Décor Inspiration: Cabin Getaway

With this month’s catalog, and our trip to Vancouver, we got to thinking, “what would the perfect Free People cabin decor look like?” It’s no secret that our store design team is supremely talented, and so when we presented them with the challenge, they dreamed up a getaway like you’ve never seen before. Read More

FP Me Takes Vancouver & The Sunshine Coast

Vancouver was calling our name.  It’s sweeping coastline & regal mountains filled the Free People dreams, whispering a little come hither. We yearned to drink the crisp clean air, and to step our eager feet along its shores. Read More

The Benefits Of Bitters

Bitterness. It’s not a flavor held in high regard. Never does a menu boast a delectably bitter appetizer, and never do you hear about a friend’s amazingly bitter dinner. It’s not necessarily the palate’s deepest desire, but it is a flavor that indicates great health. Little do most people know, humans are designed to eat bitter flavors. In this post, I will give the rundown on bitter foods, and why we should be including them in our everyday diet. Read More

Lessons From A Tuscan Life

Fresh off a family trip to Tuscany, I can’t help but think that we’re doing it all wrong. Everywhere you look – on the internet, in news stories, popular literature, and social media – we tout the need to slow down and appreciate the good things in life. As hard as we try, our culture can make our attempts feel like swimming upstream. Read More

Basic Principles Of Chi Running With Angela James

At Wanderlust Whistler I was introduced to many new ideas and concepts, and one that has really stuck with me was a class called ‘Chi Running.’ The description touted the method as a style of movement to cut out injury, improve speed, and increase distance. We ran around Lost Lake, learning the basic principles and putting them into practice. The short introduction has entirely changed the way I run, and I can already attest to the ease it has introduced, improving my ability to go long distances. Read More

The Best Juice In Vancouver

Vancouver citizens are lucky. Each and every day, they have access to one of the best juice brands in business today: The Juice Truck. Run by co-owners and founders Zach Berman and Ryan Slater, the company has been making delicious, fresh juices since the summer of 2011. With each sip, their concoctions transport your taste buds into a daydream. Read More

Gnocchi di Zucca Recipe

In Italy, the food grows plentifully. On a recent trip to a Tuscan villa, we found ourselves surrounded with figs, olives, cantaloupe, oranges, and herbs for the taking. Giant acorn squash grew in a patch on the terraced hillside next to our home; we were able to pick one and incorporate it into many meals. One of my personal favorites evolved into an evening long procession of gnocchi. Read More

Harvesting Creativity & Overcoming Setbacks

Creativity can be anything from an art piece, to a written work, to a new business idea. What ties the concept together, in all cases, is that it is an outward translation of something within ourselves. We have thoughts and images running through our heads as well as feelings and emotions reverberating through our bodies. Creativity happens when we connect and utilize our talents to communicate what’s inside, breathing it into existence. Of course, that can be easier said than done. Read More