Here are our top 10 posts that were most popular this year:
1. The world without Canada - Happy Canada 150! 倘若世界没有了加拿大 - 150岁生日快乐！ – June 30, 2017
2. You’ll be a perfect party host in no time! 您绝对是当之无愧的派对女王了！ – April 05, 2017
3. One57 has redefined Luxury New York Living. One57重新定义了纽约的奢侈生活 – October 13, 2017
4. Viva VCG Night 喝彩“汇加之夜” – June 06, 2017
5. Be creative with your Thanksgiving meal 创意满满的感恩节大餐 – October 09, 2017
6. No Art, No life 静心安放您无处不在的艺术生命 – July 14, 2017
7. Wine-infused coffee is newly a TCT hipster《茶非茶》时髦小资新风靡-红酒咖啡 – March 15, 2017
8. Women has a hands of Aces 女人必须握有一手好牌 – July 24, 2017
9. [Breaking EB -5 News] – make the best out of this situation [EB-5惊天新闻] – 头等大事，把握当下良机 – January 13, 2017
10. Canada’s beauty must make you have to emigrate to live 加拿大的魅力让您无法抗拒移居来此 – May 22, 2017
To put an end to something old, we have to start something new. For the New Year, we are going to introduce and bring you to our new identity – TCT and Co. – Our global concierge provides unique benefits and opportunities for investments in the arts, real estate and well-being.
为了杜绝旧事，我们必须开始新的事物。为了迎接新年，我们将向您推出我们《茶非茶》的全新身份 - TCT and Co. - 一个能在艺术、房产和健康管理投资，全面为您提供独家资源和机会的全球网络平台。
New are the hopes and aspirations, new are the resolutions, new are the spirits and new is the year! Here’s wishing that you be embraced with a glorious one and meet all your future endeavors with victory and triumph. Let’s say a proper farewell to 2017 and make 2018 a year to remember! We wish you all Merry Christmas 2017 and Prosperous New Year 2018!
Under the leadership of Miss Goh, The Nutcracker returns for its 9th year of spectacular magic and fun for the whole family in the Christmas holiday season.
“It’s one of the ballets that I believe needs to hold true to a sense of tradition. I wanted to build something that people would have a memorable attachment to through the years.” – Chan Hon Goh
“我相信这是一出真正秉承了传统精神的芭蕾舞剧，我想要借此为人们营造长年难忘的情感依托。” – Chan Hon Goh
The performance had this wonderful layering effect in ability and style, which gave a textured quality to performance that ran throughout the evening. It features luxuriant costumes, outstanding sets, passionate dancing and dramatic action scenes.
With the cast of over 200 performers and the beautiful sounds of Tchaikovsky's music, I was constantly stimulated throughout the performance. I am cheering for Goh Ballet and Miss Chan Hon Goh for this wonderful evening at The Centre.
随着柴可夫斯基的美妙乐声传来，欣赏着超过200名演职员的精彩表演，我全情沉浸在表演中无法自拔。我为Goh 芭蕾和 Chan Hon Goh女士喝彩，感谢他们在The Centre带来如此难忘的一夜。
Christmas is just around the corner. Whether you are planning for an office party, Christmas shopping, or extravagant Christmas dinners, Celebrating Christmas and New Year in Antigua and Barbuda is another amazing escape option and experience!
It’s hard to believe, but the pictures are real. Antigua is a pristine island of soft, white-sand beaches, dark turquoise waters and never-ending sunshine. Even in winter, the temperatures are in the mid-20s (°C) and that's as cold as it gets.
Antigua is the sailing capital of the West Indies, and during Christmas boats from all over the world are seen at English Harbour.
Antigua and Barbuda offer many of the familiar UK traditions, such as Christmas carolers and homemade Christmas dinner, with the benefit of an idyllic warm and sunny setting and some attractive Antiguan customs, including barbeques on the beach, live steel band music, and the delicious Caribbean sorrel fruit drink.
The Dockyard has lots of activities for the kids, and live entertainment is provided by calypso, soca and reggae bands. There are also masqueraded characters on stilts called Dancing Jumble or Jumpa-Ben who perform Kwuya or Stilt Dance to the music of drums and wind pipes.
You may also see The Highlanders, which are part of Antigua's Scottish heritage. They perform the Highland Fling dance dressed in a kilt, wire masks and cowhide whips, which are based on a Scottish military costume.
On Boxing Day, the day after Christmas, the whole island celebrates with the traditional custom of going house to house bringing gifts, along with food and drinks.
If you plan to spend the entire holiday season on the island, put the annual Nelson’s Pursuit Race yacht race on your calendar. It is held at the Antigua Yacht Club, and takes place on New Year’s Eve. Up to 40 or more yachts take part in the race, and afterwards you can enjoy fireworks conducted by the National Parks at the Dockyard.
The whole island emanates a party spirit to celebrate this festive season. To enjoy your ultimate global living, obtaining an Antigua Passport will solve all the problem and it might be the fastest citizenship and passport immigrating program.
It’s the most beautiful time of the year, lights fill the streets, spreading so much cheer. The holidays are a time when twinkling lights brighten up our world. The city is aglow and it feels like magic is in the air.
Glow Christmas at Langley’s Milner Village Garden Centre
(Nov. 24, 2017 – Dec. 30, 2018)
We will be getting 103,000 square ft. of beautiful Christmas lights, with over 500,000 twinkling bulbs and Christmas spirit that's overflowing. Glow Christmas Light Gardens & Market is bringing the holiday magic to the Fraser Valley. This massive indoor Christmas event will feature 4 Christmas-themed light gardens and a stunning 210 ft. long musical light tunnel, and a huge Christmas market with food, beverages, and local pop-up shops.
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park celebrates the winter holidays by decking out its major adrenaline-pumping attractions. The suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure, Cliffwalk, the rainforest and Canyon are transformed into a world of festive lights and visual enchantment.
Every December, Stanley Park's famous miniature train transforms into the Christmas train and takes riders on a journey through a magical forest full of twinkling lights and fantastic Christmas displays. Along with the train ride, Bright Nights includes a chance to visit Santa and see the Parade of Trees.
Arguably the most famous display of Vancouver Christmas lights, the incredibly dense and elaborate Festival of Lights transforms the gorgeous VanDusen Botanical Garden into a winter wonderland. Millions of colorful lights are strewn around flower beds, trees, shrubs, and decorations, combining to create an awesome spectacle.
Wander around the water’s edge of Lafarge Lake for some fun this winter with the lights. At Lafarge Lake, located about 18 miles east of downtown Vancouver, visitors can tour 100,000 twinkling lights at this magical outdoor display. You can hop on SkyTrain's new Evergreen Extension and get off at the Lafarge Lake Douglas Sky Train Station to reach the lights easily.
流连于Lafarge湖畔的水边，享受冬日灯光效果的乐趣吧。Lafarge湖，位于温哥华市中心以东18英里处，游客们可在这一神奇的户外展示中欣赏到100,000闪烁的彩灯。坐上SkyTrain最新的延伸线，并在Lafarge Lake Douglas Sky站下车，就能方便地到达所在地。
Vancouver Parade of Carol Ships
One of the most uniquely Vancouver Christmas lights displays takes place on the water (naturally). Carol Ships, decked out with elaborate Christmas lights, parade through Vancouver's waterways in nightly processions. To go aboard the Carol Ships costs money, but it's free to watch the spectacle at any of the shoreside Carol Ship events
It is the time of the year again; Santa Claus is coming to town. The 14th annual Vancouver Santa Claus Parade was held in downtown Vancouver on Sunday December 3rd, bringing wonder and joy to everyone.
The parade is the largest Christmas parade celebrated in Western Canada and is a free, family-fun event. It also doubles as a food and fundraising event for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund, making it a great event to kick off the holiday season!
Each year, the parade features marching bands, dance troupes, festive floats and community groups, with about 60 floats, 2,700 participants, 300 volunteers on the streets of downtown Vancouver, entertaining over 300,000 spectators to get a chance to spot Santa.
Portrait of the Artist: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection just opened last month; it is the first ever exhibition to focus on images of artists from the Royal Collection outside of UK, helping to mark Canada’s 150th birthday.
The acclaimed exhibition is from one of the most important art collections in the world, which first debuted at The Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace in 2016. Now it’s coming exclusively to Vancouver and running through to February 4, 2018, presented by kind permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
This exhibition will give you a new appreciation for art through the centuries. It showcases self-portraits by world-renowned figures, such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Paul Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney, and representations of artists by their friends and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi.
“Portrait of the Artist presents a remarkable group of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and works of art spanning six centuries from the Royal Collection. These works highlight both the enormous richness of the Royal Collection and the complex and deep relationship that the British monarchy has had with artists,” – Kathleen S. Bartels, director of the Vancouver Art Gallery.
“《艺术家的肖像》一展用油画、素描、印刷品、摄影作品和其他艺术形式，向我们展示了皇家收藏，跨度长达六个世纪。这些作品不但让皇家藏品熠熠生辉，也体现了英国皇室与艺术家源远流长的深厚关系。” – Kathleen S. Bartels，温哥华美术馆主管。
Encompassing over 80 works, the exhibition is a rich survey of how artists have seen themselves and the role of the artist within society.
In this rare occasion, you should visit theVancouver Art Gallery to check out these extraordinary artworks for yourself!
It’s the time of the year again and everyone is anticipating the first Victoria Secret Show in Asia. VS is tapping into its growing Chinese market and staging the event in Shanghai at the Mercedez-Benz Arena.
The Victoria’s Secret models and Angels was hitting the runway in Shanghai recently on November 20. It will air on the CBS broadcast on November 28 at 10pm EST, including pink-carpet interviews, model profiles and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the show, as well as the runway presentation of brand-new winged creations, lingerie and the much-anticipated collaboration with Balmain.
There are 55 models from 20 countries in the VS Fashion Show this year, including newly joined 7 Chinese models: Liu Wen, Ming Xi, Sui He, Xiaowen Ju, Estelle Chen, Xin Xie and Yi Wang, modelling 88 runway looks with 38 pairs of wings.
The show was divided into 6 themed sections and punctuated with performances by Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang and Leslie Odom Junior.
全场分为六大主题板块，并邀请大牌明星Harry Styles, Miguel, Jane Zhang和Leslie Odom Junior前来助阵。
This year, the brand opened with the “Punk Angel” group, featuring looks by Balmain. Creative director Olivier Rousteing channeled a rocker spirit, showing studded, plaid, and embellished ensembles worn with Victoria’s Secret x Balmain underwear.
The VS Pink section was themed “Millennial Nation” and was followed by the colorful “Winter’s Tale” group. The “Porcelain Angel” collection echoed the blue-and-white designs of Ming dynasty vases, and the show closed with a multicultural “Nomadic Angels” section that touched on traditions from cultures around the world.
Lastly, Lais Ribeiro was chosen as the wearer of the Victoria’s Secret Fantasy Bra, which is seen as incredibly prestigious among the Angels. She wore this year’s $2 million Mouwad design, which is handset with diamonds, yellow sapphires and blue topaz in 18-karat gold.
VS Fashion Show had gathered the world’s most sexy and the most representative of the Angels, as well as world-renowned top singer guests, with beautiful and extraordinary runway looks, creating a spectacular audio-visual feast.
Every autumn, as the leaves begin to change color, and the cool fall breezes begin to blow, I immediately start to think about Halloween. Halloween has been the longstanding favorite holiday worldwide. It is the perfect time to be creative – and “creepy”.
Decorate your front porch. Your front porch will be the portal to all of the creepy things inside your home, so it should be as scary as possible to lure your unsuspecting guests inside your house of horrors. Here are some great ways to add some Halloween spice to your front porch:
Use the stairs leading to your porch to create some great visual impact for your Halloween display and incorporate different shapes and sizes of planters and pumpkins.
Add some cobwebs and spiders
Make some spooky friends
A bucket of dead white flowers and painted white pumpkins
Scatter some tree branches on the ground.
Decorate your front door and windows. The door and window are the eyes and mouth of your home's Halloween soul. Adding just a few ghoulish touches to your front door and windows will make your house look haunted.
Cover your couches and chairs with white sheets. Pick the oldest sheets you have to make it look like your home hasn't been used for years. Brownie points if the sheets have some natural-looking holes in them.
Cover your tables with tattered black tablecloths. Take an old black sheet and cut ragged edges all over it.
Drape your bookshelves in cobwebs
Strategically place a few fake skulls to spice up drab pieces of furniture.
Light up your home. Your lights will help set the eerie ambiance for your home, so you should make the most of the lights you have while keeping the house looking fairly dim, so that something spooky could pop up at any time. If it's too bright in your home, you won't have enough room for mystery.
Tape plastic bats to the inside of the shade of an ordinary lamp. When you light the lamp, the bats will stick out.
Light some white candles with "blood" dripping down them. Simply put some white candles over a towel or paper towel, and light a red candle over them until you've dripped enough wax over it to make it look like fake blood is oozing down the sides.
Light a few orange paper lanterns and drape them all over the house.
Carve a spooky face, a silhouette, or another spooky design on a pumpkin and light the inside.
Fabrics are some of the most important elements as you make your decorating plans.
They can set the mood and influence the way you feel.
Looking at fabrics can be a dizzying affair. Whether you’re outfitting a new outdoor collection, bringing a vintage side chair back to life, or looking for dramatic drapes to frame your windows, these fabrics will take your project to new and exciting heights. Check out our picks from the latest collections.
Far from your typical sailor stripe, these patterns bring energy to a space without overpowering. Designer Miles Redd proved its worth by using an awning stripe fabric to outfit the outdoor dining pavilion of a Bahamas vacation home.
Bright pink is certainly an unexpected choice for upholstery. But when contrasted with rich neutral tones like the stone-gray walls that set the backdrop for seating covered in Cowtan & Tout's Kazan fabric, the result is less precious and more punchy.
432 Park Avenue (between 56th and 57th Streets), designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, is another billionaire-attracting building and the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere.
432 Park Avenue（就在56街和57街之间）由乌拉圭建筑师Rafael Viñoly设计，它当之无愧是吸引亿万富翁入住的大楼，也是西半球最高的住宅大厦。
This extraordinary 96 story tower will rise 1,396 feet and redefine the Manhattan skyline. All windows measure an expansive 10 feet by 10 feet, flooding residences with abundant natural light and spectacular views of Central Park, the Hudson and East Rivers, Atlantic Ocean, and many iconic Manhattan buildings and avenues.
Residents will enjoy 30,000 square feet of amenities, including a lounge, private restaurant, outdoor garden for dining and events, 75-foot indoor swimming pool, fitness center and spa with sauna, steam, and massage rooms, library, billiards room, screening / performance venue, conference room, children’s playroom and yoga studio. In-suite dining and room service, concierge, 24-hour doorman, onsite parking garage and valet services will be provided by the building’s staff.
Most buyers of super luxury apartments want to keep their privacy. 432 Park Ave. has an exclusive restaurant that is open only to residents and their guests.
多数选择超豪华公寓的买家，都想要保障他们的私密性。432 Park Ave.就设有专属餐厅，只对住客和他们的宾客开放。
Michelin-Starred Chef Shaun Hergatt, formerly of now-closed Manhattan eatery Juni, is hired to run this unnamed restaurant, which is designed by world-renowned hospitality-design firm Bentel & Bentel and will occupy the whole of the 12th floor of the skyscraper.
Mr. Hergatt’s partner in the venture, and in Mind the Gap Hospitality, is Scott Sozmen, who worked at Per Se and Jean-Georges. Michael Scaffidi, the head sommelier at Jean-Georges Restaurant, will be in charge of the beverage program.
Hergatt先生的合伙人还有Scott Sozmen，他是Mind the Gap Hospitality的成员Scott Sozmen，在Per Se和Jean-Georges都有过掌勺的经历。Michael Scaffidi，Jean-Georges餐厅的侍酒主管，也会参与餐厅饮品的管理工作。
If you have been dining there more often, the restaurant will have a computer database of each resident's dietary restrictions and preferences. Among the extras residents can purchase are climate-controlled wine cellars and staff apartments. The living lifestyle elevates with all these exclusive and world-class amenities.
You shall understand. Once you’ve seen the best of the world and there is really someone who is living the life you dreamed of and you know you deserve better, you will be more assured and work much harder regardless.