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2017 North Van Tasting Plates Photo Gallery

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Four Decades of Dim Sum at Pink Pearl Photo Gallery

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The Ultimate Five Course Tasting Lunch Menu at Bouley Restaurant

From the very first moment you step into the rose infused parlour where guests are seated while their table is being prepared, to that last step you take out the restaurant past the Great Wall of Apples and are given an exiting gift of a citrus loaf, Bouley restaurant is all about providing its …

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The Fabulous New York Deals I found in 2014

From sex crazed pandas to $1 makeup brushes my annual jaunt to the Apple last year in 2014 was a memorable one as New York is a place where you can find adventure and great New York deals be it at Mad 46 rooftop at the Roosevelt Hotel where flirting over cocktails commences amidst the magnificent …

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Decadence in the City – New York style ala mode

Many know me as the frugal gal in Vancouver but honey once you get me outta the city and into New York City, hell its decadence all the way with all those frugal pennies I’ve saved. So for all my truly hedonistic friends, join me for a journey into Decadence in the City – New York …

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Learn How to Vacation Fabulously but Frugally in New York City

My friends call me the Asian Carrie Bradshaw. But unlike Carrie whose popular column supported her expensive Manolo Blahnik  shoes habit, I’m a 9-5 kinda girl with a mortgage and bills up the wazoo but who still manages to enjoy the good life now and then by sourcing out fabulous deals be it …

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Enjoying small bites of the Big Apple at New York City happy hours

(Updated:  August 5/2013) They say New York City is tres expensive, but hello hello have you been to Vancouver where $300,000 gets you a 500 square foot shoebox in City Centre and where $50 buys you half of a pair of shoes, if you’re lucky. So whenever I go to the States, I know I’m …

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The Brandy Library is an Elegant Space of Spirit-ful Awakenings

This is a library for the serious indulgers of Cognac, Brandy and Armagnac. It’s dimly lit interior with sexy seductive sofas are designed to complement your affaire d’spirits. But if you’re not so inclined towards the heavy spirits, they do offer a small selection of wine, beer, …

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Bar 169: A Blues Haven for Blue Crabs and Pirates

  Blue crabs, cock-eyed pirates?  Although the name of this Louisiana inspired bar is unoriginal (it’s address is 169 East Broadway) it’s cocktails and bar menu is far from that. Sometimes when it’s too good to be true. It’s simply too good to pass up and worth a trip to …

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Taking a huge bite out of the Apple and nocturnal creatures of the night

When that cute guy turns around and asks you after an hour of conversation if you remember his name, well that’s the moment you realize that you are Samantha because you’re thinking “Really, is that really necessary?” Less talk and more smooth moves, baby! Being single and …

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To Fake or Not to Fake? Taking A Big Bite at Katz’s Deli in NYC

Katz’s Deli (http://katzsdelicatessen.com/) Long before the “Faking for Dummies” demo in the movie “When Harry Met Sally”, Katz’s Deli has been serving Jewish Deli to New Yorkers since 1888! But due to the hype of the film, from my recent visit to the Big Apple …

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Get Out of Kansas Dorothy and On To the Big Apple – Flights and Accommodations

View from a Hotel in Times Square at Night Now that you’ve decided to take a flight into the 24/7 land of where-did-you-go?, what-did-you-eat and Oh-My-God-That-Was-The-Best-Experience-Ever merry-go-round of never ending sensory sensations commonly referred to as New York – get thee to …