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 ⎮ 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…

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…

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…

DINE | 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,…

DINE│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…

DINE | 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…

STARBUCKS | Taps in on nitro cold brew

Starbucks Canada has announced that they have launched Nitro Cold Brew in six Vancouver locations. Nitro Cold Brew is Starbucks newest take on its signature Cold Brew, infused with nitrogen for a smooth, creamy texture. After handcrafting the Cold Brew recipe, baristas perfect the pour by pulling the tap and allowing the Cold Brew coffee…

TWG TEA | Introduces a new world of luxury tea to Vancouver

TWG Tea Salon & Boutique 1070 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC Tel: 604.692.0071 TWG Tea celebrates its inaugural arrival into North America with a most glamorous red carpet affair held at its first Salon & Boutique at 1070 West Georgia Street on 8 December 2016. Located within Vancouver’s upscale luxury retail hotspot, the star-studded launch attracted hundreds…