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 further 😉

NOVUS TV

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

Picture By: Charles Zuckermann

Picture By: Charles Zuckermann

Picture By: Meagan Faye

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!

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 – and 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:

annnnnnd…

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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Interviews, Lifestyle, Radio

For The Record: Dining & food trends with Erin Ireland

Hola!

Spring is back and I am loving every moment! Hiking, running the seawall and, of course, hitting the patio with my girlfriends.

I had the opportunity to chat with Food Reporter Erin Ireland on Evolution 107.9’s For The Record and she gave me the scoop on exciting new restaurants and food trends to watch for this season.

If you missed it, you can listen here!

For more information on dining events throughout the mainland, food trends, restaurants and more delish news- check out Erin’s website To Do For! Or you can find her on Twitter @ErinIreland.

Enjoy!

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Interviews, Radio

Interview with singer/songwriter Jann Arden: The Arden Collar & Bracelet Indiegogo Campaign

Canadian singer/songwriter and author Jann Arden wrote a new tune by launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Arden Collar and bracelet.

This collar is used as a tracking device for your pet, however, can also be used for loved ones that suffer from dementia or alzheimers disease.

Listen to my radio interview here where we talk about the campaign and what other projects Arden has in the works!

I grew up listening to Jann Arden and her personality and energy is just as captivating as her music!

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