#FridayFavourites – what’s happening May 20 – 26

  Esprit Launches in Vancouver this May with Fashion Royalty with a GIVEAWAY   Smash + Tess Pop Up Shop   Juniper Introduces New Happy Hour and Late Night Menus   HOMER ST. CAFE FEATURES LE VIEUX PIN ROUSSANNE EXCLUSIVELY IN VANCOUVER   WOW – Free Bread for a Year from Uprising Breads   New…

Smash + Tess Pop Up Shop

  It’s time to officially meet Smash + Tess, in person that is! From May 20th to 21st, Smash + Tess, a Vancouver-based line of premium dreamwear, will be celebrating the launch of their online shop with a pop-up shop. Smash + Tess, exclusively available at www.smashtess.com, invites women to relax, indulge and imagine. Be…

#MarketMonday Vancouver Farmers Markets to move Yaletown Farmers Market to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

After three successful years, Vancouver Farmers Markets (VFM) will be moving its Yaletown Market at 1200 Mainland to Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (649 Cambie Street at Georgia) in June of this year, the non-profit organization announced today. VFM made the decision to relocate the market after a small group of Yaletown merchants filed a lawsuit against…

#FridayFavourites – what’s happening this weekend and the week ahead

  Evita: Superb Cast, Evocative Costumes and Set Make Up for Opening Night Glitches   Vancouver Farmers Markets starting Sunday, May 1 and May 5   Global supermodel Heather Marks to open Obakki + Holt Renfrew Show, May 10   THE MOTHER OF ALL OCCASIONS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR HOSTS MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER SERVICES…

SOIRETTE CELELBRATES MOTHER’S DAY WITH HIGH TEA, SPECIAL TREATS AND A POP-UP AT OAKRIDGE CENTRE

  Mother’s Day is a time of celebration at Soirette! Delectable high tea, beautifully packaged baked treats and delicious macarons are just some of the offerings we have to show mom how much she is loved. Treat mom to something out of the ordinary – a special Mother’s Day High Tea! Artistically crafted, it is…

Blue Grouse Estate Winery Set to Distribute Off Vancouver Island

Appointment of Summit Fine Wines sets the stage to grow the winery’s market reach   Award-winning and must-see, Vancouver Island’s Blue Grouse Estate Winery announces the appointment of Summit Fine Wines to represent its wines. Effective March 30, 2016, Summit Fine Wines (Summit) now represents Blue Grouse’s Estate and Quill-labeled wines for all sales channels…

Imogen Belfield’s Fine Jewellery Collection – Art Meets Function

  I’m no fashion writer, and I have to confess that I was feeling a little intimidated at the prospect of interviewing award-winning jewellery designer Imogen Belfield for the North American launch of her new Fine Jewellery collection. After all, this is a woman whose  sculptural designs have been spotted on celebrities including Ellie Goulding, Naomi…

Over 50 local artists to participate in the 2nd Annual Parker Art Salon April 22nd to the April 24th at 1000 Parker Street Studios, Vancouver

The labyrinth halls of the 98 year old warehouse building will transform to host a weekend long salon and fine art exhibition for the public   The legendary 1000 Parker Street Studios artist’s warehouse is inviting the general public to join their 2nd annual Parker Art Salon and Fine Art Exhibition, April 22 – 24, 2016.  The salon events will be hosted on two floors with the hallways transformed into an exposition of…

Smash + Tess launches new line of premium dreamwear

    Stylish and socially responsible sleepwear is sold exclusively online   Meet Smash + Tess, a new premium line of dreamwear that invites women to relax, indulge and imagine without ever having to leave the comfort of home. Available exclusively at www.smashtess.com, the line is designed and ethically produced in North America. Featuring timeless designs…

SPRING-FRESH RHUBARB

  Beaucoup Bakery launches several new treats to celebrate rhubarb season   Spring’s favourite vegetable makes a sweet arrival this season as Beaucoup Bakery & Café brings rhubarb to life in three limited, new pastries and one special iced tea. From April 11, 2016 until June 20, 2016, customers can enjoy an Olive Oil Roasted…

#FridayFavourites – things to do in Vancouver

  Celebrated Pastry Chef Tamera Clark Returns Home to   Sip, Savour and Celebrate at the 2016 Fest of Ale   ROSEWOOD HOTEL GEORGIA ANNOUNCES REOPENING OF REFLECTIONS   PAELLA DAYS: BOULEVARD KITCHEN & OYSTER BAR ADDS NEW CHAPTER   FINE FOOD and FISHY FRIVOLITY   EarthBites Long Table events at Rocky Mountain Flatbread  …

FRESHEST SEAFOOD CATCH ON WEST BROADWAY

  Fresh Ideas Start Here opens first Vancouver location in Kitsilano Local seafood purveyor Fresh Ideas Start Here (F.I.S.H.) makes a splash in Vancouver as it opens its much-anticipated second BC store today at 2959 West Broadway. Located in the Kitsilano neighbourhood, F.I.S.H. brings some of the West Coast’s freshest catch available to Vancouver’s west…