Author Archives: Lisa Ng

Wellness Giveaway Day 2: WIN a SodaStream Source!

sodastream source

Welcome to DAY TWO of our 7 Days of Wellness Giveaway!

If you missed DAY ONE – you still have time to enter to WIN our David’s Tea Prize Pack from yesterday. Each contest will close around a week after launching.

We are giving away a cool wellness-related prize for the next 7 days and today’s prize is from our friends at SodaStream. It’s perfect for those fizzy cravings and a great way to enjoy a calorie-free beverage. (more…)

Wellness Giveaway Day 1: WIN a David’s Tea Prize Pack!

Feel Good Collection David's tea

Welcome to DAY ONE of our 7 Days of Wellness Giveaway! 

We are giving away a cool wellness-related prize for the next 7 days and today’s prize is from our friends at David’s Tea, one of my favourite tea companies. Originally from Toronto, Canada – David’s Tea has expanded with locations all across North America with some amazing and unique flavours of tea.

Our David’s Tea Prize Pack Includes:

The Feel-Good Collection – Five limited edition teas packed with delicious benefits. This rejuvenating collection has everything you need to get your glow back! Your gift box includes: Cocoa Boost, Moroccan Mint, Turmeric Glow, Zestfully Green and Buchu Superfruit (plus a pack of 20 filters) – $28 value


Announcing Our 7 Days of Wellness Giveaway!


Are you kicking your New Years Resolutions in high gear? Are you focusing on your own personal wellness journey this year? Girl, I hear you. February is the new January and I’m setting a whole new set of goals to achieve for the rest of this month and next.

To celebrate, I’ll be giving away a cool wellness-related prize for the next 7 days! We have gear from David’s Tea, Sodastream, Shoppers Drug Mart, Saje, Indigo and more to help you along with your own personal wellness journey.

I decided not to make New Years resolutions this year and thought I would set three mini goals each month related to my health and wellness to achieve. I feel like breaking things down into smaller tasks makes things seem less overwhelming and easier to do.

So yes, I’ll be dragging my butt back to the gym after taking a break this past Christmas and I’m aiming to cook more and eat healthier and am assuming a lot of you might also be coming off the sugar cookie high and feeling the same way.

We are kicking Day 1 of our wellness giveaway THIS coming Monday! So mark your calendars and get ready to win. You’ll have 7-10 days to enter each contest and a new giveaway will launch daily (not counting weekends) for 7 days.

No purchase is necessary and we will have a mix of wellnesss giveaways open to US and Canadian readers. Start by subscribing to our weekly newslettter and following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Good luck + see you Monday!

Be Okinawa

A sponsored video post.

Some of you may have noticed my enthusiasm and love for all things Japan.

I don’t know what it is – but it’s a country I could keep visiting again and again because it’s so different from my reality here in North America. I was so lucky to visit for the first time in 2013 and then again in 2016. The people are so incredibly kind and as a solo traveler, I always felt safe.

I have covered Tokyo and Kyoto so far, but I am super intrigued about Okinawa – a region with a cluster of 150 islands just south of Japan’s mainland. It’s perfect for a relaxing beach vacation because of Okinawa’s tropical climate, white sandy beaches and crystal blue water. It’s also a great place to go diving, snorkeling, and fishing.

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Okinawa Island is also known for having the longest living people in the world. The local diet features handmade soba noodles, fresh seafood, vegetables and rice. It’s a great place to rest, reset and recharge, while immersing yourself in authentic Japanese culture without all the tourist traps.

‘Life, by Okinawa’ is a series of three videos that feature what this beautiful region has to offer and how it can benefit the physical and mental wellbeing for those who visit.

If you’re planning a trip to Japan in the near future, consider tacking on a beach vacation for a relaxing getaway in Okinawa, especially after a whirlwind visit to Tokyo. Flying time from Tokyo is only 3 hours direct.

To learn more visit Be Okinawa online

French Canadian Tourtiere Meat Pie Recipe

tourtiere recipe

One of my all-time favourite winter traditions is making a tourtiere for dinner.

We usually make one for Christmas Eve and it’s a traditional French Canadian meat pie with mashed potatoes, onions and spices. It’s SO good that I thought that it was worth making again after the holidays as a winter comfort food idea. You could even re-create my holiday brunch if you’d like! (more…)