Meet the Thrifty Duo Behind Chinatown’s New ‘Kool Thing Vintage’

Readers beware! This long read Q & A with a pair of vintage vets contains content that will inspire some mega thrift shopping!

Talking Roadside Whisky and Wild Elegance with Goodbeast’s Jesse Bromm

Track the designer down at the Maritime Labour Centre on December 8/9 for the annual Got Craft? Holiday Edition market.

Five Reasons To Check Out ‘Got Craft’

Vancouver's largest indie craft fair returns to the Maritime Centre from December 8th & 9th, and we've got our eyes on a few things!

On Insider Shopping and How Tea Solves Everything With the Boss at Eastside Flea

We caught up with Alberta Randall during the silly season to talk about - among a great many other things - her journey so far...

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Beer Brief Vol. 12

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A succinct, bulleted briefing on local beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

On the Future of Sustainable Fashion with Vancouverite Sam Lau of Hecho & Co.

In this long-form Q&A, we get to know a local creative whose sustainable and ethically-sourced textiles go to the fibre of her being.

The Craftswoman Behind ‘Henderson Dry Goods’ and ‘Someone Somewhere’

The latest edition of our 'Vancouverites' series is a Q&A with local designer Alex Henderson, who you'll find at TOQUE this weekend.

Five Reasons We’re Stoked for East Van’s Upcoming ‘Krampusmarkt’

Strange Fellows' craft market runs Dec. 6 - 8 and is just the place to score gifts for your more peculiar friends and family members.

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Alex ‘Rhek’ Usow Does The Dishes

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True to form, the local artist and designer went freestyle on The Dishes, taking us on an exceptionally filling city-wide crawl...

On Fashion Flukes and Weirdo Fringe Sports With Emily Heffring

This long form Q & A will introduce you to the talented young woman behind the East Van accessory company, Your Bag of Holding.

Five Reasons to Hit Up the TOQUE Craft Fair This Year

The Western Front's annual fundraising event is our go-to place to scoop up holiday goodies from some of Vancouver's best makers, and it's happening November 30th to December 2nd.

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40 Delicious Places to Eat & Drink During the Eastside Culture Crawl

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We’ve mapped out our list of suggestions for satisfying your hunger and thirst while feasting your eyes on art this November 15th to 18th.

‘Swine Out Vancouver’ Bringing All Things Pork & Beer to Heritage Hall on Nov. 19

Nine local chefs and six breweries are getting set to showcase their love of pork in support of a great cause. Mmm, bacon...

Sunja Link Body Shoppe Concept Store Opens Today on Main Street

The shelves are stocked with Link's own line, plus all manner of hand-picked, unique and ethical goodies for your home and body.

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Beer Brief Vol. 11

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A succinct, bulleted briefing on beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

Vancouver Podcast Festival Set to Get People Talking at Venues Across Vancouver

The inaugural event includes a 3 day roster heavy on all things crime-related, plus an array of niche topics from hip hop to Harry Potter.

Massive Consignment Warehouse Sale Going Down in Strathcona This Week

On November 2 and 3, the beautiful Werklab space will be transformed into an epic clothing shopping experience.

Local Architect Susan Scott on Building Balsa Spitfires and a Better Vancouver

This wide-ranging interview with one half of local firm Scott & Scott covers design both big and small, and life at large in Vancouver.

We Want To Have Fun Finding Our Selves With the Locally Made ‘Inquest’ Card Deck

There's no question that this beautiful, tarot-inspired deck is just what we need to help us answer all of our big life questions...

Ballet BC’s New Season Kicks Off With Three Ballets at November’s Start

The ballets include two World Premieres and one first-time Canadian performance, and feature a range of styles and artistic choices.

We Want This Layered Wooden Wreath From Henderson Dry Goods

This year we're swapping the traditional pine option for this artsy, mess-free creation by local maker, Alex Henderson.

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Food & Beverage Industry Activist Ashtin Berry to Host Two Events in Vancouver

Regardless of your industry and work environment, we think everyone can benefit by attending this seminar and workshop, on October 28th and 29th.

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Beer Brief Vol. 10

10 Places

A succinct, bulleted briefing on beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling and tasting pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

What the Backcountry Brewing Crew Listen to Keep the Good Times Going

The Squamish team were positively amped to share their top three tunes for blasting in the brewery before, during and after hours.

‘Propellor’ Designer Toby Barratt on Coffee Rituals and Making Collaboration Work

In this expansive interview we get to know a Vancouverite who's been helping to breathe fresh life into BC design.

We’re Heading to Squamish Next Month So We Can Hibernate in These Beauties

The independent, Canadian and female-owned "Flax Sleep" linens company is really making us want to slip back into bed.

How a Shared Love of Hawaiian Food is Making Vancouver Taste a Little Better

Feel the sunshine in this in-depth interview with Tess and Tom, the duo behind Hawaiian food and hospitality company, Hanai Family Table.

The Musical Appetites of Local Doughnut Whisperer Aaron Surman

The chef at Lucky's Doughnuts fills us in (get it?) on the three records that really anchor his taste in music.