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 […]Read more "PGM’s Local Gift Guide"
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 […]Read more "Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas!"
I had just finished writing a lovely post filled with my travel wisdom and woes. Unfortunately, WordPress decided it wasn’t that great of a post because it’s vanished (even after having saved it multiple times). Regardless, I will leave you with a condensed list of travel advice I’ve learned over the years. As you may […]Read more "My tips for travelling lightly"
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 […]Read more "Water, please!"
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 […]Read more "Global Friends, Part I: SASKATCHEWAN"
December brings people together. Friends and family return home for the holidays, there are celebrations left, right, and centre, everyone allows themselves to indulge, (in the best possible way) and we all finally take a few days off from work. And on Tuesday, I turned twenty-five. Cue the panic attacks! I’ve always viewed this age […]Read more "On why I love December"
1. Lorde’s alternate universe in her new Team video. 2. Thai Iced Tea and Massaman curry from Khao San Road 3. These over-the-knee socks from American Apparel. 4. Toronto’s Christmas Market in the historic Distillery District (they have samples of mulled cine and hot scotch cider!) 5. Travelling. I am planning something for 2014 already. […]Read more "13 Things I’m Loving Right Now"