Vancouver’s Winters Farmers Market 2014

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Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Market: Prepare to meet your maker.

Every Saturday from 10am – 2pm
November 2, 2013 – April 26, 2014

Why do we love farmers markets? It’s fun, it’s fresh, and it’s interactive. Get your ingredients for your next dish directly from the hands of the people who grow them! The prices of the farmers’ produces are also unbeatable. Paying one a visit is a must during your stay in Vancouver.

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Vancouver’s International Wine Festival: Beginner’s Guide to Wine

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The Wine World is Here 1,750 wines • 14 countries • 178 wineries • 54 events • 8 days

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Did someone say International Wine Festival?

Before the words even left our lips, the tickets to this event were already close to being sold out! But you are still in luck. As of this minute, there are still tickets available for the Dinner and Auction on February 22nd, the Wine Mingler on February 25th, the International Wine Tasting events on February 27th, 28th and March 1st, and several trade seminars. The entire event runs from February 24th – March 2nd, 2014.

If you are not a wine expert but would like to learn more about it, then Winefolly.com provides the best free, and accurate beginner’s guide to wine.

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5 Ideas for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

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February 14th is coming up and love is in the air! Vancouver is such a beautiful and romantic city and there are about a million things you could do to create a wonderful Valentine’s Day experience for your significant other. Do you want to be creative this year? Here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Chocolate

Enjoy some artisanal desserts at Le Bel Café. We recommend trying their Peppermint Patty. If you order this and sit outside, you will for sure have women running up to you asking you what it is. What an adorable AND delicious treat. Le Bel Café is also a participating store of the 4th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival which will go on until February 14th. Price | Under $10

Peppermint Patty Le Bel Cafe

A mix of 70% Valrhona guanaja chocolate infused with organic peppermint, vanilla bean Chantilly, accompanied by a double fudge cookie.

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Book with Vancouver Extended Stay for Davis Cup Tickets

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Thank you to all who booked with us and received the tickets. Enjoy the match! Please Note: This offer is no longer valid, but stay tuned for more special offers coming soon. 
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Canada will be facing off against Spain in the first round of the Davis Cup, February 1-3 at the Thunderbird Sports Centre, UBC.  Spain has been a dominating force at the Davis Cup for the last two decades, and with Canada’s emerging talent, this year’s 1st round promises thrilling action throughout the competition. Continue reading

Holiday Open House

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You are cordially invited to Vancouver Extended Stay’s Holiday Open House:

Thursday, December 13, from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

We would like to celebrate this past year together and look forward to the new one with you! We will be serving snacks, eggnog and holiday cheer in our office beside the concierge desk on level 1 at 1288 West Georgia St. Come and meet our staff, say hello and enter our draw to win a $100 gift card to Urban Fare.

Join our Eggnog Open House on Facebook or just stop by. Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,

The Team at Vancouver Extended Stay

Guest Services Manager

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Vancouver Extended Stay is excited to welcome Douglas Dohms into the position of Guest Services Manager.

Douglas has over 12 years experience in guest services related positions in Vancouver and around the world. For the past six years Douglas has been working on cruise ships and has travelled to every continent. Some of his favourite ports are Sydney, Hong Kong, Montenegro and Barcelona. No matter where Douglas likes to visit his favourite port is his home port of Vancouver.

Douglas was born in beautiful British Columbia and grew up on the family farm in Saskatchewan. He came back to B.C. after high school and completed a certificate in Hospitality Management. Though the real reason he came back was to be near the ocean.

Douglas can be reached at (604) 891-6153. He will be working out of the Vancouver Extended Stay rental office Monday to Friday from 9:00 am. – 5:00 p.m. Please come by and introduce yourself!