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

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

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

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

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