The Drive

Aug 23, 2013 / 5:00 am
The Drive in Vancouver is home to one of the most interesting collection of restaurants and shops in the city. Stretching from 12th Avenue to Venables Street, this 21 block stretch is filled with delicious treats and fun surprises that you won’t want to miss. Bucking the trend of cookie...

Grouse Mountain- The Peak of Vancouver

May 25, 2013 / 5:00 am
Grouse Mountain is one of my favorite places in Vancouver. Best known for its outdoor activities, Grouse Mountain is also home to some great dining and entertainment. Oh and I think I forgot to mention the breathtaking views from almost everywhere on the mountain. If you are planning a weekend in...

Kitsilano: vibrant and upbeat!

Apr 12, 2013 / 5:00 am
There is more to Kitsilano than just its beautiful beaches. Kitsilano is home to some of the best restaurants and shopping in the city. Located near the beach and UBC, Kitsilano has distinctly vibrant and upbeat atmosphere. Avoid the rush downtown and spend a relaxing afternoon in the neighbourhood...

Granville Island

Mar 29, 2013 / 5:00 am
Make the most of your long weekend at Granville Island. Even though it’s pretty popular with the tourists, locals love visiting Granville Island for its amazing selection of fresh food, one of a kind art and relaxing atmosphere. If you have the opportunity to spend a day on the island then...

The Fairview neighbourhood

Mar 1, 2013 / 5:00 am
The Fairview neighbourhood is one of the oldest in Vancouver. Nestled amongst its historic buildings, you will find some of the best shops and restaurants in the city. Located in between Kitsilano and downtown, Fairview is easily accessible by transit and is the perfect area of town for...

Valentines weekend in Vancouver

Feb 15, 2013 / 5:00 am
Get your fill of laughs, good eats, and even a parade this weekend in Vancouver. Make sure to leave lots of room in your schedule to make some of these great events. Vancouver Comedy Festival Catch the final weekend of the Vancouver Comedy Festival. With 17 shows happening this weekend,...

Shopping in SOMA

Feb 1, 2013 / 5:00 am
Now that you know where to eat in SOMA, it’s time to take a look at all the best places to shop. Whether you are looking for that perfect piece of furniture to complete your room or a dress for a night on the town, SOMA has it all. Spend an afternoon walking down Main Street and you...

South Main Street neighborhood

Jan 18, 2013 / 5:00 am
Discover Vancouver through its diverse neighborhoods - each offers its own hidden gems and local favorites. To help you discover the best of Vancouver, I am putting together a series of articles that will feature a different neighborhood each post. This week I am focusing on the South Main Street...

Retail therapy in Vancouver

Dec 7, 2012 / 5:00 am
One of my favorite things about this time of year is getting to do copious amounts of shopping and having a reason for it. I love spoiling my family and friends. Finding unique presents that are thoughtful and appreciated can be hard if you don’t know where to shop. If you happen to be in...

Tis' the season to be in Vancouver

Nov 23, 2012 / 5:00 am
Are you planning to take a trip this weekend? Skip Black Friday in the States and enjoy a relaxing time in Vancouver instead. The beginning of the holiday season is officially upon us and that means festivals and lots of food. If you are heading to the coast this weekend get your fill of both by...

A better long weekend in Vancouver

Nov 8, 2012 / 6:00 am
Planning a trip to Vancouver can be stressful, especially if you are being lured to expensive and crowd-filled tourist traps. This long weekend avoid the long lineups and over-priced shopping by checking out these fine events and eateries. Events Get in the mood for Christmas and...
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A born and raised Kelowna girl that lives in Vancouver. Ruman is an avid blogger, fitness enthusiast, news junkie, bookworm, unpaid product tester and wannabe food network star. She loves Vancouver and thinks you should too, and that's why she is sharing all of its best kept secrets with the Okanagan.

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