I was back in Vancouver the week of May 7 for a number of very special events. On May 7, 1992, exactly 20 years ago, I crossed the border on a Greyhound bus into Canada at Fort Erie, Ontario to begin my new life. It was my official “Day of Landing” – the day that I became a landed immigrant and my first step ever into my new country. What a ride the past two decades has been – a ride full of challenges, joy, beauty, sadness, wonder and lessons. The biggest lesson of them all? The tremendous power of persistence – to never, never, ever give up in the pursuit of a dream. I am a proud and grateful Canadian so it seemed fitting to celebrate the day with a dinner party for a few of my closest friends – some of the people who have been so instrumental in my happiness and success over the past 20 years.

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On March 21 we hosted a pre-launch party for My Fat Little Rule Book in the beautiful Rosewood suite at the top of the Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. This event was exclusively for members of the media and Vancouver’s Fashion and Foodie bloggers so if you were not there, stay tuned for a more inclusive book reading when the book is released in traditional print form! In the meanwhile, please click here to purchase the ebook version, and enjoy the video from the glamorous Pre-Launch Party for My Fat Little Rule Book!

If you were at the party, you are most likely in the video. I had such a wonderful evening and I loved meeting so many fabulous and talented bloggers and members of the media.

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“Finally, a diet book that is NOT a a diet book. No gimmicks, no secrets, just pure common sense. Jacquie lays out the facts in a humorous and clever fashion, making it almost impossible to fail. It’s unflinchingly honest, brave, and proves yet again that if you commit to something, you can make it happen. Who says you can’t have it all? Even if you’re not trying to lose weight, you’ll burn calories laughing!”
~ Samantha Brandon, purchased My Fat Little Rule Book on April 24

“While her 15 rules address the challenge of balancing fashion, fitness and food through personal struggle and triumph, they’re also about goal-setting and living your life exactly the way you want.

My beautiful friend and fellow fashionista, Rebecca Bree Rawlinson, has taken the entrepreneurial plunge and is about to open her own store: Rebecca Bree Boutique. I am so very proud of her. It takes plenty of courage and guts to follow a dream and turn it into reality.

I’ve decided to dedicate my first-ever interview on my website to Rebecca and her new boutique (see above). In it, Rebecca shares her top 3 tips for taking that risk and following a passion. What do you think? Isn’t she great? Be sure to watch the video clip all the way through…there is a bit of a surprise at the end! (wink)

For more information on Rebecca Bree Boutique, be sure to check out the www.rebeccabree.com.