#12DaysofHygge Day 9 – My Favourite Craft Beer Tasting Rooms in Metro Vancouver

Vancouver is a hub for many industries, including tech, film, and mining. But a more relatable 'industry' is the craft beer scene - no, craft beer isn't just a 'hipster' thing. (Are hipsters even a thing anymore? I'm not a 'hipster', and Brit most certainly isn't one.) In a city and province where 'big beer' …

#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 …

#12DaysofHygge – Day 6: Stove Top Almond Milk Hot Chocolate + My Favourite Vancouver Hot Chocolate Spots!

Hot chocolate or hot cocoa. However you call it, it's the perfect winter treat when you're out and about, or when you're having an evening in. It is a very hygge beverage in my humble opinion. I used to be indifferent to this marvelous hot beverage. Likely because I'd only ever had it as the …

#12DaysofHygge Day 2: The perfect cup of tea in Edinburgh + Tea-to-Go in Vancouver + Joy Tea Giveaway!

The British are famous for their stereotypical love of a 'cuppa'. Naturally, my Brit doesn't like tea. Ha. Anyway, I'm obviously not British, but like Oprah LOVES bread, I REALLY love tea. I have at least one cup, every morning. It's comforting, it's warm, and tea always smells lovely. So for Day 2 of the …

Girls’ Night Out in London

Having travelled solo a fair amount, I am comfortable being in my own company; but there are many times when I've been away and wanted to share a moment, or just have someone (that I know) to talk to. Be that partner or friend. That's why I loved being on the recent trip with my …

City Girl Whisky Diary: Vancouver Ardbeg Long Table Dinner and The Ardbeg Old Fashioned

Ardbeg Long Table Dinner at Shebeen Whisk(e)y House I love a dinner party. But the ones I've hosted or attended have been maybe eight people, maximum. So I was intrigued when I attended The Irish Heather and Shebeen Whisk(e)y House's 'long table dinner' for Ardbeg Distillery a couple weeks ago. It was me, the Brit, …

Sunshine Coast Road Trip – Where to stay, eat and explore in Powell River

With the goal of unplugging and getting our hygge on, the Brit and I went on a Sunshine Coast road trip this past Canadian Thanksgiving long weekend. While it was odd not having a turkey dinner, we had the best time exploring the area and being with each other. I was doing an Instagram takeover …

Townsite is where hygge is at – my guest post at TownsiteBrewing.com!

I recently had the opportunity to interview Townsite Breweing's co-owner, Michelle Zutz, as well as write a guest blog post on the Townsite Brewing website. This was an exciting opportunity and I'm so happy to share it here:  And now a word from our (non) sponsor…. last week Powell River played host to Yasmine Hardcastle, …