Folks, I’m boarding a plane to fly across the country to meet a bus at 6pm sharp that will take me to a speakeasy dinner party at a secret restaurant in a part of Vancouver that I’ve never ventured to. Well, gee whiz, ain’t this all aces. Being an Amex Ambassador sure does have its perks but this “AmexEffect Experience” sounds like it could take the cake. (Well, it might tie that wee trip we took to Madrid to catch Coldplay in a bullring. NBD).

Amex always loves to bring unique dining experiences to its Cardmembers (Guys, Winterlicious starts THIS WEEKEND in the Tdot!) and so we will be hitting Dine Out Vancouver for their hot ticketed Secret Supper Soiree. In its 11th year, Dine Out Vancouver is the best of the west when it comes to top notch culinary festivals. It runs until Feb 3rd and we can’t wait to see where the magic bus takes us! Will you be there? Follow the conversation with #DOVF and #DineWithAmex! For any Shedoesthecity readers experiencing Dine Out Vancouver, be sure to Instagram your meal with #DineWithAmex and add your url to for a chance to win 1 of 10 $100 Amex gift cards! (Finally, you can win something for those beautiful food shots you love taking so much!!)

Following, we will curve our way up the sea to sky highway for a weekend in Whistler! Amex is the official card of Whistler Blackcomb and it will be my job to check out all the perks. I know…I know, it’s tough work! But SOMEBODY has to do it! I’ll be tweeting my findings with #AmexEffect and you should probably (HINT) follow along because we may just do a spontaneous giveaway (NO MORE HINTS! But it’s reallllly good.)

I used to be a ski instructor and haven’t skied since in over a decade. So, just a warning that slope pics may be EXTRA ECSTATIC! Weeeeeeeeeeee……I’m going to Whistler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BUT FIRST a secret dinner!!! GAHH! So many cool things are going to shake down this weekend. #AmexEffect Experience is about to be in FULL EFFECT, follow @Shedoesthecity for some sneaky surprises!

#DineWithAmex Instagram contest also happening for Winterlicious in Toronto from now until Feb 7! Get busy with your filters!!