It’s cold, it’s rainy, and I work at least 40 hours a week. There’s not much to look forward to most of my time. Except, when an email about the Vancouver Beanstock Coffee Festival reached my inbox! My coffee addiction has grown over the past few years and it definitely have conquered my old tea addiction. The third Beanstock Coffee Festival is from November 2-3 on Granville Island and not only do you get to try some amazing coffee (my brother vouched this,) but also get some cute coffee mugs 😀 .
I was the biggest bookworm when I was a kid, so much that my mom would worry I’d just buy books and nothing else (that, for sure, has changed- and maybe she even regrets that statement haha.) Chapters was my safe haven and I feel quite happy that I have attended a few of their media events now. In November, I went to a preview at Chapters to check out their holiday collection. There was also a contest where you fill out items (a style item, home item, tech item, baby item, and a book item) on a list and they draw out a winner who will win everything..and dun dun dun, I was the winner! I rarely win anything on such a big scale, thank you go the book gods!! Best surprise Christmas present ever!!
Glasses are pretty much an extension of my face, I pretty much can’t live without them. Because they are a HUGE part of my life, they’re even more essential compared to clothes and shoes. Trends come and go, and switching to a pair of designer glasses every year is clearly not cost effective. Clearly. (anyone get the pun?!) One of the largest online optical stores, Clearly, reached out to me to try one of their frames. I’ve seen all the ads of Clearly (formerly known as Clearly Contacts) and know a lot of people who rave about them (I mean heck, they even HAVE their own store in Downtown Vancouver now!) I was a bit bored of the thick frame look on me, so I went to see what Clearly had in store!
As Valentines Day is slowly creeping up and if you want to shy away from the traditional gifts, a more practical AND chic gift idea would be a pair of Sudio earphones. Stylish, clean and sleek- how can one resist a beautiful piece of technology?!
Being a frequent commuter and having the privilege to listen to music during work, I am used to having earphones on me at all times. Not only are they good to keep me entertained, they’re also really useful when it comes to avoiding strangers. I’ve been using my Apple earphones for a long time (and I think most people can agree they are rubbish,) and so glad to have switched to the oh-so-pretty Sudio earbuds.
Always keeping up with trends is tiring and costly; which is why sometimes I just keep around the basics- black and grey accessories, sweaters, boots..etc. Minimalism is a fun word to roll off my tongue but definitely not the lifestyle I currently am living, but I do plan to have a day where I just throw out things. My room is a mess. In contrast to all my clutter, the classic NATO watch from Classic Engineering stands out as a simple, sleek accessory with the luxury feel. The Classic Engineering watch collection was launched before Christmas and Canada Post took a lot longer than expected to deliver this, but it was 100% worth the wait; look at this classic beauty!