HOW DO I KNOW IF I CAN AFFORD TO BUY REAL ESTATE?

  What can you afford? Before you start looking for a new home, it is important that you become aware of how much you can afford to pay. This knowledge will allow you to spend your valuable time looking productively at home which are within your predetermined price range. You can calculate a relatively accurate figurefor yourself if…

Types of Housing Ownership explained…

  We all have to live somewhere and many of us are interested in home ownership. The maze of types of accommodation has been explained by www.wesellvancouver.ca   Types of Housing Ownership Freehold   A free hold interest (also known as a fee simple) is the more precise term for what we ordinarily refer to as…

California’s Rodney Strong Vineyards – Dinner at Brix

  Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar will showcase Rodney Strong Vineyards  pairing an unforgettable four-course dinner plus reception. A main course featuring three of Rodney Strong’s Sonoma County region award winning single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. Recently named American Winery of the Year by the Wine Enthusiast, Rodney Strong is celebrating 25 year of family ownership.  Winemaker Rick Sayre…

Breaking the Mold of Conventional Business Practices

  GLOBE 2014 to Feature Successful Entrepreneurs who are “Doing Things Differently”   To say their business practices are unconventional would be the understatement of the century, which is why they are the perfect fit for GLOBE’s most inspired conference program to date. Set to take place March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada, GLOBE 2014…

Social Media Camp 2014

  Featuring Tod Maffin, Julien Smith, Melonie Dodaro, April Dunford and more than 50 world-class speakers and trainers. The event kicks off May 1st with early registration, orientation sessions and a huge networking party. Get ready for the 5th annual Social Media Camp, Canada’s largest Social Media event! This year’s theme is “Celebrating Innovation” – and that’s…

La Pentola della Quercia

  Awarded the Silver medal for Best New Restaurant 2013  by Vancouver magazine, La Pentola della Quercia delivers a glorious performance with their Dine Out Vancouver Festival menu.  Chef Lucais Syme hits all the marks with his northern Italian inspired menu, highlighting the diversity of farm to table ingredients that discerning Vancouver diners have come to…

Give Grenache A Chance

When someone asks if you like red wine, what do you think of?  French Bordeaux? Australian Shiraz? Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon? Argentinean Malbec? What about Grenache? Grenache is a red grape variety of note from the Rhone Valley (as well as Spain where it is known as Garnacha), that has spread across the world.  You…

VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW

Final 3 Days – Then the Summer Preview Ends! Gilligan’s Island castaway “Mary Ann Summers” extends her stay & Robin Sather starts his LEGO build! Only three days left of the Vancouver International Boat Show! Come take in the last days of the Show, which includes over 250 exhibitors, a fantastic line up of speakers,…

Chopping Block – Urban Fare and 102.7 The Peak

BC Home + Garden Show announces a high-stakes cooking competition. Are you the “king of the kitchen” or a “gifted gourmet”? The hunt for the city’s top home chef starts today!   The BC Home + Garden Show, Western Canada’s most trusted resource for real advice, real inspiration and real experts, today announced Chopping Block, a high-stakes culinary competition…

VANCOUVER MOTORCYCLE SHOW OPENS TODAY

BC’S MINISTER OF FINANCE TO KICK OFF THE SHOW ON A 2014 HARLEY DAVIDSON   The 2014 Vancouver Motorcycle Show kicks off at TRADEX in Abbotsford at10:00am today with a special grand opening “ride and ribbon cutting” featuring BC Minister of Finance, Honourable Michael de Jong on the all new 2014 Harley Davidson Softail Classic.The world’s top motorcycle manufacturers have rolled into TRADEX…

Are you Dining Out yet?

No matter how busy we are these two weeks, checking out a few of the 263 restaurants on the Dine Out Vancouver Festival 2014 list is a must! I’m quite sure many of you have already started the Dine Out fanatic and probably sharing tips and reviews amongst friends. Well, here’s mine. Restaurants: 3 of…

Meyer Family Vineyards Winemakers Dinner at Forage

  What a fantastic evening filled with award winning wines and sumptuous food; a sold out event and no wonder! Chef Chris Whittaker paired his delicious local and sustainably farmed dishes with JAK Meyer’s consistently elegant Wines. After a short introduction by both men, the first course and flight of wines were presented and it…

Bistro 101 DINE OUT VANCOUVER FESTIVAL

  Last evening I ventured down to Granville Island and the Institute of Culinary Arts restaurant BISTRO 101. Bistro 101 is one of over 260 restaurants participating in Dine Out Vancouver Festival and most likely at $18. for three courses the best value for dinner. Bistro 101 is training ground for the students of PICA…

Laughing Stock Vineyard’s Portfolio Futures

  Portfolio Futures 2012 – 10th Vintage Laughing Stock’s Last ‘Public Offering’ of Futures Laughing Stock Vineyards is pleased to announce that the Futures Offering for Portfolio 2012 will be available as of February 1st, 2014.  This vintage release is particularly noteworthy as it’s the 10th vintage release of Portfolio, our flagship Bordeaux inspired blend.  As well, this Futures release…

BLIND TASTING CHALLENGE event VanWineFest

  The Blind Tasting Challenge is a Trade event that is also open to the public. Trade professionals, servers, chefs, and sommeliers compete head to head with the consumer. The Blind Tasting Challenge is sponsored by the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in partnership with Mark Anthony Brands. Blind Tasting Challenge was created to provide…

SONOMA IN THE CITY and Lake Sonoma Winery

  Sonoma County Vintners is pleased to add Lake Sonoma Winery to the line-up of wineries participating in Sonoma in the City – Vancouver on Wednesday, February 5 2014. Lake Sonoma Winery, recently launched in Western Canada and has a deep British Columbia connection: it is owned by West Coast Wine Partners (WCWP), a partnership between the Quails’…