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ANCORA VANCOUVER | BRUNCH MENU

ANCORA VANCOUVER | BRUNCH MENU

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 […]

BELLS AND WHISTLES OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER

BELLS AND WHISTLES OFFICIALLY OPEN IN EAST VANCOUVER

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 […]

A DAY AT CHI, THE SPA SHANGRI-LA VANCOUVER HOTEL

A DAY AT CHI, THE SPA SHANGRI-LA VANCOUVER HOTEL

SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

It’s been two months postpartum. My first 30 days with baby was the hardest! The learning curve was so steep – I was not mentally nor physically ready! To celebrate I took a well deserved day at Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. First I enjoyed a nice breakfast at the Market by Jean George. While I headed up to spend some serious “me time” at the spa , my husband babysat and took Emily around town for a nice father/daughter date.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Chi Spa is located on the fifth floor where a wide range of holistic treatments, body massages and facial services featuring products from the prestige skincare brand Caudalie – natural products that harness the power of grape extracts from from the vineyards of Bordeaux, Champagne and Burgundy, France.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Since giving birth, it is very important to be aware of body changes – back pains from the epidural, weak knees from carrying an infant, water retention, etc. That is why I optioned for the Aroma Vitality Massage ($185 to $270) which is part of the CHI Signature menu – designed to take full advantage of all-inclusive treatment suites, which embody the spa’s philosophy.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Each treatment begins with a footbath and tea service, followed by an aromatic steam.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
The massage brings together elements of Swedish, Shiatsu, and lymphatic drainage, combined with the therapeutic qualities of aromatic essential oils. The treatment is designed to strengthen the body’s vital energy.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
After the massage, I relaxed in the waiting area over a hot cup of honey ginger tea to slowly let my body wake up and hydrate.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
To fully utilize this spa day, I soaked in their heated outdoor pool and hot tub along with a nice steam before showering. Guests are able to access the Health Club facilities (fitness centre, pool/jacuzzi) before and/or after their treatment.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
My day was blissful. I enjoyed the slow pace of reading a newspaper without responsibilities (even for a couple of hours). I highly recommend treatments at Chi Spa at the Shangrila-La hotel. The environment is clean, welcoming and very zen. Plus, I love the privacy of the in-suite experience where there is a private steam room, rainfall shower and your personal washroom – no need to lock your belongings in a communal bathroom.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG
Now that Autumn is upon us, the CHI Spa also introduced a new facial series using Caudalie’s VineActiv line. VineActiv Facial and its patented Anti-Cell Burnout Complex helps fortify skin’s natural defence system with powerful ingredients such as Stabilized Grape-Seed Polyphenols (help preserve collagen and natural hyaluronic acid), Spruce Extract (stimulates and protects against oxidative stress), Vitamin C (boosts collagen production), and Vitamin E (maintaining skin radiance and suppleness).
The VineActiv Facial is 75 minutes in duration, and starts at C$175 per person. The treatment includes an aromatic steam to start and a detoxifying green juice to finish. It will be available at CHI, The Spa for a limited time only, starting now until 15 November 2017.
SHANGRILA VANCOUVER HOTEL CHI SPA NOMSS BEAUTY BLOG

I was invited by Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver. Opinions are my own. 

 

 

 

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CHI, The Spa @ Shangri-la Hotel Vancouver
URL: http://www.shangri-la.com

 

Hours:
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
(604) 695-2447

 

 

 

 

 

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Soirette’s 2017 Mooncake Collection | Mid-Autumn Festival

Soirette’s 2017 Mooncake Collection | Mid-Autumn Festival

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 Vancouver | Aburi Kaiseki Dinner

Miku Vancouver | Aburi Kaiseki Dinner

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 […]

Taste of Yaletown 2017 Vancouver October 11 to 27th

Taste of Yaletown 2017 Vancouver October 11 to 27th

Taste of Yaletown 2017

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 will feature special 3-course meals themed around ‘pairings and sharings’. Restaurants will offer exclusive featured menus, innovative pairings, and special menus with set prices of $25, $35, and $45.

 

Continuing with last year’s success, the chefs will offer the same approach of communal dining experience with sharing plates and pairing options. As Yaletown continues to be a premier dining hub, there are many longstanding restaurants who continue be a part of Taste of Yaletown year-after-year. Brix and Mortar, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Bistro Sakana, Hurricane Grill and WildTale Coastal Grill are among some of the many returning restaurants who offer delectable tastes and a fresh array of dishes.

In addition to those returning, new restaurants have also joined the event completing the overall experience and adding extra twists. From spicy yet zesty tastes of a North Pacific Mexican restaurant, social atmospheres with signatures cocktails, to a nouveau Canadian Bistro – the two-week dining event has new flavours that everyone will enjoy.

Taste of Yaletown 2017

With 26 Yaletown restaurants offering special menus and pairings for a limited time, Taste of Yaletown is the perfect time to celebrate and savor Vancouver’s best dining district, try new restaurants, revel in the longstanding classics and pre-book reservations for holiday parties.

“As a longstanding community event, Taste of Yaletown continues to bring people together by experiencing exquisite culinary options,” states Annette O’Shea Executive Director of the Yaletown Business Improvement Association. “The sharing and pairing menu was a huge success last year as it perfectly connects people together to enjoy a meal together and showcases our local chefs talents, and we’re excited to have the community come out and try Vancouver best restaurants. ”

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is dedicated to supporting business in the neighbourhood, but also committed to giving back to the community.  For the 13th year in a row, Yaletown will be making a donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. Taste of Yaletown has raised over $115,000 in efforts to support the local community since the event began in 2004.

The list of participating restaurants for Taste of Yaletown 2017:

  1. Banter Room
  2. Bistro Sakana
  3. Brix and Mortar
  4. Cactus Club Café Yaletown
  5. DD Mau
  6. The Distillery Bar + Kitchen
  7. Earls Yaletown
  8. Fayuca
  9. Flying Pig
  10. The Greek by Anatoli
  11. Hapa Izakaya
  12. House Special
  13. Hurricane Grill
  14. The Keg Steakhouse + Bar
  15. La Pentola
  16. Lime and Moon Pie Company
  17. The New Oxford
  18. The Parlour
  19. Provence Marinaside
  20. Simply Thai
  21. Urban Thai Bistro
  22. West Oak Restaurant
  23. WildTale
  24. Xoxolat
  25. Yaletown Brewing Company
  26. Yaletown L’Antipasto

 

Please visit https://yaletowninfo.com/event/taste-yaletown-2017/ for menu details from each restaurant and join the conversation online using the official Taste of Yaletown hashtag: #TOY2017.

 

Taste of Yaletown 2017

 

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Fayuca Vancouver | Mexican Restaurant Yaletown

Fayuca Vancouver | Mexican Restaurant Yaletown

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 Vancouver | Afternoon High Tea Gastown

Mosquito Desserts Vancouver | Afternoon High Tea Gastown

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 […]

Tacofino Oasis Vancouver | Now Open in Bentall One Building

Tacofino Oasis Vancouver | Now Open in Bentall One Building

‘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 it brings its Baja-inspired cuisine and surf-centric style to a new counter-service oasis in the heart of downtown Vancouver at 1050 West Pender Street.

Tacofino’s ‘White Lightning’ food truck has been a familiar sight nearby at Dunsmuir and Burrard since 2012. Now, Tacofino Oasis offers financial district denizens a licensed 40-seat dining room and patio and a variety of made-to-order eat-in and to-go menu items, as well as two grab-and-go ‘express’ burritos for those on the run.

Open Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., this new location is the latest addition to a family business that was launched in 2009 when Tacofino co-owners Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong opened the original Tacofino Cantina at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot in Tofino, BC and quickly gained a following thanks to their trademark quality, fresh and affordable fare with an environmental and nutritional conscience.

 

In keeping with Tacofino’s tradition of designing a menu unique to each location, Sussman and new Regional Executive Chef Stefan Hartmann created new taco options such as Pacific Cod, Beef, Duck and Tofu; burritos in Pork Belly, Crispy Chicken, Duck, Cod Barbacoa and Cauliflower & Beet varieties; and Happy Hour features like Nachos, Beef Tamales and Crispy Octopus. Exclusive to this location, Tacofino Oasis is also introducing two ‘express’ burrito options — Beef and Bean & Cheese — available hot and ready all day. As with all Tacofino fare, each dish proudly features ingredients that are Ocean Wise-approved, antibiotic- and hormone-free, raised ethically and made locally.

“We’ve felt at home in this neighbourhood for years now with our ‘White Lightning’ truck, so it’s just a natural next step for us to set down some more permanent roots here,” says Sussman. “It’s been a wild ride for me and Kaeli and we’re grateful for all the love and support shown for Tacofino since the start.”

 

Vancouver designer Shiloh Sukkau — who collaborated with longtime friend Robinsong on the décor of Tacofino Oasis — turned to a wide-ranging palette of materials and influences to infuse the rustic-yet-glamorous feel of a mid-century Mexican resort in the new location. To that end, Sukkau conjured up a true oasis amidst the concrete towers of the surrounding Financial District courtesy of walls and ceiling bathed in ‘pool’ blue, woven bar stools and red mesh patio chairs, pink concrete modular two-tops, a recycled marble terrazzo bar and resort-inspired striped upholstery.

 

Tacofino Oasis represents the fifth brick-and-mortar restaurant for the brand, which opened Tacofino Hastings in 2012, Tacofino Gastown and a Victoria outpost in 2015 and Tacofino Yaletown in 2016. Beyond the five restaurants and the original Cantina location in Tofino, Tacofino also encompasses a fleet of roaming food trucks, a growing workforce of more than 250 employees and a legion of ardent fans.

ABOUT TACOFINO OASIS | Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver’s financial district, Tacofino Oasis is the newest member of a growing family of restaurants that was launched by cofounders Jason Sussman and Kaeli Robinsong at the back of the Live to Surf parking lot in Tofino, BC in 2009. A counter-service oasis in the midst of the financial district’s concrete landscape, the latest Tacofino outpost offers up a relaxed-yet-stylish resort-inspired décor in a fully-licensed space where guests can enjoy Tacofino’s celebrated brand of Baja-by-way-of-West-Coast fare available in both eat-in, to-go and express grab-and-go options.

 

 

 

 

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Tacofino Oasis
URL:  https://www.tacofino.com/
Cuisine: Mexican, Tacos

 

 

Hours:

Mon 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat closed
Sun closed

 

 

122 – 1050 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
(604) 428-8453

 

AnnaLena Summer Happy Hour

AnnaLena Summer Happy Hour

Beat the dog days of summer at AnnaLena with the newly introduced happy hour daily from 5pm to 6pm – a curated selection of hand made cocktails, beers and wines. Happy hour is an appetizing way to try AnnaLena’s world class cocktail program, led by Bar Manager Kevin Brownleee, […]

Bells and Whistles to Open in Vancouver’s Fraserhood This September

Bells and Whistles to Open in Vancouver’s Fraserhood This September

NEW BEER HALL AND RESTAURANT CONCEPT ‘BELLS AND WHISTLES’ TO OPEN IN VANCOUVER’S FRASERHOOD THIS SEPTEMBER Latest Addition to Gooseneck Hospitality’s Expanding Restaurant Roster Features 150 Seats, Wrap-Around Patio, Casual Fare and Local Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktails Exclusively On Tap. The team behind such award-winning […]

La Glace Ice Cream Vancouver | Steals Hearts with Cool Parisian Charm

La Glace Ice Cream Vancouver | Steals Hearts with Cool Parisian Charm

         

La Glace, je t’aime. What started as casual flirtation with a charming little ice cream cart has blossomed into serious dessert love as Vancouver hearts melt over the city’s newest ice cream parlour and salon de thé. “All things are better when shared with someone cherished” is the La Glace mantra that adorns the front window in gold lettering. It captures the ethos at the heart of pastry chef Mark Tagulao’s now-realized dream of opening a space in which friends, family, and loved ones could relish in sweet fairytale indulgence. La Glace officially opens today, scooping up French-style ice cream in the heart of Vancouver’s West Side.

“I’ve been making ice cream since I was a little kid,” says Tagulao, founder and culinary director of La Glace. “Ice cream is connected to every childhood celebration that I can remember.”

La Glace ice cream is rich and luxurious, made in the French method with cream, egg yolks, and sugar using minimal aeration. Time-honoured flavours such as Ganache made with dark Valrhona chocolate and Crème de la Crème infused with fragrant vanilla bean are mainstays, while tempting limited-time offerings may include Bananes Foster (roasted banana rum cream, toffee, and cinnamon); Matcha Noir (green tea with a black sesame swirl); and Café à la Lavande (coffee with a hint of lavender). Tagulao focused on creating this same creamy texture when developing the three vegan flavours made with house-made cashew milk or coconut milk: Chocolat à la Menthe (mint cream and dark chocolate flecks); Chocohuète (peanut butter and dark chocolate; and Coco Pandan (pandan-infused coconut cream). Visitors delight in choosing decadent in-house pastry and confection toppings for their personalized creations served in cups or cones.

 

Scoops are priced at $5.50 for one, $7.50 for two, and $8.50 for three. Upgrade from a standard wafer cone to a house-made waffle cone based on Tagulao’s family recipe for $1.50.

La Glace Ice Cream is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm and is centrally located at 2785 West 16th Avenue.

 

 

About La Glace Ice Cream: All things are better shared with someone cherished – La Glace Artisanal Ice Cream is meticulously handcrafted in the French method by Vancouver pastry chef Mark Tagulao. Each detail of the parlour and salon de thé was thoughtfully designed with the hope of connecting people with one other. La Glace offers scoops of sorbet along with dairy and vegan ice cream in a cup or cone; parfaits with seasonal and gourmet toppings; and artisanal pastry pairings including cookies, macarons, and profiteroles. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm, La Glace is located in the heart of the West Side at 2785 West 16th Avenue (16th and Macdonald—where Point Grey meets Kitsilano and Arbutus Ridge).

 

 

 

 

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La Glace Ice Cream
URL:  http://laglace.ca/
Cuisine: Ice Cream, Dessert

 

 

Hours:

Sunday 12AM–10PM
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 12AM–10PM
Thursda 12AM–10PM
Friday 12AM–10PM
Saturday 12AM–10PM

 

Get directions
2785 W 16th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 4W7

 

 

 

 

H2 Rotisserie & Bar is Proud of its Pride Edition Fresh Sheet

H2 Rotisserie & Bar is Proud of its Pride Edition Fresh Sheet

The Westin Bayshore’s H2 Rotisserie & Bar salutes Vancouver’s upcoming Pride celebration with a sheet so fresh you might be tempted to slap it. H2’s Chef Caitlin Mark, a proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community, has created a Fresh Sheet: Pride Edition, available during dinner for two weeks, July 27 – August 10.   The colourful three-course meal […]

LA MEZCALERIA LAUNCHES NEW BRUNCH, LUNCH AND COCKTAIL MENUS

LA MEZCALERIA LAUNCHES NEW BRUNCH, LUNCH AND COCKTAIL MENUS

LA MEZCALERIA LAUNCHES NEW BRUNCH, LUNCH AND COCKTAIL MENUS La Mezcaleria has refreshed the brunch, lunch and cocktail menus at both locations, keeping staple menu items on offer while introducing additional, authentic Mexican dishes and drinks. The lunch menu sees traditional Mexican plates like Tostadas and […]