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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Ear Candy: The Best Podcasts for Long Trips
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Ear Candy: The Best Podcasts for Long Trips
Podcasts are to 2018 what those yellow Sony Sports Walkmans were to 1992. They’re hip. They’re ubiquitous. They are super practical for those long walks, flights and road trips. Above all podcast help me balance my heart and brain. For instance, on a two day drive to my home town̷...
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How I’m Embracing Fragrance this Fall
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How I’m Embracing Fragrance this Fall
Conservationist and biologist Rachel Carson once said, “the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that we use it so little.” This year I’m trying to harness my fragrance more as a way to relax and remember.  Ever since I became a momRe...
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Paperless Post: Write that Damn Note
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Paperless Post: Write that Damn Note
Stationary, letter writing and note sending have been a theme throughout my life. In fact, I love to write letters and cards as well as receive them, that I made it one of my 18 for 2018. But here comes my big, fat, Canadian confession: like many goal setters, I’ve fallen behind a bit. I...
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Anthology July 2018 ~ Music, Mini-Vacas and Modern Love
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I should’ve known I would have my ass handed to me on a platter recently by two new writer friends. This small tale comes with a dose of humility and warning: do NOT play scrabble with writers. Last month, I played scrabble for the first time in five years with two very sharp and luckyRead ...
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More Mom Jean Love: a Little Tight and Just Right this Spring
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Spring is often a time of shaking things off and shaking things up. In the Pacific North West, a little spring is finally peeking her cute little face out from the shroud of the long, windy, wet winter. The days are longer. The bird calls are a small chorus. The cherry and salmon berry blossomsRe...
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Tread Lightly on Mama Earth: ways to lower your travel footprint
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Happy Earth Day! Here is a little story about tourism and it’s impacts on the earth… When I used to live in Vancouver, I used to walk the seawall almost daily. In the summer when everyone flocked to English Bay for a day or afternoon at the beach the local public garbage cans along th...
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How to Dye your Easter Eggs Using Common Kitchen Ingredients
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How to Dye your Easter Eggs Using Common Kitchen Ingredients
Hands up: who loved dying easter eggs as a kid? Remember the crazy colours your fingers would turn? Or how egg salad was a menu item for what seemed like weeks and weeks afterwards. None of that mattered. For a day or two you would have a collection of Dr. Seuss-coloured Easter eggs that youRead ...
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Yo Families! How To Fulfill Wanderlust (And Be Wallet Friendly)
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What do you think of when you hear the words: family travel? For me, this phrase used to inspire both hope and fear. Hope for future bouts of wanderlust with family in tow and fear that I couldn’t find trips that were wallet-friendly. When I heard the term ‘family travel’ before...
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Women who Work It: International Women’s Day 2018
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Women who Work It: International Women’s Day 2018
As the queen of pop once said herself: “Who run the world? Girls!” Happy International Women’s Day 2018! And thanks Bey. Over the last three years I’ve been privileged enough to work with and interview a tonne of talented women. Editors, writers, moms, travelers, entrepren...
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February 2018 Anthology: Reads, Recipes and Road Trips
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Well after two weeks on the road, we’re heading home. It’s been a few days full of snowy roads, endless rounds of the Sing soundtrack and a lot of internet reading of recipes and travel pieces. Family figured largely on this epic road trip. We spent time with my dad’s side of th...
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