West Coast, Best Coast

I first fell in love with the west in Jasper, Alberta when I called its Canadian Rockies home for the better part of a year.

I was working at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge and living in one of Canada’s longest log cabins in their staff accommodations where running into an elk was a valid excuse for being late to work. It was a fun, adventure-filled summer. It also remains the reason I can’t drink whisky sours.

Other than a quick working weekend in Calgary, last week was the first time I flew back west, only this time I made it a bit farther to beautiful British Columbia.

We arrived in Vancouver on an overcast Friday morning, grabbed our rental Jeep (which I fell in love with quickly) and slowly made our way North on the Sea To Sky highway, which is a stunning, eye-opening drive in itself. On one side, you have mountains shooting up at a steep incline, and to the other, you’ll spot tall islands peppering the turquoise water.

Before heading to our Airbnb in Whistler, we stopped in Squamish for some Copper Coil jambalaya lunch and celebratory local cider. What else can I say about Squamish other than I absolutely love it?! It reminds me of Jasper, but with an additional dose of variety (in shops and stores, neighbourhood flavours, amenities, and nature) and adventure (mountain biking, climbing, hiking, waterfalls, trails, kite surfing etc).

Not only is Squamish home to the granite monolith Stawamus Chief, but it’s the last Northern stop of Howe Sound, so it’s not uncommon to spot orcas or whales in the sound. Not only is the downtown filled with indie cafes, shops and rainbow cross-walks, but a quick bike ride North and you’ll find Brackendale (boasting North America’s most significant bald eagle population). Or if you head up the range East, you can window-shop million dollar modern Valleycliffe homes perched on the mountain.

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Come Live in My Home!

I bought my first house at 22 years old and have been living, renovating and caring for it since.

Every room has seen multiple updates, trees have been uprooted, the cost of a new roof and windows that once gave me a heart palpitations was offset by renting out the basement, gardens have been planned and planted, and almost every possible update you can make to better a home has been done, down to professional-grade appliances and solid wood baseboards and doors.

And now, five years later, I’m moving out and renting my home to you! Check out the listing below and email me with your interest.

Want the look but not interested in renting it? Shop my home!


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Home, Design + Fashion Amazon Prime Day Deals

Links + Likes: Dry Brushing, a Home Sweet Home Banner, Alphabet Sweater, Antiqued Spectacles, Embroidered Cushion + More

I WOULD BE HAPPY WEARING THIS ALPHABET SWEATSUIT FOR THE REST OF TIME.

Love this sweet, folk-inspired Home Sweet Home banner.

If you don’t dry brush your skin, you should consider it! I love this one.

Antiqued Spectacles. Just ’cause.

Paperweights, decoration, use it however you want, I’m digging this set of golden stones.

This embroidered linen cushion is so so pretty.

June Playlist

We’re halfway through June already (how!?), so feast your ears on 1 hour and 26 minutes of new music.

UMI, Leon Bridges, Tobi Lou, Satica, Broods, Fyfe, Damien Jurado, Maggie Rogers and more. Here’s a link to the Apple Music playlist or listen below on Spotify: