How-to set-up an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Looking to switch it up from the usual summer barbecue gathering at work? Try organizing an Ice Cream Sundae bar for the team to gather to decorate their own cones and bowls of ice cream instead on a hot summers day. To put together a memorable ice cream experience, assemble these supplies and find volunteers to set up your next Ice Cream social for the … Continue reading How-to set-up an Ice Cream Sundae Bar

New Name and New Etsy Store Announcement

One year has passed since I have started this blog. It’s been a great learning experience curating fun and unique gift ideas. I wanted to announce two new things: New Name – Pretty Smart Guide Pretty Smart Gift Guide started out with the intention to share findings of awe inducing and sentimental gifts for different people in your life. I have always been drawn to … Continue reading New Name and New Etsy Store Announcement

Holiday Advent Calendars for Kids

Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids

Just a few more weeks until Christmas and another fast-approaching days until the beginning of December. This year I find our family and work holiday gatherings are starting earlier in the year. Recently, my friend Annie was helping our work social committee with researching gift ideas for families and their kids for our upcoming Christmas brunch. Inspired by her research, here are holiday advent calendar … Continue reading Holiday Advent Calendars Gift Ideas for Kids

Spanish Gin and Tonic at Cabriota Tapas

Gifts Ideas for the Gin Lover for National Gin Day

It was International Gin and Tonic Day every October 19th. And continuing to stay on the gin train, it’s National Gin day on December 7th. For those gin-lovers on your list, here are unique entertaining and gift ideas: Gin bottles up-cycled to glassware The Joy of Gin Luxury Gift Box From gorgeous gooey elderflower and gin marshmallows to the gin and tonic bath bomb this … Continue reading Gifts Ideas for the Gin Lover for National Gin Day

Fall Pampering with Pumpkin Beauty Products

It’s been a cold and wet this autumn. As I flocked to our nearby mall, Metropolis at Metrotown, to do some window-shopping, I popped into several skincare and beauty boutiques. I went to Lush to recycle and exchange my five clean, black pots of packaging for a fresh¬† face mask.¬† As the cold weather settled in the Pacific Northwest, many others had picked up a … Continue reading Fall Pampering with Pumpkin Beauty Products