• Holiday Hosting with Poplar Grove Wines

    December… oh December.  The time of year where social calendars (and waistbands?) are stretched to the max.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year with friends and family making more of an effort than usual to get together and celebrate.  I love entertaining guests at our place and I equally love heading out for...
  • MUJI Holiday Gift Guide

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I ‘m sure I’m not alone on this one, but I LOVE absolutely everything about the holiday season. I love Christmas markets and the glow of the lights hanging off everyone’s houses. I love cozy nights around the Christmas tree and finding the perfect gifts for all...
  • The Joy of Warmth- Supporting Canadian Families in Need

    According to a recent study by Quaker Canada, more than one in five Canadian parents (21%) have struggled financially themselves to ensure their child is appropriately dressed for winter. Stats like that shatter my heart into a million pieces.  As a mother to two young children myself, the thought of ANY child not being warm...
  • On The Road With NÜTRL

    It was mid-September. The kids were settled into school. The leaves were starting to turn the beautiful colours of Fall. Sam and I packed the car with some essentials and headed out on the road with NÜTRL. Sam (The Family Jewels) had found a beautiful hotel outside of Seattle called Lodges on Vashon so we...
  • Healthy Road Trip Snacks

    If you’ve been following along on our Instagram feeds and Stories, you’ll maybe have noticed that Sam and I have been on the road quite a bit lately.  We recently wrapped up a really exciting Fall campaign with Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria and before that we explored Seattle and the Lodges on Vashon.  With...
  • My health and beauty team!

    It takes a village.  Not just to raise kids, but also to run a business, to train for a marathon and, for many of us, to keep ourselves up and running.  I get asked often about the various members of my health and beauty team, so I thought I would introduce you to the people/services...
  • A Day In The Life of a Blogger

    Probably the question I get asked the most about being a blogger is what exactly do I ‘do’.  I get a lot of, “soooo… is this your actual job?  Like, do you make money?”. I get a lot of “what exactly does it MEAN to be a blogger?”  Mostly I get a whole lot of...
  • 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...