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…

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…

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…

RECIPE | Lavender Cream of Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons high-quality loose Lavander Cream Earl Grey tea leaves  (this tea can be purchased at any speciality tea shop) 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature In a food processor, pulse together the flour, tea, and salt,…

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…

RECIPE | DELISSIO RUSTICO Elevate your pizza party

Want to elevate your pizza party?  Start off by choosing a Delissio Rustico gourmet stone-baked thin-crust pizza. There are eight varieties to choose from: Margherita, Funghi, Spinaci, Pepperoni Diavolo, Vegetalle Grille,  Pollo Toscano, Greek and Quatro Formagi.  Next, add some of your favorite gourmet toppings, and “elevate” your Delissio Pizza to the next level. Easy…

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…