Tag Archives: Vancouver

Accessible Space for Writers & Artists: A Blumin Idea

What was first a solution to a group of writers’ dreams for affordable and creative work space, Blumin Warehouse has evolved from pop-up shop (local art) and writer’s workshop to co-working space for local writers. Learn more about their new work space location and their latest events on Facebook www.facebook.com/BluminWarehouse. Here’s my interview with co-founder, […]

Creative Collaboration Featuring Antonio CD Smith

The best creativity is sparked by curiosity, conversation and good food. That’s precisely how the latest creative collaboration began with Seattle’s Antonio CD Smith, pulling out his vision and photographer’s eye for me and connoisseurdelavie.com. A dinner at my latest foodie find (post to come soon) coupled with a Q&A about branding (post on what […]

Marketers Rank Blogging for Business a Top Priority

Creating a connection with clients is what every entrepreneur knows they should be doing to develop business. But how many know which is the best way to reach their clients? When it comes to social media, there seems to be an ever growing number of tools and strategies, which one is the best to use […]

Home Style Finds on a Vintage Walk

Need a little home decor inspiration? If you’re tired of driving from one box furniture store to another, why not take a stroll down a vintage neighbourhood to find ideas and unique pieces that will reflect your personal style and character? Take New Westminster’s Antique Alley, it’s a nice little stroll with a number of […]

The 4 Week Challenge: Volunteerism & Community

Putting thoughts and words to action is what volunteering is about, it’s a way to uplift a community, a chance to become part of a solution. From April 21st to April 27th, Canadians across the country are celebrating National Volunteer Week (NWW). Volunteering should be fun and be a way to contribute to professional development, […]

Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe’s Croissant Affair

The name of this cozy bakery and cafe is already a dead giveaway of its French influence of pastries and coffee. But, what makes this establishment extra special is its mix of Euro-styled iron and marble interiors with regionally sourced ingredients, from syrups to coffee. It doesn’t stop there, if you’re looking for a special […]

Xiao Lung Bao Quest: Vancouver’s Best

Opening its doors in 2012, Shaghai Élan Restaurant (Élan) is situated on the ground level facing the Kingsway thoroughfare of the Crystal Mall in Burnaby, BC . If you like your XLB with a stronger flavour derived from the marinade process, this is precisely what you get with Elan’s dumplings. Indeed, stronger and heavier broths […]

Northern Chinese Restaurants: In Search of the Perfect Xia Long Bao

Recently, I had to resurrect my quest for the perfect Xiao Lung Bao, as I was slightly disappointed with one of my experiences last autumn. This mission, however, would take me through the Pacific Northwest, not just Vancouver. Notably, there have been three establishments that will see (and have seen) my return visits. What you […]

A Vancouver Treat – Worth Every Crumb

Despite having to adjust hours and going without supplies for customers on its 2nd level at the beginning, it seems the Last Crumb is paying attention to the needs of its customers and has delivered adjustments in hours and sundries on the second in very short order. Everyone loves a shop that listens to the […]

Simply Italian – Simply Scrumptious

Grazie to Nicli Antica Pizzeria for one of the best Italian restaurant experiences I have had since my last trip to the shoe shaped continent, one of my favorite destinations (both for footwear and food consumption). If you’re wondering where to find uber thin crust pizza the way it’s made in Italy, you have to […]