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Shopping Vancouver

Great Gifts for the Glamorous Gal

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

Dec. 2018

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


Great Gifts for the Host with the Most

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…)

Winter Wonderland at Granville Island

Dec. 2018

On weekends, take a tour of Granville Island, guided by Santa’s elves

Various dates Hear those sleigh bells jinglin’? Follow them to Granville Island, where festive frolics await. Hunt for perfect presents on Santa’s Village Tour (Dec. 1 to 16). On weekends, Santa’s elves take shoppers on guided tours of the island’s stores and galleries for a chance to win prizes. (On weekdays, the tour is self-guided.) Enjoy seasonal shows like A Charlie Brown Holiday Double Bill or Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (both to Dec. 30). And share breakfast—and Christmas wishes—with Kris Kringle himself on Dec. 15 at Dockside. What are you waiting for? Giddy up, let’s go!

Retro Revival: Let Your Nation’s Flag Fly

Nov. 2018

The World Shirt by Mondetta Originals, featuring an Irish flag

Everything old is new again—especially in the world of fashion. Sometimes that means scrunchies and fanny packs, but other times something refreshingly retro makes a comeback. Like the World Shirt by Canadian sportswear brand Mondetta Originals. The iconic flag sweatshirt’s updated look means you can wear your heritage on your sleeve—literally. The collection represents seven nations, including Canada, and has a removable sleeve patch with over 170 country options. We’ll take that over a tube top any day. Find it at Below the Belt

Multitasking Makeup for Travel

Nov. 2018

Short on suitcase space? Multitasking make-up from IT Cosmetics has the answer. The cult-favourite beauty brand’s skincare-and-make-up hybrids deliver truly transformative results. Top sellers include the Superhero Mascara that flies off shelves thanks to the buildable formula and volumizing collagen, and the CC+ Oil-Free Matte (pictured), a triple threat that delivers full coverage, anti-aging skincare ingredients and SPF 40—all in one. Stock up at Sephora.

NHL’s Erik Karlsson Suits Up with RW&CO.

Nov. 2018

Karlsson wears The Traveler Suit from RW&CO.

When NHL hockey defenseman Erik Karlsson isn’t blocking shots on the ice, he’s scoring style points in a suit from RW&CO. The Canadian retailer’s latest collection of high-performance suits features three on-the-go options, all crafted with comfort in mind. The Traveler Suit is a power play for those on the road—it boasts inner pockets for passports and earbuds, and can withstand airport dashes and overstuffed suitcases thanks to wrinkle-resistant, shape-recovering fabric. Plus, the sleek, tailored look helps every man look like a winner. Score!

Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery: All in the Family


“The Space Between” by Corrine Hunt

Nov. 17 to Dec. 29, 2018 Some vases hold water, others hold history. Such as “The Space Between” (pictured) by famed First Nations artist Corrine Hunt. The vibrant wood-and-acrylic vessel features an inherited raven crest, a treasure included in the dowry of Hunt’s great-great- grandmother. Her ancestor was also considered the first notable artist in a long line of celebrated artists—a legacy also captured in the vase’s design. For more of Hunt’s remarkable works—and history—see Resilience at Coastal Peoples.

The Greatest Gift: Seasonal Shopping


Illustration ©Svetlana Chistobeva/iStockphoto.com

Nov. 7 to Dec. 24, 2018 It may be too early to hear sleigh bells ring, but it’s never too early to start whittling away at your shopping list. Make spirits bright with locally crafted treasures from one of the many studios and shops on Granville Island, or fill stockings with offerings from more than 300 Canadian artisans at the Circle Craft Christmas Market (Nov. 7 to 11). Nostalgic merrymakers love Christmas at Hycroft (Nov. 15 to 18), where festive vendors fill every nook and cranny of an Edwardian mansion decked out in traditional finery, and revel in the open-air magic of the German-themed Vancouver Christmas Market (Nov. 21 to Dec. 24). An exemption from the panic of last-minute shopping? That’s the greatest gift of all.

Tiffany & Co.: Put a Ring On It

Oct. 2018

The Tiffany True engagement ring

Beyoncé said it best: “If you liked it, then you should have put a ring on it.” Gentlemen, don’t miss out on the love of your life—run, don’t walk, to the nearest Tiffany & Co. and select the perfect ring to go in that unmistakable blue box. No woman can resist the stunning new Tiffany True engagement ring, available in either platinum with a colourless diamond (pictured) or 18k yellow gold with a yellow diamond. Queen Bee herself would, no doubt, approve.

Brunette’s Witty Shirts Say It All

Sep. 2018

Two of our favourite things—wine and fashion—together at last, thanks to Brunette

Whether you’re a oenophile or a neophyte or something in-between, take note. Local label Brunette has discovered the perfect pairing for fall: a “Pinot Please” sweatshirt and an overflowing glass of wine. The shirt is even the exact right shade to hide any spills incurred while sipping. Find the sassy shirt at Brunette or Nordstrom, then head to Legacy Liquor Store for a vast selection of vino. Cheers!

Head Over Heels for Sole’s Beach Flips

Sep. 2018

Keep summer alive until the last possible moment with Sole’s Beach Flips

Seeking your sole-mate? Meet Sole’s Beach Flips. Made from recycled wine corks, these eco-friendly flip-flops are destined to find a place in your heart. The all-natural cork wicks moisture, reduces odour, absorbs shock and even moulds to your feet over time, creating the ultimate custom fit. Pick up a pair of these cute kicks at The Boardroom, so you and your feet can live happily ever after.