Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

Last week, we were invited to the Vancouver installment of the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series at Windsor Gallery in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district. The Artisan Series is an annual search to discover the best emerging visual artists from North America. Vancouver served as the premiere stop on the tour. The search is now in its eighth year, with new partner Artsy, an online resource for … Continue reading Discovering Vancouver’s Emerging Artists at Bombay Sapphire x ARTSY Artisan Series

Cause Marketing throughout Pride Vancouver 2017

Every summer, Vancouver holds Pride celebrations throughout Vancouver. Over the years, the annual parade has become more inclusive toward families and love of all kinds. Here are examples of how businesses throughout Downtown Vancouver showed their support during Pride celebrations in Vancouver 2017. Robson Street  [ Rainbow Heart Decals on various corners of sidewalks on Robson Street with #onROBSON and @ROBSONSTREET ] Rocky Mountain Chocolate [ … Continue reading Cause Marketing throughout Pride Vancouver 2017

#SaveTheDude with @RandBBrewing and @eightandahalf

Companies: Collaboration between R&B Brewing and Eight and a Half Cause: The Reclining Figure statue at Dude Chilling Park Year: 2017 While Douglas and I were out this weekend enjoying the unusually balmy weather, we stopped into Denman Beer Wine & Spirits to pick up a few single cans of craft beer. As I was waiting for Douglas to make his choices, I spotted this poster … Continue reading #SaveTheDude with @RandBBrewing and @eightandahalf

Gift Ideas at @OddSpirits

Looking to find a uniquely crafted and designed vodka or spirit made in Vancouver? Make time to visit the distillery and tasting room at Odd Society Spirits on Powell Street in East Vancouver. On our previous visit, Douglas and I opted for a flight to try their in-house Gin, Mongrel, Creme de Cassis, and Vermouth. You may recognize their signature look of their craft vodka … Continue reading Gift Ideas at @OddSpirits

Flavoured Craft Beer Features at VCBW Festival 2017

For the father or friend that prefers flavoured features in their craft brews of beer or cider, here are craft beer gift-themed ideas that caught our eye during the VCBW Festival. Sunday Commute via EVO Douglas and I live near Metrotown in Burnaby, so we walked over and hopped into an EVO as we wanted to smooth trip to the PNE Grounds without worrying about … Continue reading Flavoured Craft Beer Features at VCBW Festival 2017

Gift Ideas for the Craft-Beer Loving Dad from @VCBW’s Opening Night

With 30 taster tickets between Douglas and I, we sampled as many of the featured craft beer releases by the event’s participating local breweries at the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Opening Night at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown. Here are gift ideas for the craft-beer loving dad found at the event, just in time for Father’s Day. Andina Brewing Company Among all the growler … Continue reading Gift Ideas for the Craft-Beer Loving Dad from @VCBW’s Opening Night

Upcoming @VCBW 2017 Celebrations – May 26 to June 4

For a last-minute birthday gift idea, why not take the craft-beer lover in your life to one of the many festivities during the annual Vancouver Craft Beer Week? Signature VCBW events are taking place at a variety of venues throughout the week with festivities culminating at the historic PNE fairgrounds on June 3 and 4 featuring live music, food, art, and 100 craft breweries and … Continue reading Upcoming @VCBW 2017 Celebrations – May 26 to June 4

Throwback to Tea time at @Neverlandtea

I hope you had a wonderful long Victoria Day weekend! Did you know that the two busiest weekends for the BC Ferries in a calendar year are usually May’s Victoria Day long weekend and September’s Labour Day long weekend? Perhaps it’s because most people like to travel back and forth from Vancouver Island to the Mainland during warm weather, eh? This long weekend, Douglas and I … Continue reading Throwback to Tea time at @Neverlandtea

New Music Tuesdays supporting Saint James Music Academy at @tacofinoVAN by @BeatRouteBC

Company: Tacofino, Beat Route BC Cause: James Music Academy After-School Program Year: 2017 Looking for a date night idea with great food, music and where proceeds go to help a local cause? Starting from May 2nd, 2017, there will be New Music Tuesdays organized by BeatRoute Magazine at Tacofino Hastings (at 2327 E Hastings St in Vancouver, near Nanaimo Street). From 5PM to 10PM, there will be taco … Continue reading New Music Tuesdays supporting Saint James Music Academy at @tacofinoVAN by @BeatRouteBC

Salon-Pampering Gift Ideas

Looking to give your mom some luxury “me-time” for Mother’s Day or any other special occasion? Why not book an experience in a local salon? Here are my picks based on past experiences at salons in Vancouver, Canada. $$ – $$$ Suki’s Salon / Spa / Academy Looking to give your mom a hair makeover? Pick up a gift card to visit one of the … Continue reading Salon-Pampering Gift Ideas