Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Spectacular fireworks over Coal Harbour usher in the new year with a bang.

Whether you’re ringing in 2018 with your sweetie or a group of friends, craving a wild costume party or intimate dinner, or seeking a celebration that suits even the youngest revelers, Vancouver has a New Year’s event to suit. Read on for eight soirées in and around Vancouver that will guarantee a December 31 to remember.

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Eight New Year’s Eve Events in Vancouver to Fit Any Style of Celebration

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Launches the Urban Explorer Shopping Experience

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Want the complete star treatment when you travel? Here’s something rather A-List worthy. In partnership with British heritage brand Globe-Trotter, one of the world’s leading artisan luggage-makers, and several local Vancouver retailers, the experience includes curated gifts and excursions that showcase the city’s most sophisticated shopping and style destinations. Continue reading:
Rosewood Hotel Georgia Launches the Urban Explorer Shopping Experience

Vancouver’s Ultimate Gentleman’s Experience

Barber & Co.

Barber & Co.

Sometimes a guy can really get behind some TLC, especially if that involves a close shave, a massage, premium cocktails and a great steak. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Ultimate Gentleman’s Experience

Reflections at Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia Re-Opens for the Much-Anticipated Patio Season

Reflections at Vancouver's Rosewood Hotel Georgia

Image courtesy of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia

May is just around the corner, and you know what that means? Patio season, people!

One luxurious spot that has been drawing a healthy amount of cocktail connoisseurs since opening in 2011, is Vancouver’s al fresco rooftop bar and lounge, Reflections. Continue reading:
Reflections at Vancouver’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia Re-Opens for the Much-Anticipated Patio Season

4 Vancouver spa treatments that will soothe your body and soles

4 Vancouver spa treatments that will soothe your body and soles

Image courtesy of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

Frequent-flyers: Do you love travelling, but hate jet-lag? We hear you!

With so much to see and do in our fabulous city, we want you to be able to experience it all — without the unwanted effects of jet-lag.

These 4 superb spa treatments are guaranteed to rejuvenate tired travellers, melt away stress, and relieve feet and body aches. Continue reading:
4 Vancouver spa treatments that will soothe your body and soles

New Prohibition bar opens at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver

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Head mixologist Robyn Gray hard at work at Prohibition’s Feb. 10 preview. Robyn Hanson photo.

The Rosewood Hotel Georgia is already known to foodies for Hawksworth Restaurant, and to tipplers for its 1927 Lobby Lounge. With its Feb. 12 launch date, the downtown Vancouver hotel is on its way to becoming known for another destination – Prohibition.

With its name, elegant decor and subterranean location, the new locale is meant to evoke an era of early-twentieth-century decadence. The 3,000-square-foot space also promises to deliver a shot in the arm to the city’s cocktail scene with lively creations both new and vintage.

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New Prohibition bar opens at Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver

Dine Out – With Friends!

Delectable morsels of delight featured at Hawskworth, one of the over 200 participating Dine Out Vancouver 2014 restaurants. Photo: Shawn Conner.

Delectable morsels of delight featured at Hawskworth, one of the over 200 participating Dine Out Vancouver 2014 restaurants. Photo: Shawn Conner.

It’s Dine Out Vancouver time again. Now in its 12th year, the festival has become one of the city’s premiere culinary events, and for 2014 features over 260 participating restaurants. Besides prix fixe menus at many of the city’s top eateries, Dine Out is also featuring dozens of special food-related events.

To help build excitement for the festival (Jan. 17-Feb. 2), Tourism Vancouver corraled a number of journalists, photographers and bloggers into sampling food and drink from some of this year’s 200+ participants. (Restaurants began taking reservations yesterday, Jan. 7, so if you have been thinking of going, hurry!)

On the evening in question, the assorted media types, including yours truly, gathered together at Tourism Vancouver HQ before dividing up into eight differently themed groups to be whisked away to various destinations. My group’s theme was Dine Out With Friends, and our destinations were… well, read on.

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Dine Out – With Friends!