Gift Guide | Mark’s for Men

Gift Guide | Mark’s for Men

Posted by: on Dec 6, 2016 | No Comments

The first snow of the season has finally come and I don’t know about you but I’m looking to layer in order to keep warm. Mark’s has great gifts for every Canadian including jeans, dress shirts, sweaters, and outerwear that when compiled into one outfit, makes for a cozy and comfortable look. Did you know Mark’s is the #1 retailer of jeans in Canada with brands like Levi’s, Silver, and Buffalo? It’s a terrific place for getting your men suited up in the Canadian tuxedo this holiday season. Below are some of my favourite Mark’s for Men looks; all of which make for great gift ideas.

Geocaching with EnviroKidz

Geocaching with EnviroKidz

Posted by: on Sep 17, 2016 | No Comments

This weekend we partnered with Envirokidz by Nature’s Path Organic on a geocaching treasure hunt in Stanley Park. EnvironKidz makes tasty gluten-free organic snacks for the whole family with a portion of proceeds going to animal conservation groups.

Mark’s Denim For Me!

Mark’s Denim For Me!

Posted by: on Sep 6, 2016 | One Comment

As I mentioned in my first Mark’s post, working at Mark’s was my initial entry into the workforce. At that time they had a fairly small women’s section. Since the 90s (Yes, I actually came of age in the 90s. It isn’t just an obscure reference point) Mark’s has greatly expanded their female apparel to include a wide variety of jeans for women including brands like: Silver, Buffalo, and Levi’s.

See Sharon, Bram and Friends Live at The Orpheum!

See Sharon, Bram and Friends Live at The Orpheum!

Posted by: on Sep 2, 2016 | One Comment

I’m not sure anything brings me more delight than watching my children engage with various expressions of art in Vancouver. Whether it’s a visit to the VAG or a stop at the Maritime museum, I love seeing their faces light up without realizing they are being watched. That’s why I can’t wait to take them to see legendary children’s singers Sharon, Bram and friends live at the Orpheum on September 18th. I’ve been singing them songs like “Skinnamarink” and “Five Little Monkeys” since they were babies so it will be so much fun to watch Sharon and Bram perform these songs with instruments and actions.

A Visit to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

A Visit to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden

Posted by: on Aug 29, 2016 | No Comments

I want my kids to know every nook and cranny of Vancouver. If we are going to make sacrifices to live in the city then we had better live! Every outing is an opportunity for adventure and now that we’re cruising around on our cargo bike, the city feel way more accessible.

Bye, Bye Car

Bye, Bye Car

Posted by: on Aug 6, 2016 | One Comment

We’re going car-free! I’ve been trying to convince Ben for a few years that I could manage without a vehicle since we live right in the city and public transit is readily available. We found an even greater alternative in our new cargo bike. I could go on and on about how amazing it has been to have the whole family on a bike ride.

Harrison Hot Springs With the Fam Jam

Harrison Hot Springs With the Fam Jam

Posted by: on Jul 8, 2016 | No Comments

We spent the past week in Harrison Hot Springs with my parents, siblings, spouses and kids. Eight kids, seven and under to be precise. My parents rented out a ginormous house that was formerly a B & B. It was the perfect accommodations for a group of young families and there was even a separate cabin so my parents could escape the fray. Each room had it’s own bathroom which is fairly essential or at least convenient when you have kids at various stages of potty training. There were huge grounds for the kids to explore and play equipment came with the site.

Photo Diary of My Trip With Ardbeg

Photo Diary of My Trip With Ardbeg

Posted by: on Jun 28, 2016 | No Comments

Crab pulled straight from the cage and cooked up by Vancouver Island Lodge

Last week I embarked on an adventure with Ardbeg Whisky to Vancouver Island. I’m writing up the trip for Vitamin Daily but I thought I’d post some photos here of the experience. It was a wicked awesome time and while it was a professional trip, it was hard to think of it as one when it was so dang fun!

Life At A Glance | Picasso Made Me Do It

Life At A Glance | Picasso Made Me Do It

Posted by: on Jun 15, 2016 | No Comments

Hi friends! I was just out at a dinner in connection with the current Picasso: The Artist and His Muses Exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. It was a lovely event and a wonderful opportunity to chat it up with Vancouver media friends.

City Circus | Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

City Circus | Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival

Posted by: on Jun 13, 2016 | No Comments

I could have taken a million pictures of Ezra in his life jacket. It fit him  perfectly but was just so miniature and cute! On Saturday our family had the opportunity to go out on a Dragon Boat in celebration of the Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival happening June 17-19th.