Ten Wines from the Veneto

Over the holidays I was lucky enough to be invited to taste some Italian wines, not currently available in BC. Mireille Sauvé, of The Wine Umbrella, hosted the event where we sampled ten wines all from the Veneto region in northern Italy.   We were greeted with an impressive Prosecco and after a bit of … Read moreTen Wines from the Veneto

2017 BC Sommelier of the Year

  My wine background began as a home winemaker, some thirty odd years ago. Years later I trained to be a judge and eventually became the guild master for the BC Guild of Wine Judges. After retiring from teaching, I’ve devoted my time to writing and educating about wine, primarily with My Van City. Sometimes … Read more2017 BC Sommelier of the Year

GIVEAWAY – WESTERN CANADA’S LARGEST PET SHOW RETURNS TO TRADEX FOR FIFTH YEAR ON FEBRUARY 25 AND 26 

  2017 Pet Lover Show hosting new featured exhibitors and for the first time ever, the President’s Choice SuperDogs Star Search and DockDogs  a Rafflecopter giveaway The number one place to go in the Lower Mainland for all things pet- related is back for its fifth year, as the 2017 Pet Lover Show returns to … Read moreGIVEAWAY – WESTERN CANADA’S LARGEST PET SHOW RETURNS TO TRADEX FOR FIFTH YEAR ON FEBRUARY 25 AND 26 

The Vancouver Symphony Society and Poly Culture North America sign agreement to explore potential opportunities for cultural exchange 

  Today at the VSO School of Music’s Pyatt Hall, the Vancouver Symphony Society and Poly Culture North America signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-operate with each other by exploring the potential to work together in a number of areas of mutual interest, including concert co- presentations, promotion of Chinese performance arts and artists, … Read moreThe Vancouver Symphony Society and Poly Culture North America sign agreement to explore potential opportunities for cultural exchange 

The Trocks Rocked! An Evening with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo - photo by Lois Greenfield

  We all have them – items on our bucket list that we vow, year after year, to finally check off. I’ve been wanting to see Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo since they debuted more than 30 years ago – and I was thrilled to see this amazing troupe last week at the Queen … Read moreThe Trocks Rocked! An Evening with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Cascara: the coffee cherry’s best-kept secret and newest latte at Starbucks

Now available to Starbucks customers nationwide, the Cascara Latte is Starbucks first new beverage of 2017. So, what is cascara? Here are 3 things you need to know about cascara at Starbucks:   Cascara (kas-KAIR-uh: like mascara) means “husk” or “shell” in Spanish, and refers to the fruity outer skin surrounding the bean. The coffee bean … Read moreCascara: the coffee cherry’s best-kept secret and newest latte at Starbucks

46th annual BC Home + Garden Show officially announces must-see attractions for 2017

  The top 10 can’t miss features at the most trusted resource for every home improvement project inside and out at BC Place Stadium, February 22-26, 2017 In just one month, real advice, real inspiration, and real experts are set to arrive at the 46th annual BC Home + Garden Show, from February 22-26, 2017. … Read more46th annual BC Home + Garden Show officially announces must-see attractions for 2017

“Eh” to Zed in Kelowna

  A staycation eases any stress of long distance travel and makes you appreciate your area through the eyes of a visitor. Recently, we had one such opportunity in Kelowna when I received an invitation to check out MTL’s Supper Club dinner and a stay at Hotel Zed. To make it a truly Canadian experience, … Read more“Eh” to Zed in Kelowna

Feb. 27 is Canada’s fifth annual National Cupcake Day™  for SPCAs and humane societies

  Looking to start the year by making a difference? By getting involved in National Cupcake Day™, animal lovers can help save the lives of animals in our communities simply by baking cupcakes and giving them away in exchange for a donation. National Cupcake Day™ is cross-country event presented by the BC SPCA, the Ontario … Read moreFeb. 27 is Canada’s fifth annual National Cupcake Day™  for SPCAs and humane societies

DOES YOUR DOG HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A PRESIDENT’S CHOICE SUPERDOG?

  Star Search to take place at 2017 Pet Lover Show at Abbotsford’s TRADEX, February 25-26   Do you think your dog has what it takes to be part of the President’s Choice SuperDogs team? Now you can find out, thanks to the 2017 Pet Lover Show, taking place at Abbotsford’s TRADEX on February 25th … Read moreDOES YOUR DOG HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A PRESIDENT’S CHOICE SUPERDOG?