Limited edition, artist-designed sneaker brand @SixHundredFour

If you’re looking to pick up a unique gift that also gives back, for a fashionista on your list, go visit Six Hundred Four. One day on a photowalk, we walked by this new space featuring limited edition sneakers designed by Vancouver-based artists at this Gastown gallery. Each artist is featured on a total of 604 pairs, spread across four styles. Every pair is laser-engraved … Continue reading Limited edition, artist-designed sneaker brand @SixHundredFour

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

#MVRP50 – Celebrate 50 Years of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

As an incentive to get us exploring the many wondrous regional parks this summer, here are several ways to celebrate Metro Vancouver Regional Parks 50th Anniversary. Rewarding Passport Program Here’s how it works: Get your passport (either paper or digital) Visit one of the 18 participating regional parks Collect a different stamp at each one Earn rewards. Win prizes! Knowing me, I tend to leave … Continue reading #MVRP50 – Celebrate 50 Years of Metro Vancouver Regional Parks

#150PLUSWISHES with Starbucks Canada

What do you wish for Canada’s future? For every wish submitted, Starbucks will donate $1 up to a total of $150,000 to charities that provide support for youth who need extra help finding meaningful employment. How do you send your wish? Write your wish on a Starbucks cup and snap a photo or Snap a photo that reflects your wish written in your caption. I … Continue reading #150PLUSWISHES with Starbucks Canada

Gift Ideas found at VEG Expo 2017

While I lived near Commercial Drive, I shared the top floor of an old house with a couple of roommates. Ken was a chef in a high-end downtown restaurant and Edie was a top-notch lifesaver with first aid at concerts and working on finishing her nursing studies. One of my favourite things about living with roommates is sharing various foods and drinks. Thinking back, there … Continue reading Gift Ideas found at VEG Expo 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

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

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 and Tecate beer specials along with music and giveaways.  A … Continue reading New Music Tuesdays supporting Saint James Music Academy at @tacofinoVAN by @BeatRouteBC

Books with McDonald’s Canada Happy Meals and #OwnABookGiveABook

There are times where I like to pop into McDonald’s to pick up a Happy Meal as it’s just the right size for a quick on-the-go meal. Usually I pick between the boys’ toy, so I can pass it on to our nephews, or the girls’ toys, especially if they’re Hello Kitty themed. From May 16th, families can choose from a book or toy when … Continue reading Books with McDonald’s Canada Happy Meals and #OwnABookGiveABook

Beeswax Beauty at Rocky Mountain Soap

Instead of sugar, I like to add honey to sweeten my coffees and other edibles. Besides edibles, I like to incorporate as much honey or beeswax in my bodycare routine. Beeswax is known to have many naturally positive qualities, thus it is very versatile for aromatic, therapeutic and dermatological applications. It naturally soothes and protects dry and sore skin by creating a moisture barrier, drawing … Continue reading Beeswax Beauty at Rocky Mountain Soap

Gift Ideas for the Stylish Mom

They say that April Showers bring May Flowers. Though I love all kinds of flowers and abundantly nature-themed gifts, these tend to trigger my mom’s allergies.  Here are jewelry-related gift ideas for the Stylish Mom, in time for Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 14th, 2017. $$$$ Rado – Diamond Watches The feminine design of the automatic Rado True Diamonds contrasts with its cutting-edge technology. Twelve diamonds … Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Stylish Mom