Monday, 28 September 2015

Pink October | Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Glamulet


October is just around the corner and the first thing that comes into mind: pumpkin spice, Halloween, orange and black. With all the these in mind and the start of seasons greetings following with thanksgiving. October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness.

Personally, I do have family members who suffers and suffered from Breast Cancer itself. On top of that, having cancer myself, it is a cause I'm willing to support for all those women out there. From the World Cancer Research Fund International, Breast Cancer is the second most common of cancer in the world next to Lung Cancer.



GLAMULET is a fashion brand specializing in hand-finished charms and accessories.
Being a part of the Glamulet's Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, you will find the Pink Limited Edition Charms below launched in 2014. For every set of charm is being purchased, they are donating 50% to their charity organisation.





By 2050, no woman should die of breast cancer. To make the Pink October Campaign a reality.
Share and be a part of it.

#GlamuletPinkOctober
http://www.glamulet.com/breast-cancer-october-2015








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Thank you Glamulet for letting me being a part of this cause.




Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Windy Whistler




Best cold cure.

First thing we did after getting ourselves up at the mountain was to grab some grub. Don't be surprised if it gets cold up there! I was practically freezing! Better grab a wind-proof jacket during the spring and summer seasons too. There are jackets available to buy up at the Roundhouse Lodge, but if you do have your own one... Bring it! Making that mistake thinking the weather was so warm down at the village...don't... take my word for it. 

As for food, after getting off the first trip of the gondola up at Whistler Mountain, we opted for the Roundhouse Lodge : Steeps Grill and Wine Bar. High up in the mountains and I can already imagine the snowy view at the top. If they still have these on the menu and I get to go back again, it's definitely an order must! 

Charcuterie For Two | Coastal Nicoise
British Columbia Inspired 'Poutine"
with Braised Beef Brisket 4oz
Definitely try this on the menu "Bristish Bolumbia Inspired 'Poutine'"! Cheesy fries hot out from the oven poured over with tender and melting braised beef brisket right on top. Now, a cold cold winter, snow falling outside, plus a good hot apple cider (alcoholic... not the kiddy ones) or even a mulled wine would have been the perfect day with this for me. 



Taking the gondola from Peak 2 Peak 



We ending up taking the chair lift back down and the view back down was even better.



After being save back on ground, we headed back to Vancouver and met up with some friends for dinner. Along the way back from Whistler, there are a few stops on the way to take photos of the snowy mountains and lakes. Don't miss out on those signs!! 



The view is just as good on the way back to Vancouver

Friday, 18 September 2015

Foodie Vancouver


You can definitely tell when a Disney cruise is at port when you see more kids than usual around the area. 



Outfit of the Day
ASOS Razer Back Top | J Crew Jeans | Abercrombie Shirt 
Topshop Shoes | Jill Scott Bag 

Amongst my friends who are total stylish travellers, I'm tend to lean towards comfort instead of style. Personally, I don't think I'm stylish at all but when you're walking around town all day and sweating like a beaver, I like to work in layers more. 


Gastown Steam Clock. Built in 1977, not entirely powered by steam, it still operates with two internal fans with three small motors. Steam is blown out from the top and another controls the valves playing the musical tune mounted at the top of the clock case. Plays about once ever quarter of an hour. 

Within the little area Gastown, it's also known for their one of a kind galleries, fashion boutiques and even a culinary affair. Check the area out and take your time to walk around. Its lovely strolling along with a cuppa coffee. 



We headed back to Granville Island for lunch, checking out what Edible Canada (Bistro) had to offer. It's pretty packed for a Monday afternoon too. Better get a reservation if you're up for it! 

Right next to the entrance is the open kitchen and you can order take-out just outside. Seen a few groups of people ordering and the food came out smelling very delicious.


Kale Salad with Tuna 
Angus Beef Burger with Duck Fat Fried Chips
Mussels
Farmer's Harvest

So after lunch, we had a walk around the other side of Granville Island which we didn't explore. If you're interested in sailing out or even water sports, there are quite a few to choose from. 


Walked right into a shop and found these animal pillows. I was so tempted to get a few pug ones for my pug lover friends. For one thing, they all look so sleepy and they're actually quite huggable. 



After a quick meet up with some family friends over an afternoon tea, we headed out to Nanaimo, Horseshoe Bay Park. If you're lucky, you might even see a few seals around like we did. 



Trying some local pits



Restaurants:




Saturday, 12 September 2015

My Travel Makeup Bag


When you know you're going to travel around Canada and America (personally at least), I don't take the normal amount of makeup I'm use to when travelling because (like me), I know I will be buying quite a few products on the way. Cough* Cough* Sephora Splurge, CVS, Ulta and even Target.

SO! These are what I took along with me while I was travelling. I completely forgotten to bring a brow gel this trip so I bought one along the way. I'm lucky to have full brows to start with so I don't necessarily have to fill them in but taming them would have been nice! 

Makeup bag : Breakups to Makeup 
Got this while I went I did a bit of a splurge in Sephora. 

Brushes
My current 5 which I lean towards 
Real Technique's : Expert Face Brush 
M.A.C : 217
Sigma : Pencil E30
Shu Uemura : 5R Pure Kolinsky 
M.A.C : Travel Face Brush 

Face
PUPA Milano : Professional Face Primer 02 Green (Depotted)
L'Oreal : Nude Magique CC Cream 
Soap & Glory : One Heck of a Blot Translucent Mattifying Powder 
Tarte : Amazoian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer 

Eyes
M.A.C : Fast Response Eye Cream
NARS : Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
Natio : Pure Mineral Dark Circle Corrector 
M.A.C : Mineralize Concealer (NW25) 
LB Cosmetics : Creamy Waterproof Gel Pencil (Champagne) 
L'Oreal : Super Liner Gelmatic Pen (Black) 
Bobbi Brown : Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick (Dusty Mauve)
By Terry : Ombre Blackstar Cream Eye Shadow (6 Frozen Quartz) 
Heroine Make : Smooth Liquid Eyeliner 
Maybelline : Big Eyes Barbie Mascara 
Sephora : Eyelash Curler 

Enough for me to create a Day Look and Night Out Look with some cream shadows.

Perfect!
Off I GO!

Thursday, 10 September 2015

La Casa Gelato : Vancouver


When in Vancouver, I've been told to come to La Casa Gelato to try over 218 ice cream flavors to choose on site and over 518 flavors in total which have been tasted and sold. That's alot of flavors to come up with and, there are a few you'd never even imagined for it to exist in the flavor of gelato. 

I couldn't resist not dedicating this one post to just gelato and sorbet. You are allowed to try all the flavors you want and personally... the weirdest ones I wouldn't even dare to try. There's definitely the element of surprise there and something for everyone! 

Purchase for a scoop or two and they will give you a chip then you can go try all the flavors out! From the classics and fruity ones to cocktail flavors, there are also quite the few unique ones you'd never thought of even having it in a gelato... 

The weirdest one I've tried was definitely Chanterelle Mushroom, it felt like a frozen mushroom soup with masses of sugar with it. Balsamic Vinegar was an interesting one but not to everyone's liking even if it's sweet.  I even managed to try Wasabi and Apple Wasabi, not what I expected either but it was one of those which was much sweeter than you'd anticipated. There were a few which I wouldn't even dare to ask for were: Peanut Butter Curry, Garlic, Asparagus, Pear and Gorgonzola, Tuna....
Maple Bacon is pretty popular with the locals! 

Definitely ask to try before you make your final decision!! 
OH! Get a waffle cone too if you can, I was way too full from dinner so a cup with two scoops was more than enough for me. 




Boring old me, I just went for the classic Rocky Road and Coffee Crisp. Wasn't brave enough to try the funky flavors but a chocolate, marshmallow and coffee with a crunch was delectable. 






Monday, 7 September 2015

Touring Vancouver


Second day in Vancouver was an interesting one. I've never gone to so many tourist destinations within a day like this one! Starting off with the outfit first:

Cotton On Tee | Zara Leggings | Aigle Raincoat | Topshop Shoes 

First stop. Granville Island. 

Fish and Chips on the Left | The Market
Beer Flight
Since Dockside does have a brewery, it was a great to have a flight of 6 craft house beers to share and try! Out of all six of them, I've got to say my favorite has got to be the 'Pelican Bay Brown'. Which is a deep amber ale with chocolate malt and willamette hops. If you're not a fan of dark beer or stout, give chocolate beer a go, it might change your mind. 

Crab Cakes


If you have a chance to see these from the other side of the river, I would totally recommend them!! They also have a few decorated cement truck too! I got to say, the cutest one has got to be the strawberry one. Have a look out for it! 


Can't miss out on the Public Market! So much fresh food to buy and try all at the same time. 

Black Cherries in season 
After a little tour around Granville Island, we headed up to Stanley Park to view the Lion Gate Bridge and the famous Hollow Tree. It was definitely a nice day to sit out in the sun for a cuppa coffee before driving through Stanley Park itself. 






The famous Hollow Tree of Stanley Park 
Popular with wedding photos, tourists all over the world and even an elephant. Yes, an elephant walked all the way an even got it's photo taken. 


2010 Winter Olympic logo (Inukshuk)


After a quick tour around Stanley park and a few photos, we headed up to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was quite the walk through the bridge, I felt really sick after a few kids were jumping up and down the bridge as it shook and moved. I ended up struggling to walk up the rest of the Treetops Adventure. If it wasn't for those kids... it was a pretty nice walk around exploring around! 



I don't have the fear of heights but after walking through this bridge, I had the fear of seeing those kids again. 



From tree to tree, I couldn't believe we were more than 110 feet above the forest floor... It's a good challenge if you have arcophobia, I personally don't however, just hope there are no kids jumping up and down vigorously.  




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