TASTE OF TULALIP ALL-AMERICAN MASH UP

  A Night of Sipping the Most Sought-After & Unrivaled American Whiskies   Tulalip Resort Casino Sommelier Tom Thompson invites whiskey worshipers and novices to come tasting with him at 6 pm on Friday, August 25 at The Draft Sports Bar and Grill Patio for his first annual Taste of Tulalip All-American Mash Up. It’s…

Vancouverites Don their Finest for the 9th Annual Deighton Cup

  Vancouver’s Deighton Cup has grown from a small group birthday celebration to over 4,000 people strolling the promenade at Hastings Racecourse. “Gassy Jack” Deighton, for whom the race is named, would not recognize the sophistication that abounds. Instead of whiskey shots, red champagne flutes and bottles of $150 Piper-Heidsieck were carried around like water…

5th Annual Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockey Competition Finds New Home at Reflections

  Nine years ago, Parade Agency owner and former punk-rock guitarist Dax Droski co-founded the Deighton Cup as a unique 27th birthday party/present for himself and from that, the very successful Annual Deighton Cup event at Hastings Park has grown. Fellow co-founders Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve from The Social Concierge probably didn’t envision an event…

Villa Eyrie’s Summit Restaurant amongst enRoute’s 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada nominees

  The ballots are out and Vancouver Island’s Summit Restaurant at Villa Eyrie Resort (600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat) is honoured to be amongst 30 top nominees for enRoute’s coveted 2017 Best New Restaurants in Canada list. The 2,500 square feet, the 80-seat hyper local restaurant is known to deliver West Coast, Italian-inspired coastal cuisine overlooking…

Long Table Dinner at The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar August 16

  Once a month, H2 Rotisserie & Bar set up a 30-seat long table on its beautiful garden terrace and offers guests a five-course dinner, showcasing regional and seasonal ingredients, paired perfectly with select BC wines. On Wednesday, August 16, the Long Table Dinner will feature wines from Okanagan Falls’ Synchromesh, which specializes in Riesling,…

Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

  The Summer Rosé Edition 2016 Rosé (Skaha Vineyard) Kraze Legz Kaleden, BC $19.85 Made from Merlot, this wine is pale salmon coloured with medium-light intensity. Red fruit jumps out of the glass – wild strawberries, Rainer cherries, rhubarb and watermelon. Well balanced with good mouthfeel. The flavours follow the nose. A medium-plus finish. This…

Wines of South Africa: Creating the Blend

  The South African wine industry has come a long way since 1994, with inclusivity, upliftment and growth at the forefront. While there is still much to be done, we recognize the many entities that consistently aid the well-being and positive growth of the 291,000 people employed within our industry.   Wines of South Africa…

Ballet BC’s ‘Babylon’ Comes Into Bloom

  Internationally Acclaimed Dance Company teams up with The Social Concierge for its second year to create an enchanted garden at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza   Ballet BC and The Social Concierge are proud to announce their 2nd spectacular cultural collaboration of Babylon, taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza on Saturday, August 12, from 6pm to 10pm.   A…

Vancouver Gets Crafty at the Summer’s Most Engaging Festival 

  Watch & Learn showcases Vancouver’s vibrant arts & culture community August 19 & 20, 2017   Interact with Vancouver’s most talented artists, makers, performers, designers, and creatives at the city’s first Watch & Learn celebration: a Vancouver maker festival taking place August 19 and 20, 2017. Presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres, Watch & Learn…

ALL THE WAY FROM GAME SHOW HIATUS, GRAHAM CLARK’S “THE QUIZ SHOW” RETURNS TO VANCOUVER 

    SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT THE FOX CABARET AT 8:00pm  Tickets on sale now    One of Canada’s comedic treasures, Graham Clark, and co-producer Chris Bentzen are pleased to announce the return of “The Quiz Show” on Saturday, September 9 at The Fox Cabaret at 8:00pm. A live hybrid of American game show and…

TIFFANY & CO. CELEBRATES INDIVIDUAL STYLE IN FALL 2017 CAMPAIGN

  Featuring Janelle Monáe, Elle Fanning, Zoë Kravitz, Annie Clark, Cameron Russell and David Hallberg Tiffany & Co. announced its fall 2017 advertising campaign, “There’s Only One,” celebrating the power of individuality and self-expression. The campaign brings together six personalities from diverse disciplines, each chosen for their singular style, personal strength and imaginative vision. “Tiffany…

Theatre Under the Stars Proudly Announces Week-Long Hold Over of Critically Acclaimed 2017 Season

    Seven performances added in fourth official extension in TUTS’ 70+ year history   Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) hit productions of Mary Poppins & The Drowsy Chaperone will extend their runs by one week. With seven newly added performances, audiences can now see these high-flying adventures at Stanley Park’s…

OPUS Hotel unveils artist Cathy High’s new Love Me exterior art installation 

  Boutique Yaletown hotel celebrates 15th anniversary with local artists and brands   OPUS Hotel Vancouver celebrates its 15th anniversary with a new external art wall piece ‘Love Me’ by local artist Cathy High, as part of a continuing Opus Loves Local community-based initiative. High wanted to use OPUS Hotel’s exterior wall to bring some love…