Fairmont Pacific Rim Staycation

Fairmont Pacific Rim Staycation

Hello Favourite Staycation Hotel

The Fairmont Pacific Rim is my absolute favorite place for a staycation – and where I go every few months for some much needed pampering. The Gold rooms are life, and complete with their own private floors, and private lounge with complimentary drinks, snacks and breakfast.

** note this post is pre-covid.

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5 Days in NYC

5 Days in NYC

Solo NYC Vibes

Hello darlings! Recently I traveled to NYC for work to discover all new technology developments in the world of retail at the NRF 2018 show. It was amazing! I literally conversed with multiple robots, and Samsungs Smart Fridge could tell me what recipes I could make with ingredients in my fridge based on heat mapping and scanning products. So fun! I also met with Eli Manning and discussed tail gate recipes.

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Travel Thursday – FS Vancouver Staycation

Travel Thursday – FS Vancouver Staycation

Four Seasons Weekend Staycation in Vancouver

Every few months I love to take some time away for a local Staycation – and this post is all about my recent stay at the Vancouver Four Seasons. Lionel Richie was in town, so Hello! The perfect excuse for a Staycation downtown.

When I arrived to check in, the concierge new I was a FS regular and upgraded my room to an executive suite, complimentary. Hello! I also received a personalized card from their GM Martin Sinclair, who extended welcoming tuxedo strawberries and sparkling wine.

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Wine Down Wednesday

Wine Down Wednesday

 

On Wednesday’s we drink wine.

Wednesday. Hump Day. Midweek. Whatever you call it, one thing we can all agree on is that Wednesday is the perfect day to pop a bottle after a long day at work. Actually, every day is but there is something about Wednesday’s and Wine that speak to me.

This Wednesday, I’m pairing Bordertown Vineyards & Estate Winery Pinot Gris with a Simple Seafood Pasta. One of my favorite things to pair with a chilled Pinot Gris on a hot summer evening is a fresh and flavorful pasta, requiring as few ingredients as possible – but just enough to make you repeat the recipe and pairing because it was that perfect. Summer is fading away which means I’m transitioning away from local corn and moving on to purple cauliflower and shiitake mushrooms. I made sure to use these inviting flavors on this delicate dish.

Seasonal transitions can be quite amazing as you get to pair so many wonderful ingredients while keeping your budget light for that fancy wine you will be pairing your meal with.

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