#5For5: Delicious Plantbased Soups

It feels like a soup day. There I said it – the inevitable admittance that Winter is not going anywhere. As you can imagine, it is most likely dark and rainy outside and all you can think about is bowl full of flavourful soup about to warm your whole body. With a side of crunchy toast, chopped veg, soup is versatile and the ideal meal for the new season. Here are my choices for the best plantbased soups in the city to assist in your delicious indulging. Continue reading “#5For5: Delicious Plantbased Soups”

#5For5: Preloved Luxury Handbag Boutiques in Vancouver

Luxury handbags are the on-trend accessory to complete your Spring/Summer looks. Even if my styling is perfected from my hair to my classic Dior slides, I always feel empty-handed (no pun intended) if I leave the house without the perfect handbag. For me, there  is nothing more satisfying than swinging a high-end designer bag over my shoulder.

If you think shopping preloved designer bags is a lot of work, don’t worry! I have narrowed down my top five places in Vancouver that carry the latest in preloved luxury at super affordable prices. Continue reading “#5For5: Preloved Luxury Handbag Boutiques in Vancouver”

#5For5: Vancouver’s Top Coffee Roasters

Looking for the perfect cup of coffee that is fair-trade, organic and created by local coffee roasters? Do not fret, in Vancouver, everything is possible!

David Lynch once said, “But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.” Is this true? Has our addiction to the strong scent of a cuppa joe and that morning kick of caffeine blinded us to what is truly good coffee? Let us leave the bad cup of coffee behind and remind ourselves what it is to indulge in rich flavours, fresh taste and intoxicating aroma of the best coffee around. Vancouver-based cafes, that are popularizing the thoughtful sourcing, roasting and brewing of their own coffee, are on the rise in our city. Continue reading “#5For5: Vancouver’s Top Coffee Roasters”

#5For5: Getting Your Drive On!

Carsharing not only compliments an ecofriendly lifestyle, but can be a great alternative for those – who love to drive or must drive for business – as opposed to owning a vehicle. If you like to walk, bike or transit around town and only need a car for occasional trips to Value VillageIKEA, to run errands, these five companies offers the perfect solution. Having a convenient alternative to owning a vehicle should inspire those who are currently driving and maintaining a vehicle to look at their options – in both costs and convenience. Continue reading “#5For5: Getting Your Drive On!”

#5For5: Top Vegan Pizzas in Vancouver

Pizza is a favourite meal for so many families because of the ease of ordering, taste, texture and variety of flavours. Alone or with friends and family, there are also many ways to enjoy your pizza – baking a glorious topping heavy pie at home, going out and making a night of it in your favourite pizza parlour, or having the convenience of it being delivered right to your door. Vancouver may still in its infancy in developing its passion for the plantbased pizza but these five businesses will help you start a new section of take-out menu’s. Continue reading “#5For5: Top Vegan Pizzas in Vancouver”

#5For5: Steps to Zero Waste Living

Having recently discovered the brilliant concept of zero waste stores, I am becoming more environmentally friendly literally every day! Living ‘zero waste’ can be accomplished in all sorts of ways, taking one small step at a time. Customers bring their own containers, jars, bags, etc. from home and fill them up with the goods they need. This greatly reduces the amount of waste from unneeded packaging that is often thrown out after one use. There are many of these locations popping up in Vancouver. Check out these Five in BC and you will be covered from groceries to soap to pet supplies. Continue reading “#5For5: Steps to Zero Waste Living”

#5For5: Best Veggie Burgers in Vancity

In our vibrant culinary city, restaurants and food trucks have mastered veggie burgers in every way, shape and form, giving us endless options for this delightful main dish. From a grilled Portobello mushroom, to black beans and chickpeas, to a secret blend of organic vegetables and spices with every set of toppings you could imagine, these five places have got you covered. Continue reading “#5For5: Best Veggie Burgers in Vancity”

#5For5: Sustainable Wineries of the Okanagan

Summer is the season of wine – whether enjoying on the patio with your friends, having a glass on date night, or making a trip of it and visiting a winery on a weekend away. It is said that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart, but what if the wine you were drinking was already produced in a sustainable winery and made with all natural ingredients? That one glass could become two or three! Or if you’re not much of a red wine aficionado, switch it out for a crisp white or rosé knowing you have a better-for-you option. As a wine lover myself, I wanted to share five Okanagan naturally-farmed sustainable wineries.  Continue reading “#5For5: Sustainable Wineries of the Okanagan”