Foodie Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

With the weather being very cold, windy and rainy lately on the west coast, Douglas and I have been getting our steps in on weekends by exploring shops and stores under cozy roof-tops. And in between our stops, we have been wandering around seeing more advent calendar ideas, especially with snacks and other foodie goodness. Here are some advent calendar gift ideas for foodies on … Continue reading Foodie Advent Calendar Gift Ideas

Gift Ideas for the Dill Pickle-lover

Different nations celebrate their love for pickles in many ways and on different days with pickle-adorned decor and munching on a variety of pickles. On November 14th, it’s National Pickle Day in the US. Here are quirky decor gift ideas for the dill pickle-lover on your list. Christmas Pickle Glass Ornament When my sister-in-law received one as a gift from one of her students, it … Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Dill Pickle-lover

Boxes of Pocky

#PockyDay Gift Ideas

Growing up in Canada, I have always worn a poppy and shared a moment of silence at 11am on November 11th for Remembrance Day. I learned recently that in Japan, November 11th is known as Pocky Day, a day to celebrate Japan’s favourite stick snack. Glico, the makers of Pocky, chose November 11th as Pocky sticks look like the number one, hence 11-11. For the … Continue reading #PockyDay Gift Ideas

Holiday Beauty Advent Calendars Gift Ideas

With my multicultural family, we actually don’t have many traditions for celebrating the various holidays. Sometimes I wonder why we don’t include certain traditions like other families, but we like to keep the holidays as simple and stress-free as much as possible. Thankfully growing up on the West Coast, I have had the privilege to spend various holidays with different families and learn about their … Continue reading Holiday Beauty Advent Calendars Gift Ideas

Spanish Gin and Tonic at Cabriota Tapas

Gifts Ideas for the Gin Lover for National Gin Day

It was International Gin and Tonic Day every October 19th. And continuing to stay on the gin train, it’s National Gin day on December 7th. For those gin-lovers on your list, here are unique entertaining and gift ideas: Gin bottles up-cycled to glassware The Joy of Gin Luxury Gift Box From gorgeous gooey elderflower and gin marshmallows to the gin and tonic bath bomb this … Continue reading Gifts Ideas for the Gin Lover for National Gin Day

Fall Pampering with Pumpkin Beauty Products

It’s been a cold and wet this autumn. As I flocked to our nearby mall, Metropolis at Metrotown, to do some window-shopping, I popped into several skincare and beauty boutiques. I went to Lush to recycle and exchange my five clean, black pots of packaging for a fresh  face mask.  As the cold weather settled in the Pacific Northwest, many others had picked up a … Continue reading Fall Pampering with Pumpkin Beauty Products

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Celebrating Change-makers at WE Day Vancouver 2017

WE Day an international series of stadium-sized life changing events, bringing together world renowned speakers and performers. This October, we gathered with 20,000 students and educators at Rogers Arena to celebrate the contributions of young people. Alongside partners led by national co-title sponsors RBC and Telus, with celebrity speakers, renowned performers, and global thought leaders, WE Day Vancouver celebrated the remarkable stories of people creating … Continue reading Celebrating Change-makers at WE Day Vancouver 2017

Gifts Ideas for the Vodka-Lover

On weekends, Douglas and I like to drive out to a neighbourhood to walk around to explore new shops and restaurants. Last weekend we decided to check out two areas in southwestern Vancouver as it was cold and wet outside. We first checked out Marine Gateway, which surrounds the Marine Drive Skytrain Station, then flocked over to Oakridge Mall by Cambie and 41st. As Douglas … Continue reading Gifts Ideas for the Vodka-Lover

Holiday Mani ideas with CND

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Need ideas for nail art this holiday season? Leaning toward traditional Christmas Colours? Mistletoe, Serpentine, Kryptonite, Green Tea and Adorned Tinsel Treasure, Metallic Glitter Fade, Ruched Lace, Gilded Glimmer, and Gleaming Garland Santa, baby (PC: Onyx Aesthetics) I wonder if there is a way to make our manis not only look like candy, but smell like it. PC: Onyx… Continue reading Holiday Mani ideas with CND