Mary is the founding member of Vancouver Bits and Bites. VBB was born after her father passed away – he was a foodie on his own right, and most of the best memories she has of his were around a great meal and a good bottle of wine. This is her way of keeping the memory of her father alive; with each restaurant visit she asks herself: “would Joe like this?”
Aside from restaurants reviews, she writes about wines, cocktails, and events around town. You’ll also find tips, photography and food posts from her travels.
Follow her on twitter @maryinvancity
Alice Wong was a picky eater growing up as a kid. Her Cantonese upbringing also made her particularly picky when it came to Chinese cuisine and sensitivity to flavors from around the world. Refining her taste buds, Alice has now developed her appreciation for various cuisines from around the world.
With travel accomplishments such as visiting all 5 Disney theme parks in the world in 2013, riding a Segway around Prague, exploring Chichen Itza in Mexico, walking the Great Wall in China, and spending 28 days driving through Canada and the USA, Alice has a long travel bucket list she hopes to continue to check off. She’s looking forward to sharing her travel adventures and tips with everyone.
Alice is also a strong supporter of live music and theatre – whether it’s attending a concert in the park, roaming theatre production or a Broadway show, she’s one of the first to be arranging to see a show. You can also follow Alice on Twitter on her various adventures: @alicejhwong.
Silvia’s love of food, travel, and culture has been embedded since birth thanks to her parents. There was not a moment as a child that there was not a book to be read or a movie to be watched, and she loved every moment! Silvia still has a love of good food, tea, wine, travel, culture, books and movies and enjoys sharing this love with the world… Along with her new found passion for fitness.
Silvia was born in El Salvador and has spent her life living there, in Mexico and in Canada. She loves fitness and dance and is always looking out for new types of dance styles to learn and incorporate into her fitness classes. Her philosophy is that if it’s not fun it won’t get done so fun fitness is what she strives for!
Daisy is a yoga teacher and structural yoga therapist who loves her carob and cookies (croissants too!)! She enjoys creating green smoothie concoctions (spiked or otherwise), talking to her furkid and spending time on her mat. Inspired by her yoga journey, she tries to bring positivity and motivation to every one of her classes and hosted events. A digital designer gone rogue, she swapped her pantones for a food processor one day and has never looked back.
Connect with her on Instagram or Facebook.
Diandra Durando was born and raised in Indonesia and moved to Vancouver, BC in 2007 to attend university. Little did she know how greatly she would miss Indonesian food which is hard to find in the Vancouver area. Since arriving, she has become a full-blown foodie and loves to try all the new restaurants, dessert cafes, and breweries that Metro Vancouver has to offer, and cannot wait to share her thoughts with you!
Diandra has always loved arts and crafts. When it comes to art, she likes to experiment and do various projects while focusing on oil painting and batik. Aside from that, she also likes skiing, bowling, floating on the beautiful lakes of BC on her giant flamingo floatie, and recently she has developed an interest in paddle boarding. She also loves Disney movies and you can find her listening to her favorite Disney movie soundtracks on a daily basis.
You can follow her on Instagram – @778onmyplate.
Erica Wong is a psychiatric nurse and health advocate by day, with the passion to help enrich the lives of individuals in the community. By night, her passion turns to food and the kitchen. Since receiving her first cookbook at the ripe age of 7, cooking and baking have always been her favourite past times. She enjoys experimenting and researching fresh and exciting recipes, browsing through cookbooks, creating delicious grub for family and friends, and watching cooking shows. When she’s not in the kitchen, you can find her wining and dining, trying out new and unique eats and attending local beer festivals. Her diverse palate and travel bug has guided her to over 28 countries within the last 2 years, couch-surfing, solo backpacking, and devouring her way through cities learning about others’ cultures and cuisines. New to the writing scene, she hopes you can gain an insight into healthy lifestyle tips and find recipes to indulge in. Bon Appetito!
You can follow Erica’s Instagram here: @ericawong8