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The Beach Babe’s Shopping List

The summer months mean it's time to get your bronze on. And for those of us who were born beyond pale that means a trip to the drug store, not the actual beach. Here's my list of must have products for skin and hair to give you that gently sun kissed look. — Read More —
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Anna’s Summer Reading List

If you plan to be lazing about on a beach, a dock, campsite, boat or sofa this summer, you'll need a good book.  Here's my list of 5 to take you through to Labour Day. — Read More —
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Your Father’s Day Menu

As promised, here are my suggestions for cooking for the dad(s) in your life this Father's Day. This is a labour intensive but not difficult list of dishes so of course feel free to pick and choose and I'm including a couple of short cuts along the way. — Read More —
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Cooking With A Charcoal Grill (and other death defying activities)

There are certain things in life I avoid due to a fear of failure. And I don't mean big, death defying challenges like skydiving (check) or entering a rodeo (double check. Got the belt buckle to prove it), but rather small everyday things like cooking over a charcoal grill. — Read More —
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The Art of Small Talk

Networking events are a necessary part of working in any professional field. Sooner or later you're going to have to stand around with a bunch of people you don't know and think of something to say. These experiences are often boring and can be downright paralyzing, especially if there is someone in the room you want to impress. — Read More —
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Taking Stock

A friend of mine died this week. Cancer. Fortunately for him, he didn’t suffer for long and when he passed he was surrounded by people who love him. We should all be so lucky. — Read More —
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Life Simplified – A Shopping List

While I am a lover of beautiful things, I despise clutter. I would much rather pay through the nose for exactly the right thing, which gets used and cherished, than have several sub-standard stand-ins, none of which is quite right. I feel at peace when everything has it's purpose and I don't own any two items that replicate each other's use. — Read More —
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Bone Broth-ing My Way Toward Beautiful Skin (I hope)

Stopping in at a friend's place for my morning coffee this week I was shocked (and slightly disgusted) when the mug placed in front of me looked nothing like the latte I was expecting but was instead a steaming cup of chicken broth. What gives? — Read More —
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Your Spring and Summer Cocktail

As warmer weather is arriving in many parts of the country my thoughts are turning to summer parties, what to serve the next time I'm entertaining friends al fresco and what to order when hitting restaurant patios this weekend. — Read More —
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Designer Shoes For Less

If you love shoes like I love shoes and you are anywhere in Western Canada on May 6th, you will not want to miss my all time favourite annual shoe sale event at Army & Navy discount department stores. — Read More —