09 Jul 2017

Hamburger Macarons

Rosie Daykin is known for her creativity, risk-taking and impeccable taste. She had it as a magazine-featured interior designer, she has it as a cook-book author and she has it as the mastermind and owner of Butter Baked Goods. One sweet area in which Daykin has distinguished herself is the filled cookie.

07 Jul 2017

Emily Carr In The Forest

“It is wonderful,” Emily Carr said, “to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada, but because she’s something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.” ‘Go into the woods alone,’ Carr wrote in her journal.

04 Jul 2017

Bitter Almonds

Amaretto – ‘little bitter’,  the liqueur you might know from the Amaretto Sour, The Godfather, Blueberry Tea – is reputed to be the result of a surprise romance between a 16th Century artist and his widow Madonna muse. In 1525, Bernardino Luini  was brought in to paint frescoes for Santa

02 Jul 2017

YVR Dali

Salvador Dali. What are the first things that come to mind when you hear those words? Salvador Dali. Backs deep in the couch, neat white beard looming overhead, the freely associating people would offer up a lot of the same words: surrealism, moustache, melting clocks. A great student of Freud, Dali might

30 Jun 2017

Battle of the Food Trucks

Anyone who has been seduced by the seeming romance of the food truck lifestyle would have loved the movie Chef, great soundtrack included. It’s a tough way to make a living, but Vancouver is known for its abundance of food trucks, trackable around the city through various apps. If you want

27 Jun 2017

Take 6

If you’re pitch-sensitive and like a well-rounded a cappella sound with complex harmonies, you’ll be thrilled to know that Take 6 – the Grammy-laden group based in Nashville – are coming to Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre in April of 2018. The Take 6 concert is months away, yes, but this

25 Jun 2017

Brenna + Annie + Utility Box

Here are two more utility boxes that have been artfully wrapped by local creators as part of Vancouver’s Integrated Graffiti Management Program. First, at 4th and Cypress, is the work of Brenna (Beetle) Mackinder. Brenna graduated from Capilano University’s IDEA program and now works in town as an illustrator and graphic

23 Jun 2017

It’s Hard Being The Bard

Summer is here – let’s hope the sun has been notified – and the Bard is back on the Beach. Now in its 28th season, the Vanier Park Waterfront festival is still under the guidance of Artistic Director and Founder Christopher Gaze. From June through September, the talented Cast and Crew

20 Jun 2017

Branford + Nik @ The Jazz Festival

Nature and nurture have baked music deep into the bones of the Marsalis family. Ellis, Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo, Jason. Here they are ‘struttin’ with some barbecue.’ Marsali have been in and out of Vancouver at Jazz Festivals over the years. This year, it’s the oldest brother, saxophonist and clarinettist Branford

18 Jun 2017

Platform 7 3/4

If redheaded families are dispatching young wizards into the walls, we muggles cannot see it. We can enjoy the train station vibe at Platform 7 Coffee, be it the stop on East Hastings or the next one West on Broadway. From the arched ceiling fixtures to the four-person booths, candied donuts and spill-proof