FOOD FOR THOUGHT

I’m Bringing Mistletoe Back.

Tis the season to be kissed…well anytime really. Remember those awkward moments of standing under the mistletoe with someone you didn’t want to kiss?….Yeah ,me neither. I am usually aware of them. It’s kinda like high school, getting stuck dancing with the guy you do not want to be dancing to “Stairway To Heaven” with. You’re aware but you don’t want to hurt their feelings (yep I’ve been there). I’ve realized over the years that there is a game with the mistletoe. You can dodge it, slide around it, OR purposely dangle one over your crushes head (I like this option). And I’m not saying you have to lodge your tongue down someone’s throat….I’m simply saying a simple peck is all you may need. Although I do prefer a smooch. – CS xo

 

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FASHIONISTA FINDS

Tis the season to be shop hopping.

Hello my lovelies! Ti’s the season to be shop hopping. What are your favourite stores to shop in? Strolling the streets of Vancouver and wandering into my favourite little boutiques is my weakness. I think Vancouver has some of the most amazing and unique shops to visit (and splurge in) I often shop locally and purchase from independent designers and vintage. This time of year is perfect for buying unique gifts for those you love. I always find something different and affordable cause really, at this age what do you buy for those who have everything they need? And for those who can buy their own items?…I’d say, Something small, something different, something they can use forever! Here are a few of my top favourite shops that sell unique and eclectic items by a variety of independent designers. Thank you for filling my retail therapy needs. – CS xx

 

1. ONE OF A FEW – 346 Water Street (Gastown)

2. Nouvelle Nouvelle209 Abbott St. 

3. Community Thrift and Vintage  – 41 West Cordova St. 

4.  The Fair  – 415 Abbott St. 

5. Oliver and Lilly’s – 1520 West 13th Ave

6. VIOLET BOUTIQUE – 1312 Granville St.

Fine Finds Boutique – 1014 Mainland St.

DREAM – 311 West Cordova

 

 

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FUNNY STUFF I DO

Dream Big with 60 Second Tips With SICOLI.

You’ve seen it on YOU TUBE, “Learn to play the Ukulele“, “How to apply false eye lashes by Kandee Johnson” or a simple “How to sew a button : Basic sewing skills”. Anything you want to learn is at the tip of your fingers on the world-wide web. Some of these ‘How To’s’ or ‘Basic tutorials’ are informative while others are 10 minutes way too long. You want to keep your audience wanting more, right? So how about a weekly tip with me?! Sicoli! for just 60 seconds!!!! You’ll get simple ideas that you may not have even thought of. And after 60 seconds  you can always use your imagination, because as we’ve all learned from childhood your imagination can take you anywhere. And believe me, the places I’ve gone with my imagination….Hey Oh! 60 Second Tips With Sicoli is just a small town girl (me) against the backdrop of her shower curtain filming an informative segment just for YOU. Nobody said it was wrong to educate their audience with a simple and useful tip. So I’m doing it. Check it! Like it! Laugh it! Pass it! And stay tuned for more 60 second tips every week. – CS xo

I’m just a sap when it comes to inspirational quotes……taken from magazines…..in CHAPTER’S…just a simple little sucker when it comes to Christmas tunes and “Magazine Time” , sipping an Americano or two…and people watching….on a lonely Friday night. I mean Sunday, A Sunday afternoon. I love a lazy Sunday. 

DREAM BIG

DREAM BIG (why not?)

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RANDOMNESS

Mc Menamins and Brenda Lee.

I stumbled upon what I thought was an Elementary school and soon realized it was one of nearly sixty brewpubs, microbreweries, music venues, hotels, and theatre pubs founded by two brothers Mike and Brian Mc Menamins in the early 70’s. This was Mc Menamins, a chain  located mostly in the  Portland metropolitan area with other locations in Oregon and Washington. I was in awe at how this Elementary school was transformed into EVERYTHING you’d want at your fingertips and yet the layout of the school was kept the same. The hour dinner break had turned into more than two. By the time I finished running down the hallways, drinking from kid fountains, and exploring every nook and cranny of this place of genius I was pooped. Good thing I got a free coffee to wind me up again….and a delicious bottle of Pino Noir to put me back to sleep on the drive home….well I had a sippy cup. – Christina xx

I love Christmas time…yes I’m that gal who listens to such Christmas tunes by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Brenda Lee and so forth. I’ve had some great influences growing up. And yes…I’m the gal who loves when the Christmas tunes start playing in November. If only I started my Christmas shopping that early…I tend to leave it to the last week so I don’t buy for myself, but whose kidding? I still do! Here’s my helper. I’ve had him since I was a baby, Say hi to Santa Gumby!

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