Friday, September 30, 2016

Feeling a Shift Coming, and I'm not Talking About the Weather

Feeling lately like the summer passed me by too quickly.
I walk to work most days when the weather is nice and I sometimes walk by the same people over and over. Since when do I not say hello, or even give them a smile? What happened? I want to slow down a bit more and appreciate my city, my community and the people around me. 
In our busy lives I feel like it's really the relationships that we make that matter the most. You can get a mortgage anywhere, money is money. But I think it's about the relationships that you make that are the most important.
It's not all about money.
I've met people with a lot of money that are not happy. And I've met people with very little who seem to have richer lives than most. In the end, it doesn't matter how much money you made or how many houses you own. It's about the relationships that you made along the way. 
Feeling a shift coming.
Today I wore a colorful blazer. I usually wear black, white, grey. Simply adding color to my outfit and I've already made conversations with strangers and smiled at those walking by. 
It's a great start but there's a lot more work that I have to do. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Victoria Wine Festival 2016 #VICWF2016 (Photos)

If you can imagine a beautiful hotel setting, trying the most amazing wines from around the world, and meeting the people that are behind the wines, then you are the type of person that will love the Victoria Wine Festival.

I sure did!

Where: Parkside Hotel, Victoria BC
When: September 23rd and 24th
What: Showcase of over 300 wines from around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Italy, Moldova, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, and USA.

Check out our amazing experience from when we first checked into the hotel until a great ferry ride home.

A big thanks to Heart Press PR for making this a really memorable experience.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival (Photos)

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival held it's very first event in Vancouver's iconic Terminal City Club this past Saturday.

The event hosted two seminars for passionate ticket holders. We went to a Cheese and Wine pairing seminar that gave us great tips and tricks for hosting our own cheese and wine party. 

I realized that I really love Chardonnay, which until now, I have always strayed away from. 

Some of my favourites:

Where: Terminal City Club

When: Saturday September 17th, 2016

Monday, September 12, 2016

Vancouver Cheese and Meat Festival - Sept 2016

Vancouver BC
September 17, 2016

Cheese and meat. 
Meat and cheese 
Cheese and meat. 
Meat and cheese.

However you want to put it, it's all music to my ears. And delicious food in my mouth!

This is the first year for this event and Vancouver was quick to show their love. Tickets almost sold out in the first hour! 

The festival will take place in the most beautiful settings. Attendees will walk at leisure around the grounds enjoying bite size tastes of cheese and meat while pairing the bites with wine, beer, and cider. It is an exciting time in British Columbia. With the abundance of artisan shops, and restaurants in BC showcasing fantastic product, as well as the relaxing import laws on dairy allows us to share the best the world has to offer. 
The event has three tastings at 11am, 3pm and 7pm. They've also created two seminars that provide an intimate look at wine and cheese pairings and the art of charcuterie. 

Some of the vendors that are already making my mouth water are Mt Lehman's Cheese Co, Two Rivers Specialty Meats and Bon Macaron. 

If you didn't get tickets this year make sure to act fast before they sell out!

When: September 17, 2016
Where: Terminal City Club

How much: $75-$200

Urban Decay Metrotown Grand Opening Party (Photos)

First store in Canada. 
Opening party in a mall? 
Yes please!

Loved everything about this event! How fun to be in the middle of a mall sipping cocktails and looking at Urban Decay makeup. 
I even sat down with one of their fantastic makeup artists for a quick natural smokey eye. 

Of course the best part of the night was walking out of the party with a goody bag full of their latest eye shadows and lipsticks. 
And to my surprise they even included a beautiful sterling silver necklace that they had made to celebrate this milestone. 

Congrats Urban Decay! Canada has waited so long for this!!

Where: Metrotown MallUpper Level & UP2
Phone: 778-783-3103
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-9:00, Sun 11:00-7:00