Inspired by farmers markets and Xmas craft fairs, the Baker’s Market features talented amateur and professional pastry chefs and bakers who create delicious, edible works of art. Mark these upcoming Saturdays down for “special editions” of Vancouver’s Baker’s Market (new location: Creekside Community Recreation Centre at 1 Athlete’s Way)
Nov. 20 & Nov. 27: delectable goodies like artisanal breads, scones, pain au chocolat, German pretzels, shortbread cookies, Parisian macarons, madeleines, cupcakes, marshmallows, chocolates, biscotti, organic vegan, gluten-free items.
Dec. 4 & Dec. 11: in addition to the above goodies, there will be Xmas and Holiday baked goods, like German Stollen, Christmas shortbread cookies, hand decorated sugar cookies, Christmas fruit cake, gingerbread cookies, gingerbread houses, biscotti, mince meat pies, butter tarts, pecan pies and much, much more.
The Holiday Shopping Extravaganza happens this Thursday November 18th from 6-11pm at the Heritage Hall (3102 Main St). Find style and gift inspiration from models walking through the crowd, plus add in a wine and beer cash bar, music, door prizes, and partial proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders. Free admission!
Happy Birthday Naomi – this OPI Nailpolish post is for you! “Shades that capture the brilliant sharpness of the cityscape. A modern mood of color and perspective for spring.” OPI Nailpolish’s newest collection features Hong Kong! Bright bold colors with cheeky themed names which are OPI typical include:
- Red My Fortune Cookie
- A Good Man-darin is Hard to Find
- Bling Dynasty
- Hot & Spicy
- Dim Sum Plum
- Jade is the New Black
- Suzi Says Feng Shui
- Lucky Lucky Lavender
- Meet Me on the Star Ferry
- Panda-monium Pink
- Pearl of Wisdom
- Chop-sticking to My Story
Has your sense of city pride increased now that the Vancouver Olympics have come and gone? Check out some of these Vancouver map artwork pieces, available for purchase, by Karen O’leary of Studio K. Karen is an architectural designer with an interest in all aspects of design. Her tagline with Studio K is “aspiring to replace the common with something more beautiful”. For more information, check out her Etsy and Flickr.
In the fashion industry, trendsetting can be compared to a pyramid. High fashion and couture, starting at the top, and their runway looks for the upcoming season are way beyond the budgets of the average shopper (and MMV reader). But as time passes, these trends trickle down the pyramid as assessable ready-to-wear fashion available at our favourite clothing chains.
Described somewhat as a “fashion visionary”, being a fashion globe-trotter is part of Barb Atkin’s job description as the Vice President of Fashion Direction for Holt Renfrew (737 Dunsmuir Street). At Holt Renfrew’s Spring 2010 Media Preview, Barb gave a presentation about forecasted fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2010 and brought back to local media, her insights and observations about upcoming trends, neatly packaged into 4 easily-understandable “looks”
The intersection of Robson and Granville in downtown Vancouver was party central when the crowds started spilling out of local bars and restaurants after Canada wins Gold against Team USA for Men’s Hockey. No use fighting against the crowd, you literally could not move, and could only let the sea of red push you….somewhere. People were hanging off bus stops, street signs and fire hydrants to get a better view.