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Beach Blanket Bingo

June 30th, 2009

JUNE 30TH, 2009

Beach Blanket Bingo

Wearing a turtleneck sweater to the beach is no picnic, but staying true to your gallery-hopping self is a snap. Just swaddle yourself in a Works on Whatever artist beach towel.

Created in conjunction with Art Basel Miami every year, the capacious cotton towels feature special works by prominent artists. This year it's Edward Ruscha (pictured), Karen ...

It's a Thai

June 26th, 2009

June 26th, 2009

It's a Thai

When we heard Gastropod was gone, we gasped. But not all nosh is lost. The space remains the same (save for a few minor cosmetic changes) and in its place Maenam has moved in (and it’s just as yummy).

Chef Angus An is still at the helm, but now he’s putting to use his penchant for Thai cuisine that he picked up working with David Thompson at Nahm in Lond ...

12258 AGAR Street, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

June 25th, 2009

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 12258 AGAR Street, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

Located in Crescent Beach, South Surrey BC. Architect designed home by Bob Ferguson. Enjoy a home built with integrity by Builder Ronco Homes. A classic Craftsman style with large porches front and back with lots of soffit overhang for outdoor furniture. Brilliant banks of ...

Ear Rings

June 25th, 2009

June 25th, 2009

Ear Rings

While hands-free headsets can let us take calls and hold shopping bags, they also clash with our Chanel, so we’ve said non merci.

But now that there’s Jawbone Prime, geek is chic and we say oui, s'il vous plaît. With a subtle quilted exterior, the slim headset almost looks like it could be a Lagerfeld creation. There’re also three different earbud sizes ...

Razzma-jazz

June 24th, 2009

June 24th, 2009

Razzma-jazz

With over 400 shows in ten days, pursuing the Vancouver International Jazz Festival program can be as intimidating as trying to play Coltrane’s solo from “Giant Steps,” so here’s our mini guide to good shows:

Genre-bending
If you’re looking for more than old standards, pitch a tent outside Biltmore Cabaret, where the most funky music goes down. Playing ...

Home Grown

June 23rd, 2009

June 23rd, 2009

Home Grown

In the search for eco-consciousness, we suggest you mind your P’s and A’s.

At p+a furniture everything is environmentally minded. The side-project of local interior design firm Penner & Associates, the retail space showcases its in-house furniture line Centro, consisting of a daybed, dining table, stackable headboard and sideboard, and a slew of earth-f ...

Truer Guide

June 22nd, 2009

June 22nd, 2009

Truer Guide

In the gauntlet that is the grocery store, wouldn’t it be nice to take along a guide that’s not swayed by pretty packaging or promises, but gives you the serious skinny not printed on the label?

Enter the GoodGuide. Started by a university professor who, with a little digging, discovered the sunscreen he was slathering on his five-year-old contained a carcin ...

Wizard of Oz

June 19th, 2009

June 19th, 2009

Wizard of Oz

A recipe for preserving children:
1 grass–grown field
Half a dozen children (or more)
Several dogs (if available)
1 stream of pebbles

Into field pour children and dogs, allowing to mix well. Pour stream over pebbles till slightly frothy. When children are nicely brown, cool in a warm bath. Once dry, serve them milk and fresh baked gingerbread.

We found ...

Grapes of No Wrath

June 19th, 2009

June 19th, 2009

Grapes of No Wrath

We’ve got a picnic pick-me-up that won’t incur a $109 fine for drinking in a public place.

Made from varietal grapes from the Napa Valley, Vignette Wine Country Sodas come in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Rosé with added bubbles, but none of the alcohol. We tasted all three and deemed them light, refreshing and ideal for those high school reunions ...

Spin Class

June 17th, 2009

June 17th, 2009

Spin Class

Pop quiz: Name the youngster who won the Gastown Grand Prix (now Tour de Gastown) in 1991

Answer: Lance Armstrong

We learned that little nugget at Velo-City, the latest exhibit on cycling culture at the Museum of Vancouver (formerly Vancouver Museum). On your visit get up close and personal with an arsenal of customized bikes, from a make-out chopper o ...

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