Giveaway | Pass to Artists for Conservation on Grouse Mountain

Giveaway | Pass to Artists for Conservation on Grouse Mountain

The fourth-annual Artists for Conservation Festival kicks off September 26 on Grouse Mountain and Elasticpantcity is offering a giveaway for a family pass. The pass includes the gondola ride up the mountain and access to festival events. We have attended the festival for the past two years as a family and on a date night and we always look forward to our adventure up the mountain each year.

Giveaway | Pass to Artists for Conservation on Grouse Mountain

Giveaway | Pass to Artists for Conservation on Grouse Mountain

Posted by: on Sep 19, 2014 | No Comments

The fourth-annual Artists for Conservation Festival kicks off September 26 on Grouse Mountain and Elasticpantcity is offering a giveaway for a family pass. The pass includes the gondola ride up the mountain and access to festival events. We have attended the festival for the past two years as a family and on a date night and we always look forward to our adventure up the mountain each year.

Loving It | Laura Bundschuh Jewelry

Loving It | Laura Bundschuh Jewelry

Posted by: on Sep 17, 2014 | No Comments

I discovered Laura Bundschuh’s beautiful geologic jewelry through the Instagram feed of WOO 2 C U. She’s a local Vancouver jewelry designer and her work is exquisite in the use of rough stones and polished hardware. WOO 2 C U just started carrying her and you can visit Laura’s Tumblr for more images of her pieces.


Not So Basic Decisions

Not So Basic Decisions

Posted by: on Sep 11, 2014 | One Comment

This is a pseudo style post because while I’ll comment briefly on my love for basics and an awesome pair of jeans, what’s really on my mind is family and the little guy in the photos below.

My heart is incredibly full right now for so many reasons. This week Ben and I took time to pause and reassess some of the decisions we were making for our family, specifically Levi. If you’re not from around here then you wouldn’t know that there is a showdown between the BC Government and BC teachers and public school is not in session.

7 Healthy Nutritional Habits

7 Healthy Nutritional Habits

Posted by: on Sep 7, 2014 | One Comment

If someone were to tell me they had it all figured out I’d be highly suspicious of their definition of ‘all.’ I think it’s safe to say we each know a lot about a little and a little about a lot. I take this approach when it comes to health and prefer to say, “I know what works for me.” Although I’ve had my ups and downs in regards to how my body responds to certain foods, minerals and vitamins I feel as though I’ve found a fine balance of generally feeling well (mentally, included).

Mommy Musings | It’s Not All Relative

Mommy Musings | It’s Not All Relative

Posted by: on Sep 4, 2014 | One Comment

I have to confess I’m feeling inexorably grumpy. A cold has been running it’s course through our family which usually means sleepless nights for Ben and I, with crabby kids, even as our own immune system is fighting to build itself up again. I particularly struggle to be patient with my three year old when he is under the weather. When I look back on these photos from only a few days ago I’m reminded that bouts of sickness are usually short and most of the time we cherish family life and bringing up boys.

There’s Nothing New and That’s Okay

There’s Nothing New and That’s Okay

Posted by: on Sep 3, 2014 | No Comments

Inspiration from the Swinging 60s was all over the Fall Winter 2014 runways. Long sleeves, shorter hemlines and tall boots galore were represented at Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Gucci to name a few. Not that we really need evidence that what goes around comes around but these looks are a reminder that there’s nothing (completely) new under the sun.

A Fab Thrift Find | Proenza Schouler

A Fab Thrift Find | Proenza Schouler

Posted by: on Sep 1, 2014 | No Comments

To get inspired when writing fashion pieces I sometimes make a pit stop at a thrift shop to see if I discover any gems. It’s the thrill of the hunt and while I’m satisfied to walk away with nothing I’m giddy when I find something good. Last Friday while browsing through Value Village I grabbed the blood orange coloured sleeve of this dress and was instantly taken by the craftsmanship

Loving It | Prospekt Supply Spring Summer 2015

Loving It | Prospekt Supply Spring Summer 2015

Posted by: on Aug 31, 2014 | No Comments

Last Spring I did a feature for the Vancouver Sun on building a brand from scratch, spotlighting Prospekt Supply I was so impressed by their Spring Summer 2015 Lookbook and how the brand is expanding their collection with trousers and shorts that highlight their sportswear roots while also taking on the appearance of classic business wear. The Hastings Panelled Pinstripe Pant has perfect details like double welt pockets and bottom zips. The zips bring me back to my competitive track and field days. Now if only Prospekt Supply would come up with the quintessential tear-a-way…

Top 10 Fall Fashion Picks

Top 10 Fall Fashion Picks

Posted by: on Aug 28, 2014 | One Comment

PHOTO: Style.com

A new season has usually crept up on me before I’ve given any consideration to what items I might need to add to my wardrobe or bring out of storage. I’m planning to prolong summer as long as possible and yesterday during my daily swim in the Pacific Ocean, a cold water compatriot told me that she manages to swim through October.

Life At A Glance | I Hired Help

Life At A Glance | I Hired Help

Posted by: on Aug 27, 2014 | One Comment

I hired a cleaner. I think it is going to be a game changer in how I balance the responsibilities of life. To make the decision in the end was simple; I just can’t do it all. I have an amazing mother and one thing I remember about our house is that she kept it so clean. I don’t know if she felt that way.