Vendor Feature: Ann Wellness

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Recently, I met a female entrepreneur who opened a wellness business over at Prince Edward Island! I was impressed at the variety of brands that Ann Wellness carried and how passionate she was about her business. Meet Nhu Tran!

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Who is Ann Wellness?

1) When and why did you start your business?

I opened Ann Wellness one and a half years ago.

I started to really care about health and well-being when my eldest was born 14 years ago. I had research lots of information about products that were naturally-made. During my research, I learned that many parents also had the same desire: to nourish their children and maintain their household with products that don’t negatively impact the environment (and their wallet).

In addition to that, I have worked with many inspirational leaders, who were very cautious when choosing products for their families… That inspired me because of how energetic and healthy their lifestyles were. Combining my passion for natural products and seeing how there is a growing demand for it in the market, I decided to open Ann Wellness.

I’ve moved to PEI from Vietnam for 2 years and a half just because I really need to change to something new and excited. I want my kids have new experiments, learn from diversity of life.

2) What was your background?

My background: I’ve dedicated my whole time for work and really worked hard. I had worked for Unilever for 13 years and then 2 years for Perfectti Van Melle before I came here. Have been handled senior positions in Marketing and Trade Marketing in these companies.

3) Interesting facts about your products?


“Everyone can come to my shop to buy natural products, and they do not have to worry about quality. I use every product I sell in my store for my own family. So, whenever I stock products in my store, my top priority is their quality, and different price point that allow a fit for all budget.

With majority of price from $5 -$50 I would like to convince others that using natural isn’t cost much as people used to think.

For face and body care I select brands or products very careful as origin ingredients decide products quality most of the time.

4) Fun facts that you would like to share?

I am an active person and I love coffee so much! I can’t wait to drink coffee while Im still lying on the bed in early morning.

Upcoming news: I would like to say that Ann Wellness is so proud to bring CÎME to Canada!

Check out her online shop and enjoy 15% off with my discount code! (CHOCOVIV15)

https://www.ann-wellness.com/collections/cime

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Art Inspiration: Cat Of Love

This art inspiration was inspired by 4 Cats Studio.

Meow meow

Do you feel

The love in the air?

Sending a message

Of love

And looking for

A soul mate

This kitty has hope

To find its best friend

In you!!

——-Chocoviv

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Year Of The Tiger

I was helping out with the Chinese class and I got to make a Chinese New Year decoration!

Wishing you all a wonderful Lunar New Year!

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Netflix Series: Midnight Diner

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Summary

In Japan, late night diners opened their doors when other places are closed. These small and intimate places were where the locals got to order what they liked or what the owner/chef would recommend…. In this series, the customers interacted and told their stories to other customers and chef.

Conclusion

Each episode was a story from a city dweller. A dish by the chef was so how blended into the storyline. You got to watch how he made eat dish and the culture behind it. Delicious!

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Book Review: Murder At The Fitzwilliam

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Summary

Detective Inspector Daniel Wilson was hired to investigate a body that appeared inside a sarcophagus, in the Egyptian Collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum. The local police investigator did not like having him investigating, so he did not make it easy for Detective Wilson. On top of it all, Abigail, the archaeologist that discovered the body, was worried that he would damage the displays and artifacts.

Who was the deceased and how did he end up inside the sarcophagus?

Conclusion

The tension between the three made the case even more interesting. The topic of inequality was brought up.

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Art Inspiration: Winter Birdhouse

This art inspiration was inspired by 4 Cats Studio.

Nestled inside

Its warm home

The little bird

Enjoyed the

Beautiful snow

That floated

Down

From above.

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Vendor Feature: Faceplant Organic Skincare

Thank you Faceplant Organic Skincare for letting me try their Lavender Oasis moisturizer!

Who is Faceplant Organic Skincare?

1) Why did you begin your business?

I have always had sensitive skin and struggled with it. I reacted to many products over the years and couldn’t figure out what I was reacting to so I decided to make my own products. My mother has rosacea and my daughter has eczema so I started making products to help them as well. More and more people started asking me to make for them too.

So I started taking skin care courses, aromatherapy and a naturopath diploma to educated myself more on skin health and how to make the best all natural products.
When I started to learn about the regulations surrounding label laws I realized how much companies don’t have to disclose to you. No wonder I couldn’t figure out what I was reacting to when brands are not required to list all ingredients if it falls below a certain percent! They also can claim they are organic even if only one small ingredient is organic. So I wanted to educate people and provide a pure brand that lists all ingredients.

2) What was your background?

Modelling and acting was my background which demanded nice skin.

3) What is special about your products?

Nothing toxic, vegan and 100% organic

Check them out!

http://faceplantorganic.com/

https://instagram.com/faceplant_organic

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Movie Review: Encanto

Summary

In a special place in Colombia, the Madrigal family were blessed with magical powers and lived in a magical house. For decades, each child born in this family would be presented with a magical door to unveil their special powers. Everyone except Mirabel…..

Despite being looked down and even ridiculed for her lack of powers, she was a strong and happy person. She strived to help out and to make her Abuela happy and proud. However, because of her lack of powers, Abuela would brush her aside. She blamed Mirabel for her imperfections.

Then, one day, Mirabel had a vision…. That cracks were forming in their magical house…. And powers were disappearing…..

Conclusion

This story wasn’t the super moving and emotional ones from the Disney past. The songs were pleasant and cheerful. The entire story revolved around how Mirabel stood strong and even stood up for what she believed in.

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Vendor Feature: Gram Cafe & Pancakes

The Gram Cafe & Pancakes had a soft opening and I was invited to try some of their menu items! Thank you for the invite!

Items that I tried:

1) Bacon and Hollandaise Egg with Pancakes

2) Salmon and Avocado with Pancakes

3) Tea Cream Pearls (Pearls and Earl Grey

Pancakes)

4) Japanese Roasted Milk Tea with Pearls

5) Brown Sugar Pearls with Milk

Who is Gram Cafe?

“In 2014 gram® was founded in Osaka and our popular Premium Pancake quickly became a huge hit with our customers. Now we are ready to launch in Canada!

The brand concept of gram® is to create stores that can give customers “joy” and “emotion“ to bring a unique and enjoyable experience for our guests.”—— Gram Cafe’s website

My Thoughts

The space was spacious and great service. One of the features of the pancakes was their airiness and fluffiness. There was not much flavour in just the pancakes because I believed that each dish had plenty of syrups and sauces. Therefore, adding heavier saltiness or sweetness to the pancakes themselves was not necessary. (Just a reminder that it usually took half an hour to make each batch of the pancakes.)

The milk teas were fragrant and aromatic, but not overpowering. The pearls were just right.

All in all, I had a pleasant experience there and would love to go back to try their “sandos” next!

Check them out!

https://instagram.com/gramcanada?

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Art Inspiration: Kitten Surprise

Thank you 4Cats for the inspiration!

Inside the gift box

This little one hides

Awaiting for your

Arrival

To untie the bow

And carefully

Shred the wrapping ..

SURPRISE!!!

——Chocoviv

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