mindful gift guide

It's that time of year again! But for me, this will be the strangest Christmas ever. I won't be going back to Vancouver for the holidays so I plan on spending Christmas night at the movies followed by wine at home. But that's not stopping me from holiday shopping and so for the third year I present the In A Sequoia Mindful Holiday Gift Guide! 

must visit vancouver gems

Before I left Vancouver, I made sure to visit all my favourite spots to take it all in. I acted like a tourist in my own city for two days before hopping on the plane. So I thought I would share with you the places I had to see within a 48-hour time period when in #Vancity. 

an ode to new west

Before I flew off, I had intended to write a really special and loving post to my New Westminster community. But packing craziness ensued and here I am, 100 hours into the T.O. life, and the blog has been quiet. So here is the quick version! 

farm fresh

This year, fall inspired me to return to the farmlands and go apple picking. I hadn't gone since kindergarten, but the idea struck me and I couldn't shake it.  I called up my friend, Caroline, to join me alongside baby D, her adorable two month old. Roughly two dozen apples later, and a little mud on our shoes, it was mission accomplished. 

so the lemons appeared

You may have noticed it's been almost a month since I last posted. Let's say the past four weeks have turned my world topsy-turvy. You know the saying 'when life gives you lemons'? Yeah, life pelted me with lemons. But I'm finally starting to make lemonade.