PGM’s Local Gift Guide

PGM’s Local Gift Guide

My fondest memories are of family Christmases, whether at home for a snowy Christmas in Canada or in New Zealand for a BBQs and picnics on the beach. I've been looking forward to Christmas this year even more than usual because my parents are visiting! They'll be visiting Christchurch, seeing our first home, and exploring [...]

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

Is anyone else struggling with holiday shopping this year? With so many options in Toronto, I'm finding it challenging to decide where to focus my attention. If you're anything like me, you want creative gift ideas that don't break the bank. To help alleviate some of your shopping woes (holiday shopping should be fun, not stressful), I've [...]

Water, please!

Water, please!

After taking a dip in the healing plunge pools, Natalie and I were discussing how much we'd kill for a coconut water. As if he'd hear us all along, an unassuming young man sauntered over with a mesh bag full of coconuts. After offering us a drink, he proceeded to carve out the tops. It [...]

Global Friends, Part I: SASKATCHEWAN

Global Friends, Part I: SASKATCHEWAN

The Regina "International" Airport: Where it all began. On December 29th, my first-ever New Zealand visitor set foot in SASKATCHEWAN. Yes, Nick and I have had friends visit us in Toronto. Having someone pop by your chic downtown apartment in Canada's biggest metropolis cannot compare to the enormity of having your friend from across the [...]