Coquille Restaurant

Coquille Restaurant, a sister restaurant of L’Abattoir, took over the corner of the Secret Location Restaurant and opened its door in 2018. Located at the heart of Gastown, Coquille focuses on quintessential seafood and shellfish dishes. This year, it joins the Dine Out Vancouver and offers an extensive menu for locals and visitors to try. And recently, I won a giveaway of $100 gift card for Coquille from Tourism Vancouver. Therefore, we decided to visit this restaurant to enjoy our first ever dine out of the year.

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Fighting Eczema is Tough, but we can do it!

For the past two years, I have tried many products to prevent my eczema from flaring up. I knew many friends that also have eczema, and I understand how tough this path is to fight eczema. After two years of trying and failing, I wanted to share some of my experience, tips, and recommendations to you all.

Please note that this is purely based on personal experience, so it is best to go see a dermatologist for professional opinion. 

It is important to stay hydrated and moisturized at all times. So choosing suitable skin care products are important. I prefer using products with natural ingredients, especially alcohol-free. Chemical and alcohol in the products may dehydrate and further flare up the skin. I have a combination skin type, and here is a simple daily routine that can keep my skin moisturized.

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2018 Vancouver Christmas Market

The ninth annual Vancouver Christmas Market is officially opened, until December 24. This year I got a chance to attend its media preview, and I was amazed by all the new attractions. And of course, I also did some digging and tasting to compile a list of best food stalls and new attractions in this German-themed holiday market. 

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Quantum Coffee

It has been awhile since my last visit. I remembered coming here a year ago, when it first opened. Today, I revisited this cafe, because I won a $25 gift card at a giveaway from Quantum Coffee. However, this would not change my honest review about this cafe. When I first came here one year ago, I loved the vibe and how spacious and bright this place it. More importantly, it had a lot of space for customers to work and study. Unfortunately, this recent visit was disappointing. Everything changed.

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SalaThai

Recently, I was invited as a guest speaker for a Yelp Elite event to talk about food photography. I was flattered to be part of this event, because I would not considered myself as a professional photographer at this point. Luckily, the Yelpers looked engaged when Tina and I were providing some tips for food photography. After, SalaThai was very generous to treat us a delicious and unreal meal.

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