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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014


Father’s Day is coming up next month!

Which means it’s time to go shopping for Dad. I’ve compiled a list of fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas from around the web:

For the Meat Fanatic – This Jerky Sampler Box ($42) from Krave Jerky features artisanal turkey, pork and beef jerky of their best-selling flavours. A great source of protein and perfect for Dad’s road trips, camping and game day. The meat is hand-sliced, marinated for 48 hours with no nitrates, MSG or corn syrup.



For the Coffee Addict – Update Dad’s coffee tools by treating him to a new Bodum French Press, a Burr Grinder for proper fresh-ground coffee and a Chemex for homemade pour-over coffee. Add a bag of his favourite beans and a subscription to his favourite magazine or newspaper. (more…)

Saying Goodbye to Our First Home in LA


By: Lisa Ng

Well, it’s been 11 months since Paul and I moved from Toronto to Los Angeles and we’re sad to be saying goodbye to our first home in Los Angeles. After giving it a lot of thought, we decided to move to a new townhouse with a bit more outdoor space and a more zen view.

We currently live in an alleyway with a view of a parking lot on one side and an apartment building on the other. We felt a little closed in, but we LOVED the inside of our current place. However, being at home all day with no outdoor space, nature or trees was beginning to get to me and I started to feel a bit clausterphobic with a sprinkle of cabin fever mixed in there. So the search for a new home was launched, but still on the Westside of LA of course. Moving all the way from Canada, my priority was to be near the ocean!


So I’m spending all of this week packing up and we will be moving towards the ocean to our new place in LA. Since Paul and I both work from home, we decided to invest a bit more into where we work and opted for a view of the marina and to be on the water in our new home.

The biggest selling point? The huge front patio that we will hopefully outfit with some comfortable patio furniture and a BBQ. My dream is to work outside all day if possible! (more…)