Kidsbooks’ new location is super fun for the entire family

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Kidsbooks recently opened in a new bigger space at 2557 West Broadway, and the 5,000 square foot shop is getting rave reviews from all ages. Not only is it next to Thomas Haas, which makes it easy to pair it with coffee and an indulgent treat, it has books for the entir family. Yes, there’ s lots of skillfully-curated picks for tiny people. You can also find the a well-stocked teen section, the hippest cookbooks, adult bestsellers, and even pajamas for your bedtime stories. Read more…

3 open houses in Kits this week

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Image: Livekitsilano.com

Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano  real estate porn. Read more…

Massive cat yoga facility to open in Kits

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The Vancouver cat yoga craze began in 2015, soon after bunny yoga, with owner-cat yoga classes selling out within minutes. Cat yoga is coming Kits. If you have a cat at home you can soon have a cat on your yoga mat at a new 12,000 sq. ft. cat yoga facility opening in the former Molson space on the Kits side of the Burrard Bridge. The facility will also feature a juice bar, an organic restaurant, and a feline snack station with vegan and gluten-free kitty snacks available. No dogs allowed. Cat yoga class sign up opens April 15, 2016. Link after the jump. Read more…

F.I.S.H. brings sustainable BC seafood to West Broadway

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Image: F.I.S.H.

There’s a new fishmonger in the hood. F.I.S.H. just opened doors at 2959 West Broadway. Fresh Ideas Start Here is a local purveyor and smoker of sustainable BC seafood. They have another shop location in Burnaby. They’re open weekdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and weekends from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Drop by and let us know what you think.

Take-out dinner at Kits Beach night

The Barbeque Tempeh Burger from Tera V Burger. Image credit: Teravburger.com

The Barbeque Tempeh Burger from Tera V Burger. Image credit: Teravburger.com

With the weather warming up and longer daylight hours extending into the evening, why not make Wednesday nights your take-out dinner night, and have it at the beach? No cooking, no cleaning, no mess. Plus the dogs, kids, and/or roommates can run around while you enjoy a tasty and convenient meal from one of these great Kitsilano restaurants.

Take-out dinner at Kits Beach night

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City of Vancouver is looking for artists to decorate utility boxes

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Are you a starving local artist? Here’s your chance. Vancouver artists can earn $1000 for designing a motif for city utility boxes. The deadline to submit a design is April 6. Why? Because they’re graffiti targets anyway. Public art is better. Vancouver will cover 27 boxes found in major intersections citywide with a vinyl wrap that features a print of an artist’s selected design. In 2015 the City ran a successful pilot in the West End, and this year’s projects will be rolled out in partnership with business improvement associations.

Pop-up store in Kits promotes zero-packaging grocery movement

Image: Zero Waste Market

Image: Zero Waste Market

There’s a zero-waste grocery store coming soon to Vancouver, with a pop-up store in Kits. Have you checked it out yet? The concept: consumers shop without leaving a carbon footprint. The market sells packaging-free foods and ask customers to bring their own containers to fill. Shoppers bring their own bags, and load up containers and jars with bulk food items.

The founders Brianne Miller and Paula Amiama launched the concept as a series of pop-up stores last fall. One of these has been recurring in Kitsilano’s Patagonia store. The owners say the response to what they believe is Canada’s first ‘zero waste market’ has been overwhelming. Read more…

Cool art show at The Naam vegetarian restaurant through March 31

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From now until March 29, you can go to the Naam Restaurant any time 24/7 and view Jackie Conradi-Robertson’s joyful paintings while you enjoy the reliably good food at this Kitsilano iconic restaurant.

She has 22 acrylic paintings ranging in size from 8”x8” to 30”x40” on display at the Naam Restaurant. When I interviewed her I tentatively asked her if she felt my description of her work as “bright and cheerful” was how she would describe her paintings. She laughed and said, “Yes, you can see on my website I say that I’m not interested in expressing my innermost feelings.”

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3 open houses in Kits this week

Image: Livekitsilano.com

Image: Livekitsilano.com

Looking for real estate in Kitsilano? If you live, work, or play in Kits neighbourhood and want to put down roots, here’s a peek at real estate that has an open house this week. We’ve included three listings from the condos and houses on the market now.

Not sure what you can afford? Use this mortgage calculator, then sit back and enjoy the Kitsilano  real estate porn. Read more…

4 must-have local Easter treats

Daniel's all-natural truffle and solid eggs. Image credit: Danielchocolates.com

Daniel’s all-natural truffle and solid eggs. Image credit: Danielchocolates.com

Easter is early this year, coming up this weekend on Sunday, March 27th. Forget those Kinder Eggs and highly addictive Cadbury Mini Eggs. Instead, choose from handcrafted, all-natural goodies for your Easter egg hunt from these local shops in and around our Kitsilano neighbourhood.

4 must-have local Easter treats

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