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Nutty Club

July 31st, 2009

JULY 31ST, 2009

Nutty Club

You'll never do cashews in a can again.

Master nut roaster Ayoub's has opened its first North American location where 16 glittering chandeliers light up waist-high copper urns of the freshest, tastiest, premium grade nuts you've munched on these shores.

Try plump cashews from India, perfect pistachios from Iran, and Californian almonds spiced with the compan ...

Steals and Deals

July 31st, 2009
Steals and Deals

Enjoy your weekly dose of vitamin daily steals & deals from our fabulous sponsors. Ready, set, shop!

Bruce Eyewear

Shades of Bruce

The heat must be getting to bruce eyewear: why else would it mark down a fabulous selection of designer sunglasses (think Dior, Gucci, ic! berlin sun and more) at peak sunshine time? Shop now to save up to 40 per cent and score a ma ...

Bench Mark

July 30th, 2009

JULY 30TH, 2009

Bench Mark

We spent a week on the Naramata Bench, sipping, sunning and siesta-ing. Here's the scoop.

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Go for breakfast at The Bench Artisan Food Market (and pick up happy hour snacks for later). The scones, cinnamon buns and coffee are all better than what you'd find in the big city. 368 Vancouver Ave., Penticton, B.C., 250-492-2222, www.thebenchmarket.com

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718 1350 VIDAL Street, Surrey, BC

July 30th, 2009

I just finished uploading this Condo for sale, 718 1350 VIDAL Street, Surrey, BC

Top floor, spectacular panoramic ocean view in a private park like setting below assessed value. Features: 2 bedrooms, w bathrooms, spacious kitchen w/loads of cabinets & counter space, new appliances, new carpeting, laminate flooring in kitchen, foyer & hallway, crown molding, insuite laundry,and la ...

Best of the Fest

July 29th, 2009

JULY 29TH, 2009

Best of the Fest

A few of Vancouver's finest creative-types across the genres of art, comedy and music have forged a brand new four-day festival in clubs across the city to make the middle of August that much hotter. We've scanned the line-up of mostly local talent to help you plan your inaugural Olio Festival experience.

Thursday/Gastown: Start with laughs at The Lamplig ...

Spec-tacular

July 28th, 2009

JULY 28TH, 2009

Spec-tacular

In science class, we learned a prism reflects light. But there's no schooling needed to see that a pair of PRISM glasses reflect well on their wearer.

Drawing inspiration from vintage frames, street style and even architecture, British fashion journalist Anna Laub dreamt up and designed the line of specs. More statement accessory than mere functionality, PRIS ...

14347 24A Ave, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

July 28th, 2009

I just finished uploading this House for sale, 14347 24A Ave, South Surrey White Rock, British Columbia

Woodshire Park, 5 bedroom, 3.5 baths ensuited. Gracious home on a 29,577 sq.ft. lot. Private hedged back gardens, peaceful, landscaped, spacious property with mature hedging. Enjoy massive decks for entertaining and a tree house. This is a 1 acre gross density neighbourhood. Se ...

The Best Defense

July 27th, 2009

JULY 27TH, 2009

The Best Defense

The only thing we know about American football is that Tony Romo dumped Jessica Simpson a day before her birthday. She should have heeded the golden rule of sports: A good offense is the best defense.

That's why we're suiting our skin up with Dermalogica's Solar Defense Booster SPF30. Loaded with vitamins C and E, green tea and grape seed, it's perfect ...

Hot Wheels

July 25th, 2009

JULY 25TH, 2009

Hot Wheels

Don't want to sully the rear window of the ‘Rover?

Yellow hazard triangles are for the Windstar set: you need a stylish script letting everyone know you are ferrying the clan to Montessori.

And when the kids grow up? Baby on Board works just as well to describe your husband.

Baby on Board decals (several fonts available) $12 at Baby Cheeks, Elgin Corners, 1 ...

Five Things We Love About: The Refinery

July 24th, 2009

JULY 24TH, 2009

Five Things We Love About: The Refinery

Granville Street may not be the epitome of refinement, particularly come 12 a.m., but there's a restaurant that overlooks the late night licentiousness that could very well redefine its rep. Herewith, a few things that make The Refinery so fine.

1. The top-to-bottom thought that went into its cool, eco-friendly design, including Kir ...

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