I am a Boomer, mom, gram, wife, foodie, wine novice, and I love to travel. Experiencing life and dividing my time between Vancouver and Vancouver Island. Formerly a Vancouver Wine Festival volunteer and freelance blogger for HelloVanCity.com and VancouverIslandStyle.com now Editor and Publisher of MyVanCity.ca Connect at [email protected] Twitter @myvancity Instagram @myvancityca and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/myvancity/

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Paradise Found – The Lake House at Quails’ Gate

Looking for the perfect luxury getaway? I have a suggestion! The Lake House at Quails’ Gate will satisfy your every desire be it the fabulous gourmet kitchen, the decadent ensuite bath with its soaker tub and separate steam shower, the cozy robes or the air conditioned comfort. We spent the best days away having a…

Martin’s Lane Winery – Unique, Distinct, Exceptional

Martin’s Lane is unique and distinct with vineyards that produce exceptional wines.   As we arrive It seemed almost like the vineyards, the winery and the building were one with the past. The past of artist Vincent van Gogh whose spectacular 1888 painting titled Red Vineyard  seems to come alive as an inspirational work of…

Okanagan Wine Country – Unparalleled VisaInfinite Dining Experience

50th Parallel Estate Winery exclusively for Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders   Explore a world of fine flavours and dining experiences, exclusive for Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders. Call 1-888-711-9399 to reserve your place at the table. Be among the first to soak in the spectacular views from the stunning new glass-walled…

Okanagan Falls Wineries Association the second sub-appellation in British Columbia

“Congratulations Okanagan Falls Wineries Association, the second sub-appellation in British Columbia. The other is the Golden Mile Bench near Oliver. Now recognized as a distinct wine-producing area. Changes to the Wines of Marked Quality Regulation mean eligible wineries on the east side of the Okanagan Valley from Vaseux Lake to just north of Shuttleworth Creek…

Wine Country – The Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate

Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate vineyards is a not to be missed culinary destination on your next trip to BC Wine Country. Chef Patrick Gayler former Sous Chef at Waterfront Wines has been instrumental, along with an experienced and supportive staff, in transitioning this classic and stately outdoor dining room into a very approachable…

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and…

National Geographic Photo Ark Exhibition now open at Liquidity Wines in Okanagan Falls

Liquidity Wines presents the National Geographic Photo Ark where a love of art and nature come together in a perfect setting.     The pure white walls, architectural angles and the extensive use of glass that make up the spacious interior of Liquidity Wines makes an excellent backdrop for the Photo Ark exhibit. Winery president…

This is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse

Actually it was known as The Keg & Cleaver back in the days when your parents were looking for steak and a night out. Originally a single location restaurant on the North Shore started in 1971. Now it’s one of the most recognizable steakhouses with multiple locations in the Lower Mainland and Whistler. I admit I…

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

On our whirlwind Okanagan trip we prioritized our wine tasting experiences. You know it’s amazing what you can pack into two days if you have the right incentive. The right incentive for me is always the opportunity to taste the yummy wines of British Columbia and this recent trip was no exception. I am a huge…

Provence Marinaside TWB The Wine Bar launches new Rosé Collection

Last week Provence Marinaside TWB unveiled their new Rosé Collection. Featuring 46 different Rosé wines both old world and new world, including 41 available by the glass. No surprise I didn’t manage to taste all 41 which means I’ll just have to go back to TWB again and again this summer and why not TWB…

Spring Patio tasting at Dockside Restaurant = great finds

Recently my fellow wine loving companion and I had the opportunity to join the throng of lucky souls who attended the Dockside Restaurant Spring Patio Tasting. This tasting event is so popular the limited number of tickets sell out quickly. Dockside Restaurant and Coal Harbour Liquor Store  host the annual Spring Patio Tasting on the…

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – CheckMate Artisanal Winery

After a rather roundabout way of arriving in Oliver we were more than ready to enjoy a wine tasting experience at CheckMate Artisanal Winery‘s wine experience room – Installation a pop-up by Tom Kundig of Seattle based Olson Kundig a 2008 National Design Award in Architecture winner. The setting reflects the uniqueness of all that…

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