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

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

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

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

Holiday Beauty Ornaments at Sephora

It seems that every year, the promotions for Christmas sales seem to be showing up earlier and earlier in the calendar year. It’s currently September and the latest promotion for holiday sets arrived in my email inbox. Going through the holiday sets, I didn’t see anything that really catch my eye so far. However, remembering that my friend Joyce likes to pick-up special holiday edition … Continue reading Holiday Beauty Ornaments at Sephora

#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

Five Gift Ideas for your Bridal Party

It’s wedding season! Here are five unique gift ideas to give away as thank you gifts for your wedding or bridal party. All ideas can be easily be part of your carry-on luggage for your destination or out-of-town wedding and under $50 each. $ Disposable Cameras Like Monica, if you don’t want to wait a few weeks for physical professional prints, you can opt to … Continue reading Five Gift Ideas for your Bridal Party

Favourite Gift Items from #HProject – Uncrate Canada by Holt Renfrew

For a limited time, in honour of Canada’s 150th and Holt Renfrew’s 180th birthdays, s the H Project returns to select cities. The H Project boutiques in 50 Bloor Street West, Yorkdale, Square One, Calgary, and Vancouver feature a selection of socially responsible pieces from Canadian brands and designers. All Uncrate Canada goods are socially responsible by way of where they are made, by whom, … Continue reading Favourite Gift Items from #HProject – Uncrate Canada by Holt Renfrew

Throwback to Tea time at @Neverlandtea

I hope you had a wonderful long Victoria Day weekend! Did you know that the two busiest weekends for the BC Ferries in a calendar year are usually May’s Victoria Day long weekend and September’s Labour Day long weekend? Perhaps it’s because most people like to travel back and forth from Vancouver Island to the Mainland during warm weather, eh? This long weekend, Douglas and I … Continue reading Throwback to Tea time at @Neverlandtea

Salon-Pampering Gift Ideas

Looking to give your mom some luxury “me-time” for Mother’s Day or any other special occasion? Why not book an experience in a local salon? Here are my picks based on past experiences at salons in Vancouver, Canada. $$ – $$$ Suki’s Salon / Spa / Academy Looking to give your mom a hair makeover? Pick up a gift card to visit one of the … Continue reading Salon-Pampering Gift Ideas