Ulla Takes On New Life as OLO

Ulla Takes On New Life as OLONew Concept Honours Region’s Trade Hub Roots    One of Victoria’s renowned and much-beloved dining establishments is undergoing renovations and a rebirth. Ulla restaurant, located in Victoria’s bustling Chinatown, has reopened its door refreshed and with the new OLO moniker.   Opened in 2010 by chef Brad Holmes and partner Sahara Tamarin,…

A Class Act – BC’s Clos du Soleil Winery makes elegant London UK debut at Canada House Reopening

The boutique ultra-premium Similkameen Valley based Clos du Soleil Winery was thrilled to be selected as the sole BC wine sponsor for events surrounding the official reopening of Canada House today by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. “An absolute honour”, said winery Founder Spencer Massie from London, “my fellow Director’s Winemaker Mike Clark, Les LeQuelenec, Peter…

Marketplace Events launches search for Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist

Winner will take centre stage at this fall’s home and design shows in Calgary, Vancouver and Edmonton Calling all bloggers, designers and entertaining enthusiasts: this could be your big break! Marketplace Events, producer of the Vancouver Home + Design Show, is pleased to announce its search for Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist, in partnership with Urban Barn and Western Living magazine…

BC Home + Garden Show announces can’t-miss charity challenge, Home Tweet Home

BC Home + Garden Show launches Home Tweet Home project to benefit Ronald McDonald House British Columbia Local influencers are getting crafty at BC Place Stadium,  February 18-22, 2015 Home Tweet Home, a brand-new project dreamed up by the creative minds at Marketplace Events, is ready to take flight at BC Place Stadium. Starting Wednesday, February 18,…

Celebrate Chinese New Year with PAPYRUS

Let the festivities begin! Chinese New Year is on the horizon, and with it the Year of the Wooden Sheep is slated to bring luck and fortune to 2015. With this widely celebrated occasion upon us, PAPYRUS’ unparalleled collection of gifts in the lucky colour red, wealth-bearing gold, and this year’s stem-branch calendar element – wood –…

Provence Marinaside Getting Facelift

THIRTEEN YEAR-OLD GETS FACELIFT In these days of everyone from seniors to starlets signing up for botox treatments and tucks, you might be shocked to hear of a 13 year-old getting a full facelift. However, in the restaurant world, 13 is getting on in years. At 13 years old, Provence Marinaside in Yaletown is beginning to show its age and…

Beyond hearts and flowers

Celebrated chocolate-artists and pastry chefs, Dominique and Cindy Duby of Wild Sweets are back with their delectable sugary treats for Valentines Day. Chocolates make the most traditional gifts for this occasion however; there is nothing traditional about these creations that are made with combinations of subtle flavours and sublime textures. Valentine ‘Harp & Heart’ cocoArt…

Saying Thank You Never Goes Out of Style with PAPYRUS

Looking for an attainable New Year’s resolution? Start 2015 with a guilt-free conscience by expressing your gratitude. PAPYRUS’ unparalleled collection of boxed thank you cards are here to help you give thanks from the heart. After all, a simple “thank you” note never goes out of style – especially in today’s digitally obsessed world.  …

Valentine’s Day gifts made easy with PAPYRUS

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the month of love is just around the corner. Whether you love it or hate it (read: taken or single), finding the perfect gift to say “I Love You” on Valentine’s Day has proven a daunting (and sometimes embarrassing) task. Thankfully, PAPYRUS’ unparalleled collection of proprietary and…

TACOFINO’S NEW GASTOWN “TACO BAR” UNVEILS MENU OPENS FOR DINNER SERVICE TONIGHT JAN 9

Flagship Location Serves Up Tacofino’s Trademark Mexican-inspired Fare in New Restaurant Featuring Separate Take-Out Counter, Bar and Patio   The New Year sees another new member added to the flourishing Tacofino family, as the celebrated West Coast brand of fresh, Mexican-inspired cuisine officially opens the doors of its flagship Taco Bar tonight. Located in a fully restored…

PANTONE® Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2015

MOE’S Home Collection gets ahead of the hue with top PANTONE® colour picks for 2015   Do darker days and frosty nights have your space feeling more dreary than cheery? Take a cue from the PANTONE® Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2015 and freshen up your palette with vibrant pieces from MOE’S Home Collection.  …

Got Craft? Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

The holiday spirit is in the air! Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, is celebrating its 16th show at the Maritime Labour Centre from December 13-14, 2014. “The holiday show includes 25% new vendors,” says Andrea Tong-Tucker, one half of the husband-wife production team. “As well, there are new free DIY workshops by Delish General Store, Small Wonder,…

OPUS Vancouver reveals chic new design for iconic cocktail lounge 

Vancouver’s newest bar destination re-imagines intimate hotel lobby space Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel, an iconic city hotspot well known for its creativity, design and service excellence, is pleased to present the new OPUS Bar: an effortlessly stylish cocktail destination re-imagined by acclaimed Vancouver interior designer Robert Bailey in collaboration with design consultant Craig Stanghetta. “The new…