Kelly Marion

Born in Victoria, Kelly moved to Vancouver for work and her life is rooted to the West Coast lifestyle of enjoying the outdoors. She loves biking, hiking, swimming, rollerblading and frolicking in the grass. When she’s not out in the fresh air, she enjoys meeting new people while exploring the city, going to festivals and events, traveling and cooking. She is a go-go-go kind of person who hopes to keep her energy levels up, her audacity to learn high and her willingness to try new things consistent as she “grows up”. On a regular basis she strives to try new things even though this often means putting herself outside of her comfort zone. But, it's those experiences that she accredits to making her who she is today; open-minded, versatile and sprightly. Kelly meets incredible people every day who continue to influence and inspire her on many levels and it’s because of this wonderful support network that she finally now calls Vancouver her home.

Kelly has a Communications background with a passion for people, arts and culture. She enjoys volunteering and has for many organizations such as Vision Vancouver, the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Victoria, and 100.3 the Q FM in Victoria. Her passion for the written word has led her to write for Style Republic Magazine, an online editorial, as well as develop her own column for her college newspaper which then led to a freelance contributor contract with CBC Radio One.

Her motto to live by:

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten. Nothing changes until something changes.”
She can be found at her website or on Twitter @kellyjean247. 

 

Two buns, a patty and your vote: Van Foodster's Burger Challenge

Vancouver Chefs were eager to partake in this challenge, assuming that the burger on their regular menu is already the best or wanting to test their creative culinary skills.

Eating like a king at Kingyo Izakaya

Upon entering the restaurant I was impressed by the decor, the open-concept kitchen (normal for Japanese restaurants) and the friendly staff.

A casual yet refined evening of sushi, noodles and sake at Cornucopia's first Asian Market

Guests were keen on three hours of sampling Asian food, sake, wine, spirits and beer and soaking in the decorations and environment that came with it.

The magic mushroom: Alba white truffle luncheon at Cornucopia

As we made our way through the three courses, Luc Trottier, General Manager of Quattro and Jeremy Trottier, Executive Chef, shaved paper thin slices of truffles on each of our dishes.

Dancing at Lughnasa: five sisters, five personalities, one house

Dancing for Lughnasa tells the story of five Irish sisters fending for themselves in their very Catholic Baile Beag ("Little Town").
Absolut Cocktail

An Absolut-ely unique experience tasting vodka at Whistler Cornucopia

How well do you know your palate? Until you put yourself to the test it's hard to actually know where your preferences lie. Jacob Sweetapple helped us discover ours....
Crush Gala Grand Tasting

Wine, cheese and infrared cooked steak bites at Cornucopia's CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting

This year's CRUSH Gala lived up to its expectations, boasting a wide variety of quality wines and new vintage releases.

Hot events happening in Vancouver this weekend

If you haven’t wasted all your money on Metric, Leonard Cohen, Red Hot Chili Peppers or Bruce Springsteen, there is lots of music, dance, poetry and other forms of art waiting for you this week-end.

A whole lot of Whisky at your fingertips at Hopscotch 2012

Hopscotch 2012 is in full force and many events have come and gone but there's a major event happening this weekend...The Grand Tasting Hall.

Looking for Lady Luck at Cornucopia's High Rollers

Some dressed the part, while same played the part at Cornucopia's first ever High Rollers event last Friday held at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.