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…

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…

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…

TRAVEL | Helijet

HELIJET 455 W. Waterfront Rd, Vancouver, BC Tel: 1 800-665-4354 With many transportation options from the Lower Mainland to Vancouver Island, Helijet offers commuters, business travellers, and tourists – a fast, reliable, and professional service.  The premium helicopter airline offers daily service to and from Vancouver/Richmond to Victoria, Nanaimo, and chartered flights to the North…

TRAVEL | VICTORIA: Fairmont Empress

Fairmont Empress  721 Government St, Victoria, B.C. Tel: (250) 384-8111 Built in 1908 the Fairmont Empress (formerly knows as The Empress Hotel) is the most iconic and oldest building in Victoria, B.C. The chateau-style hotel has recently completed Phase 1 of its restoration. The traditional decor of approximately half of the 464 guest rooms and…

TRAVEL | FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM HOTEL: A Luxury Getaway

FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM HOTEL 1038 Canada Place Vancouver, B.C. Tel: 1 866 940 4075 Fairmont Pacific Rim is located in Coal Harbour waterfront and offers luxurious and contemporary rooms for anyone looking for a romantic getaway. This chic downtown oasis offers 367 stylish rooms with five star amenities and award winning spa – Willow Stream Spa. Here are my…

TRAVEL | Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

  Wedgewood Hotel & Spa 845 Hornby Street Vancouver, B.C. Tel: (604) 689 – 7777 Staycation at the Wedgwood Hotel and Spa. My husband and I were long overdue for a date night, so we jumped on the opportunity to enjoy a little staycation at Vancouver’s famed Wedgewood Hotel & Spa. The Wedgewood Hotel & Spa…