Food Filled Week

My week last week was a mix of good and bad. The week was suppose to be filled with food adventures, which it was, but I also had some bumps along the way… I had an incident with my car (nothing serious, I bumped into a parked car while trying to park) and I’m pretty sure I failed my first stats midterm (50 minutes for a stats exam is not enough, I didn’t manage to finish the last 2 pages of the midterm). Although I was feeling down from those events, I realize that it’s best to just move on and acknowledge my shortcomings.

Here are some highlights from the past 2 weeks:

{Dessert tasting}

My week started off with a dessert tasting hosted by UBC Food Society. Desserts included frissant, green tea mousse cake, pavlova, tapioca pudding, coconut chiffon cake, marjolane cake and cheesecake (not pictured).

{Rose flavoured iced hot chocolate, liege waffle with salted caramel and chocolate hazelnut spread}

{“London Fogg” hot chocolate- hot chocolate with vanilla and earl grey flavoured frozen gelato bar}

I also tried 2 places participating in the hot chocolate festival. Pictured above are hot chocolates from Chocolaterie de la Nouvelle France and Bella Gelateria.

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Review: 4 Angels Beauty Care

Located in downtown, 4 Angles Beauty Care offers threading, face services waxing services and massages in a warm and inviting setting. When I was offered to review their services, I jumped onto the opportunity to review something I am less acquainted with. I decided to review their facial and head massage services, but ended up getting the illu-mini facial , divine brows and pieces of heaven instead as my eyebrows were in dire need of threading. This was my first time getting a facial and my eyebrows threaded, so continue reading to find out how it went!

My first impressions of the place was that the space was smaller than I had anticipated, but inside was clean and inviting.

I was warmly greeted by the owner with a hug, which made me feel very welcomed. After filling out a new customer form, I was ushered to my seat where I would be receiving my Illu-Mini Facial: Walk in off the street for a quick pick-me-up! A mini facial that is perfect for a lunchtime boost or to get an illuminating face. This facial includes an exfoliation treatment, cleansing and a facial massage or extractions.

As I mentioned, the place is quite small, with 3 chairs and 2 rooms in the back (for waxing I presume). Although the place is small, it didn’t feel cramped and there was ample space between each chairs. With soothing music playing, the place felt relaxing and stress free (unlike school!).

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3 Things

{Lemongrass beef & spring rolls from Saigon Venture}

{Homemade kimchi fried brown rice with bacon}

{New glasses for school — I love them!}

Life lately has been uneventful. The only exciting thing for me lately was attaining new glasses and getting my eye brows threaded. Other than that, I’ve been just focusing on school. I don’t have much else to say, so that’s it for this post. Thanks for reading!

Fashion Favourites: American Eagle Jegging Ankle

Since I haven’t made a non-food related post in a while, I thought I would share one of my favourites: American Eagle’s Jegging Ankle. I have a love-hate relationship with jeans because I haven’t found a pair that fits nicely. That is until I discovered the jegging ankle. For a 5’3 girl with a curvy body and short legs, I find it extremely difficult to find a pair of jeans that are just the right length and fit. Most jeans I purchase require hemming because the length is too long, but these are the perfect length for me.

Here is what I like about the jegging ankle:

  • Perfect length for shorter girls like myself (the ‘short’ length has a 26 inch inseam)
  • Comfortable due to its stretchy material
  • Legging-like fit but look like jeans (plus, they have useable front pockets, which I find many jeggings lack)

The only problem I have with these jeans is that although they run true to size for me, they do stretch out after a few wears and get looser around the knee area.

In conclusion, I would recommend these jeans for those who are shorter in height and looking for a pair of jeans that are comfortable for the most part. American Eagle’s Jegging Ankle retails for $43.55 CAD but they often go on sale! I hope you found this review useful and thanks for reading.

New Year, New Food Adventures

Happy New Years everyone! I don’t usually make resolutions because I never stick to them, but this year, I am trying to eat out less in an attempt to save money. With so many events going on in the month of January (Street Food City, Dine Out Vancouver and the hot chocolate festival to name a few…), it’s difficult not to succumb to the temptation.

I just wanted to share some of my recent food adventures, a few from December of 2013

{Chicken karaage waffle sandwich from Miura’s new location}

{ Desserts from Chez Christophe}

{I finally visited Beaucoup Bakery! I got a croissant and it was heavenly}

{Chicken Pad Thai from Bob Likes Thai Food. This was at their Broadway location, which I did not know existed}

{Coconut pudding and sweet sticky rice from Bob Likes Thai Food}

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