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Sheri Radford

A Beginner’s Guide to French Pastry

By SHERI RADFORD
Jan. 2019

French Pastry 101 by Betty Hung

If your New Year’s resolution is to avoid sweets and pastries, then we offer you our condolences. But if, instead, you’ve resolved to live in the moment and wrest joy from every experience, then follow your sweet tooth to Beaucoup Bakery, where some of the city’s best croissants, brownies, tarts and cookies await. While lingering over coffee and a treat, pick up a copy of French Pastry 101, the new cookbook from Beaucoup co-owner Betty Hung. Filled with dozens of recipes that even a beginner can follow, the tasty tome is sure to inspire cravings galore. Happy New Year!

Electric Company Theatre’s World Premiere of The Full Light of Day

By SHERI RADFORD

Photo by Don Lee

Jan. 7 to 12, 2019 What do you get when you combine traditional theatre with 14 live-streaming cameras and huge on-stage projections? The Full Light of Day, a provocative new work by Electric Company Theatre. The company is known for producing innovative shows that also tell a strong story, and this new piece is no exception. A modern allegory, it focuses on a terminally ill woman who takes a huge risk to redeem her family, and it uses larger-than-life projections to smash through the customary limitations of live theatre. Catch this groundbreaking show at the Vancouver Playhouse.

The Perfect Jacket for Raincity (aka Vancouver)

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

Defy the elements in a comfortable, waterproof jacket by Columbia

Most Vancouverites spend years searching for the holy grail of jackets, one that’s fully waterproof but also feels nice against the skin. That’s where the OutDry Ex Stretch Hooded Shell from Columbia comes in. Its outer membrane is both waterproof and durable, while its wicking fabric inside feels soft and comfortable. Try one on at Sport Chek or Atmosphere, and you’ll be a true believer.

Shopping for the Man Who Has It All

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

Revolucion is full of great gifts

Whether a husband, a father or a friend, there’s at least one man on every gift list who’s impossible to buy for. Fortunately, there’s Revolucion. This Yaletown store looks small from the outside, but inside you’ll find gifts running the gamut from practical to fun. For the man who has everything, how about an elegant spinning globe by Mova, which is powered by ambient light and torque from the earth’s magnetic field—no batteries required. Or a clever RFID-blocking Secrid wallet, which also protects credit cards from bending. With gifts this creative, you might want to pick up an extra for yourself.

Super Fun Stocking Stuffers

Give Santa a helping hand with these quirky gifts

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

Pocket-sized flask by Indigo (more…)

Festive, Frothy Fun: Miss Bennet at the Granville Island Stage

By SHERI RADFORD

Costume design by Amy McDougall. Photo by David Cooper

To Dec. 30, 2018 It is a truth universally acknowledged that a holiday show should wrap up love and laughter in a family-friendly package. Fortunately, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley delivers on all fronts. Set two years after Pride and Prejudice, this modern sequel captures the spirit of Jane Austen’s much-revered novel about the Bennet family. Will bookish middle child Mary finally find true love? Find out at the Granville Island Stage. Spoiler alert: it’s a Christmas show, so we predict a happy ending.

Set design by Ted Roberts, costume design by Amy McDougall, and lighting design by Conor Moore. Photo by David Cooper

Great Gifts for the Dapper Dude

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

Anyone would appreciate the timely gift of a new Rado HyperChrome Chronograph Automatic. At Lugaro and Nordstrom. (more…)

Great Gifts for the Coolest Kid on the Block

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

What a hoot! Olivia the Owl is filled with scrumptious-smelling products such as a strawberry bath bomb and coconut hand cream, and the cute tin doubles as a money bank. At The Body Shop. (more…)

Great Gifts for the Glamorous Gal

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

Small in size but huge on style, the gold-and-diamond elephant brooch from Tiffany & Co. is part of the Tiffany Save the Wild collection that raises funds for the Wildlife Conservation Network. (more…)

Great Gifts for the Frequent Traveller

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

A snow globe by Main and Local combines two of the things Canada is famous for: poutine and icy weather.

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Great Gifts for the Host with the Most

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green, better known as City and Colour, recorded his live album Guide Me Back Home during a cross-country tour last year.  (more…)

10 Awe-Inspiring Whistler Adventures

Don’t leave Whistler without crossing a few of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences off your bucket list

By SHERI RADFORD
Dec. 2018

Photo courtesy Headline Mountain Holidays

1. Hop in a helicopter to reach The Blue Room, a cathedral-like ice cave nestled in the mountains. In this unforgettable setting, lucky guests feast on champagne, caviar served on snow, oysters from Vancouver Island, and other delectable treats. (more…)