Christmas Cocktail Crawl VII: Candy Cocktails

YEW’s decadent Buttered Rum (courtesy Leila Kwok).

Sugar, spice and everything nice – the holidays wouldn’t taste as sweet without the palate-popping flavours of peppermint candy canes, creamy hot chocolate and spicy gingerbread. When these treats are enhanced by rum, sparkling wine, chocolate liqueur and other boozy indulgences, the yum factor rockets to a whole new level. Inside Vancouver’s seventh annual Christmas Cocktail Crawl unearths some of the tastiest candy-inspired cocktails in the city so you, dear reader, can easily find a festive brew to suit your tastes. For more cocktail inspo, view previous versions of the Crawl here. Happy holidays!

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Christmas Cocktail Crawl VII: Candy Cocktails

Inside Vancouver’s Summer Patio Party Series – Part II

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Part II: Patio to Win over Clients

Never underestimate the power of first impressions – especially when you’re wining and dining clients, your boss or a colleague who can help you skyrocket up the career ladder. Ambiance is everything, and a polished patio can make the difference between sealing the deal and getting shot down flat. Behold: our picks for stylish and savvy patios that’ll leave you feeling like you just conquered Wall Street.

Patio criteria:

  • Ambient music that’s not too distracting
  • Aesthetic and appetizing dishes
  • Rapid-fire service on demand – after all, you’ve got places to go and people to see

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Inside Vancouver’s Summer Patio Party Series – Part II

Hotel Patios to Sip Away the Summer

photo: Westin Grand Vancouver

During Vancouver’s glorious summer months, the hottest piece of real estate in town is a good patio. Visitors and residents flock to the city’s patios for al fresco sipping and dining, warm ocean breezes and fresh air.

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Hotel Patios to Sip Away the Summer