Vancouver Urban Winery

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With all the breweries and the cities obsession with craft beers, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Vancouver’s all about the hops, rather than the grapes. But that’s where Vancouver Urban Winery steps in - it’s urban, it’s in Vancouver,’s definitely a winery. Having opened its doors in a former steel warehouse in July... Read more »

The Lounge Hair Studio

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For my first haircut in Vancouver, I was determined to scout out a place that is both a unique city icon - something established yet boutique - and also, of course, a premium venue. It is with luck and a few expat whispers that I stumbled across the Lounge Hair Studio, nestled in the heart... Read more »


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Known as both Hollywood North and a foodie haven, Bauhaus is arguably the quintessential Vancouver fine dining destination. Owned and founded by German film director Uwe Boll, this modern German-European cuisine restaurant is award-winning, internationally acclaimed, and housed in one of Vancouver’s oldest historic buildings from 1890. It’s well worth experiencing. In 2017 it was... Read more »

The Spa by Ivanka Trump

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Whilst Vancouver is best known as a nature lover’s paradise, with all of its unbridled, beautiful landscapes ripe for hikes, skiing, and water-sports, it’s also becoming an increasingly luxurious destination for purposeful rest and rejuvenation. The Spa by Ivanka Trump, opened in January 2017 and inside the Trump Hotel, encapsulates this, with its heavenly combination... Read more »

Winter in Alberta

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A life without adventure is a life not lived, and so it was time to live life to the full and go adventuring. I was to explore the province of Alberta in Canada and all that it had to offer in the depths of Winter. Starting from Edmonton and travelling by road along the Icefields... Read more »

Miraj Hammam Spa

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After living in the Middle East for almost two years, I have gotten to love – and know what makes a good Hammam. And so, with my fourth intercontinental expat relocation to Vancouver, Canada, I have been thrilled to have discovered, a few weeks ago, that Canada’s oldest (and therefore likely best) Hammam, lies in... Read more »

Marmot Basin

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FACTS SEASON START & END: Mid November to early May (depending on snow) SKI ALTITUDE: 1,698m - 2,612m / Vertical Drop- 914m PISTES: 30% Beginner / 40% Intermediate / 20% Expert LIFTS: 7 (Chairs-6 / Carpets-1) SLOPES: 1,720 acres / 91 named Pistes (51.7km) SNOW: Very snow sure. 10% of pistes have snow making capabilities.... Read more »

Lake Louise

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FACTS SEASON START & END: Early November to early May (depending on snow) SKI ALTITUDE: 1,646m - 2,637m / Vertical Drop- 991m PISTES: 25% Beginner / 45% Intermediate / 30% Expert LIFTS: 10 (Gondola-1 / Chairs-5 / Button-1 / Carpets-3) SLOPES: 4,200 acres / 145 named pistes SNOW: 680 acres of snowmaking capabilities LIFT TICKET:... Read more »