The Cycling Croissant, New Product Launch, Aug 15, Vancouver

Since we first featured The Cycling Croissant, they have since grown their successful business venture and are expanding into some exciting new categories. We got a sneak peek at their new products which will be launched on Monday, August 15!  macarons (gluten free made with almond flour). Flavours – vanilla, raspberry & rose, lavender, salted…

Exclusive Interview Simon Rosbottom, Clipper Round the World Race

“Night time sees bodies sleeping all over the boat, attempting to find a cooler spot. A result of this temperature is that it is comfortable to spend all night on deck without a shirt but this isn’t without it’s hidden dangers. Girls if you only knew the trials and tribulation of being a man, the…

Exclusive Interview: Chef Shota Nakajima at Naka, Seattle

Naka has been open for 9 months and the week it opened, I was on my way back to Vancouver from Seattle. I haven’t been able to book this restaurant until my recent visit. I was excited and didn’t know what to expect. Chef Shota Nakajima was recently nominated for the Seattle “30 under 30” award…

Exclusive interview: Francine LeClair, Cascadia Soap Co, Vancouver

I am constantly looking for chemical free and natural products for the family. When you have a kid, there are times when they get eczema, hives or other skin issues and it leads you to constantly search for natural products. Same with myself, I try to look for more natural, organic, and chemical free ingredients…

Exclusive Interview: Chef Mitchell Barr, Lupulo, New York

I booked Lupulo weeks in advance when we planned our trip to New York. Lupulo is opened by Michelin-starred Chef, George Mendes who also opened Aldea. The night I went, he wasn’t at Lupulo and I was a little disappointed I didn’t get to meet him. But, I had a pleasant surprise meeting the sous…

33 Acres Brewing, Vancouver

When you think about where to get a beer in the Mount Pleasant area of Vancouver, 33 Acres come to mind. What about coffee? I don’t drink beer, but I am a coffee addict. I walked in with my kid after school today and casually asked for a milk because she was very thirsty. It…

Brushstroke, Michelin 1 star, New York

This was one of the best meals we had in New York in terms of Japanese cuisine. The reason why I chose this restaurant was because it is the only restaurant in New York in the same building with another Michelin star kitchen. Brush Stroke is a collaboration between Chef David Bouley and the Tsuji…