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Win $1,000 for yourself AND the charity of your choice – Value Village Holiday contest

… This holiday season, making a donation to Value Village could be the good deed that wins you a $1,000 Visa gift card and $1,000 for the charity of your choice from Value Village! Just show how you give back to your community by sharing a photo, a story or both on the “Gifting Back” contest …

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The ICSC Vancouver Retail Lunch Program Discusses Why Luxury Brands are Opening Outlet Stores

As a member of a group of people who primary focus in life is to save our frugal pennies and then to spend it, the outlet mall is where we gather in the pursuit of the hottest and trendiest fashion labels of the best quality for the least amount of money.  And yes, we will travel far and wide to …

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Review of New Luxury Cosmetics at the London Drugs Beauty Event

At the recent London Drugs Beauty Event, I had a chance to visit 21 vendors who featured new beauty products. To summarize my findings, I’ll be breaking down my review into a few blogs. I call this blog the luxury collection of cosmetics as the new products from Lise Watier, NYX, Prestige …

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The Summer Portobello West Fashion and Art Market

August 27, 2014 10am – 5pm Canada Place 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, . What is Portobello West? It’s a collection of talented local fashion designers, crafts and food vendors that come together every 2 months at Portobello West. The vendors change all the time, so there are new …

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Learn How to Vacation Fabulously but Frugally in New York City

My friends call me the Asian Carrie Bradshaw. But unlike Carrie whose popular column supported her expensive Manolo Blahnik  shoes habit, I’m a 9-5 kinda girl with a mortgage and bills up the wazoo but who still manages to enjoy the good life now and then by sourcing out fabulous deals be it …

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Elizabeth Hurley and Estée Lauder raise funds for the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

.. When you combine a world renowned cosmetic company such as Estée Lauder with a fashion icon such as Elizabeth Hurley, you can rest assure that any fundraiser campaigns by these two icons will be nothing short of successful. On Thursday, October 3, 2013, Elizabeth Hurley arrived at the downtown …

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The Bay 2013 Spring Trends with Suzanne Timmins

Being a frugalista with a pulse on fashion means never having to say “I’m sorry but I’m never ever throwing out a single item of clothing.” Because if there’s one thing I’ve learnt over the decades is that although modern twists may be added to apply a fresh …

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Reaching “New Heights” with Malene Grotrian Fall/Winter Collection for the Real Women

Click here to see all the photos for this event Women age like vintage wine. It takes years for all of life’s experience to marinade and into your true essence.  And with it comes the confidence to step forward and announce to the world that you have arrived. So celebrate.  Malene  Grotrian  …

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Preview the Jacqueline Conoir Spring/Summer 2013 Collection on Oct 10/11

Exclusive Pre-Booking Jacqueline Conoir & JAC Spring / Summer 2013 Invite Ensure your size and colour. Get on the list to be invited to pre-book your favourite runway looks from our latest collections and walk away with the most current trends. Wine, nibbles and fashion show preview For more …