Review of: Leavenworth Village Inn

As we approach this extra long Easter weekend, we wanted to suggest visiting Leavenworth, Washington for a quick trip away. This place is great for everyone: friends, couples, families and all ages. General Impression Leavenworth Village Inn is nestled in Leavenworth town, with the same quaint Bavarian as all other buildings. Suite was clean, spacious … Continue reading Review of: Leavenworth Village Inn

Herb-My-Life

So if you had read our other posts, Nals and I are working on having a healthy lifestyle. For me, eating is a big part of this. I like a good salad, but I also like a good cookie. But I don't like a diet. I never have, never will and will probably fail if … Continue reading Herb-My-Life

It’s all about the pits

Small world! Miss Kells & Miss Balm work out at the same gym. One day, they got to talking. And, one thing led to another. So here we are: seeing if Pure Pit Balm's assertion that "it's da bomb", is fo realz. Pure Pit Balm is a natural deodorant for underarms. What is a natural … Continue reading It’s all about the pits

It hurts so boob

So I mentioned that I had back surgery and I had to advocate for myself. This motivated me to start dealing with the health issues I had been ignoring for years. The first one was my tonsils. They were large and in charge. Basically, I had swollen tonsils all day every day. I made an … Continue reading It hurts so boob

Review of Uli’s Restaurant

Uli's is a delightful restaurant on waterfront in White Rock. Nals & Missy R went there for brunch in early February for our 16th Friend-a-versary Celebration. As it was wintertime, it was cool. But that usually-shy sun was shining brightly. And I could easily see where the pier was nipped off in the storm a … Continue reading Review of Uli’s Restaurant

Review of Sephora Mix & Mingle Lip Set

N&K meant to post this review around Christmas time, but our schedules got a little crazy with work, family time, holiday stuff, New Zealand and the burlesque show. And so here we are... Sephora's Mix & Mingle Lip Set Limited Edition 2018 is a lovely little minx offering lip pencils (but I'm calling them crayons) … Continue reading Review of Sephora Mix & Mingle Lip Set

N&K Announcement

Attention: To All N&Kers Why hello there you exquisite creatures! Kells & I are keeping the post short for this week as we are heading into our Girl's Weekend Getaway. Tonight, we'll be heading to the Justin Timberlake concert. He was supposed to croon for us a few months ago. But the poor dear had … Continue reading N&K Announcement

Be mine: hot choco

So here in the great YVR a few hot spots got together for the Hot Chocolate Festival.We think end of Jan and into Feb is a great time to warm us up. Today marks the final day of the Hot Chocolate Festival (boo). But we did get out there and try a few (even though … Continue reading Be mine: hot choco

Restaurant Review: Cold Havana Nights

Both Kells & I have been to Havana (Cuban Restaurant on Commercial Drive) several times. And, since we were having out-of-towners join us, we wanted to take them somewheres new! No Reservations Because we were going to a show, we were hoping to make reservations. I checked online 2 weeks before. Son of a buggerball: … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Cold Havana Nights

Sky’s the Limit at SkyCity Hotel in Auckland, NZ!

Nals visited New Zealand this Christmas. She mainly stayed with family. But lucky for SkyCity Hotel... she was able to sneak away one night. General feel SkyCity Hotel has a lofty, brightly lit, sparkly feel with huge chandeliers and a marbly lobby. Our floor was carpeted for reduced noise, but felt expansive. There were a … Continue reading Sky’s the Limit at SkyCity Hotel in Auckland, NZ!

You’ve gotta fight, for your right, to heeeaaaalllttthhhh care! (cont’d)

PhysioTractionMore Physio Last week I talked about my car accident that left me with disabling back pain, the struggle to get a specialist appointment... all while completing my masters & working fulltime. So the doctors ordered surgery. Finally, I was getting somewhere! The next hurdle.  I was put on the list for surgery, but was … Continue reading You’ve gotta fight, for your right, to heeeaaaalllttthhhh care! (cont’d)

You’ve gotta fight, for your right, to heeeaaaalllttthhhh care!

Since we have been focusing on health I think we also need to talk about advocating for our health. If you are a woman*, you know that this means you have to advocate for your health. Going to the doctor can be stressful because we are often not listened to and treated as though we … Continue reading You’ve gotta fight, for your right, to heeeaaaalllttthhhh care!

Welcome to 2019, you gorgeous N&Kers!

While most others are focussing on New Year's Resolutions posts... here at N&K, we like to do things a little differently. First thing is first: let's look at the importance of routine. We feel that routine rules the roost. Once we get back on the horse, many things fall into place- eating better, drinking less … Continue reading Welcome to 2019, you gorgeous N&Kers!

Gabs and Grub at Glowbal Restaurant 

I was invited to a work dinner last month. When the organizer mentioned it was at Glowbal, I was sure I misheard. Never heard of Glowbal. Was it a dinner at Global TV studios? Or...? Apparently, Glowbal has won some awards and is ‘fusion cuisine' that is ‘stripped down to North American' roots. It is … Continue reading Gabs and Grub at Glowbal Restaurant 

Why did the chicken cross the road?

So finding good fried chicken in the Pacific Northwest is like trying to find fresh seafood in the desert. Its hard to find. I'm still searching for an amazing chicken and waffles in Vancouver. But there's this local joint in the heart of gastown that's pumping out some amazing fried chicken and other great bbq'd … Continue reading Why did the chicken cross the road?

Last Day of N&K Christmas: Fun stuff

N&K's 7 Days of Christmas  comes to an end   K&I pledged on Giving Tuesday that we'd get the word out about giving back.  And if N&K win the contest, our fave charities (Canadian Women Foundation and CARE, Nellies) will get to split $2500! And on the 7th Day... Drumroll... Kells & I are always up for … Continue reading Last Day of N&K Christmas: Fun stuff

N&K’s Christmas: Day 6: Women

N&K's 7 Days of Christmas K&I pledged on Giving Tuesday that we'd get the word out about giving back.  And if N&K are winners un the contest, our fave charities (Canadian Women Foundation and CARE, Nellies) will get to split $2500! Kells & I Are passionate about womens issues.  This is Why we chose the 3 … Continue reading N&K’s Christmas: Day 6: Women

N&K’s Christmas: Day 5: Food

N&K's 7 Days of Christmas continues! K&I pledged on Giving Tuesday that we'd get the word out about giving back.  And if N&K are winners un the contest, our fave charities (Canadian Women Foundation and CARE, Nellies) will get to split $2500! Kells & I love good food.  what a surprise! Christmas is a great time … Continue reading N&K’s Christmas: Day 5: Food

N&K’s Christmas: Day 4: Seniors

N&K's 7 Days of Christmas  K&I pledged on Giving Tuesday that we'd get the word out about giving back.  And if N&K win the contest, our fave charities (Canadian Women Foundation and CARE, Nellies) will get to split $2500! Kells & I love The Christmas season. People are cheerier, more smiley & Gallant.  We also love … Continue reading N&K’s Christmas: Day 4: Seniors

N&K’s Christmas Day 3: Blankets & Sleeping Bags

N&K's 7 Days of Christmas continues! K&I pledged on Giving Tuesday that we'd get the word out about giving back.  And if N&K are winners un the contest, our fave charities (Canadian Women Foundation and CARE, Nellies) will get to split $2500!   K&I love to be warm and cosy.   And, here in the PNW, … Continue reading N&K’s Christmas Day 3: Blankets & Sleeping Bags

N&K’s Christmas Day 2: Kidlet Christmas

N&K's 7 Days of Christmas continues! K&I pledged on Giving Tuesday that we'd get the word out about giving back.  And if N&K are winners un the contest, our fave charities (Canadian Women Foundation and CARE, Nellies) will get to split $2500! K&I enjoy being aunties to our nieces & nephews. There are a lot of … Continue reading N&K’s Christmas Day 2: Kidlet Christmas

N&K’s 7 days of Christmas Kicks Off Today

N&K's 7 Days of Christmas kicks off today! K&I pledged on Giving Tuesday that we'd get the word out about giving back. And if N&K are winners in the contest, our fave charities (Canadian Women Foundation and CARE, Nellies) will get to split $2500! K&I love non-human animals.   So why not help the organizations … Continue reading N&K’s 7 days of Christmas Kicks Off Today

Giving Tuesday

Kells & I love shopping, looking good, eating well and just enjoying life. And, we love to give back when we can. This year we want to feature 7 Days of Christmas Giving. And why not introduce this on Giving Back Tuesday which is today, november 27. This is a global movement to… you guessed it: … Continue reading Giving Tuesday

Maybe she’s born with it? Maybe it’s EyEnvy?

As you delightful N&Kers know, I had a coworker with lashes that went on for days.  Her secret was EyEnvy. Eyenvy is an eyelash & brow conditioner. I searched high and low last year and could only find the mascara.  I thought it was peanuts but it actually made lashes a bit fuller.  My review … Continue reading Maybe she’s born with it? Maybe it’s EyEnvy?

Blacksmith Bakery

Kells & I were headed off to Langley to do a photoshoot. We were looking for a funky historic site nearby2, but didn't find it. So we meandered back to the main drag for some action1   we were sidetracked by a cute little candy store  and then we found this little gem called BlackSmith … Continue reading Blacksmith Bakery

Review of: Skagit Valley Casino Resort

A few years ago, our friend DJ Cocoa Smoov decided to celebrate his 50th in Vegas.   K invited me and… history was made as we realized that we travelled well together². So, the following year, K&I decided to start a tradition of celebrating our October birthdays away from home. We Started with Leavenworth (Oktoberfest). … Continue reading Review of: Skagit Valley Casino Resort

First Blog-a-versary and October Round-Up

October 2018 was the mark of our First Blog-a-versary! And to celebrate, we dedicated the last few weeks to Womens Health. We went to VanCity's Womens Expo, tried burlesque classes, talked self esteem, tried Sugaring,  did fun photoshoots, did a giveaway, fundraised (see below: And A Word From Kells) and teamed up with Cadeaux Bakery … Continue reading First Blog-a-versary and October Round-Up

Packs a punch!

Nals tried 30 Minute High Intensity Interval Training (HIT)  on Sunday. It's a power packed kickboxing and boxing routine for ladies only4. The circuit is designed to hone self-defense skills, improve core and increase strength.                      Activity                   … Continue reading Packs a punch!

Food Truck Review: Manger á Portland

This is a special ed of Food Truck Reviews. We started off with Things to Do in Portland. We will continue today with a summary of our food tour. Farm Boy Drive In A sleepy eatery in an odd duck corner of Olympia. Here the corn dogs are crispy fresh, the official certificate of The … Continue reading Food Truck Review: Manger á Portland

Wake Up Before You Go Go

October is Women’s Health month here on N&K. Today, nals will be discussing self esteem. When I was heavier, I felt bombarded with images of thin, smooth-skinned, tall ladies as ‘beautiful’. If it was North American media, then tanned vixens. And if Bollywood media, then fair-skinned maidens. No one looked like me: pear-shaped, bespectacled, with … Continue reading Wake Up Before You Go Go

Divine Trinity of Coffee, Chocolate & Chinwags: a review of Cafe Divano

We've been to the Coquitlam & Port Moody locations of Cafe Divano. The place has a large open airy feel to it despite the rich dark wood furniture. Terrace is large, especially the Coquitlam location.  You can sit comfortably and have your coffee alone while reading the paper... or have a good long chinwag with … Continue reading Divine Trinity of Coffee, Chocolate & Chinwags: a review of Cafe Divano

Kickin’ Cancer

So if you follow us on IG you probably saw that we have been saying we are going to focus on Women’s Health for the month of October.  Part of this will be me documenting my journey on Kicking the Beep out of Cancer with 30 Min Hit. Please follow this link to my page:https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?registrationID=4292199&langPref=en-CA … Continue reading Kickin’ Cancer

Explicit Expose on Vancity Womens Expo 2018

Kells & I checked out the Womens Expo in Cloverdale this weekend. The $8 admission gets you into 170 exhibits, workshops & presentations. (FOLKs Were eligible to enter the door prize after geTting 8 vendor stamps.) Some vendors were assertive but no one was pushy. Everyone was super friendly. There were the usual suspects: clothing, … Continue reading Explicit Expose on Vancity Womens Expo 2018

Catch Me If You Can

N&K's Roundup of Runs in Vancouver, BC   Believe it or not, at 12 years old, I signed up for Track & Field.  And I chickened out... then at 40, did I really start running.   Kells was a track-lete in her teens and took a break when during schooling and subsequent back issues.  And she re-started … Continue reading Catch Me If You Can

In da Club

I’m all for trying something new… A sweet co-worker of mine has been raving about her newest workout and asking me to try it out. First of all let me say I have been to the gym with her in the past and she is a machine. A maniac really. Let me just say…when we … Continue reading In da Club

Labour Day Your Way

Labour Day is coming up next week. Yay long weekend!  (And also boo hoo cuz it means summer fun will be ending, school starts up & lazy sun days are gone. So what exactly is this Labour Day business? Well this day honours the fight & work accomplished by our union-predecessors. Because of them, we … Continue reading Labour Day Your Way

Pret a porter in Portland

Mr. Nals and I took a jaunt to Oregon in August. I'm a planner. He's more of a spontaneous duckling. Who says planning is all the rage¹?  So we didn't book a hotel. We winged it. We ended up taking the turn-off into Beaverton and found a place called Shiloh Inn. Looked chalet-ish, with a pool. But … Continue reading Pret a porter in Portland

Vancouver Food Truck Issue 2

Here is the next installment of the N&K Vancouver Food Truck reviews...  with a bonus Festival section. This post is based on the Carnaval del Sol, which is a spicy festival for the Latin Americas. .   .  . L  a s t   year we tried La Taqueria We ordered a trio of tacos: asada (tender grilled … Continue reading Vancouver Food Truck Issue 2

Muscle Development Quarterly

from glamour gals to funny gals In March, our lil friend and personal trainer Koach got both N & K into a muscle development regime.  This is a good way to transform your workout from mundane back to great. In honour of Koach's birthday today, we are writing this post to update y'all on our … Continue reading Muscle Development Quarterly

Anchors Up at Anco Inn

This is an uninspired review for an uninspired motel. Anco didn't start off too well. We were finalizing the check in for our 2 night stay. We had travelled >4 hours to get to Courtenay, BC. And it was hot. I saw that the water cooler was > half full. So, as I waited for … Continue reading Anchors Up at Anco Inn

I ain’t your Momma

Thank you Jennifer Aniston! As you all have probably noticed or just know Nals and I do not have kids. And here’s the thing, we don't want kids. This may be shocking to some people. Why would 2 happily married women choose to not have children? So let’s talk about it. First of all, let’s … Continue reading I ain’t your Momma

Move over Betty Davis… Here Come The Katy Kat Eyes!

Mascara reviews are back, my sweets! This week Nals will be reviewing Katy Perry’s Katy Kat Eye mascara (by Covergirl). Their kitch . . . is the sculpting brush. Indeed this is a swashbuckling brush, all swirly and packed with bristles. It applies the product to your lashes, with luscious accuracy. drawback The product is … Continue reading Move over Betty Davis… Here Come The Katy Kat Eyes!

Let’s get Poke-d

Poké is a popular & quick Hawaiian lunch dish. It translates 'to slice or cut’. Typically, poké bowls consist of a rice base, raw fish (or tofu), seasonings, veg and dressing. Unfortunately, we haven't had authentic Hawaiian Poké‏ (yet)… so bear with us².‌ Westcoast Poké is on Cambie in Vancouver, BC. It's all long wooden … Continue reading Let’s get Poke-d

Vancouver Food Truck Reviews: Premiere Issue 1

Here in the PN-Dubs, we are knee deep into summer. Hot summer and colourful fall are fabulous seasons to explore food trucks. So N&K will be bringing you street food of Vancouver, BC. You non-Vancouverites may not know but food truck licenses are highly coveted in the GVA. Each food truck license applicant must prove … Continue reading Vancouver Food Truck Reviews: Premiere Issue 1

Is Coast Hotel the best host?

Nals was in Abbotsford, BC earlier last month for work, and stayed at Coast Hotel . Here's the N&K review: Rooms appearance: good size, muted blues and ivory colours with wood accents. in-room amenities: queen bed (firm but fluffy with tons of pillows), blackout curtains, coffee machine with coffee & tea, microwave, fridge, sofa, writing … Continue reading Is Coast Hotel the best host?

Hitting below the belt: vulva shaming

In the past year, we've learned about vulva shaming... as well as labiaplasty. These were both such foreign concepts that both K & I had to post a byte or two. We’ve heard about fat shaming before – and most of us know about this first hand malheuresment– but never vulva shaming. A good jumping … Continue reading Hitting below the belt: vulva shaming

Review of umami at Osamu Sushi Restaurant

Years ago, Osamu Sushi's owners stopped in to the very shop that our baby Kells was working in. Their suggestion: that her team have their Christmas dinner in the restaurant. They did... and it was fabulous! Fast forward 15 years… after a hardcore workout¹ with Koach, Kells suggested that the 3 of us have a … Continue reading Review of umami at Osamu Sushi Restaurant

Mind Games

On Wednesday I posted a pic on our IG account with my photo journey of going to the gym (96 and Counting) but I thought maybe I should expand on it. Share a wee bit more on how its been going... Soooo, after failing many many times with a workout routine I wanted to try … Continue reading Mind Games

Hittin That Cajun & Creole Style at Chewies Oyster Bar

There’s this friend of mine who I see couple times a year, usually on our birthdays. Since she is partial to brunch - the best meal time for a chin wag - I decided to take her to Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar in January. It’s a Cajun & Creole joint with locations in Kits … Continue reading Hittin That Cajun & Creole Style at Chewies Oyster Bar

Let’s get the lowdown on #BoPo

BoPo (aka: body positivity) has been quite the buzzterm lately. As has the term working out. Are they mutually exclusive? Can the 2 terms complement each other and keep their separate identities? Defining Body Positivity Doing a quick search, you can find various descriptions: As per health marketing (for weight loss & gyms) BoPo is: … Continue reading Let’s get the lowdown on #BoPo

Ab Fab Brunch at Fairways

After finishing a photoshoot with a twilight feel, graffiti and frozen water features¹ near-ish to Rocky Point², we went for a leisurely breakfast at Fairways Grill and Patio (located at the Westwood Plateau Coquitlam Golf Course). We were the first ones there on a Sunday morning. The staff let us sneak in for a cup … Continue reading Ab Fab Brunch at Fairways

It’s All Natural!

A few months ago, Nals told me that a coworker of hers has these amazing lashes because she uses some new serum called EyEnvy. Nals assured me that this sweet coworker of her swears by it. So when I saw it in the store, I bought it. I was a wee bit shocked by the … Continue reading It’s All Natural!

Don’t Deuce Around at Deacon’s Corner

"Oh drat" I thought last month "Why did I take this extra weekend shift? I'm sooo not in the mood." But lo and behold, I found out Kells, Cutie T & DJ Cocoa Smoov were also working. So we made the best of a bad sitch and... ... we planned a little reunion restaurant review … Continue reading Don’t Deuce Around at Deacon’s Corner

PS I love you

So as you may or may not know...but Nals and I love to travel. Unfortunately, we don't get to do as much as we would like with work and life and all. But there are a couple of spots that have a few things we like; sun and fun. Oh and good shopping. We already … Continue reading PS I love you

Balmy Review of Washington Avenue Grill

After a gruelling² photoshoot at Rebelkat Clothing worldwide with Cherrybomb Photography, we decided to have a spot of supper. Washington Avenue Grill was right next door and was highly recommended. So we gave it a go and... here's our restaurant review¹. The place is like a mansion! Kells, our friend Cutie T and I took … Continue reading Balmy Review of Washington Avenue Grill

Crashing Valentines: Harrison Hot Springs Hotel Review

Nals & friend Missy R were invited to Harrison for a work thing at Harrison Hot Springs Resort Hotel, around Valentines. And we decided to do a hotel review. In the midst of all the lovers trying to enjoy their mineral soaks, our party of at least 100 shows up. (We weren't a rowdy crowd … Continue reading Crashing Valentines: Harrison Hot Springs Hotel Review

Apparently, Length Matters

Well folks it's Monday again. Mondays can feel like a real drag. That's why we bring Mascara Mondays - to jolt some excitement back into your week. (Our other reviews are under the Mascara Monday tag.) Today, I will be reviewing ⇒ ⇒ Length Matters ⇐ ⇐ I am a Julep Maven.* As such, every … Continue reading Apparently, Length Matters

3 French Hens, 2 Girls and 1 Cafe

On our way back from Seattle in January, we decided to stop off in historic Fairhaven. This quaint little area is actually part of Bellingham, Washington. (Kind of reminds us of areas of North Van, New West and Vancouver's West End with a bit of Steveston.) Kells had had breakfast there previously. So she corralled … Continue reading 3 French Hens, 2 Girls and 1 Cafe

Banana fanna fo fallys: Bally’s!

Bally's Hotel is one of Kells's go-to for Vegas. So we thought we'd review it just for you N&Kers. That's how much we ♥ you! Location Bally's is in the middle of the strip so it's central and within walking distance of loads of things. Views/Upgrades - on our visit last year, we faced Drai's … Continue reading Banana fanna fo fallys: Bally’s!

EyEnvy much?

Mascara Monday is baack! Kells started us off with a bang with several Mascara Monday reviews. (Feel free to search our tag cloud for her Mascara Reviews.) Today, I will be reviewing ⇒ ⇒ EyEnvy ⇐ ⇐ No spoiler alerts here (hee hee) but the love story began with a co-worker of mine. As if … Continue reading EyEnvy much?

Dog Day Afternoon

Kells & I kicked off 2018 in Seattle.   We stayed at Stay Pineapple Maxwell and dined at Purple Café .   Click for N&K reviews: hotel ⇔ restaurant   One afternoon we hopped along to Pike Place.  We had luckily timed it right to view the famous fish throwing.  We saw gorgeous fresh flowers, warm bakeries, … Continue reading Dog Day Afternoon

90 Pounds: Helpful Tips 9-10

Whoop whoop! We are down to the last 2 Tips. Here's how the series started, 90 pounds ago.  Read why I changed.  I tell you how I made my changes, using the ME method: Tips 1-4 (includes S.M.A.R.T.ening up your goals) & Tips 5-8. Kells's life situation was a bit  different. She is a lifelong athlete. … Continue reading 90 Pounds: Helpful Tips 9-10

Rolling out 5-8

Let's keep on keeping on... Just a quick reminder, tips 1 to 4 were using the ME Method: So let's continue with Nals' helpful tips to a healthier life... 5) Reward yourself when you achieve your mini goals. Nals talks about celebrating your accomplishments by focusing on the real treats of life.  So what does … Continue reading Rolling out 5-8

90 pounds: Helpful Tips 5-8

Oh la la we are on to Helpful Tips  5-8! So in previous posts, I describe my battles with poor health, the benefits I got when I improved my health and the first batch o' tips.  You can read how Kells put them into action. About 15 years ago, I was kinda miserable (more or less on the … Continue reading 90 pounds: Helpful Tips 5-8

Orange you glad we didn’t say Olives!

(Uhh well actually...guess we just did.) Jazzed up in our finery, we sauntered on over to Olives Restaurant in Vegas in October. And as is the case for eye candies, we were appropriately seated at the window. The restaurant is deceptively large. But due to the low lighting, dark rich wood flooring and furniture, it … Continue reading Orange you glad we didn’t say Olives!

Putting 1 to 4 into Action

Nals started with 4 of 10 tips. Here's how I (Kells) put those first 4 into motion... 1) True motivation = YOU. Nals said she changed her motivation from improving her looks to choosing to live. What is MY motivation? First, Let me break it down...what is Motivation? I mean we all know the word … Continue reading Putting 1 to 4 into Action

90 pounds: Helpful Tips 1-4

S o . . . what are the secrets to healthy weight management? In case you are late to the game, 90 Pounds and Counting is where my life was about 15 years ago.  I was tired, unmotivated and coasting through life. The follow-up post is available in Part Deux.  Here I discuss my loss … Continue reading 90 pounds: Helpful Tips 1-4

Purple Nurple

The Purple Café and Wine Bar is an eatery in the financial district in Seattle. It features seasonal northwest cuisine and wine pairings. When you first enter the place, it looks surprisingly large with high ceilings. However due to muted lighting and dark wood furniture, it is feels intimate. Just off-centre, they have their wine/liquor … Continue reading Purple Nurple

Blasted Mascara!

Well this week can just blast off! Let me break it down for all you N&Kers. But first, I will go over the rules I follow: We bought all mascara ourselves (which means nobody is paying us). We wear each mascara for 1 week. All mascara's purchased were black, and the darkest black they had … Continue reading Blasted Mascara!

90 pounds and counting… Part Deux

A while back I talked about starting on my journey of self-discovery^.   Click here to read that post.   So, let's cut to 15 years later. . . Yes, it's a sad state of affairs but c'est vrai. There's less of me to hug... (not that I'm much of a hugger anyways)  . . . … Continue reading 90 pounds and counting… Part Deux

Get To Know Ya

No N&Kers, this is not a Maxwell song but a review of The Maxwell Downtown Seattle Hotel. Stay Pineapple is a boutique hotel chain in 5 American cities.  We chose to stay at The Maxwell Downtown. Oh la la. It is a funky cool hotel, just off of 3rd Avenue North^. The hotel is nestled … Continue reading Get To Know Ya

Drop It Like It’s Hot

Lately, it’s been raining a lot here in this temperate rainforest climate. It’s a gloomy and cold and damp. Kells and I decided to warm up by popping into a hot shop. So in we go to the casual The Ramen Butcher (RB) for lunch. RB is in the Menya Kouji Group, and pseudo-secretly tucked away … Continue reading Drop It Like It’s Hot

All that Glitzes is Glitter

One cool December evening, we were watching Forensic Files, as I am a criminologist-by-night^. And we found out there’s a Glitter Guy! This dude has been collecting glitter for over a decade purportedly for forensic purposes (but we know he secretly loves to roll around in all that glitter!) Clearly, this shibbles-n-bits isn’t just for … Continue reading All that Glitzes is Glitter

90 pounds and counting…

Hold on to your skivvies N&Kers cuz things are about to get real. Miss Nals has a few things to say... so find a comfy chair and grab a big ass cup of coffee. From the age of 6, I was referred to as “fat”. I would defo agree with this adjective. But news non-flash! Being … Continue reading 90 pounds and counting…

Light me Up!

I realize that we have already talked about Fenty Beauty and the amazing Gloss Bomb that is a must-buy.  BUT I also need to talk about our girl RiRi's amazing Fenty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick. First let me start by saying you must have seen a good IG make up tutorial by now ... and we always … Continue reading Light me Up!

Sleepless in Seattle

That's right, we are headed to Seattle for the weekend in January 2018! We thought why not head south for some fun and shopping after the Christmas holidays. But for an added twist: we want your help! We have been looking at hotels, restaurants and things to do but we want to hear from you. … Continue reading Sleepless in Seattle

Belle du jour

Imagine the ambience of a small bustling Parisian patisserie, tucked away in a quiet corner. Quaint garden-furniture-esque seating with walls in soothing hues of blue and off-white. Off to the side, an armoire contains the creamers and sweeteners to tastify your beverages.  The aroma of baked love is intoxicating. And then oh la la the … Continue reading Belle du jour

Please don’t stop the Fenty

We skipped into Sephora in Vegas, hand in hand like 2 cute little tots in pigtails. Just days prior, I had popped in to the one in Burnaby (that’s in Beautiful British Columbia for you unworldly readers) to pick up my birthday gift* and some many other treats for my fiiine & wiser self. But a girl … Continue reading Please don’t stop the Fenty

It’s a Wrap!

It’s 5 am… Dark, cold, dank. Oh snap. Just like that we are into Pacific Northwest’s fall season. But here I am sipping my delicious coffee (thanks to Primula’s stovetop espresso pot) and happily snuggled in my fleece blanket. What a perfect segue into Fall Wraps. Kells was inspired to do a photoshoot on Fall … Continue reading It’s a Wrap!

Sushi Nazi

Have you seen that Seinfeld episode when the boys fell all over each other, trying to scramble to get to the soup nazi on time? Except Elaine wasn’t convinced until she tried the lobster-freaking-bisque? One mind blowing slurp is all it took. And she had to sit right down on some steaming filth of NY … Continue reading Sushi Nazi

The Cold Shoulder.

  We love love love the cold shoulder and feel that this is a look that can suit all women*. During our last trip to Vegas, this fall, we were sitting at the airport waiting to head south for some S&S (sun and shopping), when Nals looked at me and said: you really like the cold … Continue reading The Cold Shoulder.

Why hello there!

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