Bike to Work Week May 26 – June 1

May 26 – June 1 2014 is Bike to Work Week Hub bike to work week is fun, encourages people to bike to work and reduces the number of cars on the road. Register at Register before May 15 and be eligible to win a Sahn Helmet and a set of funky Monkeylectric lights. Once…

A late dinner at Cactus Club

A friend from Ottawa was in town for a meeting, so we met downtown at his hotel and went for a walk along English Bay to Third Beach in Stanley Park.  Then we headed back via Lost Lagoon and Robson Street.  We were debating where to eat and passed by Earl’s and Milestones looking for…

YVR BLOGGERS Meetup Thursday, May 15

7 Steps To Monetizing Your Blog Without Any Products of Your Own   At our last YVR Bloggers event, we did a survey asking you what topics you would like to hear about at our upcoming events. The top 3 topics from the survey were: Building Your Readership, Marketing Your Blog & Monetizing Your Blog! So, we are happy…

Winemaker for a Day at Township 7

Awaiting us on the crush pad of Township 7 Winery (Naramata location) was a draped long table with a tidy arrangement of glasses, spittoon, pens, and charts amid oak barrels and steel tanks. Most of all what awaited was an unique opportunity to gain some insight into the winemaking of Bradley Cooper. We had received…

Vancouver Foodster – Burger Palooza

Okay so this was one fun event, despite the horrible weather. One month’s worth of rain in one day! That did not discourage all the keen burger lovers from participating in the Burger Palooza event last Sunday. Starting with the emailed instructions that suggest you eat a light breakfast – well if you consider a…

Love

The heart is an organ of fire. A beautiful line from a beautiful book by Michael Ondaatje. And speaks to the (most often) inconvenience of love (as does the story from which it comes The English Patient). Love is neither convenient, nor is it predictable – or always fair, but it is a gift. Quite…

Pedalheads BC Bicycle Fun for Children

A great way for kids to learn how to safely ride a bicycle. At www.pedalheads.com/britishcolumbia/vancouver-centre They have a delightful philosophy of building self confidence. Watching them progress to group rides around the neighbourhood is just fantastic. They have different programs to choose from depending on your child’s age and skill level. Teaching them to obey…

The Crème Brulee Indulgence

I’m a full-fledged dessert fan! In terms of “sweet tooth”, I have a mouthful.  My sweet selections do not limit to any style or flavour,  and no particular ethnic choices either. From Tiramisu, Crepe Suzette, Crumble to Chinese Rice Pudding or sweet soup, I seldom say no! There is a problem though, after tasting numerous…

Mother’s Day Sunday, May 11

Cibo Trattoria invites you to celebrate the love and gratitude you have for your mom with a special Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and tasting menu   This Mother’s Day, Cibo Trattoria will mark the special occasion with Solo per te… (“Just for you…”) brunch and dinner celebrations that include complimentary flowers for all Moms in attendance.From 7 a.m. –…

A Mother’s Day Treat at La Pentola della Quercia

La Pentola della Quercia’s new brunch menu has officially launched and it’s just in time for Mother’s Day! Join La Pentola for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 11th for a memorable brunch from award-winning Chef Lucais Syme. Enjoy one of the many signature brunch items including pancetta and porcini mushroom eggs benny and pancakes with maple syrup ice cream. As a special Mother’s Day treat, all moms will be served a complimentary mimosa…

Quails’ Gate Winery awards

Once again British Columbia’s Quails’ Gate Winery has earned international accolades for its world-class wines. At the recent Pacific Rim Wine Competition, three of the winery’s varietals earned Gold medals while two also received the distinction of Best in Class.   Awarded Best in Class & Gold Quails’ Gate 2012 Chenin Blanc·      …

Collector Car Show & Auction June 21-22

SHOW OFF YOUR VINTAGE RIDE AT NO COST AT THE  VANCOUVER COLLECTOR CAR SHOW & AUCTION, JUNE 21 + 22 Calling all car clubs, vintage collectors, and all-around auto enthusiasts: shine up your ride and show it off at the second annual Vancouver Collector Car Show & Auction. Taking placeJune 21 + 22, 2014 at the PNE Fairgrounds,…

“Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour May 23-24

Olympian Kelsey Serwa & other Okanagan Winemakers join the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling Tour of the South Okanagan May 23-24 weekend, based out of Black Hills Estate Winery The organizers of the “Ride with a Winemaker” Cycling weekend are pleased to announce that Kelsey Serwa, the Silver Medal winner in the Sochi Olympics Ladies Skier-cross,…

A California Conundrum Worth Tasting

Last week in Vancouver was the California Wine Fair, which comes every year at this time, with proceeds to support the Arts Club Theatre Company.  It is always interesting to try the big California Cabernets and Chardonnays that they are famous for, but there are also Pinot Noir, sparkling wines, and blends that should not…