DINE | Bauhaus Restaurant

Bauhaus Restaurant 1 W Cordova St, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 974-1147 Bauhaus Restaurant offers an upscale dining experience in historic Gastown of Vancouver. Newly appointed head Chef Tim Schulte along with co-executive chef David Mueller brings classic German fare with a modern twist. I was here to experience their six-course Summer tasting menu (four-course option is available as…

TRAVEL | 72 hours in New York.

This was my first trip to New York and I was really excited to experience this lively city! My Cathay Pacific red-eye flight landed at JFK at 7 am and we were promptly picked up by SuperShuttle and transported to our hotel. Located at the crossroads of Tribeca and the Financial District, Four Seasons Hotel Downtown…

TRAVEL ⎮ Cathay Pacific’s Lounge at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Business Class Cabin

Cathay Pacific’s First and Business class lounge offers understated luxury for travellers at Vancouver International Airport. Located between departure gates D66 and D67 in the International Terminal, the Cathay Pacific Lounge adopts the airlines contemporary and elegant design template which has already been rolled out in their other lounges in Hong Kong, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei…

TRAVEL | Eight days with a 2017 Ford F-150 Lariat Sport.

I had the opportunity to take a 2017 Ford F-150 Lariat Sport,  courtesy of Ford Canada, on an eight-day staycation through beautiful British Columbia. The new 2017 Ford F-150 Ecoboost engine now offers an impressive 10-speed transmission (3.5L Twin-Turbo V-6 engine, producing 375 hp) offering a smooth and powerful ride, which was perfect on my first…

TRAVEL | TOFINO: Pacific Sands Beach Resort

Pacific Sands Beach Resort 1421 Pacific Rim Hwy, Tofino, BC, V0R 1Z0 Tel: (250) 725-3322 Our next stop on our eight-day West Coast staycation was the Pacific Sands Resort in Tofino. Tofino is a small town located on Vancouver Island that offers year round surfing and storm watching that attract many people from around the world….

DINE | TOFINO: Wolf in the Fog

Wolf in the Fog 150 4 St, Tofino, B.C. Tel: (250) 725-9653 Wolf in the Fog, a 150 seat restaurant is located in the small surfing town of Tofino, British Columbia.  Approximately a four-hour drive for Victoria, Tofino is situated along the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  Wolf in the Fog was recently recognised as…

TRAVEL | WHISTLER: Staycation at Four Seasons Resort and Residences

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4 Tel: (604) 935-3400 Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain resorts having been named Whistler‘s only Forbes Five Star Resort. In addition to world-class skiing, this award-winning Four Seasons Mountain Resort offers the ultimate year-round getaway in…

DINE | Fairmont Vancouver Hotel: Canada 150 Afternoon Tea.

Fairmont Vancouver Hotel 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6 (604) 684-3131 Hosted in the Private Dining Room of Notch8 Restaurant & Bar, décor includes vintage photographs of hotels such as Fairmont Royal York, Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Empress, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, archival images of guests travelling aboard Canadian Pacific locomotives, and iconic Canadian…

TRAVEL + EVENT | Osoyoos Oyster Festival

In mid-April, I was lucky enough to attend the Osoyoos Oyster Festival. In its sixth year, the festival offers eight unique dining experiences, featuring oysters from across Canada, and award-winning South Okanagan wines, ciders, beers and spirits. Osoyoos is the gateway to the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.  Just shy of five hours, the drive from…

DINE | Miku Restaurant: Aburi Kaiseki Dinner

Miku Restaurant 200 Granville St #70, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 568-3900 Last week, my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at one of my favourite Japanese restaurants in Vancouver, Miku. This upscale venue is located along the beautiful waterfront of downtown Vancouver, across from Canada Place and offers spectacular views of the North Shore. Miku…

RECIPE | B.C. Blueberry Pineapple Ginger Smoothie

  Everyone needs a good smoothie recipe, right? Here’s  a tasty one that was provided to me by the BC Blueberry Council. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup (150g)               B.C. Blueberries, fresh or frozen 1 cup (240ml)           Light unsweetened coconut or almond milk 3/4 cup (175ml)…

TRAVEL | VICTORIA: The Magnolia Hotel & Spa + Harbour Air + 10Acres Bistro

The Magnolia Hotel & Spa 623 Courtney Street, Victoria, BC, V8W 1B8 Tel: (250) 381-0999 Recently, I had the opportunity for a mini vacation to Vancouver Island with a friend.  I was fortunate enough to take Harbour Air – a quick 30-minute seaplane ride from Vancouver to Victoria‘s picturesque Inner Harbour. Upon arrival, we walked the short…