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…

ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA | Reflections – The Garden Terrace

Rosewood Hotel Georgia – Reflections: The Garden Terrace 801 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC Tel: (604) 682-5566 Reflections: The Garden Terrace is set to transform from the summer’s idyllic outdoor patio into a festive winter wonderland, just in time for the holiday season. Located in Rosewood Hotel Georgia ­ Vancouver’s landmark luxury hotel ­ the all­new…

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…

DINING | CHI MODERN VIETNAMESE KITCHEN: Creative Vietnamese cuisine in Kitsilano

Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen 1935 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (604) 336-3010 New to the neighbourhood of Kitsilano, Chi Modern Vietnamese Kitchen offers more than just the traditional pho and banh mi’s. Head chef Chi Le, a former Master Chef Vietnam runner-up, has seen her dream of opening an upscale Vietnamese restaurant come to reality. …

DINING | THE WORKSHOP VEGETARIAN CAFE: North Shore’s newest addition.

The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe 296 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (604) 973-0163 The Workshop Vegetarian Cafe is a brand new, family owned and operated restaurant in the heart of North Vancouver. Upon driving down the more “industrial like” street, The Workshop stuck out like a sore thumb….but, in a good way. With its corner…

DINING | RAWBAR at the FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM: Boozy Brunch

Fairmont Pacific Rim – The Lobby Lounge/RawBar 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, B.C. Phone:  (604) 695-5300 Fairmont Pacific Rim is located in Coal Harbour of downtown Vancouver. This hotel offers many great dining options, but I was here to experience RawBar’s newest brunch menu, Five Course Cocktail Brunch. The RawBar, situated in The Lobby Lounge of the…

DINING | TORAFUKU: Asian Fusion Restaurant

Torafuku 958 Main St, Vancouver, B.C. Phone: (778) 903-2006 Located on the border of Chinatown in Vancouver, Torafuku offers many Asian fusion dishes with a modern twist. Executive chef  and co-owner Clement Chan releases a new fall  menu, with many of his family-style dishes that are inspired by sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.   The Oyster…