Social Bites and Cressey Development Group team up to bring together diners in support of local charities

Vancouver Hobby Chefs Open their Homes to Diners and Charities for the return of #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey Social Bites announces the return of #dinnerpartyYVR presented by Cressey, the charitable cooking event where 30 hobby chefs open their homes to local diners for a home cooked meal, all in the name of charity. On Saturday, April 5th,…

CONTEST Win 2 tickets to MINORU CHAPEL OPERA

City of Richmond presents Minoru Chapel Opera Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances Giveaway: Two tickets to either the 2:00 pm or 7:00 pm Wednesday, April 2 performance will be given away to one lucky winner. Enter here Vancouver Opera returns to showcase two operas seldom seen or heard: Iphigénie en Tauride by…

Vote for your favourite Macaron flavour at Bel Café

  What’s better than a Bel Café “confetti like” macaron? How about a $25. gift certificate you can use at Bel Café. You can use the gift certificate for any of their yummy gourmet bites and tastes or use the gift certificate to buy more macarons! On March 20th Bel Café celebrates the great French macaron. Bel Café whips up…

AUTO SHOW TO AUCTION ’66 MUSTANG FOR CHARITY

  INCREDIBLE, ONE-OF-A-KIND 1966 MUSTANG TO BE AUCTIONED OFF FOR CHARITY AT THE AUTO SHOW For the first time in the history of the Vancouver International Auto Show, car enthusiasts will not only have a chance to check out the hottest new cars, trucks and SUVs, but will also have the unique opportunity to drive…

Burrowing Owl Wines Featured at Seasons in the Park Dinner

  Seasons in the Park is pleased to announce that it will host a dinner featuring the wines of BC’s illustrious Burrowing Owl Estate Winery. On Tuesday,March 18, 2014, guests will enjoy sumptuous Pacific Northwest cuisine paired with premium wines from the South Okanagan favourite. Seasons in the Park’s Executive Chef Peter Isacu has designed a five-course menu that…

BC Winery Creates Canada’s First Uncooked Kosher Wine

  Summerhill Releases ‘Tiferet’ – An’Uncooked’ Organic Kosher Wine   A note from winery CEO, Ezra Cipes:  “The desire to share a great wine with my dear friend Rabbi Shmuly Hecht was the original inspiration to create Tiferet. Rabbi Shmuly would invite me over to taste these kosher wines which had all been cooked. In…

Seventh Annual Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup

  Record attendance, new Sponsors, Snow-bunny activities, great after-parties and super snow conditions announced for Seventh annual Winemakers Cup News Flash on the 7th Annual Winemaker’s Cup The organizers of the Cellar-Tek Winemakers Cup announced today additional details for the seventh annual festival. The Festival was created and organized as a non profit partnership between Cellar-Tek, Black…

Vancouver Opera at Minoru Chapel : Scenes Rarely Seen

  City of Richmond presents Minoru Chapel Opera Wednesday, April 2, 2014 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. performances Vancouver Opera returns to showcase two operas seldom seen or heard: Iphigénie en Tauride by Gluck, and Savitri, by Holst, two mythical stories connected by compelling themes of life and death. Based on Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedy, Iphigénie en…

Richmond Cultural Centre presents Ga Ting (family)

  Dramatic play exploring family, love and mortality premieres at the Richmond Cultural Centre Ga Ting (Family)—a theatrical play featuring a complex cultural and inter-generational exploration on themes of family, love, and mortality—will premiere at the Richmond Cultural Centre’s Performance Hall with a preview on March 20 and 21 and an opening night on March 22 until the March…

The Power Of Asking Makes Penguins Fly

  To Our Fellow dreamers!    MEET THE AUTHOR   I’m a Berlin bred and Vancouver based children’s book author who published her first book Our Canadian Love Story in 2013. This year I have a new book: Pom Pom –  A Flightless Bully Tale.    I believe every day should be anti-bullying day. Many bullying causes have found…

Wine Tour de France trade tasting

    Last Thursday morning, I went on a journey to France which I didn’t want to come to an end. To be more specific, I attended the Wine Tour de France, a trade only event part of the 36th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival. Over a period of two hours, panel representatives from 12…

French Wines compliment Curtain Raiser

  This was an opportunity to taste and savour an excellent selection of French wines paired with small bites in a festive atmosphere. The Curtain Raiser is held in an attractive second floor banquet space featuring an expansive wall of windows that overlook the massive lobby below.   A prelude to the first public tasting…

Bicycling, too cold? you can still have fun

I hopped on my bike and went to my local store for my favourite 100 grams of Swiss chocolate.  Yikes it’s cold outside.  I zipped home so fast, the garage door was sill closing. I snuggled on the couch with a cup of tea, blankets to watch a movie I have been wanting to for…