Travel Like it’s 2017 at Hotel Zed’s New Zedstream

  Victoria’s funkiest accommodation option challenges the concept of traditional travel Seasoned or young, nature fan or social media royalty, families or honeymooners – the newly opened Zedstream will appeal to anyone seeking a refreshingly atypical accommodation experience. Situated in the backyard of Victoria’s eclectic Hotel Zed, the Zedstream – housed in a vintage, completely … Read moreTravel Like it’s 2017 at Hotel Zed’s New Zedstream

Okanagan Culinary Adventure – Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek

  While visiting the Okanagan we had a short list of restaurants we wanted to try. Some of the chefs are contributors to the website’s #TasteofThursday feature where we publish recipes of top chefs from Vancouver, Victoria and the Okanagan. It had been a number of years since we visited the Naramata and Oliver/Osoyoos area so … Read moreOkanagan Culinary Adventure – Miradoro Restaurant at Tinhorn Creek

Okanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

Although slightly out of order I thought it would be most inspirational to start on the second day of our Okanagan travels which began with a magnificent sunburst of a morning. We were high above the bench looking down on vineyards, lakes and the hamlet of Naramata. The day promised perfect summer weather and we … Read moreOkanagan Culinary Adventure – Chapter two – Enchanté by Bongo Wines

Wines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC’s Top Chefs!

The Wines of British Columbia will be in the Seattle spotlight during a multi-chef collaborative BC VQA Wine-paired dinner in partnership with Ocean Wise sustainable seafood at Tavolàta Capitol Hill restaurant on June 8.   This 100 percent BC wine and seafood dinner brings together the creative talents of winemakers and chefs to celebrate the best of BC wine … Read moreWines of British Columbia Storm Seattle with BC’s Top Chefs!

Just like a fine wine, Hy’s Steakhouse gets better with age.

  We have been dining at Hy’s Steakhouse off and on since the 70’s. Back in the day Hy’s Encore was the only place to go for steak in Vancouver. Located in the financial district Hy’s was the see and be seen place for the movers and shakers. One thing you could count on with … Read moreJust like a fine wine, Hy’s Steakhouse gets better with age.

#TasteofThursday Scott Barber – Bearfoot Bistro X Wyborowa Vodka 

  This week for #TasteofThursday we decided to try a different kind of recipe from Scott Barber   Celebrating the end of an era? Move from ‘cheersing’ with beer pong to a more sophisticated vodka cocktail. Created in 1927, we’re celebrating our 90th anniversary!    Wybo Graduation   1.5oz Wyborowa Wodka .5oz black currant liqueur … Read more#TasteofThursday Scott Barber – Bearfoot Bistro X Wyborowa Vodka 

POWER AND PREJUDICE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE JOINS THE 28TH SEASON OF BARD ON THE BEACH

  Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with a provocative interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. Playing on the Howard Family Stage from June 22 to September 16, the production shines a spotlight on themes that are particularly relevant in 2017, including religious prejudice and discrimination and the use and abuse … Read morePOWER AND PREJUDICE: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE JOINS THE 28TH SEASON OF BARD ON THE BEACH

THE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2017 LINE UP

  NEW PROGRAMMING, WORLD RENOWNED MUSICAL ACTS, AND RETURNING FAVOURITES     The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has unveiled its line-up for the 2017 Fair at the PNE, British Columbia’s most iconic event and beloved tradition for thousands of families from across the province. Featuring special shows to celebrate Canada 150th birthday, internationally acclaimed musical … Read moreTHE FAIR AT THE PNE UNVEILS 2017 LINE UP

Museum of Vancouver Seeks Stories to Trust in a Post-Truth World with Thought-Provoking Exhibition  – Unbelievable – 

Rare and Amazing Artifacts Reveal Sensational Stories & Secrets of Vancouver The Museum of Vancouver (MOV) poses provocative questions about our perception of stories with Unbelievable – a new exhibition on display June 24 – September 24, 2017. Diving deep into the vaults of MOV, this quirky exhibition assembles iconic artifacts, storied replicas, and contested objects for … Read moreMuseum of Vancouver Seeks Stories to Trust in a Post-Truth World with Thought-Provoking Exhibition  – Unbelievable – 

Celebrate Half Corked Marathon weekend in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country 

  Food, wine and music events for all: May 26-28 2017 Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country hosts the much anticipated sold-out Half Corked Marathon this May 26-28 but non-runners can still join in the celebrations with long table vineyard dinners, concerts and recovery brunches happening throughout the weekend.  Festivities begin with the Primavera Dinner on May … Read moreCelebrate Half Corked Marathon weekend in Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country 

Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge opens newly revamped Cure Lounge and Patio 

Refreshed, rustic-chic space offers craft cocktails and seasonal sips Nita Lake Lodge is thrilled to unveil the re-designed Cure Lounge, which officially re-opened this past weekend. The new space combines architects Scott & Scott’s stripped-back Canadiana-cabin style with interior designer Carolyn Scholz’s subtle and modern vision to create an open-concept space that perfectly captures the … Read moreWhistler’s Nita Lake Lodge opens newly revamped Cure Lounge and Patio 

Twenty Four Hours away at Tulalip Resort Casino – Total Dining Experience

  Tulalip Resort Casino’s Journeys East is only one of several restaurants to try at Tulalip, the options include Tulalip Bay, Blackfish, Cedars Cafe, The Draft, Eagles Buffet and Canoes Carvery. I’ve indulged in at least half of these dining spots and recommend them all. Dining at Tulalip Resort Casino ranges from casual to fine. With … Read moreTwenty Four Hours away at Tulalip Resort Casino – Total Dining Experience

Our Favourites – what’s happening around town and more

  VO PRESENTS THREE NEW OPERA PRODUCTIONS AND BOLD PROGRAMMING AT THE INAUGURAL VANCOUVER OPERA FESTIVAL April 28 to May 13, 2017   Limitless Laughs Abound in Western World   Kasandra Flamenco Presents – LA TARARA   JUST LIKE MOM: FARMER’S APPRENTICE SERVES UP A NOSTALGIC DINNER IN HONOUR OF MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 14 Virtuous … Read moreOur Favourites – what’s happening around town and more

Spring is the season to enjoy an irresistible offer from Hy’s Whistler

  Indulge in four courses of Hy’s Steakhouse classics for only 49.95   Locals and regular visitors know that Shoulder Season is an ideal time to enjoy the best of Whistler with the best values of the year. Dining at Hy’s Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar is no exception, as Hy’s offers an indulgent four course … Read moreSpring is the season to enjoy an irresistible offer from Hy’s Whistler

BC Pinot Noir Celebration Brings 34 Top Pinot Producers Together With Five of Western Canada’s Best Chefs

  On August 19, 2017, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration returns with 34 top Pinot Noir producers coming together with five of Western Canada’s top chefs for an unforgettable evening of wine and food at Kaleden’s famed Linden Gardens. Now in its fourth year, the BC Pinot Noir Celebration (BCPNC) is bigger than ever before. … Read moreBC Pinot Noir Celebration Brings 34 Top Pinot Producers Together With Five of Western Canada’s Best Chefs

Blue Mountain Tasting Room Now Open 

  Blue Mountain Vineyard and Cellars is pleased to announce its tasting room is now open for the season.    Blue Mountain was one of the first Canadian wineries to make wines using only grapes grown at its own estate.  Furthermore, the winery’s goal has always been to craft wines that express the unique landscape … Read moreBlue Mountain Tasting Room Now Open 

Second annual festival toasts happy marriage of food and foodie cinema with weekend of tasty events

  Okanagan hails the delicious, delightful return of Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Festival, May 5 – 7 Rejoice – Devour! Osoyoos Food Film Fest returns to the South Okanagan, May 5 – 7. The festival’s menus and food-inspired films have been finalized, and Osoyoos’ hospitality pros are looking forward to playing host as food and … Read moreSecond annual festival toasts happy marriage of food and foodie cinema with weekend of tasty events

Twenty Four hours of sublime pampering and pure relaxation at Tulalip Resort Casino

  I started my time away at Tulalip Resort Casino with a relaxing afternoon in the impressive TSpa. Definitely the total package here from the moment you step through the double glass doors into the spacious lobby you are greeted by attentive staff who are there to make your visit everything you would expect from … Read moreTwenty Four hours of sublime pampering and pure relaxation at Tulalip Resort Casino

Wolf in the Fog welcomes Kissa Tanto’s Chef Watanabe to Tofino 

  Canada’s best chefs collaborate for Feast Festival this May 5 Wolf in the Fog’s Chef Nick Nutting and Chef Joël Watanabe (Vancouver’s Kissa Tanto and Bao Bei) kick off Feast Tofino with an unforgettable evening of Asian and Italian inspired street eats at the Tofino Botanical Gardens on May 5 (6-10pm, $65 plus tax).  … Read moreWolf in the Fog welcomes Kissa Tanto’s Chef Watanabe to Tofino 

Magnolia Hotel & Spa unveils new-look lobby for spring 

Elegant entrance welcomes guests to Victoria’s leading boutique hotel   Magnolia Hotel & Spa is pleased to unveil its newly elevated and always elegant entrance and lobby, which creates an even warmer welcome for guests coming to Victoria’s leading boutique hotel. Victoria-based designer Sandy Nygaard has brought a timeless new design to the warmth of the Magnolia Hotel … Read moreMagnolia Hotel & Spa unveils new-look lobby for spring