Culture

Carry-on Travel Essentials to Pack Next Trip

Packing the perfect carry-on bag is a serious skill! With limited space and a long list of necessary items to bring along for the ride, we’re sharing the top 12 essentials to pack next time you jet set.

Dine + Drink

Meet Jeff Savage, Head Bartender at Botanist

A born-and-raised Calgarian, Jeff Savage is a self-taught historian of spirits. He brings the tastes from global travels and mixes up unexpected flavour combinations. 

Culture

Ten Public Art Installations You Must See While in Vancouver

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Coast Mountains, Vancouver is refreshing, sophisticated and full of culture. The city is alive with creativity, from musical theatre, festivals, and design to exhibitions, galleries, museums and more.

Culture

Musician Profile: Mike Henry

Mike Henry began his professional career in the 80’s in Las Vegas singing gospel and playing the casino lounge circuit. He arrived in Vancouver in 1989 and has since honed his skills in Reggae, R&B and Top 40.

Dine + Drink

Your Guide to Patio Hopping this Summer

Life’s too short to settle for lackluster views during happy hour, especially in a city by the ocean. With the best weather of the year on the horizon, now’s the time to begin crafting your Vancouver patio-hopping bucket list.

What's On

‘Vancouver: In with the New’

Botanist was recently featured in the June issue of Delta Sky, Delta Airline’s in-flight publication. The article titled “Vancouver: In with the New” includes Botanist as a culinary newcomer. The piece, written by Katherine Brodsky, speaks to the lush greenery of the dining areas and Executive Chef Hector Laguna’s artfully plated creations.

What's On

Spotted: Todd Talbot, Love it or List It Vancouver Co-Host at The Lobby Lounge & giovane cafe

WestJet Magazine, WestJet’s in-flight publication and travel website, recently caught up with Todd Talbot, local media personality and co-host of Love It or List It Vancouver, to show off his favourite spots in the city.

What's On

‘Vancouver’s sense of style goes far beyond yoga pants and kombucha’

The Globe and Mail recently published an article titled Vancouver’s sense of style goes far beyond yoga pants and kombucha as part of their online series featuring the nation’s most stylish cities, and we are pleased to share that Fairmont Pacific Rim was included in the Vancouver spotlight.

Culture

Our ever evolving art collection at Fairmont Pacific Rim, which is driven by the interest and passion of our owner and developer, Westbank, has once again expanded with an impressive collection from artist Guido Molinari.

What's On

Botanist x Two-Michelin Starred Acadia Collaboration Dinner

Something exciting is happening this August at Botanist! An upcoming collaboration dinner between executive chef Hector Laguna and executive chef and owner Ryan McCaskey of Chicago’s Two-Michelin Star restaurant, Acadia. The dinner will take place on Thursday August 9, 2018 in partnership with Michelin-on-the-Road.

Wellness + Spa

Summer Slowdown

Now more than ever technology and social media dictate the way we communicate and live our lives, as immediate information is readily available at the touch of a fingertip. The obsession with this rapid way of life has resulted in an increased sense of overload and stress; leaving society desperate for a ‘time-out.’ The “slow living” movement was designed as a series of small lifestyles shifts, aimed to guide those who are over-stimulated, and inspire a more mindful and stress-free life.

Dine + Drink

Stock Your Summer Bar Cart

Nothing kills a party faster than a poorly stocked bar cart. Whether you’re lounging poolside or having friends over for a barbecue, our Creative Beverage Director Grant Sceney has rounded up five bottles that will keep the party going ‘til late into the night. If you’re looking for the perfect summer sipper for your next gathering, try Sceney’s Gin based Kampai Cocktail recipe below. Cheers!