Our Mother’s Day #Favourites to spoil Mum

MUM’S THE WORD: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR SERVES UP MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER BUFFETS ON SUNDAY, MAY 13 MAMMA MIA: CIBO TRATTORIA PAYS HOMAGE TO MOMS BY HOSTING CELEBRATORY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES ON SUNDAY, MAY 13 Celebrate Mother’s Day in the most delicious way at Dockside Restaurant From YEW’s Famous Mother’s Day Brunch to … Read moreOur Mother’s Day #Favourites to spoil Mum

ACCLAIMED VINTNERS JOIN BURDOCK & CO FOR NATURALIST WINEMAKERS’ DINNER

Revered Italian winemakers co-host evening  dedicated to sustainable wines   Burdock & Co is shedding light on the intriguing techniques, philosophies and flavours that support naturalist wines by hosting a sustainably-focused winemakers’ dinner on Thursday, May 17. The event will be attended by acclaimed naturalist winemakers Elisabetta Foradori and Mateja Gravner; both will join Burdock & Co in … Read moreACCLAIMED VINTNERS JOIN BURDOCK & CO FOR NATURALIST WINEMAKERS’ DINNER

HOTEL ZED IS GIVING AWAY FREE MOM-NAPS THIS MOTHER’S DAY

Know a mom who has run outta effs to give? Hotel Zed has your back. Starting April 28, the hotel is giving 10 moms what they want need the most this Mother’s Day: free and uninterrupted mom-naps! The Mom-Nap Experience Check in at 4 p.m., then prepare to hit the sheets: the kids will be … Read moreHOTEL ZED IS GIVING AWAY FREE MOM-NAPS THIS MOTHER’S DAY

In celebration of BC Cider Week, Wards Cider presents the Okanagan Cider Festival, Saturday April 28.

16 Cideries from the valley and as far away as Vancouver Island will be represented at the Wards 2018 Okanagan Cider Festival to celebrate the incredible choices cider lovers now enjoy.   This is the second year for the festival.  The first was held last year at BC Tree Fruits, home of Broken Ladder Cider. … Read moreIn celebration of BC Cider Week, Wards Cider presents the Okanagan Cider Festival, Saturday April 28.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER RAISES $10,774 FOR FOUNDRY KELOWNA, KARIS SUPPORT SOCIETY & SLOW FOOD CANADA

The Paisley Notebook creator, Aman Dosanj is proud to announce that her recent International Women’s Day collaboration dinner on March 8 has generated a donation of $10,774.30 for Foundry Kelowna, KARIS Support Society and Slow Food Canada.   The special 5-course wine-paired dinner at Tantalus Vineyards united Chefs from British Columbia and Alberta with wine … Read moreINTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER RAISES $10,774 FOR FOUNDRY KELOWNA, KARIS SUPPORT SOCIETY & SLOW FOOD CANADA

Masi – Iconic Italian Wine Company Collaborates with Famed Canadian Artist

Masi Agricola commissions Susan A. Point to create custom wine label on Costasera Amarone 2000 A family-owned winery by the Boscaini family and now in its seventh generation, Masi Agricola (Masi), makers of quality Amarone wines in Valpolicella, has commissioned renowned Coast Salish artist Susan A. Point to create a piece of art, which will … Read moreMasi – Iconic Italian Wine Company Collaborates with Famed Canadian Artist

11th Annual Nifty for Fifty Indie Designer Sale on Sunday, April 15th

Deeply Discounted Local Designs – All Items Priced $50 or Less   Over 30 local designers are offering deep discounts at the 11th annual one-day Nifty for Fifty sale — www.niftyforfiftysale.com — on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 11am-7pm at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, Vancouver where all items are priced at $50 or less. … Read more11th Annual Nifty for Fifty Indie Designer Sale on Sunday, April 15th

Join Dana Reinhardt in Lazio, Italy for an incredible culinary experience

Join Chef Dana Reinhardt in exploring the incredible bounty of Lazio, Italy. The farm is covered with olive trees and vineyards and boasts a beautiful pool and vistas. This beautiful area is also home to many ancient Etruscan necropolis and ruins. We will harvest seasonal produce and use meat from the heritage breed cattle, pigs and chickens located … Read moreJoin Dana Reinhardt in Lazio, Italy for an incredible culinary experience

Food Expert Angie Quaale Publishes Eating Local in the Fraser Valley

New book is a food-lover’s guide to British Columbia’s culinary rich region   With decades of culinary experience in the Fraser Valley, local food expert and author, Angie Quaale of Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store, releases her first book, Eating Local in the Fraser Valley, that celebrates the bounty of Canadian food.  Eating Local in the Fraser … Read moreFood Expert Angie Quaale Publishes Eating Local in the Fraser Valley

LIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS THE SEASON WITH SPRING RELEASES AND NEW TALENT IN THE BISTRO

Spring has arrived at Liquidity Wines, bringing with it the re-opening of Liquidity Bistro – helmed by a powerhouse new chef and operations manager – and a fresh selection of wines perfect for patio season. There’s never been a better time to visit the vineyard and raise a glass to the best season yet! Visitors to … Read moreLIQUIDITY WINES TOASTS THE SEASON WITH SPRING RELEASES AND NEW TALENT IN THE BISTRO

BC Wineries Raises $6000 for BC Hospitality Foundation from Farm Friends event

Farm Friends, an event that was organized in response to the recent boycott on the importation of BC Wine to Alberta, raised $6,000 for the BC Hospitality Foundation on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The boycott has now been rescinded, fortunately and coincidentally so, on the day of the event. Mastermind behind Farm Friends and BCHF … Read moreBC Wineries Raises $6000 for BC Hospitality Foundation from Farm Friends event

Vancouver TheatreSports to Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8

March 8 is International Women’s Day, and Vancouver TheatreSports will be marking the day with performances showcasing the talents of its female cast members. Both the 7:30pm and 9:15pm shows at the Improv Centre on Granville Island on March 8 will feature an all-female cast. And there’s free admission for all who identify as female … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports to Celebrate International Women’s Day March 8

National Random Acts of Kindness Day

  Last Saturday was National Random Acts of Kindness Day and everyone was encouraged to participate. With special thanks to Ford Motor Company of Canada for providing me with a Ford Escape to assist me with my random acts of kindness. Random acts of kindness include complimenting people, smiling at strangers, leaving quarters at the laundromat, … Read moreNational Random Acts of Kindness Day

Oaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

  Back by Popular Demand, Grammy-winner to Perform Works from 2017 album Salon Lágrimas y Deseo The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) welcomes back Mexican-American vocalist Lila Downs, who will share her eclectic and vibrant blend of boleros, jazz, rock, blues, and more on March 10, 2018 … Read moreOaxacan Vocalist Lila Downs to Inspire with Songs of Female Empowerment at the Chan Centre

ALL-FEMALE CHEF LINE-UP UNITE FROM OKANAGAN & ALBERTA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner by The Paisley Notebook at Tantalus Vineyards in Kelowna. All profits from the second annual dinner will be donated to Foundry Kelowna/Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna, Karis Support Society and Slow Food Canada.     This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley Notebook, Kelowna), Leah Massey (Biera, Edmonton), Erin … Read moreALL-FEMALE CHEF LINE-UP UNITE FROM OKANAGAN & ALBERTA FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

Love is in the air this February at The Westin Bayshore, H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge

  Cozy up to your sweetheart over stellar multi-course menus with stylish pairings Expect the extraordinary at The Westin Bayshore this month, with sweet accommodation packages and romance on the menus at H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge. Let H2 Rotisserie & Bar’s lively, aphrodisiac-inspired ingredients like fig, pomegranate, passion fruit, prawns, scallops, beef, asparagus … Read moreLove is in the air this February at The Westin Bayshore, H2 Rotisserie & Bar and H Tasting Lounge

BC Hospitality Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Hospitality Scholarships

  The BC Hospitality Foundation (BCHF) is best known for providing financial assistance to hospitality industry members who are facing an extraordinary medical crisis, but the charitable organization also helps develop the next generation of industry members by offering a range of scholarships.  In 2018 the BCHF will again be granting 4 different types of … Read moreBC Hospitality Foundation Invites Applications for 2018 Hospitality Scholarships

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

  It’s almost Christmas and time for you to get your wine shopping on. ‘Tis the season for friends and family to drop by and you want to be ready. Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions features the wines we love from Bench 1775. You’ve probably noticed that we have focused on BC Wines on our … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – Bench 1775

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!

Our #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery

  We absolutely love the wines from The View Winery. Why are we so taken with the extensive line up of wines and Wards ciders from The View? What sets them apart from other Okanagan wines and ciders? Every bottle or can is filled with personality. Just like owner Jennifer Molgat the inspiration, perspiration, incentive, ambition … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings Holiday Gift Suggestions – The View Winery