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

Gift Ideas for the Dill Pickle-lover

Different nations celebrate their love for pickles in many ways and on different days with pickle-adorned decor and munching on a variety of pickles. On November 14th, it’s National Pickle Day in the US. Here are quirky decor gift ideas for the dill pickle-lover on your list. Christmas Pickle Glass Ornament When my sister-in-law received one as a gift from one of her students, it … Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Dill Pickle-lover

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

Gifts Ideas for the Vodka-Lover

On weekends, Douglas and I like to drive out to a neighbourhood to walk around to explore new shops and restaurants. Last weekend we decided to check out two areas in southwestern Vancouver as it was cold and wet outside. We first checked out Marine Gateway, which surrounds the Marine Drive Skytrain Station, then flocked over to Oakridge Mall by Cambie and 41st. As Douglas … Continue reading Gifts Ideas for the Vodka-Lover

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

Easy Tee Shirt Halloween Group Costume Ideas from @Etsy

What do you usually do for Halloween at the office? For most of us, we like to share candy and other treats throughout the days during the week of Halloween and have a fun potluck gathering. To get into the spirit, we may go into work in costume. To take it up a notch, to coordinate a way for our teams to dress up together. … Continue reading Easy Tee Shirt Halloween Group Costume Ideas from @Etsy

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

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