Blonde Refresh – With Christine Leblanc

Photography by Meghan Bustard I call her “The Wizard”! Just over a year ago I met Christine Leblanc. After creeping her work on Instagram, I fell in love with the way she orchastrates the use of colour and sees every cut as an opportunity to work the magic of her scissors. I started seeing Christine […]

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A Visual Re-Cap

When I started working with IRIS 2 years ago, I honestly thought the relationship would go as far as finding glasses that fit my face well and supporting a local company. But when I decided to do this re-cap post I realized this relationship became so much more then just learning about how to buy […]

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Spring Styles & Trends

It seems crazy that we are already talking spring fashion, but secretly I’m excited. Warmer months and a slight decrease in Vancouver’s rain is something this sun-lover is definitely not sad about. Spring is also one of our favourite seasons to take some time off and head to California for a break from work to […]

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Materials With Meaning

  A couple months back I met with Joy from Raha Roho about creating some pieces for our home that would become staples for us, travel with us, and add comfort to new spaces if life had us transitioning into a new rental property (it’s been 3 in 3 years, just in case you’re counting;). […]

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Healthier Sleep Habits & Stress Management W/PMR

As a trainer, one of the most important, and often most overlooked ways to help a clientimprove their health, fitness performance, and reduce injury, is sleep. Yes, you read thatcorrectly. S-L-E-E-P!Sleep is a key factor for our overall health, especially when it comes to healing, muscle recoveryand the production of healthy hormones to keep us […]

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How Athletes can Protect the Environment Using the Leave No Trace Seven Principles© + Bonus Tips

Trash-littered trails, sunscreen oiled water, and critters hopped up on junk food. These are just a few things that can happen when athletes don’t protect the environment by practicing The Leave No Trace Seven Principles©. Whether you’re training to build bigger glutes or increase running stamina, it’s up to you to protect the environment. This […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking for Beginners

Mountain biking is breathing in the smell of a quiet forest. It’s the tough love of navigating your front wheel over roots and rocks up a steep climb. Mountain biking is the failure to wipe the grin off your face as you fly down a trail. Are you interested yet? Great. Because this is Mountain […]

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Treat Common Trail Running Injuries: From Metatarsalgia to Frostbite

Are you ready to break out of your comfort zone and give trail running a try? Or perhaps you’ve already been bitten by the off-road running bug and had to deal with some of the common hazards of wilderness running.  Running on different surfaces can add great variety to your routine, but it also has […]

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BENEFITS OF HIKING • REDUCE STRESS AND LOSE WEIGHT

The list of reasons to get into hiking is infinite. Let’s start with the basics. Hiking, whether up tall peaks, down steep canyons, or forest bathing along a quiet, mossy path through the woods, is an inexpensive and widely accessible way to get into shape. You can choose the route, pace, and duration according to […]

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Ab Workouts are a Waste of Time. Core Muscle Exercises are Better for Your Overall Health.

Core muscles are better than just abs. Why? Your core is one of the most important muscle groups in your entire body. Strong core muscles make everyday movements easier. Even though core muscles are so important, many people don’t know what they are. Worse, people think flat stomachs and chiseled abs are indicators of a […]

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