5 Rainy Day Activities for Bored Grown-ups in Kits

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Arts Club Theatre. Image: Wikipedia Commons

Living in Vancouver, we’re used to getting our fair share of rain. While the lack of snow this season has been notable, this mild winter has been wetter than ever. Don’t let it put a damper on your day – Kitsilano is chock-full of fun indoor activities – and they’re not just for kids! Try these sure-fire ways to have fun, stay dry and avoid cabin fever! Read more…

New Vancouver Craft Beer Website Tells You Where You Can Fill Your Growler

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Image: Flickr user butch

The craft beer scene in Vancouver keeps growing. It’s not easy to keep up with who’s doing what and where to buy their suds. Enter Growlerfill.ca, a website which hopes to make satisfying your next beer craving even easier. How? They show you which breweries in Vancouver offer growler fills, when they offer them and how much they cost. And we all know craft beer tastes better fresh from the tap. Read more…

In The Soup! Chatting with KitsKitchen Founders Joni & Amy

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Image: kitskitchen

Vancouver, especially Kitsilano, is all about innovative healthy lifestyles. Our neighbourhood is home to many young entrepreneurs who practice exactly what they preach when it comes to sustainable and health-conscious choices. Joni Lind and Amy Kizaki, founders of KitsKitchen, a  small batch soup company, are two perfect examples. Forward-thinking, environmentally-aware, fitness-obsessed and innovative, their start up is all about making delicious and detoxifying food readily available for all of us. Read more…

5 Best Indian Restaurants in Kits

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Image Credit: Wikipedia Commons

Sometimes you just need a little curry to get you through the day. Lucky for us in Kitsilano, there’s no shortage of good Indian restaurants. Here’s our top 5 list of the best Indian restaurants in Kits. And although we love East is East and they do serve Indian dishes, for simplicity this list is restricted to just Indian-only cuisine.

5 Best Indian Restaurants in Kits

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10 Things You Should Buy Used


You just spent a bunch of money on Christmas presents. It’s time to cut back, but you still need the basics like transport, textbooks and a phone. Where can you save some money? For some products, there’s no point in getting the shiny, full-price version.

Here are 10 things it makes sense to buy used. Read more…

Target Closing All Canadian Stores

Image:  Kevin Dooley

Image: Kevin Dooley

Get ready to gloat. Why? Because it’s annoying when something gets so much advance fanfare and is such a gigantic let down. Like Target coming to Canada. Now, as we speculated, Target is pulling out of Canada. In numbers: 133 Target Canada stores will be liquidated and 17,600 Canadians will be left jobless. Target Canada is trying to establish an Employee Trust of CAD $70 million to pay their workers a 16-week severance package. Read more…

Build Your Children’s Library at Kidsbooks’ Annual Sale

Tree of books

Natalia Makarenko Website: natamakart.com. Image: Plum leaves.

Kidsbooks, the independent bookstore on Broadway devoted to young readers, is hosting its annual 20% off Sale January 22 – 25. This Kitsilano institution has an awesome selection of books for kids, teens and parents, as well as fun and educational games, crafts and toys. A super place to stock up on great reads any time of the year, it’s even better during their sale. Read more…

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2015: Where and What To Sip Sweetly in Kits


January is a snore. That’s why they make up ridiculously indulgent events like Dine Out and Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival to help you endure it. Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, now in its fifth year, commences January 17 and ends February 14. 25 Vancouver cafes, patisseries, chocolateries and bakeries have concocted over 50 special drinking chocolates for the event. They range from enticing and rich to palate-boggling and bizarre.

In Kitsilano, the participants are 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters + Lucky’s Doughnuts, Chocolate Arts, Terra Breads and Thomas Haas.

From wasabi hot chocolate with a sesame florentine at Chocolate Arts to caramelized hazelnut and almond butter infused choc at Thomas Haas, here are the Kitsilano Hot Chocolate Festival menus. Read more…

Vancouver Fitness Deals to Jump-Start Your New Year

LadysportWhether you’ve resolved to take up a new sport, run a personal best in the Sun Run, get buff, or take better care of your health, these grey days may be dampening your enthusiasm. Buying a daily deal for a local gym or class will give you a taster of what they offer, save you some money and keep you motivated once you’re back in your routine.

Here are four fitness deals in Kitsilano and nearby businesses you might want to try. Read more…