An evening spent at Glowbal Collection’s Coast Restaurant on Alberni Street will leave your belly euphoric with seafood, your face glowing with satisfaction (and fantastic cocktails), and your phone laden with new numbers. That’s just the surface of the water, swim a little deeper and you’ll discover some of the best bartenders in Vancouver. With no qualms about getting people talking, dancing and smiling, these fine lads are the life blood of Coast’s captivating circular bar – after cocktails, their specialty is keeping patrons endlessly entertained. Meet lead bartender, Dave Morrison. Read more
When Richard Branson comes to town, you naturally want in on whatever he’s got up his vast sleeves. And when Richard Branson throws a party, you know it’ll be the kind that has you twirling through the night, permanent smile affixed on your lips. Read more
Nicole Corrado is a woman on a path to make a difference in this world, starting with Vancouver. Her passion encouraging people to meet and connect is infectious. She has committed herself to this mission with Hitchette, a dating company that is revolutionizing how people start relationships. A spritely woman with a spark in her eye, Nicole is one of those great entrepreneurs who will succeed based on the adoration for what she does. It’s true what they say, choose something you love and you will prosper. Move over Patti Stanger… there’s a new girl on the scene. Read more
From Toronto to Chicago to Seattle, most major cities have their dating quirks and pitfalls, but generally follow the same rule book. Los Angeles, on the other hand, is on an entirely different flight path. Single newcomers to the city have to learn a new language, fight with customs, and face possible exile. Lennie Ross is a single woman in LA trying to decipher the madness with hilarious anecdotes on dating in the city of angels. Previously working under a pseudonym as a screenwriter for Playboy, Lennie has recently published her first chick lit novel, Blow Me. Read more
The first time I walked into Bar 1200 at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles, I could feel the illustrious history cling the walls like two pairs of legs clinging to each other in a devilishly delicious act. Rock and roll, cheeky conversations, and clandestine meetings have filled the intimate space for decades. Whether it’s solo or with friends, I have always left Bar 1200 with memories that make me smirk mischievously. Meet Ro Pappas from behind the bar at Bar 1200.
I have a thing for bartenders. Could it be summed up as an occupational hazard? Sit on enough bar stools and you’re more than likely to fall for those who serve you. Again and again. I’ve certainly had my fair share of barman romances. It was this addiction, if you will, that brought me to a particular bar stool on a Monday night like all others. He had invited me for “a kiss and a cocktail” – a combination that is hard to deny.
There is a woman in Vancouver who has the power to mesmerize with just one bat of her eyelashes. A woman trained in the slight of hand, who has her fingers wiggling in the eclectic. She has been known to light her flesh on fire and twirl tassels of flames on stage. Intrigued? So am I. Once spied, you will not be able to peel your eyes away from Tristan Risk, aka Little Miss Risk.
My history and memories at UVA Wine Bar go back years. I’ve had future lovers confess their deepest feelings, bonded and talked dreams with new friends, and revived my love of radishes while sitting on their bar stools. It’s the perfect “hidden” central bar in downtown Vancouver. Get behind the bar with bar manager, Evelyn Chick.