Granville Island inspires visitors with the warmth of the season

Holiday contest encourages the spirit of giving to family, friends and the needy   You feel it – that gentle tug, as if by velvet rope, that pulls people to Granville Island this time of year. They’re drawn by the Public Market – the recollection of ruby piles of pomegranates and the scents of baking…

Enjoy the arts and shopping of Granville Island with a holiday season Shop & Stay 

  Make gift shopping as enjoyable as gift getting with a boutique staycation    Granville Island is Vancouver’s hub of arts and crafts, and that makes it the perfect place to shop for unique gifts for everyone on your list. The Island comes alive for the holiday season with carollers in the market every weekend,…

Brentwood brings holiday magic to Burnaby

  The spirit of the season abounds with appearances from Santa Claus, live entertainment, and plenty of surprises Brentwood is welcoming the magic of the holiday season this Saturday, November 26 with Santa Claus’ official arrival, straight from the North Pole. Santa’s arrival is followed by a full calendar of family fun and entertainment every Saturday from December 3-17…

Sparkle this festive season with Redfish Kids’ Holiday 2016 Collection 

Sugarplum Fairies rule in the season of peace and goodwill   Inspired by joyous holiday celebrations and festive family gatherings, the Redfish Kids’ Holiday 2016 Collection is anchored to ideas of peace, unity and love; plus a sprinkle of magic from the Sugarplum Fairy. Redfish Kids offers something for every occasion, whether it’s a twirl-worthy…

RING IN THE HOLIDAY IN WESBROOK VILLAGE

   With Unique Balloon Exhibit, Craft Fair and Other Festivities    Wesbrook Village on Vancouver’s west side is celebrating the holiday season with the launch of its first Balloon Winter Wonderland and Holiday Craft Fair starting Saturday, December 3.  Holiday in Wesbrook will also feature a number of other festive exhibits and events throughout the community,…

#FridayFavourites what’s happening this week November 24 – December 2

We’re publishing our list a day early this week because we don’t want you to miss a thing that’s happening this week:     7th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market to Make Days Merry & Bright at New Seaside Site   The Butcher & Bullock Beer Club presents the Angry Jäger Ale Cask Night   FlyOver…

Top Five Gourmet Foodie Gifts Made in British Columbia

  Featuring BC’s first handmade, small-batch chocolate salami Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store welcomes the season of gift giving with their top five gourmet gifts that are great for entertaining, as a stocking stuffer or for the person that has everything. 1) Chocolate Salami-$14.00 (Available in-store or online; Ships Canada-wide) Angie Quaale, food expert and BBQ champion, has done it…

Moissonnier Opens First North American Location

  French master cabinetmaker opens showroom in Vancouver’s Yaletown neighbourhood   Following their global expansion into Shanghai and Chengdu, world-renowned French master cabinetmaker Moissonnier is proud to announce the opening of its first North American showroom located in Vancouver, Canada. Launched in association with the Vancouver-based husband-and-wife designer/architects Mana and Nader Mobargha, the 3,000 square-foot Moissonnier…

Smash + Tess collaborates with charity partner on the launch of new additions to their dreamwear collection for the holidays

    Vancouver-based small business introduces three new holiday pieces with a percentage of sales benefitting the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre     Tis the season! Vancouver-based premium dreamwear company, Smash + Tess, today announced the addition of three new holiday-themed pieces to their sleepwear collection. The new holiday items take their inspiration from the brand’s…

The Christmas Store at Potters Helps Make Holiday Magic

  Western Canada’s largest Christmas store now open in South Surrey Every fall, over nine bustling weeks, BC’s busiest elves prepare Potters Nurseries and its 28,000 square-foot space with all things Christmas. Santa’s workshop is readied, the lights in Mr. and Mrs. Claus’ House are turned on, and Western Canada’s largest Christmas store throws open…

West Coast Christmas Show Launches this Friday featuring Pokemon Sun & Pokemon Moon

If you’re looking to escape the shopping mall crowds and find gifts made by local companies and artisans, check out the West Coast Christmas Show & Marketplace on November 18 to 20, 2016 at the TRADEX Trade and Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford, BC. Over two hundred vendors, including over 140 select artisans will offer items…

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

  TWG TEA – THE FINEST TEAS OF THE WORLD Gifts from the world’s finest luxury tea brand are always timelessly chic and elegantly creative. From seasonal blends to signature tea sets, TWG Tea has something for everyone on the list available at a variety of price points. •The eye-catching Red Christmas Collector’s Tea Tin ($228, 50 teabags) is a…

Langley Store Takes Home Silver Best Speciality Food Store 

   Vancouver readers’ poll recognizes the Fraser Valley Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store wins Silver for Best Speciality Food Store in 2016 Best of the City Dining. The Fraser Valley food scene is also rapidly gaining popularity and acclamation with Langley’s Well Seasoned Gourmet Food Store (Well Seasoned) winning Silver for Best Speciality Food Store…

Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Markets

  Vancouver’s Winter Farmers Markets return this Saturday, Nov 5 to Nat Bailey and Sunday, Nov 6 to Hastings Park! Fans of fresh can shop weekly with 175+ producers bringing Vancouver the best winter selection of local produce, meat, seafood and dairy, artisanal prepared food, beverage and craft, and yummy food truck offerings.   2016 – 17 Winter Farmers Markets Schedule…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening October 28 – November 4

  SPARKLE AND SHINE: L’ABATTOIR BRIGHTENS UP WEEKENDS THIS FALL BY INTRODUCING BUBBLES AT BRUNCH   PROVENCE MEDITERRANEAN GRILL ENDS ERA WITH SPECIAL MEMORIES MENUS   Come in for a spell at VanDusen Garden this Halloween!   Rocky’s Halloween Party   “Frankenstein 1945” and WW2 – Studio 1398   We’ll put a spell on you… …

Hot Glass Cold Beer Pairs Beer Tasting with Glassblowing for Halloween Fun

  A Hot, Haunted and Hoppy Halloween Await As Hot Glass Cold Beer Brings Craft Beer Tasting To The Next Level! On Saturday, October 29 Terminal City Glass Co-op (TCGC) will present the third annual Hot Glass Cold Beer event, pairing craft beer tasting with glassblowing demonstrations, a carved pumpkin contest, a costume contest, and…