Fun Places

Some of my favorite places to be on the web (when I’m not here, of course!). It’s fun to browse around while something has to sit in the oven or on the stove for a long time, so don’t forget to use a timer!

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  • ChangesThe online store for my workplace, Changes Clothing & Jewellery Bar. All of my fabulous outfits and accessories come from here, so if you like what you see, come and visit! Consign by appointment and make money with us, book a Diva Den stylist session, or shop for jewellery online! If you live in a beautiful, sunny place like Hawaii or Australia, my fabulous boss, Rhonda, just might hand deliver your order.
  • Colbert Nation – You know what they say about crazy pundits. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. And then beat ’em at being themselves! I am a huge Colbert Report fan. Stephen’s outrageous tomfoolery and blatant “ignorance” regularly leaves me laughing until I’m exhausted. What is food without laughter? Less of a choking hazard, I suppose. If you live in Canada, his episodes, as well as his Tek Jansen clips (and those of The Daily Show with John Stewart) can be watched at www.thecomedynetwork.ca .
  • Gourmet Warehouse – An amazing store for my fellow Vancouverites to check out. The GW is a reasonably priced cornucopia of kitchen tools, designer gadgets and innovative doodads, beautiful cookbooks, and top-quality ingredients and treats. The staff are pretty nice, and helpful to boot. When describing it to friends, I say that it’s like if Superstore and Ming Wo had a baby and put it on steroids.
  • String Magazine – One of Vancouver’s cutest online fashion zines, owned and operated by my great and talented friend Maria, contributed to by the sassy Leanne and myself. Check out our articles, interviews, blog posts, and creative photo shoots. You might even find me in one!
  • Post Secret – Yes, I too am addicted and check it late every Saturday night to see if the new cards are up!
  • Waiter Rant – Steve Dublanica’s not-so-anonymous-anymore blog has entertained me for years. I enjoy his snarky-yet-realistic take on working in the restaurant industry, as well as his poignant and more reflective entries.
  • Williams-Sonoma – My first visit to this store was in San Francisco because I didn’t know there was one ten minutes away from my house! It’s a good thing I ordered Blue Cross travel coverage because my eyes almost fell out of my head from looking at all of the gorgeous kitchen equipment. The prices are higher than what you would find at other places, but the quality is pretty much unbeatable, so this is where I would shop if I were famous.