20 Sep 2015

Penticton Farmers Market

As the sun inches into its fall retreat, there is still good time for a weekend trip to the Okanagan. For a well-rounded Interior experience, park your car by Okanagan Lake Beach on Penticton’s Lakeshore Drive. At this time of year, as you walk along the seawall, you won’t see a

18 Sep 2015

VPL Recording Studios

Do you have a digital project that you would like to take to the next level? Podcast, video or audio-recording? First episode of your new YouTube series? Check out the Vancouver Public Library’s Inspiration Lab. It’s 7,500 square feet, it’s stocked with the latest recording technology and it’s free for use with

15 Sep 2015

Zoya Jiwa

Vancouver is home to some wildly successful fashion bloggers and their much-studied instagram feeds. There is Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, with her crisp black and whites, striking photography and world travels. Or there is Cara McLeay whose a fashion love affair blog landed her a position as the Vancouver

13 Sep 2015

Bâtard Cookies

There has been a lot of talk about bâtards lately: Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, Bash on Reign. For the fictionally dispossessed seeking refuge, Vancouver now has a safe haven. Bâtard Boulangerie is up and blossoming at Fraser Street near East 23rd. ‘People say we’re old fashioned. We hope

11 Sep 2015

Ainsworth Design

As you wander around Granville Island, you never know which artists you will find showing their wares around the next corner. Some are set up in booths in the food market, some are performing outside and some are housed in the studios nestled between Arts Umbrella and Emily Carr University of

08 Sep 2015

The Gilroys

If you are sitting in the pews of St. Mary’s Kerrisdale, you cannot help but be struck by the stained glass windows that encircle you. When the sun is courteous enough to appear, its light shines through the brilliant cuts of purple, red, green and gold. As expected, some of

01 Sep 2015

The Street Pianos

Sometimes they are a reminder of how many talented performers live quietly after-hours, playing only for friends, small gatherings or perhaps no one but themselves. They will linger by those pianos plonked down in the middle of the sidewalk, then – bolstered by friends or a sudden surge of confidence –

30 Aug 2015

YVART

In a long trip to or away from home, airports make a difference. Will this airport be hectic, overwhelming and disorganized? Or will you be lucky enough to take off or land in a place that surprises you with its efficiency, atmosphere or art? YVR has come a long way

28 Aug 2015

Pumpkin Chai Panic

The scarcity principle works. Last week, I got word from a stealth source that maybe, just maybe, pumpkin chai tea would be available soon at David’s Tea. Since this, my newish favourite tea, is only available in Fall, every year I vow to stockpile. But, the piles are never high enough

25 Aug 2015

Lynn Falconer

Lynn Falconer has been working as a sculptor for over ten years. She has always loved her work doing larger gallery pieces, but was looking for a new challenge. Falconer decided to take a group approach. Each participant in her challenge group had to identify some key goal that they wanted