Garibaldi Provincial Park | Snowshoeing to Elfin Lakes


I remember being breathless the entire trek up. I remember at times, forcing my head upwards to catch a view, rather than staring at my snowshoes trying regulate my breathing. Yes, as you can tell, part of it was to do with the fact I was literally dying of exhaustion; but what really took my breath away was the unimaginable beauty that surrounded me.

This past February, I spent the Valentines Day weekend up on a Mountain, and around the people and place I love. No sappy rom coms for me. I knew I had to get my inner beast out in order for this trek to be successful.

Garibaldi Provincial Park is a huge part of British Columbia’s west coast. It’s located in-between Vancouver and Whistler, BC. Its vastness includes trails, glacial lakes and impeccable scenery. Over the past couple of years, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to experience a few of Garibaldi’s…

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How to survive this winter


As I sit here, at 11 in the morning in Jordan in a blanket, with the AC on hot, I realize I have already broken all my cardinal winter rules. Despite that, I will share them with you in the hopes that you will be less foolish than I. As a preface to this post, I must say that a significant portion of these tips come from my Father, who is a (mostly) wise person, and is still kickin it old school on a lot of things.

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Polar Vortex: The Most Misused Weather Term of 2014

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Polar Vortex The Most Misused Weather Term of 2014

The polar vortex is not moving over the United States this week, regardless of what you may have heard or read, but that doesn’t mean that winter weather is not only starting early, but already packing a punch.

The polar vortex is real, and the meteorological community has known about it and used the term for decades. It is an almost always present upper-level circulation that hangs out over the poles. It is not at the surface and is not related to every push of cold air

Remember the first time you heard the term last winter?

Here’s what was happening:

The polar jet stream is like a fence keeping the air influenced by the polar vortex in place.

During the first week of January 2014, the polar jet stream was kinked enough to build a large ridge in the west and allow a lobe of the polar vortex to…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Winter…


IMG_3052I can’t believe it is mid November already, I absolutely love this time of year, the changing of the leaves, winter wardrobe comes out and the exciting anticipation of my favourite holiday Christmas!! Winter is in the air. Here is a list of my favourite things about this chilliest of seasons.

  1. Layering – happy knitwear weather! Long cardis, pastel cable knits, novelty jumpers, lots of burgundy & my favourite accessory of all time scarves! Tis the season to be snuggly.IMG_8706
  2. Crunchy leaves in brown oranges & reds, crisp blue sky mornings and the possibility of snow, there is nothing better.IMG_3041
  3. I find the sky in the winter months is way more epic, there are more stars out on display than any other time of year & the sunrise’s are out of this world.  IMG_8463
  4. Nights in with open fires – even though my boyfriend has moved house so we may…

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