Wildlife Wednesday – featuring foxes!

I have found a way to share the many, many images of wildlife that rarely make the blog. They will have a new home and a section of their own called Wildlife Wednesday.

For my first Wildlife Wednesday post I wanted to feature an animal near and dear to my heart – foxes. It’s been a really good summer for fox spotting. Here are a few beauties!

Red Fox, north of Regina, near Bethune, Saskatchewan

Red fox near Bethune

Technical details:
Camera 60D, Lens 75-300 mm set at 240 mm, ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/250 sec

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Golden hour on the prairies

I love it when you happen to be at the right place at the right time.

The right place today was on this gravel road running my dogs minutes from home. The right time was catching the golden lights of sunset. The result was this shot (unedited), the only one I took with my iphone4.

This is my favourite type of prairie scene – so simple yet so beautiful. Hope you enjoy it!


Dispelling the stigma of a home spa experience

Is there a stigma out there with visiting a home spa business? I am pretty sure most people are wary of home spas as one can really never know what they are going to get. But what if someone told you they had a really great experience at a home spa? Would you give it a try?

I am not really sure how home spa based businesses are perceived in the marketplace or if if they are even considered competition to trendy, state of the art spas. They may not be able to meet the complexity or variety of treatments high end spas offer, but are they worth a go for traditional treatments? I wanted to find out. Continue reading

Event site aims to make finding city events easy

I want to share a new event website with you that a local Reginan friend created and shared with me, www.canadalive.ca/.

Right now the site which points users to events happening in their cities is currently up and running for Regina, Saskatoon and Calgary, with Edmonton coming next week An anticipated launch to other major Canadian cities is slated for later this year.

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Holy frijoles, I pledge my lunch to thee

I have to admit I have severe taco envy. Saskatoon has at least three decent Mexican restaurants to choose from and Regina, well … has seen a lot come and go and as of now, we have two decent yet seasonal street food choices.

Enter in Salsa Fresca taco truck. Seeing as they must have esp – continually taunting me with their inviting tweets, I had to check it out. I was optimistic but at the same time skeptical. Could I really find a good taco?

As I walked up to the cute red trailer (not so much a truck) conveniently parked adjacent to Victoria Park, I became instantly and ravenously hungry. I love me a good taco. I was in luck. They specialize in – you guessed it, tacos! At $4.50 a pop I was hoping they it was at least worth it. I am happy to report it was.

I chose the frijoles – simple beans and cheese. Not only was it tasty, it tasted authentic, which for my Mexican obsessed palette, is an absolutely necessity.

The Salsa Fresca taco truck can be found in downtown Regina Monday, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays (11:30 – 1:30). Happy to see Regina’s downtown lunch choices are gaining in variety.

Give them a follow on Twitter @SalsaFrescaTaco, but more importantly, check it out, it left me wanting more.

A new queen for the Queen City

The climate in Regina is ripe for entrepreneurship these days. Start-ups are appearing in all shapes, forms and industries, and it seems as though it is just the right time for young entrepreneurs to be taking the risk on a new venture.

Enter local Reginan, Fallon Mazurkewich. Today Mazurkewich launched a website announcing her new store which will soon have a physical presence in Regina, and is to be located in the historic Warehouse District at #101 – 1118 Broad Street.

Taking advantage of her marketing background and creative abilities, Fallon, a familiar face to the arts and culture circles in Regina is debuting her passion for fashion and taking things to a new level. Her store, Queen V Fashion House will be carrying an eclectic mix of global brands including: One Teaspoon (Australia), Somedays Lovin (Australia), House of Harlow (United States), For Love & Lemons (United States), Juliette Has a Gun (France) and Club Manhattan (Holland) to name a few.

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Our little neighbourhood featured

Read all about it: http://www.leaderpost.com/Lakeridge/6666090/story.html#ixzz1vpgpT5wr

The Thursday supplement of QC which is found in our local Leader-Post newspaper ran a little feature on our neighbourhood. I think I may be a much stronger interviewer than interviewee, but none the less it was fun! Thanks @QCRegina!

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Feeling elated tonight

It’s a small and humble start, but a start none the less. My first national piece was just published in the February edition of Chateline magazine. I am so excited! The piece is on my city and the lovely and talented local actress, Amy Matysio. Also thrilled to have provided some great winter info on Regina that was featured in another article – great exposure for our fine city.