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Sugarfina Opens at Metropolis at Metrotown

Sugarfina, the world’s finest candy boutique, introduces it’s first Canadian boutique to Metropolis at Metrotown. Metrotown has definitely gotten a little bit sweeter as it’s located beside Build-a-Bear. The instagramable boutique welcomes shoppers to candy heaven with a sweet selection [...]

November 16, 2017 Burnaby Central, Specialty Shop

Sanrio ❤ Sugarfina Collection at Nordstrom

Sugarfina has launched their Sanrio ❤ Sugarfina Collection and it is every kids dream. As a late 80’s kid, I remember watching Hello Kitty and her twin sister – Mimmy going on crazy adventures. Gudetama is a new addition, but who [...]

October 7, 2017 Downtown, Specialty Shop

Choices Markets: Buying BC Local Produce and Products

Choices Markets is a BC owned and operated grocer focused on delivering high quality, organic, natural, and specialty foods. I wanted to challenge myself to purchase only BC grown produce and products made in BC. Since my local farmers market [...]

October 2, 2017 product, Specialty Shop

Half Fool: Juice, Smoothies and Coffee in Chinatown

Half Fool is a boutique and general store, which also serves smoothies, juices and coffee. A little bit of everything here. They are located in Chinatown and since I’ve passed by quite a few times, I thought I should come [...]

August 30, 2017 Cafe, Chinatown, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

Starbucks Reserve Coffee Bar Now in Vancouver

Did you know the first Starbucks store in Canada opened at the Waterfront Skytrain Station in 1987? Starbucks is celebrating 30 years in Vancouver by opening the doors to its renovated Mount Pleasant location – its first Western Canada store to feature [...]

May 9, 2017 Cafe, Mount Pleasant/Main Street, Specialty Shop

Shoppers Drug Mart Introduces Enhanced Convenience Location in Vancouver

Shoppers Drug Mart launched their first enhanced food section at 2748 East Hastings Street in Vancouver close to PNE. I have a Shoppers Drug Mart close to my house and it is handy having to pick up last minute items [...]

April 23, 2017 British Columbia, product, Specialty Shop

Guiding Stars at Superstore: Healthy Chicken Enchiladas

Decoding nutrition labels can be confusing. With the start of a new year, eating healthier is on the top of everyone’s mind. But sometimes healthy food choices might not always be obvious, or easy. At Loblaws owned stores like Real Canadian Superstore, Your [...]

February 7, 2017 product, Recipes, Specialty Shop

BETA5 Chocolates’ Valentine’s Pop-Up

BETA5 Chocolates‘ has launched their Valentine’s Pop-Up on Cambie and 17th in Vancouver. Starting Thursday, February 2 the pop-up will be open 7 days/week from 12 pm – 7 pm until Tuesday, February 14. I came here for a sneak [...]

February 2, 2017 Dessert, Pop-Up Shop, Riley Park/Little Mountain, Specialty Shop

Real Canadian Superstore: Finding Chinese New Year Foods and Decor

Gong Hey Fat Choy 恭禧发财.  Chinese New Year is upon us and it’s the Year of the Rooster. Many celebrations take place during this time including parades, dragon dances, reunions and elaborate dinners. As food is a big part of Chinese New Year, buying [...]

January 25, 2017 Chinese, Pork, Specialty Shop

Shop the Neighbourhood: Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar

With the holidays behind us, shopping local should still be top of mind for Vancouverites. Local businesses keep dollars close to home. Dollars spent within our neighbourhoods directly benefit the local economy and are re-invested within the community in the [...]

January 18, 2017 Cafe, Kid Friendly, Specialty Shop, Strathcona

Turducken: From Your Butcher

For this Christmas, we wanted to try something different. We usually make a roast turkey, but we thought we would try to get a turducken. A turducken is a turkey stuffed with a deboned duck and then a deboned chicken. [...]

December 30, 2016 British Columbia, product, Specialty Shop

Culinary Capers: Behind the Scenes with Executive Chef Stewart Boyles

Culinary Capers is a Vancouver catering company specializing in social, corporate, special events and weddings. They have an amazing crew of event planners to turn your ideas into reality with their venue selection, menu design, event rentals and tenting, décor [...]

November 14, 2016 British Columbia, Specialty Shop

Ghirardelli: Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop in San Francisco

Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is located near Fisherman’s Wharf. Ghirardelli is one of the oldest chocolate company in the US. They are also a division of Swiss confectioner Lindt & Sprüngli. Since I was in town, I wanted to stop to [...]

November 4, 2016 Cafe, Kid Friendly, San Francisco, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

Dinner Parties Made Easy with Loblaws City Market

Putting together a dinner party isn’t easy and one thing that always stresses me out is the amount of planning that goes into each dish and making sure that everything is hot and ready by dinner time. Every Thanksgiving, everyone always [...]

November 2, 2016 British Columbia, Recipes, Specialty Shop

Wild Sweets: Chocolate in Richmond

Wild Sweets by Dominique and Cindy Duby are world-acclaimed and award-winning chocolate makers. They are located in a secluded area in South Richmond. It took a little while to find this place because it’s mostly just warehouses. I was invited [...]

July 27, 2016 Canadian, Dessert, Kid Friendly, Richmond, Specialty Shop, Three Beakers

Treasure Green Tea Company: Tea Shop in Chinatown

Treasure Green Tea Company is a hidden gem located right in Chinatown across the street from Phnom Penh. Olivia is a second generation tea master that now runs the shop. The shop was established in 1981 by Olivia’s father as the [...]

May 5, 2016 Chinatown, Chinese, Specialty Shop

Whole Foods Market Burnaby: Sneak Peek

Whole Foods Market will open their newest BC store in Burnaby on Thursday January 28th, 2016 at 8:30am with a bread-breaking ceremony with Mayor Derek Corrigan. The new market is located in the Solo District right at Brentwood Town Centre. [...]

January 27, 2016 North Burnaby, Specialty Shop

Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts in Burnaby

Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts have been popping up around Metro Vancouver. They now have 5 locations. The closest location to me in Burnaby always closes right when I get home from work, so I’ve had a lot of hit [...]

January 4, 2016 British Columbia, Specialty Shop
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