Monday, October 9, 2017

Geox's Fall Collection - Nebula Trainers

I got the opportunity recently to check out GEOX'S Fall collection and got to pick up a pair too! There were so many beautiful choices! I wanted something that would be causal yet dressy. It must be comfy and of course, looks great! I went with the Nebula trainers - the blue sole got me : )

The Nebula trainers is not only eye catching - check out all the great features & benefits, which I had no idea before. It is Geox iconic shoe that concentrates maximum performance in the design. The brown coloured upper is in a very soft waterproof suede fabric, offering a personalized fit thanks to the elastic front strips with provide maximum flexibility and cushioning. The blue sole with Net Breathing System which guarantees excellent breathability and stability.

Resulting from the fusion of a modern design with maximum comfort, Nebula represents the peak of GEOX technology.  Designed for travelling the world, perfect for any season, they naturally adapt to every movement of the foot.

The combination of the Net Breathing System and Inner Breathing System equips the shoe with 360 degrees breathability, also thanks to the special lining that supports temperature regulation of the foot. Maximum flexibility, stability, comfort and grip are all guaranteed by the 3D Performance Unit.

Can you believe all these great benefits?! I love them even more and so glad I picked them : ) I've only been wearing them one time for these pics so far and I could tell you for sure that they're very comfy, super lightweight - like walking on a cloud! These Nebula trainers will definitely be in rotation for me this Fall.

To check out all the other great Fall styles from GEOX, click here.

What do you think of my choice - Nebula trainers?

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Geox Fall Winter Collection - WIN a pair of your choice!

I can't believe it's already September!? Before you know it, it's going to be Fall. Time to get your feet ready for the cooler seasons. Check out what GEOX have in store for the Fall Winter collection! Makes sure to enter the giveaway - you can WIN a pair of your choice! Giveaway details below.

Kick up your shoe style game this season with the latest from Geox. The new fall collection boasts the elegant classical styling you've come to expect from Italian shoes, combined with an interior that is designed for maximum comfort, enhanced breathability, and around-the-clock wearability. The fall/winter collection is complete with all of the top trends you will be seeing everywhere as we shift toward the cooler days ahead.

What style of shoe are you looking for this coming Fall/Winter? What do you think of GEOX? Comment below and let me know.

GIVEAWAY time! Enter to WIN a pair of your choice from GEOX Fall/Winter 2017/2018 collection and give your feet the gift of breathability and comfort all season long! This will be an instagram giveaway - so, head over to my account @stardchiu and look for this post:

Click here to bring you to the post - #dchiugeoxgiveaway

Look for this post on my instagram account to enter the giveaway.

Follow the below steps to qualify:
1. Follow me on instagram
2. Follow @Geox on instagram
3. Tag a shoe loving friend(s) in this post. 1 tag is 1 entry.
NOTE: You can tag as many friends as you want, the more tags the more entries and the greater chance to win!

This giveaway opens to Canadian residents only and ends midnight September 16. Winner will be selected randomly. The winner will be sent a card, and must be able to redeem it at their local Geox retail store. Good luck!

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

My First ECCO Shoes

I own many pairs of shoes (which you can see some by searching #dchiushoes on instagram) I recently received my very first pair of ECCO and they definitely made my feet happy!

Happy feet!

ECCO apply the utmost attention to detail. ECCO builds its success on uncompromising quality, innovative technology and design. Throughout its history, ECCO philosophy has been to make shoes that are shaped to fit the foot, not the other way around. This is who ECCO are.

The pair I picked were the ECCO Kinhin Mid in the white (also available in black). It combines simple modern design with exceptional materials. I like the sporty yet smart look of them - perfect for work or play. The luxurious, soft leather uppers are set on tonal soles with an on-trend thicker profile, making them very sleek. They're also very light & super comfy!

Some other great facts includes partly leather-lined interior = very soft against skin and wicks away moisture. The leather covered cork inlay sole naturally cushions each step and allows feet to breathe.

ECCO Kinhin Mid

Beautiful and clean silhouette.

Introducing individual footshape memory, this very cool technology - the Corksphere Suspended Footbed can be found in these ECCO Kinhin. The dynamic comfort platform features a unique self-customizing cork footbed suspended within a modern polyurethane cupsole - adding contemporary rebound, cushioning and protection to the performance and feel of conventional cork-soled shoes.

The uppers of the sole are crafted from premium leather, combining a soft and supple footwrap with a premium, natureal look and feel.
Need I say more? These ECCO Kinhin Mid are pretty cool! They make my feet and myself very happy! : ) I'll definitely be adding more ECCO to my shoes collection.

For more great styles and to learn more about ECCO shoes, click here. You can also go check out their beautiful flagship store which recently opened at Yorkdale Mall.

Monday, August 14, 2017

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice Supports SickKids

If you're like me, who enjoys drinking bubble tea - take note of this great cause CoCo is supporting. It's a win-win for you & Sickkids! Read on to find out more...

The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk in support of SickKids is back for its 5th year on September 23, 2017. Coco Fresh Tea & Juice will be partnering with SickKids to give back to the community!

The Canaccord Genuity Great Camp Adventure Walk is a fun-filled adventure to benefit SickKids. In the course of one day, more than 3,000 walkers unite with one common goal to support children’s health. The whole family can challenge themselves to the finish lines at 5km, 10 km, 15 km or walk to the big finish line at 20 km, having fun at ‘campsites’ through the streets of downtown Toronto along the way. All funds raised for The Great Camp Adventure Walk go to SickKids Foundation to support its highest priority needs.

Coco Fresh Tea & Juice introduces the STAMP CARD in support of SickKids in Toronto.  
From July 19 to September 19, help Coco raise fund for the Great Camp Adventure Walk in support of SickKids.

CoCo needs your help!
Pick up a stamp card from any Coco location, collect 5 drinks by purchasing any 5 beverages and get the 6th beverage for only $1. Coco pledges to donate every $1 earned from the 6th drink and in addition, donate another dollar ($1) to SickKids Foundation.

As a token of appreciation to those who help CoCo support The Great Camp Adventure Walk, each participant with a completed STAMP CARD can enter to win a $1000 Prepaid Mastercard.

Be sure to take this opportunity to help out one of the greatest foundations in Toronto and raise money to help those in need. Your money will be going towards a great cause and every beverage purchased will help!

Time to go for some CoCo & support Sickkids! What's your favourite drink to get? Cheers!!
Click here for CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice locations.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Good Time - Win Advance Screening Passes!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of advance screening passes to go check out Elevation’s Good Time! A total of one double pass each for Toronto & Vancouver = 2 winners! Thank you Elevation!

The screening will happen in Toronto & Vancouver!

Date: Monday, August 14
Time: 7pm (NOTE: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. I suggest arriving early, at least an hour to reserve seats, as all advance screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity.)
Location: Cineplex Cinemas Yonge-Dundas (10 Dundas St E #402, Toronto, ON M5B 2G9)

Date: Wednesday, August 23
Time: 7pm (NOTE: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. I suggest arriving early, at least an hour to reserve seats, as all advance screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity.)
Location: Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas (88 W Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9)

Synopsis: After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate—and dangerous—attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Theatrical release date: Friday, August 18 in Toronto and Friday, August 25 across Canada.

To enter, simply go visit David Chiu’s Stuff Facebook page, ‘Like’ this post and comment which city you’ll like to attend the screening: Toronto or Vancouver.  A LIKE to my page & sharing of the post would greatly be appreciated! Contest closes midnight on Friday, August 11. Good luck

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Garnier Ombrelle - The Sun Made Safer

I've recently been introduced to Garnier Ombrelle brand of Sunscreen products and really enjoy using them - especially the Sport Endurance.

Protect yourself from the sun! Sunscreen should be use everyday and not just when you're outside for a long period of time or just during the summer time.

Some Facts: Did you know?
- The sun can penetrate water up to 30 metres.
- To completely protect our entire body, it is recommended to use 2 tablespoons of sunscreen (approx. the size of a golfball)
-UVA causes long-term damage and contributes to premature aging and skin cancer. UVB causes skin surface damage such as sunburns.
- 70%  of all UV rays penetrate through the clouds

Ombrelle was created by Canadian dermatologists and continues to be recognized as effective sun protection by the Canadian Dermatology Association.

To ensure your sunscreen protects you from UVA rays, look for products with the new UVA mark.

Ombrelle's patented formulation of Mexoryl techonolgy and other sunscreen filters provide more complete coverage against all UV rays.

Garnier Ombrelle offers sun protection that fits all of your needs! From kids to sports, lotions or sprays,  click here to check out Ombrelle's Sunscreen products.

Some of Garnier Ombrelle's sun protection products.
As mentioned, I really like the Sport Endurance Sunscreen. It fits my active lifestyle! It provides 80 minutes of water-and sweat-resistance. It's quick-absorbing, oil-free lotion goes on clear, even on wet skin! It's non-sticky lotion leaves my skin feeling refreshed when applied. I also liked that it's 100% Hypoallergenic, fragrance & colourant-free.

If you're in the market for some sunscreen - definitely go check out Garnier Ombrelle! FYI - Ombrelle is actually the #1 recommended brand by pharmacists, physicians and pediatricians.

Enjoy the outdoor and have a fun & safe summer!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

LANDLINE – Enter to Win Advance Screening Passes!

Enter for a chance to win a pair of advance screening passes to go check out Elevation Picture’s LANDLINE! A total of THREE pairs of passes = 3 winners! Thank you Elevation!

The screening will happen in TORONTO!
Date: Thursday, August 3rd
Time: 7pm (NOTE: Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. I suggest arriving early to reserve seats, as all advance screenings are overbooked to ensure capacity.)
Location: Cineplex Odeon Varsity & VIP Cinemas (55 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M4W 1A5)

Synopsis: When two sisters suspect their father (John Turturro) may be having an affair, it sends them into a tailspin that reveals cracks in the family façade. For the first time, older sister Dana (Jenny Slate), recently engaged and struggling with her own fidelity, finds herself bonding with her wild teenage sister Ali (Abby Quinn). The two try to uncover the truth without tipping off their mother (Edie Falco) and discover the messy reality of love and sex in the process. Set in 1990s Manhattan, LANDLINE is a warm, insightful and comedic drama about a family united by secrets and lies, co-written and directed by Gillian Robespierre (OBVIOUS CHILD).

To enter, simply go visit David Chiu’s Stuff Facebook page, ‘Like’ this post and comment who you’ll bring to the screening.  A LIKE to my page & sharing of the post would greatly be appreciated! Contest closes midnight on Sunday, July 30. Three winners will be selected randomly from all the entries. Good luck! Thank you again Elevation Pictures!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Converse Reintroduces The Fastbreak

I've always wanted to become a basketball player and these Converse might be able to help me, lol.

Back in 1983, the Fastbreak was designed for basketball players to jump high and fly and considered to be performance innovation! Converse has brought back the Fastbreak with a few new style takes making it the perfect street style sneaker for summer!

The Fastbreak was designed to be lightweight and breathable featuring a foam-backed nylon and leather upper to shed unnecessary weight.

Super comfy with the Lunarlon insole!

In the NEW Fastbreak - it is a leather take on the classic style that still retains the classic paneling and iconic look. The new style doesn't sacrifice comfort either, a shock absorbent sole with flexibility and a pivot point make it ideal for everyday wear. From a legendary court legacy to a street-level lifestyle, that authenticity is retained in a leather reinterpretation of a shoe that helped make history.

This Fastbreak collection is now available in Casino Red, Candy Grape and Green. You can pick up a pair in select Footlocker stores and for an SRP of $110 CAN.

I love them - classic yet modern style! These Converse Fastbreak will definitely be in my sneakers summer rotations!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

I'll be performing at Night it Up!

Just a quick FYI - I'll be performing at Night it Up! Night market this year! I will be singing on the main stage Saturday July 15 at 4:25pm. If you're free or interested, come by and check me out : ) Click here to see the full performance schedule.

Night it Up! is an annual night market - styled in the vein of night markets from across Asia. It features delicious foods from local vendors and performers from all across Toronto - including me, which I'm very excited about! There are lots to do, see and eat - definitely worth stopping by! Plus, it's a FREE event!

It is happening this weekend July 14-16 at Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Blvd. For more info, you can check out their website here. It'll be lots of fun, so hope to see you there!

The Big Sick

I know, there are lots of big blockbuster movies coming out this summer for example, Spiderman: Homecoming. However, I'm also very excited for the smaller movie, The Big Sick! I've heard lots of great things for it too - so, I can not wait to see it. What movie are you excited to see this summer?

CAST STARRING: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, and Ray Romano

DIRECTOR: Michael Showalter

PRODUCER: Judd Apatow

SYNOPSIS: THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents.

When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, Beth and Terry (Holly Hunter and Ray Romano) who he's never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart. THE BIG SICK is directed by Michael Showalter (HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS) and produced by Judd Apatow (TRAINWRECK, THIS IS 40) and Barry Mendel (TRAINWRECK, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS).

In select theatres June 30 and everywhere July 14.