Today a B.C. Supreme Court order was issued, barring the city from paving a path through Hadden Park, before a hearing on the legality of the plan. The lawsuit was put forward by historian Megan Carvell Davis. Davis believes city plans for a three-metre wide paved path through the middle of the park violates the terms under which park land was gifted to the city in 1928, by Harvey Hadden. Read more…
Kitsilano.ca has been following the saga of the Hollywood Theatre since 2011. And we’re glad the hear the most recent plot update. The movie theatre has been functioning as a church and was supposed to transition (awkwardly) into a two-stoery fitness centre.
But on Wednesday, the Vancouver City Council voted unanimously to protect Kitsilano’s Hollywood Theatre from demolition for 75 days and to expedite a staff report on saving Vancouver’s heritage. Read more…
Who can forget the see-through yoga pants debacle? In March Lululemon suffered a large setback when the company was forced to pull overly sheer black yoga pants off store shelves. The recall is reported to have dented 2013 sales by $57 million to $67 million.
Now Lululemon is facing another complaint about their Groove and Wunder Under pants. The issue has been described as “piling.” This alone would have been no big deal. But then founder Chip Wilson decided to blame women’s bodies for issues with the pants during an interview on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart”. Read more…
Calling all aspiring photographers. That should be almost everyone these days. There’s a cool, new photo mosaic project in the works now. If you participate by submitting a photo of Canada, you have a chance to win some fancy photography gear–specifically a Nikon D5200 camera . The deadline is November 29. Here’s how it works.
Contest Details: The Finding Yourself in Canada Project
You upload photos taken in Canada from your computer, Facebook, or Instagram account. Then you tag the images with an emotion. The images collected will create mosaics that represent three different emotions about how people feel about Canada — happiness, adventurous and romantic. The more images submitted, the higher the resolution the mosaic will become. Read more…
The Irish Breakfast at the Sunset Grill. Photo credit: Sunset Grill
At Kitsilano.ca, we love brunch. That’s why we update our brunch coverage every few months. With short, cold, rainy days ahead of us, it’s the perfect time of year to linger over a warm and cozy brunch. Many of us have been to the usual brunch suspects (Aphrodite’s, The Oakwood, Sophie’s), so how about trying one of these five brunch spots in Kitsilano for a change?
5 Brunch Spots to Try in Kitsilano
1. Epicurean Caffe Bistro
A relaxed, authentic little Italian scene, with most brunch menu items around $12. Served daily from about 7:30am onwards. To try: Pizza Buongiorno for $12.95, a cup or two of their excellent coffee, and a sweet pastry for dessert. Epicurean Caffe Bistro, 1898 West 1st Avenue, (604) 731-5370, Epicureancaffe.com
This autumn, Vancouver becomes home to a brand new classical music series, Müzewest Concerts, that emphasizes community, affordability and access. Müzewest’s first recital showcases international prize-winning pianist Alexander Karpeyev. Karpeyev will take the stage at the West Point Grey United Church on November 15, 2013.
“Müzewest is different from other concert series’ because we’ve worked very hard to make it affordable while also focusing on music education,” notes artistic director Jennifer West.
“We believe that access to high caliber music events should be available for all socioeconomic backgrounds – and that’s why we have chosen to price tickets for our first recital from $7 to $20,” elaborated co-artistic director Diana Chan. Read more…
News bites about Kitsilano restaurants and shops. Warning: These may make you hungry.
Kitsilano Food News Round Up
Exec chef Mike Robbins of Kitsilano’s Oakwood Canadian Bistro won the BC Blueberry Council’s Frozen Chefs’ Invitational. The award-winning dish, savoury BC blueberry perogies, was described as a beautiful, thoughtful and well-balanced. Food porn above.
Chocolate Arts, Kitsilano’s top-ranked artisan chocolaterie, is offering a one-of-a-kind seasonal Holiday Xtravaganza class November 16 and 17. During an intense session of chocolate making participants will craft over 100 seasonal chocolates to take home. It’s $168 per person. Tickets are going fast.
“After feverish debate, the results are finally in. Discover our travel experts’ final cut of the most essential travel experiences and destinations on our Best in Travel page. And our top 10 cities – from reinvented classics to destinations on the rise – are sure to inspire your travels in 2014…”
Vancouver was ranked seventh after cities such as Paris, Cape Town, Zurich and Shanghai. Chicago was the only other city in North America to make the list. Read more…