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Lifestyle, Vancouver

Loonie Toonie Finds: Dollarama & Daiso

Planning a bedroom makeover? Planning a birthday party? Running out of household or stationary supplies? Look no further than Dollarama and Daiso! Favourite Finds from Dollarama Items start at $1 and some, such as sweets, are 50 cents (but you have to buy 2). Most products, however, are around $2. Butterfly wall decal sticker – Inspired by …

Lifestyle, Vancouver

Charity Spotlight: Beauty Night Society

Happy National Volunteer Week, Canada! One of the many things I miss about Vancouver is volunteering at Beauty Night Society. I miss seeing the familiar faces of the women (participants) waiting at the round tables for the volunteers to arrive. I miss the conversations we’d have about anything and everything, from the lovely/awful weather to the miraculous …

Vancouver, World of Costume

Vancouver Police Museum

Vancouverite or visitors to Vancouver fans of period dramas such as Murdoch Mysteries, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, and Ripper Street might enjoy a visit to Vancouver’s Police Museum, the oldest police museum in North America. Located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the museum’s building dates back to 1932 and is a designated heritage building protected by the …

Beauty, Vancouver

Recommendation du jour: Sephora on Robson

Last Halloween 2014, a new Sephora opened on Robson Street between Burrard and Thurlow in Vancouver. Prior to visiting the new Sephora, I didn’t have the highest opinion of the brand. I’d visited the Sephora stores in Pacific Centre (downtown) and at Metrotown (Burnaby) but never had the best experience at either. Both Sephoras were …

Lifestyle, Vancouver

Afternoon Tea at London Heritage Farm (Steveston)

I’ve been meaning to blog about my visit to the London Heritage Farm in Steveston since summer 2012! Since I’ve been blogging about afternoon tea lately, I thought I’d continue with one of my favourite places in the Greater Vancouver Area (GVA). Afternoon Tea My friend and fellow-Oncer, Tess, whom I had mentioned in my …

Lifestyle, Vancouver

Afternoon Tea at The Roof (Fairmont Hotel Vancouver)

Dear readers! I’m terribly sorry for the hiatus but it’s been a busy summer and I’m in the middle of packing for the gazillionth move of my life (not joking; have most likely moved more than my own age). Probably only a handful of my friends read my blog posts (thank you very much sweethearts!) …

Activities in Vancouver for the Old-Fashioned and the Cultural Lovers;
Lifestyle, Vancouver

Activities in Vancouver for the Old-Fashioned and the Cultural Lovers

Last year, I ranted about how Vancouver, BC, Canada is not for the old-fashioned. We’re a true misfit and minority if we love heritage buildings (by my terms, I mean protected and unprotected historically ‘old’ buildings), vintage and antique clothing, antiques, operas, plays, ballets (with costumes fitting the eras), and period dramas. In 2011, I dreaded …

Fashion, Vancouver

SMOC: Wet-Coast Rainwear fashion show

I’ve been meaning to post on my modelling gigs for Ivan Sayers’ historical fashion lectures but keep putting it off. I thought I’d start posting this week, starting with today’s Wet-Coast Rainwear fashion show at Hycroft Manor (the home of the University Women’s Club of Vancouver). Who could have predicted that it would be so …