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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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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Vancouver for A Girls’ Weekend Part II: A Platonic Palm Tree Honeymoon
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Vancouver for A Girls’ Weekend Part II: A Platonic Palm Tree Honeymoon
Old friendships are worth the trip. Recently one of my dearest gal pals and I stayed at The Burrard Hotel, in Vancouver, B.C., to kvetch and eat donuts. It was a low-key ending to a high glam, big chillax girls weekend – a chance for this mama to take a break from adulting and bondRead more...
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Motivation Monday: On Procrastinating
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Motivation Monday: On Procrastinating
For the last two months I’ve had a wonderfully creative, amazing, glittery, golden idea in my mind. But it hasn’t happened. I’ve been procrastinating big time. Thinking, planning, daydreaming, reading, pinning about this idea but not doing. Until this past weekend. I’m bui...
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Motivation Monday: Gratitude is the best Attitude
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Motivation Monday: Gratitude is the best Attitude
Thanks. Merci. Haaw’a. Gracias. Enkosi Kakhulu. Baie Dankie, Thank you. Since late last October, after an amazing trip that was totally worth being thankful for, I started saying thank you every day. Meaning I wrote, rather texted, what I was thankful for every day and fired it off to my st...
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Empress of the Garden: 7 Sweet Rose Treats
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Empress of the Garden: 7 Sweet Rose Treats
Roses have been revered through the ages not just for their showy, complex blooms but also their health and nutritional benefits. Today you can find a plethora of rose treats to consume or slather on your gorgeous bod. About 2,000 years ago roses Greek scholar Pliny declared that roses could cure...
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