“My PaPa Says”….

I’m pretty darn excited to announce that I have unravelled another avenue of creativity and launched a  line of greeting cards under the brand RARE LITTLE BIRD entitled, “My Papa Says…” 
Based on my 89 year old grandfather, I’ve created these feel good cards inspired by images taken over the years and paired with his wise yet humorous quotes. Shared by one of the most classiest, wittiest and stylish men in my life, I wanted to create something special that signified our bond together. Whether it be visits in person or weekly Sunday night chats by phone they always leave me laughing, smiling and forever grateful. There’s no rhyme or reason. For any occasion a hand stamp phrase on the envelope says it all, “these cards are  just supposed to make you feel good”. – CS xx
A neighbourhood clothing shoppe.
1575 West 6th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V6J 1R1
Shoppe hours:
Tuesday thru Friday 10:00 – 6:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00
Sunday: 11:00 – 4:00
ONE OF A FEW (January 2014) 
354 Water Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1B6
Store hours:
Monday – Thursday 11:00 -6:00
Friday 11:00 – 7:00
Saturday 11:00 – 6:00
Sunday 11:00 – 5:00



Sunday Strollin.

Sunday was the perfect day for a stroll along the seawall. Do you ever have the urge to just throw on the ol iPod, listen to some favorite tunes and set your mind free? I do. All of the time. There is nothing better than just letting your mind go, take in the sunshine, the smell of the ocean, clean air and appreciating LIFE.

I am the queen of “TO DO” lists. As a matter of fact I love it. I love writing lists, using a date book, crossing out the days goals, the list of items I would like to buy,  highlighting the appointments I’ve made and at the end of the year flipping back to see all the while out, scribbles, doodles, and coffee dates! (my favorite). Everyday I take the time even for about 5 minutes to clear my mind, thank the universe for my accomplishments, be open to the unexpected, be grateful for all the family, friends and opportunities in my life. Oh! and set mini goals to accomplish for my week. I’m learning to take time out of my daily routines to be still and quiet  for a few minutes in my day. (which is hard for me to do sometimes) and not get down if I don’t get something done during the week or something doesn’t go the way I expected. For some reason it may be for the best. I think it’s important to find a place to stretch your thoughts. For me I like to clear my head  in the bathtub (you need bubbles though), sauna, or on the floor  laying on a yoga matt, closing my eyes and visualizing the big picture. I’ve learned to put the horse blinders on and eliminate the things I need not be around, or the things that make me anxious. I believe  everyone’s adventure is different and you are meant to BE in your moment and place, so I’m learning to appreciate it. I think that’s why it’s called, “Choose Your Own Adventure”. You can only take the steps towards shaping your path.  Every thought has the potential to become great and when your mind is clear its easier to do. So for me, a person whose mind is like a hamster on a wheel loves it when the hamster finally takes a nap or goes for a walk. So the next time you are feeling like you need to clear your head…don’t feel like you need to  run it off…..instead walk it out. And don’t forget your horse blinders. – Christina XO

Sunday Stroll.

I used to read these all of the time! HA! “Holy Shit Where Am I”. We’ve all felt this way at some point or another! EMBRACE THE SHIT!!!