6 Fun Camo Pieces to Wear RIght Now
When it comes to pattern play, I have a few go-tos. The first is leopard, which I talk about below. The second is stripes, which I can't seem to get enough of this season. And a third is a long-time favourite - CAMO. Once the sole purview of military types, camo has moved from real way and become firmly planted on the runway. Today, it has become a closet staple and a surefire way to add a bit of edge to any outfit.
9 BEST LEOPARD PRINT PIECES
You've seen it here, you've seen it all over Instagram, leopard print is spot on this season. The good news is you don't have to spend a bundle on finding one or two show-stoppers to incorporate into your wardrobe.
The Best Leggings
There was a time before leggings. Right? If so, I barely remember it. Today we wear them to the gym, to the grocery store, on the plane. I even see people wear them out for dinner. (Um, no.) I'm always searching for the next perfect pair. Here are a few of my current favourites.
So You wanna Be in Pictures?
Once upon a time I wanted to be an actor. My first foray into that world was going for a Labatt’s Beer commercial audition way back in the late 80s. As beginner’s luck would have it, I landed the commercial alongside a then unknown Pamela Anderson. (For reals!)
When The Shopping Bags and Anna and Kristina’s Grocery Bag took off, I didn’t have time to go to auditions, I had my own TV productions to worry about.
Now that I’m doing less TV work, and I’ve come full circle, going to auditions for commercials. I miss it. Or maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment.
I’ve had quite a few people ask me about how that whole world works, so thought I’d share a bit about the commercial auditioning process...
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Where to shop in Maui
I always love bringing home a little treasure (or two) that I find while traveling. One, it reminds me of my vacation every time I look at it or wear it and two, it’s nice to have something that no one else has. After scouring the island (it’s a hard life) I have to say, there’s some seriously good shopping on Maui, much better than when I was here five years ago. (Though a few of my favourites then have disappeared.) Whether you’re looking for clothes for yourself or gifts for loved ones at home, here are a few of my top recommendations.
I had a dream that started well over a decade ago - that I’d spend my 50th birthday in Bora Bora. Not just a birthday trip, but that I’d be sitting in an over-the-water bungalow on the actual day, December 26th. Think big, right?
Other people throw a big bash, or challenge themselves in some way, but I wanted to mark the occasion by enjoying what I believed would be the most beautiful view on earth.
I was not disappointed. Here's a little bit about my trip, including some of my favourite photos.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR APPLIANCES
Do you want your appliances to last longer? Work better? Cost you less money? Yah, me too.
I've partnered with Coast Appliances to create this checklist to help you get the most out of your appliances.
All it takes it a little bit of regular maintenance and some elbow grease.
3 easy ways to up your style game without spending a cent
It's that time of year when a) I'm trying to save some money after an expensive holiday season and b) I'm getting tired of everything in my closet. Sound familiar?
That's when I take a look at what I own (even before the Marie Kondo rage!) and start to think about how to wear it differently and how to inject some new flair into the tried and true. Here are a few of my favourite tricks for getting more style bang without spending a buck.
gift guides galore
It's a busy time of year, and I've been busy trying to make it a bit more less stressful for you! I've worked on a number of gift guides for a few of my clients in a number of media outlets.
From stocking stuffers, to appliances, to gifts under $50, click on the images below for lots of fabulous ideas for everyone on your list.
shop my hood
One of my favourite places to stroll, have a coffee or a bite, pick up some groceries, and do a little shopping is West 4th Avenue in Vancouver.
When the local business association reached out to me to ask if I'd be willing to share my favourite haunts on 4th Avenue with my readers and followers, I jumped at the opportunity. What a perfect fit. This is so my hood.
Why is she grinning like a maniac and other photo taking tips
"You have so many nice pictures of yourself," my friend recently remarked. True. But that's because we take about 100 and deleted 80-85 for every picture I post.
With this photo-taking extravaganza of late, countless photos taken for work, dozens of head shots over the years, and short-lived and fairly unsuccessful modelling career, I have learned a thing or two about how to take a decent photo.
If you’ve been following me on Instagram for a while, you’ve likely noticed that in the past few months, I’ve changed my focus by predominantly sharing fashion posts on my feed.
Why, you ask? Or maybe, why now?
I've traveled a fair bit (33 countries and counting) and generally love almost everywhere I go. But after visiting Menorca this summer, I have a new favourite to put at the top of my list.
Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean, belonging to Spain. It’s right next to the more popular and famous sisters, Ibiza and Mallorca.