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Easy Chicken Pasta Dinner

We all need that go-to pasta dish, one that warms the soul as well as the tummy. This one comes courtesy of my mom (who’s one of those wonderful, “just throw in a little of this and a little of that” type of chefs) and it couldn’t be any easier.

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Take Back Your Vacation

A vacation might be the most highly anticipated event of the year. It is a reward for hard work and a much needed respite from the stress, weather and general demands of every day life. Personally, I get so excited during the planning stage – anticipating all that I will do or not do, what I’ll wear, eat, read and the fabulous people I’ll meet –  that by the time I arrive at the airport, train station or rendezvous my expectations are sky high. And nothing can bring all that crashing down faster then arriving to a far less than acceptable place to rest your weary head.

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Time to Kill…in Scottsdale

Sometimes you’ve just got to get out of dodge. That was the case for me last week, when after another day of Vancouver autumn rain I just couldn’t take it anymore. So I hopped a plane to the closest place I knew would be sunny: Scottsdale Arizona.

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Lessons Learned in 2014

I’m getting a jump on year end lists! With 2014 drawing to a close (just over 5 weeks til Christmas!!), I’ve been reflecting back on what I’ve learned in the previous 11 months and what my plans and goals are for 2015. This year has been challenging in many ways, but it was not without its rewards.

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Why Volunteering Pays

Remember that episode of Friends where Phoebe channels philosopher Immanual Kant and argues that there is no truly selfless act?

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The New Superfood

I’m so over kale. A year ago kale was all anyone could talk about. Kale chips, kale caesar salad, kale toast. It’s been all kale all the time. It was time to move on and I’ve done so, straight to the most over looked herb of all, parsley.

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Fast Fries!

I love to cook from scratch. Deciding on a recipe, going shopping for ingredients and then holing up in the kitchen. It’s therapeutic. Of course, the key element to doing all that in a relaxed fashion is TIME.

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Your Perfect Match

I’m not talking about Prince Charming. I’m talking makeup! Drugstore makeup aisles can make shopping so difficult. Too few testers, too many closed packages… how’s a girl to find the right shade? Now, there’s an app that makes custom product and colour suggestions, tailored just for you.

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Heady Fashion Sense

It’s the day of the dead. The day to celebrate all that is scary and ghoulish. And best of all you get to dress the part. Of course, there’s one key element to Halloween that can be part of your lifestyle aesthetic all year long.

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Halloween Roundup

Just three more sleeps til fright night! Are you ready?! For those doing the last minute scramble, here are a few of my favourite AND EASY Halloween ideas.

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Party Shoes Welcome Here

Dust off your cocktail attire because party season is just around the corner. And that probably means you’ll either be having guests over or be a guest yourself. The question is, what are you going to do about your feet?

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