Alissa Hansen is not only a beautiful ‘gazelle’ who models in her spare time but she’s also a gymnast, dancer, actor, yoga teacher and reiki healer.  This well-rounded lady is a beauty inside and out and this month’s photographer, Milan Elliott captures a bit of her heart, soul and and stunning form in the below photos.  We also caught up with her to ask her more about her career transitions, her favorite travel destinations and much more. Continue reading →


Just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver, the Roses & Waves Owner – Emily Van Elk, model – Alissa Hansen and photographer – Milan Elliott, hike down to a stunning North Vancouver location that is nothing short of feeling like you are a fairy from the magical rain forests of Avatar.  With the waterfall’s cool mist and sensual hugging water pouring down the mountain, we reflect what Roses & Waves represents and how places like this provides our inspiration everyday. Continue reading →