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Open Up And Om – #22 – Shay Bachelet. Sit In The Shit.
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Open Up And Om – #22 – Shay Bachelet. Sit In The Shit.
I still remember the first time I met Shay. She had introduced her self to me at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival and we started talking about capturing the beauty of our community through Instagram. As we left our conversation, I was inspired to figure out more about Shay and what made her so en...
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OEB Breakfast Co. – Calgary, Alberta
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OEB Breakfast Co. – Calgary, Alberta
I’m not the biggest breakfast fan, but when I do go out, I love doing it right.  OEB Breakfast Co. in Calgary is my go-to spot when I’m down there, and again this morning, it did not disappoint. The best news of all…they are opening a location in Edmonton. They will be moving in...
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Open Up And Om – #21 – Aga Wajda-Plytta. The Ashwagandha Scramble.
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Open Up And Om – #21 – Aga Wajda-Plytta. The Ashwagandha Scramble.
Maybe it’s just the people I follow, but in the last year I’ve noticed a buzz about this local product of botanical powders on Instagram. It’s called Herbologie  and they are locally crafted botanical blends for life, inspired by the outdoors. During a recent event at the lulule...
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Grainworks
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Grainworks
With my regular wheat delivery no longer in check, I needed to find somewhere new to source my wheat berries. There are a handful of options, but the cost per lb is (in my opinion) ridiculous. So I was excited to stumble onto Grainworks, which is located in Southern Alberta. Process was easy enou...
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Open Up And Om – #20 – Caren Hui. Sunshine and Coffee.
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Open Up And Om – #20 – Caren Hui. Sunshine and Coffee.
Caren is one of those people in the community that I’ve followed for a long time, but rarely ever find the time or opportunity to talk to. So it’s with a great deal of happiness that we were finally able to organize a podcast date to catch up. There is something inherently special abo...
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Open Up And Om – #19 – Kathleen Ritchie. The Perfect Mullet.
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Open Up And Om – #19 – Kathleen Ritchie. The Perfect Mullet.
I bugged Kathleen the other day that it will be nice to actually meet when we sit down to talk. You see, we have crossed paths before, but it has always been at a pretty high level. The joy in these podcasts is that I (we) get to sit down and enjoy the story of … Continue reading →
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Open Up And Om – #18 – Carly Morrison. Interrupt The Flow.
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Unless you know Carly, you likely don’t know Carly. She’s an inspiring soul with a passion to make you sweat as you journey into power. She’s a Baptiste trained yogi who leads a strong practice that never fails to make my day that even better than when I walked in. Carly’s...
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Little Serow – Washington, DC
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Little Serow – Washington, DC
The internet describes Little Serow as “Intimate & dark, this cavelike spot serves an innovative set menu of Northern-Thailand specialties.” Sounds pretty enticing doesn’t it!   Little Serow describes themselves as a restaurant serving a set, family-style dinner of ...
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Pigeonhole – Calgary, Alberta
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Had my first meal at Pigeonhole while in Calgary this past week. It was a lovely experience from start to finish, with attentive staff and delicious food. I’m starting to wonder if there is any thing more you can ask for these days. The one real gem for me was the bread. That red fife ̷...
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#17 – Des Iles & Ula Kaniuch; Hot Sauce Business.
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#17 – Des Iles & Ula Kaniuch; Hot Sauce Business.
After a few attempts to get Des on the podcast, things finally lined up when Ula agreed to come by and join her. Coming together through yoga and photography, Des and Ula have clearly become close friends (even if they are opposites in many ways). I’m beginning to think that the best way to...
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