Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Today is my dear friend Melissa’s birthday. Mel is a constant inspiration, a smart, beautiful, fashionable, ambitious, creative, imaginative, funny, kind hearted, warm, loyal friend.

I used to look forward to catching up with her when I travelled to Saskatoon and when she’d come home to visit her family and friends in BC…but now that she lives here, I can’t imagine my Vancouver life (or my life in general) without her. In between shopping sprees, brunches, afternoon high tea and fab nights out with tasty eats and cocktails, we text, e-mail, Facebook message, tweet and comment on each other’s blogs sometimes multiple times a day. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am ridiculously lucky to call her my friend. And I truly, truly hope that this year brings more to her life than she could have imagined.

I can’t wait to pop some bubbly with you when I get back, Mel!

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A Tribute To The Knifefighter

Mark Regimbal.

Some time praying mantis.

Part time bully. Full time friend.

Always one to keep people guessing, Mark also has a serious knack for finding shocking material which he then uses to post frequent cringe-worthy entries on his blog. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Click that link at your own risk.

There’s a hell of a lot I could say about my friend Mark Regimbal, but I think it can really all be summed up in just three words:

He is rad.

Wishing you a very happy birthday today, Mark.