Reset before the holidays

It takes a village to be able to recover these days but I highly recommend finding one and recruiting immediately! Whatever your story, be it an entrepreneur, busy parent, exercise guru or just plain living in your own internet crazed fast lane, we all need time to press that reset button especially with the holidays…

Life in Focus

Life in Focus, behind the scenes of the Ivivva by Lululemon Photoshoot on Granville Island, Vancouver

Good morning muffin!

Such an endearing little word, I call my kids muffin all the time! It just sounds cute, cuddly and something you want to squeeze…. ok maybe┬áa little off topic ­čÖé Its early, my little muffins are still snoozing and its a school day where hot lunch is not exactly going to be bringing that many…

Seriously Soup Anytime!

Ok mums or for that matter caregivers everywhere!! Has it been a shock to the system September?? Yes its back to school and Pro-D Days already, conferences, after school juggling schedule madness galore! I don’t know about you but my head is already spinning!   The biggest thing I am hearing on the playground is…

The Vancouver Color Run 2016

What better way to engage new members of the West Van Run Junior Crew to embrace running, than with a full on kaleidoscopic┬árunning frenzy at ┬áThe Color Run┬áVancouver. We were up bright and early saturday morning to deck ourselves in an unashamed collection of mad clothing, make up, hair paint and tatoos. It was literally…

Photography by Nikki Baxendale

Photography has been a lifelong passion, a love affair with light, glass, expression and location. I have shared my life through the lens with so many wonderful clients and friends and now living in Vancouver this backdrop is a true gift. Having enjoyed this first year soaking up seasons and shooting for gallery and art…

Iron Boosting Bison

Living a busy life as a non stop mum on the go, it wasn’t a surprise to learn my Iron levels were low. They are actually a little too low and therefore I really needed a supplement to help. I had heard that most iron supplements are pretty hard on your body so I asked…

Matcha Green Ginger Smoothie

If I’m honest I have to say I have never liked Matcha, I am a coffee girl through and through. The thought of switching to Matcha as my morning pick me up seems like total insanity. ┬áSarah, founder of Eat2Run and my nutritional guru looked at me like I was bonkers when I told her,…

Curry with Mango Avocado salsa

For as long as I can remember Curry has been a staple in my family, while my father loved it, I loathed it growing up. The aroma filled every corner of the house and I could not understand what the obsession was about. However as I hit my teens and first dates at the local…

Turmeric Tea / Feel good Frittata

Day 1…. I always start the morning with my favorite anti-inflammatory tea, its so simple, delicious and stops the immediate urge to reach for a coffee. Simply peel and cut up 1 inch each of Ginger and Turmeric root, place in a tea infuser along with half a skinned and seeded lemon and a big…

Happy New Me / You

How many times have you found yourself making a new years resolution, starting a cleanse or spring cleaning your house??? I know I have moments of extreme refreshing in the quest for a happier, healthier and simpler life. It is however a vicious cycle, no sooner are you tip top, feeling great and your home…