Upcoming @VCBW 2017 Celebrations – May 26 to June 4

For a last-minute birthday gift idea, why not take the craft-beer lover in your life to one of the many festivities during the annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week? Signature VCBW events are taking place at a variety of venues throughout the week with festivities culminating at the historic PNE fairgrounds on June 3 and 4 featuring live music, food, art, and 100 craft breweries and … Continue reading Upcoming @VCBW 2017 Celebrations – May 26 to June 4

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

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

Consumer VR 2017 Highlights

Wanting to preview upcoming VR and AR experiences, Douglas and I were delighted to attend Consumer VR earlier this May 2017. We wanted to see the current state of trends that would affect many aspects of our lives – whether at work, at school or play. Panels & Speaker Highlights What’s VR, AR, MR, and XR? As this technology is still cutting edge for many industries, … Continue reading Consumer VR 2017 Highlights

Food Highlights at BMO Vancouver Marathon Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo

After sweating it up after previewing various VR Demo Games at Consumer VR at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Douglas and I wandered through the BMO Vancouver Marathon Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo. Here are foodie related goods that caught our eye during our stroll through the Expo. Cocos Pure We sampled different flavours of Coconut Water from  pure, mango and pineapple. Douglas likes to stick … Continue reading Food Highlights at BMO Vancouver Marathon Health, Sports & Lifestyle Expo

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

White tulip printed dresses

Annually Jodie and Keith make a trek through the Okanagan to compete in their annual hockey tournament. As always, they seem to be stuck in traffic in the Valley while they were commuting back to Vancouver Island. This year they were stuck in the traffic for the annual Abbotsford BLOOM Tulip festival. Here is a Polyvore fashion board inspired by their annual trip.   White … Continue reading White tulip printed dresses