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November 2012

Facing up to winter

Winter is well and truly here in Vancouver; my morning walks with Freddie the dog are becoming a lesson in the art of layering and cunning application of wet weather gear. I have never been so...Read more...

Whistler Weekend

Winter takes on a different feeling when you have one of the world’s most beautiful mountain playgrounds on your doorstep. When it rains in Vancouver, you know that it’s probably...Read more...

Chowder Chowdown at the Vancouver Aquarium

The only accessory any smart Vancouverite needed tonight was a wooden spoon and voting slip from the Ocean Wise sustainable seafood Chowder Chowdown event at the Aquarium. Twelve chefs, twelve...Read more...

Licensed to thrill at Vancouver’s Shangri-La hotel

I’ve had my eye on the Shangri-La hotel  ever since I moved to Vancouver. Towering above the other buildings in the city, it’s been a glittering landmark and one that I’ve been...Read more...

Five Things We Learned At Cornucopia

1: Wine dinners are good dinners And no, not just because you get to try many different wines (although, yes – that is a bit of a bonus too) but because of how much you get to learn in a...Read more...

Going native: rubber rain boots

I realised a couple of weeks ago that what worked in Brighton absolutely did not work here in Vancouver. I’m talking about my boots. My lovely leather boots. Which I have happily stomped...Read more...

Cheers to the Vancouver classics. Part 1: West

The annual En Route Best New Restaurant awards came out recently and shockingly, didn’t have a single Vancouver restaurant on the list. I’ve realised in the few months that I’ve...Read more...

Ladies who lunch: Part 1. Glowbal Grill

If you’re going for lunch with a girlfriend you’ve not seen for a while, then there are a few important things a restaurant must have for it to be a success; patient staff who A)...Read more...

Food and drink adventures in Yaletown

I’m slowly getting to know the different neighbourhoods around my new city, Vancouver. Yaletown is at the lower tip of the downtown core bordered by the water of False Creek, and the...Read more...

Eco Fashion Week in Vancouver

I’m not going to pretend to be some kind of fashionista. In fact, despite years of writing for women’s magazines I’d never even attended a fashion show before, but I was...Read more...

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