large ones. You have given me a platform to change the way people judge bodies and beauty in the media, and I am so thankful. With your continued support and the growing energy around the #MySizeRox movement I have a feeling we are just getting started.14 weeks later I am still a regular girl leading a fabulous life, but now I am on a very clear and determined mission to ensure that my role on TV has a purpose that helps to inspire and change sizeism and judgement in fashion and media.
Join the movement by posting your confident body positive messages and photos on social media with the hashtag #MySizeRox
For so long beach travel scared me as it meant bikinis. Every vacation had a lead up of crash dieting and anxiety about my body, but slowly I began to love myself, see beauty instead of pounds and here I am today. With thousands of women writing me to tell me that I inspire them I want you to know that YOU inspire me. I feel the power of a movement towards body diversity with every post I make. Maybe it was the warm Puerto Rican breeze that inspired this shot or the title of role model my followers have bestowed upon me, but I feel a need to show ladies that when beauty truly starts inside your soul it is liberating and I only know how to show you that by embodying it myself. I feel honoured that I am here to inspire you and I truly want you to know that travel should not be feared, the ocean should not be your enemy as beach bodies are YOUR bodies and beauty truly comes in ALL sizes. Travel, be free and be you. Thank you for inspiring me Ashley Graham and sharing this photo & thank you for everyone else who shared and reposted this photo! It has been seen by over 500,000 people and I am honoured that by embracing #MySizeRox I am able to help disrupt the idea of what a beautiful bikini body is.
Jumby, a secluded private island in Antigua marks one of my favourite hotels in the Caribbean. Its luxurious, relaxed, and feels like a secluded private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean without ever leaving the Caribbean. This place is all about lazing around in a hammock reading all day.
Jumby has that friendly, laid back and yet perfect service that reminds you of being at our own private vacation home. The staff learn your names, your preferences and magically appear with a glass of rose just as you might think you needed one. The resort itself is a series of cottages and villas laid out across the island and accessible via bikes and golf carts. Its colonial island elegance true to Antigua’s regal style. The resort has a restful and quiet vibe making it perfect for a Honeymoon, Babymoon or a necessary reset. If you’re looking for something a little livelier head to St. Barts as Jumby is all about slower days, delicious food and plenty of sleep. When I visited, I stayed in the bedroom cottage with a pool and it was the perfect spacious and private oasis, complete with a bubble bath in your garden. I mean is there anything more divine than having a bubble bath outdoors under the stars? I think not!
Villa Stark is hands down my favourite villa in the world. With ten master bedrooms perched above the Atlantic Ocean this is my go-to villa when I am looking for unparalleled luxury. The property is comprised of the main villa on the hill (with the dreamiest master bedroom you have ever laid eyes on), an oceanfront villa on the water and a guest house. All in all it sleeps around 20. For this reason we love to visit the villa with our friends and all the kids. While I love the island, I just never want to leave this place and rarely do. We boat off the dock, suntan on the private beach and have the most incredible dinners on the patios. With a full time butler, chef, and villa manager anything you could possibly need is at your fingertips. Here is a few pictures of my most recent trip, but I post all the time about this special slice of 10 star heaven.