Here are some of my favs. Do yourself a favour and take a look! I promise you will
not be disappointed!
Covenant House Vancouver covenanthousebc.org provides food, shelter, clothing, counselling,
access to medical services, and training and support to at-risk youth living in
Vancouver. They come from everywhere - from all across Canada and the United States,
from South America, from Europe, from Africa, from South East Asia… we see them
all. And we help them put their lives back together not by giving a hand OUT but
by extending a hand UP. We provide structure, we have expectations, and we believe
our programs and our pillars work not only to get kids off the streets but to get
kids off the streets for good.
I worked at Covenant House Vancouver for 3 years. I remain a consultant with the
organisation on special campaigns and I am a volunteer at the agency too. Come down
any time for an information session and/or a tour. We'd love to show you how we
Am turning 39 in 2012 and don't want to become Granny Freeze. Thankfully Xenu has
blessed me with Kiss & Makeup located in the Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver.
Favourite products for battling Gran? Definitely Timeless Secret, formulated using
some kind of Chinese tea that my people have horded for centuries as an anti-aging
agent and now marketed by a Chinese mother daughter duo who have somehow found their
way into stores like Freg Segal where celebrities buy in boatloads. And available
to order online at kissandmakeup.ca. Kiss is also the largest carrier of Andrea Brueckner in Canada and can also boast an extensive
selection of my favourites Alex & Ani http://www.alexandani.com/about.php (I refuse
to take off my expandable bangles) and
CC Skye jewellery.
The technical mastermind behind LaineyGossip.com, Erwin Choi built this site from
scratch. The genius of it was that he built it for someone who still, to this day,
has little to no knowledge of how anything works. In other words, if I can somehow
make sense of it, anyone can make sense of it. But it's the simplest things that
require the most brilliance, non? Erwin is hands-on, he's flexible, and he's also
a bit of a therapist. When I call him at 4am in a five alarm panic because I've
f&cked up… again… Erwin is as chill as he is skilled. If you're looking to launch
your own site… Erwin is your guy.
World class skincare,
Dermalogica protects and nourishes skin and is preferred among those whose
faces experience a lot of wear and tear. Like tv anchors and reporters who live
under a layer of foundation for hours every day and travel extensively in between
long nights and too much Grey Goose. I can't exist without the Daily Microfoliant
which is, literally, ground powdered rice that you rub into your skin without causing
tearing while sloughing off dead nasty cells and the Precleanse which has made a
huge difference with the pimples. Celebrity devotees of Dermalogica include Courteney
Cox, Mira Sorvino, Victoria Beckham, Isla Fisher, Jennifer Lopez and more. Dermalogica
has been highly touted by the industry as one of the leaders in innovative and educational
skin care processes while committing to preserving the environment. The brand is
continually looking for new ways to be ecologically aware and all packaging and
shipping containers are now either recyclable, photodegradable or biodegradable.
Hate buying a gift basket when you only like half the things in it. Hate buying
everything separately and spending more money. Who has the time? As the Pitts continue
to bring Chosen Ones into the world, as the GMD continues to find new and exciting
and more difficult ways to "present" his bride, as we continue to wonder whether
or not Granny Freeze will actually birth a baby, there are too few hours left in
the day to make sure the best basket goes out to your best friend or colleague or
sister-in-law…which is why the Uptown Gift Box Company is becoming so popular. It's
personalised, it's top quality, and it's super easy. I don't pay my sources, but
I do thank them. And they love being thanked Uptown.
She kicks my ass 3 times a week. Because of Hayley I've doubled my distance running,
doubled my weights, and will be hauling my ass up Grouse Mountain for Seek the Peak.
A trainer will work you out. A world class trainer like Hayley McGowan will change
your life. And the best part is… she gets it. She gets that I want to fit in to
that dress. She gets that I hate the gooey parts that ooze over the strapless dress.
Because Hayley is stylish too. And while she might be an exercise fitness guru,
she's also a girl's girl. Training from a girl's girl perspective is totally different.
Having said that, it doesn't mean Hayley can't roll with the boys. My husband weeps
on Tuesdays when he sees her. Weeps, groans, and aches. She's kicking his ass too.