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  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

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day to Remember at Dockside Restaurant

  Enjoy a sumptuous brunch buffet in a spectacular waterfront setting   Moms deserve to be celebrated year-round, but Mother’s Day is the one day set aside each year to make them feel extra special. And brunch the traditional way to celebrate. This year, Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel will again mark this … Read moreTreat Mom to a Mother’s Day to Remember at Dockside Restaurant

MUMS THE WORD: THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR GIVES MOMS THEIR DELICIOUS DUE WITH AN EXCLUSIVE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH SERVICE

  Downtown Squamish Hotspot Helps Guests Toast Mom by Offering Special Menu, Sweets and Cocktail Features for One-Day Brunch Service The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar makes Mother’s Day sweet this year by playing host to a special brunch service in its warm and inviting dining room on Sunday, May 14 from 10:30 a.m. to … Read moreMUMS THE WORD: THE SALTED VINE KITCHEN + BAR GIVES MOMS THEIR DELICIOUS DUE WITH AN EXCLUSIVE MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH SERVICE

MAMA Project installation and SuperMAMA performance at the Deer Lake Gallery, beginning this coming Mothers Day weekend

  Endorsed by the National Committee of UN Women Canada, the MAMA Project is a travelling art installation that inspires and facilitates expression and dialogue about motherhood. As mothers we nurture the minds and bodies of each new generation, and thus, in thoughtful mothering, we can reach for peace. Indeed for all of us – … Read moreMAMA Project installation and SuperMAMA performance at the Deer Lake Gallery, beginning this coming Mothers Day weekend

SABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

  Award-Winning International Bartending Talent Becomes Only Third Woman in 28-year History of Awards to Claim Prestigious Title of Best Behind the Pine UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar and Cibo Trattoria Bar Manager Sabrine Dhaliwal truly shook things up at the 28th annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards last night as she was singled out for the prestigious … Read moreSABRINE, SUPREME: UVA & CIBO BAR MANAGER SABRINE DHALIWAL CROWNED BARTENDER OF THE YEAR AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

TRIPLE THREAT: L’ABATTOIR WINS TRIO OF AWARDS AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

 L’Abattoir’s Signature Modern French Cuisine Earns Restaurant Gold in ‘Best Gastown/Railtown’, Silver In ‘Best French’ Categories, and Sommelier of the Year for Lisa Haley at Prestigious Annual Awards   The L’Abattoir team has plenty of reasons to celebrate today after the Gastown hotspot won gold for Best Gastown/Railtown, silver for Best French, and Wine Director/Assistant General Manager Lisa Haley … Read moreTRIPLE THREAT: L’ABATTOIR WINS TRIO OF AWARDS AT 2017 VANCOUVER MAGAZINE RESTAURANT AWARDS

The top 5 romantic dining destinations in Vancouver

  The richer our experiences are the better our lives are. Since our relationships have an important place in making those special moments it makes sense to keep those special times coming. A romantic dinner may be old school but it’s still one of the best ways to nurture our relationships, especially when time is … Read moreThe top 5 romantic dining destinations in Vancouver

#TasteofThursday Pan-Roasted BC Scallops recipe courtesy of Cookbook author Jennifer Schell

  Pan-Roasted BC Scallops with Braised Radish, Sweet Corn & Cavolo Nero     Nav Dhillon Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Gamily Estate Winery Born and raised in Vernon, Nav Dhillon cut her culinary teeth at the helm of some internationally acclaimed restaurants, starting with Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in Melbourne, Australia. Upon her return … Read more#TasteofThursday Pan-Roasted BC Scallops recipe courtesy of Cookbook author Jennifer Schell

Reminder – The Wellness Show Celebrates 25 Years in Vancouver This Weekend

  Making plans this weekend? The Wellness Show is bringing the latest cutting-edge wellness trends to the Lower Mainland March 3, 4 and 5 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (West). Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, The Wellness Show is dedicated to helping Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves. The The Show features 250+ exhibitors, 100 … Read moreReminder – The Wellness Show Celebrates 25 Years in Vancouver This Weekend

STELLAR ALL-FEMALE CHEF AND WINEMAKER LINE-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  On March 8, International Women’s Day is being marked with a special 5-course collaborative fundraising dinner at Quails’ Gate Winery in West Kelowna. All profits will be donated to The Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna and Slow Food Thompson Okanagan.  This year’s celebration will bring together the culinary talents of Aman Dosanj (The Paisley … Read moreSTELLAR ALL-FEMALE CHEF AND WINEMAKER LINE-UP FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY DINNER

  HQ Wine + Spirits is BC’s Newest Sales Agency

  Good people collaborate and bring great wines to the market HQ Wine + Spirits is the newest beverage alcohol sales agency in British Columbia. Owned by Christine Coletta and Steve Lornie, who also own Okanagan Crush Pad winery in Summerland, the new agency will sell the Haywire and Narrative labels, and debuts with wineries from … Read more  HQ Wine + Spirits is BC’s Newest Sales Agency

Rocking the Super Bowl party with The View Winery

  Super Bowl parties vary depending on the host and the guests. Everything from the fancy with phyllo wrapped, baked brie to the casual crowd eating potato chips out of the bag. Let’s get this over with by clearly stating there are lots of women who love football, know all about football and then there … Read moreRocking the Super Bowl party with The View Winery

Cause We Care’s 10th Annual Hamper Drive brings Christmas cheer to 750 women 

Join Vancouver’s biggest drive to help support single mother-led families this holiday season   Cause We Care is thrilled to partner with Capital Direct for the upcoming 10th Annual Christmas Hamper Drive on December 7th, 2016. This year’s goal is to deliver 750 hampers, filled with essential food items and small gifts, to 25 frontline … Read moreCause We Care’s 10th Annual Hamper Drive brings Christmas cheer to 750 women 

Tinhorn Creek Vineyards’ CEO Sandra Oldfield named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

  Women’s Executive Network celebrates country’s Top 100 female role models   Tinhorn Creek Vineyards is thrilled to announce that CEO Sandra Oldfield has been named as a Top 100 award winner in the Sun Life Financial Trailblazers & Trendsetters category of the Women’s Executive Network’s (WXN) 2016 Canada’s Most Powerful Women. The 2016 Top … Read moreTinhorn Creek Vineyards’ CEO Sandra Oldfield named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Alternative Cancer Treatments in Vancouver

Alternative Cancer Treatments

Integrative Naturopathic Medical Centre is one of Vancouver’s oldest naturopathic clinics. As the 2017 winner of the People’s Choice Award for Best Naturopathic Medicine in Vancouver, this place knows how to take care of people. In particular, caring for those suffering with cancer by providing leading edge alternative cancer treatments. Integrative’s Cancer Program Although they’ve always … Read moreAlternative Cancer Treatments in Vancouver

Etiquette with Cynthia Pace of PolitesseParCynthia

  On Saturday, November 12th I had the opportunity to attend a private function hosted by Etiquette expert Cynthia Pace of Politesse Par Cynthia Company Services. I really didn’t know what to expect but I was intrigued at the idea of polishing my social etiquette skills to match modern day values. As a young woman … Read moreEtiquette with Cynthia Pace of PolitesseParCynthia

TEDxGastownWomen Redefines the Meaning of Power

Power. To some, it may represent control and dominance. For me and a sold-out audience, TEDxGastownWomen completely redefined the meaning of power. Over the course of the day, power came to include courage, perseverance, risk-taking, acceptance, grief and even humour. I know I’m not the only one who emerged from this event moved, elated and full of … Read moreTEDxGastownWomen Redefines the Meaning of Power

Chef Paul Moran and Chef Stephanie Noel move to Tofino

      Paul Moran’s journey to award winning chef started with humble beginnings as a dishwasher in a small Italian restaurant in West Kelowna. By high school graduation Moran knew exactly what career path he would take.   That path took Moran to Vancouver where he intended to enrol in Culinary school while working … Read moreChef Paul Moran and Chef Stephanie Noel move to Tofino

A day spent with Italian winemaker Barbara Tamburini

  First the place: There are seven zones of wine regions in Tuscany and we were in the North East close to the river. The estate has 50 hectares of vineyards and a very interesting history. On the place of the ruins sat an ancient Roman fort which became the medieval Castle of Vico. In the fifteenth … Read moreA day spent with Italian winemaker Barbara Tamburini