Party with the Fishes as Vancouver Aquarium’s Gala Night returns

The Vancouver Aquarium sure knows how to throw a party, and this year, their signature event, Night at the Aquarium, will have a very Canadian theme. Our country is turning 150 year young in July, and on Thursday, June 15, foodies, wine lovers, and ocean ambassadors alike will celebrate Canada and its incredible coastlines at this award-winning gala fundraiser that…

Skip the Dishes Tonight! #Contest

If there’s one thing I love more than going out to eat, is when the food is delivered right to my door. I’m so busy. I have a full-time job, a blog, and I’m the mother of an adorable, yet, extremely energetic almost-four-year-old. With all my daily responsibilities; anything that makes my life easier it’s…

I’m Sorry, Paris – A Canadian woman’s take.

Paris, I owe you an apology. I’ll be honest with you.  I came here with a romantic idea that I would find myself in the Paris of Hemingway and the Lost generation. The Paris of Voltaire and all the romance that comes with the Eiffel Tower and the Phantom of the Opera and all those…

Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Opened in 1804, Père Lachaise Cemetery is the largest in Paris, covering approximately 110 acres. It’s a beautiful spot, surrounded by gorgeous greenery and history. The cemetery is “technically” full. However. burials still happen here. In order to be buried at Père Lachaise, you have to be a) Parisian or B) Have died in Paris….

Introducing Nütrl – a Vodka so Smooth, It Even Mixes with Politics

Let me introduce you to Nütrl – a vodka that’s everything but neutral. I’ll get to that in a bit, but first, let’s make acquaintances: Nütrl is making British Columbia proud with their smooth vodka made with only BC grain and in small batches. This uncomplicated spirit is rich in texture while maintaining a clear and…

WildTale Restaurant introduces Weekday Lunch Features

A new series of new dishes and weekday lunch features have “sprung” for “Spring” at WildTale in Yaletown. Ok, so I’m not “punta’s tic” at puns. A favourite with seafood lovers, The WildTale Seafood Tower has debuted on the dinner menu, loaded with house ceviche, fresh oysters, lobster tail, marinated clams and mussels, peel &…

LIFT is now open at YVR Airport

Fans of LIFT’s Downtown location are now able to enjoy their delicious West Coast Menu while waiting for their flights at YVR Airport. Located in the International Departures Terminal – after security – The restaurant opens early (7 am) and closes late (1 am). It also offers an award-winning selection of BC wines and handcrafted cocktails. The…

Canadians have spoken, fresh tastes better. #Contest

I’m a carnivore. Although I’ve been known to sample (and enjoy!) the odd vegetarian or vegan dish, I’m a shameless devourer of meat, a connoisseur of bacon and a sampler of brisket.  A perfect example for consumption, is the humble, yet extremely satisfying hamburger, and one of our go-to places for hamburgers as a family…

Vanfoodster Celebrates 5 years of #TastingPlatesYVR

Time flies when you’re having fun! I can’t believe that it’s been five years since Richard Wolak first began delighting taste buds with Tasting Plates. These food-crawl style events celebrate neighbourhoods around the Lower Mainland by showcasing local restaurants and cuisines. We started the celebrations with a couple of wine tastings from Marquis Wine Cellars…

Align Entertainment Presents: The Little Mermaid

The tale of the Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved narrative, turned Disney film, is a  story about a mermaid who dreams of the world above the sea and risks everything to find love. Align Entertainment is presenting a live theatre version of the story, and they’re going all out, with lavish costumes, sets…