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…

Recap: BC Seafood Festival 2019 Launch Party

Comox Valley once again is the host to the annual BC Seafood Festival June 7-16, 2019. In its 13th year, the BC Seafood Festival is Western Canada’s largest seafood festival. This delicious seafood event welcomes some of the best chefs in BC, showcasing and educating participants on buying and consuming BC’s sustainable seafood. I had…

Discover Los Angeles: Santa Monica’s Esters Wine Shop & Bar

With frequent non-stop flights to Los Angeles from Vancouver, LA makes for a great short trip! I recently took a 4 nights, 3 days trip to LA with one of my girl friends for a quick ladies trip. It was a super fun vacation packed with lots of firsts – partaking in both local and…

Sneeki Tiki Brings Back that Summer Feel to Vancouver

I know, I know… Fall has arrived, but it doesn’t mean that we have to lose summer! When you find yourself in the rain or cold and longing for that summer feel, enjoy some refreshing drinks and delicious food at Sneeki Tiki, a new tiki-inspired restaurant and bar! Sneeki Tiki, downtown Vancouver’s very first tiki…

Easy End-of-Summer Party Ideas with Bacardi Rum #Recipes

I can’t believe summer has come and gone and what better way to say farewell than to throw an end of summer bash before the first day of fall!  But what cocktails to make, and what about decor? We have a checklist below that includes tasty Bacardi Rum cocktails for guests to stay refreshed alongside…

The Mackenzie Room – I Want It All!

“Our food is exciting, playful, and always thoughtful.” The MacKenzie Room‘s promise of a menu that showcases the best of what BC has to offer, casual, non-pretentious, and creative is what has drawn many praises from foodies and critics since it’s opening 3 years ago. I had the pleasure of celebrating a friend’s birthday dinner…

Top 3 Deals & Steals: July 31 – August 6, 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! I love happy hour! It’s the best deal to have an early dinner without paying a hefty dinner bill, yet indulge with some cocktails and appetizers,…

Summer Patio Dining at West Oak

Whether enjoying a weekend evening or meeting up with friends after work, Vancouver’s sunshine during the summer months makes for great patio dining! This week, I had the pleasure of joining my fellow foodie influencers, Foodgressing and VanFoodies, for a hosted summer patio dinner at West Oak in Yaletown. Beautiful weather with some beautiful ladies…

Mark your Calendars: The West End Cocktail Crawl is on June 7

If you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with friends or looking to make new ones, Vancouver Gourmet Club is offering another cocktail crawl, this time in the West End. The last cocktail crawl took place in Yaletown and it was a lot of fun. Same as last time, goers will have a…

BC Distilled’s fifth annual festival set to take place April 14

With 40 distilleries from across British Columbia showcasing their best products, BC Distilled invites aficionados and newbies alike to explore the country’s biggest artisan and micro-distillery event on April 14. This year the festival features 12 new distilleries which have opened since last year’s show. Each distillery is represented by the distiller or other distillery…