Travel

Dogs of Greece | #strayoftheday

May 8, 2016

There are 750 million street dogs worldwide, be it strays or village dogs, roaming around our cities and rural areas, though there is certainly a higher population in some spots versus others. As I rediscovered in my second and most recent trip to Greece, there were a number of dogs freely wandering around and so I decided to document – and meet – as many of the homeless pooches as I could along way. I featured a number of these…

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Travel

Aiding The People of Nowhere

March 13, 2016

As a Canadian, I feel very fortunate that every day I am able to experience life in a safe environment, free from war, from poverty, and from disaster. However, I have also felt very helpless knowing that millions of people around the world do not have the means to this kind of life. Helpless knowing that millions of Syrians have been displaced from their homes, fleeing all that they have known, in search of safety and a real chance at…

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Personal

LA Rescues: Kaila | Part I

March 10, 2016

The Story of Kaila | Part I Nothing tugs at my heartstrings more than a “Lost Dog” poster. While most posters of the sort that I come across are usually tacked to wooden power-lines or taped to cement lampposts, peeling and weather-worn, I am left to wonder if that dog is really still missing or if they’ve fortunately been found, posters forgotten about. Such was not the case recently though, as it seemed my social media feed was inundated with…

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Personal

LA Rescues: Joffre

October 9, 2015

No vacation in the west coast would be complete without a proper road trip through the mountains and so that’s what my friend and I set out to embark upon during my final few days in B.C. We created a general route for the following three days and set off from Squamish ready to take in the views. Only a couple of hours into our road trip winding through the Coast Mountain Circle, we stopped at Joffre Lakes Provincial Park…

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Lifestyle

Mountain Meadow Hiking with Kaoru

September 11, 2015

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring – it was peace. – Milan Kundera A couple of weeks ago, I finally took a much needed (and long overdue) adventure to British Columbia, Canada – for the very first time. I have been calling Toronto my home-base for a year and a half again now (since returning from living in Costa Rica) and have…

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Style

HOUND Collection

August 31, 2015

Ever since I stumbled upon HOUND Collection through a casual explore session of immediate follow-worthy Instagram accounts, I have been in love. The brand’s collection of seasonally-inspired pieces is fun, trendy, and will have heads turning, sometimes even with an accompanied “Awww,” from passersby (I’m not exaggerating; this has happened while Chiquita was wearing one of her HOUND scarves.) HOUND’s philosophy behind the creation of their products? “Enabling you to represent your dog the way you represent yourself.” Their current…

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Leisure

Flea Market Wandering

August 21, 2015

Looking for a fun leisurely outing for you and your pup before summer wraps up? We suggest checking out a local flea market. While normally dogs and fleas are not an ideal combo, don’t let the old-timey moniker for this type of bazaar chase you away!Β An outdoor location on a warm sunny day with space to roam and meander through the vendors makes for a great day date with your dog. We recently spent an afternoon at the very dog-friendly…

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Lifestyle

On The Run [Series]

August 17, 2015

Running Series | Part I Chiquita loves to run. It has been instilled in her since our early days together living in Costa Rica. During our walks down the long stretches of sandy beaches, she’d often tear away from me, happy to lead the way, feet splashing where the waves rolled in and the look of a mad dog in her eyes. Whether at the beach, in the park, or exploring new trails, Chiquita is always braced to break away.…

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Travel

The Rich Coast

August 12, 2015

A collection of memories from Costa Rica. Because when you can’t travel physically, you may as well do it mentally.   From the day I knew we’d be sticking it out together forever.   The crash and roll of the breaking waves. The soft, sweet sound of the milky foam that follows, tickling ears while bobbing about in the sea, weightless. Thrown to the shore with each set and pulled right back in with the current. One of my favourite…

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Personal

That Fated Day

August 8, 2015

The Story of Chiquita | Part I She walked into my life that day and changed it forever… It seemed like any other regular day to me during that time in my life; an afternoon to be spent lazing about in the hot tropical sun on the beach in a small, surf town on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. As I took to the palm tree-lined pathway that provided access to my favourite beach spot, I soon discovered I…

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