07 Jan 2018

Chocolate Dipped Cinder Toffee

Well, depending on your home city or country, you might know it as: Angel Food Candy Fairy Food Candy Hokey Pokey Honeycomb Puff Candy Old Fashioned Puff Sea Foam Sponge Candy Sponge Toffee If you have Crunchie bars in your town, we’re talking about the innards. This sugar, water, baking

05 Jan 2018

David Sedaris

Word has it that David Sedaris is coming to the Vogue Theatre on May 13th! If you enjoy his writing and audio readings, it’s worth seeing him live. With that distinctive voice, he brings his irreverent, incisive stories to life, and sneaks in shocking Rated X bits he daren’t commit to writing.

02 Jan 2018

Mel Gausden

I work as a full-time artist. I create oil paintings that explore themes of personal and cultural identity. I do this creative work because… It’s always been my passion in life. I couldn’t be anything else. Even in elementary school I would sit in the schoolyard at recess with a

02 Jan 2018

Top 10 Books @ The Library

The Vancouver Public Library and CBC have revealed the most popular books checked out of the library in 2017.  How many of these are on your bedside table? Most Borrowed Fiction 2017 All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr. 2014 Rather Be the Devil, Ian Rankin. 2016 Me Before You, Jojo

31 Dec 2017

Pick Your Poison

It’s New Year’s Eve day and revellers are busy plotting their cocktail menus for the evening. We in Vancouver are under some pressure to make our drinks fancy, given that our city is home to the 2017 World Class Bartender of the Year. This year, Kaitlyn Stewart – who can

29 Dec 2017

Kidsbooks

On the twenty year anniversary of Harry Potter, it is fitting that we celebrate Kidsbooks, the first Canadian store to sell JK Rowling’s tale of Hermione, Ron and their scarred friend: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Founded by Phyllis Simon in 1983, Vancouver’s Kidsbooks quickly became the go-to spot

26 Dec 2017

Boxing Up Boxing Day

Happy Boxing Day 😀 Many of us will spend the day hunting down the last bargains left standing after the Black Friday to Christmas frenzy. But, way back in Victorian England, Boxing Day was about boxing up goods to present to workers whose toil helped more fortunate houses run smoothly. Those receiving boxes included tradespeople, milkmen,

24 Dec 2017

Building Industry Connections

‘It’s not what you know. It’s who you know’. There’s a phrase as dreaded by creators as its corollary: networking. Will cream rise? Will talent out? Perhaps. But, there are plenty of bills to be paid and plenty of gatekeepers to be wooed in the interim. How can professional creators

22 Dec 2017

Canadian Farm to Chef

If you want some Canadian creativity in your kitchen this holiday season, Chef Lynn Crawford has a beautiful new cookbook: Farm To Chef. Cooking Through The Seasons. ‘Winter and eating go hand in hand,’ writes this author, owner of Toronto’s Ruby Watchco restaurant and judge on Chopped Canada. ‘Bring on

19 Dec 2017

Laura Handford

i. I work as a silversmith ~ ii. I do this creative work because it feeds my spirit AND pays my bills. I am so blessed to have a lifestyle of making, creating, dreaming, and offering the results to  others! ~ iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are imagination,