City Girl Connects – Interview with Townsite Brewing’s Michelle Zutz

The Brit and I spent Thanksgiving long weekend on BC’s Sunshine Coast. While there, we had the opportunity to visit Powell River’s award-winning Townsite Brewing. and I was given the reigns of their Instagram account. The opportunity for that and this interview came from me taking a chance to reach out and Townsite coming back …

The Seven Best Places to Hop Off the Bus in Glasgow

In continuing with the cheap, cheerful, and efficient theme of my recent May/June trip with the girls, how does one best explore a city with just a couple days to spare? And without breaking the bank? Like I mentioned in my post about finding Nessie, sometimes you need to hop on a bus. In this …

City Girl Whisky Diary #3 – Getting Thrifty with ‘Friends of the Classic Malts’

Travelling in Scotland is one of my favourite things to do. It’s one of my happy places. But the exchange rate isn’t really ever in my favour, so I’m always on the hunt for ways to #GetThrifty - without sacrificing fun - when I’m away. During the research phase of my recent trip with the …

City Girl Whisky Diary #2 – Whisky stereotypes and touring the softer side with Tomatin Distillery 

Okay, ladies. This question's mostly for you. Regardless of whether you enjoy a dram or not, when you think about whisky, what comes to mind? Don Draper from Mad Men? Stuffy old men with cigars? It tastes like rocket fuel? The second and latter of those were my thoughts on whisky for the longest time. And …

Nibbling and Sipping Through London’s Soho District 

Before I left for my trip in May, I was quizzing my expat colleagues about where the girls and I should eat and drink for our three nights in London. They all recommended one place: Soho. Though I've been to London many times, it was an area that, aside from the theatres, I had no paid …

City Girl Whisky Diary #1 – Scotch Whisky Experience

Whisky. The Scots call this lovely amber liquid  "The Water of Life". With this, you know that they take their Scotch very seriously. (For example, it's whisky, not whiskey with an 'e'. This is a thing.) And there are endless kinds. So if you're new to whisky, it can all be a bit daunting when …

Island Road Trip – Top 8 Things to Do in Victoria

It's been a busy few weeks, but I've finally had a chance to go through photos and do a road trip download from my notes. The Island is a perfect place for a road trip, and the Brit and I celebrated his birthday with four-and-a-half days of exploring. (As my calling him "The Brit" would …

Flashback Friday: Sinus Clearing Raspberry Martinis

My laptop is finally out of the Mac hospital (hooray!) and while my Europe photos were loading this evening, I was clicking through my iPhoto library. While flipping through, I landed on pictures from an epic Halloween party from many moons ago at my friend Alison's parent's house where entry was only given if we were a) dressed …

Eating Solo in Mexico – Part 2 and Bucerias Market

Today, I finally had more than two minutes to unpack both my Mexico and housesitting suitcases. (I left for Mexico in the middle of us housesitting.) I was sad to put away my hot weather clothes but it needed to be done. Tick mark on the to-do list. --- Bucerias is a lovely little beach …

Tasting Italia in 2 hours

The beautiful view from my desk! Last Wednesday (a beyond beautiful hot, sunny Vancouver day), our work team buzzed out of the office early for our quarterly team builder activity. This quarter? A corporate Italian food and wine tasting seminar at Giovane at the Fairmont Pacific Rim (where we had Sean's 30th birthday). Best team building activity, ever (so …