Queen of McQueen

The best kept royal wedding secret ushered in glamour on Saturday morning when commoner Kate Middleton stepped out in her duchess satin wedding dress designed by Alexander McQueen’s  Sarah Burton. Critiqued by every designer in the world, the dress received raving reviews as it paid tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. It seems that there is more…

Cook like a Chef…Relais & Chateaux Style

Growing up, I had the luxury in travelling in one of the finest hotel chains in the world. My father worked tirelessly in the hospitality industry and the perks was definitely one of the reasons why he’s still there after 35 years. So when I was invited to Sonora Resort’s Cook Book launch, I was…

CORNFLAKE AND DATE COOKIES

When I bake, I’m in my happy place.  Lucky for me, I have a husband who eats everything I make including the good, the bad and the ugly. I can always count on him and his sweet tooth to dabble his palate in my toothsome (and sometimes not so toothsome) creations. I spent my rainy…

THE RED CARPET

Ruffles and bubblies (champagne) made a come comeback at the 82nd Academy Awards. Celebrites wore dresses from  fit and flare dresses to flowy chiffon dresses that seemingly floated across the red carpet.  It wasn’t about extravagance or drama this year, but elegance, individuality, and dress silhouettes. My top favourites. Elizabeth Banks’ Versace periwinkle gown. I absolutely loved the ruffles…

THE RED-EYE FOR BLACK FRIDAY

Approximately 36 hours ago, REC marked the inaugural tradition for Black Friday shopping for many years to come. Amidst the frenzy media reports on this infamous shopping day, REC figured if we can’t beat them, we’ll join them, and so our adventures began. After a late dinner at 9pm, we packed our car with a cooler…

I AM IN LOVE…

..with Olivia Wilde’s dress at the 2009 GQ Men of the Year Awards. The simple architectural lines and shapes simply looked stunning on her. To no surprise it was a Marchesa dress from the bridal collection. I’ve always loved Marchesa’s dresses and she rocked the dress even when it was created for a blushing bride. Though…

ALL THAT GLITTERS

The holiday season can be an enchanting yet stressful time. With the multiple year-end deadlines and after-work parties, it is merely impossible to stay fabulous from 9am to ..well dawn. For those who know me, I’m a big fan of accessories, and no outfit is complete with a pair of fantastic earrings.  To quickly transform your…

A BEAUTIFUL DAY TO END U2’s 2009 360 TOUR

It seemed like we’ve waited for years  for the highly anticipated U2 concert in Vancouver. Two days ago REC and I braved the crowds and blistering cold to line-up for hours just to be in front of the artistically crafted “claw” stage. Days before the concert, we did our extensive research with blogs and other crazy…

SHOPPING FOR OPPORTUNITY COSTS

Just the other day, I found True Religion jeans for 40% off. Attracted to the deal, I immediately switched off my rational senses and turned on an emotional one. Fearing that I would make another futile purchase, joining the rest of other items with their price tags dating from 2006 in my closet, I cleared my head…

UNLEASH YOUR INNER ARTIST

Let your imagination soar at Yaletown’s most creative and inspirational space, Raw Canvas. Recently, I had the opportunity in joining Raw Canvas to celebrate their one-year anniversary. Hosted by the illustrious Spark girls, the evening promised an eclectic mix of aritstic souls waiting to be unleashed, and an organic wine and cheese tasting to complement. Raw Canvas was…

THE TEA SPOT

Muzi Tea is the Caffe Artigiano for all tea-lovers with a modern twist. Located in the business district of busy downtown Vancouver, this chic tea bar’s menu is brimming with classic tea favourites and adventurous  tea concoctions.  Muzi was inspired by two students, Mars Koo and Brian Takeda,  who were challenged to create a hypothetical business plan to complete their thesis….

COLOUR ME BEAUTIFUL

It wasn’t until recently when I realized I knew more about the cosmetic industry than the average girl. Since Sephora opened, I have been receiving calls from my girlfriends requesting for cosmetic advice. (Thank you ladies, I am flattered) Yes, I love buying makeup, even if it meant buying the wrong colour for my skin…