Month: March 2016

Capilano Suspension Bridge

The beauty of British Columbia never ceases to amaze me! And now that it’s springtime, there are gorgeous flowers blooming everywhere! 🙂 Irek and I have been to The Capilano Suspension Bridge only once before, just this past winter with our friends from Australia. Unfortunately the day we went it poured rain, so we didn’t get the full experience. Therefore, we decided to venture back this week and check it out while the sun was shining. It did not disappoint. As you can see by the photos, the bridge is surrounded by lush forest and mountains. It’s so beautiful, and so refreshing to be close to nature. I hope everyone who is reading this is able to spend some quality time outside this week and be grateful for the beauty that surrounds us. Cheers and lots of love, Molly xx __________ “Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” – Terry Tempest Williams

Yoga with a View

It’s so lovely to have nice weather in BC again. Five months of straight up rain is a bit much! We’re expecting full sun and 20 degrees this week, which means lots of outdoor workouts for me. 🙂 I’ve been really into fitness and taking care of myself since I met my boyfriend almost 6 years ago. We workout together quite often and have done everything from crossfit, to body weight exercises, to weight training, to yoga. My focus over the last couple of years has been on my yoga practice, but I still do a ton of body weight exercises as well as cardio. I’m really looking forward to sharing some of my workout routines with you guys, and perhaps you’ll get inspired to try them out for yourself! Have a beautiful day, and keep smiling! Molly xx __________ “A healthy body is a platform for flourishing a healthy mind.” – Pawan Mishra

Vancouver Auto Show

Yesterday Irek and I headed downtown to check out the Auto Show. I am not necessarily the biggest car person… but Irek is, so I’m always happy to join him. 🙂 There were some beautiful cars though! I loved the Aston Martin, the Maserati, and this really cute convertible Jag. After we walked around the show for a bit, and Irek took some photos, we headed to this little vegan lunch spot in Gastown. It’s called Meet in Gastown and they specialize in “veggie comfort food”. Irek and I both opted for the veggie burgers… They were super yummy! They also have the BEST vegan spinach & artichoke dip. I hope everyone has a lovely Easter weekend filled with lots of love & food!! Cheers, Molly xx __________ “Just relax and enjoy the magnificence of life.” – Debasish Mridha

Veggie Korma

I have a total obsession with Indian food. This Veggie Korma recipe is one that I have been making EVERY week for the last year! It’s super flavourful, aromatic, hearty and delicious. Oh, and it’s vegan of course. 🙂 Make sure to not get too fussed over the measurements. Each time I make this I switch it up a bit, and it always turns out! So be creative, add your own twist & enjoy. Happy cooking! Molly xx   Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 50 mins | Total time: 65 mins Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 onion, finely diced 5-6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp fresh ginger, minced 4 medium sized potatoes, diced 5-6 carrots, diced 2 fresh tomatoes, diced 1/2 can diced tomatoes 1 can coconut milk 1/2 cup lentils, rinsed & drained 1 cup barley (or rice) 3 cups water 2 tbsp turmeric 4 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp hot chilli powder 1 cup frozen veggies (peas, corn etc) handful fresh cilantro, chopped Directions Cook one …

The Acorn Restaurant

On Friday night we decided to check out a vegetarian restaurant in Vancouver, called The Acorn. It won a bunch of awards and even made it to the top 10 for best vegetarian restaurants in the world by CNN and #2 by the Daily Meal. The Acorn definitely did not disappoint. The flavours were unlike anything I’ve tasted before! This was my boyfriend’s review word for word: “That was the best meal I’ve eaten in my 25 years of being alive.” Doesn’t get much better than that, haha! If you’re from the area and looking for good vegan options this one definitely makes the cut :). They use all local and seasonal ingredients as well, and the menu changes every couple of months. Mmmm… my mouth is watering! Cheers, Molly xx __________ “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

The Scandinave Spa

Yesterday my boyfriend and I headed to Whistler to experience one of only four Scandinavian spas in all of Canada. This one is nestled right in the middle of the forest with gorgeous mountain views (that’s the best part)! We spent 6 relaxing hours alternating between the outdoor pools, steam rooms and saunas. Super rejuvenating for the mind and body. If you find yourself in Whistler, The Scandinave Spa is definitely worth checking out, especially after a long day on the slopes. 🙂 Have a lovely day! Molly xx _________ “Do not look for a sanctuary in anyone except yourself.” – Buddha

Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my blog! I spent quite a while deciding if I should start one or not, and I have finally concluded that now is the time! 🙂  I’m Molly, 26 years old from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I love to travel and have lots of future plans for exploring the world! My boyfriend is a forex trader and mentor, working with Infinite Prosperity. Our lifestyle is unusual and we couldn’t be happier about that! You will be able to follow me here and join in on our adventures! I will share lots about my interest in fitness, yoga, food, health and mindset. Hope you enjoy!  Molly xx __________ “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.