I Used to Be an Internalized Misogynist and So Can You!

I Used to Be an Internalized Misogynist and So Can You!

As we all probably know (unless you haven’t paid attention to politics in this past year), misogyny is the dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women. It’s a pervasive ideology that is still widespread in our culture, even though women achieved...
A Black Rose – A Guest Blog Post with a Different View

A Black Rose – A Guest Blog Post with a Different View

When I was younger, my prize possession was a single snow globe. It was small enough to fit inside my palm, but encased in the glass was my greatest treasure; a magical city. The globe lived beside my bed, and each night I would pray to the god above that when I pried...
Swami’s Yoga Retreat – A Review of My Stay

Swami’s Yoga Retreat – A Review of My Stay

I climbed out of the car, stepped on the soft grass, felt the heat of the day in the air as it touched my skin, and suddenly the most incredible feeling of calm and peace settled over me. This was my immediate impression upon arrival of Swami’s Yoga Retreat (website)....
West Village Café and My New Favourite Grilled Cheese

West Village Café and My New Favourite Grilled Cheese

I have LOVED grilled cheese sandwiches my entire life. I actually have two favourites in Vancouver that are my go to when I really need a fix. One is Mom’s Grilled Cheese food truck in downtown Vancouver, and the other is Burgoo restaurant, also in Vancouver. But,...
Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

Amsterdam – Where The 2016 European Museum Tour Began

One day at work I opened my emails, and there was a beaming one (maybe it was just beaming in my memory). It was from WestJet, offering a new route to London, England. There was also an amazing introductory sale price that worked out to be about $700.00 return after...
Hanes Hummus in Roasted Garlic and Dill

Hanes Hummus in Roasted Garlic and Dill

I’m not going to lie to you. I just ate almost half the container of this Roasted Garlic and Dill Hanes Hummus (click here for the website) with potato chips. It was amazing! And I didn’t even feel like I was eating a healthy form of junk food, it was just so very...
S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle

I was at the car dealership the other day with my S’well Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle (website) when the receptionist told me she’s been seeing everyone at school with one. I interpreted that to mean, I had to tell her how wonderful it was. And it is...
The Valley Bakery is Worth Your Wait and Your Walk

The Valley Bakery is Worth Your Wait and Your Walk

I’m pretty sure if you have lived in North Burnaby for any length of time, or even in other parts of the Lower Mainland, you have heard of The Valley Bakery (check out their web-site here). It was even in the locally shot VIFF movie I attended (and reviewed here)...
Spongelle My New Favourite Shower Accessory

Spongelle My New Favourite Shower Accessory

Ahhhhh, the warm, sweet fragrance of Bourbon Vanilla. It is a subtle scent that makes you feel cozy and comfortable, but also that you are loved and safe. A clean scent that wraps you in a big hug. Coconut Verbena on the other hand reminds you of the hot sun on your...
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