Entries Tagged as 'Vancouver'

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The Style Set | Sonia Beeksma

There is an art to dressing for television. An outfit that looks incredible in real life — like say, beautiful billowy things or unconventional silhouettes — can look just plain odd when translated through the funhouse mirror that is your TV screen. Which means dressing for work is a challenge when your office is a television studio. […]

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

Wear It Well | When It Rains

When Kate Middleton (or whatever you want to call her) was in town, the forecast called for rain during a good portion of the royal tour. Welcome to the Wet Coast, Cambridges! I would argue dressing well for the rain — like, true West Coast rain — is harder than dressing for any other type of weather. […]

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Design | Modern Architecture Home Tour

I love my house. I’ve put a lot of love and (hired) labour into it over the years. But there’s a part of me that wants to tear it all down and build the kind of home you’d find featured in Dwell. Or, say, the Vancouver Modern Architecture and Design Society. Their fourth-annual tour takes place this […]

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Style | Back to high school!

I loved school. I miss school. Everything about it — the new supplies, the locker decorations, the slurpees I used to get on my walk home; I look back on all of it so fondly. Then there’s the new wardrobe. I don’t remember any of my first-day-back looks, but I distinctly remember a silver headband I wore for […]

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Style | Fall’s new details

This fall feels prettier than most. At least in terms of the clothes. The fabrics are luxe, the colour palettes are rich, the details are extra detail-y. It all makes for a lovely season, sartorially speaking. In my latest Global Television segment, I share three of the biggest trends you’ll find in stores, featuring looks […]

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Style | Trends that travel

I have a confession to make: I am by no means a sleek packer. I take the biggest suitcase I’m allowed and I stuff it with everything I could possibly need. So as my doctor once told me: do as I say, not as I do. For my latest style segment on Global Television I talked […]

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Diary | Roaming the Streets with Surreal Theatre

The last show I saw in a theatre was Raffi (ha!). It had been a while since I’d been to the theatre theatre. Until last night, when I went to the theatre, it just wasn’t, you know…in a theatre. Surreal Theatre is set in the streets of Gastown, a favourite neighbourhood among Vancouverites and tourists alike. Although the […]

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Style | Cool workwear for hot summer days

Getting dressed on hot summer days is all fun and games until it comes to the work week. It’s hot during your commute and scorching on the patio after hours, but it’s freezing cold when you’re sitting under the AC vent in your office. This morning I brought three looks from Michael Kors, Banana Republic and […]

Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Style | When it’s hot outside but freezing inside

I remember being taught that when heading out to the mountains, you should bring clothes for every weather possibility because you never know what you might encounter. Turns out the same rules apply when it comes to summer workwear (just with less fleece and Gore-Tex) — when it’s scorching hot outside, it can very well be freezing in […]

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Talking about | Back in the saddle

A collaboration with Canadian Tire. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a bike. Years, in fact. Almost five of them to be exact. And I’ve missed it. Because Canadian Tire and I go way back, they sent me a bike (thanks, team!) from their brand new WOW Guide, which you can check out here. Or, if […]