The Champagne Tour 2016! Yesterday was an opportunity to taste exceptional wines selected by APVSA. Champagne was the featured wine but there were many more varietals to taste and savour. France Champagne Loire Valley Provence South West Languedoc-Roussillon Rhône Valley Bordeaux Auvergne Spain Tierra De Castilla Priorat, Cava, Conca de Barberà Italy Piedmont Trentino   … Read moreAPVSA JANUARY TOUR – Champagne

Kaya Malay Bistro – a review

Kaya Malay Bistro   Last evening I had the opportunity to join 6 other Bloggers at Kaya Malay Bistro to sample, taste and review their Malaysian fare. Our host, and owner, Scott greeted and welcomed us to his restaurant. After almost twenty years of managing other restaurants such as Banana Leaf and Tamarind it was … Read moreKaya Malay Bistro – a review

Taste of Tulalip – the Grand Taste

The Taste of Tulalip is a culinary festival of food and wine not to be missed and I was thrilled to be there for the coveted event just last month. This is one of my favourites because along with the best wines on offer it’s the food pairings that make it so special.   I … Read moreTaste of Tulalip – the Grand Taste

#WineLover Winter Escape

Whether you’re a life long fan or have never been to Pinot country you will love 3rd Street Flats in Historic McMinnville. From wine touring to fine dining you will find everything for the perfect #WineLover experience in the Yamhill Valley, Oregon. I’ve stayed more than once in the 3rd Street Flats and it is delightful. … Read more#WineLover Winter Escape

Taste of Tulalip Celebration Dinner

“The culinary festival of the year. A food and wine experience filled with extraordinary epicurean treats…Savour an abundant array of spectacular fare from Tulalip’s top notch culinary team lead by Executive Chef Perry Mascitti and sample hand selected pours by award winning Sommelier Tommy Thompson, showcasing wineries from Washington, Oregon, California and around the globe.” … Read moreTaste of Tulalip Celebration Dinner

Cinq à Sept – Prohibition

This winter,  Prohibition invites Vancouverites and visitors to wind down, cozy up and indulge in Cinq à Sept – a new cocktail hour unlike any other in Vancouver. During the time-honoured social gathering – resurrected at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s debonair bar – visitors are encouraged to leave their cares at the door and catch … Read moreCinq à Sept – Prohibition

THE best wine event of 2015

  If you have never been to Taste of Tulalip you are missing out on one fantastic wine tasting experience. I am a #winelover of Washington State wines and at Taste of Tulalp you will have an opportunity to taste the very best that Washington has to offer. “Washington State’s coveted culinary festival of the year.  A … Read moreTHE best wine event of 2015

Enjoy the Christmas Season in Victoria

Fast becoming a family tradition our trips to Victoria to enjoy an early Christmas getaway. For a number of years we would take a mini-cation in September and again in February. Gradually as the family dynamics changed we stopped our twice annual visits only to revive them on an annual basis in 2014. This is … Read moreEnjoy the Christmas Season in Victoria

No donation is ever too small!

Sometimes it feels like you can’t make much of a difference. You may be working hard but you aren’t yet accomplishing your goal. I’ve had my own website now for almost two years. Just about every day I am up at 6 am to schedule my social media posts and for the rest of the … Read moreNo donation is ever too small!