Say “Namast-eh” for Canada Day at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is calling all yogis to join them to say namast-eh as part of their Canada Day celebrations. On July 1st, 500 yogis dressed in white will return to participate in Canada’s 150th birthday in true Vancouver fashion at the centre. This event is open to anyone wishing to downward-dog and say “Namast-eh?” for Canada. The iconic Lolë White Tour has taken place at major world sites and landmarks including the Eiffel Tour and Central Park.

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Say “Namast-eh” for Canada Day at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To Treat Your Tots To L’Éclair de Génie

Assortment of éclairs | Photo: Bianca Bujan

Imagine sinking your teeth into a crisp puff pastry – freshly baked, oozing with a sweet custard, and topped with crunchy caramelized pecans and vanilla cream. As the lange of flavours hits your taste buds, you can taste its authenticity, as though you’re enjoying your confection in a patisserie in Paris – the birthplace of the coveted éclair.

Well, you don’t have to travel to France to make this foodie fantasy a reality. Thanks to the recent opening of the very first North American location of L’Éclair de Génie – the haute Parisian-based patisserie which has just opened its doors in Vancouver, the sweet éclairs are closer than you think. If you’re looking for an excuse to indulge, check out my 3 reasons to treat your tots (and yourself!) to this must-have, perfectly-piped pastry.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Reasons To Treat Your Tots To L’Éclair de Génie

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