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10 things we love about salt tasting room

July 28th, 2006
  1. Its secretive, Blood Alley entrance in Gastown. Look up for the salt shaker.
  2. The gorgeous, clean, modern design—with a picture window looking onto a whitewashed flophouse.
  3. GM Chris Stearns’ new faux-hawk. Did he get it for his recent stage in the kitchen at Charlie Trotter?
  4. Brilliant and unusual wine selects, like the amazing Italian Feudi di San Gregorio white ($ ...

tofino time

July 27th, 2006

If “trip to Australia” has been on your to-do list since the Sydney Olympics, instead pop out to Tofino this summer for a similar vibe.

sleep

Crystal Cove Beach Resort
Might not compare to the Wick, but it isn’t trying to. Pack a group of you into pet friendly log cabins on Mackenzie Beach—many with private hot tubs—that start at $280 in peak season. There’s a full kitchen, pr ...

indian summer

July 26th, 2006

If you were forced to leave Vancouver, what would you miss most?

The seawall? The mountains? Jericho Beach? Vij’s?

It’s safe to say (and Jamie Oliver concurs) that there is no other restaurant in the world quite like Vij’s.

And soon you can have a little bit of Vij’s wherever you go, as this September marks the release of the restaurant’s first cookbook, Vij’s: Elegant and I ...

dream steam

July 25th, 2006

You’ve finally done it: unearthed that box of summer clothes from storage.

But those linen pants, floaty cotton tunics and feathery tanks are looking like they’ve been rescued from the bottom of a Sally Ann bargain bin.

A major fashion rescue is in order.

But stop: No need to haul everything to the dry cleaner when there’s the Rowenta Steam Master. A favourite of both Martha Stewar ...

heal thyself

July 22nd, 2006

Summer’s here and you’ve already got the razor burn, blading bumps, and surfing scratches to prove it.

But not for long.

Enter Théra Wise, a new Vancouver-based line of all natural healing ointments developed by a team of eastern medicine doctors and cosmetologists.

Its SHO (Skin Healing Ointment) is an anti-bacterial cream made from botanical goodies like organic chamomile and rosehip ...

17409 63A AV, Cloverdale BC

July 22nd, 2006

I just sold this House at 17409 63A AV, Cloverdale BC in the Cloverdale neighborhood.

View this recently sold House or see all my home sales

island hopping

July 21st, 2006

Sadly, we don’t mean Capri to Santorini.

But our good old Granville Island has a host of new culinary destinations that deserve a stop-in, even if your Missoni bikini and massive Dior sunglasses give you away.

Load up on local organics at Spud’s new Public Market kiosk near Terra Breads, then saunter over to the just-opened Edible BC—the Store, where you can buy heat-and-eat meals ...

cinema salon

July 19th, 2006

Okay, so talking at the movies is definitely out. But talking after the movie, that’s allowed. And talking with smart people like Generation X’s Douglas Coupland after the movie, well that’s just plain cool.

The recently built, non-profit Vancouver International Film Centre.

hosts a monthly Cinema Salon, where it invites a high profile person to choose a film that influences them, t ...

strapped for time

July 18th, 2006

Are the fashion police on your trail? Are you convinced that you’re being video-stalked by the hosts of What Not To Wear? OK, bra strap bandit. We’ve got you covered.

Those bra straps peeking out of your racer-back tank just aren’t doing you justice.

Just when you were running out of safety pins (ouch!), in comes the smart young woman from local company Embrace.

She’s invented a clear p ...

mineral magic

July 17th, 2006

We’re all looking for the miracle cream. But miracle make up? Now there’s an idea.

What would you do for a magic powder that gives you a natural, sun kissed glow, protects you from cancer-causing rays, won’t clog pores, is water resistant, anti-aging, healing, anti-bacterial, hypo-allergenic and organic?

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