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SOMETHING TO POUT ABOUT

May 31st, 2011


MAY 31ST, 2011

SOMETHING TO POUT ABOUT

What’s not to love about a product that’s a balm, a lipstick and a gloss all in one, is organic, comes in a slick little package and calls Vancouver its home?

Sounds almost too good to be true but, rest assured, it does exist. Meet ILIA. Born out of a dream for absolute product purity, ILIA gathers the best from the natural world and the world of ...

WHAT A HOOT!

May 30th, 2011


MAY 30TH, 2011

WHAT A HOOT!

You know what live music venues in this city have been lacking? Dumplings.

Until now. The Electric Owl has just opened in the space that once housed Main Street’s American Hotel. And it is virtually unrecognizable. The 8,000-square-foot venue is home to an izakaya-style restaurant, sake bar, and cold beer and wine shop. But that’s not all. The space centres ...

Here's the Plan: San Fran!

May 29th, 2011

APRIL 29TH, 2011

Here's the Plan: San Fran!

The City by the Bay is the ultimate big-city-boho getaway.

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In a city revered for its restaurant scene, new spots better be ready to play with the big boys. Flour + Water serves up rustic Italian fare (Neapolitan pizzas and homemade pastas) in a hip industrial setting. The menu was so fantastic we opted to try several d ...

BABY IN THE CITY

May 28th, 2011

MAY 28TH, 2011

BABY IN THE CITY

In many hip 'hoods, it's easier to buy a crystal-studded chihuahua collar than a sippy cup.

New boutique Saf & Benjamin, opened by a Vancouver mom frustrated by the lack of baby and kid goods available in her Yaletown neighbourhood, stocks a fantastic—and practical—selection of Tawna Hill natural skin care products and pieces from Canadian lines, like Mini M ...

HAIL TO THE CHEF

May 27th, 2011

MAY 27TH, 2011

HAIL TO THE CHEF

Now that chef David Hawksworth is back in the kitchen, it’s a whole different culinary ballgame.

The highly anticipated and newly opened Hawksworth creates playful, elegant and delicate dishes, presented in the most beautiful manner. The Foie Gras Parfait ($20) with sculptural cotton candy and the Dungeness Crab Salad ($18) with intricate lemon foam, other t ...

IT'S A HAIRLESS AFFAIR

May 26th, 2011

MAY 26TH, 2011

IT'S A HAIRLESS AFFAIR

Let’s not deny we are all secretly obsessed with French women’s beauty rituals, so here’s another one to try: hard wax hair removal. This involves applying a hot wax to the skin and removing it without a strip. Best part, it is more gentle than strip wax, which is never a bad thing for those delicate bikini areas. Ask for Lynn at Elan Beauty, 922 W. Bro ...

FREE RUN & FAST STYLE WITH NIKE

May 26th, 2011

MAY 26, 2011

FREE RUN & FAST STYLE WITH NIKE

Pounding the pavement requires some serious sole support.

Nike Free Run+ 2 Women’s Running Shoe is designed to maximize the foot’s natural range of motion while protecting and cushioning the foot for a smooth ride. Trust us, this is something your high heels will never do.

Designed to keep the foot in place without restricting movement, the Nik ...

STOP YOUR BRAIN DRAIN

May 25th, 2011

MAY 25TH, 2011

STOP YOUR BRAIN DRAIN

Remember when you could pick up a phone and dial a number from memory? Or calculate a tip without help from your smartphone?

Nognz, the new brain fitness store, is working on helping us regain those skills. The concept is this: exercise your mind, and you’ll be happier, smarter, and less likely to have dementia in old age. Games, software, and books hel ...

WIN BC’S GREAT VACATION GIVEAWAY

May 24th, 2011

MAY 24, 2011

WIN BC’S GREAT VACATION GIVEAWAY

Enter to WIN* BC's Great Vacation Giveaway, a $20,000 personalized vacation.

Don't miss a moment of summer—take the ultimate road trip with stunning scenic vistas, encounters with wildlife and ancient rainforests or discover the vibrant cities of Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria.

The $20,000 prize can be used to customize your dream vacation, ...

WE'LL GO GRAY ANY DAY

May 24th, 2011

MAY 24TH, 2011

WE'LL GO GRAY ANY DAY

Move over boys, Roden Gray has added xx to its already-stellar xymix.

Fresh on the floor is Roden Gray’s debut womenswear collection, featuring some of our favourite luxury basics from brands like Acne,Theyskens' Theory and Alexander Wang.

For our dream summer outfit, we’re thinking Theyskens' Theory purple ‘Blogo’ blouse ($250) paired with Acne chambr ...

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