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Vanessa • Modern Mix Vancouver  ♡ Vancouver lifestyle blogger ✎ My “Modern Mix” of local experiences ✈ Currently travelling the world via @ModernMixTravel_ ‘til Oct 2018

Is it just me or are you also kind of excited for fall weather? (As long as it’s not raining!!) There’s something cozy about layering up with a blanket scarf at this time of year!
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We’ll be back home in Vancouver for three weeks in October — fall season will be in full swing then. 🍁🍂 And if you’re wondering where I’m coming home from — you can check out my year of travelling the world on @modernmixtravel_.
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If you’re looking for a scent-free, can’t-go-wrong-with-it facial moisturizer, that’s in a lightweight tube packaging and small enough to meet TSA standards for carry-on baggage, Bioderma’s Sensibio Light Soothing Cream for Sensitive Skin has worked well for me, especially while travelling!
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Although I don’t typically identify with having sensitive skin, I wasn’t sure how my skin would react to different climates and conditions while travelling (ie. the dry, high elevation conditions in Peru, the polluted air of Bangkok, etc.) so this was a safe bet product that I knew would get me through any weird skin concerns I may develop while travelling.
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Oh, and their makeup remover wipes have definitely come in handy — I never travel without some sort of disposable wet wipes. They are so convenient to have! ☺️ Thanks, @BiodermaCanada!
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Hello there! This morning, I wanted to share a little bit about why I started my Vancouver lifestyle blog back in 2008.
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Modern Mix Vancouver was started as a reflection of my personal tastes and interests, sharing how I lived a modern life in Vancouver while discovering a mix of what my city had to offer — from the beauty salons I went to, to the trendy new restaurants I ate at.
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Because I couldn’t possibly write about everything I was doing in Vancouver, I narrowed my interests down to five categories. I figured, if I enjoyed these things in Vancouver, chances are, other modern Vancouverites like me would too.
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On Modern Mix Vancouver, I share about my local discoveries and experiences in:
1. Events & Lifestyle
2. Style & Retail
3. Beauty & Skincare (look at my nails!)
4. Food & Drink
5. Health & Wellness (and Travel — on @modernmixtravel_)
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I’ve never really had to tweak these topics over the years — the things I enjoyed back then, are still what I enjoy now. ☺️
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#GIVEAWAY: Win a 6-pack of ready to blend frozen smoothies delivered straight to your door (value: $40) from Vancouver smoothie delivery co @TheGoodStuffCo_.
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To enter:
[1] Follow @ModernMixVan and @TheGoodStuffCo_
[2] Comment with you favourite Good Stuff smoothie flavour (see their IG, website or my last IG post) and tag a friend in the comments who loves smoothies. Every tag is another entry.
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Giveaway ends on September 18. Open to participants in the Metro Vancouver delivery zone. This contest is not sponsored, endorsed or administrated by Instagram.  Good luck! #smoothierecipes #thegoodstuffco
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I love blending smoothies but sometimes it’s a pain to chop up all the ingredients when you don’t have time. @TheGoodStuffCo_ is a ready-to-blend smoothie delivery company. They prepackage fresh-frozen smoothies and deliver them to your door. All you have to do is add your liquid of choice — coconut water, nutmylk, whatever you want — and blend for 30 seconds.
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The Thunderbird, for example, the name inspired by the UBC sports team, has blueberry, banana, spinach, apple, vanilla protein, and a little bit of basil. All I did was add cup of oatmilk to the package, jiggle out the frozen ingredients, tossed it in my blender for 30 seconds and I had my smoothie. It took longer to take the photo than to actually make the smoothie. 🙄
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It’s supposed to be one portion but I find that a single container is good enough for two people. You will love the convenience of keeping a few of these in your freezer at all times! Stay tuned for a giveaway tomorrow my #Vancouver friends, we’ll be giving away a 6-pack of frozen smoothies delivered straight to your door.
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Do you love juice as much as I do!? Tag your favourite juice accounts in the comments below — I’m looking for recommendations for an upcoming #followfriday!
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In other news, @TheJuiceryCo is closing all of its locations in #Vancouver and moving on to new things. I still remember trying their black-coloured activated charcoal drink — it was the first time I had ever heard of this ingredient in any food, let alone juice.
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Anyway, one of their locations — the one on Main x E.27th Ave — will be taken over by @JuiceTruck. It sounds like their other storefronts are mainly being replaced by other small businesses — like @delishgeneralstore for their Edgemont Village location. Happy to hear that the torch is being passed on to other small businesses — keeping it local. 🙌🏼
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A little trip down memory lane: When I first started Modern Mix, I was lining up on opening night at a new @DonnellyGroup club — anyone remember Pop Opera!? At the time, “nightlife” was one of my blogging categories (it has since been replaced by Health and Wellness). I noticed the VIP line next to us was moving much quicker than ours so I asked the lady in the other line how she was getting in. She said she was “media”, I said I had a blog. She told me to connect with publicists in the city and get on their mailing list — and that’s one of the many small ways I started making connections in Vancouver while starting out as a hobbyist lifestyle blogger in 2008. #ThrowbackThursday
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What neighbourhood in Vancouver do you call home?
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Before we left Vancouver on our RTW trip, we moved from Yaletown and lived for about a year near Main Street, Olympic Village and Chinatown. It seemed like every week new cafes, boutiques and eateries were popping up in these up and coming neighbourhoods — the exact type of local establishments I love to discover and share. ♥️ .
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What are your favourite activities you can do together with your dog? I love walks together along False Creek — especially when the summer weather is good in Vancouver. ☀️🐕 I know a lot of you probably love to run with your pup though right? My fluffy Teddy Bear isn’t really the athletic type (can’t you tell?) — but I am 100% okay with that 😋
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Happy National Dog Day - any excuse to post cute pup photos on Instagram, right!?
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This is Teddy Bear — the rescue Pomeranian I adopted in 2012. He was rescued from a shelter in California; a kind lady from BC who specializes in rescuing small dogs brought him up north — and matched him up with me!
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You’ll be seeing a lot of him on my Instagram feed. .
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