It’s been two months postpartum. My first 30 days with baby was the hardest! The learning curve was so steep – I was not mentally nor physically ready! To celebrate I took a well deserved day at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. First […]
SkinCeuticals by Project Skin recently opened its first medical aesthetic boutique in CF Richmond Centre Mall, British Columbia. I am so excited for this beautiful new location for advanced skincare and expert skin treatments just minutes away from work! There are plenty of free parking and […]
Chef Curtis Luk (Mission Kitsilano) will be taking stage on the Cooking Stage at the BC Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 PM. And we’ve got the perfect prize for you! Read on!
BC Home + Garden Show
“We are thrilled to be welcoming back a number of industry celebrities and show favourites to Vancouver for the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show,” said Tyson Kidd, show manager for Marketplace Events, producers of the BC Home + Garden Show. “The return of household names Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., will certainly attract homeowners looking for tips to take their home and garden renos to the next level as we kickstart the spring season. There will certainly be no lack of fresh ideas and inspiration for Vancouverites at this year’s show.”
Feb 22 to 26, 2017 at BC Place Studium
- Adults (13+) $16.00
- Adults (13 +) Online $13.00
- Seniors (60+) $13.00
- Seniors (60+) Online $10.00
- Seniors (60+) $6.00 Before 6pm on Thursday & Friday Only
- Children 12 years & under FREE
For more information visit http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com
Mission Kitsilano + BC Home + Garden Show Contest
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Feb 22nd, 2017 11:59pm PST
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Finally got around to opening my January Must Have Box from Popsugar. I’ve been down with this nasty cold that got me feeling low in energy for the past few weeks. But now that I’m better, I can’t wait to get back into doing some […]
Ford Canada graciously took us out with their brand new Ford Fusion 2017. What a better way to exemplify this vehicle by going to a town in Vancouver that is experiencing the combination of old traditions and new changes. East and West Old and New Traditions and Modern […]
TATCHA Skincare is one of my FAVORITE skincare line as of late. I love that it is based on ancient Geisha skincare traditions which is ideal for my fair Asian skin. The company is based in San Francisco, USA. Everything from their ingredients to their beautiful packaging really amazes me. I’ve been using these their hero products – Rice Enzyme Powder, Camellia Cleansing Oil, Deep Hydration Firming Serum, and Dewy Skin Mist – consistently for a few months now and find that my skin simply glows. You can read more about my review here.
Parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA.
The packaging on each bottle feels very luxurious. The emblem, the washi paper wrapper and sticker and the gold detailing is on point. The package even came with a handwritten card. I felt appreciated and valued.
Purifying Trio Gift Set is a great starter kit. This purifying trio offers your skin a fresh start every day. The One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil removes makeup and melts the day away while the Rice Enzyme Powder exfoliates to reveal smooth glowing skin. Use the 100% Pure Silk Polishing Face Cloth with either of these items to help boost exfoliation while nourishing skin.
Day 6 – Win 1 TATCHA Skincare’s Purifying Trio Gift Set (valued $115)
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Dec 12th, 2016 11:59pm PST
Spin Society is an indoor cycle studio in downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver. I love training at their studio. It is gorgeous and fresh. I love the high energy music and encouraging and inspiration trainers! Even those 6am classes are almost bearable! I just want to […]
This is my FAVORITE time of year! December is the most wonderful time of year! Christmas tree decorations, dinner parties and fancy dresses! Nomss is back for the 2nd annual 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways!!! (You can check out last year’s event here) Each day […]
So you’ve heard we finally bought a Christmas tree! My first tree of my 30-something year old human life (Yes, I live in a well)! I wanted it to be the best damn Pinterest-worthy Christmas tree with the best holiday ornaments! I couldn’t help BUT drool over these uber cute emoji decorations with thousands heart eyes beaming! 😍😍😍
Here are few of my favorite emoji decorations! Any on your list?
Donut Ornament Set @ Urban Outfitters
Sushi Ornament @ Urban Outfitters
Macaron Ornament Set @ Urban Outfitters
Pizza Slice @ Urban Outfitters
Hickory Smoked Bacon (Glitter) @ Urban Outfitters
Avocado @ Urban Outfitters
Popsicle Stick Glitter @ Urban Outfitters
Mini Taco Pinata @ Urban Outfitters
We finally bought a Christmas tree. This will also be my first ever Christmas tree. So ideally I want to find the perfect holiday ornaments and holiday themed accents for our new home. I want to find festive but also modern, classy and stylish shapes […]
When does Black Friday start? Black Friday is the sales bonanza that takes place November 25 – one day after Thanksgiving in the United States. While our friends down South are finally enjoying their turkey with friends and family; Christmas is only a month away! […]
Christmas is just a month away! ‘This the season to to gift your love ones with things they’ve been eyeing on. Support local with coveted items readily available in Vancouver and Canada. Holiday season is just around the corner! Don’t wait! Start your holiday shopping early to avoid last minute rushes when you could be relaxing at home and at dinner parties!
What’s on your wish list?
Delight the chocolate lovers on your list with a culinary journey to the City of Lights. BETA5 Chocolates’ 2016 holiday collection, Christmas in Paris, pays tribute to one of the world’s most romantic, delicious and historic cities. The holiday collection is a celebration in itself, ideal for sharing (or not) with family, friends and colleagues. Available in six and twelve piece chocolate boxes, the Christmas in Paris collection can be purchased in-store and online as of November 22.
There is also the unmissable Peppermint Crunch Polygon Bar, Spiced Pecan Pebbles, and, the gift you didn’t even know you wanted, a Lump of Coal! Despite what your mother told you, this year getting a lump of coal ends up being a delicious blend of dark rum caramel, eggnog ganache and spiced praline in a dark chocolate shell.
This holiday season bank on the importance of Collagen. It is one of the most important structural components in our bodies, representing 1/15th of our total body weight. WithinUs TruMarine™ Collagen is a natural health supplement of collagen that focuses on beauty from within. Beauty is perceived nourishing from the inside out. While topical creams aid in overall hydration, moisturizing the epidermis is only temporary. Collagen lies beneath the dermis.
Inniskillin is an award-winning Canadian winery located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Inniskillin Icewine provides a sophisticated and unique taste renowed for its layers of tropical and citrus fruit flavors and aromatic ranges of mango, peach, lychee and lemon.
Chocolatier Thomas Haas is warming up the winter and loading Santa’s sleigh with a collection of Christmas-themed confections, stocking stuffers and baked goods available exclusively at Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie like cute whimsical treats like Rudolph in the Forest or Mr. Snowman — Whimsical festive chocolate treats filled with caramel and chocolate-covered truffle cubes, almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios ($59 each).
Gifts from the world’s finest luxury tea brand are always timelessly chic and elegantly creative. From seasonal blends to signature tea sets, TWG Tea has something for everyone on the list available at a variety of price points.
The eye-catching Red Christmas Collector’s Tea Tin ($228, 50 teabags) is a gorgeously crafted ruby red collector’s tin filled with the luxurious Red Christmas Tea – a blend of theine-free red tea with a festival of holiday spices promising an assembly of rich flavours.
Running around shopping and getting to places? Leave your purse and umbrella at home. This waterproof rain jacket was designed with plenty of interior storage to stash your essentials. A cinched hood lets you adjust the fit and helps keep the moisture out when you’re going to and from your sweat session.
One can never have too many sweets during the holidays especially when they come from newly minted Cacao Barry Ambassador Christophe Bonzon! He is ready to enchant people of all ages this festive season with his 2016 holiday chocolate collection lineup of bonbon-filled chocolate art sculptures, all inspired by nature: a large Classic Golden Acorn; Slippery Penguin sliding down Grouse Mountain; Bear Hug featuring a brown bear beside a Christmas Tree; and Santa’s Boot of surprises. Returning favourites include Rudolf, Father Christmas, and the fan-favourite melting Frosty the Snowman. Sculptures range from $17.95 for a small to $59.95 for an extra large.
AG Hair creates a new standard of beauty through handcrafted products that deliver on their promise. Born from a passion for quality, AG Hair is a celebrated Canadian brand that uses a meticulous selection of natural ingredients. Make your gift count: a portion of every bottle sold supports One Girl Can, a registered charity that provides educational opportunities to underprivileged girls in Africa. Featuring a range of gifts for him and her, AG keeps gifts stylish, on budget, and helps everyone on the list reach their #HAIRGOALS.
- This Super Hero Gives Back while treating unruly winter hair. Firewall Argan Flat Iron Spray ($24, 5oz), protects and smoothes hair and flyaways and adds incredible shine. 50 cents from each of the unique limited edition Firewall Spray is donated to One Girl Can this holiday season.
- Achieve healthy holiday hair with the Moisture Infusion Box Set ($40), which includes AG’s Moisture Mask and Cleansing Cream. The two-step process infuses dry, coarse hair with all the moisture.
- From the boy next door to dapper gentlemen, the Handsome Holiday Style Kits ($20) are the perfect gift for him and include a free shampoo and body wash.
- Brighten up holiday hair vibes with Shampoo & Conditioner Sets for every hair type on the list, starting from $24.99.
What’s on your wishlist? Let me know!
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