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.
Every corner in Shanghai is full of artistic atmosphere in November.
ART021, the huge Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair is celebrating its 5th anniversary from November 8 to 12, 2017, showcasing a premier selection of modern art by 102 leading galleries from across the globe, taking place at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, supported by China National Arts Fund.
It offers a global platform for dealers, artists, collectors, sponsors, museums and non-profit organizations to share the exciting developments of contemporary art, fostering cross-cultural dialogue and stimulating creative thought.
ART021 is playing a leading role as a contemporary art fair in the Asian art market.
Prior to the fair, the organizers announced that they will open a brand new art fair in Beijing next year. From the first opening, they bring 29 to 54 and then to 104 galleries, the show gradually expanded to the North, which shows that the determination of positioning “small and fine” art fair has conquered the art market.
The compatibility of local art market in Shanghai is very large. There is not only a systematic collection of private art galleries, but also the mass spending power of mass arts, especially the degree of internationalization of art exhibitions is unmatchable by other cities.
I’ve recently saw a post fromCulture Shock Tourabout ‘Hai Pai’ aka ‘Shanghai Style’ that really inspired me. The combination of Chinese and Western culture resulted in the birth of inclusive and an openness to diversity – Hai Pai.
Hai Pai is rooted in traditional Chinese culture, based on the fusion of the essence of Wu and Yue culture, from Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces, and absorbs to a lot of western culture. It embodied rebellion against traditional conventions and boldness in innovation.
One of the first expressions of Hai Pai, ‘cultivated’ by old generations till these days and shocking foreign newcomers, was adopting the habit of wearing…Pajamas! Proud Shanghailanders started wearing it outside to make sure everyone around noticed how stylish they were.
Another significant example of inclusive Hai Pai’s spirit was the transformation of traditional Qi Pao/Cheongsam. Influenced by western aesthetic standard, traditional Chinese Qi Pao was shortened and became more fitted. The new Qi Pao, originated in Shanghai, quickly took over the rest of China in no time.
The multinational crowd of foreigners gather at countless fashion events and fairs, bringing new designs and inspiration that locals embrace almost immediately.
After all, the city’s chic reputation, that took years of efforts to gain, could not be ruined in the eyes of foreign guests! The answer was ‘Why not? It’s Shanghai!’ Yes – whether you call it the Hai Pai, Mo Du, Paris of the East or even paradox. Hai Pai never ceases to make its own, bold, fashion statement and I consider myself lucky to be witnessing it!
The interior work was carried out by Thomas Juul-Hansen and Extell Design, envisioned discreetly opulent interiors that reference great French modernists such as Jean Michel Frank. Each residence has been meticulously planned with gracious layouts, custom details, the finest natural finishes, wide dimensions and materials of the highest quality.
大楼的内部设计由Thomas Juul-Hansen和Extell Design承接，他们从伟大的法国现代主义大师Jean Michel Frank那里获得了灵感，并对此做了审慎的改动。每一居室都经过细心的规划、优雅的布局、自订的细节、精致的天然装饰、空间宽敞、选用的材料也是最高品质的。
Their luxury amenities includes: 奢华的康乐设施包括：
SWIMMING POOL 游泳池
The tranquil indoor swimming pool, with a custom-designed Jacuzzi and spa portico, is set within a triple-height space. The experience is enhanced by an underwater soundtrack curated by Carnegie Hall.
The One57 residential experience starts at the majestic double-height lobby. The lifestyle concierge service, provided by Luxury Attaché, can manage the daily, and extraordinary, requests of One57 residents, from securing reservations, arranging travel, procuring personal trainers or arranging in-residence dining and event planning.
The elegantly appointed, multifunction conference and dining room offers views of Central Park. The adjacent kitchen accommodates both in-house and outside catering.
It is a lifestyle enhanced by their exclusive amenities and the exceptional personal service of Park Hyatt’s new five-star flagship hotel. With beautiful views and just a block from Bergdorf’s, I think it doesn’t get any better!
We all should work hard to live in a luxury place like One57.
“Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” — W. Clement Stone
“ 把月亮作为你的目标。如果你没打中,也许你还能打中星星。” — W. Clement Stone
As a woman, holding your own property is like an emotional security and a sanctuary of the soul. In order to really have the courage to choose the lifestyle we want, we should all work hard to have at least a place of our own.
As a woman, we all should invest in ourselves, our health, beauty and body. In Fione’s Beauty Richmond, you can enjoy one of a kind experience in a very clean and comfortable environment.
They use authentic Israel medical equipment. With cutting-edge treatment technology and thoughtful services, you will enjoy the professional beauty and slimming services. The team has more than 15 years of experience and holding BC beauty registration license.
Their Pollogen products offer a non-invasive, minimal invasive and non-surgical solution for acne scars, cellulite reduction, circumference reduction, facial contouring, muscle lifting, skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
There are only 2 “Hybrid Energy Technology” in BC and is one of exclusive possession by a Chinese business. This is a breakthrough anti-aging technology. This unique technology delivers tailored full-face treatments. After treatment, it allows for on-going rejuvenation and significant and natural looking dermal volumizing without surgery or downtime!
They would recommend the most appropriate equipment and professional services base on each person’s skin condition and concerns. It's safe and trustworthy!
All women want to be beautiful. I believe that no surgery, no injection and non-invasive medical beauty treatment is a long-term and healthy beauty investment.
Westbank is active in Canada and the United States. It’s creativities applied to various fields: including luxury landmark residential, five-star hotels, large shopping malls, office buildings, rental apartments, public art and the entire regional energy system. It has developed projects over 25 billion Canadian dollars. Westbank ensures the quality and the location of the project.
The details in the interior and architectural design extend the traditional design of West Vancouver. Canadian famous architect Paul Merrick uses the perfect fusion of nature and architecture design concept and sustains the development of new green energy technology.
室内设计及建筑设计细节延续了西温总体设计的传统。加拿大国宝级设计师保罗 • 梅里克采用自然与建筑完美融合的设计理念，可持续发展的绿色新能源技术。
Under the ingenious design of the designer, all the tenants can see the sea view, as well as the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the reflection.
Tenants can enjoy lifetime free use of luxury Christ yacht with captain – Pirate 25, yacht club, 4 skateboards and 4 kayaks, 24-hour concierge services, luxury gym, indoor luxury boutique decoration and international top brand household appliances, to experience the aristocratic life.
住户可终身免费使用豪华克里斯游艇 – 海盗25号，专配船长、游艇会所、免费使用的 4 块滑板浆和 4 艘皮艇、享有24小时礼宾服务、豪华健身房、室内豪华精品装修和国际一线品牌家电，分分钟享受贵族生活。
Horseshoe Bay uses environmental friendly water power to provide you with free heating and air conditioning, no need to pay additional electricity. Water and gas charges are also included in property costs.
Horseshoe Bay itself is a tourist hotspot, with supermarkets and small shops. In this town, you can drive a yacht to sea fishing, often can catch big fishes. You can also enjoy skiing, golf, surfing and other outdoor activities.
Horseshoe Bay is facing the sea with mountains behind and beautiful scenery. A luxury villa in West Vancouver with sea view price in about 10 – 20 million Canadian dollars, so this luxury apartment with sea view is very rare. It is a worth investing project.
Been living in Vancouver for many years, living in a comfortable and high-quality place is very important, as well as providing high-end institutions for children. Whether it is for yourself or for your children, we have found Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver, not only to enjoy the beautiful scenery and nature of Vancouver, but also to solve school demands for your children.
According to the Fraser Institute’s 2015 - 2016 Report Card rankings of both Elementary and Secondary Schools, West Vancouver are among the best. We can see the quality of West Vancouver School District is indeed admirable.
根据专业机构Fraser Institute最新的2015 – 2016年度卑诗省的中小学排名，西温的中小学排名在全省都名列前茅，可见西温社区学校的素质确实非同一般。
There are total 13 elementary schools in West Vancouver – 2 private schools and 11 public schools. 3 of them ranked 1st among 956 elementary schools in British Columbia. They are Mulgrave (private), West Bay (public) and Westcot (public).
From the BC rankings, all elementary schools in West Vancouver are within top 80 among 956 elementary schools in the whole province. It indicates that West Vancouver is the high-end residential community and the overall quality of the schools, which also attracts more and more rich families to settle in West Vancouver.
There are 5 Secondary School in West Vancouver – 2 private schools and 3 public schools.
According to the Fraser Institute’s Report rankings of a total of 293 public and private high schools in British Columbia, West Vancouver School District had the highest average rating of 8.2 out of 10.
Collingwood Secondary School is the Top 1 and Elementary School is top 6 in West Vancouver. It offers courses from Kindergarten to Grade 12, focusing on students’ adaptability to the society and the ability to judge and think. The school opens many AP courses; the content connects to University courses. The enrollment rate is 100%, including Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of American Ivy League…etc.
Mulgrave Secondary School is the Top 2 and Elementary School is top 1 in West Vancouver. It is the only school that provides full IB programmes from Kindergarten to Grade 12, which is one of the most popular and authoritative courses in the world, with the ability to develop Extended Essay, CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service), and TOK (Theory of knowledge).
The IB programmes is very unique because it provides a coaching model from age 3 to 19 and maintains a high level of teaching and assessment over the past 35 years. It can be said that IB programmes is a gate to famous universities in the US. Except Mulgrave School, West Vancouver Secondary School and Westbay Elementary School also provides IB courses.
Many Chinese people immigrating to Vancouver tend to have higher demands. If you are living in an apartment, not a villa; if you choose a private school or your child is still in elementary school, you must choose a noble and elegant, high valued and great location apartment. We highly recommend Horseshoe Bay!
We would like to introduce a luxury apartment in West Vancouver, neighboring with the upper-class. Horseshoe Bay – It is built by the top luxury real estate developer Westbank.
我想在这里推荐一栋西温哥华豪华公寓，毗邻上层阶级等人物。马蹄湾一号 – 它是由奢华顶级地产建商西岸置业打造的。
There’s an apartment, away from the Downtown area, but still very convenient. It is close to many resorts and sitting on an invincible sea view.
There’s an apartment, the treatment by the owners can be described as extremely luxurious, feeling as honored guests with 24-hour concierge services and lifetime luxury yacht usage.
There’s an apartment provides high quality with fine decoration and luxury materials with no compromise, not inferior to Shanghai’s most luxury apartment Tomson Riviera.
Under the ingenious design of the designer, all the tenants can see the sea view, as well as the beauty of the snow-capped mountains and the reflection.
Horseshoe Bay is in West Vancouver’s north-side, on the way to Vancouver’s famous ski town Whistler. It is also a harbor for BC ferries.
Although it looks far from Vancouver’s central area, it is only 20 minutes from Vancouver City Centre and less than 10 minutes from West Vancouver’s Park Royal Business Centre through highway.
It is a well known and the wealthiest area in Greater Vancouver, with the highest quality of residents, the highest income and the best environment. Most people living in the West is for its beautiful natural scenery and the sea view.
However, the price for independent housing in West Vancouver is at more than 5 million Canadian dollars that many potential buyers are unable to bear. Horseshoe Bay is an undoubtedly a new option. Compared to other West Vancouver's luxury housing, the price for Horseshoe Bay is relatively affordable while the invincible sea view and high quality of life are the same.
West Vancouver is the world's first choice for the rich. Horseshoe Bay is the most beautiful waterfront area of West Vancouver, not only provide an invincible sea view and magnificent mountains.
To be continued…
"Human beings are complex, but in fact they are very pure and colourful, never miserable nor corrupted." - Tulku Jamyang.
We are inspired by the uniqueness, the details, and the meaning behind the artwork. It grants me peace of mind and calm my troubled heart from this noisy society.
We recently added a new artwork by Tulku Jamyang (b. 1977, Nepal), a reincarnated lama from the Nyingma linage, to our collection. He uses the unique medium of incense and rice paper to create Tibetan themed art. He also incorporates traditional Tibetan calligraphy in many of his works.
最近加入我们收藏的艺术品来自Tulku Jamyang (b. 1977, 尼泊尔)，他是Nyingma宗转世喇嘛。他的作品以独具匠心的媒介来传达西藏主题，用到了香烛和米纸。他还在诸多作品中融进了传统藏族书法。他的作品，若您潜心向佛，便是您心灵最好的宁静港湾；假以时日，更能彰显活佛艺术作品的收藏价值。
He had been giving talks on Buddhism to many people in Nepal, India, Bhutan, Japan, Singapore, Canada and US.
As a Tibetan contemporary artist, Tulku Jamyang is supporting in a Buddhist Monastery as a monk, 200 kilometers away from Katmandu, Nepal. Their goal is the reservation their language, culture and Buddhist philosophy in the Himalayan belts, which is rapidly fading.
We have heard so much great things about Antigua beaches and resorts. The entire island is a luxury Caribbean escape, not only offering 365 white sand beaches, but also a beautiful Caribbean landscapes from the peak of Antigua with a wide array of entertainment.
"Boggy peak" has been re-named "Mount Obama" on August 4, 2009, President Obama’s 48th birthday, to honour the first black president of the United States of America, as a symbol of excellence, triumph, hope and dignity for all people. The president is, of course, invited to attend.
It is now a National Park with new network of hiking trails, a museum, various entertainment and educational facilities. Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer, has characterized the new park as a "beacon of hope for all people." He also unveiled a stone sculpture and the plaque.
Mount Obama isn’t about to supplant Everest as a destination for elite climbers, but for the rest of us, it’s a perfect mid-sized mountain with sweeping views of the ocean that can be tackled in a couple of hours. Its peak, topped with a radio antenna, offers views of the Caribbean Sea and the island of Montserrat and its active volcano in the distance.
Additionally, the tree-covered mountain has pineapple and mango farms at its base and rises about 1,300 feet (396 meters) along the island's southern coast. The hills are covered in lush green vegetation which gives the impression of a tropical rain forest. It is like a well-deserved bonus for climbing the highest peak of Antigua.
茂盛的绿树覆盖整个山脉，沿岛屿南部海岸上升约1300英尺（396米）处设有有机菠萝和芒果农场。 丘陵被茂密的绿色植被覆盖，给人一种热带雨林的感受。 奢华安提瓜，当之无愧是您的世外桃源！