Canadiana Jam: Mo Kenney “Telephones”

I just want to say thank you to Joel Plaskett. Without the indie rocker’s help, the world would never have been introduced to the wonderful singer/songwriter Mo Kenney. One of my favourite jams these days is the lead single off Mo’s second album In My Dreams. “Telephones” is a melodic, catchy tune with the best song lyric ever: “If I had another lover could I keep you on the side.” Take a listen and enjoy.

Peak Trails: A Hike through Fullerton Loop

A mild winter + early spring = shoulder season hike! I took to this trail at the very end of March to enjoy Fullerton Loop, a gentle trail that is great for families with wonderful views of the Elbow Valley. It’s a relatively easy hike (especially for non-hikers like myself).

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The 2013 floods did some pretty big damage to the access trail. You used to park next to the river and walk underneath the Highway 66 bridge to get to the loop. Now you park on the other side of the highway closer to the View this Post

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

 

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

- Musing Monday: Be Like Oprah -

Surviving a Vancouver rainfall with Canada Goose

Canada Goose Timber Shell front Canada Goose Timber Shell back

Canada Goose is known as the premier winter brand for their ultra-warm and fashionable parkas and coats. But did you know that they make spring jackets as well? I sure didn’t until I got my Canada Goose Timber technical shell jacket (in the brilliant pink Torch in case you were wondering). It’s a super stylish coat. The cuffs are tapered and it has a longer back for cover. The zippers and seams are all waterproof with ventilation on the sides for when things get too humid. The hood on a jacket usually doesn’t fit me very well, but this one View this Post

Reel Time: Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story

My boyfriend and I have taken to watching food documentaries of late – which has made me lose my taste for food in some ways but has spurred my appetite to learn more about the industries that get our meals from farm to fork. There are plenty of docs that look at the nutritional aspects of food which are quite interesting and unsettling. But one food film that really got my attention looks at all the food that gets wasted from the farm, to the grocery store, to the dinner table. Growing up in a household where I was always View this Post

Remembering my mom this Mother’s Day

Momma. #rip #momsareprecious

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This Mother’s Day will be my first one without my mom here to share and celebrate it with. I have an immense swirl of emotions around this as I go from highs to lows. I am sad that she is no longer here to enjoy this day with her family. I get anxious at the constant bombardment of Mother’s Day messages that gets thrown at me from the coffee shop to the grocery store. I get nostalgic when I think of how happy View this Post

Cream & Sugar: A visit to Eau Claire’s Cafe Blanca

Visiting Café Blanca in downtown Calgary.

Visiting Café Blanca in downtown Calgary.

My girlfriends and I love to meet up for coffee and chats – it’s our favourite way to catch up with everyone’s busy schedules. These gabfests usually turn into hours long hangouts as we share the latest and greatest updates with one another. But finding a place a good place to enjoy a cup of joe can be difficult when everyone else has the exact same idea. Table space at coffee shops in Calgary go for a premium and if you want to find a spot, you either need to be patient or View this Post

Let’s Vote (young) Alberta!

Vote Alberta

I took to the advance polls earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised at the continuous hustle and hum going on at the election office. There was a steady flow of people coming in and out to place their advance ballots. But what wasn’t surprising was the demographics of the voters – definitely skewing 50+. Ever since I turned 18 and able to vote, I have consistently been the youngest person at the polling station. And it’s not because I look like I’m 12. I literally am the only person under 30 to show up and vote. Now why View this Post