Must Eat This Now: Organic Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwich from Chocolate Arts

Image: Chocolate Arts

Image: Chocolate Arts

Sweet organic B.C. berries and cream churned into frozen goodness and sandwiched between perfectly crunchy-meets-chewy cookie book ends. Ummm, yes please. When you say ice cream in Kits, you think of the usual suspects such as Rain or Shine and Scoop. But folks in the know head to Chocolate Arts, Vancouver’s best chocolaterie, for their seasonal, limited-edition ice cream treats. A little bird told us to head to Chocolate Arts now for the strawberry ice cream sandwich on house-made oatmeal cookies, pictured above. Read more…

5 Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Brassneck Brewery growler. Photo credit: Beerscout.wordpress.com

Brassneck Brewery growler. Photo credit: Beerscout.wordpress.com

This Sunday, June 15, is Father’s Day. Besides giving dad breakfast in bed, some lazy time on the couch, and a pair of new socks, try one of these 5 gift ideas. From food to drink, and experiences too, he’ll appreciate these gifts not just on Father’s Day! Read more…

More Food Carts Set To Roll In Kitsilano This Summer

Vancouver residents and visitors now have an even larger array of tasty summer food items to enjoy at local parks and beaches.

Food carts began operating in three park sites in Vancouver two years ago as part of a pilot and today the Vancouver Park Board announced they have granted permits to 11 new vendors in 15 sites. All vendors are expected to be up and running later this month. Read more…

Everything You Need to Know about Greek Day on Broadway 2014

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Opa! Greek Day on Broadway, the free annual celebration of Kitsilano’s Greek community, returns June 22, 2014. Over 100,000 festival goers arrive in Kits to party on Broadway between MacDonald and Blenheim. With live music, dancing, cooking demos, tasty food for sale, crafts, cultural activities and a kids’ zone, there’s something for everyone at Greek Day. Here’s what you need to know: Read more…

Father’s Day Alert! 7 Places to Get Great Grill Supplies in Kitsilano

Weber Grill 1965: The Ranger. Part grill. Part wheelbarrow. All fun.

Weber Grill 1965: The Ranger. Part grill. Part wheelbarrow. All fun.

Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 15th this year. So use this weekend to fetch dad some supplies for his favourite past-time: Barbecuing. Whether he’s into char-grilling juicy ribs or flipping some vegan burgers, the following shops in our Kitsilano neighbourhood will surely have what he deserves. Read more…

5 Must-Have Summer Style Picks from Kits Boutiques

Maxi dresses. Image: The Latest Scoop

Maxi dresses. Image: The Latest Scoop

Summer came early to Vancouver this year, with the dreaded sporadic days of rain growing fewer and farther between earlier than expected. That means it’s time to stock up on some summertime style picks, and Kits has a bunch of great spots to grab all the essentials.

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5 More Unmissable June Events in Vancouver

Image: Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Image: Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Vancouver’s social calendar heats up in summertime with a slew of free events and festivals. Most of the fun starts this month, so we couldn’t resist sharing 5 more fun June events in Vancouver. Here’s what you need to know! Read more…

5 Unmissable June Events in Vancouver

Image: Dragonboatbc.ca

Image: Dragonboatbc.ca

June 2014 is full of must-attend events in Vancouver and Kitsilano, specifically. The launch of Kitsilano Showboat season, Car-Free Day Kitsilano, Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival,  Dragon Boat Festival and Greek Day on Broadway are all happening this month.

Here’s what you need to know. Read more…

4 Great Running Clubs in Kitsilano

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Running is my work out of choice for a few reasons. Number one: the best place to run is outside. Number two: you can change the route, pace, distance, and difficulty daily. Number three: it can be done alone or with a friend. Number four: results can be clearly measured. In Vancouver, there is no shortage of scenic routes and beautiful days to lace up your runners and work up a sweat in the great outdoors. And in Kits, a community of spoiled runners resides – with the seawall in our backyard, we’ve got the best track there is.

I started running half marathons a couple summers ago, and am currently training for the third annual Sea Wheeze half marathon taking place on August 23. Having only ever trained for half marathons by generating a homemade timetable of elusive goals and fitting spontaneous runs in around my random work schedule, I thought that this time around I might join a club to enforce some routine upon my training. I did some research on running clinics in the neighbourhood in an effort to find the best fit for me. Here’s what I learned. Read more…

4 Family-Friendly Summer Events in Vancouver

T-Rex and friend at DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE.  Photo by C. Waits

“Erth Dinosaur Zoo” at the Children’s Festival on Granville Island

The weather forecast should just say “cloudy with a mix of sun and rain” for our entire spring and summer this year. That would certainly be more accurate than what the reports have shown these last few weeks. Whether the sun will come out to play or not, here are 4 fun Vancouver events for the whole family to enjoy over the next few months. Nevermind what the meteorologists out there are predicting. Read more…