If you haven’t heard, Canada is turning freakin’ 150 years old this year. I’m almost 1/5 of that age. Needless to say, there’s a LOT going on in Vancouver now for Canada 150 (but I’m also just really excited for the long weekend.) There’s also a lot of specialty items created for Canada’s 150th birthday; TWG Tea Canada is currently serving the Jubilee Tea Set and you don’t need to be Canadian to enjoy the flavours in this! [Read more…]
After eating days of crappy park food in Disney World, I said I’d stay away from fried protein when I went to New York City. The only exception that deserved to be an exception was Fuku, a fried chicken shop that is part of the Momofuku chain. (I really wanted to go to Momofuku Ko, but given the price and USD to CAD exchange rate, it just wasn’t worth it. It is on my bucket list though, ever since it was mentioned in one of my favourite books, The Rosie Project.) I went to Momofuku Noodle in Toronto and I think I will continue to try different Momofuku’s in different cities! [Read more…]
Love is in the air and I’ve been way too much in love with my new Playstation 4; a slight distraction at the moment. But. whether you’re single or in a relationship, we all got to eat on Valentine’s Day. This year TWG Tea Salon & Boutique is celebrating with a Valentine’s Day Menu that is infused with teas to reflect this season. I was invited to a tasting of it and I hope you fall in love with the photos.
Happy New Year! Happy 2017 to you all! One of my plans on Dec 31, 2016 was to do a post on goals and what not for January 1, 2017 but that plan flew out of the door; breaking resolutions (#SortOfAResolution) already! But holy, I had the worst sleep pattern for the past few nights took a toll on my brain and there wasn’t enough coffee to set me straight. Hope you all had a great holiday!
I haven’t even really thought about what I want to do this year (can it be like, Dec, 33rd 2016 or something?!) BUT, there was some exciting things that happened last year that I haven’t shared on here. For example, The Urban Tea Merchant closed its doors and launched TWG Tea, the first North American Tea Salon & Boutique in Vancouver.
Cold weather is hot drinks weather and it just feels so good to be wrapped in the warmest of knits, and hands around a piping hot drink that doesn’t taste like water. One of my favourite afternoon tea spots, The Urban Tea Merchant, is temporarily closed for renovation but they do have a pop up shop at Nordstrom in Pacific Centre. I was invited to their media event and visit their shop a couple of weeks ago and got a sneak peek of some upcoming new teas (with a macaron to nibble on!)