Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

Honey’s Where it’s at … at The Fairmont Waterfront

‘Tis the season for produce, dear hedonists – and my #1 kind is the backyard bounty, where neighbo(u)rs share the bounty of their gardens, from tomatoes and zukes (not TOO large, please) to fruit trees laden with apples, pears, plums, and even peaches. Oh, and figs, of course. A recent platter I prepared, complete with balsamic vinegar from... [Read more of this review]


<i>Groucho Returns</i> … Until August 24th, 2014

Groucho Returns … Until August 24th, 2014

Although the weather is lovely these days, it’s always nice to come inside to enjoy some good theatrical entertainment. Take historical theatre, if you will, dating back to 1905 and spanning the decades until 1976. Here I’m thinking of none other than Groucho Marx. Groucho – Julius Henry “Groucho” Marx – was the third-born... [Read more of this review]


<i>An Evening of One Acts</i> Will Entertain, Daze, and Confuse

An Evening of One Acts Will Entertain, Daze, and Confuse

A compiled series of literary works, such as poems or short stories, with each one by a different author, is known as an anthology. What of a compiled series of one act plays? Well then, in that case, at ACT- A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) it’s An Evening of One Acts, directed by R. Hamilton Wright (SRT’s The Hound of the Baskervilles, Doc... [Read more of this review]


Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

Vancouver’s Bard on The Beach a Real Beauty

There’s something that just says summer with regards to Shakespeare in the park. Any park. Right now, running June 11th until September 20th, 2014, there’s Shakespeare at Vanier Park in Vancouver, BC. Celebrating their 25th year, Bard on the Beach is running four plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Dean Paul Gibson), The... [Read more of this review]


Walla Walla Weekend, Revisited, With Celebrate Walla Walla 2014

Walla Walla Weekend, Revisited, With Celebrate Walla Walla 2014

Ah, Walla Walla – how I love making an annual summertime trek out your way. The drier climate, the earlier growing season, and the wineries producing wines from unique pockets of terroir make it all worthwhile. Last August, I wrote up a non-media-planned WWW – that’s Walla Walla Weekend - a glorious adventure that I vowed to repeat... [Read more of this review]


Taproot’s Latest – <i>Jane Eyre</i> as a Musical – Works Well

Taproot’s Latest – Jane Eyre as a Musical – Works Well

Be it in a large space or a smaller venue, musicals are grand productions. There’s something about live acting, when paired with song, that makes a given production even more magical. Jessica Spencer as Jane Eyre (left) and Art Anderson as Edward Fairfax Rochester (right) in Jane Eyre at Taproot Theatre. Photo by Erik Stuhaug, provided by TCC,... [Read more of this review]


Metropolitan Market’s Big Kitchen Gearfest On Now, With Ice Cream Socials Next Month

Metropolitan Market’s Big Kitchen Gearfest On Now, With Ice Cream Socials Next Month

I admit that I typically attend a certain event each and every year, and that I typically drop a fair amount of coin each and every time. Which event? Why, the Kitchen Gearfest, dear hedonists! The Kitchen Gearfest at Metropolitan Market is not one to miss – not with savings of up to 40%-50% on all sorts of goodies that you never knew you needed. Yes,... [Read more of this review]


TASTE is to WA Wine as PROOF is to WA Distilleries (TONIGHT)

TASTE is to WA Wine as PROOF is to WA Distilleries (TONIGHT)

It’s so great to see the distillery industry growing throughout the Pacific Northwest. Take our very own Washington State. I’ve heard boasts that Washington has the most distilleries out of any U.S. State (some 83 or so in the works) and that Seattle has the most distilleries of any U.S. city (around 17 or so). Hmmmm. Interest piqued? (Mine... [Read more of this review]


The Listel + Forage = Pacific Northwest at its Best

The Listel + Forage = Pacific Northwest at its Best

What does one think of when one thinks of the Pacific Northwest (PNW)? Artsy? Green? Locavore? Hashtags such as #crunchy? That all sounds about right, dear hedonists. Recently, your Hedonista took part in a Vancouver and Fraser Valley whirlwind tour to British Columbia’s (BC’s) Vancouver (#VancouverRoadTrip) and Fraser Valley regions. These... [Read more of this review]


Okanagan Crush Pad’s Rosé Releases Rock; Two Days Left for Contest

Okanagan Crush Pad’s Rosé Releases Rock; Two Days Left for Contest

Now that summer is upon us, it’s nice to think about chilled wine. On the front porch. On the back deck. Paired with BBQ poultry, whitefish, or salmon. Set along side pulled pork. With a good hot dog, even. The list goes on and on, dear hedonists. Or, say, to take a selfie with and then enter a contest to win $300 at a winery. Thinking rosé wine... [Read more of this review]


<i>The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay</i> Quite a Commitment

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay Quite a Commitment

Some things take time … like making a good meal, going on a good road trip, or telling a good tale. Take The Adventures of Kavalier & Clay - based on a book that came out in 2000 by Michael Chabon (who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2001), which is currently performing at the Center Theater at the Armory from June 7th to July 13th, 2014. With... [Read more of this review]


Thursday Nights are <i>Clothing Optional</i> to see <i>To the Naked Eye</i> at the Cornish Playhouse Studio

Thursday Nights are Clothing Optional to see To the Naked Eye at the Cornish Playhouse Studio

Nakedness. Nudity. In the Buff. Baring it all. What images do these words conjure up? What feelings? Part of the cast of Art Therapy, from left to right: Ian McIntire (Dr. Cunningham); Rebecca Parker O’Neil (Jaconda); Peter Li (TT), Greg LoProto (Adam); and Kristina Winch (Venus). Photo provided by Playwrights’ Theatre and used with permission. Currently... [Read more of this review]


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‘Tis the season for produce, dear hedonists – and my #1 kind is the backyard... 


<i>Groucho Returns</i> … Until August 24th, 2014

Groucho Returns … Until August 24th, 2014

Although the weather is lovely these days, it’s always nice to come inside... 


Okanagan Crush Pad’s Rosé Releases Rock; Two Days Left for Contest

Okanagan Crush Pad’s Rosé Releases Rock; Two Days Left for Contest

Now that summer is upon us, it’s nice to think about chilled wine. On the front... 


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