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 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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Vancouver For the Weekend: A Ladies’ Sleepover Part 1
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Vancouver For the Weekend: A Ladies’ Sleepover Part 1
As a bonafide Extrovert on the Meyers Briggs spectrum, I level up by setting aside good times with my lady friends, often in places like Vancouver or Tofino or Palm Springs. One of the best ways to do this is to gather my girlfriends for a ladies’ sleepover. Recently I did just that over a ...
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Motivation Monday ~ Wise Words from MLK
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Motivation Monday ~ Wise Words from MLK
Not too much explaining needed here. I feel like my American friends and family need to remember these wise words today and for the next four years. Happy Martin Luther King Day my pals.  Love is better than hate, optimism beats pessimism. Hug your neighbours, don’t fear them please. Peace ...
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Weekend Anthology ~ January 2017
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Winter has firmly grasped her icy, damp hands on our home here on Haida Gwaii. To compliment the chilly days we’ve consumed a lot of hot chocolate, turmeric smoothies. I spend my nights cozying up by the fire catching up on Game of Thrones. Can anyone say girl power Aria, Sansa and Daenerys...
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Kelis’ cookbook as good as chocolate & chips + A Giveaway
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Kelis’ cookbook as good as chocolate & chips + A Giveaway
Transitions have been a way of life for my family in the last three years. Food has been a constant through our ups and downs, moves, new jobs, new parenthood adventures and new travels. So I wanted to introduce you to one of my new favourite cookbooks, by Kelis of ‘Milkshake’ fame. W...
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