I almost forgot about this photo taken a few years ago at the Fendi flagship store in Vegas. Having always loved their beautiful handbags I stopped in with a friend to check out their new collection but this was a surprise.
Who knew they made bicycles?
Fendi limited edition bicycle with leather & real fur trimmed saddlebag, leather water holder & retro travel bag that doubles as a carry basket.
There were only two. I wonder who bought them?
The only reason I didn’t buy it was because I was worried about ruining the fur and leather in the rain.
Fendi bike will have to wait.
For now i’ll settle for the classic European styling of my favorite Opus nouvelle classico with Nantucket basket available at Mighty Riders in Vancouver.
What do HOT PINK, BLACK, ZEBRA, SNAKE, CHEETAH and GIRAFFE all have in common?
They’re all part of MICABeauty Ceramic Classic Hair Stylers which are meticulously tested, beautifully designed hair tools, developed to the industry’s highest standards.
We’re making waves one head at a time: The unique floating plates allows you to not just straighten, but also to create waves, curls, flips, volume and many more styles,all with one styler! Regular use of your MICABeauty styler results in healthier hair!
Our professional hair stylers and clipless curling irons will give you the thrill of experimenting with exciting hair styles, without the fear of damaging your hair or experiencing color fading.
Whether you select one of our bold solid colors or vivacious animal prints, the MICAbeauty Pro Stylers will create healthy, silky and static-free hairdos.
You won’t believe how yummy these energy balls are because of how crazy simple they are to make. Using only 4 ingredients, they taste better than store bought bars, have no extra fillers & are more economical.
For some reason this conjures up images of that old Saturday Night Live episode with Alec Baldwin. Do you remember the Schweddy Balls episode? Okay it has nothing to do with this recipe except that they’re a bit sticky. Was he funny or what?
Easily Excellent Energy Balls
Pulse ½ cup of unsalted raw almonds in a food processor (a blender won’t cut it) until coarsely chopped.
Add 1 cup pitted dates, ¼ cup of dried **unsweetened shredded coconut and a pinch of cinnamon. Puree until smooth.
Then place ¼ cup more coconut on a plate. Using your hands, form date mixture into little balls and roll in coconut.
You can store up to one week at room temperature in an airtight container. Makes 12.
I’m pretty sure you can freeze these although they didn’t last long enough for me to find out. Also; next time I’m going to try rolling them with coco powder and coconut together.
**it is difficult to find unsweetened shredded coconut (it’s usually only the “very fine” unsweetened). Granville Island once again…….the “go to” place for what you can’t seem to find anywhere else. The Grainry for bulk and spices or South China Seas TradingCompany for all things exotic.
Another tasty treat that’s so unbelievably easy to make & healthy too. Something that will satisfy your craving for chips or nuts with less calories.
Nutty tasting Chickpeas
Take a can (or more) of organic chick peas, washed and drained. Set the oven to 350.
Put them on a rimmed baking sheet, toss some kosher salt, smoked sweet paprika (or try curry & cardamon or spice of your liking) and at least 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Bake for up to 40 minutes.
They’ll turn out a bit crispy depending on how long you leave them in the oven. And they’re delicious!
The Vancouver International Wooden Boat Festival just ended yesterday at Granville Island. The Vancouver Wooden Boat Society (VWBS) produces this Festival which takes place every year for 3 days in August.
The VWBS is a non profit society composed of wooden boat owners and anyone who has an interest in wooden boats.
The Purposes of the Society are to promote, encourage and facilitate interest in wooden boats and any and all activities involving and related to them.
Their Objectives are to serve the interest of boating; to stimulate a greater interest in wooden boats; to develop a fraternal spirit among other boating enthusiasts; to provide a medium for the exchange of wooden boat information and to do all other things which will tend to further interest in boating generally.
I have often wondered why sailors hail other vessels with “ship ahoy!” I understand the ship part, but why “ahoy?”
“Ahoy” is the well-known sailor’s interjection, currently meaning hello and/or what’s going on?
If you missed it there’s always next year! Don’t forget you can climb aboard too.
Nanoparticles: A tiny question of safety – a recap from Weekend Review “The Vancouver Sun” article by Alex Roslin on Saturday, August 18th.
Why this subject? I asked my husband who was going to the corner store to pick me up a pack of gum or mints. He said “no, haven’t you heard about nanoparticles?” NanoWhat? Then he handed me the article.
The general public is being exposed to nanoparticles and nanomaterials from food and many cosmetics of which they are largely ignorant. A growing pile of studies are showing that these particles may cause cancer and/or damage to organs and skin, Crohn’s disease and environmental pollution. The tiny particles causing the concern are as little as 1/10,000 times the width of a human hair and are measured in nanometres, or billionths of a metre.
Trying to avoid nanoparticles is almost impossible. They are in a host of products from any food that’s partly white to toothpaste, sunscreen, shampoo, over-the-counter medicine and even chewing gum. Nanoparticles, because they’re so minute, can cause health problems by penetrating deeply into the lungs, skin, blood, brain and, in pregnant women the placenta. Nano-coating could even be on your produce. Food exporters in Latin America were found to be spraying a waxlike nano-coating on fruits and vegetables bound for the U.S. and Canada to extend their shelf life.
Two ingredients commonly used in nano-form are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Some nanoparticles could have the same impact as asbestos and the general public is either unaware or poorly informed.
Nanoparticles are extremely widespread. Everyone is exposed to them to some extent and so far there is no regulation to control them in Canada. Health Canada refused to grant an interview for this story. This is all very unsettling to say the least. What can we do?
For a more extended list of products please go to link below: Sweets, sunscreen, toothpaste: labels only tell part of the story: