Top 3 Deals & Steals: September 4 – 10, 2018

Each week, experience our top 3 deals & steals that have been selected for you, whether it be shopping, food, or just tips on how to save some money! Now that the kids are back-to-school or back to work after summer vacation, time is precious. That means you may have to batch cook meals and/or…

Top 3 Deals & Steals: July 24-30, 2018

Each week, experience our top 3 deals & steals that have been selected for you, whether it be shopping, food, or just tips on how to save some money! This week I picked 3 new(ish) reward programs to spotlight and why you need to join to benefit from the rewards and deals from these programs….

Top 3 Deals & Steals: April 16-22, 2018

Each week, experience our top 3 deals & steals that have been selected for you, whether it be shopping, food, or just tips on how to save some money! This week’s top 3 deals are all about food – what’s not to love about cheap eats? Boba Boy – Boba Boy is opening up a…

Sweet Treats at Sugar Lab

Sweets galore! I felt like I walked into sugar heaven when I stepped into Burnaby’s latest dessert house, Sugar Lab. Located off Royal Oak & Kingsway, in a new building built behind Chatime and Boiling Point, Sugar Lab features the latest in Chinese desserts – mille crepes and fruit filled pancakes, along with classics such…

New restaurant opening: Chew Restaurant, Burnaby

Taking over the Tea Wok Asian Cuisine, new restaurant Chew Restaurant establishes its presence on Kingsway as a new go-to Taiwanese bubble tea joint. Its unique decor, including artsy graffitti on the walls, and a dark colour scheme with neon pops of colour, as well as spacious seating welcomes any and all gatherings of couples,…

Blend Bubble Tea

For the longest time, I’ve loved bubble tea. There’s something about fruity milk teas or slushes with the combination of tapioca pearls and coconut jelly that makes me seek for my quick fix in any neighborhood I live in or work in. This year, a new bubble tea shop called Blend Bubble Tea opened up…

Chatime Brings their Bubble Tea Brand to Downtown Vancouver

Chatime is a bubble tea café that originated from Taiwan, and now a global franchise in 26 countries with over 1,000 stores. They’ve opened up 6 locations in Metro Vancouver, including one on Robson that I had the chance to visit on Sunday. I had previously tried their location at Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, inside…

Tapioca Cafe 三年一班

During the summer, Richmond’s Tapioka Express changed names to Tapioca Cafe 三年一班 and changed ownership. Located in Union Square a few doors down from Richmond Sushi, I recently visited the bubble tea and Taiwanese restaurant to try it out. What I was greeted with was a school-themed restaurant, with servers dressed in school uniforms, wooden…

Orange Corner Tea House

Orange Corner has two locations: One in Kerrisdale and one in Burnaby, in Station Square Mall. This is where we found ourselves for lunch on a sunny Thursday afternoon. Orange Corner server a wide array of dishes – Taiwanese food, crepes, bubble tea, chocolate fondue… there’s lot of variety there! Looking at the menu we…