• CityGirlTalks

    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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    CityGirlStuff

    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!

  • CityGirlConnects,  CityGirlStuff

    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.

  • CityGirlConnects,  CityGirlStuff

    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!)

  • CityGirlConnects,  CityGirlStuff

    City Girl Connects: The Power of Collaboration and Community with Danielle Wiebe from The Business Babes Collective

    Community, collaboration, and mentorship are amazing things. But, on occasion, they are hard to find; particularly for female entrepreneurs. I’ve been fortunate to have found all three as I slowly – but surely – navigate my way into eventually being my own boss. Danielle Wiebe from the Business Babes Collective is a conduit for that hat trick via her amazing energy and entrepreneurial savvy.

  • Vancouver Distillery Yaletown
    #GetThrifty,  CityGirlDrinks,  Recipes

    City Girl Whisky Diary: Unique Whisky Cocktails Recipes from The Distillery Bar in Vancouver

    Mercury is in retrograde: my laptop died on Easter weekend, work’s been a bit crazy, and my left rotator cuff is telling me it needs a little more love. Aside from that, it’s been a pretty good week. But I’m definitely ready to put my my feet up and have a glass of something lovely. I’m mostly a red wine and dark beer girl, but every now and then I like a fancy cocktail. A Gin and Tonic is usually my favourite, but I’ve come to love whisky cocktails in the last couple years. (This is what happens when you visit Scotland many, many times, and visit a fair amount…

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    CityGirlConnects,  CityGirlMoves

    City Girl Connects: An Edna SMaK x West Coast City Girl Collaboration – Skyline Yoga Leggings

    Instagram is probably one of my top five favourite things about the 21st century, so far. One of the reasons is that I have met so many lovely people via the app in the last couple of years; one of those being Shamiza Ali, girl boss and designer of a local apparel brand, Edna SMaK. Yep, Edna SMaK. Just the name made me want to further explore, and she designs lofely clothes that work for every body. She is a super sweet girl with a motivating entrepreneurial spirit, and I am so excited to share a little collaboration we worked on together for a pair of leggings. But first, a little…

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    CityGirlDrinks,  CityGirlStuff,  Recipes

    #12DaysofHygge – Day 8: Candles & Cocktails + City Girl Connects with French Seventy Six

    Candles are… Practical. Sensory. Fanciful. Romantic. Celebratory. Cozy. The perfect lighting for a photograph. A major player in making a space feel hygge. As Buddha once said: “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”