The GOODS from Beachside Forno
West Vancouver, BC | Well suited to a variety of different growing regions around the world, and known for their nuanced and delicate nature, wine varietals Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir are worth getting to know. Join us at Beachside Forno on Tuesday, October 4th (6:30pm) for an evening of wine exploration, food and fun. Led by wine guru, Kurtis Kolt, enjoy a four-course dinner matched with five of the most interesting wine varietals going. Paired with the inspired cuisine of Beachside Forno’s vibrant new Executive Chef, Jason Harris, this is sure to be a delightfully delicious learning experience. Read more
The GOODS from Fishworks
North Vancouver, BC | Stile Wines and Fishworks Restaurant in North Vancouver are very pleased to present ‘An Evening in Northern Italy’, a six-course wine pairing dinner featuring the wines from two exceptional northern Italian producers – Di Lenardo Vineyards from Friuli, and Tedeschi Winery from The Veneto. Wines will be introduced by Serge Leveque of the Longo & Sincini Group, which manages exports for a conglomerate of fine Italian wineries. Details after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Beachside Forno
West Vancouver, BC | Spend the evening at Beachside Forno for another fun, food and wine-fuelled evening. The second in a series of summer wine evenings designed and led by Vancouver’s affable and charming wine luminary, Kurtis Kolt, Beachside invites you to get to “know your neighbours.”
On Tuesday, July 26, at 6:30 pm, guests are invited to join us for a 5-course dinner paired to the wines of our talented North Shore neighbours. Featuring Haywire Winery, Tantalus Vineyards and Painted Rock Vineyards, get to know a few of the proprietors that are putting BC wines on the map. Details after the jump… Read more
The award-winning Harmony Arts Festival presented by Odlum Brown Ltd is back on the immediate horizon. 2011 marks the 21st anniversary of the lively summer festival along West Vancouver’s waterfront. We’ve checked it out year after year, and it keeps getting better. Here are our picks for six key events that shouldn’t be missed… Read more
Reader “S.K.” | West towards Lighthouse Park | West Vancouver, BC | 2:37pm | SHARE YOUR VIEW
We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows.Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach in high summer, we’re always stoked to see what you see from home, work or while on the road. Some of our all-time favourite reader submissions below… Read more
The GOODS from Beachside Forno
West Vancouver, BC | Beachside Forno is hosting a fun, food and wine-fuelled evening on June 27th. Designed and led by Vancouver’s affable and charming wine luminary, Kurtis Kolt, the night – “Spring into Summer” – will be an enjoyable, casual celebration of summery wines and matching food pairings…with a twist. Read more
The next Pecha Kucha Night will revolve around the theme of Modernist architecture on the West Coast. The good folks at Cause + Affect have gathered an impressive line-up of speakers from varying backgrounds to share their stories about how our immediate geography has separated us from our colleagues down South with globally influential work that continues to define us to this day. One of those speakers will be West Vancouver’s Mayor, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones (a very smart choice).
Born and raised in West Vancouver, Pam (her worship?) is intimately familiar with some of the most amazing examples of West Coast Modernist architecture in BC and has an affinity for the natural settings that have inspired the style. She’s a very busy woman, but we were lucky enough to catch up with her…
Three things about Lower Caulfield that make you want to live there: Close to the beach, it’s like living in a park, great neighbours.
Architectural style that you most identify with: Cottage – of any era, any style, any country.
Three words that describe the vibe of your current living space: Simple, light-filled, 1927.
Favourite example of West Coast Modernist architecture in your neighbourhood? Actually, it’s the neighbourhood itself – very natural, designed by the early 20th century visionary, Frances Caulfeild, who put the public realm first.
What do you think it is about the spirit of the West Coast that fuels such distinctive architecture: The overwhelming force and beauty of our natural setting and living simply and openly in that context.
A secret about West Vancouver in the summer: It’s really quiet.
What inspires you? New ideas and contradictory ideas that can co-exist. Read more
Camille Mitchell is an award-winning stage and television actress who was born in Los Angeles and raised in Canada. She makes her home in Vancouver now. Her most notable television character might be that of Sheriff Nancy Adams on Smallville, but on stage she’s currently owning the complex, archetypal “cougar” role of Mrs. Robinson in the Arts Club Theatre Company’s production of The Graduate.
Three things about West Vancouver that make you want to live there: Peaceful, pastoral with great espressos nearby.
The thing that you eat that is bad for you that you will never stop eating: Store-bought vanilla birthday cake.
Last time a work of art stopped you in your tracks: Woman Waiting by Joy Zemel Long. [look]
All-time favourite play: Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
If you could perform on any stage in the world, which would you choose? Karnak Playhouse, Queensland, Australia. [see]
What has been your favourite role to date? Titania in Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Robin Phillips.
Tell us your pre-curtain rituals: Go over script, meditate, vocal warm-up, coffee, make-up, costume, go!
Favourite Vancouver bridge: Lions Gate.
Best Vancouver patio: Saltaire.
One thing you’d like to change about Vancouver: Fewer gray days, s.v.p.
Favourite place to see live music: Backstage Lounge, Arts Club, Granville Island.
Cheap place for dinner: Vera’s Burgers.
Last place travelled: New Mexico.
Biggest fear: Falling.
Favourite Mr. Robinson line - “Benjamin, I’m beginning to think sleeping with younger men has its disadvantages.”
Vancouver green space you most often make a break for: Ambleside Dog Walk.
Best sneaker in the world: Sketchers.
Your ancestry: The Ish Tribe – Irish, Amish, Jewish.
Under what circumstances would you join the army: If Canada was invaded.
Your paternal grandfather’s personal story: Pennsylvania Dutch, minister who gave all proceeds back to his parish, father of 7, promoted labour reform.
Aspects of Mrs. Robinson’s character that you might want to hold on to: Taking time to put on nail polish and (most important) the time to let it dry.
Dumbest purchase ever: Above-ground swimming pool for my son and his friends in kindergarten (a friend commented, “We all have our lapses of taste…”).
What are you proud of: The times I’ve been able to actually forgive.
The thing that makes you the angriest: Deliberate cruelty. Read more
The GOODS from Fraîche
West Vancouver, BC | One of West Vancouver’s most popular dining rooms is about to get a new infusion of flavour from up-and-coming chef, Jefferson Alvarez. Following outstanding reviews of his menus at Divino Wine Bar in Vancouver magazine, Nuvo magazine and the Globe and Mail, Alvarez has packed up his knives and headed to the hills of West Vancouver to share his magic with a new audience. Read more
Reader “A.R.” | Mt. Seymour from Deep Cove | North Vancouver, BC | 4:30pm | SHARE YOUR VIEW
We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader’s windows. Whether it’s a back alley in the fall or a sandy beach in high summer, we’re always stoked to see what you see from home, work or the road. Some of our all-time favourite reader submissions after the jump… Read more
Your Australian brethren have graduated from putting their faces on the backs of buses. Your move…
Cue the snow. February can be such a tease…