6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

Reflections at Rosewood Hotel Georgia | Image via OpenTable

If you’re reading this, you either know what hygge is, or you’re possibly wondering what it is, and how on Earth to say it. So here you go: hygge is the Danish concept of living well and being cozy, and it’s pronounced ‘hue-guh’. And while cozy tends to be associated with autumn and winter, I’ve got some fantastic summer ways for you to get your hygge on in Vancouver!

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6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

Steep in Serenity at the 2017 Vancouver Tea Festival

Vancouver Tea Festival takes place November 4 and 5.

Fun fact about tea: until the 19th century, nearly all of the world’s tea was grown in China and exported by Great Britain. Soon, due to strained trade relations with China, the British began to look elsewhere to cultivate the precious plant, including India and Africa.

Thirsty for more tea trivia? You’ll learn all you want to know at the Vancouver Tea Festival, taking place on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5. The elegant affair will be hosted at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the adjacent Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver.

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Steep in Serenity at the 2017 Vancouver Tea Festival

The Urban Tea Merchant Pops Up at Nordstrom Vancouver

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Just in time for sweater weather, The Urban Tea Merchant has opened a temporary boutique in Nordstrom Pacific Centre. Fans of the luxury TWG Tea line will be delighted to shop the collection. on the department stores’ third floor, until the end of October. Continue reading:
The Urban Tea Merchant Pops Up at Nordstrom Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Welcome to the first weekend of 2014!  Make it a memorable one and check out some of our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Best Afternoon Tea Service in Vancouver? You Make the Call!

Vancouver afternoon tea services

Afternoon tea at Shangri-La’s Xi Shi Lounge

Love for afternoon tea usually begins in childhood. When I was a kid, we had an annual high tea tradition: my mother, my best friends and their mums all got together for tea once a year. After dressing up together, we raced through the tiny, crust-less sandwiches on the bottom tier to earn the scones and, finally, the fancy-pants cakes at the very top. It was all about the ritual; the conversation facilitated by bottomless pots of tea was a bonus.

As an adult, I have Vancouver friends who still love an afternoon tea get together. These days, the catching up comes first, the scones come second. But we still take the food and atmosphere seriously.

What are Vancouver’s best spots for a spot of afternoon tea? I’ve tried a few, most recently afternoon tea at the Xi Shi Lounge in the Shangri-La Hotel (1128 West Georgia).  Continue reading:
Best Afternoon Tea Service in Vancouver? You Make the Call!