Chef David Hawksworth, Nightingale, Vancouver

Only opened for a couple weeks, we decided to go on a whim. People slowly started to trickle in after we sat down at 11am. The 7400 square foot restaurant has 2 levels with an open concept kitchen upstairs. We love the vibe upstairs. We can hear the sounds of chefs cooking and the aroma…

Exclusive Interview: Connor Meakin, Pure Bone Broth, Vancouver

If you don’t find this Vancouverite in his commercial kitchen cooking broth, he is probably in back-to-back meetings or delivering the goods to his clients. I snuck in a half hour photoshoot during our meeting. I captured him just the way I wanted in a relaxing environment. Every Vancouverite I meet has a story to…

Chef Stefan Hartmann, Bauhaus, Vancouver

We spent Mother’s Day at Bauhaus with my family. I love the changing menu at Bauhaus. I am the type to always seek something different. Michelin star Chef Stefan Hartmann has a way to impress with his transformation of traditional dishes to something unique and creative. We love the Chef’s tasting menu. We tried it…

Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, Vancouver

We went for Mother’s Day brunch weekend. Yes, it’s usually a weekend celebration for our family. Louie salad oregon pink shrimp, local dungeness crab, avocado, soft boiled egg, iceberg lettuce. The salad is so refreshing and healthy. I love seafood so it’s a perfect combination for a light salad. It is the right balance of…

UYU Soft Serve Ice Cream, Vancouver

UYU is Korean for milk. They use fresh ingredients and organic milk for their soft serves. I enjoyed watching her carefully place the toppings on like she was handling jewels. I ordered the chocolate hazelnut with roasted sunflower seeds, dry strawberries and honey drizzle. If you are in Gastown, go in and try your favourite…

Birds & the Beets, Gastown, Vancouver

Nestled in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver is a coffee shop serving sandwiches. When you walk into Birds & the Beets, you smell the aroma of flowers. The wall of flowers stimulates your senses even before you order your coffee. It is a nice touch to the interior design. I am always attracted to colourful…

David Lam Park, Vancouver

I have been asked many times by parents to make a list of places I take my kid. I have started covering parks and playgrounds around Vancouver. Keep checking this section of my posts since I can’t think of a park we haven’t visited. I am slowly trying to get all that up. David Lam…