COOL THING WE WANT #462 | The Chocolate Dessert From Portugal That Actually Blooms

COOL THING WE WANT #462 | The Chocolate Dessert From Portugal That Actually Blooms

We’re not all that into gimmicks on the plate, but drama…well that’s another thing entirely. Pastry Chef Joaquim Sousa of Portugal’s Ipsylon Restaurant recently prepped and filmed this “dessert du jour”: a delicate chocolate flower that slowly blooms as cream…

GOODS | The Cinematheque Set To Showcase Films By Swedish Director Ruben Östlund

GOODS | The Cinematheque Set To Showcase Films By Swedish Director Ruben Östlund

The GOODS from The Cinematheque Vancouver, BC | A hit at last year’s VIFF, the squirmingly funny Force Majeure was a breakout word-of-mouth sensation for up-and-coming Swedish director Ruben Östlund. Darkly funny, Östlund’s provocative films examine modern life amid absurd…

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #546 | Inside Cultivate, The Mt. Pleasant Hideaway Dedicated To Tea

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #546 | Inside Cultivate, The Mt. Pleasant Hideaway Dedicated To Tea

by Michelle Sproule | Kicking about on Main Street last weekend I stopped in to check out Cultivate, a new-ish tea bar off 20th. Inside, the concrete floors and single wall of retail shelving convey a simple, almost austere aesthetic…

VANCOUVERITES | 15 Minutes With Jennifer MacKay Of Gastown Retail Icon, “The Block”

VANCOUVERITES | 15 Minutes With Jennifer MacKay Of Gastown Retail Icon, “The Block”

by Grady Mitchell | Every morning Jennifer MacKay walks or bikes from her home in the Fraserhood down to her shop, The Block, which has held down the corner of Homer and West Cordova for almost thirty years. It was…

GOODS | Cavalier Gets Into Spring & Summer Swing Of Things With New Aquamarine Pieces

GOODS | Cavalier Gets Into Spring & Summer Swing Of Things With New Aquamarine Pieces

The GOODS from Cavalier Vancouver, BC | Pale cool blue aquamarines are the birthstone for March, making them the perfect gift for March birthdays or just that something blue on your big day. And with all of this beautiful Spring…

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #535 | A Big Lebowski-Style Evening Of Delicious “Sensory Cinema”

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #535 | A Big Lebowski-Style Evening Of Delicious “Sensory Cinema”

This past Saturday night, our good friends and collaborators over at Here There Studios put on a fantastic evening of food and film with their third (and coolest yet) instalment of “Sensory Cinema”. This time around, their focus was on…

COOL THING WE WANT #461 | Wooden Beer Bottlecap Map Of Beautiful British Columbia

COOL THING WE WANT #461 | Wooden Beer Bottlecap Map Of Beautiful British Columbia

These lovely, laser-cut wooden bottlecap maps were designed in Madison, WI for beer nerds. The company – Beer Cap Maps – makes maps of every major beer-producing state in the Union, plus ones of Great Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, and the…

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #534 | When Stewart & Durbach Took Possession Of The Sardine Can

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #534 | When Stewart & Durbach Took Possession Of The Sardine Can

“Time flies” is a terrible cliche, but it’s nevertheless no end of fascinating to (repeatedly) witness how quickly restaurants become seemingly indispensable facets of their communities. Dating from three years ago this week, these shots show the moment when restaurateurs Chris Stewart…

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #533 | Local Gardeners Watch As CP Rail Workers Destroy Their Plots

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #533 | Local Gardeners Watch As CP Rail Workers Destroy Their Plots

This short film was just put together by our friend Mike Babiarz. In it, he talks to Kitsilano residents about the revered, 25 year old Arbutus Corridor Community Gardens between Cypress and Maple, just as CP Rail was destroying them….

HEADS UP | YVR Photography All-Star Show Set To Benefit The Liberia Pure Honey Project

HEADS UP | YVR Photography All-Star Show Set To Benefit The Liberia Pure Honey Project

by Grady Mitchell | On the evening of Thursday, March 5th, local photographers Andrew Querner and Nich McElroy will open a show they’ve curated in support of a Vancouver NGO, the Universal Outreach Foundation. The UOF began work in Liberia…

GOODS | New West’s River Market Kicks Off 2015 “ONE Prize” Community Grant Program

GOODS | New West’s River Market Kicks Off 2015 “ONE Prize” Community Grant Program

The GOODS from River Market New Westminster, BC | As the fourth year of New West’s ONE Prize community grant program gets underway, it’s clear that it truly is a gift that keeps on giving. Applications are now open for…

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #248 | It Had A Restaurant Staffed By People Over 50

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #248 | It Had A Restaurant Staffed By People Over 50

by Andrew Morrison | I had a nice two-birthday, three-bottle lunch with a couple of friends at Hy’s Encore last week. The server was incredible; a seasoned veteran in the trade but still “new” to Hy’s in that she’d only been…

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