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Be a ‘Local Tourist’ at Kid Sister’s One-Day-Only Pop Up Market, Dec. 10

So great: Local Tourist Pop Up model, Max Tamoto’s grandma

We like Kid Sister Skin Care – a lot. Not just because their products are great, but also because Kid Sister’s owner, Max Tamoto, is a creative, inspired and community-minded talent who does neat stuff. Case in point: Tamoto’s upcoming Local Tourist Pop Up.

To celebrate Kid Sister’s first anniversary, Tamoto has rounded up a crew of like-minded small businesses for a one day shopping event at Strathcona’s Picnics Studio. Get your hands on lush skincare, candles, bath salts (and other bath-related potions), as well as ceramics, artwork and jewellery.

The line up is not only all local, but also super cool. Don’t just take our word for it though – check out the list of vendors below:

Kid Sister Skincare
Jeumont Skin
Ripple and Rise
Shayelily Jewelry
Amara Blue Designs
Teahouse Candle
Salty Beach Bath Co
Grounded By GG
Peachi Summer
Daisy Browns Ceramics
Yes! Dog Treats

The Local Tourist Pop Up is taking place at 881 East Hastings Street this Saturday, December 10th, from 11am to 6pm. Admission is free (and dogs are welcome too) but you can RSVP in advance here.

Picnics Studio
Neighbourhood: Strathcona
881 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Y1

Wellness in Whistler: A Weekend Dive into Nourish

The Nourish Wellness Festival is on in Whistler until Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of some highlights happening over the remaining weeks of the festival, along with our personal suggestions of where and how to flesh out your visit with extra good eats and activities.

Join Cafe Medina for Their One-Night-Only ‘Summer Crush’ Beer Dinner, June 13th

Although still a week out from Summer's 'official' advent, we think that there's certainly no harm done getting an early start calibrating yourself to the season by reacquainting your palate and stomach with some of its best flavours and ingredients.

New VIFF Series Celebrates a Vancouver Architecture Legend on the Big Screen

Curious to learn more about the correlation between film and our city's most famous figure in architecture? Get your answers by attending as many of the Erickson on Film programs as you can finagle.

Head to East Van for Some Community-Minded DIY Fun and Discussion, June 9th

For one-evening only, the James Black Gallery is hosting Vancouver-based art/community collective, Anartchists, for a punk-as-f*uck zine-making workshop in support of Palestine. You should definitely go!