Monthly Archives: November 2010

Eastside Culture Crawl Feature Artist: Keith Weiss

Local Artist Keith Weiss featured his latest series (top left) at Portside Studios (bottom left) in East Vancouver at “the Crawl.” The series is elaborately constructed of overlapping acrylic colors applied on paper and paneling with a varnish gloss. An emerging fine artist, Keith is known for his modern vision based on his background in […]

Holiday Spirit at Gingerbread Lane

The 40 gingerbread homes on display at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver are sure to inspire holiday spirit. This year’s Gingerbread Lane is no exception, featuring some of the most unique edible designs until December 27th. Local high schools, culinary institutions and corporations contribute their artistry to transform the hotel lobby into a winter wonderland. Visitors […]

Safety First: Fire Delays Vancouver Christmas Market Festivities

The Vancouver Christmas Market was due to open this morning until a fire began with an explosion from a propane tank. The fire was contained and only 6 vendors were affected. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the course of the blaze. Christmas Market staffers informed visitors that the market would be closed until further […]

Mix & Match Winter Necessories

I didn’t think I would see snow so soon in Vancouver, but apparently I brought the winter weather back from Switzerland. The downside: freezing temperatures, -17 °C with windchill to be exact. The upside: the fun of layering fashionable cozy accessories, necessary to keep yourself warm, or what I like to call winter necessories. Just […]

Snow in the City

Statistically, November is the wettest month on record in Vancouver. The idea of gumboots and dodging puddles usually comes to mind. But, this year’s exceptional weather brought the Lower Mainland an early blanket of snow. It’s not often you get to see Vancouver dressed up in white, quite a rare and beautiful scene.

Celebrating 9 Years of Skin Fitness with Skoah

It seems like only yesterday that Skoah spatique opened its premiere store in Yaletown. Nine years and five locations later, including one in Boston,  Skoah celebrated its anniversary in style with a vibrant party in its flagship location, featuring the much anticipated limited edition Holiday Kollection. For some, the popular holiday edition items are a […]

Fall in the City 2

How much longer the sunshine will last is anyone’s guess so, I couldn’t resist capturing more fall landscape photos to share while fitting as many outdoor activities as possible before the frost hits Vancouver. The last week has seen a dip in temperatures with crisp mornings of 4 C to 5 C. The hallmark rain […]

Regular Feature: Weekly Zen

Dear Readers, It has been my experience that many of us sometimes just need a little more focus or awareness when life’s matters derail us from our usual routine. From the small stuff we sweat about to the catastrophic life-changing events that can affect us at any given moment, I have found that inspiration to […]

Fall in the City

Autumn is such a beautiful time. I especially enjoy the transformation of the urban parks as trees shed their green coats of summer for their new fall ombré garments of golds, oranges and reds. Traditionally, the fall months are consistently wet ones in Vancouver, but this year has been exceptional, with record fall temperatures in […]