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Where Mari Posts

Blogsite Studio

The DIY side of The Studio, offering tips and tutorials on WordPress web design and maintenance, blogging, social media, and online trends. Subscribe and get the ebook, Secure Your WordPress Website.

Tasting Room Confidential

News, reviews, wine, beer, spirits, food pairing and travel tips for British Columbia, California, Washington, Michigan, and Virginia wine country. Plus, other stuff.

BC Association of Travel Writers

BCATW promotes and supports travel media in British Columbia by providing an annual symposium, monthly Meetups, the Buzz monthly newsletter, media cards, networking and social media. Join today!


Design and Tutorials
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Learn WordPress!

Take a tutorial from Mari and she’ll have you posting in an hour!

Mari is located in Vancouver, BC, where you can meet her in person, or….thanks to the magic of Skype, Mari can work with anyone in the world !

The Studio Web Design

The Studio is a Vancouver-based web design group specializing in giving your web presence a modern look, backed by solid structure and a reliable maintenance and promotion program. 

We help clients take an idea and turn it into Internet marketing genius! 

Blogsite Studio on Youtube

Blogsite Studio on YouTube

Mari Kane’s Blogsite Studio channel is all about WordPress, blogging and internet marketing. If you want to blog or build a website on WordPress, this is the best channel to subscribe to.


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Hemp Seed: High Protein That Won’t Make You High – Edible Vancouver, Winter 2017

When I first discovered the power of the hemp seed back in the mid-1990s, its shell had yet to be cracked, which meant eating hemp usually filled your teeth with green plant matter. Thanks to modern dehulling technology, the heart of the hemp seed has since been freed from its shell.

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Stocked Up: Pitching for Change at Vancouver Soup – Edible Vancouver, Spring 2017 

What do you get when Vacouverites mix community activism with democratic capitalism, add a pinch of soul food, and stir? You get Vancouver SOUP, a delicious way to crowdfund community projects on a full stomach.

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A Taste of Gastown’s Past – Edible Vancouver, Autumn 2016

In all the times I’ve passed through Vancouver’s Waterfront Station, I’d never noticed that half of the side pillars are flat. Nor did I know why: The Canadian Pacific Railway ran out of money for round pillars when they built the terminal back in 1914. These factoids were entertainingly illuminated on a recent Taste Vancouver Food Tour of Gastown, the city’s oldest neighbourhood.

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The Modern Hemp Industry Comes of Age – Hemp Biz Journal, October 2016

It’s hard to believe that the modern hemp industry is over 20 years old. When I started publishing the bimonthly newsletter, HempWorld — The International Hemp Journal, in 1994 there were only a couple dozen hemp companies in the nascent industry to write about.



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