All That Colourful Art on the Walls at ‘The Magnet’ Is Not What It Seems…

Downtown's beer-forward restaurant is a trove of quirky details from bar to bathroom. Here's a cool thing to look out for...

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Beer Brief Vol. 35

11 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 34

12 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

You Need To Try This

Vancouver’s Best Breads, Mapped

27 Places

We spent many days over the last month revisiting our favourite Vancouver bakeries and cafes to pick out worthy loaves...

On Soaring Inspirations and Grounding Words of Advice With Artist Tara Lee Bennett

With her personal art practice, the co-founder of THRIVE Art Studio hones in on the beautiful and non-trivial minutiae of life...

Deciphering Disembodied Hands and Symbolic Birds With Local Artist Meg Keetley

The local artist-slash-activist explains the themes and ideas inspiring her artwork in this short but in-depth interview.

Getting ‘Beastly’ With Local Artist Paige Bowman

Get up close with some of Paige's creatures by heading to the Slice of Life Gallery's Holiday Market, happening daily until December 15.

Five Reasons We’re Looking Forward to the Second Coming of Krampusmarkt

We can't wait for the 'Oddly Exquisite Kristmas Market' collaboration between OH Studios and Strange Fellows, December 6 - 8th!

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Beer Brief, Vol. 33

14 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

How One Self-Care Ritual Blossomed Into a Unique Local Business for Reiko Katayama

Katayama's beautiful WA MOGA 29 floral creations will be available at the Got Craft? Holiday Market, December 7-8.

23 Super Sure Things to Get the Local Wine Lover on Your Christmas List…

Skip the long haul trip to wine country; it's pretty sleepy this time of year and most of the Wine Club wines are exclusive to members anyways.

Defeating Winter’s Monotony With a Chilled Out Visit to Sunja Link’s Body Shoppe

Feel uneasy getting fawned over in extravagant settings? Try this understated spa treatment room with a humble vibe...

Krampusmarkt to Bring ‘Oddly Exquisite’ Offerings to East Van, December 6-8

The season's most deviant holiday craft fair and celebration is making its second coming at Strange Fellows Brewing.

On Funny Fruit and Inspirational Bus Rides With Local Artist, Hiller Goodspeed

Through comical anecdotes, clever observations and personal moments of unfiltered introspection, Goodspeed's quirky illustrations draw us in.

Getting Playful with Visiting Artist and Colourful Rebel, Frances Hahn

Frances is one of 30 participants in the 2nd Annual Krampusmarkt, happening at Strange Fellows Brewing on December 7th and 8th.

Heads Up

An Eating & Drinking Guide to the 23rd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

39 Places

We've mapped out some great place that will keep your energy up while exploring all the galleries and studios of East Van.

On Being a Crafty Kid and Painting Positivity With Local Artist Courtney Presber

Courtney talks about tackling her own climate change anxiety and advocating for a liveable planet, one hand-painted t-shirt at a time.

Vancouverites

On Drawing the Dark and Winding Path of Life with Local Artist Jamie Smith

Jamie's new "Collections" series of illustrations will be on display to the public during this year's Eastside Culture Crawl, November 14-17th.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 32

11 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

New Brick and Mortar Location of ‘Itsumo’ Now Open in Mount Pleasant

From textiles and tea accessories to writing and cooking tools, everything that's available in this store has a higher purpose.

The Curve

How to Get Hooked on Fermentation With Chef Brad Hendrickson

From mustard to miso, the man behind Biota Fermentation shares his fermentation addiction.

Getting Olfactory With Local Artist and Perfumer, Megan Hepburn

You can sniff out the creator of Cracher dans la soupe Parfum at three Vancouver craft fairs this November and December.

In Conversation With Karen McAthy, Chef and Founder of Blue Heron Creamery

Topics of conversation in this Big Inteview include tasting grass, tinkering with bacteria, and the politics of food.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 31

24 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Playing Botanical Matchmaker With Local Artist and Plant Enthusiast, Fiona Chan

The co-founder of Mobil Art School match-makes aroids with their counterparts and advises on how to maintain thriving plant relationships.

Eight Questions With Local Artist Elizabeth Zvonar

We recently posed a short list of questions to the local creative in hopes of getting a glimpse into her artfully rearranged universe.

We Want to See the Creepy, Comedic Play ‘Kuroko’ When it Premieres Next Month

We're feeling mighty inspired to see Tetsuro Shigematsu's new play in East Van (November 6-17th).

Sunja Link Details the Best Ways to Face the Winter Months Ahead (Literally)

The Main Street designer and businesswoman recommends her favourite local products to invest in this season.