Studied Interior Design in college and Art History and First Nations Studies in university. She is passionate about gadgets, video games and technology, loves pouring over interior design magazines and blogs, and is an avid traveller. Tazim Damji

Octaspring Pillows for a Good Night’s Sleep

Octaspring

If you're one of seemingly thousands of people I've seen posting recently about how tired you are and how much you wish you could be gifted with more sleep during this time of year, I've got just the thing for you. Sold exclusively at SleepCountry locations across Canada, Octaspring pillows, from international bedding brand Dormeo, use the same principle used in creating comfort zones in their mattresses. The technology used in the pillows makes it so the neck and head are fully supported. I … [Read more...]

Display your Memories

Hangit Umbra

Why keep your favourite memories tucked away in a photo album or sitting amongst thousands of other pictures you've taken (of your cat, yourself, or the city's skyline) on your cellphone and hard drive? Extend the joy of those special moments you've had throughout the year by displaying them some somewhere you can regularly see them. What I like about the Hangit Photo Display from Umbra is that it's easy to customize what's displayed and change things up as often as I want to. I like to … [Read more...]

Spruce up your Bathroom with a Speed Connect Faucet (with Giveaway)

American Standard faucet

It's officially winter now. In my world, winter means more time spent indoors.  To warm up during the cold months ahead, and to relax after a hectic holiday season, I plan on taking many more baths and pampering myself overall. Who wants to stare at an unsightly bathroom faucet that doesn't suit the general mood of the bathroom? Have friends and family staying with you? This is a great idea for enhancing the look of your bathroom or powder room. The Speed Connect line of faucets from American … [Read more...]

More Juice, Less Waste, Better Taste

Juicepresso

The first juicer I ever used was a screaming behemoth, by the time I lifted it onto the counter, had my veg ready and flicked the switch, I was already a bit daunted. And then, what seemed like a dozen carrots later, as I enjoyed my half-cup of juice, I tried to smile and really enjoy it, because I knew I would be spending the next half-hour cleaning up the mess I’d made procuring it. I’m sorry giant juicer—it just didn’t work out. I returned it, and while I still really liked the idea of … [Read more...]

The Perfect Cold Weather Travel Companion (Plus Giveaway)

Thermos Tumbler

Warm drinks on cold winter days come courtesy of my Thermos Insulated Travel Tumbler. Sometimes, it's all I can do in the morning to pour some hot coffee in it and take it in the car to work with me. Luckily, this tumbler allows my coffee to stay hot for 5 hours. Another thing I love about this tumbler is the excellent seal on the lid. The open/close switch and the written text make it so I know exactly when my drink is safely sealed away inside. You'll have your chance to win one of these … [Read more...]

Winter Nails Gilded Dreams Collection

nailpolish

These shades of CND Vinylux, from the Gilded Dreams collection, will take you in to the winter season. I picture myself ice skating downtown at the Robson Square ice rink they set up every winter, with one of these colours on my nails. New to CND Vinylux? Here's a bit about their Weekly Polish:  The Weekly Polish system eliminates the need for a base coat, with the self-adhering colour coat. The top coat becomes more durable with exposure to natural light. Each coat dries super-quickly, in … [Read more...]

DIY Holiday Treats for Gift-Giving #FeelGoodHoliday (with Giveaway)

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I like to enjoy healthy, delicious cereal a few times a week, though not always for breakfast. I'm a big fan of the Love Crunch line, and was happy to see a few flavours of it in the box I received from Nature's Path. I got my brother hooked on it, too! For those of you who are gluten-free, there are several cereals to choose from, so don't feel left out! If you feel creative, you can use Nature's Path cereal in a lot of recipes this holiday season. With a few other ingredients, you can put … [Read more...]

Three Things I’m Letting go of in the New Year

3 Things I'm letting go of

As we head in to the New Year, I've been laying out my calendar for the next year and filling out worksheets, like the ones I mentioned in this previous post. I started by filling in some of the adventures I plan on going on/experiencing and then some of the programs I'll be launching in my Whirligig Social business. In order to add in more (fun/adventure/business launches), it's necessary to remove things from my life that are no longer serving me. Here are just three of those things. 1. … [Read more...]

BlueDriver Wireless Vehicle Monitors

BlueDriver

One of my favourite things to do during the nicer months of the year (or anytime it's not pouring rain) is go for a drive to one of the many waterfront parks, mountains or trails here in Vancouver. I've also been known to take impromptu road trips when the mood strikes me. Because of these trips , it's important to know that my car is doing okay and able to handle things. Lemur Monitors' BlueDriver is a wireless vehicle monitor that puts my mind at ease. I have had OBD2 scanner on my want … [Read more...]

Art & Sole Coffee Table Book

Art and sole

Rather than giving your friends and family another ordinary gift, how about a beautiful art book, perfect for a coffee table? Art & Sole by Jane Weitzman, wife of shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, features 150 fantasy art shoes made of highly unique materials she has discovered and commissioned by artists for the first Stuart Weitzman shop on Madison Avenue in the mid-1990s. The shoes in this book are unique and definite works of art. They're made from from feathers, paper, ceramic, … [Read more...]