Pumpkin Challenge 2018: Week 2

It's the second week of #PumpkinChallenge2018 and I had the chance to indulge in several more Vancouver-based pumpkin items before heading back out east.

Home and the Holidays

Almost two months after my return home for the holidays, I look back on that week as a dream of sorts - it felt oh-so-normal to be back, but now it's as though I never was. It was as though I had never been gone as soon as the plane touched down, and thus began [...]

Being Cognizant: Celebrating the 5-Year Veggiversary!

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. — On March 1st, I celebrated five years since I started following a veg*an lifestyle! I am not perfectly inside one dietary box, in [...]

Hot Chocolate Festival VII: Stops 21-27, Farewell

When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world.  This January it returns for its 7th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate [...]

Hot Chocolate Festival VII: Stops 11-15

When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world.  This January it returns for its 7th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate [...]

Hot Chocolate Festival VII: Stops 6-10

When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world.  This January it returns for its 7th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate [...]

Hot Chocolate Festival VII: Welcome! Stops 1-5

When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide festival of its kind in the world.  This January it returns for its 7th year, bigger and better than ever, with Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate [...]

HoCho Fest 2016: 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 + Farewell!

Each year, the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival brings together cafes, confectionaries, and restaurants to create specialty hot chocolate beverages to fundraise for a great cause. This year, proceeds of the festival will be going towards supporting the Downtown Eastside Women's Job Training Program of the PHS Community Services Society and East Van Roasters. Each year, [...]

I could use your help to win!

Shameless self-promotion and chocolate/worthy cause devotion: This photograph has been featured by City Food Magazine in their Hot Chocolate Festival photo contest! If you "like" this Facebook post and/or this Instagram post, you can support my future hot chocolate adventures and reviews! The person with the most "likes" across the two platforms will win a free [...]