DINING | 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)…

DINING | Farmer’s Apprentice revives weekday lunch beginning March 21

Farmer’s Apprentice 1535 W 6th Ave., Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 620-2070 As spring has sprung, so too has regular lunch service at acclaimed South Granville locavore restaurant Farmer’s Apprentice, which revives its midday menu Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting today.In keeping with Chef/Owner David Gunawan’s steadfast belief in the importance of ecological gastronomy, each entry on…

EVENT | Harvest Community Foods Pop-up at Burdock & Co.

Combat the cold weather with a bowl of hot noodles at Burdock & Co’s lunchtime pop-up! Chef Gabriella Meyer of Harvest Community Foods will be manning the counter, dishing out fresh bowls of ramen classics and vegetarian options. WHEN: Stop by the restaurant anytime Wednesday – Friday March 22-24 and March 29-31 between the hours…

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…

DINING | Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge-Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge – Wedgewood Hotel & Spa 845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 608-5319 Just around the corner from Vancouver’s shopping district, Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge is found in the award-winning Wedgewood Hotel & Spa. Upon entering the restaurant, the attention to detail is immediately apparent. You are instantly surrounded by luxury,…

DINING│Nightingale

Nightingale 1017 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 695-9500 Nightingale, located in a heritage building in downtown Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, is the newest addition to the Hawksworth Restaurant Group. Opened in May 2016, the two-level, 180 seat room offers high ceilings and modern paper taxidermy for a dramatic impression. Nightingale was designed by multi-award winning Canadian…

DINING | BLUE WATER CAFE: Unsung Heroes Festival

 Blue Water Cafe 1095 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5T4 Tel: (604) 688-8078 Since 2004,  Blue Water Cafe’ Executive Chef Frank Pabst has been spearheading tides of change during his Unsung Heroes Festival by showcasing unique and sustainable seafood. Throughout the month of February, we invite you to get schooled on delights from the deep – presented by Chef Frank…

VANCOUVER | International Wine Festival happening February 11-19, 2017

The 39th Vancouver International Wine Festival returns for an eight-day celebration of wine and food February 11 to 19 at the Vancouver Convention Centre and other venues around Metro Vancouver. The 2017 festival features 180 wineries from 16 countries participating in 54 events. In celebration of our nation’s 150th birthday, the festival features Canada as…

DINING | WILDTALE: Dine Out Vancouver Festival $30 three-course menu available January 20 – February 5

WildTale Coastal Grill1079 Mainland Street, YaletownVancouver, BC 604.428.9211 WildTale will make a splash at this year’s Dine Out Vancouver with a $30 three-course dinner menu that’s brimming with selection and flavour. Well-known year-round for its fresh seafood and unpretentious maritime hospitality, WildTale‘s Dine Out Vancouver menu offers three appetizer and entree options to choose from, including meat,…

TRAVEL | HAWAII: Aulani: A Disney Resort and Spa in Ko’Olina, Hawaii

Aulani Disney Hawaii Resort and Spa 92-1185 Ali’inui Dr, Kapolei, HI 96707, USA Phone: 1 (866) 443-4763 Aulani was voted best Family Beach Hotel in the World by Travel and Leisure. Aulani which means “messenger of chief” is situated on 21 acres of beautiful beachfront property on the Leeward coast of O’ahu. It was built…