La Pentola Famiglia Supper Series

The How, What, Why, When and Where   What :: On Sunday July 27th, join La Pentola della Quercia at 6:00pm to dine alla famiglia style at a communal table with your neighbours and friends. Experience the Mediterranean as La Pentola takes you on a journey through Sicily with the July Famiglia Supper Series, hosted by Chef Lucais Syme…

A Quick Sangria Recipe for a Hot Summer Day

It’s summer time, hot, and hard to be productive.  Don’t you agree?  Sipping a nice refreshing Sangria on your patio would be a great way to spend the afternoon.  I recently went to Spain and enjoyed some Sangria at a restaurant there.  Back in Vancouver, the pitcher can be filled with slices of oranges, lemons,…

Letting Go

  “We need to let go of the brick walls that form a prison around our mind.”   This is something I read recently which led me to write this, as it’s something that seems to be coming up a lot lately in my everyday conversations; people appear to be so afraid of letting go…

LA STELLA SIP & SAVOUR

AN EXCLUSIVE WINE CLUB EVENT Friday, July 18th  |  3-6pm A complimentary afternoon of delectable Okanagan bites and wine held on our sun-drenched patio with views of Osoyoos Lake and our rolling vineyards.This is a Club member’s exclusive event, one of four (or more) events we hold for our most cherished wine enthusiast followers.Interested in joining…

Hawkers Market: Main Streat Food Party

Vancouver is known for a few major things like…food and expensive real estate. It never ceases to amaze me at how everyone in this city is obsessed about food and willing to try new and fun things. What is the Hawkers Market you ask? It’s an opportunity for local food entrepreneurs to introduce their businesses…

The legendary CLAUDE MONTANA

In 1976 the handsome #CLAUDEMONTANA hit the stage.  Without any fashion design schooling whatsoever, he took sexy #leathers, glamorous furs with a mix of #punk, the #NewYork and #London scene to create a line of clothes.  With such extreme fashion combinations he remarkably produced a look that changed fashion forever. His first show indicated how…

FARMCITY FRESH CART ROLLS OUT ACROSS GREATER VANCOUVER TODAY

 Innovative Open-Air Urban Grocery Cart Showcases Local, Farm-Fresh Produce, Wares Beginning today, the freshness of the farm comes direct to the city as FarmCity Fresh Cart makes its debut on the streets of downtown Vancouver and New Westminster. FarmCity Fresh Cart — a partnership between Re-Up BBQ and FarmCity Co-op (24 Avenue Farm, Barefoot Farms, Cherry Lane Farm, Earth Apple Farm, Farmers on 57th,…

Bienvenuti Barbara Tamburini!

  Recently I attended a special evening of wine tasting at Hellam Vineyard, a popular wine store and wine bar in La Conner, Washington.   It was a very special wine tasting with Italian winemaker Barbara Tamburini arriving fresh on the heels of ten days at the Kapalua Wine Festival which was preceded by three days of…

BC Wine Institute’s BC Wine Industry Recognition Award

  Cedar Creek Estate Winery founder, Senator Ross Fitzpatrick, was honoured in Kelowna Tuesday with the BC Wine Institute’s BC Wine Industry Recognition Award.     “The Senator exemplifies the intent of the award, which was created to recognize those who have helped to develop the wine industry in our province,” says BC Wine Institute Chair, Josie Tyabji…

Hey, Hey, Gamay

  If you are fan of Pinot Noir (and if you’re not, you should be) you should try Gamay Noir wines.  It is safe to say that Gamay has not gotten the recognition it deserves.  Wines labeled PTG (Passe-Tout-Grains) are a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.  Gamay Noir is the smooth, fruity, juicy grape…

La Dolce Vita – Once upon a time

  “It’s always about the story,” Sal D’Angelo agreed. We were talking about a book project I have going, my pal Sal and I, when I stopped in to pick up a case of Sal’s excellent wine at his Naramata tasting room.   “Did I ever tell you the story about how I discovered ML?”…

TIFFANY & CO. INTRODUCES A COLOURFUL ADDITION TO PALOMA’S SUGAR STACKS

  Known for creating jewelled masterpieces, exclusive Tiffany designer Paloma Picasso adds to her vibrant ring collection, Paloma’s Sugar Stacks, with pavé gemstones that are as big and luscious as the cabochon gems that launched the collection. Paloma’s Sugar Stacks include her favourite gemstones: amethyst, blue and pink sapphires, rose quartz and blue topaz. Tiffany…

Michael Jackson- Man Behind The Mirror Book Release

  Man Behind The Mirror explores Michael Jackson’s message to the world, detailing how and why he had become such a powerful enigma in our modern society through his music, live performance, philanthropy and poetry. 2.5 Billion people tuned into Michael Jackson’s funeral, making it the most televised event in history. ‘Michael Jackson – Man…

Introducing Earl’s Test Kitchen

  What will you find at 905 Hornby Street in Vancouver?  Earls Test Kitchen, which just opened in June.  It is the culinary inspiration centre for all of Earl’s sixty-five restaurants throughout North America.   Here, they bring together a collection of world-class chefs to develop new menu items.  If you look at the menus…