NIKKI BAXENDALE

NIKKI BAXENDALE

Meet Nikki Baxendale, a photographer and artist extraordinaire. I've had the pleasure of knowing her for the past few years as an accomplished photographer. More recently, Nikki has launched herself as a new artist. Perhaps it was the lockdown due to Covid or desperately needing a new creative outlet? Nikki's Instagram account suddenly became a [...]

IT’S DECEMBER

IT’S DECEMBER

It's officially December, and for the first time, I'm not panicked. What?! Instead, I'm trying to embrace the holiday season; honestly, what else have we got going on? It's perfect timing. I think most of us need something to look forward to, 2020 has been a bust, definitely, one to put behind us once and [...]

DON’T JUDGE ME

DON’T JUDGE ME

There's a classic scene from the movie Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts character Vivian, is desperate to spend a chunk of money on several new outfits for her, ahem…date. We're all familiar with the scene; Vivian's character, tartly dressed, wearing thigh-high boots a tank top and an overtly short skirt. She wanders into a posh store [...]

YOU NEVER KNOW

YOU NEVER KNOW

I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. Those chance meetings or invitations from an unlikely source could benefit or change your life for the better. What does this mean? Depending on your approach, be open and aware of your surroundings. I never say no; otherwise, you might miss those gifts of [...]

IT’S FALL

IT’S FALL

Here we are again. Its officially Fall, and as if someone flicked the switch, summer is sprinting towards fall, giving it a high five ("go get'em!"), you can feel the season changing. For some, its the dread of cooler temperatures, dreary skies and rain. We've already endured a few days of it pelting down, and [...]

A MOMENT IN PARIS

A MOMENT IN PARIS

I met my friend for a walk the other day, but not before "un café et croissant" at a favourite french bakery, "Beaucoup", seriously delicious! After calculating the damage, calories that is, a walk was definitely in order. When it's a gorgeous sunny day outside in Vancouver, you jump at the chance to hit the [...]

AN ANNIVERSARY

AN ANNIVERSARY

It's September 1, which is nothing significant for most people, except that today would have been my 30th wedding anniversary. Now, it's a day like any other, and yet it feels like only yesterday when I walked down the aisle. I would be lying if I said I didn't think about it; it's a marriage [...]

A KAYAKING TRIP

A KAYAKING TRIP

An invitation to go kayaking with friends landed us at a remote base camp on Hanson Island, northeast of Vancouver Island, in Johnstone Strait. During the summer months, the waterway is a busy feeding ground to many Orcas, Humpback, Grey, Fin and Minke whales, as well as; dolphins, porpoises, sea lions, seals, eagles and the [...]