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Best of Japan Restaurant Week February 22-24

Best of Japan Restaurant Week February 22-24

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 […]

OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Cafe | Feb 03, 2018

OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Cafe | Feb 03, 2018

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, […]

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

A DAY AT THE SPA BY IVANKA TRUMP | TRUMP HOTEL VANCOUVER

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG 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 Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

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 by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

The spa uses a signature Red Flower cruelty-free, paraben-free botanical body care line and Babor skincare.

 

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

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.

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

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 Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

The Spa by Ivanka Trump VANCOUVER NOMSS BEAUTY LIFESTYLE BLOG

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!

 

While you are there, I suggest heading down to Mott 32 for delicious Chinese dinner or their Champagne Lounge for a curated cocktails or two!

 

 

I was invited by The Spa by Ivanka Trump. Opinions are my own. 

 

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Trump International Hotel & Tower Vancouver
1161 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K8
(604) 979-8886

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Homer St Cafe Takeover Series with JP Wiser’s Whisky

Homer St Cafe Takeover Series with JP Wiser’s Whisky

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, […]

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery Vancouver

Aleph Middle Eastern Eatery Vancouver

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 […]

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

NOTCH 8 GAMES ON AFTERNOON HIGH TEA | FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

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.

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

Grab your favourite board game like Scrabble or Battleship and sip your favourite tea!

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

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

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

SAVOURY
Go Fish – Niscoise Sandwich
Ahi Tuna, Shrimp, Olives, Green Beans, Poached Eggs, Baby Potatoes, Anchovy Olive Tapenade
King Me – Double Stacked Blini
Smoked Salmon, Caviar, Herb Cream Cheese, Baby Dill
Game of L.I.F.E. Sandwich
Lettuce, Italian Sausage, Fig Mostarda, Emmental
Imberico Ham, Filone Bread, Fior di Latte
Chess-nut Tart
Candied Chestnut, Duck Confit, Chanterelle Mushrooms, Duck Prosciutto, Wild Berry
SWEET
Double Domino Lemon Tart
Vanilla Bean Short Dough, Lemon Curd
Red Velvet XO Macaron
Cream Cheese Icing
Raspberry Heart Shortbread Card
Raspberry Filled Shortbread, Icing Sugar
Valrhona Top Hat Chocolate Mousse
Dark Chocolate, Aramena Cherry
Checkmate Battenberg Cake
Sacher Torte, Lemon Madeleine, Almond Paste, Chocolate Chess Piece
Chocolate Checkers Coin

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

NOTCH 8 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

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 AFTERNOON HIGH TEA FAIRMONT HOTEL VANCOUVER NOMSS FOOD BLOG

 

 

 

 

more: TWG Tea Jubilee Tea | Trump Vancouver Afternoon Tea | Neverland Tea Salon

 

 

 

I was invited by Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and Notch 8 Restaurant for a menu tasting.

 

 

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Notch 8 Restaurant & Bar
URL: http://www.notch8-dining.com
Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, High Tea

Hours:
Wednesday 11:30AM–12AM
Thursday 11:30AM–12AM
Friday 11:30AM–12AM
Saturday 11:30AM–12AM
Sunday 11:30AM–10:30PM
Monday 11:30AM–12AM
Tuesday 11:30AM–12AM

 

Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6C 2W6
(604) 684-3131

 

 

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar - The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

 

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic | Advanced HydraFacial Treatment

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, […]

Vancouver Fall Home Show October 26-29 | Contest & Giveaway

Vancouver Fall Home Show October 26-29 | Contest & Giveaway

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 […]

BANTER ROOM VANCOUVER | YALETOWN

BANTER ROOM VANCOUVER | YALETOWN

Banter Room is one of the newest restaurants in Yaletown between Nelson and Helmcken Street – next to The Greek By Anatoli. This restaurant offers comfort food as well as healthy options their signature deluxe acai bowl.
They have a spacious patio and a lounge seating inside. We came on a typical weekday when lunch was quiet.

BANTER ROOM YALETOWN NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVERLobster 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.

 

BANTER ROOM YALETOWN NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

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.

 

 

BANTER ROOM YALETOWN NOMSS FOOD BLOG VANCOUVER

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.

 

 

 

 

more: La Mezcaleria Brunch Menu | OLO Restaurant Brunch Menu | Taps and Tacos Port Moody | Good Coffee Portland | Cafe Myriade Montreal

 

 

 

 

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Banter Room
URL: https://www.banterroom.com
Cuisine: Canadian

 

 

Hours:
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
(604) 565-1039

 

 

 

 

Banter Room Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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. 

 

 

 

More: Happy Hour at Trump Hotel Vancouver | Mott 32 卅二公館 | Notch 8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver | Biossance Skincare Review

 

 

 

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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 […]