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Dining Experience: L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

We always wanted to try another Michelin-starred restaurant since we’re in Europe.  Joel Robuchon is very popular so we booked this restaurant for lunch.  The experience we had at this restaurant was very different from our last one.  We didn’t have the same amount of food and I was just full, not to the extent as last time where I couldn’t eat for the next 10 hours.  I guess it’s a good thing. :)

The restaurant was pretty hard to find as it was located in a dark cellar inside a drugstore.

As you can tell the menu is in French, but our server professionally and patiently translated the menu for us.

The decor is very modern and romantic.  We sat facing the open kitchen which was perfect to see the chefs in action.

We started off with an amuse-bouche with tomato and ricotta.
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Review: Saje Natural Wellness

Do you usually shop at the same old stores but would never step foot into certain ones?  That’s me for sure.  I have no intention of going into Saje, but for some reason last month, I decided to check it out and I’m glad I did.  I love how they are Vancouver-based and their products are 100% natural.

The following is my honest review and these products are bought by me.  I’m not getting compensated for this review.

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I forgot the price of this kit but I think it’s like $40.  Although it’s $59.95 on the website, but I remember it was a good deal.  If you buy it individually, it’s $22.95 a bottle.  This is my first time trying these little remedies and I like them a lot.

Peppermint Halo – This is my favourite scent.  Initially, I thought this would be my least favourite, but I’m absolutely hooked on this.  I don’t suffer from any migraines, but this is really soothing.  I just roll it on my hairline, neck and shoulders.  The cooling and warming of the peppermint relaxes my whole body.

Immune – This essential oil prevents and fights germs.  It smells so good – warm cinnamon, rosemary, pine needle, and a blend of tea tree.  I don’t use this one as often as the peppermint but I still love it.

Eater’s Digest – This relieves the stomach after a large meal.  Ummm…yes, please.  It contains fennel, chamomile and peppermint.  I just apply this onto my belly and rub my palm over my stomach in small circular motions.  I don’t know if it really works but I do enjoy it.  Another cool thing is that the Eater’s Digest is the only oil that you can actually ingest.  The SA licked a little bit off the back of his hand.  I haven’t tried it yet.

Sometimes, I applied two or three different oils on the same area.  The SA said it’s totally fine.  All of the essential oils should only be used in small amounts and for external use only.

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Stress Release – Honestly, I shouldn’t have bought this bottle since I already bought three, but I love the lavender scent.  I like dabbing it on my wrist and breathe in deeply.  I’m not sure if it reduces my stress (actually I’m rarely stressed, hahaha) but it definitely has a calming effect.

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Safe Air Cleansing Room Spray ($14.95) – I love the smell of spa.  This room spray has a distinct, warming aroma.  The scent is not overpowering.  I like to spray it in the washroom since the room is smaller and you can smell it more.

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Liquid Sunshine Zesty Foaming Hand Soap – We used the Bath and Body Works hand soaps at home and I wanted to try something new.  The scent is very subtle and has a nice foam.  At $10 a bottle, I think it’s a bit pricey.  I think it would last longer if only I use it, but if my son uses it, it would be gone in 3 days.  He washes his hands compulsively.  Okay, that’s another story.

Hope you enjoy the review.  There are a lot more Saje products available and the staff are super helpful and knowledgeable.  I will definitely buy more Saje products but not any sooner because those roller balls do last a long time.

By the way, Lush is another store I might venture in the next time I shop.  I went in Lush once like 10 years ago and left the store within seconds.  The scent is way too strong for me, but recently one of my IG friends said that the store doesn’t have that powerful scent that it used to.  Have you guys been shopping there lately?  Thank you so much for reading and have a great week!

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Review: Poo-Pourri

IMG_9846 IMG_9848Poo-Pourri (Original Scent)

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Do you guys remember the show when Dr. Oz popped by The Oprah Winfrey Show and talked about poop?  It was interesting, wasn’t it?  I sure learned a lot about bowel movements.  Man, I miss Oprah’s show so much.

Anyway, when Tiffany asked me if I was interested in reviewing a toilet deodorizer, I didn’t even hesitate.  It sounds like fun.  I mean, poop is part of our life.  It shouldn’t be something shameful to talk about.

The product arrived quickly and well packaged.  Poo-Pourri is like a miracle in a bottle.  How it works is, before you need to do your business, you squirts 3-5 sprays into the toilet bowl.  You will quickly see a cloudy film over the top of the water.  Poo-Pourri works by trapping the embarrassing odour underneath this film while you do your thing.  With an infusion of bergamot, lemongrass, and lemon, it leaves a pleasant citrusy scent.  And if you’re sharing a washroom, your roommate or partner would never know what you did inside. :)

This product works exactly as they claimed.  I would recommend it to anyone who needs this product, as a gag gift, or just a good thing to have around the house or the workplace.  If you live in Canada or U.S., you can buy it here.

And if you haven’t seen this brilliant video yet, please take a moment.  It’s hilarious!

In addition to this spray, Tiffany also included a bottle of Cirque Nail Polish.  What a sweetie!  It’s a beautiful cobalt blue with shimmer.  The formula was a bit sheer and it required three coats for an opaque finish.  Thanks again Tiffany!

Disclosure:  I was sent a bottle of Poo-Pourri for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.
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Munch Better January 2015 Review

IMG_2268 IMG_2272Sencha Naturals Green Tea
Art of Raw Cacao & Goji Bar
New Moon Oatmeal Goldies Cookies

IMG_2277Solar Gold Dried Mango

IMG_2274Enerjive Chocolate Fix Quinoa Skinny Crackers

I love surprises.  I really do.  So, when I received this box from Andrea, I was super excited!  She must have read my mind because I’ve meant to look into subscribing to healthy snack boxes for quite some time.  Now, I get to test it out before committing to it.  YAY!

I love dried mangoes so I dived into the pack right away.  Unfortunately, I didn’t like the texture.  I love chocolate so the goji bar is right up my alley.  It’s a chocolatey energy bar that is high in iron, fibre and protein.  I’d say my two favourites are the skinny crackers and oatmeal cookie.  The skinny crackers are low in calorie and made with organic quinoa.  Tasty and nutritious!  The oatmeal cookie was delicious too.  These cookies are made with higher quality ingredients than the regular supermarket brands – so moist and chewy.  I didn’t get a chance to try the green tea so I can’t comment on that.

Overall, I’m impressed with my very first healthy snack box.  I’m trying to eat healthier so this box came at the right time.  Have you tried any healthy snack boxes?

Munch Better is a Canadian company that delivers 5-8 healthy snacks right to your door.  If you’re interested, check out their website here.

P.S.  Thank you so much Andrea and by the way, that card never arrived. ;)