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….

Go San Francisco – Big Bus & Museums

San Francisco is one of my favourite destinations for a short getaway. For a girls’ trip into the city with my friend B, I booked us a night’s stay at Park Central San Francisco. Armed with Go San Francisco cards thanks to San Francisco Travel, we were off on our two days of sightseeing. We activated…

Healthy and Delicious in San Diego

Food is important. Good food is even more important – that’s how I see it! Thankfully, there are more and more places popping up that help ease the search for good, nourishing food. A place I came across on a recent trip to sunny San Diego was Cafe Gratitude. I only wish I was there…

San Francisco Eats – SF International Chocolate Salon

San Francisco is home to many great food, wine and beer festivals. This year I had the chance to enjoy the one day San Francisco International Chocolate Salon on my visit to Japantown at Hotel Kabuki. This year’s Chocolate Salon featured over 25+ chocolate, wine, tea, and other chocolate related vendors, and chocolate themed seminars. It is a chocolate lover’s…

San Francisco Eats – Hitachino Beer & Wagyu

Nest is best! Hitachino Nest Beer is a craft brewery created in 1823 in Hitachi, Japan, located in the Ibaraki prefecture outside of Tokyo. I’ve been a huge fan ever since being introduced to Hitachino Nest’s White Ale beer in California during a work trip. It’s hard to find Hitachino beers in Vancouver, so I take…

Planning a Winter Getaway? Here are Seven Things to do in Golden, BC

You don’t have to be a skier or snowboarder to enjoy the great outdoors this winter. Located in the heart of six of the most stunning national parks Canada has to offer, Golden, BC offers endless opportunities for outdoor adventurers to enjoy an extended visit to this winter wonderland. There are accommodations to suit every budget, ranging from…

Ladies’ Getaway at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Needing a break from the city, two of my girlfriends and I took an overnight trip to Whistler this weekend. Driving up Sunday, we arrived to the beautifully rustic Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  As Whistler Blackcomb has not officially opened for the winter ski season (opens this week, November 23), the hotel was buzzing with anticipation of…

Go Further with Ford Canada: Introducing the Ford Escape 2017

About a month ago, I was invited by Ford Canada to Harambe’s Ethiopian Restaurant on Commercial Drive, to hear about Robin Esrock’s bucket list experiences from his book “The Great Canadian Bucket List”. From hearing about his adventures, we were all inspired to take on our own bucket list item, in a brand new Ford…

Vegas Baby

I find Vegas to be one of those chameleon places –  it’s never the same; it becomes whatever you want it to be in each visit. Having been there a few times already, and it not being my all time favourite place, I wanted to experience a different kind of Vegas. Something less touristy, finding pleasure in the…

OpenTable Announces 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016

As executive chefs and restaurateurs across the country draw on autumn for inspiration during a new season of dining, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations, revealed the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016. The list reflects the combined opinions of more than 300,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable…