Vancouver Fashion Design: U.T.F.L. interview

  Vancouver is a place with many talented people and the Uwi twins, Lévi and Reuben, are definitely part of the group. I met up with the local fashion designers and talked about their motivations and ideologies. Having their first collection be featured at The Hudsons Bay Company, their success has only motivated them to launch…

Zintimate

  The Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) invited me to an Zintimate trade tasting at Hawksworth Restaurant’s York Room in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver.   They limited the event to 75 guests per hour for two sessions, one at 1:30 and the other at 2:30; a wine version of speed dating.  There were…

Faubourg Paris celebrates Canada Day

Indulge your summer sweet tooth! July is an extra-special month for Faubourg Paris due to two holidays close to its heart: Canada Day (July 1) and Bastille Day (July 14). A French-focused Canadian company, Faubourg relishes the opportunity to celebrate both countries with mouthwatering feature flavours, available for a limited time only. Canada Day specials, available today and tomorrow at…

HUNT FOR THE CITY’S NEXT TOP DESIGNER

VANCOUVER HOME + DESIGN SHOW ANNOUNCES 2ND ANNUAL HUNT FOR THE CITY’S NEXT TOP DESIGNER  Three local interior design hopefuls will compete for the title of Urban Barn’s Next Top Designer: Reloaded, October 16-19, 2014 at BC Place Stadium  Cutthroat creatives, take note! The Vancouver Home + Design Show today announced the second coming of Urban Barn’s Next Top Designer: Reloaded in…

Navy horns to quell pirate uprising at Ships to Shore

The Jolly Tars ensemble, part of the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy, will use their sweet sounds to quell a pirate uprising at Ships to Shore Steveston from Sunday, June 29 through Canada Day. The Jolly Tars will be performing twice daily on June 29 and 30 along the Steveston waterfront, where they’re sure to encounter the roving…

Serendipity Returns to the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth

Naramata Winery Produces Two Special Stampede Bottles For the second year in a row, Naramata’s Serendipity Winery will be the only featured Canadian wine at the Calgary Stampede, part of its “10 Great Days, 10 Great Wines, 10 Great Stories” showcase. The “Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth” runs July 4-11 and two specially-labelled wines from Serendipity will be featured within…

LE VIEUX PIN SIP & SAVOUR Friday, July 4

AN EXCLUSIVE WINE CLUB EVENT     A complimentary afternoon of delectable Okanagan bites and wine held on our sun-drenched garden by the Bocci course with views of Black Sage bench vineyards and extensive lavender plantations surrounding us. This is a Club member’s exclusive event, one of four (or more) events we hold for our…

Vancouver- based Designers Unveil Musically Inspired Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

The Uwi Twins Fashion Label (U.T.F.L.) is proud to announce the launch of its spring/summer 2014 collection with a three-day pop-up shop experience July 4–6. Founded by the dynamic duo Reuben and Lévi Uwi, the U.T.F.L. draws inspiration from hip-hop and house music to create a line that represents urban fashion at its best. The limited U.T.F.L. spring/summer…

YVR Foodies at Dunn’s Famous CONTEST

  TO WIN 2 TICKETS TO YVR Foodies event on July 6 at Dunn’s Famous do the following three things: Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Leave a comment on this post Sign up for our newsletter to double your entries! (optional)   The July YVR Foodies event will be at Dunn’s Famous in Downtown…

Vancouver’s Biggest Ever Networking Party

  The 4th Annual Vancouver’s Biggest Ever Networking Party is here!   The Vancouver’s 4th Annual Biggest Ever Networking Party has been announced. This event sells out annually and this year they are expecting between 400 to 500 people at the event. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” – Sir Richard Branson, Self-Made Billionaire, Founder of Virgin Group…

Bard on the Beach presents Cymbeline

  The Howard Family Stage welcomes CYMBELINE  to the 2014 Bard on the Beach season Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 25th season with Cymbeline, an enthralling drama featuring one of Shakespeare’s most finely-etched female leads. It plays Tuesdays through Sundays in the intimate 240-seat Douglas Campbell Theatre tent on the Howard Family Stage in Vanier Park…

POTENTIAL APPAREL CHARITY HOCKEY GAME

CALLING ALL HOCKEY FANS! TICKETS ON SALE TODAY FOR THE  FIRST EVER POTENTIAL APPAREL CHARITY HOCKEY GAME In a city known for its love of hockey, the summer months can be a long absence from the greatest sport on earth. That is why organizers from Potential Apparel are bringing together some of the biggest names…

Summerhill Unveils New Robert Bateman Artist’s Series Wines

Fundraising Dinner to be Held in the Palm Court at The Fairmont Empress Summerhill Pyramid Winery, Robert Bateman and The Fairmont Empress in Victoria are partnering to raise funds for the Robert Bateman Centre’s new nature education program targeted at grade 3 – 8 students across British Columbia. On Friday, July 11, 2014, 75 guests will gather in the Palm Court at…

Hawksworth Young Chefs Scholarship competition

Countdown to the Regional Heats   The Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship program is a non-profit culinary foundation created to provide a platform for talented young Canadian chefs to get a head start in their career. The winner of the 2014 Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship will receive $10,000, provided by the Chefs’ Table Society of BC,…

Collector Car Show and Auction Jun 21-22

CRUISIN’ FOR A CAUSE:   1966 PLYMOUTH SATELLITE TO BE AUCTIONED FOR CHARITY Hop into this one-of-a-kind, A&W Orange, 1966 Plymouth Satellite and cruise for a cause as the Vancouver Collector Car Show & Auction and A&W’s Cruisin’ for a Cause auction off the vintage ride for charity. At the Show & Auction, taking place June 21-22 at the…

BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival Finally Here!

  Events, Tours, Celebrities and Tastings from June 13 – 22   The BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival kicks off this weekend with an exciting lineup of events, tours, celebrity chefs and tastings and, although a few events have already sold out, tickets are still available. If you want to get outdoors and explore, take a…

Vancouver Foodster launches our Tasting Plates Summer Series

  Local foodies and tourists alike are invited to tantalize their taste buds at 3 of our Tasting Plates events in our Summer Series. Starts off with Tasting Plates Latin American Flavours with several Latin American restaurants all over Vancouver on June 25.  This evening tasting extravaganza goes from 6pm until 10:30 pm and is presented by Vancouver Foodster. Participating restaurants include: Chicha Restaurant, Guanaco…