Ill Prepared for Life or Death

Anyone who's ever lost a pet knows there's no getting back to normal, or moving beyond, or turning the page. There's none of that. Instead, the challenge is in getting unstuck. It's in finding a way to exist in neutral with a heart so swollen with grief it's almost impossible to breathe. For me, the... Continue Reading →

A Semi-Dolce Afternoon with David Rocco

When it comes to pleasing symmetry paired with sheer, aesthetic perfection, it is but the beauty of nature's own divine haunting that reduces me to tears. I am a highly visual person. So when I discovered that David Rocco, the very essence of male model pulchritude, was headlining this year's Eat! The Ultimate Food Show in Abbotsford, it... Continue Reading →

Merciless Beauty

The upside to being pummelled by the flu when you’re closing in on 53 is that it gives you the opportunity to see what you’ll look like when you’re 80. This is called a “Life Hack.” A Life Hack is a 21st Century term that means you’ve been using tools like mirrors, all wrong. Welcome... Continue Reading →

Into the Limelight

It’s that time of the year, again! Time to tune into the SAG awards, the People’s Choice Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the Academy Awards. Time to play into that glorious spectacle of excessive swag, and gold-plated reward, as Hollywood celebrates Hollywood in and around Hollywood. There’s nothing more lucrative than the business of... Continue Reading →

Honeysuckle Gods

Earlier today I headed out to a favoured cafe in search of chocolate croissants and a higher order of coffee. Instead of choosing the direct route: up the main street and past a variety of retail outlets and bistros, I opted for the next street over. With its canopy of billowing trees, and perfectly manicured... Continue Reading →

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