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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The Quest for Mom Jeans: Top Tips from a Denim Expert
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Subtitle: How to find jeans that make you feel like Cindy Crawford and not Pat from SNL These days shopping for jeans as a mom in her late 30s is almost as torturous as bikini shopping as an insecure 18 year old. I used to own tonnes of jeans, I loved jeans. I wore denimRead more The post The Que...
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2017 Travel Thanks: Five Beautiful British Columbia Trips
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This time of year begins the North American tradition of giving thanks. In Canada we give thanks during Canadian thanksgiving in October, in the USA Thanksgiving takes place in November. Canadian Thanksgiving which usually means road tripping to family, wearing our cutest (but stretchiest) outfit...
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Anthology ~ September edition ~ Getting Healthy
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Micah. H And just like that summer slipped through our fingers. No. Wait. It’s still here. Oh nevermind, it’s not. Welcome to the frenetic September weather on Haida Gwaii where there’s a little summer, a little fall and a heck of a lot of rain. Sometimes. Regardless, life is st...
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More Garden TLC: How to green up & add some privacy to your yard
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Most people would agree that creating an element of privacy in their gardens is both a smart and aesthetically sound move. The issue is that many homeowners don’t have a clue where to start. Of course, the issue is often worse for individuals who live in built-up areas where there are a lot of ne...
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Flavour Trip: Salal the unsung hero of B.C.’s coastal berries
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Hiking through most coastal forests in British Columbia, you’re likely to encounter thick, leafy salal bushes or Gaultheria Shallon. In the spring delicate bell-like flowers, white or baby pink in colour, hang in linear herd of five to fifteen. In early summer, the blooms transform into ber...
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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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