Whole Foods Market’s annual Taste of the Holidays event takes place Thursday, December 5 from 5pm to 8pm. For $10 you purchase a passport, then visit all of the stations to fill your plate up with all of their holiday dishes.
The event is always fun with too much great food on offer. Expect it to be super busy! All funds raised will benefit Typhoon Haiyan Relief.
It was recently my anniversary and we celebrated with a beautiful dinner at Bishop’s restaurant at West 4th and Yew. The meal and the service was the best I have experienced in some time. There is a reason Bishop’s has existed for almost 28 years and still tops the list as one of the best restaurants in the city. As we toast our anniversary, I hope my marriage takes a page out of John Bishop’s recipe for success and longevity!
The thrill of seeing the snow-capped North Shore Mountains can quickly be subdued when you start adding up the cost of clothing and equipment for a day on the slopes. We’ve covered Kitsilano’s best stores for new ski and snowboard gear. But if you’re trying skiing or snowboarding for the first time, or buying for kids who are still growing, it rarely makes sense to buy new gear. Instead, get ski slope chic for less by checking out the local consignment stores and Vancouver online classifieds. You’ll be able to outfit the entire family with pre-loved winter sportswear at great prices.
Here’s where to find used ski and snowboard gear in Kitsilano: Read more…
Kitsilano Community Center will host Breakfast with Santa, Saturday December 14. The 1st seating is 9:00am-10:00am and the 2nd seating is 10:15am-11:15am. The cost is $6/person (parents must purchase a seat for themselves – there is no standing room).
Face painting and a sing-a-long will be part of the holiday morning. After breakfast, take part in holiday crafts and activities and have your photo taken with Santa. Parent and tot gym is free for all participants until 1pm. Register early as this event sells out!
I recently went to visit Janell Parsons from Vancouver Pie Hole to learn from a pie expert. Janell makes delicious pies and they are available at Norton Commons corner grocery store/coffee bar in Kitsilano. Not only does she make sweet pies, she also makes savoury pies. When I visited, I got the chance to make both, sweet & savoury. Here’s what I learned: Read more…
Language is important. Words are important. We need to refer to things with labels, and in labeling things we often pack a lot of meaning into a single word. One of these loaded words is “cyclist”.
A recent article in Gizmodo, of all places, discusses how using the word “cyclist” is dangerous and how saying “people on bikes” could be safer — safer as in improving the physical safety of people. The central argument of the the piece is that the word “cyclist” brings to mind a certain stereotype: lycra-wearing, speed-racing, law-breaking, expensive bikes and gear, hyper-competitive people. Read more…
On Thursday, November 28 all are invited to join the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce at their next Business After Hours networking event. The events costs $5 each (for members & unlimited number of members’ guests) or $10 each (for future members & unlimited number of guests). The admission price includes complimentary fine wines, appetizers and networking with 150 expected guests.