25 Feb

Spa Diaries – Winter 2015/2016

February 25, 2016

Babymooners, Snow Spa and a Wealth of Wellness My latest Spa Diaries column in Homefront Magazine: Babymoon ideas from the fantastic Glorietta Bay Inn in Coronado, California and the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mandara Spa’s new “snow spa” aboard the Norwegian Escape cruise ship. And a wealth of wellness, highlighting the innovative and extensive wellness programming available […]

25 Aug

The luxury of Iceland’s Blue Lagoon

August 25, 2015

The famed Blue Lagoon has been on my list of places to visit for quite some time. Last year, after competing in a half marathon in Copenhagen, I decided it was time to take a quick side trip to Reykjavik. Check out my story below, originally published on Examiner.com. For years, Iceland was absent from […]

02 May

Spa review – Rock Spa at Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs

May 2, 2015

Check out my review of Rock Spa in Palm Springs  Healthy Living + Travel   Rocking out at the Rock Spa, Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs

13 Feb

Looking for love this Valentine’s Day?

February 13, 2015

Valentine’s Day advice from Dr. Lizette Lourens I love working with my clients, including the ever fabulous Dr. Lizette Lourens in Calgary, Alberta. Click here to check out the article I prepared for Healthy Living + Travel featuring her advice to add a little passion to your Valentine’s Day.  And here are her Top 10 Tips […]

02 Jan

Well played, 2015. Well played.

January 2, 2015

January 1st is always filled with such promise. Ah, the start of a new year. Each year on this day I spend a little time mapping out my objectives and strategies for the upcoming year. I prefer not to call them resolutions as those often seem doomed to fail. I write down things I want […]

15 Jun

Spa diaries – Homefront Magazine Summer 2014

June 15, 2014

My date with Marilyn, tee-d off & better than the tooth fairy

16 Aug

Turning 50

August 16, 2013

Yes, I turned 50 this year.  While those may seem daunting digits, I decided to challenge myself to write 50 random things I’ve learned in my 50 years. Here they are: Cherish your parents. They’re the ones who will love you – even those times when you’re rather unlovable. Spend time with your parents and […]

01 Jan

Spa diaries – Homefront Magazine Winter 2012/2013

January 1, 2013

Bagelhead & Bamboo-zled

29 Feb

1972 series hockey

Where were you in ’72?

February 29, 2012

The universe has an odd sense of humour. I have never had much interest in hockey. Yet I find myself married to a ‘hockey guy’. My sweet husband has worked his entire career in the hockey world. Thankfully he is unfazed by my lack of knowledge or interest in the game. You’re a good man, […]

04 Feb

Russian gym

Tales from the Russian gym

February 4, 2012

I recently had lunch with two friends, Ann & Camille, at The Sad (translation: “The Garden”) – a restaurant in our Moscow neighbourhood which features a beautiful tropical interior, complete with birds flying overhead. While enjoying our meals, we began sharing stories of our escapades and observations while working out at our gyms here in Russia. The […]

28 Jan

Ringing in the New Year

January 28, 2011

After spending December 25 & 26 at home in Moscow watching a marathon of “Lost” with no turkey dinner in sight, I decided Christmas was okay without all the decorations and parties to which we’ve become accustomed. In fact, I rather enjoyed the quiet, relaxed pace. Then on December 29 we headed to Domodedovo airport […]