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YVR EVENTS: Vancouver Home + Design Show Oct. 16-19, 2014 (WIN!)
The Vancouver Home + Design Show is where it all comes together for any home improvement project! With big names like Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life TV’s Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure, Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV’s Leave it to Bryan, and culinary master Chef Corbin Tomaszeski, plus local design... Read more
YVR Event: Tasting Plates in West Vancouver September 23, 2014
Tasting plates is coming to the North Shore next week!! On September 23, walk, bike, cab or drive (responsibly) from one restaurant to another to sample their tasty dishes. The event, presented by VanFoodster, is part of the popular Tasting Plates series. The whole idea is that you get... Read more
The Belly Baby & Kid Show September 27th, 2014 (& win)
It’s BACK! The Belly Baby & Kid show returns to the Cloverdale Fairgrounds in Surrey on Saturday, September 27th from 10am-4pm! About the Belly Baby & Kid show: As a mother herself to 2 little beans Amanda knows first hand what things parents are looking for to entertain their... Read more
Vancouver Events: Canuck Place Adventure Race (& WIN!)
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is near and dear to me.  Not only has my own mother volunteered at the hospice, but my whole family has been supporting Canuck Place fundraising for as long as I can remember. And we continue to do so.  It is organizations like Canuck Place... Read more
The F word: The romantic comedy of the summer
Hubby and I recently had a very unique movie-going experience.  We went to the pre-screening for The F Word at Cineplex downtown Vancouver.  A pre-screening is a fun event in and of itself- I love being the first to try something new or see something for the first time-... Read more
Vancouver Events: Deighton Cup 2014 recap
Last weekend I attended my first horse race at the Hastings Racetrack with my lovely friend Nargess of Fleur de Lis Events.  It wasn’t just any old horse race though.  It was the annual Deighton Cup event hosted by The Social Concierge. We had a lot of fun checking... Read more
Free weekend workshops for kids at ArtStarts
Free Weekend Workshops for Kids and Families Looking for fun, free things to do with kids in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland? ArtStarts is pleased to offer free arts-based weekend workshops for kids and families in both Vancouver and New Westminster. Join some of the best artists working with young people for... Read more
Family Fun on the North Shore: Maplewood Farm (& giveaway)
We have a gem on the North Shore that I didn’t even know about until Portia was born almost 4 years ago.  I couldn’t believe that I had lived on the North Shore my entire life and had never found myself at Maplewood Farm! Maplewood Farm is just off... Read more
Family Fun: YVR Take-Off Fridays at the Vancouver Airport
Looking for some great entertainment for your wee ones this Friday (or any Friday for the rest of the summer)?  Check out YVR Take-Off Fridays. Visit YVR any Friday from July 4th to August 29th from 9:00am to 3:00pm for YVR Take-Off Fridays. Enjoy delicious treats, rockin’ beats and spectacular entertainment that will... Read more
Keeping your kidlets happy during long car rides
It’s summertime! YAHOO!  Summer means a few things to me: sunshine, flip flops, watermelon, swimming and road trips (to name a few). Last weekend we went on a mini staycation to Harrison Hotsprings (post yet to come!). We had such an amazing time and the drive was so easy... Read more