Archive for March, 2011

Golden Plate Awards Recognize Richmond’s Best!

Friday, March 25th, 2011

To those who are unsure of what the Golden Plate Awards are exactly, here is a quick rundown. Through the Georgia Strait publication, readers take part in a survey where they vote online and give their opinion about where the best places to wine and dine are in Vancouver and parts of the lower mainland including Richmond. And not surprisingly two of Steveston favorite restaurants took home first and second place honours. Blue Canoe was a very respectable second, and Vince Morlet’s Tapenade Bistro won the honour.

Tapenade is a Mediterranean inspired bistro that honours French tradition dishes with an updated vibe of west coast features. The philosophy behind the restaurant is “to showcase the natural beauty of local, sustainable and seasonal ingredients in an appropriate and sumptuous manner”. With a large patio that seats 70 guests Tapenade is a great place to host an event or just enjoy an amazing meal over looking the river. Excellent service and knowledge of the cuisine is always apparent at Tapenade and the deliciously unique dishes is what guests continuously come back for. If you have yet to try Tapenade Bistro it is a MUST! With the well deserved acknowledgement by the Golden Plate Awards you know you want to get there fast.

Tapenade Bistro –

3711 Bayview St., Richmond 604-275-5188

Blue Canoe Restaurant – Patio Season is Here!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Now that Spring is officially here Steveston’s restaurant patio’s are bound to be filling up fast! There are so many amazing patios in Steveston, but one that  can guarantee you an amazing atmosphere and beautiful view of the water is Blue Canoe Restaurant located right on the famous Steveston Pier.

Blue Canoe offers an amazing array of seafood dishes along side of fresh salads, delicious pasta dishes, and easy to share starter plates. The large patio allows for a friendly atmosphere and with blankets to keep you warm on crisp nights and a TV to catch the Canucks games on you couldn’t ask for more from this great local restaurant.

Blue Canoe is also an Ocean Wise approved restaurant which means that it is recommended by the Vancouver Aquarium as an ocean-friendly place to dine.

Blue Canoe Restuarant is located at 140-3866 Bayview Street, Richmond BC

604 275 7811,

Treasures Boutique Spring Sale

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The fabulous Treasures Boutique in Steveston is having an amazing SALE with lots of items up to 60% off! One of Treasures favourite brands XCVI are featuring cotton skirts, capris and jackets for Spring-Summer and lucky for you they are included in the sale, and what’s so great about XCVI is that the pieces are perfect for Spring or Summer travel. With the fabric being a blend of 95% cotton and 5% spandex the pieces scrunch up perfectly into any suitcase and look just as good when you unpack them! Easy to wear and stylish travel pieces are a must have for this Summer! Other Treasure brands are featured in this sale, but you better hurry fast because the sale is only while stock lasts!

St.Patrick’s Day at O’Hares Gastro Pub – March 17th

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

This Thursday is St.Patrick’s Day and we all know what than means! Time to go out and celebrate with our Irish friends and enjoy a Pint or two! If you are searching for a place to go on Thursday, O’hares Gastro Pub located in Steveston is just the place to go. O’Hares’s always knows how to throw a good St.Patrick’s Day party and this year is no different. There will be Irish Dancers at 1pm, 3pm, and 7pm, homemade Irish Stews and of course Green Beer along with the Irish gem Guinness.  Come early as an event like this gets busy fast!

O’Hares’s Pub is located at 5031 Steveston Hwy, Richmond BC.

604 277 2305,, Open 11am til Late

PS: Little know fact about O’Hare’s Pub. They were the first pub in BC to serve Guinness imported straight from Dublin!

Spring has arrived at Violet Hill

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Spring has most certainly arrived at Violet Hill Fashion Boutique this March.While it might look grey and cloudy outside, the racks at Violet Hill are starting to fill up with bright colours, floral prints and spring dresses!

For Spring 2011 Violet Hill is showing off some major Spring trends such as large floral prints, maxi dresses and 1970s inspired pieces. Some of the labels that Violet Hill carries that are highlighting these key looks are Eightsixty, MinkPink and Canadian label Covet.

It’s easy to work these new looks into your already existing wardrobe and maybe explore some new styles for the season!

Violet Hill is located at 108 – 12211 No.1 Rd, Richmond BC.

604 274 3563,

Photo by Sandra Steier

Morning Chicness bags at Pieces

Friday, March 4th, 2011

Pieces is pleased to be carrying Morning Chicness bags designed by Richmond momtrepreneur Tara Ramos.  Sought after by Hollywood celebs, Morning Chicness bags are perfect for our star Pieces customers — and make great gifts for expectant mums.

100 – 3580 Moncton Street