It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the […]
Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills. With China’s ban on North American recyclable imports now in effect, […]
The Spa By Ivanka Trump is a new luxury spa that opened in Vancouver. It is located on the second floor within the Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver on Georgia Street. The spa promises an intimate sanctuary that features beautiful treatment rooms, high tech fitness center, outdoor Jacuzzi, indoor pool and a candlelit relaxation lounge.
The treatment rooms features a private in-suite change room with a personal Swiss energy steam shower, a deep soaking tub for two (Couples Spa Suite) and luxury amenities. I love the digital thermostat control and waterfall experience. The marble finishing touches, plush bathroom and slippers definitely made the experience even more luxurious.
The spa uses a signature Red Flower cruelty-free, paraben-free botanical body care line and Babor skincare.
I took an afternoon off from #momlife to pamper and rejuvenate myself with a Restore and Revive Ritual. This six-part body treatment incorporates a bioactive enzyme and antioxidant rich exfoliation followed by a phyto-nutrient body wrap, stimulating the lymphatic system while enjoying an illuminating facial massage. The treatment closes with a full body massage using omega-enriched essential oil and finishes with an application of rich arctic berry extracts to promote elasticity and revitalize the skin.
I couldn’t believe how soft and moisturized my skin was after this exfoliation! Next time I think I will book the Restore and Revive Ritual after a deep tissue massage!
The indoor pool and outdoor Jacuzzi is located on the third floor inside Drais Nightclub. I have to admit it was interesting swimming inside a nightclub during day time. However I did enjoy that you could order food and enjoy a cocktail pool side.
I had such a wonderful and relaxing afternoon at The Spa by Ivanka. The staff were welcoming and very professional. I can’t wait to come back and spend a staycation in their Executive King Suite with a free standing tub and heated marble bathroom!
I was invited by The Spa by Ivanka Trump. Opinions are my own.
Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8
Homer St. Café and Bar, in partnership with the Whisky Wisemen Society will continue its monthly Takeover Series collaboration with J.P. Wiser’s Whisky. The ongoing series will see a different distiller or brewer commandeer Homer St. Café’s bar and kitchen for a week every month, […]
Vancouver’s restaurant scene is set to expand its cultural mix with the opening of Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery, a beautifully designed eatery nestled in the heart of East Vancouver’s newly revamped Port Town community opening in December. Juxtaposed between old world recipes and exciting new […]
After our last visit for Notch 8’s extravagant Canada 150 Afternoon Tea, it’s time to play a game. Notch 8 turns to the imaginative world of classic board games t deliver a playful game board of sweets and savories like scones with clotted cream, delectable savory bites like the ‘Go Fish’ Niscoise Sandwich and ‘Chess-nut’ Tart with Duck Confit, and mouthwatering sweets featuring a ‘Checkmate’ Battenberg Cake and Domino Lemon Tart.
Grab your favourite board game like Scrabble or Battleship and sip your favourite tea!
Scones to start the afternoon while we waited for our game box to arrive.Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Chip Scone
- Apple Cinnamon Scone
- Clotted Cream, Berry Compote
Game On Afternoon Tea is available now until the Holidays. $59 per person. Children’s menu $29.50 per child (ages 12 and under). Daily sittings 11am, 1pm, and 3pm.
Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, High Tea
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic is an award winning skin rejuvenating clinic that combines the powers of Eastern medicine, medical aesthetics and skin nutrition. It is located conveniently near the SkyTrain station in Yaletown at 1152 Mainland Street (beside SoulCycle and Barre Fitness). Founder, […]
The Vancouver Fall Home Show will take place this weekend October 26-29. It is one of the largest home shows in Vancouver. For your house and home this show will feature interior design, landscaping companies, remodelling contractors, celebrity speakers Kortney and Dave Wilson (hosts of […]
Lobster Avocado Toast 18: sourdough, avocado, lobster mango salsa, topped with arugula and balsamic reduction drizzle. The combination of mango salsa and balsamic reduction does not go well with the avocado toast. I also wish they had fanned out their avocado instead of it mashed. If I were to be picky I also wished they had not diced up the lobster.
Nicoise Salad 13: added seared ahi tuna +8. mixed greens, tomatoes, olives, peppers, artichoke hearts, corn, hard boiled egg, feta, white balsamic dressing. The ingredients are were fresh and I would definitely order this again.
Spiced Onion Rings 5: we ordered a side of my favourite onion rings. I liked the extra crispy skin. It is not greasy and has a slight spiciness. It comes with a side of aioli sauce.
Unfortunately with so many food options nearby, we most likely would not return. Service is spotty and the waitresses are too cool to serve you. Ours at least did not bother asking us how the food was or to refill our water.
Luckily, The Juice Truck is across the street.
Mon 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Tue 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Wed 11:00 am – 12:30 am
Thu 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Fri 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 12:00 am
1039 Mainland St, Vancouver, BC V6B 5P9
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]