More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping $20. or less from Meyer Family Vineyards

More delicious BC Wines that are on our #FavouriteThings list and they are among the most affordable of wines that we recommend to our readers. Please note that at this price point these quality wines will sell out quickly. We suggest you visit the winery to stock up before they are all gone.   Gewürztraminer … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping $20. or less from Meyer Family Vineyards

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Here are the wines we drink when we want to keep to a budget. Our #FavouriteThings include these tasty offerings from Quails’ Gate – all priced under $20.00. These are the wines we drink, enjoy and recommend to our readers. These wines are all available from the Quails’ Gate online store. 2017 Dry Riesling Available: In Stock $16.99 … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Select Wines Portfolio Tasting

Do you have a favourite imported wine?  Perhaps one from Italy, Australia or France.  Have you ever wondered how it got from there to here?  And why that wine and not another?  After all, no wine store could ever carry every wine, no matter how big it was. Say a wine producer in Germany wants … Read moreSelect Wines Portfolio Tasting

Wine Runs Deep – A Great Summer Read

Wine Runs Deep Patrick Ember 2018 Friesen Press 296 pages Do you remember any high school bullies?  Can you remember the torment?  The fear of their wrath?  What if they came back into your life years later and tried to blackmail you? We all make bad decisions in life.  If we are lucky, we survive … Read moreWine Runs Deep – A Great Summer Read

Icons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

The evening started with an excited buzz as guests arrived for the Icons of Wine & Food dinner at Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek on Friday, June 22, 2018. Hosted this year by Chef Mark McEwan with emcee Rhys Pender, Master of Wine. Sipping on BC bubbles, two in fact,  Stellar’s Jay Brut 2015 and … Read moreIcons of Wine & Food Dinner at Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek – Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan – a review

This is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse

Actually it was known as The Keg & Cleaver back in the days when your parents were looking for steak and a night out. Originally a single location restaurant on the North Shore started in 1971. Now it’s one of the most recognizable steakhouses with multiple locations in the Lower Mainland and Whistler. I admit I … Read moreThis is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse

David Milne: Modern Painting and Site Unseen. Vancouver Art Gallery

  David Milne: Modern Painting   And: Site Unseen Vancouver Art Gallery   photo: NGC The Vancouver Art Gallery’s summer exhibition features a large collection of the paintings of David Milne, an experimental, contemplative Canadian artist and contemporary of the Group of Seven, Tom Thomson and Emily Carr. The works span a 50 year career, beginning … Read moreDavid Milne: Modern Painting and Site Unseen. Vancouver Art Gallery

Perfect Imperfections: The Art of a Messy Life

Award winning storyteller Celeste Snowber, JUNO-nominated jazz bassist Jodi Proznick, harpist Alexa Reimer and special guest singer, Katherine Penfold came together in a very relatable, creative endeavor that showed the audience that, although we all live messy lives, we need to celebrate the mess and embrace it! The show took place at The East Vancouver … Read morePerfect Imperfections: The Art of a Messy Life

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir – Jazz Meets Gospel

Good Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir (Good Noise) explored the intersection of two historic genres in the final concert of their 2017–2018 season: Jazz Meets Gospel.  The high-octane ensemble was joined by free-wheeling instrumentalist Daniel Lapp and the ‘dulcet-yet-mighty’ voices of Holy Cross High School’s ViBE Senior Choir. What is it about people making music together?  It creates … Read moreGood Noise Vancouver Gospel Choir – Jazz Meets Gospel

Whirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

On our whirlwind Okanagan trip we prioritized our wine tasting experiences. You know it’s amazing what you can pack into two days if you have the right incentive. The right incentive for me is always the opportunity to taste the yummy wines of British Columbia and this recent trip was no exception. I am a huge … Read moreWhirlwind Okanagan Trip Wine Tasting Experiences – Tinhorn Creek

Provence Marinaside TWB The Wine Bar launches new Rosé Collection

Last week Provence Marinaside TWB unveiled their new Rosé Collection. Featuring 46 different Rosé wines both old world and new world, including 41 available by the glass. No surprise I didn’t manage to taste all 41 which means I’ll just have to go back to TWB again and again this summer and why not TWB … Read moreProvence Marinaside TWB The Wine Bar launches new Rosé Collection

We Three: a Show for Young Supporters of the Arts

Award-winning local playwright Meghan Gardiner has crafted a heartfelt show perfect for first time young playgoers at Carousel Theatre’s wee Bee Stage. We Three features colourful, gentle and expressive characters named M, E and 3 who explore themes of belonging and understanding through songs and interactive tactile experiences.  Actors CJ McGillivray, Melissa Oei and Allan … Read moreWe Three: a Show for Young Supporters of the Arts

Weekend getaway to Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort – Parksville

On a sunny weekend in May we escaped the city to spend a fabulous weekend away in Parksville on Vancouver Island. Staying at the gorgeous Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort property. Easy to find on the “resort” strip in the seaside community of Parksville, BC. The Sunrise Ridge Resort is a 30 minute drive from Departure … Read moreWeekend getaway to Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort – Parksville

Naramata Bench Spring Wine Release

I began this event with an informal session on terroir. We were presented with four wines made from four Naramata Bench winemakers – Val Tait from Bench 1775, Gavin Miller from Upper Bench, Stefan Arnason from Poplar Grove and Elephant Island’s Del Halladay. The task was to match each wine to the description given by … Read moreNaramata Bench Spring Wine Release

My whirlwind trip to the Okanagan – a gal has to eat…

The Okanagan is one of my favourite places to visit and no wonder, it’s #BCWine Country. I was lucky enough to fit in two days for visiting, tasting, dining and exploring on my way to Calgary. Taking the lower route (Hope-Princeton) on a magnificently sunny day with an early start. Turned out not to be … Read moreMy whirlwind trip to the Okanagan – a gal has to eat…

Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy! 

I just enjoyed the most unique, entertaining theatre! Murder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy! Since 1980, Vancouver TheatreSports™ (VTSL) has entertained an average of 60,000 people a year, 11 performances a week, 52 weeks a year.  I was not one of those who had attended.  Fear of the unknown, of possible embarrassment, and … Read moreMurder on the Improv Express – A Killer Comedy!