This past weekend, we took a day away from house renos and baby prepping to just hang out as a family.  Saturday was our five year wedding anniversary, so it seemed like the perfect day for a family day.   I teamed up with AIR MILES to take advantage of the awesome Perks the AIR MILES Reward Program offers all its Collectors and headed to the Vancouver Aquarium.  It was only Madelyn’s second time to the Aquarium, so it was definitely a magical experience for her.  She of course loved the dolphin show, the penguins, and the sea otters.  Watching her excitement is so infectious.  Being the brave girl she is, she was right in on touching a Stingray or two in the very cool Stingray exhibit.  The Aquarium is such a great place for kids to learn and play and get in touch with the amazing creatures on our beautiful West Coast. The best part was that I received 10% off admission, thanks to AIR MILES Perks!  Plus I didn’t have to use the Miles in my Account for this. The discount is available to you just for having an AIR MILES Card.

Being that I am sooooo pregnant right now with our twins, sitting was a big deal for me.  One of my favourite places to sit is down below watching the Beluga Whales swimming.  It is so peaceful and soothing somehow.  Even our active (almost 3 year old) Maddie loved just sitting and watching them.  They are such magnificent animals to see up close.   I noted that they actually have a cozy little corner set up down there for moms to feed their babies.  I can see me and the twins hanging out down there next year.

Are you an AIRMILES Collector?  Visit airmiles.ca to see what Perks are available to you. Not an AIR MILES Collector? You can join today. AIR MILES is a free loyalty program that allows you to get Miles on your everyday shopping that you can use towards Rewards like flights, merchandise, or tickets to the hottest shows and events, to name a few.

January was a quiet month, which was not a bad thing at all.  It has allowed me some time to get organized and refocus.  Now that we are into February, I feel like the year is in full swing.  Normally, when it rains it pours, it’s all bad stuff, but luckily, my current downpour has a big old rainbow over it.  West + Wind will be popping up a couple of times this month, the first of which starts today!  If you live in Vancouver or area, check out the Little Mountain Shop February 8-14th.  Stay tuned for our next event.  I’m also working on some fun new blog posts and collabs and reconnecting with some lovely peeps I haven’t had the chance to see this year yet.

Today, I am out of the office and enjoying time with the family.  It’s  Family Day here in BC today.  This long weekend has been a welcome little break and chance for us to get outside, go for walks, have dance parties in the living room, go out for brunch, and watch movies by the fire.  Wishing you all a very happy Family Day!

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cardi: c/o Du North Designs
tee: West + Wind
pants: Old Navy
boots: Plenty
bag: Mansur Gavriel
hat: c/o Hunnis
necklace: Kiele (available at Nordstrom Vancouver)
photos by: Alicia

 

Miz Mooz Cosma shoe in blue from Shoes on Fourth

Summer is all about backyard BBQ’s, watermelon, slushy drinks, and new shoes!  If you live in the Vancouver area, join myself and my pretty pal Alicia of Alicia Fashionista this Thursday from 6-9pm at Shoes on Fourth for a fun and fabulous summer bash.  They have an amazing variety of beautiful footwear with their main in house brand being Miz Mooz.  Expect bright pops of colour, beautiful detailing, and extreme comfort from their collection.  But don’t take my word for it, try some on for yourself!  I’d love to have you join the fun on Thursday, so bring a friend {or three} and enjoy 10% off regular priced shoes, nibbles, sips, swag bags and more.  See below for how to RSVP + more details.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

Necklace by WXA100

Today I’m giving some #LocalLove to a new and truly unique Vancouver brand.  WXA100 are two designers who are creating beautiful objects that focus on the subtle details.  Each of their collections are limited to just 100 pieces and no collection will ever be repeated.  This pendant is to represent our snow capped mountains and is on a rose gold chain.  Their items are created and produced here in Vancouver.  Grab one of these beauties before they are gone.

 

Consigning has become a popular trend out of necessity.  Buying new all the time is not only expensive but can be wasteful. In the day and age of over consumption, buying pre-used items is the ultimate way to recycle through reselling.  For all you Vancouver Mommies, there is now a one stop shop for you to stock up on all your baby, kid, and maternity needs.

Just Between Friends is the leading infant, children and maternity consignment sales event. They are all about families helping other families! They recycle the items your kids no longer need by re-selling the clothing, toys, furniture, and equipment that kids have outgrown. This means huge savings for families who love bargains! Items at the JBF sale are inspected for quality and meet all Health Canada safety regulations. Parents can find designer and boutique brands priced at 50-90% off retail. It is a great opportunity to support the wonderful moms and parents of the community, so get involved! Unsold items benefit our local charities Aunt Leah’s Place, Crabtree Corner and BabyGoRound. Families looking to recycle items your kids have outgrown, it’s not too late to sign up and consign! Sell your items and earn up to 70% cash, just in time for the holidays.

There is also an exclusive pre-sale for first time parents, grandparents and teachers, details atwww.vancouverbc.jbfsale.com

 What you will want to know: 

November 21-23, 2014

Croatian Cultural Centre | 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver

Friday – 3:30pm-9pm Volunteer/Consignor presale

Friday – 5:30pm-9pm Primetime shopping (must have valid Prime Time shopping tickets)

Friday – 7pm-9pm First Time Parents, Grandparents and Teacher presale (must be pre-registered)

Saturday – 9:00am – 7pm $5 Admission or free pass available on website

Sunday – 9:00am – 4pm Half Price day, free admission

www.vancouverbc.jbfsale.com  

 Want to go?  JBF is giving away 2 Prime Time shopping tickets + $50 in JBF Bucks for you to shop with.  This will give you entry to the sale at 5:30 on Friday, November 21st, before it opens up to the public.

{Fine Print– gift certificate to be used during the Fall sale.  Must be redeemed in full at the time of purchase.}

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