• CityGirlStuff,  Feeling Good

    Clearing the clutter

    I found out a bit belatedly that yesterday was “Giving Tuesday”. At first, I thought it was odd time to have it in light of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness just before it; but what better way to properly kick off the holiday season than with a day geared towards promoting the non-commercial part of the holiday spirit? It was also a good segue in to what I had been drafting the past few days…

  • CityGirlDrinks,  CityGirlStuff,  Recipes

    Flashback Friday: Sinus Clearing Raspberry Martinis

    My laptop is finally out of the Mac hospital (hooray!) and while my Europe photos were loading this evening, I was clicking through my iPhoto library. While flipping through, I landed on pictures from an epic Halloween party from many moons ago at my friend Alison’s parent’s house where entry was only given if we were a) dressed up; and b) dressed as something that started with a “P”. (I was a dead pageant queen.) It was a really fun night and one of the few times that I have dressed up since I was a kid. The photos have made me feel mildly nostalgic; so, for #FlashbackFriday, I present a “recipe” for a…

  • CityGirlStuff,  CityGirlTravels,  Scotland,  Stuff and Things

    Jet lag and counting coins

    I’ve become fond of adding quotes to posts in recent weeks so I’ve decided to just go with that and use a quote for every post for a little while. Keeping with the theme of jet lag… Jet lag last night was like bad ‘shrooms. When my dad asked what that meant I told him its like being in a musical you don’t want to be in. – Lady Gaga I can honestly say I know nothing about “‘shrooms” (good or bad), and I certainly don’t travel as much as Lady Gaga does, but I get where she’s coming from. As much as I love to travel, I am not fond…

  • CityGirlMoves,  CityGirlStuff,  CityGirlTravels,  Travel Yoga

    To connect or not to connect?

    I have spent the last week in one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to: Kythira Island in Greece. The purpose of my trip was for a Kundalini yoga teacher training retreat through Semperviva Yoga, which is a set of studios back home in Vancouver. It has been an AMAZING week. I come off the island having made a pack of fantastic new friends, eaten a lot of really good Greek food, and more importantly, learned a lot about myself (and that my brain does have an off switch for meditation after all) and a different kind of yoga that I previously hadn’t thought was for me.…

  • CityGirlConnects,  CityGirlStuff,  CityGirlTravels,  Feeling Good,  Guest Post,  Travel Stay-in-Shape

    Guest Post: Kate’s Adventures in the Land Down Under

    Have you been to Australia? I have not – it’s on the list. Therefore, I have been living vicariously through my lovely friend Kate. She has been living and travelling throughout the land down under for the last six months and is now getting ready to come back home (yay!). While I am still sifting through my Japan and Taiwan photos and writing related posts, I asked Kate if she’d be so kind as to write a summary of her trip and share some photos for a guest post. (Idea courtesy of another lovely friend, Stef, another West Coast city girl, who writes her Broad World blog from across the Atlantic while on…

  • CityGirlStuff,  Driving Chronicles

    It’s official, I can finally drive

    On Thursday something amazing happened: I passed my road test. AAAAAAAH!!!!!!!! After taking a break from learning to drive standard last summer (thank you, Kyle!), Sean randomly found me a driving school here in New West. It’s called Ladybug Driving and they are geared towards teaching women to drive. When I started, my instructor informed me that they don’t teach standard. And since I was such a bundle of nerves about driving – I cried during my first lesson with my instructor – learning automatic first would be the best thing to up my confidence. and easier on my brain. On a slight tangent, I love the colour red and…

  • CityGirlBakes,  CityGirlEats,  CityGirlStuff,  Driving Chronicles,  Recipes

    Driving Chronicles reboot and cherry pie

    So, Mother Nature decided that the Lower Mainland is now allowed to have summer weather. We are in the mid 20‘s and not a cloud in the sky. It was a gorgeous day. I was finally able to make use of my wonderful Banana Republic wide-brimmed straw hat that I got on sale last month, and it was hot enough for one of my many sundresses to be worn. I actually ended up switching dresses midway through the day because I was in MEC and found a really lovely sundress called the Twirl and I liked it so much that I wanted to wear it out the door. So they…

  • CityGirlStuff,  CityGirlTravels,  Stuff and Things

    Alberta Bound (and Arrived)

    I am sitting in a beautiful house watching the Canucks kick the Oilers to the ground. I’m just outside Edmonton sitting my with Canucks jersey clad hubby and his Oilers jersey clad cousin Ward. And I’m feeling rather smug. Why, you ask, are we in Alberta? Purpose: Operation Surprise Ward. Sean’s cousin and one of his best friends. He was best man at our wedding and his birthday is on Tuesday. We coordinated with his wife and he was so surprised and happy to see us. As were his adorable children. And the pets are thrilled to have new people to mooch food and affection from. There are few people…