Coffee was an incredibly “Vancouver” film with scenes shot at several local hotspots, including scenes from Bean Around The World and JJ Bean. With constant references to Vancouver culture, perhaps you can spot yourself personified in one of the ten vignettes. I counted at least three mentions of yoga and brief references to Spanish Banks, Burrard Street and Shoppers’ Drug Mart and an overall “gay-friendly” feel (can you spot the rainbow flag in the background with Ed & Geraldine in Part 2/10? Or the over excitement of Patricia in Part 6/10 about her gay best friend?)
The fourth annual Taste of Yaletown is happening this year from October 14th to 26th.
Over 20 Yaletown restaurants will be offering special three-course tasting menus at set price points of $25, $35 and $45 with a portion of proceeds raised at each restaurant donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.
Participating restaurants for 2008 include:
Amarcord Ristorante Italiano, Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar, Brown’s Social House, Cactus Club Cafe, Capone’s Restaurant & Live Jazz Club, Coast Restaurant, Elixir Restaurant, Fuse Pan Asian Express, George, Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar, Goldfish Pacific Kitchen, Hamilton Street Grill, Milestone’s Yaletown, Pinkys Steakhouse, PlanB, Provence Marinaside, Rodney’s Oyster House, Section (3), Simply Thai, Tequila Kitchen, Urban Thai Bistro, Yaletown Brewing Co.
Join their Facebook Group here!
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Re-entry Espresso (4363 Main Street) is a modern cafe located on 27th and Main with an affordable selection of drinks and pastries and wireless internet access. With booth style seating, large mugs of coffee in the $2 to $3 range and a pot of tea for $2.25, and artwork showcased on the walls, this cafe exudes a laid-back atmosphere for long conversations, catching up with friends or doing some work on your laptop. The only downside are its early closing hours: 6pm every evening.
Changes offers shoppers “lightly used” designer clothing, for “real women”. The clothing is both from consignment and store buy-outs, ranging from $20- $160, and accessories from local and Canadian hand craft designers, ranging from $3 -$60. Changes strives to provide for the modern women who is not constrained by sizes or media influences because, “size means absolutely squat!”
The Lav & Kush Fall 2008 Fashion Show at Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street) was a great preview to its autumn collection. As the models paced briskly down the catwalk, with a single peacock feather adorning their hair, the loose-fitting and comfortable pieces from Lav & Kush flowed down the runway. The colors were generally solid, dark blocks but with a hint of subtle playfulness; the occasional ruffle, pleat or pocket makes the look less ordinary.
As the models posed in trios before disappearing backstage at the end of their catwalk strut, the crowd truly had an opportunity to digest the trends of the upcoming season. According to my observations, from trench coats and jackets to winter dresses and dress shirts, solid hues of dark colors dominated the runway – in both men’s and women’s wear. It was the subtle details which set the pieces apart from each other – the speckles on a formal jacket from Aritzia or the thin stripes on a Jacob dress shirt.