Events & Lifestyle

Vancouver Art Gallery – WACK! Coupon (expires Jan. 11, 2009)

I went to the Vancouver Art Gallery today to check out their “WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution” exhibition. In the corner of the second floor, there is this big garbage tree (excuse my lack of eloquence) that visitors are encouraged to interact with by either adding something or taking something way. I left two of my Modern Mix Vancouver business cards on that tree. Can you find them? Click the image below to get $5 off your visit to VAG’s “Wack!” exhibition before January 11th and save $5 off gallery admission.

If that doesn’t work, you can try clicking here.

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FeaturedFood & Drink

2009 Eating & Drinking Guide

Inspired by Vancouver Magazine’s “Eating & Drinking Guide”, MMV has compiled its own Top 3 Restaurant Recommendations from the past year.

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Fashion & Retail

Blubird Sale >> Blubird Hoodie

When I posted my entry on the Blubird Clothing Sale a few days ago, I mentioned that I was hoping to get my hands on the hoodie I’ve had my eye on since the boutique’s grand opening in August.
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As I have mentioned before, brands at Blubird (1055 Alberni Street @ Burrard) include Juicy Couture, Vince, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J Brand, Dolce Vita, Earnest Sewn, True Religion and Victoria Couture Hello Kitty. However, I have to say, if I’m going to shop there, I prefer to purchase from their in-house Blubird clothing line with its assortment of hoodies in solid colors (with a contrasting lining and logo stitch) and brightly colored pashminas. The hoodie I bought was $75 on sale for $50. Unfortunately, the pashminas were at regular price for $40.
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Yesterday, I finally got the chance to drop by and check out their pre-Christmas sale (20% to 50% off fall clothing). My Blubird hoodie purchase (dark grey zip-up with a bright pink logo stitch on the sleeve, and writing on the hood and the same pink lining the hood – see left) came with a pastel blue shopping bag with the Blubird logo on it. Same material as the black and red Lululemon tarpaulin bag. You can kind of see it in the background of my photo to the left.
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Lastly, I know it’s Christmas-shopping season, but if my MMV blog postings have been any evidence of my shopping habits, it sure seems like I’ve bought a lot of presents for myself!!

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Food & Drink

Modern Mix Monday – Beans

Looking for something to do? Every Monday morning, we present to you “Modern Mix Monday”, a brief but link-filled one-liner review of our past weekend loaded with suggestions to inspire you for your next!


It’s been a while since I’ve done anything on Cambie Street so when I went on Friday afternoon, I was pleased to walk by and discover a whole bunch of cafes and independent shops, despite the Canada Line Construction. I went to Beans Coffee Shop (3365 Cambie Street) and asked the barista for his recommendation. (I order Chai Tea Lattes alllll the time and wanted something different). He made me a a London Fog (half tea, half steamed milk) but instead of Earl Grey Tea, he steeped a strawberry tea instead. It smelled super good but it was slightly bland – perhaps next time I will add in some honey or sweetener instead. Was it worth my $4? Probably not but it’s always great to support local coffee shops!
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Additional perks include free parking at the back and wireless internet – both of which we took advantage of!

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Events & Lifestyle

East Side Culture Crawl (November 21 to 23rd)

The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual free 3-day visual arts festival. This event involves artists who work on the east side of Vancouver, BC, Canada in an area bounded by Main Street to Commercial Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront. Painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those of international fame… these are just a sampling of the exciting talents featured during this unique chance to meet local artists in their studios
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Purchase something that strikes your fancy, commission something to be uniquely yours, or just browse through the studios and meet the artists, learning about their specific works of art, materials and tools, approaches and techniques. This is a once a year opportunity to meet many diversely talented artists and view their creations in the studios where they work. Be part of this exciting event, which brings people from all over the Lower Mainland, and share in the imaginations that enrich our neighbourhood and lives.
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Check out their Facebook Event.

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Events & Lifestyle

One of a Kind – Christmas Show (November 20th to 23rd) at BC Place

…consumers who realize the value of purchasing from local artisans as opposed to mass-produced, factory-made goods.

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