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LOVE for Dinner:

  • Jasmine Lemonade
  • Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna w/Citrus-Sriracha Emulsion
  • Roasted Beets and Okanagan Goat Cheese w/Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Foie Gras Brule w/Dried Sour Cherries and White Port Gelee
  • Sablefish w/Nut and Seed Crust in Sweet and Sour Broth

Or go for the Market Menu for tasters of all the above (except the lemonade, which is to die for!). Lunch specials at the Market as well, or the 50 minutes $20 power lunch downstairs in the Lobby Lounge, which has more hearty food. Business casual.

Market by Jean Georges
Level 3
(1 604) 695 1115

Passed by the New Eclectic on Granville today, mostly because I saw these gorgeous porcelain mugs with initials in 18th century French script that I just couldn’t pass up. I love anything personalized, only tastefully, of course. No rainbow coloured bookmarks or door signs, but stationary, anything embroidered or just anything that screams taste and that it’s mine.But I digress. I have decided that this is my new fave store – it’s decorated how I would love my bachelorette pad to be, boudoir style with Plum Sykes’ The Debutante Divorcee and Peter Post’s Essential Manners for Couples on the end table (both of which I picked up at bargain bin prices at Chapters today. I don’t usually talk prices, but around the $5 mark?)

Anyway, the store is gorgeous… filled with tableware, crystal

medallion bookmarks, candles and various tasteful this and thats. Everything in the store except for the cosmetics is 30% off! So I bought the Rosanna Initially Yours porcelain mugs and I overheard that they were bestsellers over the holidays and will be getting more in. And I was panicking thinking that they were clearing it out! Comes in these cute little boxes. Looking at the mugs, sometimes I wish that my parents chose a name for me that could be written beautifully, like V, or O…

And these beautiful hand poured soy wax candles from A Scent Of Scandal, with scandalous names and befitting accompanying scents such as MILF (milk and cookies),  Out of the Closet (Cedar), Original Sin (fig leaf), Knocked Up (baby powder), Walk of Shame (early morning dew), 8 Inches (banana), D-Cups (melons), One Night Stand (margaritas), Gold Digger (carat cake), Skinny Bitch (wafer)…a_scent_of_scandal

Truly original!

The New Eclectic
2327 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
604-733-9797

Yes, you read it correctly. Orgasmic cheese… not organic.

Went to the Alibi Room last night and had the cheese platter. There was this nondescript semi soft cheese paired with a pile of roasted organic hazelnuts. I spread, took a bite, popped a hazelnut and 3 seconds later it was a nutty orgasm in my mouth. I have NEVER had such a reaction to any cheese before, and it beats out my current fave Beecher’s Flagship by miles.

The Tomme Gros Ille (Quebec) can be found at Mount Pleasant Cheese (new place, May 08) that specializes in Canadian Cheese.

Mount Pleasant Cheese
3432 Cambie Street (near the Park Theatre at West 18th Avenue)
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2W8
604-875-6363
Tues-Sun: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

aka TOMME DE GROSSE ISLE: – an organic mild semi soft texture cheese. I knew the french was off on that one. Thank you first year french.

Highlights: FOOD!, Wu Bai concert on Saturday August 30th (in Seattle – =(, and FOOD!

August 30-September 1
Plaza of Nations
750 Pacific Blvd.

http://www.taiwanfest.ca/

Friiend – we go on Sunday? or the Monday?

Note to self: Learn Wu Bai’s “Flower Dance”

Find Dr. Zhu at the Cambie and 16th Chinese Herbal Medicine shop. Ask for green bean powder “liu dou fen” which they make themselves. Comes in little packets. Wash face, dry. Add a bit of water to make a paste. Put on face or use to exfoliate. Said to whiten foremost, then gets rid of blackheads. Will try tonight.

http://theconveyorbelt.com/

http://demicouture.ca

On Granville is having 20%-70% off all merchandise and closing its doors at the end of June. June 15th welcomes its online store http://www.shoplothantique.com.

Faves are the Esteban fragrances (home and body), and Lothantique brand Grapefruit shea hand lotion. Also worthy is Amelie et Melanie Matin Precieux Eau de Toilette.

Online store with feature the much anticipated Esteban’s Andalouse – grapefruit and star anise.