Holiday Advent Calendars for Kids

Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids

Just a few more weeks until Christmas and another fast-approaching days until the beginning of December. This year I find our family and work holiday gatherings are starting earlier in the year. Recently, my friend Annie was helping our work social committee with researching gift ideas for families and their kids for our upcoming Christmas brunch. Inspired by her research, here are holiday advent calendar … Continue reading Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids

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

Holiday Mani ideas with CND

Originally posted on yumiang's archive:
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

Hello Kitty x Sugarfina at Nordstrom in Vancouver

Hello Kitty and Sanrio fans flocked to Sugarfina at Nordstrom’s in Downtown Vancouver to the special party in early October. Guests were invited to sample and check out the latest offerings of Sugarfina Candy with the cutest Sanrio Characters. The special treats included: Hello Kitty’s Bow Gummies Hello Kitty’s Mama’s Apple Pie Gummies Gudetama Lazy Gummy Eggs Keroppi “Donut Pond” Jelly Beans Chococat Chocolate Caramels … Continue reading Hello Kitty x Sugarfina at Nordstrom in Vancouver

#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

Vancouver, BC, Canada: Top 5 Tourist Attractions

Originally posted on Bowsing Around the World:
I recently came back to my hometown, Vancouver, BC, for a visit and coincidently, my relatives from out-of-town were visiting at the same time. While showing them around, I was able to be a tourist in my hometown for a few days, which allowed me to compile a list of top tourist attractions in Vancouver, BC. 1. Queen… Continue reading Vancouver, BC, Canada: Top 5 Tourist Attractions

Upcycling @PurdysChocolate Truffle boxes into Cuff link Gift Boxes

To source gifts with symbols with that have significant meaning to the recipient can be challenging when we are constrained with the amount of time we have and budget. Ordering online can be be good for our pockets, but the impact in gift giving may be small without the right presentation to go along with it. While I was picking up packaged glassware in preparation … Continue reading Upcycling @PurdysChocolate Truffle boxes into Cuff link Gift Boxes

New Music Tuesdays supporting Saint James Music Academy at @tacofinoVAN by @BeatRouteBC

Company: Tacofino, Beat Route BC Cause: James Music Academy After-School Program Year: 2017 Looking for a date night idea with great food, music and where proceeds go to help a local cause? Starting from May 2nd, 2017, there will be New Music Tuesdays organized by BeatRoute Magazine at Tacofino Hastings (at 2327 E Hastings St in Vancouver, near Nanaimo Street). From 5PM to 10PM, there will be taco … Continue reading New Music Tuesdays supporting Saint James Music Academy at @tacofinoVAN by @BeatRouteBC