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…

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…

TRAVEL | WHISTLER: Staycation at Four Seasons Resort and Residences

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, BC, V0N 1B4 Tel: (604) 935-3400 Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is one of North America’s top mountain resorts having been named Whistler‘s only Forbes Five Star Resort. In addition to world-class skiing, this award-winning Four Seasons Mountain Resort offers the ultimate year-round getaway in…

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…

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…

DINE | AU COMPTOIR: New Dinner Menu

Au Comptoir 2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: (604) 569-2278 Along West 4th Avenue (Kitsilano) you can find Au Comptoir – a  Parisian-style café. Upon entering the cafe your eyes are drawn to the beautiful rustic bar. A male waiter  in a crisp blue dress shirt and black apron promptly greets you in French. The former PiDGin…

DINE | HOUSE SPECIAL: Modern Vietnamese Cuisine

House Special 1269 Hamilton St, Vancouver, B.C. Tel: (778) 379-2939 House Special is located in sophisticated Yaletown of Vancouver where they create traditional Vietnamese cuisine with a modern flare. It’s a sister restaurant to Broken Rice and Green Lemongrass. These delicious Confit Duck FryBread (Bánh Tiêu is a fried sesame hollow bread/donut) is stuffed with greens, five-spice duck confit…

DINE | KIRIN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT: Dim Sum Specialty Menu

Kirin Seafood Restaurant – Richmond 7900 Westminster Hwy, Richmond, B.C. Tel: (604) 303 8833 It all started in 1987 when Kirin Seafood Restaurant opened their first location in Downtown Vancouver. Kirin was well embraced and soon was the talk of the town for the finest Chinese cuisine in Vancouver. Since then, they have opened three more…

The Greasy Spoon Diner Supper Series No. 15

Save On Meats 43 West Hastings St, Vancouver, B.C. The Greasy Spoon Diner Supper Series is a once a month, dinner pop up at Save On Meats. The series is organized by Mark Brand for A Better Life Foundation.  Each month, one of the best chefs from Vancouver is featured who prepares an amazing four to five course…