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

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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

L’Occitane Foundation and World Sight Day

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. For 17 years, L’OCCITANE has worked with local NGOs to help fight avoidable blindness in 15 countries. Every year on World Sight Day, L’OCCITANE sells a special soap to help raise funds to support the fight against avoidable blindness … Continue reading L’Occitane Foundation and World Sight Day

#MentalHealth Awareness through #WorldMentalHealthDay and @SquishCandy Brainstorm in October

Squish Candies, based in Montreal, is known for their gummies crafted from the highest quality ingredients possible. When Douglas and I are in downtown together commuting from Granville Station, we like to pop by Squish Candies inside Top Shop to sample one of their 100 flavours of awesomely delicious gourmet gummies. Every month, Squish chooses to support a different cause and organization with their candy … Continue reading #MentalHealth Awareness through #WorldMentalHealthDay and @SquishCandy Brainstorm in October

Black Cat Awareness Month

After the unexpected long hot and humid summer we had over here on the West Coast, I’m glad that it’s already October. With that comes with more holidays and even more excuses to celebrate. To start off with my search for special days, I learned that October isn’t only known for Halloween and Thanksgiving for Canadians, but for other times of action like Black Cat … Continue reading Black Cat Awareness Month

#RestaurantsForChange on October 18th, 2017

On October 18, 2017, 92 restaurants in 19 cities across Canada will join together for the fourth annual Restaurants for Change event to donate proceeds from their dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada and local Community Food Centres. Funds raised have supported and continue to support healthy food programs in low-income communities. Make a dinner reservation at a participating restaurant on October 18, 2017 … Continue reading #RestaurantsForChange on October 18th, 2017

#CaribooCares campaign

This summer was a scorcher across many areas in Canada, especially across towns in British Columbia. BC Wildfire Forest Service declared this summer to be the worst season ever for wildfires. Over 900,000 hectares were burned from over 1,000 fires across BC since this April. Pacific Western Brewing (PWB) and those who love the Cariboo family of beers are joining forces in September to raise … Continue reading #CaribooCares campaign

Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

Last week, we were invited to the Vancouver installment of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series at Windsor Gallery in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district. The Artisan Series is an annual search to discover the best emerging visual artists from North America. Vancouver served as the premiere stop on the tour. The search is now in its eighth year, with new partner Artsy, an online resource for … Continue reading Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

#ShareBeauty with Shiseido Canada

The first time I learned about this campaign was when I watched a series of Tonight Show Hashtag videos on Youtube. In between the videos, this video of #ShareBeauty played. Between the exchanges of kind words and deeply thoughtful compliments, I admit I teared up for most of them. Seeing that these videos were of special events that happened in Quebec and Ontario, I secretly … Continue reading #ShareBeauty with Shiseido Canada

Ideas to help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey by @Honest

Locally on the west coast, this summer we have experienced such dry and hot sunny days, unlike the usual cooler sometimes rainy days in Vancouver of past summers. With many factors contributing to climate change globally, this in turn affects different communities across the world. Over the past few days, I have been seeing updates of Hurricane Irma in Florida and those who are recovering … Continue reading Ideas to help those affected by #HurricaneHarvey by @Honest