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The Guy’s Guide to Last-minute Gifting with PAPYRUS

Does an aversion to holiday shopping and a long list of uncrossed names have you in a fit panic? (Looking at you, gentlemen). Make the most of the dwindling days to Christmas with PAPYRUS and its ever-expanding array of gift-worthy products for every name on your list. With an unparalleled collection of proprietary and carefully…

12 Tips from Our Experts for a Stress-Free Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly but sometime there’s too much glee and not enough reality. Whether it is gift buying, hosting dinners, paying the bills, or vacation planning, the holiday hustling and bustling can leave us in layers of mayhem and stress that we often don’t realize until the party’s over. To prepare for a…

Celebrate with Serendipity Winery Devil’s Advocate

Does your list includes the most difficult to buy for during the holiday season? No worries we’ve got you covered, even if… “I’ll be happy with whatever I get” “I really don’t need anything” “Thanks, another tie” “These florescent socks sure stand out” “Well if I lose a few pounds it will fit perfectly” “That…

#Taste of Thursday recipe from Chef Alex Chen

Burrata with Roasted Baby Beets and Toasted Hazelnuts by Alex Chen, Executive Chef Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar   Yields 2 servings White Balsamic Vinaigrette: 1 small shallot, diced ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar (available at gourmet grocery stores) 3 tbsp olive oil 1 ½ tbsp honey ½ tsp salt 1 pinch black pepper Mix all…

A Very Merry Vancouver Christmas

Tourism Vancouver counts down to Christmas with a list of 12 essential Vancouver holiday experiences   Vancouver Harbour is alight with parading carol ships, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is twinkling with thousands of lights, and Santa has been spotted scuba diving in Stanley Park. Yes, it’s a very Vancouver Christmas, and the holiday cheer has never…

CONTEST Win a $50. Gift Certificate compliments of Highstreet

Highstreet Holiday Show continues to shine bright with British Columbia’s largest Christmas tree The Holidays at Highstreet continue until December 24. Add some jingle to your holiday season! The holiday spirit has returned to Highstreet. To make your Holidays just a bit brighter Highstreet is offering you a chance to win a $50. gift certificate valid at any store…

Ring in the holiday season with Hawksworth Restaurant 

Seasonal menus, expertly catered parties and craft cocktails are ideal for gourmet festive celebrations Hawksworth Restaurant is embracing the festive spirit this December with seasonal tasting menus, winter cocktails and a warm holiday atmosphere for work parties, family get-togethers and indulgent dinners. Winter inspired holiday menus have been crafted with a focus on seasonal ingredients…

Cause We Care Christmas Hamper Drive – Vancouver’s Biggest

Local Vancouver charity will provide 600 Christmas hampers to single moms and help to complete funding for Downtown Eastside subsidized housing WHEN: Tuesday December 9th from 9.00am – 1:00pm WHERE: 701 East Cordova St. in Vancouver (@Heatley) WHAT: Cause We Care supporters, volunteers, board of directors and founder Andrea Thomas Hill will be stuffing and…

‘Hallelujah!’ The Universal Gospel Choir

A Musical Night To Remember!   When:  Saturday Dec. 13th at 7:30 pm  (Sunday Dec. 14th SOLD OUT) Where: Canadian Memorial Church – 1825 W 16th Ave, Vancouver Tickets: $25 adults, $22.00 seniors and students $15 children under 12  www.universalgospelchoir.ca. The Universal Gospel Choir is back once again to wow the audiences with their upbeat singing…

PANTONE® Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2015

MOE’S Home Collection gets ahead of the hue with top PANTONE® colour picks for 2015   Do darker days and frosty nights have your space feeling more dreary than cheery? Take a cue from the PANTONE® Fashion Colour Report for Spring 2015 and freshen up your palette with vibrant pieces from MOE’S Home Collection.  …

Ring in New Year’s Eve in Style at L’Abattoir

Revellers Can Ring in the New Year in Style at L’Abattoir   What: Fans of Gastown’s French-inspired dining destination, L’Abattoir, can now ring in the New Year while enjoying simple flavours in a refined setting. On December 31, 2014 L’Abattoir is offering up two ways for guests to experience its elegant menu, all while celebrating 2015. When: December 31, 2014 Private dining…

#Taste of Thursday with Chef David Wong

EARLS KUNG PAO NOODLE BOWL   Singaporean inspired noodle dish – wok fried with flavours of lime leaf and chili served with Asian vegetables.  The side of Mama Wong’s Chili Sauce is for the guest to add as much extra heat as desired. This style of cooking is over medium high heat, it should be…

Got Craft? Celebrates Sweet Sixteen

The holiday spirit is in the air! Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, is celebrating its 16th show at the Maritime Labour Centre from December 13-14, 2014. “The holiday show includes 25% new vendors,” says Andrea Tong-Tucker, one half of the husband-wife production team. “As well, there are new free DIY workshops by Delish General Store, Small Wonder,…

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