TRAVEL ⎪ TOFINO: A weekend getaway to Tofino Resort & Marina

Tofino Resort & Marina 634 Campbell St, Tofino, BC 1 844-680-4184 Tofino has always been one of my favourite resort towns to visit on Vancouver Island.  So when my husband and I had the chance to visit for the weekend, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. On this trip, we stayed at Tofino’s newest resort…

EVENT ⎪BC’s Hands-on Cook-off Contest celebrates its​ ninth year!

Organized by Better Together BC, the Hands-on Cook-off contest launches on April 16th with a passionate message: to inspire kids and teens to cook with their parents and reap the lifelong benefits of sharing family meals. The Hands-on Cook-off contest was inspired by research that shows that when families cook and eat together, kids gain…

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid​ vs Honda Pilot Touring Edition.

I recently had the opportunity to test drive two 2017 SUV’s – The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid and the Honda Pilot Touring Edition.  Here’s what I discovered. 2017 MDX Sport Hybrid specifications: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid powertrain (gasoline and electric) boasts a total system output of 321 horsepower and 289 lb.-ft. torque. 3.0-liter, SOHC VTEC V-6 engine…

EVENT ⎜ Luxury Wellness Retreat at Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C.

This is Catherine Roscoe Barr’s third Luxury Wellness Retreat at the Fairmont Empress. This program combines the science of health, happiness and productivity with just a sprinkle of magic.  It connects practical success strategies with the transformative power of self-directed neuroplasticity. The Life Delicious curriculum will teach you how to hardwire personal power as a…

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…