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Calendar of Christmas Craft Fairs and Christmas Events

  Tis the season to be merry and what a better way than to give presents. Shop til you drop and then lay in front of the fireplace with a jug of eggnog to recuperate? That’s my Xmas shopping style. the following is my big, big, BIG list of Christmas craft fairs along with some fun …

Mediflow Waterbase Pillow
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My Review of Mediflow Waterbase Pillow and how it helped me after surgery

Like Goldilocks in the three bears’ house where one chair is too hard, the other too soft and one is just right – well sleeping on a Mediflow Waterbase Pillow makes you feel as though you finally found the pillow that’s just right for your head for a comfortable sleep. After breaking …

London Drugs
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Christmas Beauty Gifts from London Drugs for Beauty Lovers

Photo Credit:  London Drugs     Beauty Gifts from London Drugs for Beauty Lovers Christmas Gift Ideas from London Drugs that Will Make Any Beauty Lover Swoon We all have that one makeup obsessed friend or family member in our life. Their vanity table is overflowing with brushes, creams, fragrances …

Central City Brewing
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Central City Brewing and Parallel 49 Seasons Greeting Beer Advent Calendar

CENTRAL CITY BREWING & PARALLEL 49 COLLABORATE ON SEASONS GREETINGS 24- PACK IN TIME FOR HOLIDAYS Like sushi, it took me time to appreciate the texture and flavours of raw fish and learn not to put the whole smacking gob of wasabi into my mouth – true story. So as a wine sweetie …

Passport to Christmas
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Christmas Festivities in Abbotsford Passport to Christmas

  Christmas Festivities in Abbotsford Passport to Christmas For anyone looking for the sweetest holiday treasures, Tourism Abbotsford invites everyone to participate in the Passport to Christmas program. From November 1st to December 22nd, Lower Mainland residents are invited to visit 10 local …

Portobello West Market
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The Portobello West Fashion & Art Market

The Salt Dispensary   Portobello West Market Fall Edition: Sept 17-18 … …. . 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 …

Hostess Gifts
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My Favorite Hostess Gifts Under $30

Photo Credit: http://www.cobsbread.com/ I’ve hosted quite a few parties in my time and thus have received my fair share of the hostess gift of bottles of wine which usually end up covered in dust on my wine rack until I can “regift” them as my hostess gift.  So back in the day …

Thomas Haas
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Thomas Haas Announces 2015 Lineup of Holiday-themed Confections

HEAVENLY HOLIDAYS: THOMAS HAAS ANNOUNCES NEW LINEUP OF CHRISTMAS-THEMED CONFECTIONS, CAKES AND TREATS FOR 2015 Chocolatier Makes Spirits Bright this Holiday Season with Variety of Decadent and Delectable Signature Gifts, Stocking Stuffers and Gift Boxes Renowned chocolatier and pâtissier Thomas …

Christmas Store at Potters
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The Christmas Store at Potters Helps Make Holiday Magic

Every fall, over nine bustling weeks, BC’s busiest elves prepare Potters Nurseries and its 28,000 square-foot space with all things Christmas. Santa’s workshop is readied, the lights in Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ House are turned on, and Western Canada’s largest Christmas store throws open its doors. …

Wild Sweets
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Wild Sweets 2015 Chocolate Art Holiday Collection

British Columbia’s world-class sweet chefs to release exclusive Limited Edition seasonal release this fall Award-winning chocolatiers and pastry chefs Dominique and Cindy Duby are excited to preview their Wild Sweets® 2015 Chocolate Art Holiday Collection. The collection will offer several …

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My Review – Celebrated Chocolate-Makers Wild Sweets Launch Pop-Up For the Holidays

  When it comes to chocolates and desserts, that’s when I throw frugal out the window and just go for fabulous! Oh yes, with all the pennies I save, I can afford to splurge, splurge, splurge. So when I was asked to review Wild Sweets chocolates, my only response was “One in every …

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Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas from London Drugs

Feeling the stress of Christmas, well London Drugs has gifts ideas guaranteed not to break the bank. London Drugs has a great Xmas flyer out now for Christmas and the following is just some of the great gift ideas – most of which are under $50  http://www.londondrugs.com/ Save 25% off …

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Give the gift of chic home accents from MOE’S Home Collection

  Feeling the stress of the upcoming season? Steer clear of holiday hiccups with MOE’S Home Collection and its stylish selection of gift-worthy items for every dweller – and dwelling –­ on your list. Whether shopping for the consummate host, the grounded homebody or fun-loving foodie, look no …

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Got Craft? Celebrates Sweet Sixteen on December 13-14

The holiday spirit is in the air! Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, is celebrating its 16th show at the Maritime Labour Centre from December 13-14, 2014. “The holiday show includes 25% new vendors,” says Andrea Tong-Tucker, one half of the husband-wife production …

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Chocolate Tastings and Classes at Purdys Chocolatier

Chocolate Tasting Class $25 (Book Now! Call South Granville Shop 604-732-7003) http://www.purdys.com/ Have you ever wondered where chocolate comes from? How to taste chocolate? How to describe what you taste? In this chocolate tasting class you will travel around the world learning about …