Great Food Gifts Made in Vancouver

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Doing some holiday shopping while visiting? Why not put a little Vancouver in their Christmas stockings, with some of these food-lover gifts, made right here in BC. Continue reading:
Great Food Gifts Made in Vancouver

Books by Queer Vancouver Authors for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

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By Casey Stepaniuk

Some people might insist LGBTQ+ books are only for LGBTQ+ readers, to which I would reply, no way! It’s not that I don’t love LGBTQ+ books that are written with LGBTQ+ readers in mind, but that certainly doesn’t mean others won’t enjoy them. With that in mind, here are some solid holiday book gift options for the people on your list, LGBTQ+ or not.

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Books by Queer Vancouver Authors for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List

Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

Image via SoundsandFuries.com

By Casey Stepaniuk

If you’re looking for a fun time in a wonderful atmosphere and a great place to find unique, hand-crafted holiday gifts, Vancouver’s Women’s Winter Faire is definitely where you should find yourself the weekend before Christmas next month. But Fairegoers might not realize they’re also participating in a longstanding tradition of feminist and LGBTQ+ organizing and activism in Vancouver. I got the scoop on this tradition from Pat Hogan, organizer of the Women’s Winter Faire and co-founder of Sounds and Furies, the production company that oversees the Faire and many other rad events.

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Support Local Craftswomen / Artisans and Holiday Shop at the Women’s Winter Faire

The Legendary Emily Carr Student Art Sale Returns Nov 25-27

Emily Carr art sale 2016

Image sourced from Emily Carr University of Art + Design

If your walls have been looking a little bare lately and your wallet is about the same, the annual Emily Carr Student Art Sale is like a beacon of bright shining shopping light coming at you this November 25 – 27, 2016.

It’s known as the “legendary” Emily Carr student art sale for good reason. Over 100 up-and-coming local artists will be showcasing their original art, all available for purchase at reasonable prices. The show gives student artists a taste of what showing their art in a gallery setting is really like and gives you the chance to pick up a piece for $60 that might later be valued at $60,000! Hey, you never know!

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The Legendary Emily Carr Student Art Sale Returns Nov 25-27

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 6: Consignment Goldmine

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Hello again, Vancouver! My name is Britanny and as you may or may not know, I’m new to Vancouver. As I’m sure you can predict, I’m feeling pretty content already. I love Vancouver. I love the scenery, people, food and beverage scene, art, everything. Being new, I’ve done my fair share of observing. If there’s one thing I noticed almost immediately it’s this: This city is BEYOND well dressed. The styles range from person to person but somehow they are all fashionable beyond belief with a unique take on the seasonal fashions. Don’t even get me started on the footwear, because this city might have the best dressed feet I’ve ever come across.

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A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 6: Consignment Goldmine

The Urban Tea Merchant Pops Up at Nordstrom Vancouver

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Just in time for sweater weather, The Urban Tea Merchant has opened a temporary boutique in Nordstrom Pacific Centre. Fans of the luxury TWG Tea line will be delighted to shop the collection. on the department stores’ third floor, until the end of October. Continue reading:
The Urban Tea Merchant Pops Up at Nordstrom Vancouver

Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver

Etsy Craft Market 2016

Image courtesy of Etsy Vancouver

The Etsy Market will be returning to Vancouver for its third year this weekend to provide you with a great opportunity to browse arts, crafts, and food by local artisans. If you’re REALLY organized, perhaps this could be a first kick-off at Holiday gift shopping… Or, you could just be out to buy a nice, new little present for yourself.

This year’s market will be held in a new location at the North Vancouver Pipe Shop building near Lonsdale to provide more space for browsing. It will also be held over two days, so you’ll be able to have lots of time to check it out.

Etsy itself is sort of an online version of a giant craft fair. The market they put together is uniquely and carefully curated, and getting to see the goods in real life rather than online is a great opportunity.

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Etsy Market Kicks off Craft Market Season in Vancouver