• CityGirlTalks

    Ep. 4 – Dylan McCansh

    Let’s talk about resilience, rent or buy, nourishing female relationships and being an extroverted introvert. On another recent lightning-quick trip to Vancouver (to see Elton John!), I had a chance to sit down with real estate dynamo and fellow yogi, Dylan McCansh. Dylan shares her thoughts on rent vs. buy in Vancouver, why female relationships are so important for women, and why she’s grateful for her resilience. We also touch on why everything IS figureoutable—thank you Marie Forleo! A fellow born-and-raised Vancouverite, Dylan is a business owner, avid writer, walker, talker and dog lover. Her story is really inspiring and she’s an inspiration for anyone who might be going through a…

  • 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. 0

  • One legged downward dog, hip opener
    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…

  • CityGirlConnects,  CityGirlDrinks

    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 me with an open mind to try something new. It’s very similar to the Townsite Brewing story. I sat down with Michelle Zutz (Townsite Brewing Co-Founder, Boss Lady, Director of Sales, Working Mum, and all-around Great Gal), both in person and electronically, to talk about how a perfect storm of events became a Sunshine Coast…

  • CityGirlConnects,  Profiles

    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 Leanne Govier, talented owner and designer at the Little Me Paper Co. Leanne is a British ex-pat living in Calgary; an honorary West Coast city girl, having lived in Vancouver prior to moving across the Rockies. She creates sweet custom illustrations for greeting cards, posters, and other paper items. She was a busy girl this Christmas…

  • CityGirlConnects,  Profiles

    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 earrings I commissioned a few years ago for my bridesmaids and the cute bracelet she made for our flower girl). She has a knack for making quality pieces that are fresh, pretty, and classic – all at a great price point. Let’s connect! WCCG: What made you start designing jewelry? JB: I have always had a creative…