Tasting Plates YVR – Port Moody

Wednesday was Tasting Plates YVR‘s first tasting tour in #Port Moody. Presented by VanFoodster, I was excited to see that Tasting Plates is venturing out to the suburbs! Closer to home for me, I haven’t had a chance to enjoy some of the places on the tasting tour so I was looking forward to checking…

Top Five Amazing Places to Visit in Ireland

As summer in Vancouver draws to a close, I chose to spend 10 days backpacking around Ireland (including Northern Ireland) on my own, hopping on buses and trains, and staying in hostels all over the island. Throughout my trip, I had the opportunity to visit so many incredible places – here are my top 5…

Another Top 6 Gas Saving Tips! Just In Time For Back To School!

Summer is over, and with the annual start of the school year, many parents are now faced with the added transportation costs of ferrying their kids to and from school as well as to their many after-school activities. This can dramatically increase the average daily amount of fuel. In keeping with our focus on finding ways…

21 Nautical Miles Seafood Bar

I got an invite from Raymond at ChineseBites to try Yaletown’s newest seafood bar: 21 Nautical Miles. Described as “high end Asian fusion”, this restaurant is becoming well-known for their Chinese-style seafood boils. Their Seafood Party dish ($38.95 per person, minimum 2 people); consists of BC Dungeness crab, selva tiger prawns, blue mussels, and clams. Alaskan…

The Must-Eat Foods at the PNE for 2016

This is one of my favourite media events of the summer – The PNE food tour. I don’t know what it is about fair fare that’s so enticing – maybe it’s the guilty pleasure, or the fact that you can only indulge on some of these treats once a year. The PNE does such a…

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…