Author Archives: Laura

The many faces of Mendenhall

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Cars in the Hood

This past weekend the family and I hit the streets to check out some cool cars and custom rims as the annual Downtown Port Coquitlam Car Show came to town. This summer sizzling event has become a tradition for our … Continue reading

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Grouse Mountain: Let’s go for a Ride!

I volunteered to be a driver for my son’s 2nd grade field trip last week to the North Shore for a gondola ride up to the top of Grouse Mountain. It was a beautiful day to be up at the … Continue reading

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On the Banks of Heron Lake

VanDusen Botanical Gardens in Vancouver is more than just an ordinary garden. It’s an oasis in the middle of the city. A place where life slows down a little. To be enjoyed at a more reasonable pace. On a recent … Continue reading

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The 2015 Port Coquitlam May Day Parade: Everything is Awesome!

The May Day parade in Port Coquitlam is a family tradition. While most years we walk in the parade, this year my kids opted to sit curbside. Better to collect candy they tell me. With all the sights and sounds … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

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Tulips of the Valley: A Garden Getaway

Tulip Fields are where Gardeners Go to Breathe Packed full of wonder and amazement, as if a rainbow stopped to lay down and take a rest. And why wouldn’t one? Look around the landscape of any tulip farm and the … Continue reading

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Just a Little Reminder

With one month to go until spring we’ve already started planning this summers garden. Seeds have been cluttering my desk for weeks, begging to get started. Well today’s the day! I’ve been pulling muffin trays and assorted plastic containers out … Continue reading

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Winter Photo Sessions: High Heels & Sunshine

  I┬áhad the opportunity to work with a gorgeous, bright and energetic friend recently on a collection of photographs for her portfolio. Weather in the Lower Mainland can be a little hit or miss in the winter, but undaunted by … Continue reading

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All the Bling Bling of the Season

I’ve been taking down my Christmas lights this week. While I like to make the house sparkle through Christmas, there’s something quite wonderful about this late winter clean up. Subtle changes are evident in the garden as I strip away … Continue reading

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