Gluten-Free Curry Chicken Flatbread

As a foodie who also likes to get creative in her own kitchen, I post many photos of experiments in baking and cooking on my social media accounts. Recently, this curry chicken flatbread got tons of interest from followers, with friends asking me to share the recipe – I thought I’d post here on Things I’m Loving as well! This is a completely gluten-free dish packed with healthy greens…

Necessary Clothing and Buying Online

I am officially a fan of Necessary Clothing. Ask my friends and coworkers, and they’ll tell you I have been receiving many a package direct from Broadway, NYC.  My personal style rule is to invest in the long-term, classic staples, but when wanting to have a bit of fun with your wardrobe, I’m a supporter of scouring stores like H&M and Zara for great deals…

Sabatino’s Trattoria for Food with Thought

I recently reviewed Sabatino’s Trattoria & Bar in South Surrey for Food With Thought. Following is an excerpt – Visit foodwiththought.ca to read the full article. Happy dining! Hearty, flavourful Italian in a comfortable setting. Upon arriving for a relatively early dinner on a Friday evening, we were seated promptly on the lounge side of the restaurant at a table next to the bar. A few…

My Summer Essentials List

It’s hard to believe we’re nearly half way through summer! With the hot weather, my style goal is to achieve a casual, cool, comfortable look while still feeling fashionable. Maxi dresses, breathable fabrics, open-toed shoes and something to throw over your shoulders on cooler evenings or by the water. Beauty routines change too. With tanned skin, mineral powder replaces heavy foundations, and bronzers highlight for a sun-kissed look. For my…

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Melanie Mills

Melanie Mills is an Emmy Award-winning makeup artist and the creator of Gleam Body Radiance. Extremely talented and full of life, Melanie has been in the entertainment industry for over fifteen years, during which time she’s worked on productions such as The Office, That 70’s Show, and Dancing with the Stars. In fact, it was her work as head of the makeup department on…

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Jason Sarai

After just a few minutes of speaking with Jason Sarai, personal stylist, image consultant, and CEO of Style by Sarai, I suspect one always leaves an encounter with him feeling inspired. Personable, passionate, and totally engaged in our discussion, Jason seems to genuinely love every minute of being an entrepreneur. Jason started Style by Sarai in December of 2012, but according to his Mom,…

Food With Thought

As a food lover and new resident of Surrey, BC, I have shared a number of experiences discovering restaurants and community events here on Things I’m Loving. I love supporting local, unique businesses, and profiling those who are passionate about what they do. So, I am very excited to announce that I will be contributing to Food With Thought – a website celebrating the city of Surrey’s culinary culture and its status…

A man’s story

I was serenaded by a gentleman on my walk today Well, not really. This was my fourth or fifth time encountering the “singing man”. He strolls around the neighbourhood, singing loudly to himself (to the world?) as he walks. Whenever I hear him, my pace slows. A smile creeps across my lips, exposing me as a romantic. He has a beautiful, melodic voice. Really,…

Beyond the fields

It was a long weekend in my part of the world yesterday. Captured this moment on a drive home when I noticed how beautiful the reflection in the side mirror was. A blue sky with fluffy clouds interrupted by the industrial lines of engineering. The perfect song playing.

Saatchi Art Online

I wouldn’t have known where to look online for artwork until I came across Saatchi’s Art website over Pinterest. And now I can’t get enough of browsing the site. Would love to own a proper, original piece one day. Until then, looking at the website and buying a print here or there will have to do! Like my taste in music, apparently my taste in art is extremely…