Not too long ago, after one of the BC Fashion week shows, I dropped by the Erin Templeton Shoppe (511 Carrall Street) and was delighted to find a quaint little vintage shop in the neighborhood. With her own handmade leather accessories at the front and an assortment of vintage finds throughout the store, this boutique is one of a kind. What added to the homely feel was the fact that Erin Templeton herself was there offering advice on styles, sizing and alteration information on vintage leather jackets. But don’t be fooled, even though her home-base is in Vancouver, according to her website, Erin’s lovingly-made goods can be found not only in Canada but also in the US and Japan. Read the Full Entry >>
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On Saturday, I went to 49th Parallel (2152 West 4th Avenue) for coffee. 49th Parallel is a local (Burnaby) coffee roasting company which supplies coffee beans to buyers all around the world and is founded by the same guys who brought us Caffè Artigiano. I have only been to 49th Parallel twice, but it’s a great meeting spot to take a break from shopping along West 4th. Last time I ordered the Blue Earl Grey which came in a cute, baby blue teapot. This time, I ordered off the menu, a Chai Tea Latte.
One of a Few (354 Water Street) in Gastown has been voted one of the “best independent boutiques” in Vancouver and they are expression their appreciation to their customers by holding a girls-only, private shopping event on Thursday October 23rd from 7pm to 10pm. Feel free to pass on the invitation to your girl friends, sisters or even mom for a night of discounts, complementary make-up applications and personal stylists! Beverages will be served. Click to see the event invitation.
Voya Restaurant & Lounge (1177 Melville Street) is inside the new Loden Vancouver boutique hotel which is located in the rapidly developing area of Coal Harbour in downtown. Its name is derived from the word “voyage”, aligning with the thought that food can transplant the diner to places never before experienced. Their internationally fused dishes will feature fresh, local and organic ingredients.
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