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Umberto Menghi to Close Celebrated Il Giardino After 37 Years

By |April 2nd, 2013|

A cosy corner and bastion of good taste for Vancouver's movers and shakers. Image supplied. UPDATED, April 2: If you couldn't get into Il Giardino before it closes (and even if you could), here's a great way to say 'Thank You' to Umberto for all he's done for Vancouver over the years. BC's Les [...]

Changing it Up: Less Words. More Images. But Not Always …

By |February 19th, 2013|

QWERTY-O-DODO - TP Photo I’m thinking of trying something different for this blog: making it more visually driven. I know some people appreciate the “longer read” which I still occasionally manage. However, judging by the stats, nowadays more people are drawn to imagery than to text. I’m also just as inclined to snap [...]

Don and Elaine Triggs Pull the Wraps Off Culmina Family Estate Winery

By |February 4th, 2013|

Elaine, Sara and Don Triggs (and Barry the Corgi) on their recently sculpted and now planted high Okanagan bench, (image supplied) UPDATED: (From the release, Feb 13, 2013... More good news today (that we had heard was awaiting confirmation)... Pascal Madevon joins CULMINA FAMILY ESTATE WINERY as Vineyard Manager & Winemaker Pascal Madevon, [...]

R.I.P. Diane Loomer

By |December 11th, 2012|

Diane Loomer, CM Like many Vancouverites, I was truly saddened when I awoke this morning to the news that Diane Loomer passed away last night. As visionary choral director and composer Loomer touched a lot of people in her remarkable career, unquestionably highlighted by her founding of Chor Leoni and co-founding of Elektra, [...]

Monk’s Hands Habit to Mahony’s at Stamps Landing

By |December 1st, 2012|

Look for a summer 2013 opening ... UPDATED,  After extensive renovations, Mahony and Sons at Stamps Landing is now open ... details   Vancouver landmark Monk McQueens has been taken over by Mahony & Sons, who will turn the long running restaurant and oyster bar on False Creek’s south shore into their third location. [...]

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