Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Perfect Gift - My Hello Stuff!


Holiday gift idea: Hello! Stuff by David Chiu. That's right, stuff created by me! In case you haven't heard, I've created a line of t-shirts & accessories. They're fun, cool and one of a kind stuff! Who doesn't love robots, penguins, pandas or sheeps wearing glasses?!

Hello! Robots Tote Bag - Click here to buy or for more info.

Hello! Penguins Tote Bag (available in two colours) - Click here to buy or more info

My Hello! Stuff collection is made up of fun black & white illustrations. There are t-shirts, tote bags and ties. They're great for all ages and would definitely make the perfect gift this Christmas!

Hello! Panda & Sheep T-shirts - available for both guys & girls. Click here to buy or for more info.

Hello! Ties - Click here to buy or for more info.


I'd greatly appreciate your support and I'm sure the receiver would LOVE it : ) You can check out and buy them here at my Hello! Stuff Etsy shop here.

***Special promotion*** If you purchase my Hello! Stuff and mention my blog in the comment when placing your order(s), you'll receive these fun robot greeting card (5 packs, your choice of designs)! This promotion will end on until Dec. 31, 2016. Thank you!

Robot snowflakes!

Cards are blank inside.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Joe Fresh - Winter/Holiday + Gift Card Giveaway!

Can you believe it? It's already the beginning of December! Have you guys started your Christmas shopping yet? Hope I could give you some ideas here on my blog, so check back often this month for great holiday gift ideas. Also, being the season of giving, look out for some giveaways too!!!

My nephew & niece all smiles in their Joe Fresh outfits : )

For those fashionable people in your life - Joe Fresh is a great place to check out. They have lots of great pieces for Winter along with fun stuff for the Holidays! It's a one stop shop place where you can pick up stuff for the little ones, mom/dad to your friends. So really, basically everybody! And no worries about breaking the bank account, Joe Fresh is always very affordable/reasonably priced!



Click here to see more great Joe Fresh Winter/holiday styles. Also, to make your Christmas shopping a little more easier, they've included a 'Great Gifts Guide under $50'. I love that Joe Fresh is big on style & easy on your budget! Happy Shopping!

I recently stopped by my nearest Joe Fresh and picked up some stuff for myself and the little ones in my life - my adorable nieces & nephew! I'm sure you've seen them on my Instagram post, however this will be the first time they're appearing on my blog! Meet six years old Ayden, four years old Arianna and One year old Ava! I think they loved the stuff their uncle D picked out. The shoot wasn't easy but check out the fun pics below! What do you think of the outfits/pieces I picked out?


NOTE: Scroll down for a great GIVEAWAY! To help you out a little on your Christmas shopping - enter for your chance to WIN a $25 Joe Fresh Gift Card! You're welcome : )

Top: Camo print Flannel shirt

Ayden

Top: Plain button down shirt
Arianna

Graphic Tee & Stripe Legging
Ava

Graphic tee & all over print legging.

I will be giving away one $25 Joe Fresh Gift Card! You can enter through the rafflecopter widget below, if you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen with random.org and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my email/direct message. Giveaway is open to ONLY Canadian residents and closes midnight December 18, 2016. Good luck!


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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hawthorne Food & Drink - #DoGood


From my instagram postings, you guys know how much I love to eat. I recently checked out this restaurant called Hawthorne Food & Drink and I really enjoyed it. Not only the food but also how they give back to the community! The food was delicious - it's 'Farm-to-Fork City Food' made from local, seasonal and sustainable ingredients! Plus, they provides free training and career development for people in need of skills and employment.




Hawthorne Food & Drink is a social enterprise of Hospitality Workers Training Centre, a non-profit organization that trains unemployed individuals and links them to jobs in the hospitality industry. How great is that? For more info on how HF&D support the community, click here.

Hawthorne's Executive Chef is Ricky Casipe. He's only 25 years old and is passionate about the concept of 'Farm-to-Fork-City Food'. It reflects his support for Ontario and celebration for Toronto. He uses every culture and neighbourhood in the city as an inspiration to create his dishes.

Croquettes

Cauliflower

Hawthorne Food & Drink is definitely worth trying. It was my first time experiencing the concept of 'Farm-to-Fork-City Food'. There's really a difference in the taste - fresh, great, strong flavors & very tasty! Not to mention - the food was beautifully presented! Also, the service was top notch!

Brussels Sprouts

Squash

Carbonara

Fish

Hawthorne Food & Drink serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's located 60 Richmond St. East in Toronto. To make a reservation, click here.

Fried Chicken

Carrot Cake



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

One of a Kind Show & Sale 2016 - TIckets Giveaway!


The One of a Kind Show & Sale = the place to shop for Canadian Handmade gifts is back! It will run from Nov. 24 - Dec. 4 at the Enercare Centre at the Exhibition Place in Toronto.

The OOAK is Canada's largest event showcasing local artisans and their creations.  Come and "Defy the Everyday" and shop independent. It's a shopping experience unlike any other. I love that you can meet the artisans, talk to them, understand how your purchases are made and where they originate from.



What to expect at the 2016 Holiday Show:
• Over 800 Canadian artisans (including 137 new exhibitors)
• Five key shopping districts: Flavours, Fashion, Green, Rising Stars and the Visual Art Gallery
• Complimentary DIY workshops
and much more...




For more info or to buy tickets please visit: oneofakindshow.com/toronto
Now, it's time to make your list and go buy and support local. Happy shopping!

However before you go make that list, why not try your luck and WIN a pair of tickets! If you win, you'll be able to buy more with the $ you saved : )

I will be giving away TEN pairs of tickets! Eight pairs through the rafflecopter widget below, and TWO pairs through my instagram account. Feel free to enter both to increase your chances. Go look for the OOAK ticket giveaway post & make sure you're following my instagram @stardchiu account here.

With the rafflecopter widget below, if you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. All 10 winners will be randomly chosen with random.org and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my email/direct message. Please make sure that you will be able to attend the show happening in Toronto from Nov. 24 - Dec. 4, 2016. Transportation will not be included. Giveaway closes midnight Nov. 22, 2016. Good luck!

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Stuff I Wore - Uniqlo!


I'm sure by now you all have heard that Uniqlo had finally arrived in Canada! There are TWO locations: Toronto Eaton Centre and Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Have you visited/shopped there yet?

I'm a fan of Uniqlo and in this 'Stuff I Wore' post, I'd be featuring some items from Uniqlo - jeans and the hoodie.



I love hoodies in general and now had added another one to my collection. This white Dry Stretch Long Sleeve Sweat Full-zip Hoodie is part of Uniqlo's active line. It's super soft and comfy - perfect for layering and for the Fall season! The hoodie features: Fiber technology that quickly absorbs and dries moisture. Perspiration dries up instantly, so the fabric remains dry and refreshing.


Uniqlo offers a wide selections of denim. This is actually my very first pair of jeans from Uniqlo. I'm not sure what took me so long. They are great, super comfy and I absolutely love the fit! I went with the Stretch Selvedge Skinny Fit Tapered jeans style.



 
Hoodie - Uniqlo
T-shirt - H&M
Jeans - Uniqlo
Watch - Timex
Sunglasses - H&M
Shoes - Adidas Ultra Boost 


Make sure to go sign up and become a Uniqlo E-member! You'll be first-in-the know about new arrivals, promotions, in-store events and much more. Happy shopping!