March 26, 2015

CBC Radio x DNTO Live x Sook-Yin Lee x York Theatre

CBC Radio's DNTO Live in Vancouver hosted by Sook-Yin Lee at the York Theatre on Commercial Drive in Grandview-Woodland on March 25, 2015.

CBC DNTO Live in Vancouver | York Theatre @ Commercial Drive

CBC brought their popular Winnipeg-based, Toronto-hosted DNTO (aka "Definitely Not the Opera") radio show to Vancouver for a special live show and taping. They brought me along for the ride as their local correspondent to share and document all the highlights from the night.

March 23, 2015

Native Shoes x The 'Apollo' Has Landed x El Kartel

Native ShoesApollo shoe launch party at El Kartel shop in Chinatown on March 5, 2015.

Native Shoes Apollo | El Kartel @ Vancouver Chinatown

Founded in Vancouver, Native Shoes continues to grow and evolve from its familiar image of comfort, colourfulness, and those little holes. Native recently launched the Apollo line of shoes complete with outer space theme of light on your feet travel and stylish flourishes. Apollo looks to transcend their modern design aesthetic of the past and future meeting in footwear with the design philosophy of "Future Classics".

March 16, 2015

First Look: Off the Rail Brewing x Grandview-Woodland

Beerfest at Off the Rail Brewing's tasting room in Grandview-Woodland on March 11 and 16, 2015.

Off the Rail Brewing | Grandview-Woodland, Vancouver

Craft beer continues to boom in the City of Vancouver and its surrounding areas. Nestled very conveniently just across the street from the excellent Bomber Brewing on Adanac Street, Off the Rail is the latest craft brewery to open in the East Vancouver (Hastings adjacent) neighbourhood of Grandview-Woodland.

March 12, 2015

'Warhol: A Different Idea of Love' x Pop-Up Art x Yaletown

Warhol: A Different Idea of Love pop-up art exhibition at 1280 Homer Street in Yaletown on March 5, 2015.

Andy Warhol: A Different Idea of Love | Yaletown, Vancouver

Maison Ai and Revolver Gallery have teamed up to bring over eighty prints from Andy Warhol, one of the most prolific and iconic visual artists of his generation, on display in an empty Yaletown warehouse. It's the largest collection of the American pop artist's one of a kind works ever shown in Canada and you can catch the art show for free until March 30th.

March 9, 2015

From the Weekend: Hawkers Market x Kingsway x Mount Pleasant

Hawkers Market at The Independent at Main building on Kingsway in Mount Pleasant on February 28, 2015.

Hawkers Market | The Independent at Main

Hawkers Gonna Hawk. Hawkers Market, the growing local, independent food market, keeps evolving, adding more elements and vendors to its quarterly Saturday night lineup. A healthy crowd packed the empty 188 Kingsway building (a Rize Alliance development property) early and often with a long line for standby tickets after selling out earlier in the day with a steady stream of attendees refilling the event well into the night.

March 5, 2015

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

37th annual Vancouver International Wine Festival tasting room at Vancouver Convention Centre West on February 26 and 28, 2015.

Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015 | Vancouver Convention Centre West

Savour Australia. That was this year's theme for the 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival as it featured the wines of Australia. VIWF celebrated with a global focus on the shiraz and syrah. For the signature festival tasting room, there were over a thousand wines from 170 wineries across the world. Here's a quick glimpse inside the tasting room. I only wished I had drank more.

March 2, 2015

From Side Door to Dining x The Flying Pig x Gastown

Interac dinner tasting at The Flying Pig's Side Door dining room in Gastown on February 25, 2015.

The Flying Pig | Gastown, Vancouver

Did you know March marks the 11th anniversary of Fraud Prevention Month in Canada? Me neither. On this occasion, Interac (a Canadian company) invited a few of us to discuss bank/debit card security and fraud management over a dinner at the Gastown location of The Flying Pig, fast becoming an upscale dining franchise in Yaletown and now, Olympic Village, as well.