Christmas in Kits Gift Guide: 5 Delicious Ideas for Foodies


These days, we’re obsessed with what we eat. Whether we’re hedonists or vegans or hedonistic vegans (hey, to each his/her own) we can’t stop talking about, photographing and writing about food.

Here are 5 tasty or tempting food-related gifts. With pictures.

5 Delicious Ideas for Foodies

1) Artisan sea salt from Vancouver Island Salt Company

Head to Vancouver Olive Oil Company for Canada’s first fleur de sel hand harvested off the coast of Vancouver Island. If you’re looking for more novelty than Canada’s first artisan sea salts, try their taste-bud-boggling variations such as balsamic vinegar or smoked sea salts.
VOCC, 2751 West Broadway, 604-737-7171,
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5 Best Displays of Christmas Lights in Vancouver


There’s a little more than two weeks until Christmas. At this point, you’re either smugly looking at a closet full of gifts and patting yourself on the back, or realizing that the holidays are approaching at turbo speed and you haven’t yet caught the Christmas spirit. In our humble opinion, the best when to get in the mood is to bask in the sparkle of a gorgeous light display. Here are the 5 best displays  of Christmas lights in Vancouver to make your season bright. Read more…

Christmas in Kits Gift Guide: 5 Ideas for Your BFF

Image: Wishlist Boutique

Image: Wishlist Boutique

Gift exchanges, secret Santas, holiday parties, potlucks – with so much going on in the coming weeks there are a number of occasions on which you’ll need gifts handy for your girlfriends. Whether she’s the host of the party, a draw out of a hat, or a bestie who you swap presents with every year, you’ll want to make sure you’re giving her something special. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite gift pit stops in the neighborhood with their best offerings for best friends this season. Read more…

Christmas in Kitsilano Gift Guide: What to Get For Kids

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The Simpsons House by Lego

The countdown is on – it’s three more weeks till Christmas! Not to worry, we’ve got great Christmas Gift Guides for you, including gifts for mailing, and now, gifts for kids. Sure, kids can be easy to buy for, but not if you’re trying to avoid getting any Frozen merchandise. Check out our gender-neutral gift ideas for kids based on their early career choices, all available in and around our Kitsilano neighbourhood – we’re quite sure your little one will forget all about that popsicle princess.

Christmas in Kitsilano Gift Guide: What to Get For Kids

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Put Down Your Shopping List. 5 Places to Pamper Yourself in Kits

Image: Float House Kits

Image: Float House Kits

Ah, the busy holiday season. Between rushing from store to store to find those perfect gifts, and the hustle and bustle that accompanies the busiest shopping season of the year, it’s easy to find yourself getting burnt out, no matter how much holiday spirit you have. Make sure to make time for yourself so you can relax, rejuvenate, and recharge – not to mention look your best for all those upcoming holiday parties! So whether you need a little alone time, or you’re looking for the perfect gift for your favourite busy bee, here is a great list containing five of the best places to pamper yourself in Kits.

5 Places to Pamper Yourself in Kits

1. Float House

While it may not be for everyone, Float House offers the ultimate in relaxation. Escape reality in the warm float tank (an isolation tank or sensory deprivation tank), which is said to “enhance one’s overall living experience. Quoted benefits include personal development, physiological benefits, and psychologist benefits, among others.

Float House, 1926 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, 604.253.FLOAT,   Read more…

Jingle Bells! Carols, Carriage Rides and Santa Claus Coming to West 4th Avenue

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While we may not get enough snow at sea level to warrant a sleigh, you will have the opportunity take a horse and carriage ride through Kitsilano as a part of the Christmas festivities arranged by Shop West 4th. Horse and carriage rides take place Sunday, December 14 from noon to 4pm. Pick up and drop off will be at West 4th and Yew. Participation is by donation, so bring something non-perishable to give to the Vancouver Food Bank. Read more…

3 Open Houses in Kits This Weekend


The amount of homes listed in Kitsilano (and across Vancouver) is dropping thanks to the upcoming holiday season, but there are still some great homes available. This week we’ll focus on Arbutus Walk and a few of the available listings in the neighbourhood that sits between Arbutus and Vine St, from West 10th to West 12th. Arbutus Walk is a newer residential area in Vancouver (think mid-1990’s and sooner) that has a great mix of townhouses, condos and green space in low rise buildings. The area is generally pretty quiet, with amenities on West Broadway and Arbutus nearby.

The following three listings all have open houses this weekend, so take a look, and let the LiveKitsilano Team know if you have any questions. To view all homes in Kitsilano with an open house this weekend, take a look here: Read more…