Mudderella Whistler 2015

I made a commitment to myself that 2015 was going to be my year of self-care. On this journey so far I’ve lost 30 pounds, engaged in an enlightening desire map workshop, and have rediscovered my entrepreneurial spark and have started a new business – and learnt a ton about myself along the way!

One thing I knew even before this journey is that I’ve never loved to exercise. Isn’t that horrible? But I’ve decided to change that – I’ve decided that I need to change my mindset and embrace the sweat. (Ew.) I preach to my kids about the importance of daily activity and getting outside, but I wasn’t getting it myself. I realized that I need to be more of a role model and actually DO the things I preach and get my kids involved.

How better to challenge myself than to do the Mudderella this year in Whistler, BC, with three of my most fabulous friends? How better to prove the importance of physical activity to my kids than engaging in something so off-the-wall and fun and MESSY like the Mudderella!? Being a role model is important to me – but the Mudderella itself looks INSANELY FUN. Check it out…

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Whistler Tea House

When I first walked past The Whistler Tea House, I had to stop and take a look. Large, open windows showcase the beautiful interiors – the mostly white room is accented by a stunning cherry blossom accent wall, warm wood floors, and rustic tables and stools all beckoned to me. Inside, it was even more lovely. The fragrance of different teas,  a stack of delicious cookies in beautiful glass jars, and a selection of tea cups to choose from.

The place is tea heaven. It’s one of those places that you might dub “adult only”, saving it for those moments without the kids – but seconds later the sound of hilarious laughter bubbled through the air and I was brought back to reality. The Whistler Tea House is more than child-friendly, it even hosts a weekly mom-and-kid tea time! View Post

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Fondue at the Fairmont in Whistler

The Cornucopia Food & Wine Festival came and went in a flurry of wine glasses, artisan cheeses, tapas-style plates, and indulgent desserts. Throughout the eleven delicious festivals days, the new workshop series at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler was the most buzz-worthy event, by far. I was lucky enough to get a coveted spot at The Art of Festival Fondues, one of my favourite and indulgent holiday feasts.

The ‘Lunch & Learn’ featured Chef de Cuisine, Kreg Graham, cooking up a wine-paired, three course menu. It was held at the luxuriously warm Grill Room at The Faimont Chateau Whistler. View Post

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Cornucopia Whistler is a celebration of food and wine, and it starts tomorrow, November 6th, 2014 through to November 16th, 2014. These 10 festival days include food and drink events, seminars, and dinner parties hosted by famous chefs at private estates in Whistler.

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The Cornucopia schedule is jam-packed with food, beer, and wine events. Some events I’m looking forward to include the Specialty Tequila Dinner at The Mexican Corner, the CRUSH Grand Gala Tasting at the Whistler Conference Centre, and the Poured event, featuring wines, beers and ciders from around the world.

You can purchase tickets to individual events on the official Cornucopia website, as well as find great accommodations packages to plan a couple of nights in Whistler. Enjoy fine food, delicious wines, and learn more about cooking at Cornucopia!

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Whistler Village Beer Festival 2014Whistler is a popular destination for travellers and tourists all year long, and while I adore the winter season (and all the snow! and all the skiing!), there’s something about summertime in Whistler that has my heart. It’s a gorgeous and pretty little village full of excitement and fun things to do, surrounded by sweeping mountain ranges.

How can you go wrong when there’s beer added to that equation?

The second annual Whistler Village Beer Festival took place last weekend, it was full of fun debuachery, craft brewing companies, foosball & frisbee, and even a roasted pig dinner!  View Post

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Red Bull Joyride Whistler

All great things must come to an end, and now that Crankworx Whistler has joined that category I want to look back at five days of amazing energy and excitement and share them with you!

Day Six brought with it a charged vibe in the air, furthered by the erratic weather that had low-visibility conditions and wet, muddy terrain added to the already difficult Fox Air DH race course. The riders raced down the A-Line trail, one of the world’s most infamous with 39 jumps and 30 berms, and a 1200+ meter vertical descent – the reputation is well-earned. View Post

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