All posts by DesignGirl

Aloha Circle Island Tour: Full Day Deluxe Circle Island Tour Review

We had 4 days in Honolulu, Hawaii and wanted a quick inexpensive tour to take us around the island of Oahu. I gravitated towards browsing on Groupon and stumbled upon the Full Day Deluxe Circle Island Tour by Aloha Circle Island [...]

May 1, 2018 Hawaii, travel

Ramen Nakamura: Over Hyped Oxtail Ramen in Honolulu

Ramen Nakamura is known for their oxtail ramen. We came right in the morning when they opened to avoid any line ups, plus we were up early due to the time difference. When you look on the internet, a lot [...]

April 30, 2018 Hawaii, Japanese, lunch, Ramen, Three Beakers

Musubi Cafe Iyasume in Waikiki: Spam Musubi, Poke and Rice Bowls

Musubi Cafe Iyasume is one of the top restaurants to eat in Waikiki. Located under the Aqua Pacific Monarch Hotel is this little cafe serving up musubi, a popular snack and lunch food in Hawaii. It is made up of [...]

April 29, 2018 Cafe, Four Beakers, Hawaii, Hawaiian, Japanese

Kai Coffee Hawaii: Artisan Hawaiian coffee in Waikiki

Kai Coffee Hawaii has locations in Oahu – Downtown and Waikiki. We came here as it was recommended for good local coffee. We went to the Waikiki location inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel. We were up early and needed a [...]

April 28, 2018 Cafe, Four Beakers, Hawaii

McDonalds Hawaii: Taro Pie and Kona Iced Coffee Review

When in Hawaii, taking a trip to McDonalds to see new items that aren’t available in Canada is what I find so much fun. I saw that they had Kona Iced Coffee and Taro Pie for a limited time only, [...]

April 26, 2018 Fast Food

Eight Products To Look For In Grocery Stores Across Canada in 2018

I have to admit, I go grocery shopping about three times a week to see what is new on store shelves because stock does change quickly at the major grocery stores. I always like to keep an eye on what [...]

April 25, 2018 Event, product

Ciao Bella: Half Price Pasta on Monday and Tuesday

My coworkers love to eat, so I always have a good time visiting new restaurant and revisiting old ones. I haven’t been to Ciao Bella in years, so we went for some pasta and dessert. They have been on Denman [...]

April 23, 2018 Dessert, Italian, Noodles, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

MYST Asian Fusion: New Dishes and Old Favourites

MYST Asian Fusion in Burnaby is a Taiwanese restaurant and they have recently revamped their menu to add even more dishes. We came to try a few of these new dishes. Since they have opened, this restaurant has been very [...]

April 22, 2018 Bubble Tea, Late Night, South Burnaby, Taiwanese

Shang Noodle House: Noodles and Dumplings in Metro Vancouver

Shang Noodle House has 2 locations, one in Richmond and another at Starlight Casino in New Westminster. It is a sister restaurant of Kirin and specializes in hand made noodles, dumplings, and classic Chinese dishes. We were invited to check [...]

April 21, 2018 New Westminster, Noodles, Richmond

Bibble & Sip: Coffee and Creampuffs in New York

We were looking for a cafe to grab some coffee and we stumbled upon Bibble and Sip Bakery Cafe.  They make all of their items in-house from pastries to the syrups used to sweeten our drinks. They are trained in French Confectionery [...]

April 20, 2018 Cafe, Dessert, Four Beakers, New York

The Holy Crab: Now Open For Lunch

The Holy Crab has recently launched their lunch menu with 10 new items, so if you don’t want seafood boil, you have more lunch friendly options without getting your hands too messy. Interior There are lots of seats and tables [...]

April 19, 2018 Cajun/Creole, lunch, Robson Street/West End

4 Recipes to Make For Your Summer Party

Trying to figure out what to make for a Summer party is challenging, but President’s Choice is making it easier with a few recipes that will impress your friends and family. They have launched their newest PC Insiders Collection with [...]

April 18, 2018 product, Recipes

2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Elite: Review

The 2018 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Elite is a full size luxury sedan which has gotten a large cosmetic update for this year. The diamond pentagon grille, LED lights, and reshaped hood gives this vehicle its aesthetic beauty. We tested [...]

April 17, 2018 Car, travel

2018 Summer Patio Inspiration by PC Home

It’s never too soon to plan for patio weather. As it is getting slightly warmer across Canada, Summer will pounce on us quite quickly before we know it. To give you some patio inspiration, Real Canadian Superstore will be carrying [...]

April 16, 2018 Home, product

Kosoo Restaurant: French and Korean Fusion Cuisine in Vancouver

Kosoo Resaurant is a fusion restaurant using typical Korean and Japanese ingredients with French cooking techniques. A very interesting flavour combination but can work well together. The restaurant is located by Cardero and Robson Street in the West End of [...]

April 15, 2018 French, Fusion, Japanese, Korean, Late Night, Robson Street/West End

Snickers Almond Review

Snickers Almond has been one of the newer candy bars on store shelves in Canada. In the United States, Mars Bar was discontinued in 2000 and relaunched with the Snickers Almond Bar. For Canadians, the same change did not happen, [...]

April 14, 2018 product

Yandoux Patisserie: Desserts in Olympic Village

Yandoux Patisserie is a new dessert shop and serves tea sets as well. I’ve passed by several times since I work in the area and was always curious. A lot of people stop by to pick up a few treats [...]

April 13, 2018 Cafe, Dessert, Mount Pleasant/Main Street

Suntory Clear milk tea and lemon tea

Suntory released their line of Premium Morning Tea in Japan and has gotten a lot of people wondering how they were able to turn milk tea and lemon tea clear. I found these at Konbinya, a Japanese grocery store in [...]

April 12, 2018 product