Events, Radio, Television, Video

Summer ’16 wrap & news…

It’s a good thing I put the disclaimer in my last post that I don’t update the blog very often, because how has it been 3 months since I wrote? ¬†Lol it just takes 1/4 of a year for me to get back on here… time flies!

That said, I always feel like Diner en Blanc is the best way to wrap the summer! This year was outstanding – 6000 people! It’s no surprise though, The Social Concierge‘s expertise is creating an enchanting experience and events.

My favourite part is when all the sparklers come out to light up the Vancouver night sky.

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FASCINATOR Entitled Hats Canada | DRESS Aritzia Wilfred Free | SHOWS Le Chateau Photo By: Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling

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EARRINGS Leah Alexandra Moonstone Sunny Earjackets | CHOKER an old Aldo headband! Photo By: Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling

As I said, this summer has flown – and what a blast it has been because after all these years, hard work, sweat and tears – I can finally share I’m a News Anchor at CKNW!

I joined the respected news team about 3 months ago, and for the first time in my life, I can actually say I’m exactly where I want to be.

When I am in the newsroom, I get butterflies every single time¬†and there is nothing else I think about except the stories and the moment I’m in.

I’ll never forget my first shift; I was terrified. My entire body was shaking and I would repeatedly say to myself “the scariest moment is before you begin.”

Completely exhilarating. I truly feel so blessed and lucky to have what I have, and do what I love for a living. And the exciting part is, this is just the beginning!

My goal is to hook my generation back to mainstream news and media, thrilled to do that with you!

More radio news… I am still with AM730 Traffic too! ¬†And in case you missed the last #SWSTV I did with CFOX’s Adam Baldwin from The Jeff O’Neil Show… look no furtherūüėČ

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Teamed up with Vancouver’s fashion district, Robson Street, for Spring/Summer fashion tips… (you rocked it, Teri!)

And with my fitness guru – Owner and instructor of Oxygen Yoga and Fitness Yaletown Kate Marshall, focussing on running.

One more note…

 

FASCINATOR Entitled Hats Canada | DRESS Aritzia | SHOES Le Chateau

Picture By: Roberto Sousa FASCINATOR Entitled Hats Canada | DRESS Aritzia | SHOES Le Chateau

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Picture By: Meagan Faye

Besides hiking, beachin’ and enjoying patios with the girls – The Deighton Cup and Diner en Blanc are my 2 favourite summer events!

Hope all of you are enjoying yours too!

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Until next time!

MMXO

 

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Feature, Fitness, Interviews, Radio, Television, Uncategorized, Video

Up to speed…

I’m back again! …Again! ¬†The past several months have flown and it’s exciting to see what’s changed, and what’s to come.

Before I update you on what I’ve been up to, I will note that¬†I don’t consider myself a blogger (power to you ladies and gents who rock theirs on the daily!), so I don’t know how consistent I will be updating the site moving forward, but I will be as much as time allows.

When I used to blog (a LONG time ago) it was very inconsistent, mostly because I never felt fully fulfilled with the content I wrote about – don’t get me wrong, it was fun, but I wanted to write about more – just didn’t know what.

Now I found my niche.

I love sharing my work, discussing relevant news and sharing my passions/hobbies Рand talking about what the Best Coast Vancouver has to offer.

You’ll see what I mean as time goes on – lets get to the now.

I’m so happy to share that I am part of the Corus Entertainment family with AM730¬†as a Traffic Anchor (follow on Twitter @AM730Traffic). ¬†I can’t even put in words how rewarding it is to work with my awesome team and to be reporting here in Vancouver.
I am extremely fortunate to be in the same building to work alongside the talented reporters/announcers at CKNW, CFOX and Rock 101.

Then this happened – Guest Co-Hosting #SWSTV with my buddy Adam Baldwin (@fatandbrown) from the¬†The Jeff O’Neil Show!

You guys need to watch these videos – HILARious and Adam drops them every Friday with Silly, Weird, Strange, Trending, Viral stories! For more – go to The Jeff O’Neil Show’s page¬†(@JeffONeilShow).

Here is a couple videos we shot:

The new pizza app for your smartphone:

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Working for Netflix as an Instagrammer:

In September I joined the City Lights roster at Novus TV¬†(@NovusNow) where I mostly produce/report fitness, nutrition and a little bit of entertainment. The very talented team is an absolute pleasure to work with; they’re open to ideas and creating eccentric¬†content.

Here are a few of my favourite segments, and of course for more, go to Novus TV’s YouTube channel.

Novus TV goes to Vega Headquarters to learn all about making the perfect smoothie:

Keeping our fitness on ‘track’ with Eastwood Cycle:

Turning up the heat at Oxygen Yoga & Fitness Yaletown:

In a couple weeks I will be sharing some more exciting ‘news,’ so stay tuned!

MMXO

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Radio, Vancouver

Talking Tinder on CKNW’s The Lynda Steele Show

Dating in Vancouver is terrible. So often I hear, from both girl friends and my close guy friends, that nobody gets approached anymore, or that it’s hard to have a conversation because at times people can be a bit stand offish.

After hearing comments like that, do you think that online dating would make the situation any easier? Well, Randa and I sat down with CKNW’s Lynda Steele to talk about Tinder and the online dating world. Click the soundcloud below to have a listen!

Myself, Randa and Lynda talking Tinder at CKNW! Photo Credit Chad Varhaug

Myself, Randa and Lynda talking Tinder at CKNW! Photo Credit Chad Varhaug

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Feature, Fitness, Interviews, Lifestyle, Vancouver, Yaletown

A new way to sweat in Yaletown

I’m not going to lie, I felt so cliche while I was walking to my Oxygen Yoga class! Blonde girl walking to a yoga studio, with a yoga mat, black leggings, hair in a top knot, Lululemon bag and a green drink in hand. I feel like if I threw the Valencia filter on myself, it would of completed my look!

Days are shorter and that cold crisp feeling is back in the air, but when I walked into Oxygen Yoga and Fitness studio – it felt like summer again! Owner Kate Marshall, this blue-eyed bombshell, welcomed me with a big hello and I immediately felt pumped for a work out!

I couldn’t help but note how¬†the studio was so trendy with funky lights and high ceilings, which made sense after Kate told me Janelle Langevin of Elle Creative Inc. designed the studio.

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“We coupled with a contractor, Eco-Construction, who also builds Kit & Ace stores for them, so it was a really good synergy working for them… and we did try to go with a lot of really natural elements, so natural cork floor, all of our benches and majority of our counter tops are Douglas Fir live edge from Nelson, B.C.”

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Growing up on the island, Kate was constantly involved with competitive sports (full contact football and rugby) playing on national teams in the U.S. and Cayman Islands.

“I always did yoga to compliment all the craziness that¬†was going on with my body. So whether it was concussions or tears or sprains, yoga was always something that I went to to make myself feel better. It always made me feel super rad!”

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Vancouver has almost as many yoga studios as it does Starbucks, including Y Yoga, Westcoast Hot Yoga and Chopra Yoga. Why Yaletown Рlocation of all locations? Kate smiles and tells me that she loves the city and wants to be in the mix, to build a name for her passion project, in arguably the hardest market to open a yoga studio.

“I don’t want a walk in the park! I know that sounds weird, but something that’s a walk in the park is boring.”

With big players in the ring, Kate explains to me that she doesn’t look at them as competition, she is focussed on making her studio unique by offering a variety of classes; from relaxing hot yoga to butt-kicking fitness with cardio and weights.

The studio is fully equipped with 31 spa grade infrared panels. Kate explained these panels are what you would find at an infrared spa or in the same environment that a physiotherapist would prescribe for an injury.

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“Your traditional hot yoga room heats the air around you. You start sweating to cool down. That’s really how being in a hot studio, or a hot area¬†works. The infrared, what it actually does, it’s actually centrally heating your muscles. So it heats an inch and a half to two inches into your skin, gets your muscles working and that’s what you actually feel that heats you up.”

Kate explained there are more benefits for the body from infrared heating:

-Skin Detoxification
-Promotes Immune System
-Overall Health

Flashing a smile, Kate tells me I’ll feel it during the Fast & Furious Fusion class I signed up for.

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I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was told this particular class is a combination of yoga, pilates and fitness. I knew I was going to feel it after the long weekend!

When I walked into the studio, I told my reflection in the big mirrors staring back at me – lets do this!

It wasn’t until I set up my mat that I began to feel the warmth in my body, unlike other studios I’ve been to where you feel the heavy humidity in the air.

There is Kate getting ready with a headset and house music playing loud – I don’t think we’re in just any regular yoga class, Toto.

My butt got handed to me! Kate kept me going with upbeat energy, good music and constant body movement. You name it, we did it. Anaerobic moves from weighted squat jumps to pulsing yoga moves.

At the end of the night I felt badass and ready to take on the night, farthest from a calm yogi.

Oxygen Yoga and Fitness is having their Grand Opening this Saturday, September 12th from 10am – 4pm. I highly recommend checking it out!

You can follow Oxygen Yoga and Fitness online:

http://www.facebook.com/oxygenyaletown
@OxygenYaletown

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@OxygenYaletown

MMXO

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Events, Fashion, PHOTO DIARY

Diner en Blanc & Summer ’15 Wrap

Thousands gathered at Canada Place for the event of the summer – Diner en Blanc.

The parisian event is not just a party, it truly is an experience that makes you feel above the clouds. A sea of white, sunset, the west coast backdrop of the city and ocean, and guests toasting with glasses of champagne while surrounded by beautiful decor.

The Social Concierge takes you for a trip in your own city by producing these incredible events that make memories you will reflect on for a lifetime.

Here are a few pictures from my experience, including my outfit details.

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OUTFIT DETAILS ROMPER Thea Playsuit from Maccs | SHOES Le Chateau | HEADPIECE Claire’s

Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

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Instagram Selfie! Follow @MsMichelleMorton @B_Solterbeck

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A few snaps from my Iphone 6

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What’s so funny? Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

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Bianca and I captured by The Glass Eye for http://www.VancityBuzz.com Check them out for more incredible shots of the evening!

Summer Recap

In the blink of an eye days are becoming shorter and colours are beginning to change ever so slightly. How did time fly by so fast?

I was lucky to enjoy beautiful hikes, laid back times on the patio and incredible events the last few months.

Here are some of my favourite moments from the summer captured on my Iphone 6, some I shared online and some snaps not yet posted.

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At Glowbal’s grand opening! You can see more pictures online by following #SuperGlowbal. Vancouver’s new hot spot.

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At Glowbal’s Grand Opening! Photo Cred: Randa Salloum

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TOP Randa Salloum, Izabela Domachowski & I | BOTTOM Meagan Faye & I

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The Deighton Cup at Hastings Racecourse. Another one of my favourite summer events!

My Deighton Cup ensemble! FASCINATOR Entitled Hats & Fascinators | TOP BCBG | SKIRT Wilfred | SHOES H&M

My Deighton Cup ensemble!
FASCINATOR Entitled Hats & Fascinators | TOP BCBG | SKIRT Wilfred | SHOES H&M

Kisses for my B! @Digidarlings

Kisses for my B! @Digidarlings

Christie Lohr & I captured by Rhianna Schmunk for The Huffington Post

Christie Lohr & I captured by Rhianna Schmunk for The Huffington Post

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Good times with good people.

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A closer look at my fascinator from Entitled Hats & Fascinators. Thank you, Benita!

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One of my happy places - running the Lions Gate Bridge

One of my happy places – running the Lions Gate Bridge

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Obsessed with the Nike App – I use it for every run. Great way to track your goals.

We have been on a roll with our hikes, runs & hydration!

We have been on a roll with our hikes and runs. Hydration is key.

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With my most inspiring friend. Lynda Steele & !. Tune your airwaves to CKNW 980 to listen to The Lynda Steele Show launching next week!

With my most inspiring friend. Lynda Steele & I. Tune your airwaves to CKNW 980 to listen to The Lynda Steele Show launching next week!

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The Grey Goose Summer Soiree.

Meet the dapper Sims. We planned our outfits in advance. Obviously.

Meet the dapper Sims. We planned our outfits in advance. Obviously.

Family Portrait.

Family Portrait.

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Nicolle Hodges, Blanca Blandon & I.

Sonia Sidhu & I.

Sonia Sidhu & I.

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That mansion though…

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#NOBS With Spin Society Rock Star Bridgette.

#NOBS With Spin Society Rock Star Bridgette Clare. 6am start people.

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The Nike No Maybes Tournament. Growing up with soccer – this was a no brainer! I’m in – Thanks to our Team Captain Nicolle Hodges for leading Buzz United!

Welcome to the Nike Underground.

Welcome to the Nike Underground.

Team Buzz United!

Team Buzz United selfie! @BeeBlancs

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The Petite Puf Spin into Spring launch party!

#SpinIntoSpring party by Petite Puf with these lovelies.

#SpinIntoSpring party by Petite Puf with these lovelies.

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Style Nine to Five turned 5!!! HUGE congratulations Founder Christie Lohr! Proof that taking risks to pursue your passion pays off with commitment, hard work and authenticity. The celebration was held at Leah Alexandra’s beautiful Gastown studio.

Christie & I.

Christie & I.

Even Leah's studio floors are beautiful.

Even Leah’s studio floors are beautiful.

Obviously I need to play with these.

Obviously I need to play with these.

Top 2 Photo Creds: Nicolle Hodges.

Photobooth fun with Randa! Top 2 Photo Creds: Nicolle Hodges.

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Until my next post – Keep smiling XO

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Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

Don’t forget to stay connected on social media – I am now on Snapchat MsMichelleM.

MMXO

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FOOD, Interviews, Lifestyle, Video

Feature | The Juicery Co.

The Juicery Co. opened their 4th location in Kitsilano since launching in February 2014 and I had the opportunity to learn about their driving force that inspires them everyday.

Big thank you to Christina Prevost and Alex Troll for sharing your story!

Co-Founder Christina Prevost, myself & Co-Founder Alex Troll

Co-Founder Christina Prevost, myself & Co-Founder Alex Troll

Photo By Christina Prevost

Photo By Christina Prevost

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