Holiday at Bel Cafe review by @berryshine

  Halloween is just around the corner but Christmas cannot come any sooner. To feed my excitement for Christmas, Bel Cafe invited a few of us to their holiday treat sampler. Chef Wayne Kozinko has made some fantastic holiday items, which are wonderful treats for yourself or gifts for those you love! We were greeted … Read moreHoliday at Bel Cafe review by @berryshine

La Stella Winery joins Chef Lucais Syme and the La Pentola Restaurant team for a winery dinner

  La Stella Winery joins Chef Lucais Syme and the La Pentola Restaurant team for a winery dinner It will surely be a Symphony for the Senses. A 5-course menu designed by Award Winning Chef Lucais Syme will pair perfectly with La Stella’s 5 wines. La Pentola is located in Vancouver’s only 4-star boutique hotel … Read moreLa Stella Winery joins Chef Lucais Syme and the La Pentola Restaurant team for a winery dinner

THE WEST COAST WOMEN’S SHOW RETURNS TO TRADEX IN ABBOTSFORD OCTOBER 24, 25, 26

GET MOTIVATED AT THE ULTIMATE GIRL’S WEEKEND THE WEST COAST WOMEN’S SHOW RETURNS TO TRADEX IN ABBOTSFORD OCTOBER 24, 25, 26 Friday, October 24 from 1 pm to 10 pm Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 9 pm Sunday, October 26 from 11 am to 5:30 pm The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend is happening next … Read moreTHE WEST COAST WOMEN’S SHOW RETURNS TO TRADEX IN ABBOTSFORD OCTOBER 24, 25, 26

Holiday Shopping, Culinary Presentations and The North Pole at the 7th West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace

  One of Canada’s leading holiday season shows, the West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace, returns for its seventh year on November 21, 22, and 23, 2014 at the TRADEX Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, B.C. The West Coast Christmas Show brings together holiday gifts from around the world, jewelry and accessories, toys, specialty … Read moreHoliday Shopping, Culinary Presentations and The North Pole at the 7th West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace

SIXTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TULALIP TICKETS ON SALE

  Award Winning Wine and Food Weekend available for purchase through Ticketmaster   “Buy early; get in,” says Tulalip Resort Casino President/COO Ken Kettler.  He is referring to the line of disappointed Taste of Tulalip fans that were unable to enjoy the award-winning November weekend of wine, food and tradition, as the 2013 event sold out. … Read moreSIXTH ANNUAL TASTE OF TULALIP TICKETS ON SALE

Tasting Plates in Yaletown

    The Yaletown iteration of Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates took place on Wednesday night, highlighting some incredible local eateries and their speciality menu items. It was chaotic at the event registration … as many of the Tasting Plates participants arrived at roughly the same time.     To help avoid the congestion, I grabbed my … Read moreTasting Plates in Yaletown

Artist Amelia Alcock-White Launches Fourth Solo Exhibition “Solitudes”

  Petley Jones Gallery is pleased to present Solitudes, a solo exhibition of new work by Amelia Alcock-White. Art lovers and enthusiasts are invited to the exhibition opening on October 23 for an exceptional evening of fine art, a book release, live music and a chance to meet the artist. Amelia Alcock-White’s latest collection of aquatic landscapes depicts … Read moreArtist Amelia Alcock-White Launches Fourth Solo Exhibition “Solitudes”

Legend Distilling Tasting Event at The Refinery October 16

  Legend has it… that small batch spirits are coming to Vancouver! Join us October 16th at The Refinery to sample this Naramata Distillery’s best custom cocktails and handmade spirits. On the Menu // DOCTOR’S ORDERS | GIN Lavender Martini ft. Forest Green Man Lavender SHADOW IN THE LAKE | VODKA Sweet tea ft. fresh … Read moreLegend Distilling Tasting Event at The Refinery October 16

Coastal Black Winery hosts Pumpkin Fest 2014

  Celebrating Thanksgiving weekend with family this year included a trip to Coastal Black Winery for Pumpkin Fest. I hadn’t been to Coastal Black since the inaugural Flavours event in September, 2012 so I was quite taken by how much work has been done at the farm. Good thing too because with the number of … Read moreCoastal Black Winery hosts Pumpkin Fest 2014

SFU Public Square – Community Summit 

  In October 2014, SFU Public Square 2014 will host our annual Community Summit – this year on the theme of Innovation: The Shock of the Possible. With events taking place October 19 to 24 in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, we’ll ask what innovation means for some of the most important social, environmental and economic issues facing communities in … Read moreSFU Public Square – Community Summit 

Tasting Plates: West 4th Edition

West 4th Avenue, a street full of fantastically unique eateries and shops. As autumn rolls in and the sun sets earlier than we’re accustomed to, our W.4th Tasting Plates mini adventure begins at the August Jack. Presented with a house smoked and cured salmon duo, it was a great start to our evening. Their candied … Read moreTasting Plates: West 4th Edition

JOIN US OCTOBER 15 AT THE GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART

This celebration of mentorship, in both the visual and culinary arts, coincides with the close of Work is Art, an exhibition curated by Artists for Kids founding artist-patron Gordon Smith, O.C.Work is Art speaks to Mr. Smith’s expansive definition of the term art itself – curation is art, education is art, writing is art, work is art, everything … Read moreJOIN US OCTOBER 15 AT THE GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART

Surrey’s International Conference Attracts Writers, Agents, and Editors

The publishing industry is coming to Surrey! Ever dreamt of becoming a published author, magazine editor, freelance film writer, or book agent? Meet over 70 people with those exact professions, who are gathering in Surrey at the end of October for the 22nd annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference. Flying in from over 10 different countries, … Read moreSurrey’s International Conference Attracts Writers, Agents, and Editors

Sunday Night Suppers at The District Restaurant Group

Dinner and a Cruise Sunday night I ventured out to the District to try their new Sunday Night Suppers feature. Hopping on the Seabus to get there took hardly any time at all and makes the trip to the North Shore a bit more fun. The District is a great little bistro style restaurant featuring the … Read moreSunday Night Suppers at The District Restaurant Group

Halloween Happenings @ Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

ALL HALLOWS’ EVE FEAST AT CIBO TRATTORIA   On Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31 — the two days known across the world as “Devil’s Night” and Halloween, respectively — Chef Kassam will prepare a devilishly delectable five-course tasting menu that serves up clever nods to the feast of All Hallows’ Day, traditionally celebrated the day after Halloween. Chef Kassam’s menu is alternately sinister and sumptuous. … Read moreHalloween Happenings @ Cibo Trattoria and Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar

Tasting Plates Yaletown Wednesday, Oct 15, 6 pm – 9:30 pm

  Join us at our next Tasting event! Each restaurant will be serving up Tasting Plates for guests to enjoy and you will have a chance to visit many different types of restaurants throughout the evening, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants. Visit our Tasting … Read moreTasting Plates Yaletown Wednesday, Oct 15, 6 pm – 9:30 pm

Garagiste North Wine Fest

  September 14th was a beautiful day in the Okanagan, especially at Meyer Family Winery in Okanagan Falls.  September 14th was also the day of the first ever Garagiste North Wine Fest.  This wine festival was the chance for BC’s small guys to share their stories and feature their wines.  Meyer Family Wines have to … Read moreGaragiste North Wine Fest

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Hosts Exclusive Winery Dinner with Ruffino Oct. 20

BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS EXCLUSIVE WINERY DINNER WITH RUFFINO OCT. 20 Ruffino Senior Global Brand Ambassador Beppe d’Andrea to Guest Host Five-Course Dinner That Offers a Preview of Executive Chef Alex Chen’s Fall Menu When: Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m. Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver, B.C. Price: $129 per guest, including tax and gratuity … Read moreBoulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Hosts Exclusive Winery Dinner with Ruffino Oct. 20

Siena Restaurant Celebrates Mushroom Festival

  Days are chilly, nights are darker now, but Siena Restaurant is looking on the bright side by celebrating the tasty fungi that appear when the summer ends. From October 14th to 26th, the South Granville favourite will showcase the flavour and versatility of mushrooms with a special three-course menu.   Siena Chef Jessica Howery … Read moreSiena Restaurant Celebrates Mushroom Festival

Ultimate Upcycle Challenge returns to the  Vancouver Home + Design Show for the third year running

  Local celebrities and creatives to revamp pre-loved chairs for charity auction at BC Place Stadium, October 16-19, 2014   Taking five has never looked – or felt – so good! The Ultimate Upcycle Challenge 3: ChairLIFT, a charitable furniture repurposing project, is taking place once again at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, happening October … Read moreUltimate Upcycle Challenge returns to the  Vancouver Home + Design Show for the third year running