Let there be light:

Park Board’s Festival of Lights is bigger and better! VanDusen Botanical Garden—one of North America’s top public gardens—kicks off the holiday season Five more acres have been added to the 31st annual Festival of Lights (FOL), sponsored by Vancouver International Airport (YVR). A million lights will decorate 15 acres (6 hectares) nightly throughout December (closed…

#MarketMonday Von Hardenberg Candles

Von Hardenberg Candles finished the 2014 year with successful events at the Vancouver Farmer’s Market, Circle Craft, North Vancouver Holiday Market, and our Thornhill Artisan Fair. We now have many more mail order requests throughout B.C.  Our Thornhill Artisan Fair featured many new and interesting artisans as well as some popular repeat artisans that our customers…

WORLD CHEF EXCHANGE

BRINGS INTERNATIONAL FLAVOUR TO DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL   Dine Out Vancouver Festival’s brand-new event is already generating international buzz: a series of five exclusive dinners starring award-winning chefs from Sydney, New York, Copenhagen, Los Angeles and Puerto Vallarta. During each one-night-only event, an international and local chef will join forces to produce a powerhouse feast…

Opera Warriors

 Direct from the Award-Winning Creative Team Behind the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics    An epic Chinese Dance Theatre production of power, passion, and the Peking Opera told through dance China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG) presents the Canadian premiere of the exquisite visual feast Opera Warriors, January 5 & 6 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre…

Taste of Tulalip – the Travel

Travel – It’s been said it’s the journey not the destination but when you’re talking about the Taste of Tulalip it’s both. I always enjoy the trip when I travel to and from Tulalip Resort Casino. Washington State is scattered with small, interesting towns. I’ve written previously about some of the “stop worthy” places on our…

Holiday Market Saturday, December 12

Holiday Market Gift Guide showcases top picks for local gift giving Vancouver Farmers Markets’ brings out the best in local food, craft beverage and handmade craft for its 20th Annual Holiday Market    Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) will hold its 20th Annual Holiday Market next month on Saturday, December 12th at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The Holiday Market is VFM’s only…

CHEF ALEX CHEN TAKES TOP SPOT

THE MIDAS TOUCH: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR CHEF ALEX CHEN TAKES TOP SPOT AT 10th ANNUAL GOLD MEDAL PLATES COMPETITION IN VICTORIA Pairing of Local Pork Terrine with Foxtrot Vineyards’ Pinot Noir Earns Chef Coveted Title as BC Representative at The Canadian Culinary Championships in Kelowna   Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Executive Chef Alex Chen set…

Welcome to Singletree this winter!

 Singletree Winery Warms up your Holiday Season Taste their Fraser Valley wine and get cozy at seasonal community events Wine lovers have a chance to taste local wine and stock up for gifting and entertaining this holiday season, at three upcoming events. Singletree Winery, the newest, small, family-owned and operated agri-business in Abbotsford, is pouring…

Lights of Hope

Enjoy a night of holiday fashion, entertaining tips and special savings at the Lights of Hope charity shopping event to benefit the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation at Hudson’s Bay Vancouver Downtown on Thursday, November 26 from 6-9 p.m. Join celebrity stylist and TV personality Brad Goreski, renowned chef David Hawksworth, and internationally acclaimed bartender Lauren…

Save the dates:

Tourism Vancouver Dine Out Festival and Vancouver Foodster presents Save the dates: January 16, 2016 — Gastown Dine Out Brunch Crawl January 17, 2016 — Olympic Village Dine Out Brunch Crawl January 23, 2016 — Downtown Vancouver Dine Out Brunch Crawl January 24, 2016 — North Van Dine Out Brunch Crawl January 30, 2016 —…

West Coast Christmas Show

West Coast Christmas Show Set to Launch a Fun Filled Weekend   One of Canada’s leading holiday season shows, the 8th annual West Coast Christmas Show & Artisan Marketplace, launches this weekend, November 20, 21, and 22, 2015 at the TRADEX Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford with over 200 vendors, half of them artisans, with thousands of items for gift…