Reserve now for Dine Out Vancouver 2012

Vancouver is home to some fantastic world-class restaurants and with many more popping up each year, it’s hard to find the time or budget to try all of them.

Dine Out Vancouver is the city’s effort to get us through the winter doldrums by encouraging us to get out and taste the city.
From January 20 to February 5, 2012, hundreds of restaurants around the city are offering three course set menus for $18, $28 or $38 plus suggested pairings with Wines of British Columbia and Kronenbourg 1664. In conjunction with Tourism Vancouver some terrific “Dine Out” Hotel and Restaurant packages are being offered from just $96.
Building on the exciting and interesting culinary events begun last year more special offers are being offered this year; Plated and Paired at Granville Island, Dine Academy, PuShFestival and Arts Club Theatre’s Act 1 Eat 1, or Secret Supper Soiree.
Dine Out Vancouver reservations open today January 9th, check restaurant menus on the Dine Out site and make your reservations quickly, they book up fast!

Caesars Palace – Las Vegas Vacation

“…because every guest is a Caesar”, that’s the logic behind Caesars (not Caesar’s) Palace.

Every thing a guest could look for is available at this leisure and entertainment mecca in the middle of the Las Vegas strip. This is not a Griswald Vacation!

Begun in 1966, Caesars Palace is an every evolving complex that’s grown to include 3348 rooms spread over 5 towers, a major casino, swimming pool complex, Michelin starred restaurants, shopping mall, nightclubs and entertainment theatres.  Guests really do not need to ever step outdoors to experience the best of Las Vegas.
The standard guest rooms are very spacious and feature large, deep soaking tubs and walk-in showers while suites in the newest

Augustus Tower

Augustus Tower are luxuriously appointed, large and many feature amazing views of the Las Vegas Strip.  In the Forum Tower guests will find rooms with over 1000square feet of space.

Whatever type of holiday tickles your fancy it’s probably available at Caesars Palace; I recently attended one of my best friends’ wedding and the 50+ guests all had a great time.  Whatever activity we could think of, we found it;  gambling in the huge casino, laying by the swimming pool,  pampering in the spa, enjoying world renowned Michelin starred restaurants like Restaurant Guy Savoy and Mesa Grill.  Libations were had in some of the many bars, lounges and nightclubs found throughout the complex and making a safe bet on some great shopping in the Forum Shops adjoining the casino were also on our list.  Whatever we needed it was all waiting downstairs from our guest suites.  When we felt like venturing out beyond the resort the central location meant we were easily within reach of all the other casinos, resorts and malls along The Strip.  I would definitely base my next trip to Las Vegas around Caesars Palace too.

Earth Hour 2011

Earth Hour 2011: March 26, 8:30pm - 9:30pm

First conceived in 2007 by the World Wildlife Fund and the Sydney Morning Herald, as a way to highlight the need for action on climate change, Earth Hour saw 2.2 million residence of Sydney Australia turn off non-essential lights for one hour.  Other cities and countries adopted Earth Hour in 2008 and now in it’s 5th Year, the goal is for more than one billion people to participate by simply flicking a switch.

Earth Hour 2011 takes place March 26th from 8:30pm to 9:30pm local time.  It’s easy to take part, save energy and maybe be a bit romantic at the same time.  Flick off your non-essential lights and electronics, light a candle and enjoy the company of the ones you’re with playing a board game, telling ghost stories or it’s the perfect opportunity for an intimate candlelit supper.
If you don’t feel like staying home, many local restaurants and hotels are taking part and offering Earth Hour specials. Check out Pan Pacific Vancouver, Fairmont Waterfront, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or Yew Restaurant at Four Seasons Vancouver for just a few of the special promotions happening this year.

Candlelight Conversation Dinners

Looking for a reason not to cook or just a great excuse to go out for dinner?

This Thursday October 21st make it a date night and head out to one of the many  restaurants in Vancouver, Victoria & all around the province, participating in this year’s Candlelight Conservation Dinners. With the lights dim and the candlelight flickering you’ll know you’re doing your part to raise awareness about energy conservation (and having a romantic meal while you do).

To reserve your Vancouver table and for the complete list of participating local restaurants visit Tourism Vancouver and for restaurants around the province check out Team PowerSmart 

If having a nice meal out with your friends or loved ones isn’t enough incentive…join BC Hydro’s Team PowerSmart for special offers and dinner deals.