I Love Chickpea Restaurant opened on Main Street and 27th street. Their menu focus is vegan dishing out mainly items made with – you guessed it – chickpeas. This is their second venture from their food truck. The restaurant is cutely themed with children’s books […]
Last time I was at Ancora was during last year’s Dine Out Vancouver. I was still pregnant and now baby is almost 3 months old. To celebrate Motherhood and my friend’s pregnancy we decided to head over to Ancora for brunch! I love the bright […]
I can’t believe Christmas is 2 months away! I already saw both Halloween and Christmas decorations at Costco. With our new addition to our little family, I’m thinking about our first family holiday greeting card to send to our friends and family. I came across Basic Invite while researching for the best online holiday cards and invitations. Basic Invite offers almost unlimited colours, custom samples, address capturing services, foil, etc.
Creating your personalized holiday photo cards is simple. Customize and preview your invitation instantly in over 160 colour options.
How to Create Your Personalized Greeting Cards:
- Just pick a colour and script font (with all the swirls and swashes you love)
- Pocket Invitations (up to five stacked cards for each design)
- Matching Suite Items (Save the Dates, Programs, Thank You Cards)
- Foil (add gold, silver or rose gold flat or raised foil for a luxe effect)
- Wood Invitations (option to get it printed on real wood with white ink for a rustic vibe)
- Peel and Seal Envelopes (no licking required = no paper cuts! ewww)
- Envelope Colours (add an extra pop of colour to your greeting cards)
In addition to their instant preview, I love that you can order a Truly Custom sample to touch and feel how the cards look in real life! I’m a visual person so I love it when I can see my cards with our names, photos and colours!
One neat feature that Basic Invite offers compared to other online greeting card companies is that they offer Address Capturing Service. No more typing everyone’s address one at a time – OMG can you imagine?
Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders. This is such a great feature for wedding and holiday company party invitations isn’t it?
There is over 250 Christmas card and holiday card designs. Cards start as low as $0.82 each. You can choose to print just one card, ten cards, 500 cards or your own quantity!
Right now Basic Invite is offering 30% off with coupon code: holi30
Now the only question is which family photo to use!
For more information visit ww.basicinvite.com
Disclaimer: this post is sponsored by Basic Invite.
GOOSENECK HOSPITALITY’S HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER New Beer Hall Offers Extensive Craft Beer Selection, Ballpark-inspired Fare, Interactive Games Room and Big-League Sports Action Vancouver’s burgeoning Fraserhood/Cedar Cottage district welcomes a brand new beer hall and casual dining concept with […]
Having hard wood floors means there’s a lot of dust that is visible. Now that our baby girl is doing more tummy time it is so important to keep things super clean! Miele recently just released the Blizzard CX1 – it is their first bagless vacuum […]
I was invited by Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. Opinions are my own.
CHI, The Spa @ Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver
Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A8
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Soirette’s new 2017 Mooncake Collection recently just released and is perfect for sharing and gifting during the Mid-Autumn Festival on October 4th, 2017. The unique collection of Snow Mooncakes, featuries a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, refreshing teas and French couverture chocolate. Made entirely from scratch […]
A new blossom inspires the starry night sky, marking the arrival of a luscious harvest. This year, TWG Tea narrates the story of the constellation with the Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection, a rich and enduring assortment of patisseries set to inspire and intrigue any […]
Miku at Coal Harbour waterfront is one of my favourite Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. It is located next to Canada Place and has wonderful views – you can watch the sunset over the North Shores. To celebrate our third wedding anniversary, Dave and I wanted to indulge in their omakase menu – Aburi Kaiseki Dinner.
Kaiseki menu is only available during dinner service. There are three choices of Shokai (zensai, entree, signature sushi and dessert) $68 per person, Kaisen (six course chef’s tasting menu) $88 per person and Aburi (unique multi-course experience with premium and seasonal ingredients) $135 per person. Traditional Kaiseki Ryori incorporates region’s food culture and is presented in unique Arita plateware from Kyushu, Japan.
To start the evening we savoured a glass of Riesling while watching the thunderstorm – after all it is September in Vancouver.
Amuse Bouche: croquette
Aburi Sashimi: trio selection of flame seared salmon, scallop and tuna with signature sauces.
Appetizer: Presented in a beautiful bento box from Arita plateware that is so Instagram worthy. Seven seasonal bite size appetizers that consists of fresh oysters (or substitution for clams), Salt Spring mussels with mignonette and tiger prawn cocktail. The bottom layer includes octopus ceviche, pan seared Hakkaido scallop, beef carpaccio, and ahi tuna.
Lobster Tail: The third course consists of half lobster table grilled with tomato chili sauce served with seasonal vegetables.
Wagyu Beef: tender and cooked perfectly medium rare with a dash of pink Himalayan salt. Served with seasonal greens.
Miku’s Signature Sushi: The fifth course includes an assortment of Aburi nigiri, rolls (Miku roll and Red Wave Roll) and oshi sushi (salmon, ebi). Before ending the evening with dessert, you have the option to add more food a la carte. For us, it was the perfect amount. Besides we wanted to get ice cream afterwards…
Black Forest Tiramisu with Vanilla Bean ice cream. This dessert was airy, light and not too sweet. Just the way I like it.
If you are looking for an omakase dinner service with an amazing view. I highly recommend the Aburi Kaiseki dinner from Miku.
Mon 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Tue 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Wed 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
Thu 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
200 Granville St #70, Vancouver, BC V6C 1S4
The Yaletown Business Improvement Association (YBIA) is proud to announce the 13th annual Taste of Yaletown (TOY), a popular community-based event that invites the public to try a variety of dishes from 26 premier restaurants throughout the neighbourhood. From October 11 to 27th, Vancouver’s top chefs […]
Fayuca is a newly opened Mexican restaurant in Yaletown, Vancouver. It is located on 1009 Hamilton Street (replacing the old Hamilton St. Grill). Opened by Ernesto Gomez and Mexican chef Jair Tellez (Laja), this cantina menu focus on modern North Pacific Mexican cuisine in a […]
Mosquito Desserts & Champagne is one of my favorite locations for desserts in Vancouver. It is located on 32 Water Street in Gastown. The restaurant is elegant and chic. It makes for the perfect location for the best date night. Now that they have also introduced Afternoon High Tea on Sundays between 1 to 4 pm – there is another reason to simply indulge!
Proudly serving Namasthe Tea. I love the Vanilla Rooibos for its rich creamy sweet mouthfeel with honey nectar rooibos with long lingering sweet finish. It is the perfect organic, caffeine free tea. We also ordered the Echinachai Tea. This tea is a robust, full bodied black tea with cacao and raisin notes balanced with the bold spices of the masala, rounded heady Tulsi and a sweet vanilla finish.
Mosquito Dessert Afternoon High Tea Menu
Panier de Mini Madeleines: Olive Oil & Orange Blossom (freshly baked and served warm)
Onion Gruyère & Prosciutto Quiche
Smoked Sockeye Salmon & Crème Fraîche
Cucumber Mint & Cream Cheese
Tomato Mozzarella Macaron
Eclair à la Fraise: mascarpone rose crème légère, strawberry jam, micro thai basil
Miso Chocolate Tart: chocolate walnut ganache, miso butterscotch mousse, chocolate caviar
Citrus & Avocado: yuzu curd, avocado semifreddo, candied kumquat, honey yuzu foam
Haiti & Coffee: Haiti chocolate coffee mousse, mango mandarin jelly, cocoa sponge
Pistachio Raspberry Cake: raspberry crémeux, pistachio mousse, white chocolate feuilletine
The afternoon tea set is exquisite and beautifully presented. It is one of best high tea set available in Vancouver and I highly recommend you to visit. Or if you prefer having a larger slice of the cake, they are open Wednesday thru Sunday 5pm till late. Dessert, Charcuterie and Cheese plates, chocolates and macarons pairs wonderfully with their sweet wine, champagne, cocktails and beer menu.
Mosquito Dessert & Champagne Lounge
Cuisine: Dessert, Champagne Lounge
Wed 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sun 5:00 pm – 12:00 am
32 Water St Vancouver, BC Canada, V6B 1A4
‘TACOFINO OASIS’ now open in downtown Vancouver at Bentall One Buildling. Latest Addition to Family of Restaurants Offers Tacofino’s Signature Baja-inspired Fare, Express Burritos To Go, Local Craft and Import Beer and Cocktails. Tacofino welcomes the newest member to its growing family of restaurants today when […]
Grand River Seafood Restaurant 濠江尚品海鮮酒家 is a Chinese restaurant located in Coquitlam (next to Silvercity Cineplex Cinemas) on 100 Schoolhouse Street. This is another humble restaurant with minimal decor. This restaurant offers dim sum lunch service as well as seafood dinner (set menus and combos available). […]