Thursday, September 12, 2013

Making it

This weekend is Whole Foods' Living Naturally Fair on Robson Street. As a vendor, I was asked if I wanted to donate a gift basket, where proceeds from the draw would go towards the Whole Kids Foundation. It was fun to put together a few box sets of cards, but I have to admit, wrapping it with the plastic wrap was ALOT trickier than I thought. Perhaps it had something to do with the square box rather than the usual round basket? It took me several tries and a bit of luck to finally get something to look presentable. Here's a before plastic wrap and after pic.

If you're local to Vancouver, the fair is at 1675 Robson St, Vancouver B.C.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Summer in Instagram - Part II

Labour Day weekend is over, and even though it's technically still summer, it really feels like fall. I woke up this morning to grey skies and pouring rain, which certainly didn't help matters much.

On a lighter note, I had a wonderful long weekend, including a day trip down to Seattle to check out Bumbershoot. I've known about this festival for years, but this was my first time attending. Highlights for me were Tegan and Sara and Death Cab for Cutie. There was also a booth screen-printing bags with the cute Bumbershoot image. Unfortunately I had to ditch the line-up, so I wouldn't miss Mates of State. It was bag or music, and the latter won.

As promised, here's a recap of my summer from the past month via Instagram. The pics are mostly photos of my trip down to LA. It was a great, but very busy week, and I don't think I realized what a special vacation this was until I was reminisced about it back at home. Do you ever have vacations like that? I hope you enjoy the photos! thanks, Val. 

Santa Monica Farmer's Market
A little fun at The Grove
Delicious bowl of green noodles at Sapp

Stopping at La Jolla en route to San Diego

Korean Friendship Bell

View from The Getty Museum

Balboa Park, San Diego

Macarons at Bottega Louie

Madang 621

Pork Belly's

Riding along Venice Beach
Hello Seattle!
Death Cab for Cutie at Bumbershoot