Date Idea: Trying the New Buffalo Milk Gelato at Bella Gelateria

PHOTO CREDIT: TARA LEE

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

I measure my happiness by the number of times I go for ice cream during a given year. I’m also a huge fan of the ice cream date, which is a fun alternate to going for coffee or a drink on an early date. It’s also a good litmus test for compatibility with me. If a guy doesn’t like ice cream, he’s most definitely not my type. Fortunately, my boyfriend (“S”) adores ice cream as well.

The other day I was in an ice cream sort of mood: carefree, cheery, and with a raging chocolate craving. Plus, I had heard that Bella Gelateria had recently released new buffalo milk gelato and I was dying to try it. S has learned not to deny me when I’m on a food mission, so he gamely said, “Sure, let’s go!”

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Date Idea: Trying the New Buffalo Milk Gelato at Bella Gelateria

Vancouver’s Sweetest Festival Returns to Yaletown, Nov 21

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What: On Saturday November 21st, 2015, the fourth annual CandyTown festival will set up shop once again, as downtown Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas celebration. CandyTown will draw on a seasonal candy theme to deliver a fun, memorable day for kids of all ages—from families with young children to groups of adults who want to get in on the holiday spirit.

When: Saturday November 21st from 12pm to 7pm.

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10,000+ Dogs Coming to Yaletown: Pet-A-Palooza, Aug 23

Photo credit: Vaughan Nelson | Flickr

Photo credit: Vaughan Nelson | Flickr

Yaletown is about to go to the dogs.

An estimated 10,000 canines are expected to descend on the Vancouver neighbourhood for the second annual Pet-A-Palooza, Sunday, Aug. 23. The pet extravaganza – billed by organizers as the largest outdoor pet festival on the West Coast – brings together pet lovers and admirers for a full day of doggie-themed fun on Mainland Street in Yaletown.

It’s free to attend and everyone is encouraged to bring their four-legged friends along to partake in the excitement. Watch the area’s most nimble pooches face off in agility showcases and fly-ball shows. Get the low down on pet health during special seminars and demonstrations. In total, nearly 100 pet exhibitors will be on hand with products and advice to keep your mutts happy and healthy.  Continue reading:
10,000+ Dogs Coming to Yaletown: Pet-A-Palooza, Aug 23

5 Reasons to Visit Vancouver This Year (And Why You May Never Want to Leave)

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The following is a guest post by Expedia Canada.

Vancouver is one of the best cities in North America, and proudly so. Here at Expedia Canada, we have a soft spot for the glittering city by the shore, which is why we’ve partnered with Inside Vancouver to present you the top five reasons to visit Vancouver this year (and why you’ll never want to leave).

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Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

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Tourism Vancouver’s Jorden Hutchison interviews DownBeat Magazine reporter James Hale.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is set to take over the city, June 18 to July 1. Bringing some of music’s most well-known edge-pushers, mainstayers and international ambassadors to Vancouver, the event features performances by some 1,800 artists – ranging from jazz, funk and Latin to fusion and world music – at 300-plus concert venues across the city.

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Top Jazz Journalist’s Take on What to Hit at the 30th Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Huge Andy Warhol Exhibition Opens in Vancouver

marilyn_pinkDozens of masterpieces from the undisputed master of the pop art movement have come to Vancouver. And you can see them all for free.

Some 80 prints and paintings from Andy Warhol are on display now through March 30 in Yaletown’s Maison Ai warehouse, as part of an exhibition titled A Different Idea of Love.   Many of the works are from Warhol’s so-called Socialites series – portraits of the social elite of his day, including Marilyn Monroe with canary yellow hair and pink lips, Jane Fonda and Ted Kennedy.

The exhibit represents the largest collection of Warhol works ever displayed in Canada.

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Huge Andy Warhol Exhibition Opens in Vancouver

Trendy Veggies: Yaletown Farmers Market Returns

Photo Credit: Yaletown Business Improvement Association | Flickr

Photo Credit: Yaletown Business Improvement Association | Flickr

It’s not the first place you’d expect to find a farm stand.

The Yaletown Farmers Market – nestled amid the trendy lofts, patio restaurants and upscale boutiques of the city’s brick warehouse district – is back.  After a successful debut last year, organizers decided to bring the market back for another run, offering hungry condo dwellers access to fresh local fruits, veggies and more.

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