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

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

Flavoured Craft Beer Features at VCBW Festival 2017

For the father or friend that prefers flavoured features in their craft brews of beer or cider, here are craft beer gift-themed ideas that caught our eye during the VCBW Festival. Sunday Commute via EVO Douglas and I live near Metrotown in Burnaby, so we walked over and hopped into an EVO as we wanted to smooth trip to the PNE Grounds without worrying about … Continue reading Flavoured Craft Beer Features at VCBW Festival 2017

Gift Ideas for the Craft-Beer Loving Dad from @VCBW’s Opening Night

With 30 taster tickets between Douglas and I, we sampled as many of the featured craft beer releases by the event’s participating local breweries at the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Night at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Here are gift ideas for the craft-beer loving dad found at the event, just in time for Father’s Day. Andina Brewing Company Among all the growler … Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Craft-Beer Loving Dad from @VCBW’s Opening Night

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

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

Boy DJ Hip Oh

We were tasked to look for new clothes while our nephews from Vancouver Island stayed with us in Metro Vancouver. Since I would be dragging an 8-year-old and an 9-year-old around Downtown Vancouver, I planned out a few places with visits to toy stores in between. This is a Polyvore Board put together to plan for their visit to the city.   Boy DJ Hip … Continue reading Boy DJ Hip Oh

Make It Vancouver November 2012 – Fashion and Fun Photos

Originally posted on yumiang's archive:
Here are some additional Fashion and fun highlights of Make It Vancouver – Winter edition from November 8th to 11th, 2012. Here are some featured exhibitors of some gifts and things that caught my eye in regards to being “hyper-local” Vancouver and practically pretty. sugar + candy Anyone as houndstooth pattern obsessed like me… This definitely was eye candy for… Continue reading Make It Vancouver November 2012 – Fashion and Fun Photos

K-Beauty Pop-Up Shop at Nordstrom

On my way back home, before I start my commute from Downtown back to Burnaby by skytrain, I like to walk through Nordstrom to window shop. I like walking by the entrance by the Nordstom Ebar and Sugarfina to see the latest pop-up store. Seeing that the recent pop-up was KBeauty from February 10th to March 26th, I popped in to see if there was something I could … Continue reading K-Beauty Pop-Up Shop at Nordstrom