Concierge. Wine enthusiast. Local expert on where to dine, shop and explore. Shelley started her career as a Hotel Concierge just after Expo '86 and has since enjoyed sharing our beautiful city with visitors showcasing everything uniquely Vancouver. In her spare time, Shelley seeks out new restaurants, interesting shops and places to explore locally, as well as travelling to other destinations, learning about different countries, people and cultures. Shelley also takes pleasure in discovering the world of wine and is currently working on her WSET Certification. Shelley serves on the Executive Board of Les Clefs d'Or Canada as the National Secretary (a worldwide Concierge Association) as well as on the Board of BC Wine Appreciation Society as Treasurer. Follow Shelley on Twitter and Instagram: @shelleyhayashi

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An Afternoon Refined: Tea at the Xi Shi Lounge

Regarded as one of the four legendary beauties in Chinese history, Xi Shi was so stunningly beautiful it was said that when she washed her silks by the river, the fish saw her charming reflection would forget how to swim and sink to the bottom.  True to its namesake, the Xi Shi Lounge at the…

Renewed Perspective through “Definitely Dali”

Wanting to escape the dreary Vancouver rain, I sought refuge in an unassuming boutique gallery on South Granville.  As soon as I stepped through the doorway, I was transported at once to a warm and sunny place, surrounded by a twirling dancer, an elephant with stilted legs, a snail with wings, musical angels, an oversized…

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