Aug 1, 2023
We Want to Toast the Sweet Days of Summer with a Crisp Cold Pour of ‘The Riesling Project’
When an award-winning chef teams up with three BC wine world heavyweights to produce wine, we definitely want in on a bottle.
May 8, 2023
Four Food + Foraging Related Publications to Get Your Hands On This Spring
BC is bountiful with wild ingredients. How to find them requires a bit of guidance and skill; how to honour and make the most of them is another thing altogether...The authors of the titles included here have worked hard to cultivate, master and share their respective knowledge between two hard covers.
Feb 15, 2023
How to Secure Your Local Produce Summer Supply Right Now
Not only is a CSA subscription a great way to get your home cooking and eating in sync with the seasons, it’s also the easiest and most direct way of contributing to a sustainable local food system. AND it makes for happy farmers, which is always a good thing!
Dec 21, 2022
We Want to Hide Out in This Nifty Bowen Island Airstream Trailer, Indefinitely
Vancouver-based photographer Ryan Voigt takes a trip a trip to Bowen Island to explore the new Wildernest Airstream trailer retreat.
Nov 28, 2022
The New Mitsi Notame ‘Portal Tote’ Just Went to the Top of Our Wish List
Leading up to the release of the new style, we caught up with its designer and creator, Robert Andow. Read our short Q&A with Andow, and be sure to swing by 'The Local Gift Edit' market to catch him and his bags in-person, Dec. 2-4.
Nov 9, 2022
We Can’t Wait to Count the Days with a Sons of Vancouver ‘2022 Whisky Advent Calendar’
This much-anticipated seasonal release from the North Van distillery is making December look better already...
Oct 31, 2022
We Found the Perfect ‘Odd’ Bottle to Replenish Our Liquor Cabinet With This Season
The first release in Odd Society Spirits' new Community Collaboration Series marries several of our favourite things: whisky, craft, collaboration and...mushrooms.
Oct 20, 2022
We Want to Make Our Skin Happy with Sunja Link’s New House Brand of Skincare Products
Link's ethos, aesthetic, and attitude towards self care have always spoken to us...so the minute the announcement of her house brand came into our inbox we were already sold.
Feb 22, 2022
COOL THINGS WE WANT // To Get Sorted Out With These Japanese Food Sample Containers
These nifty stainless steel containers from renown manufacturing town, Tsubamesanjo, Niigata Prefecture, actually have us excited to get organized.
Nov 15, 2021
We Want This Ingenious Japanese Toilet-Sink Hybrid
Over a half-century after its inception, why aren't all Vancouver apartment bathrooms (at the very least) equipped with one of these space- and water-saving models?
Nov 8, 2021
COOL THINGS WE WANT // A Pair of Peated Whiskies from Odd Society Spirits
Count on the East Van distillery to keep our liquor cabinet well-stocked with irresistible - almost illicitly so - and out-of-the-ordinary bottles of booze.
Nov 4, 2021
COOL THINGS WE WANT // Pacific Rhythm’s ‘Sipping Wine Feeling Fine!’ T-Shirt
Meet our new favourite t-shirt, designed by the local record label in conjunction with Open Ferment Natural Wine Fair's first event.
Oct 25, 2021
COOL THINGS WE WANT // To Warm Up With a Sons of Vancouver ‘2021 Whisky Advent Calendar’
Each calendar includes two dozen miniature bottles of cask strength whiskies and liqueurs - the gray and rainy days are about to get a lot more interesting!
Oct 6, 2021
COOL THINGS WE WANT // To Kick Off Our Weekends With a Stack of Smiling Carbs
Who wouldn't appreciate having their brunch grinning back at them, courtesy of Takashi Murakami's new Flower Pancake Pan designs?
Sep 28, 2021
COOL THINGS WE WANT // A Punchy New Quilted Fanny Bag from ‘Never Ending Weekend’
The Victoria based woman-run business makes covetable designs - like this cozy little crossbody one - that are also West-Coast-weatherproof.
Aug 4, 2021
COOL THINGS WE WANT // This Coffee Mug Celebrating an East Van Institution
Long a fixture of the neighbourhood, the Mr. Mattress store at Clark & Venables is celebrated by fans at a nearby gallery.
Aug 2, 2021
We Want to Relax in This Golden Bath That Rolls Out the Window Into Nature
At the hotel Auberge aux 4 Vents in Fribourg, Switzerland, guests of a particular room can enjoy a unique experience.
Jul 28, 2021
COOL THINGS WE WANT // This Super Sweet Hives for Humanity Summer Picnic Basket
The spread includes all the standard fixings for creating your own lovely little cheese board loaded with local deliciousness.
Jul 15, 2021
We Want This Hugely Unnecessary ‘Mon Oncle’ Briefcase BBQ
A gimmick, to be sure, but the size and form factor are ideal for our summertime purposes.
Jul 7, 2021
Handmade Championship Chess Sets Are Super Special, and We Want One
Make knights for a championship chess set takes two hours, and fewer than 10 people are trained to make them.
Jun 14, 2021
We Want to Sip Many Drinks from These Diamond-Shaped Glasses and Matching Carafe
These made-in-Amsterdam beauties are cut from mouth-blown crystal glass and can be stood either upright or on their sides.
Jun 4, 2021
We Want a Sixpack of Strathcona Beer Company’s New Colour-Coded Lager
Each can is outfitted with one of a dozen different coloured mascots, which makes it easy to keep track of yours.
May 27, 2021
We Want This Tabletop Bookshelf That Bookmarks Multiple Simultaneous Reads
Made of plywood with built-in lighting, the 'Wisdom Tree' is designed for avid readers who have up to five books going at a time.
May 10, 2021
We Want to Luxuriate in These New ‘Sangre De Fruta’ Inspired Spa Treatments
While searching for original and escapist ways to take care of our personal wellness (and sanity), we could think of nothing more indulgent than putting in a bit of time at the spa.
May 6, 2021
Strange Fellows’ New ‘Stranger’ Canned Wines are Picnic Perfect
The wines - released tomorrow - are very palatable, and I wouldn't hesitate to make room for them in either my picnic basket or camp kit.
May 4, 2021
We Want a Set of These Titanium Chopstick Nunchucks
Chained together and partly collapsed for when stored or on the move, this tool is perfect from a camp cooking perspective.
Apr 28, 2021
We Want This Octopus-Shaped Wine Decanter
Chicago glass blower Josh DeWall handcrafts decanters that are likely just as much a joy to fill as they are to empty.
Apr 27, 2021
We Want Some Summer in a Bottle From Vancouver’s Own Penny Frances Apothecary
The new scents take us to late July strolls through the night gardens of Italian villas and to relaxed California patios...