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    The 7 Cozy Autumn Essentials Every City Girl Needs

    How is it already October?! At any rate, it means that my favourite season is in full swing, and I am 100% here for it. Bring on the blanket scarves and hygge vibes! Autumn is a time of change and going inward; which is why it’s my favourite season. It means a little more home time. Way more cozy and feeling hygge time. And it’s when I tend to get more reflective and productive—on the more superficial side of things, that means sorting through my closet. Switching out my summer wardrobe for cozy season items had me taking inventory, and I took some items out of rotation (and put in…

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    The City Girl Craft Beer Festival Survival Guide

    Enjoying craft beer, West Coast City Girl style. Practical tips and tricks for enjoying a day or evening of hoppy libation with fun, grace and gumption. While summer tends to host the bulk of the adult beverage festivals in BC, they happen year round. Particularly in Vancouver and Victoria. The Brit and I recently attended the immensely popular Great Canadian Beer Festival (GCBF) for the first time, and I think it’s one of my favourite festivals I’ve been to—and the weather was perfect! Because the blog has become a little more liquid focused, I’ve attended a lot of craft beer events. Combined with years of sports/concert/corporate event planning, I’ve seen…

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    Ep 1: Trailer – City Girl Talks, Season 1

    Introducing City Girl Talks, a new podcast about the real, the fun, and everything in between—what women want to know and talk about—hosted by Yasmine Hardcastle, a Canadian 30-something millennial-cusp female with the goal of empowering women of all ages. (And who is super happy to have found a medium where it doesn’t matter that she talks with her hands!) The first full episode drops at the beginning of September. In the mean time, listen to the trailer and subscribe at Apple Podcasts or Spotify! Get social with #CityGirlTalks Instagram | Facebook | Twitter What do you want to hear some girl talk about? Join the City Girl Talks Chatterbox group on…

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    About City Girl Talks

      City Girl Talks is a weekly podcast about the real, the fun, and all the things every woman needs and wants to know about navigating through this crazy thing called life as a 21st century city girl. Join me (Yasmine from West Coast City Girl) for some girl talk with friends and female experts on everything from health and wellness to relationships, finances, travel, wine, entrepreneurship, and everything else in between. Knowledge is power ladies, so grab a glass or cup of something lovely and tune in every Wednesday for some girl talk! Read episode notes and have a listen to past episodes on the podcast blog page.  …

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    City Girl Summer Essentials for Everyday and Away

    Summer is here, and the time is right… to pull out sunscreen, sunglasses, and sundresses! Every girl needs wardrobe and life staples for any season, and the summer essentials are especially important. Here’s what I’m packing and wearing on repeat this summer! This is our first summer in Victoria, but I’m 99% certain that the weather is going to be virtually identical to Vancouver’s — a bit of rain here and there, possibly some forest fire smog, but mostly sunny and hot. The only difference is that it’s mighty windy. Here are my essentials for summer in the city!

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    City Girl Connects: Amanda Hemmaway from iDance Vancouver

    I love to dance. Having spent ages two through eighteen taking tap, jazz, ballet, and musical theatre lessons, dance has very special place in my heart. Which is why I was thrilled to do a City Girl Connects interview with iDance Vancouver owner and former professional ballerina, Amanda Hemmaway, to talk about why dance is important, the mission of iDance, and why everything should be seen as an opportunity to learn.

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    City Girl Connects: How Going to a Coworking Space Saved My Sanity

    It’s #EntrepreneursDay and Global Entrepreneurs’ Week! I still don’t know that I would classify myself as such, but I am surrounded by some amazing female entrepreneurs that inspire and motivate me every day. Meredith Garritsen at Hervana is one of those inspirations, and not only is she good people, she has the dubious honour of having helped me save my sanity the week before we moved to Victoria. (She’s also given a great prize for the contest at the end of this post!)