Vancouver Welcomes the Aurora Winter Festival this Holiday Season

North Pole-inspired interactive festival to take place at Concord Pacific Place   The Aurora Winter Festival today released renderings confirming the large-scale interactive holiday experience will open this November at Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Place. The family-friendly festival will offer elements inspired by the North Pole including mystical characters, captivating light displays, ice-skating on a frozen … Read moreVancouver Welcomes the Aurora Winter Festival this Holiday Season

HOLY COW – PASSIONS 2018 AUCTION INCLUDES BEEF, BLACK HILLS, AND YACHT CRUISE

Vancouver’s “best small gala” not only features many of the best chefs in Vancouver, it garners auction items that sound like a fantasy wish list. Pacific Yacht Cruise will provide dinner for 20 friends – or cocktails for 50. Prefer a catered dinner for 10 in a private home, along with a freezer full of … Read moreHOLY COW – PASSIONS 2018 AUCTION INCLUDES BEEF, BLACK HILLS, AND YACHT CRUISE

PASSIONS 2018 SHOWCASES VANCOUVER’S TOP CHEFS

What happens when twenty of Vancouver’s best chefs get together? Vancouver chefs are passionate about creating beautiful food. They’re also passionate about ensuring that some our most vulnerable community members receive compassionate care. These elements come together to create one amazing affair – Passions 2018, taking place September 26 at Performance Works on Granville Island. … Read morePASSIONS 2018 SHOWCASES VANCOUVER’S TOP CHEFS

Vancouver TheatreSports™ Proves Going Back to School Can Be Fun

Ah, high school. I remember it well, even though it was (ahem) ‘many’ decades ago.  For me, it meant mounds of homework, getting used to co-ed classes, slogging through the awkward, teen angst years, and being part of the chorus (AGAIN??) in the annual musical production. And what do you know? The quick-witted ensemble cast … Read moreVancouver TheatreSports™ Proves Going Back to School Can Be Fun

DIWALI IN B.C. TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 17

SIX-WEEK EVENT EXPLORES AND CELEBRATES ‘NEW HORIZONS’ THROUGH THEATRE, DANCE, AND CULTURALLY SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS ACROSS VANCOUVER, COQUITLAM, VERNON, MAPLE RIDGE, AND NANAIMO DETAILS AT WWW.DIWALIBC.CA Award-winning Artistic Director of Diwali in B.C., Rohit Chokhani is pleased to announce the 2018 programming for Diwali in B.C. – a provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide … Read moreDIWALI IN B.C. TO TAKE PLACE OCTOBER 3 TO NOVEMBER 17

Exploring Famous Film Locations in and Around Vancouver

How often do you find yourself sitting enthralled in a movie theatre or in front of your television at home, living vicariously through the characters in your favorite movies or TV shows? If you are fortunate enough to call Vancouver home you don’t have to venture far to visit the filming locations of some of … Read moreExploring Famous Film Locations in and Around Vancouver

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

Deighton Cup Cocktail Jockeys Took on Classic Punch – and Blew Everyone Away

The Deighton Cup celebrated its 10th anniversary this year – but that wasn’t the only milestone surrounding this prestigious event. It was also the sixth anniversary of the much-loved and highly popular Cocktail Jockey Mixologists Competition, hosted again by Cocktail Jockey Director Alex Black and The Social Concierge’s Tyson Villeneuve. And this year, 10 of BC’s most … Read moreDeighton Cup Cocktail Jockeys Took on Classic Punch – and Blew Everyone Away

Avocado Toast Takes Gentle Jabs at Vancouver – and We Love It

I’ve been living in Vancouver for nine years now, and I love this city with all my heart. But let’s face it, there’s a lot about this city that is irksome, and just plain silly. Think bike lanes, unaffordable housing, renovictions, car sharing (but still no Uber!), and yoga pants. And it’s easy to poke … Read moreAvocado Toast Takes Gentle Jabs at Vancouver – and We Love It

More of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Here are the wines we drink when we want to keep to a budget. Our #FavouriteThings include these tasty offerings from Quails’ Gate – all priced under $20.00. These are the wines we drink, enjoy and recommend to our readers. These wines are all available from the Quails’ Gate online store. 2017 Dry Riesling Available: In Stock $16.99 … Read moreMore of our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping wines under $20. from Quails’ Gate Winery

Our #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails Gate

We all love BC Wine and summer is an ideal time to really enjoy sipping on the patio, pairing with our BBQ or picnic in the park with our #FavouriteThings. We like to call this Summer Sipping. So many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the British Columbia lifestyle. Whether you’re an on the go … Read moreOur #FavouriteThings – Summer Sipping with Quails Gate

This is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse

Actually it was known as The Keg & Cleaver back in the days when your parents were looking for steak and a night out. Originally a single location restaurant on the North Shore started in 1971. Now it’s one of the most recognizable steakhouses with multiple locations in the Lower Mainland and Whistler. I admit I … Read moreThis is definitely not your parent’s Keg Steakhouse

Summer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

Did you know Quails’ Gate has a series of long table dinners to make your summer dining fun, exciting and the perfect wine pairing experience? As a couple; with friends or family members who also love Quails’ Gate wine as much as you do you could be sharing a special moment under the stars in … Read moreSummer dining with Quails’ Gate Dinner in the Vineyard series

Eat, drink and buy local at Quails’ Gate

Eat, drink and buy local. Quails’ Gate Winery has been family-farmed and operated since 1956. Everyone at Quails’ Gate wants you to have the best wine experience whether it’s a wine tasting, a picnic at their family friendly Allison House picnic area and kid’s playground, or a romantic dinner on the patio at Old Vines … Read moreEat, drink and buy local at Quails’ Gate

Made for sharing and pairing – Quails’ Gate wine

This made for sharing and pairing duo is none other than Quails’ Gate 2016 Stewart Family Chardonnay. A Decanter GOLD award winner paired with a bowl of Truffle Popcorn. Sinfully delicious.     What could be better than an award winning Quails’ Gate wine paired with a crunchy snack? Can we say decadent? We love … Read moreMade for sharing and pairing – Quails’ Gate wine

Dine in one of the best restaurants in the Okanagan – Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate

Did you know Old Vines Restaurant is open year-round? Rated as one of the top 100 restaurants in Canada, Old Vines Restaurant offers the ultimate food and wine experience in a spectacular vineyard setting. Chef Roger Sleiman and his team create spectacular dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, providing guests with a true taste … Read moreDine in one of the best restaurants in the Okanagan – Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate

14 Vancouver Restaurants among Canada’s 100 Best Brunch Restaurants for Mother’s Day, According to OpenTable Diners

Restaurants spanning seven provinces across Canada recognized as top brunch destinations   Mother’s Day is the most popular day of the year for brunch reservations on OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online reservations. Just in time for Mother’s Day, OpenTable has announced the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada to help celebrate mom with … Read more14 Vancouver Restaurants among Canada’s 100 Best Brunch Restaurants for Mother’s Day, According to OpenTable Diners

Road Trip Safety Tips for Vancouver Visitors

Road Trip Safety Tips for Vancouver Visitors Road tripping is one of the best ways to discover all of the hidden gems that Vancouver has to offer. With overnight travel to Canada on the rise, car travel is a less crowded alternative to planes and cruise lines that lets you take your time when sightseeing. But road … Read moreRoad Trip Safety Tips for Vancouver Visitors

You Can Fly All Around The World For Only $1,494 This Summer From Vancouver

Want to experience the trip of a lifetime this summer? Why don’t you go all around the world for only $1,494? Yes, if you travel light, you can go all around the globe this summer… at a very low price.   At Flytrippers, every day we curate great flight deals… and give you great tips … Read moreYou Can Fly All Around The World For Only $1,494 This Summer From Vancouver

Catch The Cycling Bug In Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is fast becoming a city of cyclists with 10% of Vancouverites now commuting to their place of work, the highest percentage in Canada. The City of Vancouver has caught the cycling bug with many cycling groups existing across the city and massive investment into cycling infrastructure. If you are new to cycling and are … Read moreCatch The Cycling Bug In Vancouver