Maxine’s Cafe and Bar is the perfect place to reconnect and renew

Located in the historic West End of Vancouver, Maxine’s Cafe and Bar has been serving breakfast, lunch, and brunch since they opened in April 2021 and now, they have expanded their offerings into the evenings with the addition of both a happy hour and dinner menus from Thursdays to Sundays.  I found myself at Maxine’s…

Acclaimed Van Gogh Exhibit is Coming to Vancouver

Fresh from its last stop in Winnipeg, the Imagine Van Gogh exhibit is coming to the Vancouver Convention Centre in February and I for one, cannot wait. Vincent Van Gogh is my favourite artist. I remember standing for hours at the Met in NYC staring at Starry Night – drinking in every once of madness…

Get Your Fill of Mini-Donuts this Weekend at the PNE

Considering the new COVID-19 restrictions, going to the PNE the traditional way won’t be possible this year – yet the team behind the Pacific National Exhibition is working hard to still be able to support its vendors and bring some of the joy back. A Taste of the PNE is one of the first events…

Shiok: Singapore Cuisine

Are you all “Shiok” up over the latest Singaporean restaurant in Vancouver? The latest in a series of Asian restaurants that have recently sprouted up along Kingsway, Shiok offers Singaporean cuisine in a casual dining experience similar to a hawkers centre in the land of Crazy Rich Asians. I’ve been to Singapore before and loved…

2019 Holiday Events Listing

Without a doubt, the holiday season is my favourite time of the year! I don’t know if it’s the lights, the food, the excitement in the air, but there’s something about Christmas that lifts my spirits and delights me in a way that no other time of the year compares. Now that I’m a mom,…

HPI Bet Makes it Easy to get into the Racing Action

I recently went to a horse race at Hastings Racecourse located at 188 N. Renfrew St., Vancouver ,BC V5K 3N8 (approximately a 5-minute walk from Renfrew and East Hastings intersection). It was an opportunity for me to try out HPIbet, a website that enables you to bet on horse races on your phone. This was…

Catch the Vancouver Aquarium Butterflies Before They Fly Away

It’s all butterflies at the Vancouver Aquarium right now until the end of September. The beautiful Costa Rican visitors can be found at their Amazon Gallery. Several exotic species can be found, such as the Cream-Spotted Tiger Wing Butterfly, or the Postman Butterfly. If you’re lucky (or if you’re wearing a bright shirt), They may…

A Day at the Races at the Deighton Cup

If you are looking for an event where you can showcase your best outfit and have the thrill of betting on a horse, Deighton Cup is for you! The 11th year of Deighton Cup just happened this past weekend on July 20th. Located at the Hastings Racecourse, the festival has been an event that people…

The New Food and Beverage Concepts at BC Place for 2019

Whitecaps fans are in for a treat this season. Executive Chef Will Tse, BC Place, and Centreplate unveiled the new additions to their menu last week, just in time for the Whitecaps season opener. Available for purchase at all stadium events this year, the new items range from gluten-free, vegetarian, OceanWise, meat options, and are…