Big City Hippies

Big City Living, 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.


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     Oh Rupi, your words are magic daggers ✨ @rupikaur_ #RupiKaur #quoteoftheday #feminist  I might just be smoke  . . . #vancouver #streetart #streetartquotes #motdujour #quote #quoteoftheday #dailyhivevan #vancouverisawesome #goexplore #railtown #gastown #porttown #downtown #DTES #veryvancouver #myvancouver #vancitylife
     Mmmmm nothing like #organic #coffee from @mojacoffee during #OrganicWeek #☕️# I often buy from Moja, as they are Organic, #FairTrade (not certified, but practising), roasted locally, I can refill the same bag over and over (almost #zerowaste), is close by, and tastes great. #Sustainability can be part of your coffee #ritual, contributing to a vibrant, #cleaneconomy that is good for the world. Moja has a great start being Certified Organic! Big City Hippies encourages Moja to go #DirectTrade, and ensure all suppliers are treated fairly, with dignity and respect in mind (Farmers and Mother Nature) in the growing, washing, processing, packaging, transportation, storage & marketing, to provide recyclable/compostable packaging, to reward zerowaste customers for their efforts, support environmental & community efforts in the countries they source from, and more - the list is long, inspiring and fun! They may be doing this already, but info was not available, and a customer service member was not certain. Moja, if you're doing it, tell us about it! Consumers want to support great, #ethical businesses! . . . #ChooseCanadaOrganic#sustainablefood #sustainabilityiswellness #gogreen #ecohealth #goorganic #beantocup #latte #grassfed #momentofzen #shoplocal #vancouver #supportlocal #espresso #coffeetime #nongmo #greenliving #CanadaOrganic  When your #wedding venue is #NatureRich, decor can be simple, letting the beauty of the scenery do most of the talking. An #orchard wedding with @orchardbythelake was so perfect - #farm stuff, #appleorchard, #honeysuckle #flowers, blueberries, plum trees, grape canopies, twinkle lights, and #lakeokanagan in the background. We couldn't have dreamed of a better place to #meetthebyrkas!
     This #clutch is actually a #vintage / #retro #upcycled eyeglass case. Purchased at a #craftfair a few years back, it simply had some extra hardware and a gold chain added - and it's my go to "dressy" purse. The #floral design and colours ensure that it goes with pretty much any outfit! Repurposing win! Do you have random trinkets you could transform into something new? I bet you do! One of my favourite mottos is "use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" ♺ . . . #Reduce #Reuse #Recycle #reducereuserecycle #diy #sustainability #environmentalist #bigcityhippies #getcreative #makersgonnamake #yvr #fashion #sustainablefashion #hippiestyle #ecochic #boho #glassescase #fallwedding  An amazing setting for dinner to celebrate Devin & Kristen! @orchardbythelake is stunning, with this grape vine covered indoor/outdoor venue. ✨ lights and  clusters hanging above your head makes for some pretty special magic #meetthebyrkas
     Did you see our feature interview & recipe with @hookedonplants? These cool fall mornings are perfect for hot breakfasts with the bounty of summer fruit! Link in profile!  #organic thai #blackrice with coconut milk, ginger, cinnamon, #mango, #strawberries, #coconut, #walnuts, coconut oil, and #chiaseeds for a fruity, warm #ohmazing #breakfastbowl Enjoy #alfresco with some #nature sounds & views ## . . . #BigCityHippies #goorganic #healthfood #RealFood #LetFoodBeThyMedicine #nutrition #holistichealth #CookAtHome #TreatYourBodyRight #YouAreWhatYouEat #recipe #EatClean #HolisticNutrition #eatwholefoods #gastropost #NutritionAction #feedfeed  It's National #OrganicWeek - get after it Big City Hippies! #ChooseCanadaOrganic #COABC
     ✨ Golden Moments ✨ A #Turmeric #Latte aka #GoldenMilk for a #nightcap on this blustery fall evening   Wining, not complaining #
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Miso Squash Soup

Miso Squash Soup

Sep 15, 2017 | No Comments

August turned to September, and boom! Just like that, there was a big ol’ squash in our weekly box of CSA veggies from Inner City Farms. Normally when I buy a squash, it ends up sitting on my counter for months till I finally remember to use it. They are excellent, edible fall decor, so […]

Simple Kitchen Pantry Face Mask 

Simple Kitchen Pantry Face Mask 

Sep 12, 2017 | No Comments

Self Care face mask morning! This is a Turmeric Honey mask, made with ingredients found in your own kitchen! Mix up 2 tablespoons of the highest quality honey you can get (manuka honey is the gold of golden honeys), mix in some Turmeric powder, some cinnamon, and maybe a drop of lavender essential oil for […]

Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Mango Ginger Salmonberry Smoothie

Aug 16, 2017 | No Comments

Power Up your smoothie with wild berries! Foraged Salmonberries were a great addition to this mango ginger smoothie! Ingredients mango (we used organic, frozen) salmonberries (foraged – not available in stores) banana (one medium-ish sized) kale (a few leaves) tahini (a tablespoon-ish) ginger (a small knob) yogurt (plain, grass-fed, a few tablespoons water (a splash […]

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 […]