Monthly Archives: June 2011


World of Beauty

You know what's stunning? The Reef, my favourite Caribbean restaurant in Vancouver has nearly 40 varieties of rum to choose from. Rums of different temperate, flavour and shade. Which is why I think Giulia Cimarosti's piece on the myraid ways women's beauty is seen through a worldview is important. Physical beauty moves us, compartimentalizes us, but [...]

By |June 29th, 2011|June 2011|13 Comments

What 1 Year of Travel Has Brought Me

I’m draped across my princess bed that I managed to score on airbnb, sucked into that page turner Fall On Your Knees when it dawns on me, I’ve moved residences for the third time this week. The bigger picture is I’ve changed scenery over a dozen times in the past year. This time last June, [...]

By |June 24th, 2011|Life|89 Comments

London Life is Beautiful

Appreciation of beauty is always surprising to me. That's exactly how I feel whenever I order a virgin Shirley Temple. How can something so non-alcoholic look so good? The shades of salmon meld so well into the meaty red at the bottom of a glass, where the ice sits and in turn buoys up those [...]

By |June 22nd, 2011|June 2011|16 Comments

Vancouver: You Make Me Brave

Messages on the boarded up windows of The Hudson Bay We left during second period, knowing the game was finished, that the Cup was lost. In hindsight, that might be considered strategic. Our mistake was staying downtown. I had taken Dylan, Lorna and Mark to one of my favorite restaurants on Robson, savoring [...]

By |June 17th, 2011|Vancouver|45 Comments

Flow on Palawan Island

What are the chances of me ever drinking a Sex on the Beach? Limited. So, when the rare occasion came up to feature a story on the same subject and same locale as Jodi Ettenberg's from last week, I had to go for it. I mean, what are the chances? Thanks to Janet Brent for [...]

By |June 15th, 2011|June 2011|5 Comments

Tissue Woman in the Philippines

I tend to crave comfort when my "friend" pays a visit. When I'm  grumpy, about ready to twist someone's head off, I turn to the occasional Baileys and coffee. This is out of sheer desperation. So, it's fitting to find out what Jodi Ettenberg did during her moment of desperation. Hopefully you immediately relate to [...]

By |June 8th, 2011|June 2011|20 Comments