• A conversation with my dad in my dreams

    Almost a year ago, the world lost Jim Gibbons. My dad. The void has been palpable for so many. I still have friends and family tell me how much this is affecting them and I really get it. My dad was larger than life. This morning, I got proof of his larger-than-life-ness.   I had...
  • How to plan the perfect al fresco dinner

    We’ve been waiting all year long for it, and it has finally arrived.  SUMMER!!  We also moved recently, which you likely noticed if you follow my Instagram stories.  We’re now living a few steps from one of my best friends and 3 blocks from another of my best friends.  I’ve always loved the idea of...
  • The Best of The Best In Vancouver: The Lexus Master Class

    Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to spend a day experiencing some of the best of the best in Vancouver. A group of us, writers and content creators, cruised around in a fleet of Lexus RX Ls on a Lexus Master Class where we visited select Masters that exemplified the 5 pillars Lexus prides itself...
  • Life update: Exciting news!

    A few weeks ago, I posted on my social channels that I had some exciting news to share.  The reason I couldn’t share quite at that moment was because logistics were still being sorted out (and I didn’t want to jinx the situation).  I promise I wasn’t trying to cryptic or annoying.  We just didn’t...
  • 3 Sangria Recipes To Kick Off Patio Season

    We all lead very busy lives and let’s face it, we’re pretty time starved. Between taking care of the kids, working full-time and doing a million other mom things a day – I find it hard to find time just for myself. With the help of SunRype Slim, I’m challenging myself to make some ‘me...
  • Why I Love Where I Live

    Recently, I was asked to share what ‘a day in the life of’, well, ‘ME’ looks like. A day in the life of a 30-something-woman (and mother of 2) living on the North Shore.  It was an opportunity I jumped at, because I thought it would be a lot of fun. What I didn’t realize...
  • Taking care of your health is always in style

    I have a confession! It had been YEARS (like, 7) since I last had my eyes checked. That is way too long to go without checking something, especially when I work so hard to take care of my body. The crazy thing is that I know I should be wearing glasses. I also know that my...
  • Heart-Shaped Banana Buckwheat Pancakes

    This antioxidant-rich breakfast is heart-healthy, nutrient-packed, gluten-free and full of beneficial fibre! These heart-shaped banana buckwheat pancakes are the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day! I know it’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but on Valentine’s Day I like to make it the most romantic meal of the day. There’s...
  • 5 Reasons Why I Love Park Royal

    I am a North Shore girl, born and raised.  There is so much on offer on the North Shore, that I feel very grateful to live where I do.  We have access to endless hiking trails, we are minutes from local mountains, we are steps to the ocean and we have Park Royal; an indoor/outdoor...
  • Fall Reading List

    Fall is a time to settle in, cozy up and hit refresh.  After a long and busy summer of rushing out the door first thing in the morning in order to maximize Vitamin D intake, I always find that Fall is a great time to take some deep breaths of fresh air and… just… chill. That’s my...