Guest Post: Gill Murray’s Food Photography Hacks for Instagram Worthy Images with Your Smartphone

Instagram has become more than a fun place to share photos. It has become a community. I know that social media has its downsides, but a fun part for me is connecting with people via the app and then having the opportunity to meet them in person. The Blog Pod girls are an example of …

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

One legged downward dog, hip opener

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, …

#12DaysofHygge – Day 10: Friendship & Christmas

Friendship. Something I am very grateful for in my life. My friends have held me up in very precarious times and cheered me on in the really wonderful ones. I have amazing friends and I hope I am just as lovely of a friend to them. They are my are my tribe and I love …

#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.” Cocktails …

City Girl Connects: Interview with Townsite Brewing’s Michelle Zutz

The Brit and I spent Thanksgiving long weekend on BC’s Sunshine Coast. While there, we had the opportunity to visit Powell River’s award-winning Townsite Brewing, and I was given the reins of their Instagram account. The opportunity for that and this interview came from me taking a chance to reach out and Townsite coming back to …

City Girl Connects – Little Me Paper Co.

It's still the first full week of January, but as soon as January 1 - dare I say even Boxing Day - hit, the Valentine's Day cards hit store shelves. Cinnamon heart season is around the corner, folks! With this in mind, I present to you the first WCCG Connections profile for 2015: the lovely …

City Girl Connects – All A’glow Designs

I'm very proud to post my first City Girl Connects profile featuring my beautiful friend, Julie Barata - fellow alternative baking enthusiast, mom of two - soon to be three! - beautiful children, and owner and designer of All A'glow Designs. I have some lovely jewelry designed by Julie; and she makes fantastic custom pieces (like the …

Guest Post: Feeling the Philippines by Carrots for Coffee

Our friends Claire and Brent left Canada in June for a journey of a lifetime: they decided to live abroad for a year in Southeast Asia, learning to dive, taking pictures, and making a living off of both those things; first stopping in Australia, where Brent is originally from, to set up their site and …