The Spa By Ivanka Trump is a new luxury spa that opened in Vancouver. It is located on the second floor within the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver on Georgia Street. The spa promises an intimate sanctuary that features beautiful treatment rooms, high tech fitness center, […]
What do you use for healthy glowing skin? And where exactly does this “glow” come from? Your vanity counter probably holds many jars of “hope” – snowy, silkened glamorously colonized glass jars of rich face cream. Yet you’ve likely never heard of Metrin Skincare System. […]
Did you think I was going to skip gift guides this year? I thought so too, but then I was able to curate them on my phone while I cradled Emily – because there is only so much Netflix one can watch in one sitting.
While I thought of a holiday gifting lift for the Chef, I really thought what I wanted for our home. What would complete the look in the kitchen and be put on display. So here we are. Lots of gold, wood and mid-century modern inspired items to make cooking dinner more fun!
- Home bartenders, you’re in luck. Copper is pretty sick too!
- You can never have too much bread or bread boards
- Corgi snowglobe just raised the bar on all snowglobes!
- You probably already have a can opener but I bet it isn’t gold!
- And what about this flatware set in gold and white? It also comes in gold and black!
- I love these clean, modern salt and pepper shakers
- Cake tastes that much better with a set of gold servers
- Every Snake plate and fig tree deserves a pretty nest like this mid-century leg standing planter
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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 […]
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 […]
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, Amanda Beisel R.Ac spent several years at the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver and is knowledgeable in Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture. She also created a skincare line focused on repairing, restoring and replenishing the skin and body.
One of today’s prevalent skin concern is dry and dehydrated skin. Dull, dry skin and fine lines are also what I worry about in my 30’s. I am a skincare junkie. I love trying new products: some are formulated better than others, some products are not able to penetrate the deeper skin layer (dermis) giving skin only temporary relief, some are packed with hyaluronic acids, antioxidant and nutrients to help rebuild your lipid skin barriers.
I was invited for an Advanced HydraFacial Treatment targeting my skin concerns: dehydration and preventing fine lines. This treatment includes the VERY Popular HydraFacial MD Treatment plus the addition of an enzyme, mask and extra antioxidants and nutrients to further support the skin and boost the results. This treatment is exclusive to SKN Clinic.
Specific to my skin’s needs aesthetician also added were the DermaPeel Enzyme by Rhonda Allison, The Three Layers of Hydration from Forget Beauty, The Nourishing Milk Mask by Rhonda Allison.
What is a HydraFacial Treatment?
HydraFacial MD® is a transformational skin experience that takes the traditional facial and peel to a whole new level. It is a non-invasive, multistep treatment that combines the benefits of next-level hydradermabrasion, a mild chemical peel, automated painless extractions and a special delivery of Antioxidants, Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides. This treatment delivers immediate results without downtime or irritation.
The extraction has no pinching and you can actually see what has been removed from your skin. Gross but also really satisfying!
What is the Hydrafacial Process?
- Cleanse and Exfoliate: dead skin cells are removed, new healthy skin revealed
- Gentle Acid Peel: Loosens impurities from pores without irritation
- Extract: Vortex suction extracts and cleans out pores in a painless procedure
- Hydrate: Antioxidants and Hyaluronic Acid are Vortex-Fused to protect and nourish skin
After my facial at SKN, my feels subtle, hydrated and very clean. To maintain and rebuild my lipid layers I started using Forget Beauty’s 3 Layers of Hydration system exclusively for three months and absolutely love the suppleness it brought to my face. To read my review of The Three Layers of Hydration from Forget Beauty and to enter an amazing giveaway – read more here.
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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 […]
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 […]
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 with innovative vortex technology. I am so excited to try the product before it hits the market in Canada!
Out of the box, the Miele Blizzard CX1 is sleek looking. The black is slender with dark panels that is streamlined. It comes with a clear bin that offers you a window view of the cyclone bagless system. Although the Miele Blizzard CX1 vacuum isn’t small compared to a Dyson handheld V6, it certainly means business! I like the easy switch between hard floors and carpet.
Innovative Vortex Technology
- air passes through one single, large cyclone providing a quiet, yet powerful and convenient cleaning performance with four power settings that can be easily controlled.
- Hard-floor cleaning
- Large and easy to empty bin
- Hygienic emptying and filtration – coarse particles are separated from fine dust
- Serious suction and air flow
- Comfort cable rewind
- Integrated accessories with quick release handle / brush
- Heavy for stairs
- Not portable
- Cables could be longer
The Miele Blizzard CX1 starting price is CAD $699. It is currently available for pre-orders. It is released Friday, Sept 29 in Canada.
Mono Cyclone (Vortex Technology) with three stages of filtration
Dust Container Volume: 2 L
Exhaust Filter: HEPA AirClean Lifetime (maintenance-free)
3 Stage Filtration
Made in Germany
For more information visit www.miele.com
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It’s been two months postpartum. My first 30 days with baby was the hardest! The learning curve was so steep – I was not mentally nor physically ready! To celebrate I took a well deserved day at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. First […]
SkinCeuticals by Project Skin recently opened its first medical aesthetic boutique in CF Richmond Centre Mall, British Columbia. I am so excited for this beautiful new location for advanced skincare and expert skin treatments just minutes away from work! There are plenty of free parking and […]
Chef Curtis Luk (Mission Kitsilano) will be taking stage on the Cooking Stage at the BC Home + Garden Show on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 PM. And we’ve got the perfect prize for you! Read on!
BC Home + Garden Show
“We are thrilled to be welcoming back a number of industry celebrities and show favourites to Vancouver for the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show,” said Tyson Kidd, show manager for Marketplace Events, producers of the BC Home + Garden Show. “The return of household names Bryan Baeumler, Carson Arthur and Mike Holmes Jr., will certainly attract homeowners looking for tips to take their home and garden renos to the next level as we kickstart the spring season. There will certainly be no lack of fresh ideas and inspiration for Vancouverites at this year’s show.”
Feb 22 to 26, 2017 at BC Place Studium
- Adults (13+) $16.00
- Adults (13 +) Online $13.00
- Seniors (60+) $13.00
- Seniors (60+) Online $10.00
- Seniors (60+) $6.00 Before 6pm on Thursday & Friday Only
- Children 12 years & under FREE
For more information visit http://www.bchomeandgardenshow.com
Mission Kitsilano + BC Home + Garden Show Contest
To enter this amazing giveaway, you must be Canadian resident (13+ years of age). Complete the following. Your chances increases the more items you complete and the more social media platforms you follow. Good Luck! DEADLINE: Feb 22nd, 2017 11:59pm PST
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Finally got around to opening my January Must Have Box from Popsugar. I’ve been down with this nasty cold that got me feeling low in energy for the past few weeks. But now that I’m better, I can’t wait to get back into doing some […]
Ford Canada graciously took us out with their brand new Ford Fusion 2017. What a better way to exemplify this vehicle by going to a town in Vancouver that is experiencing the combination of old traditions and new changes. East and West Old and New Traditions and Modern […]