The Writers’ Event of the Year: #SiWC15

October 22nd marks the commencement of the 23rd annual Surrey International Writers’ Conference, a non-profit writers’ event that provides professional development to both new and novice writers. This year, 54 editors, agents, authors, film makers, and social media gurus from all of the world (including LA and New York, and as far as the UK … Read moreThe Writers’ Event of the Year: #SiWC15

Locavore Chef David Gunawan Royal Dinette

#NOFOODWASTED: ACCLAIMED LOCAVORE CHEF DAVID GUNAWAN AIMS TO TRANSFORM FOOD WASTE, PERCEPTIONS WITH “UGLY DUCKLING” DINNERS   Five-Course Menu Calls Attention to Sustainability Issues, “Trash Cooking” Concept by Showcasing Dishes Featuring Usually Overlooked, Often Discarded Offcuts and Outcasts   Royal Dinette Chef/Owner David Gunawan’s waste-not, want-not culinary values come into focus this fall with a duo of … Read moreLocavore Chef David Gunawan Royal Dinette

A classic beauty enjoys a stylish update

Gotham Steakhouse & Bar launches fresh new look, decadent new menu items Since opening in 1999, Gotham Steakhouse & Bar has been Vancouver’s finest and most-awarded steakhouse. Guests have returned again and again to enjoy the best Prime Grade steaks and classic cocktails in a stunning Art Deco-inspired atmosphere.     This fall, Gotham is pleased … Read moreA classic beauty enjoys a stylish update

AUTUMN INDULGENCES: THOMAS HAAS

Give Thanks, Get Spooky and Give Back with Thanksgiving, Halloween and Exclusive Moustache-themed “Movember” Creations   Harvest the flavours of fall with a cornucopia of new handmade chocolate creations and pastry selections from Thomas Haas Chocolates & Pâtisserie that celebrate Thanksgiving and Halloween, as well as unique “Movember”-themed treats in support of men’s health.     … Read moreAUTUMN INDULGENCES: THOMAS HAAS

Meet the Designers Vancouver Home + Design Show + GIVEAWAY

Sarah Gallop is a Registered Interior Designer and principal of SGDI, a full service Interior Design firm specializing in residential interiors. A best-selling author and regular contributing writer for Black Press and Glacier Media, plus a featured columnist for Westcoast Homes + Design magazine, Sarah’s commitment to functional, timeless design has won numerous Georgie and … Read moreMeet the Designers Vancouver Home + Design Show + GIVEAWAY

Fall into Autumn with BC VQA Wine Events in BC Liquor Stores this October

D’oro Jam 32 Events and Delicious Giveaways in BC Liquor Stores this October Fall flavours abound in BC Liquor Stores throughout the month of October with an extensive tasting program – 32 FREE events, hosted by the BC Wine Institute and its myriad BC VQA member wineries as part of their BC VQA – Or You could call it BC … Read moreFall into Autumn with BC VQA Wine Events in BC Liquor Stores this October

Congratulations Jim Wyse, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, named EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Pacific 2015

Jim Wyse, proprietor of the Okanagan’s Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, has been named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Pacific 2015 in the Hospitality and Tourism Category.  On September 24th he accepted the award at a regional award banquet held at Vancouver’s Trade and Convention Centre and emceed by Chris Gailus. The EY Entrepreneur Of The … Read moreCongratulations Jim Wyse, Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, named EY Entrepreneur of the Year™ Pacific 2015

Meet the Designers Vancouver Home + Design Show + GIVEAWAY

Susie Wall’s views on what’s trending in the worlds of fashion, beauty and design have earned her a spot on HELLO! Magazine’s Canada’s 50 Best Dressed List, international red carpet moments with some of Hollywood’s biggest names and regular guest expert segments on Citytv’s Breakfast Television Vancouver and Toronto, plus Canada’s #1 daytime talk show, Cityline. … Read moreMeet the Designers Vancouver Home + Design Show + GIVEAWAY

Wine Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

2013 Syrah (Marcus Ansems) Daydreamer Penticton, BC $34.90 Gold Medal Marcus Ansem is Daydreamer’s high-end label. Marcus Ansem, the winemaker, has taken a leap of faith to put his own name on these wines, but to date it has been a prudent move. These are impressive wines. Garnet black in colour with deep intensity. The … Read moreWine Wednesday Wine Reviews @Sam_WineTeacher

Yoga Teacher Training in the Valley

Vancouver has a HUGE yoga collective, and the practice is only gaining more and more traction with those inspired to live a healthy lifestyle. Touted as a great way to connect with the mind, body, and soul, yoga seems to be everywhere. Which is why we think it’s a shame that Yoga Teacher Training is … Read moreYoga Teacher Training in the Valley