Written by Courtney Chu, February 09th, 2015 |Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Restaurant Specials in Kits
Image: Flickr user Salvadonica Borgo del Chianti
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the restaurants in Kitsilano are pulling out all the stops to make sure you and your special someone have a romantic day. These delicious eateries have lovingly crafted specially priced Valentine’s Day menus guaranteed to get things cooking between you and your date.
So whether you’re celebrating with your main squeeze or your best pal, reserve early, cozy up together and enjoy a good meal! Read more…
Written by Lisa, February 05th, 2015 |Comments Off on Free Family Fun this Long Weekend in Kits
Meet one of the 100 free-flying birds at the Bloedel Conservatory. Image Credit: Vandusengarden.org
This weekend is a long weekend due to that newish Family Day statutory holiday on Monday, February 9th. There are lots of free or almost free events happening nearby to make the most of a likely rainy few days. Check out the Winter Wander event in our Kitsilano neighbourhood, the Robson Square Ice Rink will be offering free skating with free skate rentals, plus we have a host of other activities listed below. Have fun!
Written by Kitsilano.ca staff, February 05th, 2015 |Comments Off on Lululemon’s Chip Wilson Quits Board and Puts Energy Toward Wife/Son Cashmere Start-Up
Chip and Shannon. Image: Wikipedia Commons
He still owns 13.85% of the company but Vancouver, and more specifically Kitsilano, bigshot Chip Wilson has left the board at Lululemon. After the heinous public gaffes concerning women’s bodies and some other rather tedious corporate drama, Wilson is out. The last straw, as it turns out, concerns a product he refers to as Technical Cashmere, the brainchild of Wilson’s wife (former Lululemon designer) Shannon. Wilson tried to introduce it to Lululemon unsuccessfully. Instead, Shannon and Wilson’s son J.J. are using the fabric as the core textile for their new label: contemporary luxury brand Kit and Ace. At the moment, Kit and Ace has seven stores in Canada and New York.
The name Kit and Ace has an embarrassing backstory we’d like to share. Because it made us chuckle. According to the NYTimes: Read more…
Written by Lisa, February 03rd, 2015 |Comments Off on 5 Best Southeast Asian Restaurants in Kits
Thai fusion at Maenam. Image credit: Maenam.ca
We at Kitsilano.ca are always on the lookout for that close-to-authentic and addictively delicious Pad Thai – a stir-fried noodle street-food dish that’s hugely popular in Thailand. Having yet to find it in our neighbourhood, here are 5 Southeast Asian restaurants in Kits that do many other dishes of that region wonderfully well.
Written by Kitsilano.ca staff, February 01st, 2015 |Comments Off on How Kitsilano.ca Became a Blog – Q&A With Founder Rob Lewis
Rob Lewis. Kitsilano.ca founder
Today is our 10 year anniversary. Feel free to make some noise.
Most people don’t know how the Kitsilano.ca blog began or what its purpose is. We are not the neighbourhood BIA. We are a simple community blog. Our goal is to cover the neighbourhood beat. We do so thanks to many talented volunteer contributors who share their tips and experiences from all walks of Kitsilano life.
When it all began, February 1, 2005, there were only a couple of guys who needed beer money. Meet Rob Lewis: the guy who founded Kitsilano.ca.
Written by Kitsilano.ca staff, February 01st, 2015 |Comments Off on 10 Things We Love/Don’t Love About Kits
Image: Wikipedia Commons
Every romance has its foibles. In honour of our 10 year anniversary today, February 1, we’ve collected a list of 10 things we love and really don’t love about living in Kitsilano. All of our Kitsilano.ca bloggers have pitched in. Read more…
Written by Kitsilano.ca staff, February 01st, 2015 |Comments Off on Where to Watch Super Bowl XLIX in Kitsilano?
This is it. It’s down to one game. Super Bowl XLIX takes place this Sunday, February 1. So where are you going to watch the Seahawks take on the Patriots?
Even if you really like your couch, the beery, brunch-y camaraderie of a pub full of roaring fans adds an undeniable thrill. Pub viewing also gives you the chance to debate the merits of Super Bowl commercials with a stranger.
Here are a few places to watch Super Bowl XLIX in Kitsilano. Tell us where you’re going to watch by commenting below!Read more…
Written by Kitsilano.ca staff, January 29th, 2015 |4 Comments »
The Naam. Image: Ruth Hartnup
Guess what? Kitsilano.ca’s 10 year anniversary is coming up February 1. We’re doing a series of anniversary posts over the next few days to celebrate our history in the Kitsilano community. We started with a look at the Then and Now Kitsilano photo series . Our second anniversary post is “10 Businesses in Kits That Are Older Than 10.”
This post is dedicated to the other grizzled oldtimers in Kits who predate yoga pants (okay fine, Lululemon was founded in 1998), we meant predate Whole Foods (2007) and have made our borough a better place for over a decade.