Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family! Friends down South will have to wait another month. This year, I have so much to be thankful for. BTW, our move went extremely smooth! We couldn’t have asked for better weather. It literally poured […]
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How distinct is the weather in Vancouver?! Right away the sun disappears and it starts to rain on September first. While I am suffering a bit from summertime sadness, I’m also quite excited for crisp fall mornings, new batches of Ambrosia apples and scarves. It’s time to break out the Le Creuset and make some curry too!
- Oasis Beach Club – Second Beach Pool Party September 9 (cancelled)
- Dinner x Design Free Public Viewing September 16 (11am to 3pm)
- Farmer’s Markets: Yaletown, Downtown, Kitsilano, River District, Trout Lake, West End
- Swine and Dine 2 September 7th @ Campagnolo
- Vancouver Zombiewalk September 10th #ZombiewalkYVR
- 25th annual Port & Chocolate Tasting September 15
- Interior Design Show Vancouver IDS West September 22-25
- Harvest Haus September 29 to October 1st
- Teen Photo Wars: Snapchat vs Instagram Stories.
- Let’s talk about sex.
- I’m craving some swiss rolls right now…
- … May just have to bake birthday lasagna cake too!
- Advance food technology.
- this light or this light?
- Tinder for connecting with home professionals
- I need this cement planter now for my succulents! (Ebates get 1% cash back too!)
- West Elm 20% off lighting, rugs and bedding!
- Vintage Chanel pumps
- A heavier army jacket with faux fur?
- Nike AM1 only $78!
- For anyone afraid of being vulnerable.
This week on Nomss:
- Didn’t know that Cowichan Valley had such winery.
- 2016 Ford Focus 5-Door Hatchback Review
- Back To School Sales
Now that all the kiddies are back to school. It’s time for a long hot bubble bath. Some Labor Day Weekend Sales are still going strong!
We just came home from Vancouver Island after a four day R&R. We stayed at Cordova Bay in Saanich (between Sidney and Victoria). Our backyard was literally the beach! Life doesn’t get sweet then a morning coffee with good o’nature! I can’t wait to share […]
It’s getting festive here! To celebrate we are hosting 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Each day there will be an INCREDIBLE giveaway between December 7th to 18th. We will be announcing a NEW prize each day! Yup! That’s right – there are at least 12 prizes in total! And YOU don’t want to miss a day!
Day 5 of 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway we giving away the ultimate Christmas Date Night in Vancouver with SocialShoppers. We understand that the holiday season can be hectic! We want you to enjoy it stress free with your friends and family!
SocialShopper currently has a great deal for 2 Tickets to Vancouver Christmas Market, Plus Carousel Rides and Optional Apple Cider and Christmas Mugs (value $38). This is a great date night idea or perfect for a the family to hang out and soak up the Christmas holiday vibe. The Vancouver Christmas Market also has family friendly live performances which includes jazz, pop group and orchestra, as well as kids’ activities.
Day 5 – Christmas Date Night Vancouver (valued $95)
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Seattle is home to a really good cup of coffee. It has some of the best coffee shops and coffee roasters in North America. Starbucks Coffee, also first originated in Seattle, Pike Place Market. Aside from big corporate giants, there are plenty of independent coffee roasters to choose from. Anyone bleeding espresso will know the importance of a fine cup of coffee. It can either make or break your day. The following is a coffee guide of the best coffee shops in the Emerald City. We hope it will make your mornings (or whether time of the day) more enjoyable!
Top Ten Best Coffee Shops in Seattle
Analog Coffee | 235 Summit Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102, United States | +1 206-678-7443 | http://analogcoffee.com/ |
Analog Coffee first started as a pop-up shop from a doorway in Captiol Hill. The coffee shop itself looks like something out of a Kinfolk Magazine with clean, bright design and aesthetics of modern Scandinavian. White. Wood. Steel. The weathered nautical vibe has a good thing going. The latte is most perfect: balanced between milk and coffee. Analog Coffee serves Herkimer Coffee beans which are roasted locally. Herkimer beans are roasted from premium green coffee with traditional farm practices free from pesticides and fertilizers. Small bags are for sale and date stamped for freshness. If you need another reason: they serve Mighty-O donuts.
Moore Coffee Shop | 1930 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, United States | +1 206-728-5668 | http://www.moorecoffeeshop.com/ |
Looking for some really cute bear latte art? Moore Coffee Shop has some of the cutest bears and coolest cat in town. Not only are their Mexican mocha amazing with spices and texture; it is very rich and flavorful. Their specialty coffees like Spanish coffee, almond milk latte, and Horchata latte is also a must try. Great place to enjoy a coffee or to catch up on some work while people watching.
Caffe Vita is located conveniently on Pike, but not obnoxiously near the market. I’m a big fan for their Cafe Luna coffee blend of nuttiness and earthy tones. Gayo River single origin is also quite nice. Come here if you are looking for a serious full flavored latte or espresso. The Capital Hill location has a coffee roaster in the back of this two story cafe. Free Wifi.
Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar | 321 Broadway E, Seattle, WA, United States | +1 206-324-8861 | http://espressovivace.com/ |
Slow roasted blend espresso is delicious with rich consistency. A solid cup of espresso. The Espresso Vivace Sidewalk Bar is nostalgic and has a cozy atmosphere with neon signs and metal chairs. I highly suggest a cup of Caffe Nico! Sitting outside on a nice sunny day is one of the simple pleasures in life.
Impeccably friendly and attentive baristas. On point coffee with balance between the espresso and the milk. Come and be educated about where the coffee originated from, to how the coffee is brewed and stored. This coffee shop is near the Fremont Bridge and is great for any coffee nerd or snob. This coffee shop is spacious and plenty of long tables.
Stumptown Coffee | 1115 12th Ave, Seattle, WA, United States | +1 206-860-2937 | http://stumptowncoffee.com/ |
An official hipster hangout. A good spot to people watch. Stumptown Coffee is originally an Oregon, Portland based coffee roaster that has branched into Seattle. Their cold brew coffee is on point: smooth, strong and consistent. If you aren’t able to make it down to the cafe, several retailers also carry their bottled coffee. Lucky coffee fiends in Vancouver will also be able to pick up a variety of coffee blends from Stumptown Coffee Roasters at Platform 7 Coffee. Aside from great tasting brew, their kouign amman with Okinawan black sugar is to die for. Option for Chemex pour overs.
Lighthouse Roasters | 400 N 43rd St, Seattle, WA 98103, United States | +1 206-633-4775 | http://lighthouseroasters.com/ |
A very intense and deep roasted flavor . Heavy espresso, lighter cream. Minimal decor but a respectable coffee roaster in the Fremont area. I like this Lighthouse blend of medium bodied light acidity with notes of chocolate. Super clean.
Slate Coffee Bar | 5413 6th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107, United States | +1 206-701-4238 | http://www.slatecoffee.com/ |
Slate Coffee Bar is not your average grab and go coffee shops. The concept is similar to a wine bar. Their coffee is served in wine glasses instead of coffee mugs or paper cups. You will want to sit down, relax and perhaps learn about The Deconstructed Latte. Sample the flight of espresso, milk and latte. Your barista or coffee connoisseur will explain the origins of the espresso and the milk farmed locally. Tho I admit the approach is gimmicky, the presentation is beautiful and trendy. Espressos are served in Glen Carins glasses: “espresso neat”. Whether or not you agree to this progressive approach drinking coffee from a wine glass, there is definitely an unique experience worth checking out.
Zoka Coffee Company | 2901 NE Blakeley St, Seattle, WA 98105, United States | +1 206-527-0990 | http://www.zokacoffee.com/ |
Big sofa chairs, long wooden tables and decent wifi. Sounds like the perfect spot to sloth around curled up with your laptop. The atmosphere is cozy with plenty of outlets for coffice. If you are looking to snuggle, the lavender mocha is you partner. I prefer something simple, like a dark roast from their Clover Coffee machine. With a few locations around town, you are bound to run into one.
Starbucks Coffee opened its first store in 1971 in Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle. Any human worth their weight in coffee bleeds espresso and can not deny the convenience of this corporate giant. The Pike Place store is definitely a tourist attraction worth experiencing nostalgia at least once. A variety of memorabilia merchandise are available. Every year I look forward to their Christmas Blend Coffee with chocolate and earthy notes. If you are looking for a place to sit down, this is not the one. There is another Starbucks up the street.
Good coffee down to the very last drop. So, where do you go for a cup of joe?
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It’s safe to say Mango Yummy Richmond dessert is really delicious. They have mango mochi shaved ice; mango, sago, pomelo and coconut drinks; matcha green tea ice cream, red bean and mochi shaved ice. And a variety of Chinese grass jelly and […]
CHFA West 2014 was held earlier in April on 12th to 13th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Canadian Health Food Association is the largest conference and trade show in Western Canada focused on natural health and organics industry. Similar to EAT! Vancouver and the Grocery Showcase, it is an opportunity to see the latest trends, meet industry’s top manufacturers, distributors and brokers. If you frequent trade shows, like fashion, you will start to notice the trends.
Gone are the days of flax seeds and chia seeds. 2014 is all about Sriracha and coconut explosion! – Coconut Water, Coconut Oil, Coconut chips, Coconut Soy Sauce, etc.
Everland Coconut Water
Happy Planet: Coconut and Pineapple Fruit Smoothie
Thirsty Buddha Coconut Water
Naked Coconuts: Coconut Soy Free Seasoning ‘Soy Sauce’
Big Tree Coconut Nectar and Coconut Sugar
Nature’s Way Raw Coconut Spread.
CHFA West 2014 Major Product Categories includes
- Natural Health Products
- Food / Beverage
- Organic Foods & Products
- B2B Supplies & Services
- Personal Care Products
- Other Products
From Non-GMO, gluten free, diary free and other chemical free / all natural products there is something for everyone. One of my favorites was the new unveiling for VEGA and their protein bars. Their products are plant based and Brendan Brazier formulator was there to shake hands. Now if only I can have one of those machines at home that would make my morning routine that much easier!
Hemp Hearts raw shelled hemp seeds and tasty hemp treats.
Ra Energy Seasonings.
Hardbite Chips and their Parnships Chips were amazingly tasty!
Live Happy – Drink Happy Water. All the yellow screams sunshine!
Rise Kombucha Sparkling living tea.
Fuck GMOs says Left Coast Naturals. And Nomss says Amen.
Hippie Cookies: Lemon Coconut – now if you have not tried these yet you must run now. They are so soft and delicious. Made with whole lemons and coconut. They are absolute heavenly. I wish I could get an unlimited supply!
Bare Food natural candies.
Little Ducks Organic. Isn’t the packaging uber cute?? Made for kids, Fit for an adult!
CHFA West brings together local and national brands with the primary target audience of retailers and health professionals who sell or professionally recommend natural health products or organics directly to consumers. Discover what this years coconut explosion will be next year, join CHFA next year for incredible days to connect, learn and grow your business. Become an Exhibitor!*
What goodies did you get from your swag bags? What was your favorite part of the show? I know, I won’t need to go grocery shopping for snacks for awhile!
*CHFA West 2014 Exhibitor List
Absorb Science Inc. 618
Abundance Naturally Ltd. 1242
AC Distributors Ltd. 1603
AdrienneM Natural Health Products Inc. 1620
Advantage Health Matters Inc. 709
Aecetia Foods Ltd. 1850 – new!
Afinity Life Sciences Inc. 1153 – new!
alive Publishing Group 1315
Alligga 1642 – new!
Allivictus Canada Ltd. 1743 – new!
Alpha Health Products Ltd. 1526
AM / PM Service Ltd. – Point of Sale Solutions 1635
Anita’s Organic Grain & Flour Mill 1817 – new!
AOR Inc. 1433
Atlas Brand Management 1644
Auto-Star Compusystems Inc. 627
Avafina Organic Ingredients 1807
Axel Kraft International Limited 1532
Back to Earth 1758 – new!
Barlean’s Organic Oils 1840 – new!
Béland Organic Foods Ltd. 626
Best Brands Marketing Inc. 1550
Bioforce Canada / A.Vogel 621
BioResource Inc. 1527, 1620
BM2 Brand Management 300-345, 514-535
Boiron Laboratories 1845
Bonne Sante Distributing 1748 – new!
Bosa Foods 714 – new!
Bremner Foods Ltd. 235
Bullfrog Power – 1131
Canadian Analytical Laboratories 1226
Canadian Choice Wholesalers LP 1440, 1441
Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) 815
Canadian Natural & Specialty Brands 431
Canadian Natural Health Retailer (CNHR) Magazine 943
Canadian Organic Spice & Herb Co. Inc. 1752 – new!
Canpar Courier 250
CanPrev Natural Health Products 838
Carina Organics Inc. 1813 – new!
Chosen Foods Inc. 1755 – new!
Clef des Champs 1602
CLM Health Group Inc. 931
Cosamo 1842 – new!
Crunchies Food Company 1639
Dave’s Killer Bread 1733 – new!
David Health International 1844
Distripharm Inc. 1240
Divine Essence / Union Nature Aroma-Phyto Inc. 1722
Dove Tale Collections 932
Dovre Import & Export Ltd. 948-955
Earth Lab Cosmetics 1759
Earth’s Own Food Company Inc. 1135
EastGate Pharmaceuticals Inc. 1241 – new!
EcoTrend Ecologics Ltd. 1026 – 1055
Ed Core Marketing Ltd/Integra Brand Management 438-445
Eden Foods 1239
Empire Health Distribution 1444 – 1455
Empress Packaging 1546
Enerex Botanicals Ltd. 1227
Enviro Glass Straw Ltd. 1747 – new!
Erlendson Health Products Inc. DBA Renewal Wellness 1734 – new!
Essential Nature Inc. 1432
Essiac Canada Intl. / Tru-Pine Canada Intl. 1638
Everfresh Foods Inc. 1647 – new!
Fairtrade Canada 1629
Fit Foods Ltd. 1126
Fitness Performance Inc. 608
Flora Manufacturing & Distributing Ltd. 1321
FreeYumm Foods Ltd. 1640 – new!
GAB Innovations Inc. 1608
Genuine Health 1015
Giddy Yoyo 1803
Global Health Brokerage 1503
Government Services / Health Canada 915
Grain-Free JK Gourmet Inc. 547
Grainworks, Inc. 1822
Green Sisters Organic Health & Beauty 1815 – new!
Hair Grow Technology Inc. 1426
Hanes Hummus 1745 – new!
Hapi Foods Group Inc. 1727
Happy Planet Foods, Inc. 926
Healing Hazel 1131
Health & Wellness Retailer (Mercury Publications) 447
Healthy Body Services 615
Hedley Enterprises Ltd. 1631
Heel Canada Inc. 928
Herbamax Inc. 1544 – new!
Hersko Therapeutic Natural Skin Care (lavilin Products) 1541 – new!
Higgins Cohn Brand Management 639-655, 738-755
Hofstetter Marketing Services Corp 1121, 1221
Honeybush Health Ltd 1821 – new!
Horizon Group of Companies – Horizon Distributors, Christmas Naturals, PSC 300 – 355
Hyproca Nutrition North American – Brand Kabrita 216
Ibox Packaging Ltd. 1852 – new!
Idea Worldwide Foods 546
Ideon Packaging 1732
Ikove Organics 1740 – new!
iLevel Management Inc. 548 – new!
Indianlife Food Corporation 1615
Indigo Natural Products Management Inc. 200-245
Innotech Nutrition 1549 – new!
Innovite Health 1109
ITO EN (North America) Inc. 1243
J.R. Carlson Laboratories, Inc. 1527
Japak Industries Inc. 927
Jamieson Laboratories Ltd. 509
Jiva Organics Manufacturing & Distributing Inc. 1115
Joy of the Mountains | OregaPet 1809
Kamut International 1804
Karma Nutritionals 253
Kinnikinnick Foods Inc. 1246
Klean Kanteen, Clif Bar c/o BlueRiver Trading Ltd. 1726 – new!
Konsar Future Nutrition 1823 – new!
La Belle Vie Enterprises Ltd. 1741 – new!
LabelPak Printing Inc. 1154 – new!
Lavigne Organic Skincare 1730
LeachFree Health Inc. 1744 – new!
Leaping Frog Coffee Co. Ltd., The 446 – new!
LeBeau Excel Ltd. 632-635, 726-735
Left Coast Naturals 1714 – 1721
Life Choice Ltd. 1621
Lorna Vanderhaeghe Health Solutions, Inc. 1605
Love Grown Foods 1851 – new!
Magnum Nutraceuticals Inc. 947
Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods 226
Manitoba, Agriculture Food & Rural Development (MAFRD) 1641 – new!
Marsham International Food Brokers Inc. 1338-1355
MCS Associates Inc. 1132
Metropolitan Tea Company Ltd., The 1848 – new!
Mix1 1649 – new!
MT Consulting 1808 – new!
MTB ( A Division of Cyba Stevens Management Group) 500-511
MNR Distributors Inc. 1738
Monnol Import Export 1127
Muscle Plus Labs 1430
MusclePharm Canada 1427
National Research Council – NHP Program 1554
Nationwide Natural Foods (2000) Inc. 538, 539
Natural Factors 901
Natural Health Products Industry Guide 1627
Nature’s Aid 452 – new!
Nature’s Path Foods Inc. 215, 217, 219
Nature’s Vision Distributors 622
Nature’s Way Canada Ltd. 1409
Neal Brothers Foods 1718
Neolistic Trade 247
New Age Marketing & Brand Management Inc. 400-430, 432,434
New Chapter Canada 1021
New Roots Herbal Inc. 821, 921
Newco Natural Technology 1434
NHP Licensing Solutions 1540
Nova Probiotics 1539 – new!
NuEra Nutraceutical Inc. 251 – new!
NuStart Marketing Ltd. 1228-1235, 1247
Nutrabolics Inc. 1735 – new!
Nutrition Club Canada 1543
Omega Alpha 1250
Omega Nutrition Canada Inc. 1825
Organicos Ventures Ltd. 1746 – new!
Organika Health Products Inc. 801
Orgen Nutraceuticals 1849
Orion Sales and Marketing 1326, 1327
OtimoBrazilian Cheese Puffs. 1750 – new!
Outside The Box Distributors 1619
Pacific Bottleworks Company Ltd. 448 – new!
Park’s Bread N Buns Factory Ltd. 1820 – new!
Pascoe Canada 1133
PatsyPie Gluten-Free Bakery 602
Peak Performance Products Inc. 715
Peanut Butter & Co. 551
Perfect Shakers 1749
Planet Earth Healthcare 252 – new!
Planet Foods Inc. 1702-1711
Platinum Naturals Ltd. 1515
PNP Pharmaceuticals Inc. 1438
Prairie Harvest Canada Ltd. 552
Prairie Naturals 1009
Pranin Organic Inc. 1816
Preferred Nutrition 940
Private Label Nutraceuticals 1245
Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd. 1152 – new!
Pro Ecuador 1839 – new!
Pro Line Advanced Nutrition Ltd. 1521
Pro Natural Distribution Inc. 249 – new!
Pro Rep Group – Distributor of MyoNatural 600
Progressive Nutritional Therapies 604, 809
Prosnack Natural Foods Inc. 1553
Pure Hazelwood 1818
Puresource Inc. 1303, 1309, 1651
Purity Life Health Products LP 826-855
Rainforest Herbal Products Inc. 1819
Raw Elements Inc. 1587
Renew Life Canada 909
Rhoziva – Nanton Nutraceuticals 1655 – new!
Robinson Pharma, Inc 616
Rockwell’s Wholefoods 449
Salba Smart Natural Products, LLC 401
Screamin Brothers Ltd. 248 – new!
Selina Naturally Celtic Sea Salt Brand 250 – new!
Shoosha Truly Organic 1810 – new!
SISU Inc. 1001
SoLo GI Nutrition 731
Source of Life Products 246
Sow Good (Belcam) 1244
SmartShake 455 – new!
Summit Specialty Foods Ltd. 1328 – 1329
SunForce Health & Organics Inc. 1248
Sunshine Pickles 1756
Taiga BioActives Inc. 1151 – new!
Taipak Enterprises Ltd. 1609
Tasly International (Canada) Limited 1731 – new!
Tasty Treat Food Ltd. 1847
Temple Lifestyle 553
Terra International Food Inc. 1251
Three Farmers 1753
Tony Waters Agencies Inc. 601, 701
Tootsi Impex Inc. 933
Total Health Centre 939
Traditional Medicinals 241
Tree of Life Canada 1201, 1723, 1853
Trophic Canada 1419
Tropical Link Canada Ltd. 1728 – new!
Truehope 1729 – new!
True Natural – Benecos 1854
True North Nutrition 1138 – 1149
U-Be-Livin-Smart Inc. 1155 – new!
Ultimate Superfoods Inc. 549
UNFI Canada, Inc. 514-535
Victory Brands 1632
VISTA Magazine Inc. 721
Vitalité Québec Mag Inc. 1150
Vitalus Nutrition Inc. 1846 – new!
Vitamost Corporation 631
Viva Health Products Ltd. 1428
Water Canada Products (2007) Inc. 1757 – new!
Wedderspoon Organic Inc. 1806
Westpoint Naturals 1802
Wholesale Medical Network 1653 – new!
Wholly Noggin Foods Ltd. 1739 – new!
Winning Combination Inc., The 1209
Wise One Superfoods 1742 – new!
2014 Grocery Showcase West was just over the weekend of April 6th and 7th at the Vancouver Convention Centre. As this event not open to the public, we were extremely excited to get the behind the scenes action on all the new flavors coming to […]
Fridays Patio doesn’t stop just because we were on vacation. In fact, all the more reason to find a great marina view in a hot summer’s day. CANOE BREWPUB Restaurant and Marina is located in the emerging Design District of Victoria, BC. […]