Spanish Gin and Tonic at Cabriota Tapas

Gifts Ideas for the Gin Lover for National Gin Day

It was International Gin and Tonic Day every October 19th. And continuing to stay on the gin train, it’s National Gin day on December 7th. For those gin-lovers on your list, here are unique entertaining and gift ideas: Gin bottles up-cycled to glassware The Joy of Gin Luxury Gift Box From gorgeous gooey elderflower and gin marshmallows to the gin and tonic bath bomb this … Continue reading Gifts Ideas for the Gin Lover for National Gin Day

Gifts Ideas for the Vodka-Lover

On weekends, Douglas and I like to drive out to a neighbourhood to walk around to explore new shops and restaurants. Last weekend we decided to check out two areas in southwestern Vancouver as it was cold and wet outside. We first checked out Marine Gateway, which surrounds the Marine Drive Skytrain Station, then flocked over to Oakridge Mall by Cambie and 41st. As Douglas … Continue reading Gifts Ideas for the Vodka-Lover

Inspiring Cocktails for International Gin & Tonic Day

Gin and Tonic cocktails remind me of when I used to listen to albums after albums of the Barenaked Ladies when Steven Page was still part of the group. The first time I learned about g&t’s was when I listened to their song, “Alcohol” from their album Stunt. Forget the cafe latte Screw the raspberry iced tea A Malibu and Coke for you, a G&T … Continue reading Inspiring Cocktails for International Gin & Tonic Day

#CaribooCares campaign

This summer was a scorcher across many areas in Canada, especially across towns in British Columbia. BC Wildfire Forest Service declared this summer to be the worst season ever for wildfires. Over 900,000 hectares were burned from over 1,000 fires across BC since this April. Pacific Western Brewing (PWB) and those who love the Cariboo family of beers are joining forces in September to raise … Continue reading #CaribooCares campaign

Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

Last week, we were invited to the Vancouver installment of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series at Windsor Gallery in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district. The Artisan Series is an annual search to discover the best emerging visual artists from North America. Vancouver served as the premiere stop on the tour. The search is now in its eighth year, with new partner Artsy, an online resource for … Continue reading Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

Celebrating Summer with a Farm to Table Dinner at @CentralParkFarm

We were whisked away in a mini bus courtesy of Destination BC from Vancouver to a magical, long table dinner in Langley at Central Park Farms to enjoy a local, fresh ingredients-focused menu designed by Chef Adrian Beaty, alongside Langley-based farmers and producers.
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Flor de Cana Nicaraguan Rum Greets Guests Under an Ice Volcano

Last week, we were invited to experience Flor de Cana’s vast range of premium rums as the brand hosted an outdoor party by the shipyards in North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay. Douglas and I were greeted at the entrance with Macua Punch, a creation made with Flor de Cana 5, guava-, orange-, and lemon juices plus simple syrup. Thank you to Vancouverscape, a Vancouver based blog … Continue reading Flor de Cana Nicaraguan Rum Greets Guests Under an Ice Volcano

Gift Ideas at @OddSpirits

Looking to find a uniquely crafted and designed vodka or spirit made in Vancouver? Make time to visit the distillery and tasting room at Odd Society Spirits on Powell Street in East Vancouver. On our previous visit, Douglas and I opted for a flight to try their in-house Gin, Mongrel, Creme de Cassis, and Vermouth. You may recognize their signature look of their craft vodka … Continue reading Gift Ideas at @OddSpirits

Summer Canada150 BBQ decoration ideas at Canadian Superstore

Hosting or attending a BBQ this upcoming Canada Day long weekend? While picking up groceries and supplies, swing by the seasonal section to pick up some Canada 150 themed decor by Canadian Superstore. Here are cute items that caught our eye: Glassware Beaver and Moose Hats Make it cozier with maples leaves on lights, mason jar lights, napkins and cushions Happy 150th Birthday, Canada! Continue reading Summer Canada150 BBQ decoration ideas at Canadian Superstore