Classic Summer Entertaining with Pinnacle Vodka

Canadians love their summer, and for good reason – the season is so short, blink and you miss it. So we truly make the best of it. And what better way to enjoy our summer than with good friends, good food and of course, good drinks! So as we’re approaching the last long weekend of…

Introducing ESQIDO Mink False Lashes

This past weekend, Esqido False Lashes celebrated their official launch at Holt Renfrew, introducing the world’s most natural false mink eyelash ever to Vancouver. We had the opportunity to speak with Brenda, Co-Founder and Director of Public Relations, about Esqido. Launched in 2013, Esqido now offers a collection of 19 different styles of false lashes, all handcrafted with ethically-sourced…

Maille Flavour Studio Recap

This past Saturday was the Columbia StEAT Food Truck Festival in New Westminster. I was invited down to a special VIP opening of the Maille Flavour Studio where headmaster mustard sommelier, Harry Lalousis, taught us about how we can incorporate mustard into various dishes, including desserts and cocktails! Did you know Maille has been around for over 300 years,…

Vancouver, this is your chance to live the MadeWithLove Regional Finals!

You want to live the ultimate experience of the largest mixology competition in Canada right in your town? The prestigious Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is hosting the MadeWithLove™ Vancouver Regional Final on Monday August 22nd. This is your chance to share the night with the most talented bar chefs of Pacific Canada! 14 bartenders are getting ready to…

Calgary Eats: Cluck N Cleaver

On our way back to Vancouver, we stopped in Calgary to meet Richmond, BC-born-and-raised sisters Nicole & Francine Gomes, who have now opened a new take-out restaurant – Cluck N Cleaver. I had the opportunity to interview both Nicole and Francine. If Nicole seems familiar to you, she previously was on Top Chef Canada, placing 5th…

Recap of Wanderlust Whistler 2016

This year was the first year I finally attended Wanderlust – a 5 day gathering up in Whistler where the whole purpose is yoga and connection. I have wanted to attend this festival for a few years now but it wasn’t until this year that I felt the NEED to go. It’s that kind of…

A Daytrip to Cultus Lake

Just south of Chilliwack, and only an hour away from Vancouver, you will find Cultus Lake. This small community is home to luscious golf courses, fun waterparks, camping grounds, and magnificent views. I had a chance to experience a day at Cultus Lake, courtesy of the new management of Cultus Lake Marina. I found myself…

Visit at the Edmonton Valley Zoo

Nothing excites children like a visit to the zoo! Last week we decided to take our family to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. I hadn’t been to this zoo before, and my hubby and his family said it has been years since they last visited. We decided to make an afternoon trip out to explore. Our…

Edmonton Eats: The People’s Perogy

Alberta is home to the statue of The Giant Perogy. It is also home to some of the best made perogies in Canada due to its Ukrainian roots and local residents. I recently read a review by local Edmonton foodie Ms. Hangry Foodie, I wanted to try The People’s Perogy for lunch as everything is…

Five Things to do In Stanley Park this Summer

Stanley Park is home to many fun activities, like the Vancouver Aquarium, Horse-Drawn Carriage rides and the Seawall, but the park is home to many, many other amusements. Thanks to Stanley Park Brewery, a few Vancouver influencers and myself got to re-acquaint ourselves with this gorgeous green space in this gorgeous city we call home!…

Edmonton Heritage Festival Recap

I’m currently on vacation in Edmonton visiting family. While here, I am on the hunt for shopping deals (save the PST!), new restaurants to try, and places to see and experience including this year’s Servus Heritage Festival in Hawrelak Park. This festival is a multicultural festival of food and cultural performances. I was really excited to check…

Maruyama: Omakase with Chef

Thanks to Raymond of ChineseBites, we were invited to a private omakase nigiri tasting at the new, cozy Maruyama Japanese Restaurant, opened June just earlier this year. Previously the raw bar chef at Blue Water Cafe, Chef Yoshiya Maruyama has ventured into opening his own restaurant in East Vancouver on Rupert St, replacing the old Kimura….