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…

Top 3 Deals & Steals: June 26 – July 2, 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 we are focusing on some local dining deals – specifically pasta related – for you to take advantage of so you can take your…

Top 3 Deals & Steals: June 12-18, 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! In time for Father’s Day here are some last minute deals should you not have found a gift yet. Take advantage of some savings for dad…

Top 3 Deals & Steals: May 7-13, 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! Make sure to pick up something great for Mother’s Day! Your mom will love to know that the gift was thoughtful and you saved some money…

Goose Island Beer Co. Beer Dinner in Vancouver

This week I had the opportunity to attend Goose Island Beer Co.‘s migration media dinner in Vancouver. Goose Island Beer Co. is a Chicago based craft beer company. Their beers are distributed throughout the US, UK, and recently started expanding in the Canadian craft beer market. Goose Island hosted an intimate beer dinner at Glowbal,…

Hai Phong Vietnamese Kitchen

For opening night of The Book of Mormon, Mary and I, along with our hubbies and friend, went for a foodie dinner. I’ve passed by Hai Phong Vietnamese Kitchen several times and now finally had a reason to dine there that evening! Hai Phong has two restaurants, one along Kingsway in East Vancouver, and this location, which is…

Screen Door – Portland

Last weekend my hubby and I spent a couple days in Portland, Oregon. We were super excited to head down for some R&R, in particular for some foodie good times! After doing some research online and reading other foodie blogs, I had a long list of restaurants and food carts I wanted to visit and try out in…

MaryinVancity and the Thanksgiving Turducken

Ever heard of a turducken? It’s a new take on the traditional holiday turkey, except that the bird is stuffed with other birds. This carnivore’s feast is a turkey stuffed with a duck, stuffed with a chicken, stuffed with sausage stuffing. It’s ridiculously good. When I was first approached to try out a turducken I…