January 11, 2018

KAFFE | Honolulu Coffee x West Broadway x Fairview Slopes

Honolulu Coffee Vancouver | West Broadway, Fairview Slopes

Fairview Slopes—Popular Hawaiian cafe chain Honolulu Coffee has expanded nicely with its second Vancouver location (open for a while now) conveniently placed on West Broadway just off the Cambie Village corridor.

January 8, 2018

CINEMA | Daniel Day-Lewis Weaves A 'Phantom Thread'

"Maybe you have no taste."
Daniel Day-Lewis Vicky Krieps Paul Thomas Anderson | Phantom Thread

Auteur filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson takes all of his finely-tuned cinematic tools to craft his latest picture into an immersive period romantic drama. Set in glamorous mid-century London in the world of high fashion, the acerbically titled Phantom Thread stars Daniel Day-Lewis—in his reportedly last film role ever—as a revered bachelor couturier, Reynolds Woodcock, who embarks on a troubling obsession of a whirlwind romance.

January 4, 2018

GATHER | Native Shoes x Store Opening x Gastown

Native Shoes Store | Water Street @ Gastown, Vancouver

Gastown—Local footwear brand Native Shoes just opened their very first branded retail storefront located right on Water Street near the tail end of last year. The brick-and-mortar shop features their trademark minimalist yet sustainable aesthetic packaged in an interactive and design-driven space.

January 1, 2018

GENRE | Noël Wells Remembers 'Mr. Roosevelt'

Noël Wells | Mr. Roosevelt

Performer Noël Wells (an SNL alum) writes, directs, and stars in her directorial debut, a familiar yet plenty original enough indie comedy about coming home and facing your past all during one awkward weekend, in the poorly titled Mr. Roosevelt—named after her cat in the film. Wells proves her muscle as, not only a physical comedian but also, a talented filmmaker fully embracing her idiosyncrasies in very self-aware and specific ways on screen.

December 28, 2017

CINEMA | Top 10 Films of 2017

Saoirse Ronan Lucas Hedges Greta Gerwig | Lady Bird
Each film reviewed where linked below:
1) Lady Bird * (dir. Greta Gerwig)
2) Phantom Thread (dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
3) Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele)
4) Dunkirk (dir. Christopher Nolan)
5) The Florida Project * (dir. Sean Baker)
6) Columbus * (dir. Kogonada)
7) The Big Sick (dir. Michael Showalter)
8) The Square * (dir. Ruben Östlund)
9) I, Tonya (dir. Craig Gillespie)
10) Brigsby Bear (dir. Dave McCary)

December 25, 2017

CINEMA | Spielberg, Streep & Hanks Publish 'The Post'

"We can't hold them accountable if we don't have a newspaper."
Tom Hanks Steven Spielberg | The Post

Famed director Steven Spielberg makes his best case for journalism and freedom of the press in the face of government overreach. The simply titled The Post is a rather straightforward yet stirring story of The Washington Post's efforts to publish the controversial leaked Pentagon Papers detailing several different White House administrations' well-documented lies about the Vietnam War during Nixon's second term (think of it as a sort of prequel to All the President's Men) all stylishly told in pure Spielberg-ian fashion with some extra timely urgency.

December 21, 2017

FEAST | Italiano x Spade Coffee x Commercial Drive

Spade Coffee & Spirits | Commercial Drive, East Vancouver

Commercial Drive—(December 13, 2017) The still new and very heavily Italian flavoured  Spade Coffee & Spirits eatery concept from Prado Cafe owner Sammy Piccolo—with the original Prado just down the street serving 49th Parallel Coffee—opened up to some healthy buzz just a short while ago.