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Alicia’s Favorite Things

September 12, 2014

Time for more favourite things! This one is brought to you by my long-time friend, mom of an adorable 2 year old, Vancouver loving (and living) Alicia!

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Name: Alicia Duerksen
Age:  27
Where you currently live: Burnaby, BC, Canada

Your favourite…. 

Place you’ve visited: Tofino! (BC, Canada) Relaxing place with great surf, beaches and people. Still wanting to live there a little bit.

Thing to do out of the house: With my son I love going to the park or swimming, his enthusiasm makes me feel like a kid myself! Without my son I like just sitting at the coffee shop or park and reading.

Restaurant: Sophie’s Cosmic Café (Vancouver, BC, Canada), good food, good service, awesome decor and chocolate milk made with syrup just like when we were kids!

Sophie's Cosmic Cafe

Coffee Shop: is Blenz (Vancouver, BC, Canada), iced chocolate… enough said :)

Boutique: Golden Age Comics on Granville Street, I could spend hours and thousands of dollars in there lol

Market: Granville Island Public Market! Vendors that change, and almost any food you can imagine.

Thing to wear: At home is a cardigan I bought six years ago, its now stretched out, holey, and faded and still one of the best pieces of clothing I have ever bought. I also love to wear toques, almost too often.

Song/Musician of the moment: Hardest question but always my favorite (yay another favorite for the list! Hehe). Of course ‘Let It Go’ is always in my head, thank you Disney. But I would have to say Rise Against is really prominent for me right now. Their political and socially questioning lyrics always make me take a closer look at my life, my choices and my decisions. It always makes me try to be more aware of what my action and decision is impacting, not just for myself, but my son, my community and ultimately the world I leave behind for my children and their children. I don’t always agree with some of their stances but I do agree that we all need to be more aware of the story behind the story.

Website/Blog: You mean besides this blog? ;) Hehe I would say! They just get girls and girl life.

Quote: ‘Do or do not. There is no try.’ ~ Yoda
He nailed it! Our dreams, hopes and desires will never be realized until we make them a reality, and in the journey to do so, sometimes we realize another outcome and end up happier for it.

Thing you’ve made: I am proud of the blanket I made off of a Pinterest pin! Also probably a little too proud of the day I finally was able to make brownies from scratch lol.

Person that you don’t actually know: Gwen Stefani! She is talented, successful and goregous! She is a mother of three, a wife in a so far lasting marriage (please stay together!!), a hugely successful music career and a designer of her own brand of clothing, bags and shoes and finally even acted in a movie. She is my woman crush!

Thing in your house: I can’t choose between my Keurig or Magic Bullet!! Can I have two favorites?

Book: Enders Game by Orson Scott Card, which incidentally I found because of someone else’s favorite list.

Random Favorite Thing: T-Rex trying comics! They make me giggle more than they should hehehe (she’s right, they are hilariously amazing)

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P.S. anything in italics was added by me afterwards

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