When the news first broke out during the Chinese Lunar New Year that there was an extremely infectious virus called Corona or Covid-19 spreading around, I wasn’t expecting this to become a global pandemic that called for a world lock-down! What I realized during this quarantine (among many other things) is how lucky we are to live in Vancouver and blessed that we are surrounded by so much beautiful nature. But what I also didn’t expect was how much I love my backyard which I have never really appreciated until now. To be honest, I was never a backyard person because I like to go out and explore but because of this quarantine, I have been to my backyard pretty much every single day and have been drawing every bit of creativity I have to bring some fun into our lives and having a picnic in the back was one of them. So I partnered up with a few BC Wineries to bring my dream of picnicking and wine tasting in my backyard to life!
(This post was sponsored by Monos but opinions are all my own)
Now that "back to normal life" is a slowly but surely reality, I like so many others have started to dream again about traveling! However, I know that travels will still be up in the air especially internationally; so therefore, I suggest a solution that is probably very plausible in the near future and that is to rediscover your city. What better way to support local during this time than with a road trip to the local resorts, a staycation at your favouirite hotel or a cottage getaway in nearby islands or lake. I think we don't always have to go searching for the exotic locations because wherever you live there is beauty to be seen and experienced either for the first time or again. This brings me to Monos, a meticulously designed premium luggage brand founded here in Vancouver that creates beautiful yet functional pieces that will ease your transition back to wander-lusting hopefully soon.
(This post was sponsored by Jaguar Vancouver but all opinions are of my own)
To be honest, I have never thought about owning an Electric Vehicle before until I test drove the All-Electric Jaguar I-PACE last summer! I actually first heard about the Jaguar I-PACE through my husband who was thinking about switching to an electric car later this year. Coincidentally, I was invited to check out ElectraFest where I get to test out some electric vehicles and the I-PACE was on the list so I jumped eagerly at the chance. We met up with Jarvin Ong who was the I-PACE expert and we got to test drive the car around Yaletown and absolutely loved it! And fast forward to now, we got the chance again to revisit and really get to know the I-PACE more in-depth for about two weeks and I have to say it’s hard to let this car go! So today, I want to share with you my initial impression of the car, why it’s the perfect everyday family car and also why you should switch to an electric vehicle now!
(Disclaimer- This experience was sponsored by Tourism Richmond but all opinions are of my own)
Happy Birthday to ME! This year I turn 37 on March 10 and for the past few years with being pregnant and becoming a new mom, I really just wanted everything to be low-key including my birthday. However, as baby gets older and becomes a bit more independent I decided I wanted to really take more time for myself and celebrate this year because why not? Self-care and self-love is so important especially as parents because you tend to forget yourself the most. So this year, I am taking that time back and started some amazing pre-birthday festivities with another staycation at Richmond B.C, my second home:) Lately, I’ve been in Richmond a lot as I was just there to celebrate Valentine’s Day and also it was our first staycation with baby back in May of last year, so Richmond is always so special for me to come back. Every time I return, I discover something new and realize what a gem the city truly is.
So whether you are visiting Vancouver or just a local foodie, nature-lover and wine enthusiast, Richmond has something for you!
The River Rock Casino Resort was our very first staycation since we've had Adelina and now has become one of our favourite places to relax and get away from it all. Both my husband and I are very busy with our work and also as parents to a toddler, our life is hectic to say the least. However I know how important it is to be able to spend time with each other, to reconnect and to remember why we fell in love in the first place! As a blogger, I am very lucky to be able to do what I do and I don’t take that for granted; And even though at times it can be tough, moments like these makes it all worth it where I can to spend time enjoying what I do and sharing that with the people I love most. So to start February, I got the chance to revisit River Rock Casino Resort and fall in love all over again this Valentine’s Day.
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