Drinjk

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Are you a wine-o? Love a good glass of bold red, how about a crisp white or delicate rose all day? Drinjk is a wine subscription, yes you heard right! Each month you will get a box with 3 fun and modern wine tubes containing a generous amount of amazing tasting wine that is sure to satisfy your taste buds. It’s a perfect portion for 2 small glasses, or if you’re like me, you’ll save it all for yourself! Worried about your wine traveling across the country? They have engineered the perfect environmentally friendly glass tubes that are made to protect the integrity of your wine so you only have to worry about which one is your favorite! It’s perfect really, you can try as many wines as you want by the glass with these 6.3 ounce bottles being shipped quarterly without committing to an entire bottle that you might not even like! I was obsessed with all 3 of the selections they sent, they were phenomenal, I’m no wine sommelier but this was fabulous wine! In this box we have 3 wine tubes.

  1. Marques Azul 2016 from Spain – How fun is this BLUE wine! I’ve never heard or seen it before! It’s literally the colour of the Mediterranean sea as it’s a naturally colored blue Chardonnay grown in the mountainous region of Jumilla, Spain. This is a dry tropical wine with hints of mango, papaya, pineapple and passion fruit, and will wow everyone!
  2. Joey North 2017 from Canada – A crisp summer white wine, loving this Pinot Blanc with hints of green apple, pear and apricot. It’s a limited edition wine that was handcrafted by the founder exclusively for Drinjk.
  3. Doluca Red 2016 from Turkey – This is a fun deep dark Bogazkere blend with black cherries, pepper, clove and dark chocolate, a fun blend of indigenous grapes from one of the world’s oldest grape regions.

Want to know what’s the most exciting thing? Soon they’ll have WINE ADVENT CALENDARS!!! Seriously, what could be better? It’s the perfect gift for a friend, family or for yourself! 24 days and 24 wines, yesssss. Mom? You’ll love this. Sista? With 2 little ones, hell ya. BF? Yup… only if he’s sharing with me! Need to buy a gift for a secret santa? You’ll be remembered for giving this as a gift! No more chocolate calendars for me, I’m sticking to wine advent calendars from now on! It will literally be Christmas every. single. day. Each day will have a new door to open with a new wine from a new place, from Spain to Portugal to Turkey, from Chardonnay to Sangiovese!

Want more? You will also get a VIP membership with 25% discount off all full sized 750 ml bottle purchases FOREVER! Ummm… yes please! Oh and FREE shipping! Still want more? How about FREE wine training courses! Don’t mind if I do! I might just start my Christmas shopping early for next year and buy this for EVERYONE! I feel like Oprah right now. You’re getting wine, you’re getting wine! Everyone is getting wine!

The small bottles start at $4.99 and up, the full 750ml bottles start at $19.95. The Advent calendar will be $139. Or sign up for a subscription for $59 for 3 bottles every quarter.  You may also remember this company’s previous name Sip & Savour, be sure to follow along on their new name and changes to the company! #FindYourPerfectWine Order here;

https://drinjk.com/

 

Armarkat

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Christmas came early for Callie cat! Our fur baby was ecstatic when she saw her brand new cat tree and hideaway tent! Everyday she sees all my boxes at the front door, and as much as she loves sleeping in the box herself (she’s a weirdo and has now been deemed #subscriptionboxcat) she’d rather get some fun stuff for herself. So we reached out to Armarkat as I’ve always loved their products. Soooo many different cat trees to choose from, I only wish Callie could pick and choose for herself! Looks like we were successful thou as she loves both the cat tree and the tent!

Their trees come with wood bases and seasonal sisal posts that are durable and long-lasing with their ‘scratch-ability’. Their products come with 6 month warranties and are suuuuper simple to set up, not to mention they come with an Allen wrench and all the little bits to put it together while your cat is screaming in your ear with excitement. How did she know it was for her?

This company is great, focusing on your fur baby and ensuring they are comfortable and happy. Because a happy cat is a happy family. 🙂 Their products are soft, cozy and super resilient with washable fabrics plus they use only environmentally friendly material. They have over 100 models to choose from, so browse away with your choosy cat by your side. Choose from beds, trees, scratchers, carriers, playpens, toys and accessories. Their products range in size from the tree’s being under 30″ and over 76″, starting at $49 for a basic 2 piece kitten tree. They have cat beds starting at under $20 and up. Callie picked the fanciest cat bed with this fun teepee look with paw prints. Find out more and order here;

www.armarkat.com

 

Book of the Month – September 2019

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Love seeing the new selection from Book of the Month! What did the judges choose this month? Maybe a mystery, fantasy, sci-fi, a gripping memoir, a dramatic love story, a tale of struggles, I can’t wait to find out! Each month 5 judges including a guest judge skim hundreds of books and select those hidden gem novels you’ve always wanted to read (not just those books on the bestseller list that every single person has read). Judges can include well known book editors, best selling authors and celebrities! On the first of the month the books are posted with a quick review to help you make your selection, then you simply choose one or more hardcovers by the 6th of the month! Here are the September selections to choose from;

  1. The Chestnut Man by Søren Sveistrup – BOTM Quick take: This slow-burn Danish detective thriller follows a truly gory killer. Squeamish stomachs: You’ve been warned.
  2. This Tender Land by William Kent Krueger – BOTM Quick take: A coming-of-age odyssey that’ll leave you in awe of the rawness of the Great Depression and the American Midwest.
  3. If Only I Could Tell You by Hannah Beckerman – BOTM Quick take: A twisty, heart-wrenching family drama that’s ultimately uplifting (we swear). Hug your siblings and parents anyway.
  4. Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur – BOTM Quick take: Inspirational in the sense that a young girl in a painful situation has moments of true optimism and compassion.
  5. Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore – BOTM Quick take: A little feminist, a little romantic, but mostly just fun—and downright dirty on top of that. Yes, please.

Only $14.99 for your first book. Add up to 2 additional books of your choice from the extra books section for only $9.99 each. Skip as often as you like, and free shipping everytime! Want to get your books for even cheaper? Sign up for a yearly subscription and it drops your price down to $12.50 a month plus any extras you add! New member to BOTM? New members can now get their first book for $9.99 when you join using code: ROOTED.  Order here;

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Love with Food – August 2019

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I’m always so excited for the Love with Food box and to see what new treats I’m in store for. New companies, new flavors and trying something out of my regular comfort zone! Snack time folks! Life is sweet when you have Love with Food sending you snack packs every month! They are the perfect choice for those looking to try new and yummy junk-free, organic, all natural snacks and treats. They include all sorts of goodies that are hard to find in store and available for purchase in their online store if you just can’t get enough! They also have boxes available for your office, small taster boxes, and even gluten free boxes!

Order today with free US shipping and a free box for an annual subscription and includes 8+ items. The Deluxe starts at only $16.50 for 16-20 items and a free bonus box for an annual subscription, with free US shipping and $3.99 international shipping. The Gluten Free box starts at only $19.99 for an annual subscription and includes 10-12 items. Bonus, for every box they send out they also donate a meal to someone in need at a food bank, make that 2 free meals for the Deluxe and Gluten Free boxes! Bonus bonus, each item you review after trying in your box gets you points, save up your points and use them in the store for free items! Click below to get 40% off your first box, so only $11.95!

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USKEYVISION – Smartphone Gimbal-iSteady Mobile Plus

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I can’t believe I’ve been SubscriptionBoxGirl for over 3 years and still don’t have a gimbals! Well the wait is over. Finally buckled down and found a way to get better photos and videos with my new Smartphone Gimbal-iSteady Mobile Plus from USKEYVISION. I found this company on Instagram and checked out their site and Amazon reviews. It was super quick and simple to order and the best part was the value! There are so many gimbals on the market, but I was looking for one that was simply and easy to use while not costing an arm and a leg. This one was only $90 and is perfect for the amateur or pro! The first step was downloading the app and it’s super easy to use. Great functionality and stability, I would definitely suggest this product and their Go Pro version if you are wanting to step up your game on photography and videography.

I really like having this product for my phone since I use it all the time. It has a 3-Axis Stabilizer for both Androids and iOS Smartphones and has Anti-Shake, Optical Stabilization and Motion Speed Auto-Adaptation, Face & Object Tracking and 3 High-Torque Brushless Motors, There is a trigger Button for Sports Mode, 3D Fantasy Mode (Inception Mode) and you can even get some great 180/360° Wide-angle Panoramic shots! All you have to do is quickly calibrate, get the app, and enjoy! 

Your order includes a 1 year warranty as well as free return & exchange services within 60 days and free technical assistance. Find out more below and order here;

https://uskeyvision.com/

Styleyes Fashion Crate

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A good wardrobe is all about having all the proper basics and some fun additional pieces because who has time to pick a completely different outfit every morning? My day job is in an office so I try and dress Business Casual but always seem to be missing the basics, from the fancy pants to the colorful cardigan, I need to stock up on those interchangeable pieces, that’s where Styleyes Fashion Crate comes in, they are the a clothing subscription box for the modern women in the workforce. Just choose between the Intern or the Established box with the Business Casual and Business Professional look. The Intern crate is perfect for those starting out and needing the basics that are budget-friendly. The Established crate is perfect for those already in the workforce and looking for find some new looks at a moderate cost.

Every quarter you can expect professional looks made with high quality material, not to mention it will save you time and money from having to search out your own looks. You are pretty much getting a personal stylist for your work attire which is fun! You’ll get pants, tops, sweaters, all the gear to keep you looking cleaned up and professional. I like how they have a questionnaire so they can fit the box to your specific needs. Do you want to show up certain assets? Hide others? What about your favorite colours to wear? Plus of course, your lifestyle and what kind of job you have so you can dress the part with sizes ranging from XS-XXL & 0-18.

In my first box I got sleek black dress pants, a white blouse, and a green button up sweater. This month I got completely different pieces which I like. From my favorite, this adoooooorable dress – seriously, it’s so freaken cute I put it on immediately and started twirling around! I love the under piece white top that you can wear under shirts, dresses and sweaters to change up or spruce up a look. The black cardigan is the perfect basic to add to my wardrobe as well with Fall fast approaching.

Choose from a few different options based on your preferences for style. They have the Intern, Established and Executive crate which are quarterly subscriptions as well as a non-subscription Stand Alone Crate for 1 time orders, great for gifts to your friends and family when they start a new job or could use an upgrade to their wardrobe! Fill out the Style Questionnaire and go from there! The Intern Crate items range in price from $40-80, the Established Crate items range from $70-120 and the Executive Crate from $120-200.  Each quarter you can expect 5-6 items of which you only pay for what you decide to keep, if you don’t like it you can return it in their prepaid postage bags in the box. If you’d like to keep all the items then you get a 20% discount. Plus a flat rate $10.00 shipping fee. Use code SBGIRL15 for $15.00 off the subscription/styling fee on your first box or Stand-Alone box. Order here;

https://www.styleyesfashioncrate.com/

 

Silk Lounge

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Looking for a truly magical experience? You may have heard about this new restaurant but if you haven’t tried it then you are nuts! Silk Lounge in Gastown is a stunningly gorgeous setting with French and Indian style cuisine that will melt in your mouth. This hidden gem is truly special and unique to Vancouver. I’ve never been to another restaurant that has so many fascinating pieces of decor, lighting, seating, chandeliers, and more. You can expect to find authentic Indian cuisine with the perfect amount of spice and flavor to keep you coming back for more.

Now for the food and drinks! We had a chance to try a couple drinks off the cocktail menu and some appetizers, and let me tell you… I would have licked the plate if I was at home, but seriously, I wiped every single plate clean, not a speck of spice or sauce was left, it was seriously that good! For drinks we tried the Blue Pehool and the Grapefruit Thyme. I loved the blue drink, it tasted like heaven in a cup, it was a vibrant blue and made with coconut milk and lychee. For food we had several different dishes, from the steak bites that came with a brandy demi-glaze, to the Kumbh Kaafi Mirch which are mushroom caps with ginger, garlic, peppercorns and all the deliciousness you could imagine. I’ve never in my life ordered mushroom caps before, have I been missing out? Or are these just little morsels of heaven? We had Prawns, so much fun watching them prepare this one, with the flames! The Tandoori Halibut was so delicate, it will melt in your mouth, so perfectly cooked, and the chicken was obviously a fav as well.

I would suggest this restaurant for any special occasion. Perfect for birthday, anniversaries, weddings, runway modelling (yes they’ve done it!), book the whole space and wow your guests, or bring your lover and show off your knowledge of finding the hidden gem (your welcome).

I would suggest you ask questions about the decor while your there, let them wow you with the incredible efforts they went through to create such a beautiful space. You won’t find any added sugar, preservatives, or modified ingredients. This is 100% made from scratch in the kitchen using amazing recipes. Gary the owner was so sweet as well, looking forward to our next visit, would love to make it a regular occurrence!

Located at 132 Powell St, Vancouver. Find out more here;

https://www.silk-lounge.ca/