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A Sneak-Peek of Chambar’s New Location One-Month Before Opening

July 19, 2014 – 9:13 am |

When someone asks for recommendations for fine dining in Vancouver, or a carefully crafted cocktail, more often than not, the award winning Chambar Restaurant in Gastown makes the list.

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EVENT: Vancouver Aquarium After Hours (July 23, 2014)

July 16, 2014 – 6:15 pm |

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Come celebrate the Vancouver Aquarium’s biggest expansion ever at their next After Hours event, a special adults-only evening, and enjoy a beer or glass of wine while exploring 55,000 square feet of spectacular new space.

The last time I was at the Vancouver Aquarium, it was on a weekend and there were lots of kids running around and moms pushing babies in strollers.  Although I enjoyed the shows and exhibits, I didn’t really feel like I fit in to the “family vibe” of the Vancouver Aquarium that afternoon.  So I was glad to hear that three times a year, a special 19+ “After Hours” event is held for adults only.

At the next After Hours on July 23 (6:30pm to 10pm), the evening will include:

  • Caring for Dolphins shows on the Wild Coast
  • Special guest presentation by Dr. Peter Ross, international scientist and head of the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Pollution Research Program
  • Hands-on learning sessions in our Wet Lab – an opportunity to touch invertebrates like sea stars and urchins
  • BBC Earth film, Shallow Seas, in our 4-D Experience Theatre
  • Food and beverage available in our new indoor/outdoor café overlooking beautiful Stanley Park

Tickets are available online for $25. Purchase your ticket early to avoid disappointment as the events often sell out well in advance.  No tickets are available for purchase at the door.  Don’t forget to bring photo ID.

5 Beauty Products for a Flawless Complexion from Almay

July 16, 2014 – 7:52 am |
5 Beauty Products for a Flawless Complexion from Almay

Flawless makeup starts with healthy skin.  Vancouver was recently visited by Jacquie Hutchinson, the National Trainer for Almay.  Local beauty and lifestyle bloggers were taught about beauty basics and how to prep and take care …

MARKET: Circle Craft Free Outdoor Summer Market (July 24 – 27) & $100 Giveaway

July 13, 2014 – 10:53 pm | 16 Comments | 

Fans of the annual Circle Craft Christmas Market don’t have to wait until winter to shop for high-quality artisan goods, all in one place.  For the second year, Circle Craft will be hosting a free …

EVENT: Vancouver’s First Free Public Beekeeping Experience at Milross Gardens

July 11, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Hosted by beekeepers from Hives for Humanity in partnership with local real estate developer Amacon, the Milross Gardens Beekeeping Mentorship Program encourages Vancouverites to stop by and immerse themselves in the fascinating world of beekeeping.  This hands-on …

“Save on Meats” in Gastown Now Offering Cooking Classes this Summer

July 10, 2014 – 11:14 pm |

Gastown icon Save On Meats is offering three cooking classes to the public this summer.  Taking place in July and August, these one-time weeknight classes will take you through the basics of poultry butchery, sausage …

FarmCity Fresh Cart – New Open-Air Urban Grocery Cart Launches in Vancouver

July 9, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Have you ever seen a Farmer’s Market on wheels?  Beginning today, the freshness of the farm comes direct to the city as FarmCity Fresh Cart makes its debut on the streets of downtown Vancouver and …

Free Slurpees for You on 7-Eleven’s Birthday (July 11, 2014)

July 8, 2014 – 5:00 pm |

7-Eleven Canada is celebrating 45 years of quality convenience by offering its guests across Canada nearly 750,000 Slurpee drinks on its birthday in its largest giveaway to date.  From B.C. to Ontario, participating stores will each …

6 Apartment Gardening Tips for Downtown Vancouver

July 6, 2014 – 12:29 pm |

As a downtown Vancouver resident, I don’t have any access to outdoor gardening space but still want to be able to grow herbs for cooking, so year after year, I’ve been growing basil on my …

EVENT: Bombay Sapphire Sampling Events in Vancouver

June 27, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments | 
Bombay Sapphire Sampling Events in Vancouver


 Over the next few weeks, Bombay Sapphire is hosting a several (free) sampling events around Vancouver. Between 5 to 7pm, attendees will have the opportunity to sample four different Bombay Sapphire cocktails.  Dates and locations are …

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