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Holiday Gift Guide | For The Home

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CHINESE SOUP FOR BACK PAIN RECIPE 社仲巴戟豬尾骨燉湯

CHINESE SOUP FOR BACK PAIN RECIPE 社仲巴戟豬尾骨燉湯

One of my favorite past time is making Chinese soup. I love the nourishing and medicinal aspect of healing the body from within. Postpartum Me includes a lot of back pain, weak knees and tender tendons. This Chinese soup recipe is perfect for those suffering […]

INTERVIEW WITH JUGO JUICE | CONTEST & GIVEAWAY

INTERVIEW WITH JUGO JUICE | CONTEST & GIVEAWAY

The Mighty Kale is one of my all time favourite smoothies from Jugo Juice. This season, one of the fastest-rising cocktail trends over the past few years has been blending herbal and botanical ingredients with more traditional flavours, but this trend isn’t just for the 19 and older.

 

Say goodbye to artificial flavours and added sugars, the fresh and bright flavours of botanicals and herbs are the perfect addition to beverages, especially smoothies. With their highly varied flavours, aromas and health benefits they provide a warmth freshness that’s perfect for fall.

 

 

This fall, Jugo brought the popular cocktail trend to its smoothie line-up with the Blueberry Basil smoothie. The superfood smoothie is only 205 calories and is packed with the anti-oxidant power of berries, is brightened up by the herbal flavour of fresh basil. It is available until November 14th.

 

Interview with Jamie Vadori, Jugo Juice‘s Director of Marketing  
N: What values and beliefs define your brand?
J: Healthy doesn’t have to taste terrible. It’s all about making real vs artificial. We want to provide healthy choices on the go.

 

N: What makes your business unique in the market? Vs Booster Juice etc
J: Frozen fruits with fresh kale, spinach instead of sugar laced sorbets. Frozen fruits doesn’t diminish nutritional value.

 

N: Who is your target audience? Do you have established buyer personas for each of your target customer groups?
J: Our target groups of customers are 18-80. Jugo Juice is fit for everyone looking for a healthy and active lifestyle. For example we also sponsor Juice Juice 10k marathons, yoga-thons, etc. to motivate people.

 

N: Given the blueberry smoothie is only available for a limited time – are they other herbal blends that are launching after nov 14?
J: Yes, the next seasonal drink is the Mega Matcha which will be available on November 15. The Mega Matcha includes pineapples, almond milk and vanilla whey protein (Vega substitute available).

 

N: Are you planning on rolling out more seasonal products?
J: Each year there are five seasonal beverages.

 

N:Where do you see health food trends going in 2018?
J: more customization to individual tastes.

 

 

 

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SPECIALTY ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED NOW | 2017 CHRISTMAS GIFTS

SPECIALTY ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED NOW | 2017 CHRISTMAS GIFTS

Christmas is less then two months away. It’s time to talk Christmas. One way to set the mood for Christmas are specialty advent calendars. Here is a list of our favourite non-traditional advent calendars filled with delicious treats, beauty and home products, and even BC […]

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory […]

Forget Beauty: The 3 Layers of Hydration System | Contest and Giveaway

Forget Beauty: The 3 Layers of Hydration System | Contest and Giveaway

FORGET BEAUTY SKINCARE NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

I am a firm believer that having healthy glowing skin is always better than makeup. After all, having a fresh supple palette goes a long. After my Advanced HydraFacial Treatment at SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic, I was smitten my their Forget Beauty skincare line. Their natural cosmeceutical skincare products are derived with a mission to transform your skin health and awaken self love.

 

FORGET BEAUTY SKINCARE NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

Their serums, toners, facial oils and moisturizers are designed to be fast absorbing, antioxidant and nutrient rich to help restore the skin barrier. They are made with radical free ingredients – natural fragrances, paraben-free, sulphate-free, etc.

 

FORGET BEAUTY SKINCARE NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

 

The skincare line smells delightful and refreshing as it does on the skin. In addition to the Three Layers of Hydration System, I also use their Adored Rose Toner (hydrating and balancing) and Uplifted Exfloliating Gel (trio of acids that work together to effectively exfoliate, uplift and smooth the skin). After a few weeks using their products exclusively, my skin feels supple and nourished.

FORGET BEAUTY SKINCARE NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

FORGET BEAUTY SKINCARE NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

Forget Beauty: The Three Layers of Hydration System

 

Step 1: Awakened Hydrating Serum

  • Targets the Dermis (deepest layer in your skin where all your collagen, elastin and water resides and where dehydration occurs)
  • Water based serum rich in hyaluronic acid and a host of carefully selected antioxidants and nutrients.
  • For all skin types
  • Use after cleansing and toning

 

Step 2: Nurtured Replenishing Oil

  • Targets the mid-layer (between the dermal and epidermal layer)
  • Formulated to mimic the skin barrier and replenish the lipids.
  • Resolve dryness it is also a powerful healing oil for various skin issues.
  • Use it daily or weekly depending on your skin needs. I like to use it at night before bedtime.

 

Step 3: Immersed Nourishing Moisturizer

  • Targets the epidermis (outer most layer of your skin)
  • Formulated to deeply hydrate the skin without feeling heavy (contains two water binders and also works to regulate the skin’s PH regulating good bacteria.)
  • Protects your skin from the environmental elements.

 

For more information visit Forget Beauty.

FORGET BEAUTY SKINCARE NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG VANCOUVER

For you we are excited to giveaway a set of The Three Layers of Hydration System (values $207) which includes:
  • Awakened Hydrating Serum
  • Nurtured Replenishing Oil
  • Immersed Nourishing Moisturizer

 

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  1. Post a comment on this blog post and tell us what your skincare needs are right now. One entry per person.
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SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness).     Founder, […]

Vancouver Fall Home Show October 26-29 | Contest & Giveaway

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The Vancouver Fall Home Show will take place this weekend October 26-29. It is one of the largest home shows in Vancouver. For your house and home this show will feature interior design, landscaping companies, remodelling contractors, celebrity speakers Kortney and Dave Wilson (hosts of […]

BANTER ROOM VANCOUVER | YALETOWN

BANTER ROOM VANCOUVER | YALETOWN

Banter Room is one of the newest restaurants in Yaletown between Nelson and Helmcken Street – next to The Greek By Anatoli. This restaurant offers comfort food as well as healthy options their signature deluxe acai bowl.
They have a spacious patio and a lounge seating inside. We came on a typical weekday when lunch was quiet.

BANTER ROOM YALETOWN NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVERLobster Avocado Toast 18: sourdough, avocado, lobster mango salsa, topped with arugula and balsamic reduction drizzle. The combination of mango salsa and balsamic reduction does not go well with the avocado toast. I also wish they had fanned out their avocado instead of it mashed. If I were to be picky I also wished they had not diced up the lobster.

 

BANTER ROOM YALETOWN NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

Nicoise Salad 13: added seared ahi tuna +8. mixed greens, tomatoes, olives, peppers, artichoke hearts, corn, hard boiled egg, feta, white balsamic dressing. The ingredients are were fresh and I would definitely order this again.

 

 

BANTER ROOM YALETOWN NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

Spiced Onion Rings 5: we ordered a side of my favourite onion rings. I liked the extra crispy skin. It is not greasy and has a slight spiciness. It comes with a side of aioli sauce.

 

Unfortunately with so many food options nearby, we most likely would not return. Service is spotty and the waitresses are too cool to serve you. Ours at least did not bother asking us how the food was or to refill our water.

Luckily, The Juice Truck is across the street.

 

 

 

 

more: La Mezcaleria Brunch Menu | OLO Restaurant Brunch Menu | Taps and Tacos Port Moody | Good Coffee Portland | Cafe Myriade Montreal

 

 

 

 

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Banter Room
URL: https://www.banterroom.com
Cuisine: Canadian

 

 

Hours:
Mon 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am – 12:30 am
Thu 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 12:00 am

 

 

1039 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9
(604) 565-1039

 

 

 

 

Banter Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I LOVE CHICKPEAS RESTAURANT VANCOUVER | MAIN STREET

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I Love Chickpea Restaurant opened on Main Street and 27th street. Their menu focus is vegan dishing out mainly items made with – you guessed it – chickpeas. This is their second venture from their food truck. The restaurant is cutely themed with children’s books […]

ANCORA VANCOUVER | BRUNCH MENU

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Last time I was at Ancora was during last year’s Dine Out Vancouver. I was still pregnant and now baby is almost 3 months old. To celebrate Motherhood and my friend’s pregnancy we decided to head over to Ancora for brunch! I love the bright […]

BASIC INVITE HOLIDAY PARTY INVITATIONS MADE EASY

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I can’t believe Christmas is 2 months away! I already saw both Halloween and Christmas decorations at Costco. With our new addition to our little family, I’m thinking about our first family holiday greeting card to send to our friends and family. I came across Basic Invite while researching for the best online holiday cards and invitations. Basic Invite offers almost unlimited colours, custom samples, address capturing services, foil, etc.

 

BASIC INVITE PARTY INVITATIONS NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG

Creating your personalized holiday photo cards is simple. Customize and preview your invitation instantly in over 160 colour options.

How to Create Your Personalized Greeting Cards:

  • Just pick a colour and script font (with all the swirls and swashes you love)
  • Pocket Invitations (up to five stacked cards for each design)
  • Matching Suite Items (Save the Dates, Programs, Thank You Cards)
  • Foil (add gold, silver or rose gold flat or raised foil for a luxe effect)
  • Wood Invitations (option to get it printed on real wood with white ink for a rustic vibe)
  • Peel and Seal Envelopes (no licking required = no paper cuts! ewww)
  • Envelope Colours (add an extra pop of colour to your greeting cards)

 

In addition to their instant preview, I love that you can order a Truly Custom sample to touch and feel how the cards look in real life! I’m a visual person so I love it when I can see my cards with our names, photos and colours!

BASIC INVITE PARTY INVITATIONS NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG

One neat feature that Basic Invite offers compared to other online greeting card companies is that they offer Address Capturing Service. No more typing everyone’s address one at a time – OMG can you imagine?

 

Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. This is such a great feature for wedding and holiday company party invitations isn’t it?

 

BASIC INVITE PARTY INVITATIONS NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG

There is over 250 Christmas card and holiday card designs. Cards start as low as $0.82 each. You can choose to print just one card, ten cards, 500 cards or your own quantity!

Right now Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code: holi30

 

BASIC INVITE PARTY INVITATIONS NOMSS LIFESTYLE BLOG

Now the only question is which family photo to use!

For more information visit ww.basicinvite.com

 

 

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BELLS AND WHISTLES OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER

BELLS AND WHISTLES OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER

GOOSENECK HOSPITALITY’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER New Beer Hall Offers Extensive Craft Beer Selection, Ballpark-inspired Fare, Interactive Games Room and Big-League Sports Action Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district welcomes a brand new beer hall and casual dining concept with […]

EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK AT MIELE BLIZZARD CX1 BAGLESS VACUUM

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Having hard wood floors means there’s a lot of dust that is visible. Now that our baby girl is doing more tummy time it is so important to keep things super clean! Miele recently just released the Blizzard CX1 – it is their first bagless vacuum […]


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Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan | Summerland Kelowna BC

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate located heart of British Columbia’s breathtaking Okanagan Valley wine country is must for anyone visiting Kelowna for the first time. This trip was one that I will always remember and hold dear to my heart. The breathtaking scenery provides a great place for you to take refuge from the busyness of daily life and escape for while with a delicious glass (or bottle, we don’t judge) of wine. We came here on our second day of our Summerland road trip. After travelling from Vancouver and pre-drinking before at Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, we didn’t want to leave this beautiful place. We made sure we made dinner reservations at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant for dinner later that evening.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Upon arriving you are greeted at the gate with beautiful grapes and a stunning view. Even on a cloudy day, the view is mesmerizing. We sat on the grass for a long while talking nonsense, life and just soaking up God’s creation.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

Mission Hill Winery Estate SOMMELIER GUIDED TOURS:

Legacy Tasting Experience – 90 minutes $50 pp

WINERY TOURS:

  • Discovery Tour – 60 minutes $20 pp
  • Heritage Tour – 60 minutes $12 pp

GROUP TOURS:

  • WINERY HOURS – OPEN DAILY
  • October 9th – December 31st, 2012, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • *closed Christmas, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day
Remember to book your reservations in advance on the Mission Hill Winery Estate website as there are limited spaces. We chose the Discovery Tour which began with an introduction to viticulture at Mission Hill and its importance in winemaking. Tour begins in the vineyards, followed by our winery film, architecture highlights and a visit to our underground Barrel Cellar. In the end, guests will enjoy an extensive tasting of 4 award-winning wines and a $5.00 gift voucher for our Wine Shop.

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

 

After all the wine tasting and touring I was ready to spend my $5 voucher and indulge on flights. 3 for $10 or any single for $4. If you purchase two bottles from the selected list, you can enjoy one tasting also. I really enjoyed their 06 SLC Chard and their SLC Syrah.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

It is VERY IMPORTANT to keep the cheese and crackers you purchase close to you. There are many guests whom thinks it is free and communal and start reaching into your purchased food. Most are probably already intoxicated from the wine tour and wine tasting where common sense and mannerism is throw out the door.

 

Mission Hill Winery Estate Okanagan Kelowna Summerland BC Nomss Instanomss Food Photography Travel Lifestyle Canada

And after all that wine drinking you can join us at the Mission Hill Terrace Restaurant to indulge in some seafood and steak.

 

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Mission Hill Winery
URL: http://www.missionhillwinery.com/
Cuisine: Winery, Vineyard

Hours:
Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

1730 Mission Hill Rd, West Kelowna, BC V4T 2E4
(250) 768-7611

 

 


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