Big City Hippies

Big City Dreams, Hippie Ideals

Nourish {nur-ish}: to sustain with food or nutriment; supply what is necessary for life, health & growth. Feeding your Mind, Body & Soul are not separate. We need nurturing & nourishing to survive & thrive. We know the value of eating well & caring for ourselves. Let us help you embrace your soul & sustain your body.

You are making choices every day that support & nourish or harm & neglect yourself. There are hundreds of small decisions daily.  Let us help you learn simple, improved ways of doing the same old.  We offer inspiration to make small, healthful changes to support yourself, your loved ones, and your community; from hum-drum to heavenly.

We believe there is a creator inside each one of us. Creativity comes in many forms, and expressing ourselves through different mediums sets our souls free. There is such talent & beauty to feast upon, with much to consider as we navigate this world. Open your eyes, open your heart, open your mind, and create.


  • We’re active on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter & would love to see you there! Follow Us @bigcityhippies

     Dear BC Green Party @greenpartybc & BC NDP @bcndp ; Please cooperate for BC! Your citizens have used #democracy to #vote for change, and we expect you to listen and take action with integrity! I have been a Green Party supporter my whole life, because I believe that #sustainabilityISwellness, and that by putting the planet first, we ensure our health and the health of future generations. Elizabeth May is one of my heroes, and I hope that I can start called John Horgan & Andrew Weaver my heroes too. By working together, you can create a diverse, inclusive, progressive, healthy, clean, green, secure #BC. Nature is counting on you. I'm counting on you. BC is counting on you. And the world is watching. #Coop4BC @leadnow #bcelxn17 #ExploreBC #vancouverisawesome #Vancouver #dailyhivevan #bcpoli #cdnpoli #nakedpolitics  @vancouverlookout let's us see our city from a birds eye view. What do you notice about #vancouver?
     Our favourite #urbanfarm @innercityfarms still has a few spots left for its 2017 #CSA Program ! A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) is when you buy a "farm share" for the growing season, ensuring the farmers/farm can support themselves through the season with more stability. Weather is unpredictable and ever shifting, crops can fail, equipment can break etc - so buying a share in a CSA program means you are helping to mitigate the risk they take in growing food. You get amazing, fresh produce, they get paid no matter what. It's not something food consumers are very used to thinking about, because the grocery store exists. But it shows you a truth about food systems, the complexity, the risks, and the under-appreciated farmers making sure we can eat 3x a day. Buying a CSA is a risk, but it's also a vote. Help support #urbanfarming, #foodsecurity, #organic practices, and turning unused lawns into amazing #gardens that stop you in your tracks. I'm lucky enough to live close by to 2 kitty corner farms, and there are always a sight to behold! Flowers, veggies, bees, smiles, photos, conversations! An urban farm also means #community building, which creates appreciation & action towards a healthier food chain, a healthier environment, and a healthier you. Pick up of your box of locally grown goodness is on Wednesdays afternoon/evening at @luppolo_brewing in #EastVan. Get in touch with Camil cdumont@innercityfarms.com to buy your 16 week #harvest share for $500! That's $31/box for #organic (not certified), locally grown produce to nourish your health, your community, and the soil!  Big City Hippies Maddy, Jodie, Julia (missing Nela!) exploring the river, cause we are a family of #nature lovers! - Cousin Lovin' from #yyc! @jodsloan @hookedonplants @nelavision @bigcityhippies @bigcityhippiemaddy
     Rhodo #flowerpower  A beautiful #rainbow #sunset in #calgary last light! #yyc skies never disappoint. #bigskycountry #neature #getoutside #exploreAB
     Staying hydrated with @butterbabesinc - a blend of #shea, #coconut, #cacao, #jojoba, #mango butter, #aloe, Vitamin E, #almond butter, and #avocado butter. All the #butter for hydrated skin! You don't need too much of this rich mix to sooth and hydrate. My legs were beat up from bush whacking in shorts on the weekend - parched, ashy, cuts, bumps, bites. All better thanks to this #organic butter  #Local... so hot right now. Thank goodness cause #BigCityHippies value the #shoplocal movement, for environmental health, community health, and economic resiliency. When you shop local, you create jobs in your community, and keep money in your community. You reduce your #carbonfootprint, and you can increase your personal #health by walking to local shops! #bcbuylocal #thinkglobalactlocal #sustainabilityISwellness
     Sometimes, you really just need to put yourself and your energy first. It's not always easy, and often we have taken on too much. Protect your energy. Practice #SelfCare. Practice moderation. Practice love.  Attended the #ACAD Grad Show and LOVED this wall full of advice - there were tons of gems on these colourful post-it notes, encouraging inquisitiveness, introspection, continual learning, creating memories, helping others, and #selfcare. Congrats to the ACAD grads of 2017 and especially to my uncle Peter, who completed his masters in mixed media and craft - he makes incredible jewelry @redeft, with nature as his primary muse.
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Art of Living Retreats

Art of Living Retreats

Apr 10, 2017 | No Comments

In June 2016, my best friend Richelle and I joined Bianca & Jose at their Art of Living retreat on Bowen Island. We had been looking for an experience to share together that was beyond our usual repertoire, but that wasn’t a full blown trip/vacation. We literally googled on the phone together “Retreats in British […]

Golden Milk is Sunshine in a Cup

Golden Milk is Sunshine in a Cup

Apr 7, 2017 | No Comments

Making my own sunshine with a hot cup of Golden Milk! I love adding ginger, allspice, cinnamon and maple syrup or honey to my sunny turmeric powerhouse beverage.  I also love steaming my grass fed milk so it’s all frothy and fun!  Golden Milk is an Ayurvedic healing drink made with lots of turmeric, black […]

Quark on Toast 

Quark on Toast 

Apr 7, 2017 | No Comments

Grass-fed Quark, pesto, red cabbage sauerkraut, pepper & turmeric atop sourdough kamut rye toast = savoury anytime yum! I had it for breakfast.  A poached or fried egg would be a delicious addition!

Get OUTside with the Wild About Vancouver Festival

Get OUTside with the Wild About Vancouver Festival

Mar 29, 2017 | No Comments

Just like spring, the Wild About Vancouver Festival is close on our heels! From April 22 – 30, 2017, Vancouver & the Lower Mainland are invited to participate in FREE outdoor events hosted by local partners, such as schools, organizations, individuals, and businesses. This year, the goal is to have 80+ free events that promote […]

Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Healthful Oatmeal Latte

Oct 17, 2016 | No Comments

We are lucky ducks who got an espresso maker as a gift, and I use it ALL the time. Well, I’m pretty good about moderation, so really I use it about 2-3 x per week on myself. I love making different flavoured, healthy oatmeal, and I love lattes, so I thought “why not latte flavoured […]