Five Gifts for the Jet-Setter on Your List

Recently my group of design students and I went on an Explorer Tour to learn about the various sustainable and meaningful initiatives at YVR. We were impressed by the many sustainable, environmental, and community initiatives that YVR . Inspired by one of the games we played during the interactive experience, here’s five gifts that are carry-on friendly to make the commute by air more comfortable … Continue reading Five Gifts for the Jet-Setter on Your List

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

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

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

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

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