Planning a family holiday? Here’s the best baby travel gear

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Family travel in Marseille, France. Image: Taraneh Jerven

Planning a spring or summer family holiday? The most adventurous family travelers started practicing when their child was a baby. For all you Kits parents, we know traveling with a baby seems daunting, but it can be easy if you have the right baby travel gear. Read more…

3 open houses in Kits this week

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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…

3 creative date night in Kitsilano ideas

Live music at the Blue Martini Jazz Cafe. Image credit: Bluemartinijazzcafe.com

Live music at the Blue Martini Jazz Cafe. Image credit: Bluemartinijazzcafe.com

Ah, it’s Valentine’s Day this Sunday, February 14th. Don’t have any plans made yet? We’ve got three date ideas in Kitsilano for you. And hey, they can all be enjoyed solo, too. Read more…

Shop your hood: 35 romantic Valentine’s Day gifts from West 4th

Screen Shot 2016-02-11 at 8.00.50 AMReady to spoil your loved ones? The shops West 4th Ave are full of love (and local). From a romantic Miles Davis jazz album to a pink striped picnic blanket, here are 35 ways to show someone you care, all available in Kits. Read more…

Cupcakes on Broadway launches lovebug cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

Image: @originalcupcake

Image: @originalcupcake

If you’re looking for a sweet, goofy, inexpensive Valentine for a friend or a family member, check out the lovebug cupcakes at the incredibly successful Cupcakes on Broadway. They’re sure to make someone you care about smile.

2887 West Broadway, www.originalcupcakes.com

Kitsilano’s Bon Macaron releases special Valentine’s Day collection

Image: Bon Macaron

Image: Bon Macaron

Get one for yourself. Get one for a friend. Bon Macaron Patisserie has released their 2016 Valentine’s Collection, consisting of 5 specialty flavours with unique designs. The macarons are available in a pretty gift box that has room for the entire collection, plus two extra macarons of your choice. Specialty macarons are:

Cinnamon Heart – A white macaron decorated with tiny candy hearts.
Kir Royal – A deep pink cassis macaron flecked with gold.
Mon Cheri (chocolate and cherry) – An adorable macaron based on the ‘heart eyes’ emoji.
Rose – A bright red macaron sculpted to look like a rose.
Passion Fruit – Mini-macarons in the shape of hearts, X’s and O’s Read more…

6 free BC Family Day events in and around Kitsilano

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This year, B.C. Family Day is on Monday, February 8. The weather forecast is looking good, so if you’re looking for fun things to do with your family we’ve found six great free events in and around Kitsilano. Read more…

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…

Last call for Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Image: Terra Breads

Image: Terra Breads

Time is running out for Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival 2016. If you have a sweet tooth, act fast. You can still sip delicious hot chocolate-themed creations and all their decadent accessories now through February 14 at participating Vancouver cafes. There are 25 “chocstars” serving 59 different flavours of hot chocolate.

In Kitsilano, we’re spoiled for choice. Chocolate Arts, Terra Breads, Thomas Haas, and  49th Parallel Coffee + Lucky’s Doughnuts are participating in the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival.

Details on Kitsilano hot chocolate menus below. Read more…