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I've always been interested in modelling, and putting myself and my body through some gruelling stuff to participate in the talent showcase was just a taste of what this world is like - to a certain extent. When I decided to take the plunge and sign-up to walk the runway for the Little Black Dress Gala in support of the charity - Help Change My City Alliance - that provides outreach for the Lower Mainland’s homeless, marginalized, and at-risk youth - it was a no-brainer.  I did it with no expectations apart from the sheer enjoyment of being apart of something special that would raise awareness and support for a greater good within our community.

Where: The Commodore When: Monday, December 12, 2016 Before I get into much more detail about Andra Day, I first must mention her opening act - the sensational sisters Chloe x Halle. These two angels set the tone of the evening with a short and sweet set. Their vocals - individually - blew me away - and together - I was left speechless. With a fun and upbeat set, these sisters made sure to let us know who they are and what they are about. You could definitely hear inflections of their mentor, and label head - Beyonce - in their musical performance which was breathtaking. These talented sisters can sing! I am a fan and I look forward to seeing them at their own show sometime in the future.

Where: Rogers Arena When: Saturday, September 10, 2016 You are probably sitting there wondering … country music? Really *Kevin Hart Voice* Yes! I love me some country music and have loved country music for a while. Having grown up on some of the greats like Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain, it's a genre that has influenced some of the artists I listen to today. It is also a genre that has brought some of today's most notable artists like Carrie Underwood, Sam Hunt and Taylor Swift to the forefront. That being the case, there are a few artists within this genre that I would pay money to go see live and Keith Urban is one of them. As part of his ripCORD World Tour for his 10th studio album, his Vancouver date was one not to be missed. I’ve been a fan of Keith Urban for a few years now, and I only discovered him by mistake. You know that moment when you’re on YouTube listening to sad songs … this is how I discovered Keith. I was listening to one of those playlists and Tonight I Wanna Cry came on ... and the rest is history.

I'm a woman who loves to dance! It makes me happy and just calms the storms ... whatever they may be. It eases my mind and soothes the soul, and if you don't get the chance to dance, then YOU ARE MISSING OUT! One thing I know is, I am not the best dancer, and while I used to shake my little tail-feather, I haven't been quite as able to shake all that I have since my car accident (but that is for another time). On a bad day, when I don't feel like doing anything, I come home, take my work outfit off, and turn on the music channel and just dance. Why shed the clothes you might ask?!! I personally find that dancing with minimal clothing is the best feeling in the whole world. It almost feels like you've had a chance to shed your "skin" of the day. You get the chance to leave all that stress and worry behind you, even if it is only for a few minutes. And as the music plays, it helps to relieve the tension. Coming from the days where I used to dress up to the nines and put on my best shoes (which weren't always the most comfortable ones but looked on point), that feeling of barely having anything on is freeing and amazing. Having learned from my past, when I go dancing now, I tend to dress for comfort - depending on the location and occasion, which translates to a sexy pair of kicks or an insanely hot pair of heels. 

I had been waiting to see Trevor Noah since I was introduced to him in my 3rd year of university. I was crashing at my friend's place as I still hadn't found accommodation and my friend had a bunch of Trevor's work to watch so we indulged. And boy was I glad I took the time to sit and watch because I never laughed as hard as I did until then. He was just a South African comedian touring and living life, but the truth in his jokes made everything so relatable. And then he became a superstar and moved to America! He had been to the East coast (Toronto, Montreal) and even made it to the West coast apart from Vancouver, so when it was finally announced that he would be doing a show in Vancouver as part of the Just For Laughs Northwest comedy festival I jumped on those tickets!