Carina Clark Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5653 en Lessons learned from my life's journey through 2011 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/howcivilized/2012/01/04/lessons-learned-my-lifes-journey-through-2011 Carina Clark reflects on a year of friendship and family with appreciation for the past and optimism for the future.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/howcivilized/2012/01/04/lessons-learned-my-lifes-journey-through-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> How Civilized Advice 2011 appreciation family Friends friendship goals Gratitude holidays optimism reflection resolutions Thu, 05 Jan 2012 06:27:00 +0000 Carina Clark 10246 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Keith Urban brings country rock to Rogers Arena http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/2011/09/27/keith-urban-brings-country-rock-rogers-arena Keith Urban walked onto the stage at Rogers Arena on Monday night, all smiles as he bounced up and down, pounding out a long stream of rock songs and heartfelt ballads. His guitar playing was...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/2011/09/27/keith-urban-brings-country-rock-rogers-arena" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Culture country music rock concert Russel Maynard Vancouver concert Tue, 27 Sep 2011 15:43:00 +0000 Carina Clark 8846 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Finding spiritual meaning through mortality http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/howcivilized/2011/04/05/finding-spiritual-meaning-through-mortality It’s Sunday afternoon. Even the cherry blossoms and daffodils won’t stop the rain in Vancouver. Deep in thought, I head through the drizzle towards Horseshoe Bay on the express bus, oblivious to...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/howcivilized/2011/04/05/finding-spiritual-meaning-through-mortality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> How Civilized Advice Life Bowen Island mortality philosophy public transit SkyTrain spirituality travel Wed, 06 Apr 2011 11:55:00 +0000 Carina Clark 6810 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Julia Murray curates Il Museo at the Italian Culture Centre http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/2011/03/13/julia-murray-curates-il-museo-italian-culture-centre Il Museo, a community museum at the Italian Culture Centre in East Vancouver,&nbsp;opened its doors two years ago and Julia Murray became its new curator a few months ago.&nbsp;All exhibitions...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/art/2011/03/13/julia-murray-curates-il-museo-italian-culture-centre" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Art City Culture Craig's List Il Museo at the Italian Culture Centre Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:44:00 +0000 Carina Clark 6497 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Dinner with Millennium Trilogy co-star Michael Nyqvist http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/2011/01/28/dinner-millennium-trilogy-co-star-michael-nyqvist Michael Nyqvist, 50, the Swedish actor who became world famous after portraying the Blomqvist character in the Millennium Trilogy movies (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/film/2011/01/28/dinner-millennium-trilogy-co-star-michael-nyqvist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Film Girl with the Dragon tattoo Michael Nyqvist Millennium Trilogy Mission Impossible Swedish actors The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest The Girl Who Played With Fire Sat, 29 Jan 2011 12:03:00 +0000 Carina Clark 6159 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A Swedish goldsmith makes old European jewelry in Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/vancouver-women/2011/01/11/swedish-goldsmith-makes-old-european-jewelry-vancouver Pernilla Ahrnstedt, a Swedish Goldsmith, came to Vancouver in 1988, without knowing anything about her new prospective home town. "I had only heard about Montreal and Hull in Quebec, but never...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/vancouver-women/2011/01/11/swedish-goldsmith-makes-old-european-jewelry-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fashion Vancouver Women City Culture artist jewelry Sweden vancouver fashion Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:10:00 +0000 Carina Clark 6012 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Christmas in Gran Canaria http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/25/christmas-gran-canaria On this island off the cost of northwest Africa, the big celebration happens on January 6th.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/25/christmas-gran-canaria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas Season Life Gran Canaria holiday traditions nativity Sun, 26 Dec 2010 08:33:00 +0000 Carina Clark 5889 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Christmas in Finland http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/25/christmas-finland In the land of reindeer, families eat lute fish on Christmas Eve and celebrate Little Christmas on the Saturday before the first of advent.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/25/christmas-finland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas Season World Life holiday traditions Santa Claus Sun, 26 Dec 2010 05:46:00 +0000 Carina Clark 5870 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Christmas in Sweden http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/25/christmas-sweden All of Sweden seems to light up for the holidays...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/25/christmas-sweden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas Season World Life Christmas Trees glogg Julmust Sweden Sun, 26 Dec 2010 03:01:00 +0000 Carina Clark 5880 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Swedish star Michael Nyqvist's beautiful personal drama http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/2010/12/11/swedish-star-michael-nyqvists-beautiful-personal-drama Michael Nyqvist, the main male character in the popular Swedish movies "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl Who Played with Fire", and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest", arrived in...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/culture/books/2010/12/11/swedish-star-michael-nyqvists-beautiful-personal-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Books Film Culture and The Girl who kicked the hornet's nest Girl with the Dragon tattoo Just after dreaming Mission Impossible The Girl Who Played With Fire Tom Cruise Sun, 12 Dec 2010 01:43:00 +0000 Carina Clark 5733 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com