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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 […]

Day 12 – STAUB Cast Iron Cookware| 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 12 – STAUB Cast Iron Cookware| 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Wonderful! It is the last day of our 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! I hope you have been following along! If you haven’t today is the LAST DAY to enter all 12 amazing prizes! You have until 12 midnight PST tonight! For wrap things up, […]

Day 11 – Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 11 – Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

I’ve been following Dana’s blog The Minimalist Baker for quite some time now. I love all the easy, no fuss recipes using 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare! Recently she came out with a new cookbook: Minimalist Baker’s Everyday […]

Day 10 – Donnelly Group | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 10 – Donnelly Group | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

The Donnelly Group in Vancouver is a hospitality company with a collection of restaurants, bars barbershops and nightclubs. If you are unfamiliar with the name Donnelly than you must have heard of Hello Goodbye , Royal Dinette, The Bimini Public House, Barber & Co, Bar None […]

Day 9 – Vij’s Indian Cookbook | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 9 – Vij’s Indian Cookbook | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Vij’s is a popular Indian Restaurant in Vancouver since 1994. The name Vikram Vij should be no stranger to most Vancouverites. His restaurants won many accolades and he’s even one of the Dragons’ on CBC’s Dragons’ Den. Have you been to any of Vij’s restaurant? […]

Day 8 – Matcha Ninja | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 8 – Matcha Ninja | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Matcha Ninja is a premium, ceremonial grade, matcha green tea powder on the market that can be served cold. Their Tencha leaves are de-stemmed and finely ground for a longer period than regular matcha to allow for a super soluble and superior tasting matcha. Ceremonial […]

Day 7 – Cacao Restaurant | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 7 – Cacao Restaurant | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

A friend asked me what was one of the most memorable places I’ve eaten lately. I have to say Cacao Restaurant specializing in Progressive Latin cuisine out in Kitsilano, Vancouver. Dave and I both loved Chef Jefferson Alvarez’s fresh modern take on Latin American food […]

Day 6 – TATCHA Skincare | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 6 – TATCHA Skincare | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

TATCHA Skincare is one of my FAVORITE skincare line as of late. I love that it is based on ancient Geisha skincare traditions which is ideal for my fair Asian skin. The company is based in San Francisco, USA. Everything from their ingredients to their beautiful […]

Day 5 – Grown Here Farms | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 5 – Grown Here Farms | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Grown Here Farms  is a local producer of fresh sustainable microgreens and vegetables. They are certified organic since 2005. They do not partake in traditional agricultural practices, such as the use of pesticides or chemicals. Simply put their products are planted biologically into the soil and […]

Day 4  – Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 4 – Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky by Karlynn Johnston | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Sundays are best for rolling around in bed, going to church and for baking sweet treats with a glass of milk with ice cubes! Even better if the milk itself is grass fed and hormone free too! To be honest, I don’t have much of a sweet […]

Day 4 – Bake with Anna Olson | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 4 – Bake with Anna Olson | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

We love HGTV, Food Network and Netflix at the Lui household. And if you are like us, chances are you’ve baked with Anna Olson a handful of times. How could anyone resists baking classic chocolate chip cookies or citrus Madeleines?! Citrus Madeleines by Anna Olson […]

Day 3 – Good Earth Coffeehouse Vancouver | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 3 – Good Earth Coffeehouse Vancouver | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Good Earth Coffeehouse is a popular Alberta-based coffee franchisee that recently just entered Vancouver’s coffee scene! The first location is located in the Point Grey neighbourhood at 2505 Alma Street and Broadway. It is around the corner from Nourish. Co-founder Nan Eskenazi plans to open three to […]

Day 2 – Spin Society | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 2 – Spin Society | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Spin Society is an indoor cycle studio in downtown Vancouver and North Vancouver. I love training at their studio. It is gorgeous and fresh. I love the high energy music and encouraging and inspiration trainers! Even those 6am classes are almost bearable! I just want to […]

Day 1 – Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Day 1 – Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria | 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria restaurant with locations across Canada – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan. I frequent the Commercial Drive location with a few friends whenever we need some cheesy comfort food in a relaxing environment. They are known for their Naples style pizzas using authentic ingredients […]