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CONTEST CLOSED Cheers to Mother’s Health – Mother’s Day Gifts and A Giveaway

Mother’s Day Gifts For a Healthy Mom

Why not give Mom something that will keep her healthy and make her happy this Mother’s Day? Sure chocolates and flowers are nice, but if you really love your mother you’d do the right thing and keep her future wellness in mind. Here’s some suggestions for Mother’s Day Gifts that are sure to please and a giveaway brought to you by Philips!

Scroll down for the Airfryer Giveaway. CONGRATS to Anastasia!

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Philips Sonicare Toothbrush

Who doesn’t want whiter teeth? Certainly your mother would! The Philips Sonicare DiamondClean’s advanced technology removes 10X more plaque than a manual toothbrush, whitens teeth in just one week and improves gum health in only two weeks. It comes in a variety of beautiful colours including rose gold, amethyst and pink!

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InspiredHealth Cookbook

InspireHealth and Vacay.ca have teamed with Fresh Air Publishing to create a cookbook focused on providing healthy recipes and expert nutritional resources for all Canadians.Twenty amazing chefs from across Canada contributed to this gem! Proceeds will be used to fund InspireHealth’s initiative of providing top level supportive cancer care for Canadians. Purchase.

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Philips Airfryer

Philips just released their newest Philips Airfryer, now 20% smaller, a perfect fit for your mother’s kitchen counter top. Heat is evenly distributed throughout the cooking chamber in thus healthy Airfryer as it fries, bakes, roasts and grills with little to no oil. A perfect solution for fast, tasty and healthy meals and snacks! $299 at Best Buy.

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Hydrafacial MD™ at Alfa Renaissance Skin Care Center

I’m addicted to these facials and just booked my third at Alfa Renaissance Skin Care Center. The HydraFacial MD™ takes less than 30 minutes and delivers long-term skin health and instant, noticeable results with no downtime or irritation. The HydraFacial MD® treatment removes dead skin cells and extracts impurities while simultaneously bathing the new skin with cleansing, hydrating and moisturizing serums. Your mother will leave glowing!

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Vitamix A3300 1.89L 1500-Watt Stand Blender 

Mom will be thrilled to receive a Vitamix, I know because I just gave my mother one! This new fab blender makes short work of smoothies, soups, peanut butter, and even grinds grain. It comes with Variable Speed Control and Pulse blending, and also features a programmable timer, touchscreen controls, and hardened laser-cut blades. Enroll her in a Vitamix Cooking Course at Cook Culture s she’ll really  get the most out of this kitchen staple. I just took one and have so many more ideas of how to use this awesome machine. $699

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Apothekari Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Polish

Mom’s deserve great skin, and I’ve been using Apothekari these past months and love it. Why not spoil her with the Apothekari Bamboo Lemongrass Foaming Body Polish that revitalizes and invigorates skin with walnut shell powder, powdered bamboo and a light, refreshing essential oil blend of lemongrass, mimosa, and litsea. Apothekari.

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Silk Road Tea Wellness Tea Gift Box

My Mom loves Silk Road Tea and so do I, maybe I’ll send her this one! Contains a selection of expertly blending teas to soothe, comfort and uplift, packaged in an signature, eco-friendly red gift box.
The 6 tea assortment contains: Lullaby Tea (soothing sleep tea), BeauTEAful Skincare Tea (for a healthy complexion), Quench (electrolyte rich, replenishing tea) and Happy (uplifting, stress-reliever), Winter Warrior (cold & flu fighter) and Allergy & Hay Fever Defense. All teas come in 40 cup tea tin size. Purchase.

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY! Winner must pick up in Vancouver (Kitsilano).

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Wedding Registry at Best Buy

What’s The Best Gift – Best Buy

What to buy for the bride and groom who have everything? We’ve asked for Best Buy Gift Certificates and think this is a very smart idea. We don’t feel comfortable asking for straight out cash (it’s not for everyone) and rather than do a registry, we simply included the following on the invite “While it’s not necessary to bring a gift, we are working on renovations and replacing our kitchen appliances and would appreciate a gift card to Best Buy. ”  They’ve also got a great online registry here – Best Buy Wedding Registry should you go that route and if you need ideas, start with their Starter Registry. Oh the things you can get at this store; everything from speakers to dishwashers and everything in between.

So what’s on our “registry”. We have some needs that must be met. First up some new kitchen gadgets (when a food writer is marrying a chef, that’s kind of a given) and then some luggage for all those trips we’ve got planned! Here’s our favourite Best Buy items on our shopping list right now.

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KitchenAid Food Processor – 11-Cup – Onyx Black $269.99

We used to have one of these and it’s our favourite processor because it does all sorts of cool tricks.  The large bowl is super handy and makes short work of slicing veggies, grinding nuts, kneading dough, and more.  It has a variety of options for speed and the ExactSlice system with an external lever that lets you switch from thick to thin with a simple slide of the lever is very handy. More info.

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KitchenAid Spiralizer Plus with Peel, Core and Slice Stand Mixer Attachment

Spiralizing is all the rage and I’ve been making zucchini noodles and more with my hand held one, so it’s time to kick it up a notch with the real deal. This one peels, cores, and slices and attaches to our stand mixer.  5 blades that allow for 9 combinations of slicing, peeling, coring, and spiralizing and it works with all KitchenAid stand mixers and includes a 2 spiraling blade, 2 slicing blades, and 1 peeling blade. $219.99. More info.

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Vitamix A3300 1.89L 1500-Watt Stand Blender – Pearl Grey Metallic $649.99

Vitamix has just released this new fab sleek, stylish, and feature-packed, blender that makes short work of smoothies, soups, peanut butter, and even grinds grain. It comes with Variable Speed Control and Pulse blending, and also features a programmable timer, touchscreen controls, and hardened laser-cut blades. Be sure to take a Vitamix Cooking Course at Cook Culture to get the most out of this kitchen staple. I just took one and have so many more ideas of how to use this awesome machine. More info.

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Vitamix 32 oz. Dry Grains Container $195.95

In addition to the container it comes with, we do need this dry grains container from to help prepare homemade breads and cereals. Sporting a 32oz. capacity with clearly marked measurements, this container grinds whole grains into fresh flours, mixes batter, and even simulates the kneading process to prepare dough for baking. Homemade bread here we come! More info.

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Breville Smart Oven Air Convection Toaster Oven 1 Cu. Ft. – Stainless Steel $599.99 

Yes we have an oven and a microwave, but we often have something in both, so we do need this excellent addition to the kitchen. You can bake cookies, proof dough, or even airfry your favourite meals in this air convection toaster oven. This countertop oven can roast a large roast, air-fry crispy French Fries & snacks and dehydrate a wide range of healthy foods.  More info.

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Samsonite Pinsky 21.5″ Hard Side 4-Wheeled Carry-On Luggage – Pink $169.99

Of course we need new luggage in a variety of sizes and I adore this Samsonite Pinsky luggage. It’s lightweight and strong, and has a push-button locking handle, and four 360-degree spinner wheels. Fully lined interiors and zippered compartments will keep my belongings secure. More info.

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Swiss Gear Tannensee 3-Piece Hard Side 4-Wheeled Expandable Luggage Set – Chili $399.99

We both need our own set for longer trips, so this one’s for Michael. Since it’s red we won’t miss it coming off the luggage carousal and it has expandable design so he can add any gifts or things such as growlers and beer that he tends to want to take home. Each luggage is equipped with 4 spinner wheels and a retractable handle, so we can zip around hotels, airports, and city sidewalks. More info.best buy samsonite2

Samsonite Tech Series 3-Piece Hard Side 4-Wheeled Luggage Set – Green – Online Only $599.99

I have to have green so these ultra-durable hard-sided luggage pieces are perfect and as I am away a lot, the fact that they are put through rigorous tests to ensure long-lasting strength and reliability is key. They’re each equipped with 4 spinner wheels, a must for any traveler and a locking handle. More info.

We’re super excited to add to our kitchen and will, of course, be posting our culinary and travel adventures with these new items that we may just be lucky enough to pick up one or two of if those gift certs materialize!

Smarten Up Your Home With the Newest Techie Home Gadgets #BestBuySmartHome

Make Your Home Smarter, Lighter and Safer, with Best Buy

If you call yourself a techie, you may have the latest smart phone, smart watch, pimped out car and camera, but what about the latest in home technology? While your television may unlock the full potential of HDR, and you’ve even got a home 3D printer, have you updated to the latest in home security? Are your your lighting and thermostat controls amped up? And can you monitor the temperature, air quality and even noise pollution inside and outside your home? If not, you may not be worthy of that nerd shirt you so proudly sport, and it’s time to act before your friends stop coming over to play.

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Over at the Good Life Vancouver headquarters in Vancouver (the not so secret code name for our smallish Kitsilano apartment from where GLV based) we are in the process of updating a few design aspects in our home and doing some minor renos. You may have seen us wandering the isles of home hardware stores, as well as Best Buy, to satisfy our geeky side. We’ve discovered more than a few things we just can’t live without and suggest you add these very useful gadgets to add to your shopping list.

netatmo urban weather station

Ever wanted your own weather station? Well we have , and now, with the Netamo Smart Weather Station, we can gather not only temperature and humidity levels inside and outside our home, but also air quality, CO2 level, barometric pressure and even noise pollution, all accessed from our smartphones. We now know when to wear our rain boots and also when to turn our stereo down.

nest smart thermostat

It’s not that cold out here on the “wet coast”, but we are still concerned about keeping our hydro bills down and do so with the Nest WiFi Smart Thermostat, a learning thermostat that remembers the temperatures we like and then programs itself to save energy. The LCD display lights up when approached, so no need to squint to read. We can also control if from both our mobile phones and use it with numerous home products. We still have yet to agree on what that perfect temperature is though.

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Another energy cost reducer, is the Belkin WeMo Smart Plug , that controls fans and lights, shuts off the TV when we’ve forgotten, and also notifies us when our laundry is done, again, all via our phones. Unfortunately it doesn’t fold up the clothes and put them away, and our dryer still eats socks.

We’re childless and petless so the Nest Cam Indoor Camera isn’t necessary as a nanny or pet cam, but we used it when we were traveling last so we could spy on some of the home repair work that was going on while we were gone.  Did I warn them? Maybe, maybe not.

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We then took an inventory of our lighting, and along with some new track lighting with smarter LED bulbs, we went a little tech crazy and are currently installing light panels from Nanoleaf and will be adding more soon. The starter pack has nine panels that we applied to our wall and now we can customize lighting and choose from millions of colours to pretty up our living room. When I’m a little tired I switch it to bright white light and can almost blast the blues away. All lights are controlled by our Androids (IOS devices too) as well as being voice-enabled if we choose.

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Another fun conversation starter (cause you know it’s so quiet here) for that next dinner party is the Mipow Playbulb Sphere Lamp, which can be placed in or out of doors and provides accent lighting via a phone app that allows you to choose from five different lighting effects.

If you are looking to earn, or maintain your Geek title, and smarten up your home, this is definitely the weekend to do so, as the Home+Design Show is in town October 27 – 30, 2016, and Best Buy will be showcasing some of their top Smart products at the BC Hydro Smart Home Booth, right on site. Take note as some of these tech gadgets are eligible for a BC Hydro discount on at Best Buy. Can’t make the home show this time? Head right in to your nearest Best Buy and ask for a demo. Use #BestBuySmartHome if you are sharing and let us know how you’re geeking out at home.

Best Buy’s Trade-In Program

This holiday season, Best Buy Canada is making it easy for you to get rid of those old electronics and opt for brand new devices! Best Buy’s Trade-In program is an easy and affordable way to treat yourself or give anyone on your holiday list what they really want – a new smartphone!

It’s simple! All you have to do is find a store near you, bring in your gently used device and trade it in for a Best Buy Canada gift card.

Estimate value: Choose from the Trade-In categories listed online to estimate your product value. The age, condition and the original accessories included will affect the Trade-In value of your item. Best Buy Canada uses proprietary technology to evaluate your device and provide a competitive offer.

Find a store: Find a Best Buy Mobile or big box store near you that can accept your item

Get gift cards: Bring your items to the store to claim your gift card

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Samsung Note 5 – I have this one and highly recommend!

 

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Samsung Fast Charger – I want this one! Anyone want to share their gift card?

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Holiday Shopping at Best Buy

We’ve given you gift suggestions for food lovers on Global TV and in BC Living, and now we are cruising throught the aisles at Best Buy for some more great ideas for those wishing to live the good life in 2016.

dyson

Our vacuum cleaner sucks, or actually doesn’t suck enough, so we’re thinking the Dyson V6 Absolute Cordless Stick Vacuum is not only a space saver, but the perfect way to clean up holiday parties.  Equipped with two floor cleaning heads and a soft-roller
cleaner head, the Dyson V6 picks up fine and large debris from hard
floors.
$649.99

microsoft

We’ve mentioned this before, but really want you to know how much we love the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 with the speedy Intel Processor. This 2-in-1 laptop tablets is light, although it has 12.3-inch PixelSense screen and it converts from tablet to laptop easily with the multi-position Kickstand.
$1279.99

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We love our Canon T6, but for a compact version you can take with you on the go, check out the Sony Cyber-shot HX60V camera.  Get closer to your subject with 60x digital zoom or snap the whole dynamic landscape. Send your captures to email, friends or social networks easily using integrated WiFi.
$319.99

bose

Shush up people! When we are traveling we really need something like these so we can sleep in peace on planes, trains and in automobiles. Bose QuietComfort 25 Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones have
extra soft earcups while Active EQ and TriPort technologies ensure crisp, clear, powerful sound.
$329.99

waterproof video camera

For our future tropical vacations we are going to need something like this 360fly Panoramic Waterproof HD Video Camera, a Best Buy exclusive. The 360fly Panoramic 360-degree HD video camera has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth so you can control, edit, playback, and share the footage through the app and your compatible mobile device.

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CONTEST CLOSED Back To School $100 #Giveaway from Best Buy

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CONGRATS TO SANDRA T.

Best Buy has everything to set your kids up for success this back to school season. They are making it easier than ever for their customers to shop for what they want, where they want and how they want all at the lowest possible price. Customers can select from a large assortment of products, they have the ability to reserve items online without payment, and pick up in store. Not only do they carry all of the latest technology, they also carry a wide assortment of backpacks, lunch bags, school supplies, musical instruments, educational toys, and more.  All products are available online at BestBuy.ca

To celebrate kids heading (fingers crossed) back to school we are giving away the following.

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Mr. Sketch Markers – $9.99

Unleash your creativity with this pack of 18 Sanford Mr. Sketch Scented Watercolor Markers. Each marker features a unique scent and a smooth-flowing bevel tip for easy sketching. The tips maintain their shape after months of sketching for long-lasting use. Markers are certified AP non-toxic.

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Home presence on the go Food Container  – $16.99

The Home Presence Fuel Salad on the Go container can keep your salad fresh until you’re ready to dig in. A dressing container and ice pack container are attached to the lid.

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Disney Cars Mini Back Pack – $9.99

Celebrate your favourite Disney movie with the Cars backpack. It features durable 600D polyester fabric, padded adjustable straps, and a front panel reverse printed on clear PVC. 

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LeapFrog touch magic school bus – $24.99

The LeapFrog Touch Magic Bus lets your child make a movement or touch a sensor to activate the bus and start down the road to entertaining education. The LeapFrog Touch Magic Bus lets your little one hop on board for fun with the alphabet, early vocabulary, motor skills and learning songs. By allowing them to switch among three educational modes: learning, letter exploration, and music, the Touch Magic Learning Bus is a fun sing-along education tool.

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Sony Children’s headphones – $21.99

The Sony headphones were created to be easy on young ears, with moderate volume levels and a lightweight and comfortable design. Children eight years old and up will safely enjoy hours of their own personal soundtrack while you relax in silence.

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Paper Mate 8-pack assorted retractable Gel Pen $9.99

From start to finish, the bold, vibrant colours never lose their exceptional brightness. Continuous ink coverage keeps the pen gliding across your paper with no scratchy feel. The contoured, dimpled grip offers comfort and control. This set of 8 pens includes 1 each of black, blue, green, red, purple, pink, orange and turquoise.

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