SKIMMERHORN Winery & Vineyard

By Lorne Eckersley Have you ever been lucky enough to witness the start of something new? As a resident of the Creston Valley, in the heart of the Kootenays, it has been great fun to witness the emergence of a small wine industry. In subsequent blogs I’ll try not to be quite so focused on…

BC HOME and GARDEN SHOW at BC PLACE

The BC Home and Garden Show is truly a great event that has been helping and inspiring homeowners and gardeners, with and without green thumbs, year after year. This year in February, 2014 the show is going to be even better with experienced, well respected stars of HGTV shows       Bryan Baeumler, star of HGTV’s Leave…

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014

As we come to the end of 2013 I reflect on what an exciting year it was. I am thrilled to be the editor of this new website which transitioned from the Canada Line. I will endeavour to bring you interesting and topical articles of places and events in our great city of Vancouver. So…

DINE OUT VANCOUVER 2014

The 12th Annual Dine Out Vancouver Festival kicks off on January 17, 2014 and runs to February 2, 2014. A list of participating restaurants, their menus and open reservations begin on January 6, 2014 but American Express Card holders can register to be eligible for advanced reservations on January 3, 2014. Restaurants will offer three…

Designer Shopping at VOUS VALET

Elizabeth, owner of the exclusive designer shop Vous Valet in Yaletown, is dedicating to finding and repurposing the most exquisite and eye catching fashions, shoes and accessories. Vous Valet specializes in both current and vintage designer clothing, shoes, and accessories. Recently an inventory of Chanel suits have arrived. All items are one of a kind…

Victoria’s CULINAIRE…it’s all about the food and drink!

Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience offering the opportunity to sample a selection of regional culinary bites and sips. Featured presenters will be from Victoria, Cowichan Valley, and Saltspring Island. www.culinairevictoria.com Two options for this great event 5:00 to 7:15 pm or 7:45 – 10:00 pm on Thursday, March 14, 2104 held at Crystal Gardens 713…

Government supports changes to B.C. liquor laws

The government has announced support for recommendations of the B.C. Liquor Policy Review. December 17, 2013 Drink specials with minimum prices Time limited drink specials “Happy Hour” Order a drink without ordering food Carry your drink between areas of an establishment Clubs, pubs, and Legions to allow children at certain hours All hospitality workers that…

OUR CANADIAN LOVE STORY

The perfect gift for the little one in your life. This delightful children’s story is adorable and isn’t love always in season? A little bit immigration story, a little bit boy meets girl, a little bit multicultural, and a lot about LOVE. Linnie von Sky will be at Edible Canada on Granville Island this Sunday,…

An evening with Alberto Antonini

Last evening a gathering of wine lovers enjoyed the ambience of the Tasting Room at Marquis Wine Cellars at 1034 Davie Street in Vancouver.   It was an opportunity to meet Alberto Antonini one of the 10 Influential Wine Consultants according to thedrinksbusiness.com. Traveling 200 days a year Antonini is the wine consultant for many…

Christmas Giving Ideas from Bel Café

Seven reasons to shop for Christmas at Bel Café 1. Fruit Cake 2. Christmas Stollen 3. Macaron Christmas Tree 4. Buche De Noel 5. Hazelnut Linzer Cookies 6. Spiced Shortbread 7. It’s easy to order! What could be more festive than an edible tree made out of red and white candy cane-flavoured macarons stacked on…

Christmas is…gift giving from LUSSO VERDE

Unique and delicious Christmas shopping at LUSSO VERDE. Traditional and authentic Italian specialties are available for your Christmas gift giving and holiday entertaining.   Enjoy wonderful treats, an assortment of beautiful gift baskets, gorgeous fresh floral arrangements, Amaryllis, and so much more in this adorable shop on 8th Avenue just west of Granville Street. One of…

My favourite nail salon is having a sale!

If you want to be pampered in a comfortable and relaxing environment Spoiled Nail Bar at 1445 West Broadway should be your nail salon destination. Relax in Spoiled Nail Bar’s plush surroundings. Spoiled Nail Bar is clean and modern with the most up to date equipment and experienced technicians to pamper you. Manicures and Pedicures…