Bard on the Beach presents Bold and Beautiful

The bold and beautiful setting for Bard on the Beach, the traditional Shakespeare productions at Vanier Park, becomes the location for the UBC Opera Ensemble and members of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra to present Opera and Arias: Bold and Beautiful. On a lovely summer evening with the ocean and setting sun visible through the window … Read moreBard on the Beach presents Bold and Beautiful

Wine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings

2017 Gamay Rust Winery Oliver, BC $23.00 Initially, I was devastated to find out that Mount Boucherie no longer offered Gamay as it was a favourite of mine.  Fortunately, the news was not as bad as it first appeared.  The new owners also owned Rust Winery (located on the former Rustico site) and decided to … Read moreWine Reviews: Three Gamays, Two Rieslings

Amo Vino and Agricola Sanguinhal

Two young female entrepreneurs are making a splash in the Vancouver wine world.  Amo Vino is a new wine agency that specializes in wines that are outside of the norm.  They have searched out wines that speak to their roots, their sense of place.  Amo Vino features wines from small BC producers, Greece, Italy, Portugal, … Read moreAmo Vino and Agricola Sanguinhal

Garagiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

It was with a touch of nostalgia that I participated in Garagiste North this year.  The first time I attended this wine festival was at Kelowna’s Laurel Packinghouse in 2015, just as I was starting the BC Wine Trends blog.  That weekend I started friendships with some passionate BC winemakers that actively support my blogging … Read moreGaragiste North – Sperling Vineyard Kelowna

Wine Country – The Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate

Terrace Restaurant at Mission Hill Family Estate vineyards is a not to be missed culinary destination on your next trip to BC Wine Country. Chef Patrick Gayler former Sous Chef at Waterfront Wines has been instrumental, along with an experienced and supportive staff, in transitioning this classic and stately outdoor dining room into a very approachable … Read moreWine Country – The Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate

New Releases from Singletree Winery

Singletree Winery is a delightful family run winery in that tends to wow people on their first visit.   I am a big fan of their wines.  Located on Mount Lehman in Abbotsford, they opened with a bang in 2015, quickly attracting a strong loyal following and garnering critical acclaim.  Recently, they have expanded their operation … Read moreNew Releases from Singletree Winery

Bard on the Beach – Lysistrata

It is present day and a development company is threatening to create a massive shipping yard, demolishing Vanier Park; threatening the longstanding home of Bard on the Beach.  A group of Bard actors decides last minute to hijack their all-female performance of Hamlet and instead, stage a hilarious but poignant adaptation of Aristophanes play, Lysistrata. … Read moreBard on the Beach – Lysistrata

TUTS – Cinderella – An Evening Of Magic and Joy!

I had the supreme pleasure to escort a little Cinderella, in her princess dress, to the TUTS production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, on a magical, warm, clear night. The smile was a mile wide before the show and carried on throughout the play and out the gates!    It seems every little girl’s dream … Read moreTUTS – Cinderella – An Evening Of Magic and Joy!

Bard on the Beach Timon of Athens – review by Anita Neufeld

Timon of Athens is one of the lesser known and later (thought to be written in 1608) of Shakespeare’s plays, it reflects on the fragile nature of high society and our human connection to it.  What happens when you are dealt a bitter blow and all you believe to be true falls away? Well, insanity … Read moreBard on the Beach Timon of Athens – review by Anita Neufeld

Bard on the Beach – Macbeth – a review

Bard on the Beach Macbeth   As patrons arrive at Bard on the Beach, they are invited to “In a Nutshell”, where they hear a short synopsis and learn some interesting facts about the play they are about to see. The audience awaiting the production of Macbeth learns that the play is famous not only … Read moreBard on the Beach – Macbeth – a review