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08 Dec, 2014

Finding the Perfect Christmas Tree in Langley

Category: Shopping & Services

For those of us who celebrate Christmas, it doesn’t matter how much mulled wine we pour or how many wreaths we hang on the door, it’s not really Christmas until we’ve picked out the perfect tree.

So what makes a perfect tree? The perfect tree is the one with the perfect shape, the perfect smell of needles and winter, and is the perfect size to hold tinsel, baubles and lights. The perfect tree is the one you choose with your family or friends, and the one that signals to every person walking past your living room window that Christmas has arrived at your home.

05 Dec, 2014

Winter Family Experiences

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Shopping & Services

With the kids out of school soon and the weekends open for adventure, what are the best options for families in Langley this Christmas and winter? There are lots of local options, but we’ve earmarked a few extra-special experiences you can have with your children this holiday season.

03 Dec, 2014

Top 5 Christmas Events in Langley

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Heritage & Culture, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

Is it really December already? With December comes lots of local holiday excitement – and we’ve made your planning easy by picking out just a few of our family favourites in this list of Top 5 Christmas and Holiday Events here in Langley.

26 Nov, 2014

Milner Village Winter Market

Categories: Agritourism, Shopping & Services

Milner Market is a farmers market first. But it’s also a craft fair, a jewellery shop, an organic health and beauty show, a wine and cheese tasting barn, a fashion mecca and a one stop Christmas décor store,” says Evelyne Mikusch, Executive Director at Milner Village Winter Market.  “The community comes together around a devotion to local food. Home grown and family produced preserves, seeds, spices, herbs, teas, coffees, berries, nuts, cereals, grains and honey aren’t available anywhere else.” Mikusch says.

19 Nov, 2014

A One Stop Wine Shop

Categories: Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

 

While I’m a big advocate of visiting all of the fantastic local wineries in Langley (all 7 of them), I understand that sometimes there just isn’t the time to go directly to the vineyard. Sometimes you just need to buy a great bottle of wine for a special dinner, unexpected guests, or just because it’s mid-week and you could use a glass of wine. If you can’t get to the vineyard, then I’m happy to report that I’ve found the next best thing!

03 Nov, 2014

Cozy Fall Meals

Categories: Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

It’s dark, it’s cold, and it’s damp. It’s definitely Fall in Langley. It’s the perfect time of year to have the fireplace going, to watch a movie, and to cuddle up close to that special someone and watch the rain from the warmth of home. I’m already all warm and cozy just thinking about wrapping up in a blanket in a comfortable chair with a good book. It is a great time of year until the inevitable question pops up: what’s for dinner? I love to cook but sometimes there are nights where I would rather do ANYTHING but have to cook a meal. Luckily I’ve got some ideas for easy meal options to fill you up and keep you wrapped in that blanket for as long as possible.

29 Oct, 2014

Tea for Two (or more!)

Categories: Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

It began with a drive to Fort Langley. I don’t know about you, but I know that it is going to be a good day when it begins with a drive to Fort Langley. When I reach the intersection at 88th Avenue and Glover Road I always feel like I’ve entered into some other world, a historic realm, where everything seems to go at a more leisurely and peaceful pace. Sure, you might have to circle once, or twice, to find a parking spot, but when the view is this quaint I don’t mind the extra drive.

22 Oct, 2014

The Honour System Amplified – BC Buzz Honey Hut

Categories: Agritourism, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

I don’t know why I find the honour stand system so enthralling. Perhaps it’s merely a reflection of the way our world currently is that I find myself stunned, and asking in wonder: “you mean there isn’t anyone there?” If you haven’t noticed these stands before now I guarantee that you will start seeing them everywhere. From eggs to flowers, Langley is full of these self-service stands. These stands are a fairly common phenomenon here in Langley, but the BC Buzz Honey Corporation has brought the next level of honour-system sales to Langley. After being so well-received at local farmer’s markets, BC Buzz set up the most adorable self-serve stand you ever did see. It’s cartoony, it’s unexpected, and it’s quite simply genius!

15 Oct, 2014

The Great Pumpkin

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

It’s pumpkin time! From September to October it seems there is something pumpkin flavoured everywhere you look! Which I am completely okay with – I love a good pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin scones, or jack-o-lantern! I definitely jump on the pumpkin bandwagon when autumn rolls around.

Here in Langley if you want the real deal pumpkin, we’ve got a few places you can go pick ‘em yourself!

08 Oct, 2014

My annual trek to the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival

Categories: Activities & Recreation, Agritourism, Shopping & Services, Wine & Food

In my opinion, the first true sign of autumn is not fallen leaves, nor crisp cool days, but the annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival! As always, the popular event falls on the Saturday of the Thanksgiving long-weekend. This year marks the 19th annual Fort Langley Cranberry Festival taking place on October 11th 2014. This one day festival in Fort Langley celebrates the harvest of these tart little berries. Cranberries are a major commercial crop in Fort Langley, and BC as a whole produces more than 5,800 acres of these little red gems. A good portion of them are destined for Ocean Spray to be turned into various cranberry products, while some stay right here in our community and are turned into delicious wine, chocolate covered treats, syrups, and more!