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Michelle Keong

Writer, travel addict and creative enthusiast. Looking for inspiration in the simple, beautiful things in life.

May your days be…

Merry & bright

Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas. [Photo found here.]

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Bold, Brilliant & Stylish

Framework girls

Women are a force of nature. As the latest contributor to Framework Magazine, the modern girl’s guide to stylish everyday living, I’ve had the pleasure of encountering Vancouver’s finest and fiercest ladies. Enter Larissa Stefani. She’s the mastermind behind Lloyd & Wolf Couture, a limited-run, handcrafted leather accessories company that is winning the hearts of […]

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Matters of the Heart

In lieu of flowers and chocolates this February, here’s a collection of creative projects and tidbits related to love and matters of the heart. Manger | A beautiful blog celebrating life in the French countryside with delicious recipes and envy-inducing photography. This creative brainchild of Mimi Thorisson makes me want to set up shop in […]

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Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese lanterns

Wishing you happiness, health, prosperity and lots of good luck. Year of the snake, here we come! [Original image via Jerusalem Greer]

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Painfully honest. Hauntingly beautiful.


The creative genius of The Civil Wars blows my mind. This track is currently on repeat. [Photo found here.]

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Inspiring 2013 | #2 | Solid Folks

Michelle & Jessica

A birthday wish turned mantra: “You deserve a year nothing less than magnificent. Fill it with the creative, genuine people and experiences that delight you, challenge you, and teach you the many manifestations of love.” —JWN [Photo: Arman Akbarian]

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Before Instagram…

Max Wanger_Polaroid Screen Shot 1

There was Polaroid. This hands-on (and downright fun) way to capture life’s snapshots makes me want to do handstands. So you can imagine my delight when a little bird dropped this off: For more Polaroid inspiration, check out the gorgeous shots by photographer Max Wanger (where I discovered the first two photos).

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Inspiring 2013 | #1 | Travel

Amsterdam IMG_1049

Bucket-list items and activities to inspire creativity throughout the year. Travel at every opportunity. This goal definitely tops the list because travel introduces new customs, tastes, sights and sounds. Above all, I get to meet people from different walks of life, hear their stories and learn of their journeys. There’s no better way to kick […]

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Scents | Inspire Creativity

Jo Malone

Ever walk past a woman and wonder what perfume she’s wearing? And where you can covet it, immediately? Enter: Jo Malone. For a dose of creative inspiration, my go-to scent is Nectarine Blossom & Honey, topped off with a spritz of English Pear & Freesia. It reminds me of warm summer afternoons with a hint […]

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Wild, young & free

Young, wild & free

If you’re a lucky Vancouverite like me, summer is gracing us with its last, precious rays. But as the season of care-free days and long warm nights draw to an end, I find myself transported back to Septembers past, nervously anticipating the new school year and its roller coaster ride of highs and lows. “Books, […]

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