Stop and Smell the Roses at the Fleurs de Villes Flower Event

L’Occitane / Maureen Sullivan display – Winner, Best in Show | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Imagine standing in the centre of a bustling mall, eyes closed. As you take a deep inhale, your nose fills with the scent of fresh flowers, as though you were standing in the middle of a fully-bloomed flower garden.

When you open your eyes, you’re drawn to the visually-intriguing, intricately-designed vintage gowns, goddess bikinis, and fanciful headdresses that surround you, all made up entirely of Spring’s most beautiful blossoms.

Thanks to Fleurs de Villes‘ cross-Canada Bespoke Flower Events tour, you can experience this dreamlike state in real life. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s floral fashion series, on at Metropolis at Metrotown from April 5th to April 9th.

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Stop and Smell the Roses at the Fleurs de Villes Flower Event

Meet Nathan Fielder and get a new winter jacket this Sunday in Vancouver!

Nathan Fielder is coming to Vancouver for the opening of the first retail pop-up store of Summit Ice.

Fielder, originally from Vancouver, is the host of Comedy Central’s Nathan for You. On the show Fielder, who studied business at the University of British Columbia, seeks to help small businesses with (usually) outlandish schemes. In one of his most infamous pieces, he improved the fortunes of a Los Angeles coffee shop by renaming it “Dumb Starbucks.” It worked for awhile, until Starbucks’ lawyers intervened.

Summit Ice dates back to 2015. He founded the company after learning that his favourite outerwear company, Taiga, featured Holocaust denier Doug Collins in one of its winter catalogues. As part of the pop-up store’s opening, owners of Taiga apparel will be able to trade in their old winter jackets for a free Summit Ice soft-shell jacket and “Deny Nothing” pin.

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Meet Nathan Fielder and get a new winter jacket this Sunday in Vancouver!

New Store Openings On Robson Street Vancouver

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Association.

Robson Street is home to some of this city’s most sought after retailers and restaurants. With the most recent additions of Laduree, Nike and RYU Apparel, Robson Street is about to see another surge of new and familiar brands!

We’ve rounded up a list of our latest openings happening #onRobson this year. Happy shopping!

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New Store Openings On Robson Street Vancouver

Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

Just keep these on hand in case you need a sugar hit this season. | Image by By Lenée Son

There’s an unspoken collective agreement that December is the time where you get to gorge yourself on as much as you want, which makes it an especially wonderful time to share great food and beverages among all the people you like best. The diversity of the ingredients and of the people in our corner of the world makes shopping anything but local totally unnecessary – so while you’re thinking of treats and decadent dinners, why not have all that blissful gluttony also support creative locals who are super passionate about feeding it?

WestCoastFood.ca reaches across the Lower Mainland from Metro Vancouver to The Fraser Valley to tell food stories about the ingredients, the place, and of course, the growers, makers, and business owners that make it all thrive together. You can find pretty much anything you’re craving made right here.

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Holiday Dining and Gift Ideas Across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for Foodies

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

A Vancouver Newcomer’s Observations Vol 6: Consignment Goldmine

Photo: To Vogue or Bust

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

Explore Vancouver’s Yaletown: A Neighbourhood Tour

Yaletown Featured Image About Vancouver

photo: About Vancouver

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

By far, Yaletown is one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhoods – a district that’s filled with great restaurants and bars, shopping and entertainment, and gorgeous views. Here’s our list of our favourite attractions.

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Explore Vancouver’s Yaletown: A Neighbourhood Tour