VIFF – THE “DOCS”

VIFF – the “Docs” “Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable”   The Vancouver International Film Festival 2018 is in full swing, providing movie lovers with a veritable gold mine of films to see every morning, afternoon and evening from now through October 12th. Contemporary World Cinema (including a special focus on both France and Italy),…

GIVEAWAY Playland’s Fright Nights

Halloween’s most anticipated event runs from October 5th to October 31st  Playland GIVEAWAY    Fright Nights – Western Canada’s scariest haunt – is back at Playland on select nights from October 5 – 31. With eight haunted houses, including the newest haunted house, The Bloodshed, it promises to be the scariest event you attend this…

DECADE OF ABURI Aburi sushi pioneer Miku celebrates 10 years with anniversary tasting menu

Aburi sushi pioneer Miku celebrates 10 years with anniversary tasting menu In 2008, restaurateur Seigo Nakamura opened Miku in its original West Pender location with a goal to reinvent modern Japanese in Vancouver. Now a decade later, aburi sushi pioneer Miku (70-200 Granville Street) celebrates 10 years with a special anniversary Kaiseki tasting menu. From…

Coffee with a Kick: DIY Coffee Cocktails this International Coffee Day

Celebrating the Nations Favourite Beverage with an Alcohol Twist! Canada Loves Coffee   According to the Coffee Association of Canada, the Canadian coffee industry is worth a staggering $6.2 billion, supports over a huge 170,000 jobs and imports from over 30 developing countries. Additionally, two thirds of adult Canadians enjoy at least one cup of…

Touchstone Theatre’s Kill Me Now – Vancouver Premiere

Brad Fraser’s Powerful Black Comedy Kill Me Now  Receives Vancouver Premiere from Touchstone Theatre  Firehall Arts Centre (280 E. Cordova) October 13 – 27, 2018 (Previews October 13 at 8pm, October 14 at 3pm, October 16 at 7pm) Opening: October 17 @ 8pm www.touchstonetheatre.com Five years since its Canadian premiere at Edmonton’s Workshop West Theatre, with subsequent celebrated…

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…

A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects

Lawren Harris –  “Tamarack Swamp, Algoma”   Vancouver Art Gallery “A Curator’s View: Ian Thom Selects” The Vancouver Art Gallery’s newest exhibition features 90 works of art from the Gallery’s permanent collection. Chosen from among the nearly 12 000 pieces owned by the VAG, the show includes an eclectic variety of historical and contemporary paintings,…

Milano Roasters Brings Award-Winning Coffees to Victoria, British Columbia with Opening of New Cafe on Government Street

Vancouver-based Milano Roasters bring their award-winning coffee innovation to the province’s capital with the opening of Milano Roasters on Government Street. This bright and beautifully designed corner cafe boasts comfortable seating and a spacious outdoor patio for sunny Victoria days. Milano’s Victoria cafe also offers daily sandwiches and serves baked goods from local artisan suppliers. The opening…

Savour the Sun: December 7-9, 2018

Oliver Osoyoos Winery Association partners with Sun Peaks Resort for a weekend of wine, food and ski Enjoy a weekend of food, wine and winter adventure at Sun Peaks Resort with the first annual Savour the Sun festival, taking place December 7-9, 2018. A partnership between Oliver Osoyoos Winery Country and Sun Peaks Resort, the…

VIFF – Films To Consider Seeing

Vancouver International Film Festival As the 37th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival draws closer, we will be featuring some short reviews of films that movie buffs will want to add to their “must see” list. “The Heiresses” Already critically acclaimed in several countries, “The Heiresses”, a film from Paraguay, will have its Canadian Premiere during…

Canada’s Premier Luxury Lifestyle and Automotive Weekend Event Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9, 2018

Luxury & Supercar Weekend 2018  Spanning all 17 acres of VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver from 11am to 5pm each day RECEIVE 20% OFF SITE-WIDE VIP ADULT ADMISSION TICKET WITH PROMO CODE:  LSWMAIL Online discount expires on September 7th. purchase T I C K E T S online Bugatti Chiron $4.3 Million First public showing in Canada of this Bugatti…

Genesis

Wow.  Just wow. Normally, I just write articles about wine, but I am also smart enough to act when other opportunities knock. And opportunity did knock when I got an email from Jennifer Friesen, of Genesis Richmond, inviting me to a Genesis G70 Driving Experience. I drove out to the BC Driving Centre near the…

Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockeys Took on Classic Punch – and Blew Everyone Away

The Deighton Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary this year – but that wasn’t the only milestone surrounding this prestigious event. It was also the sixth anniversary of the much-loved and highly popular Cocktail Jockey Mixologists Competition, hosted again by Cocktail Jockey Director Alex Black and The Social Concierge’s Tyson Villeneuve. And this year, 10 of BC’s most…