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Just getting started:

Finally, I found a reason to start a blog of my own. You are probably thinking that I didn’t need one but I am the kind of person, who needs a reason to commit to something. Now that I am planning a wedding, keeping everyone on both coasts in sync about the upcoming nuptials seemed to be the jolt I needed to get my personal blog up and running. And the more I blog, the more I love it. For someone, who is used to writing corporate docs and marketing materials most days, I am still trying to find my personal blogger’s voice. My free voice, as I like to call it. It is slowly coming to me.

What you may find here: wedding info including things to do and places to stay in Vancouver and Vancouver Island, culinary tips or recipes I have tried, gushy tales (i can be pretty sappy) or tales from the trenches (start-up life), products and places I love or think you should stay away from, and anything else that comes to mind. I am usually a pretty organized individual/writer but I think I will let this blog have a life of it’s own.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to share your thoughts with me.

Here’s the skinny on my other life:

Maura Rodgers – Entrepreneur, Culinary/Wine Enthusiast, Party Planner & Mother of 2

Maura originally hails from west of Boston, MA and moved to Vancouver, BC Canada after her first Internet start-up, Spinway sold to Kmart in 2000. Since moving to Canada, Maura has studied wine @ Dubrulle and attended Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts on Granville Island while raising her two children, Emma & Jack. Recently, Maura started another Internet company, Strutta with Danny and organizes Launch Party Vancouver (LPV), a local mixer for tech entrepreneurs, bloggers and investors.


4 thoughts on “About

  1. I for one, Maura, am so glad I met you (you too Danny)!
    You are like a tropical ocean breeze – warm, inviting, playful and yes, sensual! You are quite unlike anyone else I used to know in my former MBA-competitive, consulting life. You have also brought all these beautiful women into my life – Robin, Julie, Karle, Fran – and enriched it further, and for that I am forever in your debt. It was very out of character for me to “pick you up” at the pool the way I did, but seeing 8-month old Emma in her leopard-print swim diapers, I knew you guys were a special family. Thanks for continuing to invite us to your parties (even after what I did to your rose bushes), for showing me how to revel in my birthday month, for gently encouraging me to go where I am not yet comfortable, and for including me in your special day!
    I know it will be an affair to remember!
    Love, laughter & happiness to the R&R clan always!
    XOX, Nancy

  2. @ Nancy. You win the prize for making me teary. You are not allowed to give me any cards on the day. đŸ™‚ I am so happy you will be a part of this celebration. As you know, I have waited a LONG time for this. This will be my biggest event yet and by far, the most special.

  3. Reading your and Nancy’s blogs,just makes me want to get visiting with all of you more .I am so looking forward to see you and your family and can you just believe it ,you will be a MARRIED LADY than .oooxxxMoni

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