A COVID BIRTHDAY

A COVID BIRTHDAY

I'm another year older, I know, it's inevitable, and this time it's during a pandemic! Fun! I gotta say, there are days that I appreciate the simplicity of life during these times, celebrating a birthday is no exception. I wanted to keep my birthday plans easy and stress-free, restaurants are open, but, it's just not [...]

BEETS & BRUSSELS

BEETS & BRUSSELS

Fresh beets from a local garden were hard to resist, roasted with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and cracked pepper, yum! The combinations are endless with these rich dark beauties, which were the inspiration for this main salad, pairing them with brussel sprouts, which are also delicious when roasted. Minus the goat cheese, this [...]

FACING YOUR FEARS

FACING YOUR FEARS

Skydiving? Never! Rock climbing? Definitely not! Riding on the back of a motorbike? Maybe? Call me a wuss, but, these extreme activities scare the living shit out of me! There are different triggers when it comes to fear, and all of us manage them differently. So, what's a girl to do when her guy wants [...]

EARN THE SKIRT

EARN THE SKIRT

Growing up, I wasn't much of a sporty girl, (dare I say a girly, girl?) I was usually last when chosen for sports, and I definitely wasn't climbing trees, I still can't do a cartwheel, but that's probably a good thing. It's not that I didn't want to, I just never thought I was good [...]

FLOWER POWER

FLOWER POWER

Who doesn't love flowers, better yet, receiving them? Stepping into a flower shop, it's like walking into a garden, relieving me of my worries and letting me wander without a care. Filled with rows upon rows of gorgeous flowers, the fragrance, the colours and textures are in abundance. I love them all! Merely escaping with [...]

MY FIRST RADIO INTERVIEW

MY FIRST RADIO INTERVIEW

The universe works in mysterious ways...I had a chance meeting last weekend, which led to an interview on a national radio talk show. I know, right?! This is a perfect example of the universe in action, doing its thing, pushing you toward something or someone. The lesson here is ALWAYS BE OPEN... Maureen McGrath is a [...]

ROMANTIC WHISTLER GETAWAY

ROMANTIC WHISTLER GETAWAY

Vancouver has been a rock star when it comes to flattening the curve during coronavirus. With that, the city and the province have been granted the reopening of select businesses, i.e., restaurants, hotels, shops and thankfully, hair salons! Still, there are strict rules surrounding this; social distancing, washing hands or using hand sanitiser and in [...]

T H I R T Y

T H I R T Y

A  young lady who I've had the pleasure of getting to know this past year is turning 30,   which got me thinking about my thirties. Oh my gosh, it seems like forever ago. My twenties were a blur, fun comes to mind, and I was having a lot of it! I was just getting [...]

COST PER WEAR

COST PER WEAR

"What do you think of these shoes?" he asks. I think it's a trick question, I respond with "in what way?" He continues with, "I love them, they're super comfortable, but they need some glueing on the heels." I take a glance, they need more than glueing, they require a complete overhaul, definitely not worth [...]

A Bowl Of Summer

A Bowl Of Summer

Summer isn't summer without the first taste of potato salad. My mother made the best, and it happens to be one of my personal favourites. I've probably consumed buckets of it over the years, full disclosure, it's incredibly addictive. With a few simple ingredients, it's hard to nail down what it is about this creamy potato [...]