CONTEST – CHAPEL IN THE PARK Minoru Chapel Opera

 We are offering two pairs of tickets for each performance. Here are the details of how to enter: Leave a comment on our Facebook page telling us why you would like to win and using the has tag #MinoruChapelOpera Follow us on Facebook. For a bonus entry follow @myvancity and @Richmond_BC and RT using #MinoruChapelOpera The City of…

BC Distilled Raises the Bar in 2015 

British Columbia’s Premier Micro-Distillery Festival Returns April 18, 2015  BC Distilled 2014 at CBC Studios. Rick Chung Photo. After a sold out inaugural event in 2014, BC Distilled returns to Vancouver for another round. With more vendors and a second event time added, BC Distilled is bigger and better than before.    On Saturday, April 18, 2015, twenty-two of…

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…

VINEXPO 2015: Main Trends in Canadian Wine and Spirits Market Revealed

The Story:Vinexpo revealed today the highly-anticipated results of its 12th study of the World Wine and Spirits Market with an Outlook to 2018, conducted by British agency International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR).Global consumption of still and sparkling wines rose by 2.7 per cent between 2009 and 2013 to reach 2.648 billion 9-litre cases, the equivalent of more than…

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews

2011 Chardonnay (McLean Creek Vineyard) Meyer Family Okanagan Falls, BC $26.09 Silver Medal Lemon yellow in colour with medium intensity. Toast, butter, apple and citrus on the nose. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. Varietal character on the palate and a medium-long finish.     2010 Chianti Rufina (Sangiovese) Frescobaldi Nipozzano Riserva Italy $24.99 Bronze Medal…

The Green Mama: An Interview at The Wellness Show Vancouver

This past weekend marked the 23rd anniversary of The Wellness Show Vancouver, a high-energy event that emphasizes healthy living and kindness to oneself, each other, and the environment. Pre-convention, I was given the fabulous opportunity to discuss ways to keep our kids healthy with The Green Mama, Manda Aufochs Gillespie, who presented a workshop on the Saturday…

We Are One: 3rd Annual Woman2Warrior Presented by Subway Invites Women to Band Together for Easter Seals

  We are One: 3rd annual Woman2Warrior presented by Subway invites women to band together for Easter Seals  Registration now open for Vancouver’s only women’s charity obstacle adventure race The British Columbia Lions Society for Children with Disabilities is uniting women from across the province as they register for the 3rd annual Woman2Warrior presented by Subway, happening Sunday, May 24. The women’s-only…

Japan’s Longest-Standing Butoh Ensemble  Makes Canadian Debut at VIDF

Dairakudakan performs otherworldly spectacle in Canadian premiere of  Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect In an otherworldly fusion of butoh and theatre, the Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) proudly presents the Canadian premiere of renowned Japanese ensemble Dairakudakan in Mushi no Hoshi – Space Insect, on stage March 20 & 21, 2015 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Under the direction of award-winning Choreographer Akaji Maro,…

DEVOUR – eat, drink, and be social.

Kelowna foodies have eagerly marked their social calendars for March 7 as Kelowna’s highly anticipated decadent social night-out DEVOUR returns! The event’s promoter, Social Magnet Productions, market DEVOUR as, a culinary showcase for social foodies, featuring the Okanagan’s best chefs, mixologists, winemakers, master distillers, brew masters and purveyors of fine food and drink in a…

Sweet Wishes for a Lucky Year from L’Epicerie Gourmande

L’Epicerie Gourmande Granville Island Public Market 1689 Johnston Street Vancouver, BC  Canada V6H 3R9 Hours Open 7 days a week: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Contact Phone: 604-653-7317 T: @LepicerieGourm Email / Website / Facebook GIVE THE GIFT OF A LUCKY YEAR With Valentine’s just passed, L’Epicerie Gourmande’s owner Chef David Izquierdo has turned his creativity to celebrating the next major holiday…

Commercial Drive #BrunchCrawlYVR

Commercial Drive Brunch Crawl When’s the last time you spent a day strolling along Commercial Drive? From Venables, south to 12th Avenue, there are a plethora of funky shops and eateries. You could spend a month eating your way around the world with restaurants featuring cuisine from Mexico, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Jamaica and Italy to…

Isn’t It Romantic…Not

Okay here we go, one of the most dreaded days on the calendar is here – February 14th. That’s right Valentine’s Day. This is an article I wrote and published two years ago that I thought was worth recycling. Historically Saint Valentine was said to be a Saint from the 3rd century who practiced the sacrament of…

Australia’s coming to Vancouver!

There’s no more enjoyable week for a  wine lover than the annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Where else can you try so many wines, share so many tips, pick up the hot buzz and make new wine friends? This year’s festival celebrates the wines of Australia. With that in mind I’m recommending you warm up for…

La Pentola Famiglia Supper Series, February 22

Take a Trip to the Butcher with La Pentola’s Famiglia Supper Series Who: Inspired by eighth-generation butcher Dario Cecchini, whose shop in Panzano draws crowds from all over the world, Northern Italian restaurant La Pentola has collaborated with Windsor Meats to create sumptuous dishes reflective of a visit to the neighborhood butcher.What: Hosted by Chef Lucais Syme, La Pentola invites you to experience the first Famiglia Supper…

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,…