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Your Garden Awaits

If there is one thing I do not have it’s a green thumb. And that’s a shame because I do love a beautiful garden. Avid gardener or not, one of the fastest and most affordable ways to add visual appeal to your yard, doorway or deck is with planted flower pots. Here are 5 tips you need for designing your own:

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Well Furnished in Vancouver

Remember the days when there was no Pottery Barn, no Restoration Hardware, no Crate & Barrel and no West Elm? Where ever did we shop for furniture in Vancouver? (Ikea, I think.)

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Men in Bars

When work takes me on the road, dining alone is a pleasure I cherish. Sometimes it means a night in, complete with robe, slippers, room service and a sappy rom-com or it might be a seat for one at the end of the bar at some local hot spot. Either way, I enjoy the solitude after a day of being “on”. So it really sucks when someone ruins my fun.

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Maui Revisited

I just got back from a week in Maui. It was raining on my last day so the post-vacation shock was somewhat mitigated. I haven’t been to the Hawaiian isle in almost eight years. In addition to the stunning natural beauty, I was impressed by the scope of hotel, dining and shopping options.

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The Travelers’ Code

Air travel for the masses has become nothing other than undignified. Given the close proximity we’re thrust into with the security line ups, pat downs and on the plane itself, it is an oddly intimate experience that too few people realize is happening with a bunch of complete strangers. It’s like everyone has forgotten we’re in a public place. Hellooo…..we all see, hear and smell everything you’re doing!

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Think Pink

My version of “Are we there yet?” is “Is it Spring yet?” While we’ve been very fortunate on the West Coast this winter, I’m still eager to shed the wool coats, heavy sweaters and boots in favour of lighter, flirtier fashion.

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Bullies Be Gone

Today I’m attending a fundraiser in Vancouver in support of Pink Shirt Day (coming up on February 26th) to raise funds and awareness for anti-bullying campaigns across the country. I am more than happy to lend a hand because bullying can happen to anyone, at any age, including myself.

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Social Media Frenzy

I spend way too much time on social media. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pintrest, sip of coffee, repeat. First thing every morning and more times a day than I care to admit.

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Wisdom

You’ve bought the card, that’s a good first step. But now you’re staring at it’s blank inside, unsure of what to write. Depending on where you’re at in your romance, maybe you don’t want to say too much. Or if you’re well down the road to forever, perhaps you’re afraid of saying too little.

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Cupcake Boss?

This family day long weekend, I was at home practicing my cupcake baking and decorating skills. It’s all in preparation for the SPCA and Humane Societies’ National Cupcake Day, this February 24th.

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The XXII Olympic winter games officially begin today in Sochi and I’m stressed out. To even think of coming close to what we achieved last time in Vancouver, when our athletes won an unprecedented 26 medals including the most golds (14) won by any country in the world, is daunting. How can they top that?

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