Anchors + Proteas

Anchors + Proteas is my blog baby based on a life filled with inspiring people, magnetic places, delicious food and life hacks worth sharing. It’s part travel blog, part ode to food, part avenue for me to write write write about things that give me joy: Travelling and eating, meeting new people.

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How did you get that F*#king awesome job Kim Pickett?
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How did you get that F*#king awesome job Kim Pickett?
She’s a big city gal who helps her clients tell their visual stories. Meet risk taker, snowboarder, beach volleyball player and creative director Kim Pickett of KIMBO Design. Bravery in the form of big big, bold life moves across vast spaces (for example, loading up your vehicle and to move...
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Give Your Garden Some TLC: Transform Your Neglected Outside Space
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Sometimes, you can spend so long decorating the interior of your home – making it a cozy haven where you can display family memories and travel mementos – that it means that your garden space doesn’t get given much thought. If the kids use your backyard to play it can become a little ...
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Anthology ~ July Edition ~ Coastlines
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Here’s a slightly tardy round up of the best links on the web this July. But first a wee #islandlife summer update… Who is loving all their sunshine, friends, campfires and road trips of our North American summer season? And what about my southern readers? Counting down the days until...
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Driving with Kiddo: 6 tips for tear-free, toddler-friendly road trips
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As I drove north on the Icefields Parkway, the western spine of Canada (aka the Rocky Mountains), the road trip was a blur. I was racing against time: trying to get to my destination before my then five-month-old woke up hungry and angry after being in a car for WAY TOO LONG on this seeminglyRead...
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Flavour Trip: Easy, Addictive Mexican Spiced Chocolate Popcorn
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Flavour Trip: Easy, Addictive Mexican Spiced Chocolate Popcorn
If you’ve ever had a Mexican hot chocolate made by an actual Mexican person, then you’ve probably cultivated an obsession with Mexican spiced chocolate. Years ago when I lived in Vancouver one of my favourite Saturday treats was to go to the Trout Lake Farmer’s market and grab a...
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Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!
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Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day!
Today is National Aboriginal Day in Canada or as National Indigenous Peoples Day and boy do I feel reflective. For more than a decade I’ve had the privilege to work with and for a variety of organizations that work with Canada’s Indigenous peoples. I’ve traveled from the inland ...
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Exploring Greek Nature: Your Guide
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Exploring Greek Nature: Your Guide
For many of us, travel is so much more than lying on a beach and sampling cocktails. We want to experience the culture of the location that we are visiting and, above all, we want to explore the natural world. There are so many stunning natural habitats around the world but one of the prettiestRe...
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Anthology ~ April 2017 ~ Mama Earth Edition
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Anthology ~ April 2017 ~ Mama Earth Edition
Do you remember your first Earth Day celebration? My recollections are a bit fuzzy, but I can remember what I looked like when my Earth Day awareness started. Braces, spiral perm, high wasted pants and GIANT gold rimmed glasses. (I know this because I recently found some very awkward grade seven ...
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How did you get that F*#king Awesome Job Gardenia Woodhams-Roberts?
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Grandmas are the best. They help us learn about our family’s past and share advice on where to steer our family’s future. Mine help me define my style, find my voice and dig out my strength. Last year I discovered a fellow creative, whose grandmothers mean the world to her too. This m...
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The Great Outdoors: 5 US Holiday Ideas For The Budding Adventurer
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Not everyone likes to spend their vacation lazing around on a beach. With more of us leading a sedentary lifestyle, sometimes it can be nice to get away and be active. Of course, you don’t have to venture outside the states to satisfy the adventurer within you. There are lots of incredible outdoo...
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