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…

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…

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…

Top Five Amazing Places to Visit in Ireland

As summer in Vancouver draws to a close, I chose to spend 10 days backpacking around Ireland (including Northern Ireland) on my own, hopping on buses and trains, and staying in hostels all over the island. Throughout my trip, I had the opportunity to visit so many incredible places – here are my top 5…

Calgary Eats: Cluck N Cleaver

On our way back to Vancouver, we stopped in Calgary to meet Richmond, BC-born-and-raised sisters Nicole & Francine Gomes, who have now opened a new take-out restaurant – Cluck N Cleaver. I had the opportunity to interview both Nicole and Francine. If Nicole seems familiar to you, she previously was on Top Chef Canada, placing 5th…

Edmonton Eats: The People’s Perogy

Alberta is home to the statue of The Giant Perogy. It is also home to some of the best made perogies in Canada due to its Ukrainian roots and local residents. I recently read a review by local Edmonton foodie Ms. Hangry Foodie, I wanted to try The People’s Perogy for lunch as everything is…

Edmonton Heritage Festival Recap

I’m currently on vacation in Edmonton visiting family. While here, I am on the hunt for shopping deals (save the PST!), new restaurants to try, and places to see and experience including this year’s Servus Heritage Festival in Hawrelak Park. This festival is a multicultural festival of food and cultural performances. I was really excited to check…

SF Adventures – 10 Affordable Things To Do #OnlyInSF

This most recent trip, I spent 4 days in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been to San Francisco multiple times, for work and for vacation, so this trip I wanted to seek out things to do that were either free or unique which I haven’t done before in the city. Here is my list of things…

SF Adventures – The Meritage Resort & Spa

A weekend in San Francisco isn’t complete without a visit to the Napa Valley. Day 3 included a short drive around Oakland, followed by some shopping stops in Emeryville and Vallejo before reaching Napa. We were invited to stay at The Meritage Resort & Spa, one of the largest resorts in the Napa Valley. Situated on…

Discover The Palm Beaches Invites You to Bring the Whole Family

This summer, escape to a place that has been treasured for generations; a place where you can feel welcome amidst luxury, while being surrounded by family-friendly affordability. Enjoy the natural wonder of 47 miles of beaches, the charm and history of America’s First Resort Destination®, and discover culinary treasures as you create memories with the…

GRAND WAILEA RESORT ANNOUNCES ROOM RENOVATION & RESORT ENHANCEMENTS

A landmark on the beautiful island of Maui for the past two decades, Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is announcing a $30 million rennovation – which includes all new guest room interiors as well as upgrades in the hotels meeting areas and it’s famous pools with a completion date set for early 2015.  Known…

Crumbs Bakeshop in Greenwich Village New York City

The first Crumbs Bake Shop opened in 2003 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is well known for it’s innovative and oversized gourmet cupcakes. The Company currently has 79 locations in 12 states and the District of Columbia, including 19 stores in super regional malls. The company opened its first-ever gluten-free store in October, 2013 in…