Review: Brioche

The only time I had heard Brioche spoken of was many months ago when our Kiwi friend Siobhan asked us what we thought of the brunch scene (at this stage we had only visited Jam Cafe) and that we should make our way to Brioche in Gastown. In my usual style, I scoped it out…

Review: Nero Waffles

I always overestimate how far Nero is from our apartment – sometimes Robson Street feels a lot longer than what it actually is. Guess what? I Google mapped the distance from our apartment to Nero waffles and it was 260 metres. Upon that realisation, I insisted that Andy and I head there that evening: let’s…

The Recollection Diaries: Berlin

My recollection Strongest memory: After a long day of seeing the cultural sights of inner Berlin, we found ourselves at the Topography of Terror. It is an extremely comprehensive (arguably too comprehensive) and after about 45 minutes of the audio tour Jamie and I were seriously fatigued. We sat down at one of the benches…

The Recollection Diaries: Iceland

My recollection Strongest memory: The dramatic landscapes. The whole country felt like a movie set at times. From glaciers to volcanoes and waterfalls to thermal pools, there was something new and varied to see each day. We were fortunate that we had enough time to drive the famed Ring Road, which in itself provides some…

Cycling the Myra Canyon trestles

Cycling through the Myra Canyon is one of the coolest activities I have done since being in Canada. We were particularly lucky with the weather when we went: dry, balmy temperatures but with the colours of autumn saturating the hillside around us. It was absolutely stunning and a real breath of fresh air. The Myra…

Review: Cedar Creek

I chose Cedar Creek for my birthday lunch based on a friend’s recommendation. He had been there for his own birthday a few weeks prior and said he couldn’t fault it. We locked in a booking of our own for a late lunch; a two course meal to be paired with wine.  On the day…

Five fun things to do in Kelowna!

1. Visit the Farmers Market. I love a good Farmers Market and this one was up there with the best. It’s on twice weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays 8am – 1pm) which I love, because it basically means a day for locals and a day for tourists. We went on Wednesday, because we could, and made…

Review: Raudz

With the tagline ‘Kelowna’s Best Restaurant’ I think high expectations are a given for anyone visiting Raudz. I had picked it out as an extended birthday celebration, a special last night activity for Andy and I. I’m a huge fan of the concept of farm to table, as well as when places take pride in…

Craft breweries in Kelowna

As the main principality of the Okanagan (an area renowned for its climate and vineyards), I was definitely expecting Kelowna to have its fair share of wineries. It did, but I was pleasantly surprised at the number of craft breweries that were there too.  My favourite brewery was Rusty Reel. We had been searching for…