Events & Lifestyle

Vancouver 2010 Olympics – Irish House

I went to the Olympic Irish House (620 Nelson Street) preview last night, a 9,000 square-foot pavilion house which is open to the public between February 8th to 28th. Located in a makeshift tent beside Doolins Irish Pub, this country pavillion reminds me of a typical beer garden crossed with a sports bar – complete with TV projections, a Nintendo Wii Station and a live band. Drink tickets can be bought for $8 to $9 – a preview of Olympics prices for the next month. There are two separate balconies accessible by stairs, and a sales booth by the entrance selling Celtic patterned jewelry. Click for photos and to continue reading.

Fashion & Retail

Aritzia – new flagship store location opens

Old news, old news, but I wanted to point out that Aritzia has just recently opened its new flagship store location on the second floor of Pacific Centre in Downtown – right in time for the Christmas shopping season! I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet though… have you?
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Fashion & RetailSales & Discounts

Aritzia – 25th Anniversary Sale (Nov. 18 to 20th)

2009 marks the 25th anniversary of Canadian fashion retail chain, Aritzia. From now until Sunday November 22, they are having a sale to celebrate this occasion. I stopped by the Pacific Centre branch today and I didn’t think there were outrageously good deals. The usual 10% off house brands (TNA, Talula, Wilfred, etc.) The best deals I came across were 30% off UGG Boots and Rock & Republic Jeans for $150.

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FeaturedFood & Drink

The Edge – Social Grille & Lounge on Granville Street

Recently opened on the corner of Granville and Helmcken, The Edge may have just managed to pick out a coveted, underserved area in the downtown region.

Fashion & Retail

Aritzia – new location opening in Pacific Center

i was taking a stroll in Pacific Centre and came across this:

A new Aritzia store will be opening in Fall 2009, located on the upper level of Pacific Centre, by the dome entrance, replacing the old Le Chateau space. It will bedouble the size of the current Aritzia store. The new Le Chateau store is now located on the lower level and opened in mid- June.

HeadlineHealth & Wellness

Qoola Frozen Yogurt + Fruit

Qoola Frozen Yogurt + Fruit offers the great taste and atmosphere of a regular dessert destination, with the added bonus of being excellent for your health. The store offers Vancouver’s only fresh frozen yogurt, as well as organic whole grain waffles with free-range eggs, fresh crepes, daily-prepared fruit, smoothies, and popular acai berry bowls.

Qoola tops traditional ice cream and dessert outlets, not only because of its deliciousness, but also due to its 135-calorie serving size of their small Qoolala (6 oz), loaded with active bacterial cultures which aid in reducing the effects of lactose intolerance, boosts the immune system, and increases brain stimulation.