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A Taste of Italy at Terrazza di Peroni

August 21, 2014 – 12:42 am |

For the fourth year in a row, Peroni has done a fantastic job of planning an outdoor patio party in Vancouver, to celebrate summer while giving us a taste of Italy. Every year, a perfect, slightly-off-the-beaten-track location is chosen, often an urban outdoor space with a focus on art, culture and design.

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Keep Your Furry Friend Tick-Free All Year Round & Win a $100 Doggy Fun Prize Pack

August 10, 2014 – 11:28 am | 14 Comments | 

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It’s not a pleasant topic to think about, but for Vancouver dog owners, spring and summer marks the beginning of tick and parasite season.

Ticks are tiny bugs that feed on blood.  Dogs in particular are at higher risk for tick bites because of their increased exposure to tick habitats.  Unlike mosquitos and spiders that “bite and run”, ticks attach themselves to your furry friend by burrowing their mouth into the skin, where they feed for hours or sometime days before falling off.  Bites are generally painless and symptom-free, and because ticks are so tiny, they often go undetected.

Although I’m very fortunate that my pup Teddy Bear hasn’t had this nasty encounter, you can’t be too careful in parasite prevention in pets.  K9 Advantix® is a topical monthly application that works on contact to kill ticks and fleas on dogs, and protect them from further infestation.  The formula has been developed specifically for dogs and reduces the risk of parasite-transmitted diseases, like Lyme Disease.  This formula is applied externally, placed at the back of your dog’s neck, so there’s no need for them to ingest anything or take a shot.

Although summer is a great time to start thinking about parasite prevention in pets, these precautions can be taken year round with regular applications.  For more details, visit your local vet and ask about K9 Advantix®.


Modern Mix Vancouver Giveaway: Courtesy of K9 Advantix®, MMV is giving away a Doggie Fun Prize Pack worth $100 (see photo below).  To enter, please “LIKE” the MMV Facebook Page by clicking here and ALSO leave a comment below with your dog’s name and breed.  Giveaway ends Sunday August 24, 2014 (10:00pm PST). Open to Canada.

For an additional entry: Follow @ModernMixVan on Twitter and tweet “Win a $100 Doggy Prize Pack from @ModernMixVan. Click here: http://bit.ly/1ueVuyc | RT to enter!”

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Prize basket includes:

  • Frisbee
  • Chuckit Pro Ball Launcher
  • Travel Pet Water Bottle
  • Chuckit! Fetch WheelDog Toy
  • Dog Brush
  • Wing a Ball Rope Dog Toy
  • Pick-Up Bag Dispenser & Bags
  • Dog Biscuits – BLUE Health Bars

**NOTE: This is the same prize giveaway as the Bow Wow Haus blog post.  We are giving away one prize pack between both blog posts.  If you have already entered the other giveaway, a comment under this post would count as an additional entry.

Kiss & Makeup Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary with New North Vancouver Location

August 8, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Five years ago, Modern Mix Vancouver had the opportunity to interview Heather Huntingford,the founder of the beauty and apparel boutique, Kiss & Make Up.  We are happy to hear that this stylish boutique continues to thrive and …

See Funny TripAdvisor Reviews Get Turned into the “TripImproviser” Improv Show

July 31, 2014 – 8:00 am |

A quick glance through Vancouver attractions on Trip Advisor will show that Vancouver Theatre Sports League on Granville Island is ranked #13 with a 4.5/5 rating and TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence.
VTSL has recognized that traveler …

How to “Zap Away” Bugs with Natural Summertime Essentials from Escents Aromatherapy

July 29, 2014 – 8:00 am |

The Vancouver-based Escents Aromatherapy offers a range of effective, natural bug-repellent products ideal for summer.
The scent of the Zap Away line is a mixture of lemongrass and lavender.  Regardless of whether the Zap Away Essential Oil …

Teddy’s Grooming Experience at Bow Wow Haus & MMV Giveaway for a $100 Doggie Prize Pack

July 19, 2014 – 7:47 pm | 7 Comments | 

Bow Wow Haus is a Vancouver-based doggie boutique chain which also offers stylish pet supplies, grooming, daycare and other pet-related services.

I was pleased to discover several branches of this doggie boutique around the city – …

EVENT: Vancouver Aquarium After Hours (July 23, 2014)

July 16, 2014 – 6:15 pm |

Come celebrate the Vancouver Aquarium’s biggest expansion ever at their next After Hours event, a special adults-only evening, and enjoy a beer or glass of wine while exploring 55,000 square feet of spectacular new space.
The …

5 Beauty Products for a Flawless Complexion from Almay

July 16, 2014 – 7:52 am |
5 Beauty Products for a Flawless Complexion from Almay

Flawless makeup starts with healthy skin.  Vancouver was recently visited by Jacquie Hutchinson, the National Trainer for Almay.  Local beauty and lifestyle bloggers were taught about beauty basics and how to prep and take care …

MARKET: Circle Craft Free Outdoor Summer Market (July 24 – 27) & $100 Giveaway

July 13, 2014 – 10:53 pm | 16 Comments | 

Fans of the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market don’t have to wait until winter to shop for high-quality artisan goods, all in one place.  For the second year, Circle Craft will be hosting a free …

EVENT: Vancouver's First Free Public Beekeeping Experience at Milross Gardens

July 11, 2014 – 8:00 am | Comments Off

Hosted by beekeepers from Hives for Humanity in partnership with local real estate developer Amacon, the Milross Gardens Beekeeping Mentorship Program encourages Vancouverites to stop by and immerse themselves in the fascinating world of beekeeping.  This hands-on …

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