Sampling that ‘pura vida’ life in paradise
Text & Photography: Maia Leggott
The Osa Peninsula, located in southwestern Costa Rica, makes the perfect backdrop for Maia’s yoga teacher training course this past fall. Not too shabby, huh?
OVER THE COURSE OF MY LIFE THUS FAR, I have encountered three major love affairs: fashion, travel and yoga.
THE FIRST LOVE: FASHION. Your first true passion, the First Love is the one that leaves an impression on you for the rest of your life. I recall frilly party dresses, matching outfits with friends, and a dress up box to make even the best costume department jealous. My folks tell the story of a three-year-old T-ball player who spent games in the outfield keeping an eye on her bangles instead of the ball. As I grew older, I nurtured this love, feeding it with a fierce shopping addiction. And more recently, I began chronicling our romance in blog form, sharing my style romance more publicly with people online.
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What happens when art and food collide?
Interview by Chef Ilona Daniel
Now “Islanders by choice”, Stacy and Richard Toms have found their ideal home in the quaint community of Georgetown, P.E.I., while pursuing their passions for art and food. Submitted photo.
ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST, as the Island casts her spell and charms yet another set of visitors. This time, it’s the town of Georgetown, P.E.I., where Stacy and Richard Toms have, quite literally, set up shop in the historic Captain John Smith House. Chef Ilona Daniel recently caught up with the owners of The Maroon Pig Art Gallery & Sweet Shop for a G! style Q & A to find out why they decided to trade their urban lifestyle for the slower pace of rural life.
How did you first meet one another?
We met at a restaurant Stacy was managing at the time—it wasn’t love at first sight or even close to that. In fact, she tells me she was not impressed by me at all. It wasn’t until we were both working at an art gallery (about a year later) that we got to know one another and started dating. Read more »