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BUSINESS ADVICE WITH WOODLOT'S SONIA CHHINJI

It takes a lot of guts to dedicate time and energy to start your own company, and I’m continually blown away when I see people doing just that. Meet Sonia Chhinji, who together with her partner Fouad, own and operate Woodlot, a line of clean burning, coconut wax candles. . . .READ MORE

KEIGHTY GALLAGER OF TIGHT CLUB

It's the crack of 11:30 on a breezy morning in North Vancouver as hip hop starts blaring out of the studio inside the Distrikt. I'm here for Tight Club, the class that Keighty Gallager teaches here, along with other stints at her coach house-turned studio in Strathcona. . . READ MORE

DUMPLINGS FOR BEGINNERS

It’s four-thirty on a Friday afternoon, as I shove my way off of a crowded bus and step into the cool, damp street in Vancouver’s charming and heavily fragrant Chinatown. I check the time, then scurry my way towards the Boss . . . READ MORE

A NEWBIE'S GUIDE TO THE BIG SMOKE

Self-run stationery babe and all-around rad woman Dani Kreeft transplanted herself from the West Coast to Toronto earlier this year, and took a moment to share five things about her new home city that she's become quite smitten with. . . READ MORE