Revolutionary new restaurant-style Air Canada lounge features Hawksworth-designed menus

  Toronto’s exclusive Signature Suite named as best business class sit-down dining experience    Chef David Hawksworth is thrilled to be the creative force behind the culinary offerings at Air Canada’s exclusive new Signature Suite at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Premium international business class passengers can dine à la carte at a complimentary, full-service restaurant … Read moreRevolutionary new restaurant-style Air Canada lounge features Hawksworth-designed menus

Aura Restaurant shines with new look at Nita Lake Lodge 

Lakeside restaurant launches refreshed design for the winter season Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler’s only lakeside boutique hotel, is thrilled to introduce a new concept for Aura Restaurant, the lodge’s signature dining room. Following in Cure Lounge & Patio’s footsteps with a complete makeover, Aura reopened this week to welcome in the winter season. Again working … Read moreAura Restaurant shines with new look at Nita Lake Lodge 

December release… from bestselling cookbook author Shelley Adams!

  WHITEWATER COOKS more beautiful food Shelley Adams   Twelve years ago, Shelley Adams arrived on the British Columbia book scene with a gorgeous self published cookbook, Whitewater Cooks: Pure, Simple and Real Creations from the Fresh Tracks Cafe. In about a year, the 5,000 copy print run had sold out. Shelley sold her publishing … Read moreDecember release… from bestselling cookbook author Shelley Adams!

La Quercia Warms Up Room and Refreshes Menu

  La Quercia Warms Up Room and Refreshes Menu After Nearly Ten Years on West Fourth Avenue Authentic Italian Menu Offers More Choices for Diners   Karin Lazzaris and Adam Pegg have reopened La Quercia after a brief closure for a room and menu refresh. You’ll still find this Italian spot cozy and classic, but … Read moreLa Quercia Warms Up Room and Refreshes Menu

Our #FavouriteThings – Tasteful Reading as Gifts

  – Roslyne Buchanan Let’s get straight to it: I’m a book hoarder. I love all kinds of books and take great comfort in being surrounded by them. I guess that’s why I’ve always loved libraries. In my collection, you’ll find dusty old English Literature texts that have joined me through my journeys since school … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Tasteful Reading as Gifts

Christmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa Continues a Beloved (and Hilarous) Holiday Tradition

  Forget the piped-in carols, Santa hats and Christmas decorations. For me, the holiday season doesn’t start until Her Royal Meanness, the blue-haired, buxom Christmas Queen makes her appearance on the Vancouver TheatreSports™ stage. For the past three years the Royal we all love to hate has done her best to ruin Christmas for everyone – and … Read moreChristmas Queen 4 – Secret Santa Continues a Beloved (and Hilarous) Holiday Tradition

HARVEST COMMUNITY FOODS PROVIDES A WINTER CORNUCOPIA FOR ALL YOUR CULINARY CRAVINGS

  Holiday hosting, culinary gift-giving and artisanal delights on offer  at Chinatown grocer and noodle bar  Winter weather has arrived and that means it’s time to seek out nourishing seasonal ingredients, plan your holiday menus and browse for Yuletide gifts. Harvest Community Foods is the perfect one-stop-shop for culinary necessities like community-supported agriculture (CSA) bags filled with … Read moreHARVEST COMMUNITY FOODS PROVIDES A WINTER CORNUCOPIA FOR ALL YOUR CULINARY CRAVINGS

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The Roots Cabin Collection™

  Remember it’s never too early to start planning, writing your list and doing your Christmas and Holiday Season gift buying. You are going to love our picks from The Roots Cabin Collection™ Since most of the shopping falls on the woman of the household, including not just for hubby but everyone else in the family, you … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The Roots Cabin Collection™

SmartyPantz and vrCAVE team up to launch first of its kind virtual reality escape room

  Space Station Tiberia allows four players to team up to solve puzzles in outer space   SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, working with Canadian tech start up vrCAVE, is pleased to launch “Space Station Tiberia” a groundbreaking virtual reality escape room adventure. Space Station Tiberia combines the puzzling, testing type game play of escape rooms with … Read moreSmartyPantz and vrCAVE team up to launch first of its kind virtual reality escape room

Canadian Club 40 Year – Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion

  This is the Canadian Whisky that deserves the title iconic. Who could forget the sight of dozens of Canadian Club whisky bottles smashing against the pier at the opening of each Boardwalk Empire episode, fortunately only the bottles were real, the contents were not. Or what was the drink of choice on Madmen? Canadian Club rye whisky of course. I have … Read moreCanadian Club 40 Year – Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestion

TIFFANY & CO ANNOUNCES A NEW HOME & ACCESSORIES COLLECTION

  Tiffany & Co. announces the debut of its luxury Home & Accessories Collection. Born out of the notion that beautiful things should not be limited to special occasions, the new collection is Tiffany’s take on modern life where creativity and wit collide with the finest materials. “I think what makes the collection unique is that it … Read moreTIFFANY & CO ANNOUNCES A NEW HOME & ACCESSORIES COLLECTION

Celebrating a major milestone in Whistler

  We recently celebrated our fiftieth wedding anniversary and since Whistler Mountain opened around the time we met, it seemed appropriate to celebrate this auspicious occasion in the town that symbolized the growth of our life together and in which we had so many memories. There is a serenity that enters your soul as you … Read moreCelebrating a major milestone in Whistler

Western Canada’s First Roots Enhanced Experience Store Launches at Vancouver CF Pacific Centre

  Where Comfort, Style, Personalization and eCommerce Endless Aisle Meet   Iconic Canadian retailer, Roots (TSX: ROOT) (“Roots”), unveils its new 3,868-square-foot Roots Cabin concept store to the public on November 8 at Vancouver’s CF Pacific Centre, growing its presence in British Columbia to 19 stores. The first of its kind in Western Canada, and … Read moreWestern Canada’s First Roots Enhanced Experience Store Launches at Vancouver CF Pacific Centre

Update at Craft Corner Kitchen Penticton

  Whether you’ve never been, or it’s a while since you went to Penticton’s Craft Corner Kitchen, check it out now. Owner Jonathan Cote is proud to present a fresh concept, updated menu, and new chef. Says Cote, “While we’re pleased with how we launched, we’ve been listening to our customers – and potential customers … Read moreUpdate at Craft Corner Kitchen Penticton

Tableau Bar Bistro launches a new Fall/Winter menu

A fresh take on French fare   Coal Harbour’s award-winning neighbourhood restaurant, Tableau Bar Bistro, is pleased to announce a brand new Fall/Winter menu launched Thursday, November 2. Created by Executive Chef Tret Jordan, the seasonal French-inspired menu will feature autumnal fare such as Terrine de Jambon, Ragoût de Porc and Canard aux Raisins for … Read moreTableau Bar Bistro launches a new Fall/Winter menu

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar updates its lunch menu with delicious new dishes and fresh ingredients

  Enjoy Downtown’s premier business-class lunch with refined surroundings and impeccable service   Since 1999, Gotham Steakhouse has remained true to the fundamental elements of a great steakhouse while keeping its menu ever evolving. The latest menu refresh includes enticing new dishes created with business lunches in mind, perfect when a Gotham craving has to … Read moreGotham Steakhouse & Bar updates its lunch menu with delicious new dishes and fresh ingredients

Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi is Improv at its Best

I’ve always thought of myself as more of a Star Trek gal. But my experience at Vancouver TheatreSports™ League’s newest production, Improv Wars – The Laugh Jedi propelled me back to a movie theatre in 1977 and a Galaxy far, far away – and it was a blast. Here’s the backstory. All is not well … Read moreImprov Wars – The Laugh Jedi is Improv at its Best

Some highlights of a short stay in Kelowna

  There are still at least a few weeks of great Okanagan travel time left this season so I wanted to share my experience visiting Kelowna. This is an overview and just a sampling of the wonderful possibilities waiting for you in Kelowna. Kelowna became a city in 1905 and during the 50’s through 70’s … Read moreSome highlights of a short stay in Kelowna

Walk For Reconciliation

  On September 24th, 2017, Reconciliation Canada and the City of Vancouver are hosting the Walk for Reconciliation and the Reconciliation Expo, the third signature event for Canada 150+.   In 2013, Reconciliation Canada hosted the first Walk for Reconciliation, bringing 70,000 people together for the first event of its kind. We are hoping for another … Read moreWalk For Reconciliation