Gift Ideas for World Pasta Day

When I think of pasta, I chuckle from remembering one of Russell Peter’s jokes about racial integration. Folks, you know if the world’s gonna mix we should start mixing people now that would never normally mix, you know. Like hook up a Jamaican with an Italian. They could have little “Pastafarians”, you know. Celebrate World Pasta Day on October 25th by surprising a pasta-lover with … Continue reading Gift Ideas for World Pasta Day

Inspiring Cocktails for International Gin & Tonic Day

Gin and Tonic cocktails remind me of when I used to listen to albums after albums of the Barenaked Ladies when Steven Page was still part of the group. The first time I learned about g&t’s was when I listened to their song, “Alcohol” from their album Stunt. Forget the cafe latte Screw the raspberry iced tea A Malibu and Coke for you, a G&T … Continue reading Inspiring Cocktails for International Gin & Tonic 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

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

Ideas to for a Pumpkin-decorated Autumn around the House

This upcoming weekend it will be Thanksgiving long weekend for us Canadians on October 9th. There are similarities between why and how Canadians and Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. For Canadians, we have Thanksgiving a month earlier as it signifies our season of harvest. As Canada is north on the map, we tend to see the start of the harvest season earlier than our neighbours to the … Continue reading Ideas to for a Pumpkin-decorated Autumn around the House

#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

5 Free Kids Meals with every $5 donation at @bostonpizza

Company: Boston Pizza Causes: Self-esteem, Education, Community Organizations: Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects, Big Brothers Big Sisters, JDRF, Kids Help Phone, Live Different and Rick Hansen Foundation Year: 2017 The last time we babysat our nephews was when they were visiting from Vancouver Island. Both Douglas and I were surprised to see how much fast-food they downed when we went to go eat out. As much as we … Continue reading 5 Free Kids Meals with every $5 donation at @bostonpizza

#fvindiemarket at Coquitlam Town Centre Park

Company: Various and Loving Local Causes: Shopping Local, Supporting local businesses from the Fraser Valley and Tricities Organization: Donations supporting Salvation Army BC Fire Relief Year: 2017 Near Coquitlam Town Centre this weekend? Check out the latest Fraser Valley Indie Market on Saturday, August 26th 2017 from 11am to 7pm. Admission is by donation, to go toward Salvation Army BC Wildfire Relief. Follow along on … Continue reading #fvindiemarket at Coquitlam Town Centre Park

Celebrating Summer with a Farm to Table Dinner at @CentralParkFarm

We were whisked away in a mini bus courtesy of Destination BC from Vancouver to a magical, long table dinner in Langley at Central Park Farms to enjoy a local, fresh ingredients-focused menu designed by Chef Adrian Beaty, alongside Langley-based farmers and producers.
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#METTREATS with @MetropolisatMet from August 11th to 20th, 2017

Company: Metropolis at Metrotown Causes: Community Support Organization: Burnaby Neighbourhood House Year: 2017 From August 11th to 20th, Metropolis at Metrotown hosted Metropolis Tasty Treats, a mouth-watering and whimsical exhibit featuring larger-than-life food art displays, sampling from sweet & salty snack retailers, and contest giveaways. During the 10-day exhibit, located in Grand Court, endless selfies were snapped in front of the jumbo displays such as … Continue reading #METTREATS with @MetropolisatMet from August 11th to 20th, 2017