Guide to Buying Indigenous Art in Vancouver This Holiday Season

T́hax°an(Red Cod) Pendant by Lyle Wilson (Haisla Nation); Photo sourced from Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery

This holiday season, you may be interested in acquiring a work by a talented local Indigenous artist to give as a gift to a loved one—or for yourself. There are so many incredible artists producing pieces that are varied, culturally rooted, and innovative. However, it’s important that any purchase is made in an informed manner to ensure artists receive the recognition and compensation they deserve.

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Guide to Buying Indigenous Art in Vancouver This Holiday Season

Where to Indulge in Luxury Shopping in Vancouver

Photo: Secret Location

With sparkly lights and tinsel in full display at many establishments, you may have started to think about your holiday shopping, especially about those particularly special gifts.

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Where to Indulge in Luxury Shopping in Vancouver

17 Happening Holiday Markets and Artisan Fairs in and Around Vancouver

Give yourself plenty of time to peruse the vendors at the Vancouver Christmas Market. PHOTO CREDIT: Vancouver Christmas Market.

Online Christmas shopping isn’t nearly as much fun as browsing independent vendor stands––and enjoying the warmly festive vibe––at a well-curated local holiday market. And they’re always a great way to find brilliantly original pressies for absolutely everyone on your gift list. Continue reading:
17 Happening Holiday Markets and Artisan Fairs in and Around Vancouver

Vancouver’s Massy Books: Championing the Stories and Talent of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ Authors

Walking into Massy Books in Chinatown is immediately calming. Shelves have been lovingly stacked with both new and used books from a variety of genres, such as literature, science fiction, critical race studies, and an entire aisle dedicated to Indigenous material. Friendly staff offer suggestions, as well as catch up with regulars who have dropped by to say hello and find their next read. It’s a distinctively Vancouver store for people who take pleasure in the written word.

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Vancouver’s Massy Books: Championing the Stories and Talent of BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ Authors

Celebrating Vancouver’s Queer-Run and Gender-Inclusive Companies, Past and Present

CMMN GRND; Photo credit @houseofbohn and @karinbohn

When Womyn’s Ware opened in 1995 in Vancouver, its business concept was ground-breaking. Co-founders Janna Sylvest and Otter Louis saw an industry that was often exploitative, and instead wanted to create an environment that was about community and education. “What they wanted to do was create a safe space for their clientele who were, predominantly at the time, lesbian folks,” says Lesley McHale, current co-owner of the business. The name, Womyn’s Ware, was a political statement meant to underline Sylvest’s and Louis’ feminist stance.

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Celebrating Vancouver’s Queer-Run and Gender-Inclusive Companies, Past and Present

Your Failsafe Plan for the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Imaginable—No Reservations Needed

Photo: Leila Kwok

There are three stages to a blissful Valentine’s Day at home. Here they are.

You’ve got to celebrate love. We like what Mark Twain said: “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” Are you dividing your joy with someone you love this Valentine’s Day? If you feel all that joy, but you’re uncertain about how to express it on this special day, we have a plan for you. And best of all: you don’t have to leave home to execute it! Continue reading:
Your Failsafe Plan for the Most Romantic Valentine’s Day Imaginable—No Reservations Needed

Shop Local Holiday Gifts & Support Granville Island this Holiday Season

Sure, we’ve all heard it. Shop local! But what does buying local really mean to your community? If you’re gifting with Granville Island Delivery Co, our boxes are all full of local holiday delights, benefiting multiple local companies. Let’s take a look inside our Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Gift Box. Continue reading:
Shop Local Holiday Gifts & Support Granville Island this Holiday Season