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My Great-Grandmother’s Jewelry is On Trend

Natural stone accessories are sharing the runways in modern jewelry for 2018-2019 collections Natural Stones have always held a special place in history and jewelry.  I first came across natural stones with my Chinese great grandmother.  She wore intricately carved jade bracelets, earrings and pendants.  A staple in many Chinese homes. Viewing natural stones as old fashion and grandmotherly, I would never be caught wearing any natural stone anything – thinking it cheesy.   Later in life while living in Hong Kong and traveling around Asia I came to appreciate the beauty of natural stones as it grew quietly in my psyche. One of the oldest stones used in recorded history and my favorite natural stones is the agate, known as...

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Teen New York Film Maker

New York’s brightest new light is the precociously talented and celebrated filmmaker, 17-year-old Lukas Dong. “If there is one director to watch at Am Docs 2014, it just may be this young man with an extremely bright future. Lukas Dong, a 17-year-old junior at an East Coast high school, is the youngest person to ever have a film selected to screen at our annual Festival.” — American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund Passion is an interesting thing.  We never know when or where we will find it. For Lukas Dong, a quiet and unassuming 4th grader who was living in Hong Kong, filming his friends skateboarding was his start. Working with a point-and-shoot, camera he was fascinated by the...

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The Party over at Instagram

  Introducing the improved Instagram site. The go to place for new information, pieces and silly things about life in Vancouver! Come and join me there to keep updated on special offers, matcha lattes and the occasion drink or two! We would love to hear your comments and suggestions!

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Vintage Vespa Fun

I'm sitting in my kitchen and it's been a long winter in Raincouver.  I just had a huge yelling match with my teen daughter as she left for school.  Just for the record -  hate being a mom to teens.  I'm feeling like the day looks - grey and old. I turned to photos on my computer and what catches my eyes are images from a trip which seems light years away.Nothing makes me laugh more than our trip in Ho Chi Minh by Vespa. I look back and I instantly remember the sounds, the smells and the huge smiles on my kids' faces.We tailor made this tour due to our late arrival and we mashed together a ride of...

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