June 3rd, 2013
The People's Juicery in Yaletown is serving up Vancouver's drink du jour- organic, raw, cold-pressed juice made fresh on-site every morning.
This grab-and-go-stand has 50+ recipes on rotation, with 3 pounds of fruits and vegetables going into every bottle. We recommend the refreshing watermelon, lime and mint and the very popular pear and cayenne.
Want to kick-start summer with a cleanse? The People's Juicery offers a 3-day ($185) or 5-day ($302) option which includes a lemon, cayenne ginger shot, five juices and one nut milk per day.
Ah, press it- press it real good. —Laura Cropper
Cash only, $10.50 for 16 oz. People's Juicery, #108- 1058 Mainland St., 778-840-0747, https://www.facebook.com/thepeoplesjuicery
November 20th, 2012
We’ve always had our eyes on Bottega Veneta’s woven leather goods, but we’re not so keen on parting with the thousands of dollars they require.
Vancouver-based handbag label One Fated Knight has released a woven Queen tote ($328) that just might have you do a double take. Roomy enough to fit all our winter goodies (including gloves, scarves and earmuffs), the Queen’s soft-yet-durable leather will reign for years to come. Bottega, what? Our knight in leather armour is local. —Anya Georgijevic
July 12th, 2012
If your manicure is toast before you’ve even had breakfast, we’ve got some handy advice.
Promising to last two weeks (ours lasted three), shellac manicures are ultra-glossy, dry in mere seconds, and virtually un-chippable.
Using a patent developed by their dentist dad, a brother-sister team built CND (Creative Nail Design), whose shellac is known as the “power polish.”
While we opted for a neutral pale pink called Romantique (as seen on the Spring runways of Phillip Lim), colours can be layered for an ombré effect or made iridescent with a rainbow of metallic powders.
Colour gets soaked off at the salon (or DIY at home in 10 minutes) and the nail bed is as healthy and strong as ever.
Now, about that breakfast. —Sarah Bancroft
To see a gallery of our favourite runway images with CND, visit our Editors' Diary.
June 29th, 2012
This spacious room features stunning murals by Hideki Kimura, coupled with a signature Japanese minimalist approach to design and a picturesque hidden patio.
Like its sister restaurant Miku, Minami’s specialty is flame-seared Aburi sushi, thus enhancing the natural flavour of the fish. The must-try dish is Aburi Salmon Oshi Sushi ($14) or pressed local salmon, jalapeño, and miku sauce. Heartier appetites will enjoy Jidori Chicken and Foie Gras Gyoza ($18), with truffle dashi consommé. And to pair everything perfectly, the city’s star barman Shaun Layton created brilliant, innovative cocktails like Shiso Mojito, with shochu, green shiso leaves, and lime. Just keep em’ coming!
Minami, 1118 Mainland St., 604-685-8080, www.minamirestaurant.com
May 28th, 2012
Vancouver-based liner wonder, Geisha Ink, has provided us with all-day Brigitte Bardot cat-eyes, and now we can summerize the look with a new espresso brown shade.
Taking cues from Matthew Williamson’s spring runway, we're thinking of adding just a touch of bronzer to complete the look—this season is all about au naturel. Should be easy: the liner's fine microfibre tip allows even the clumsiest of hands to master the fine line, Geisha-style. —Anya Georgijevic
$30 at Noir Lash Lounge, www.noirlashlounge.com
Yaletown: 1150 Hamilton St., Vancouver, 604-915-5274. South Granville: 3065 Granville St., Vancouver, 604-738-5274. South Surrey: 106 - 15745 Croydon Dr., Morgan Crossing, South Surrey, 604-531-7787.
February 24th, 2012
While there are traditional offerings on Chinois’ new dim sum menu, the experience is anything but.
Its unconventional décor, with stark black walls and highly saturated paintings featuring Chinese motifs by artist Vince Dumoulin, provides an ambiance very different than the typical white tablecloths. As for the food, there are the usual suspects like the delicious Lo Bak Go ($5), a pan-fried turnip cake, to the very satisfying Deep Fried Crab Claw ($5). But the real sell? Having dim sum while enjoying a tasty cocktail. —Anya Georgijevic
Chinois, 1035 Mainland St., Vancouver, 604-629-8808, www.chinoisvancouver.com
December 23rd, 2011
We know, we know, this time of year we should be shopping for other people.
But espace d., Yaletown’s brand new home accessories destination, is filled with such stunningly beautiful objets, we can’t help but add to our own wish list. Colourful glass boxes from littalia ($47) are begging for a spot on our desk. Textured pewter pillows from Britain’s Mumo ($130) would be the ideal finishing touch to our living room. And the inventively wrapped soaps from Paris’s cousu de fil blanc ($16 each) would look dapper beside our sink.
Sometimes it’s better to receive than to give. —Kelsey Dundon
espace d. 1108 Richards Street, Vancouver, 604-662-3008, www.espacedonline.com
May 27th, 2011
In many hip 'hoods, it's easier to buy a crystal-studded chihuahua collar than a sippy cup.
New boutique Saf & Benjamin, opened by a Vancouver mom frustrated by the lack of baby and kid goods available in her Yaletown neighbourhood, stocks a fantastic—and practical—selection of Tawna Hill natural skin care products and pieces from Canadian lines, like Mini Mioche hoodies, Escargot cowboy shirts and 3 Sprouts storage bins and wall organizers.
See, there's room for the four-legged and two-legged babies... just try not to stare when you spot a poodle in a pram.
Shop the new online boutique or in-store: Saf & Benjamin, 1081 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver, www.safandbenjamin.com
February 28th, 2011
Butter London bids goodbye to Kate Middleton’s singledom.
She landed the world’s most eligible bachelor, and now Kate is landing on everyone’s best-dressed list. Girl deserves it: she’s been waiting for the Prince to pop the question for, like, ever!
To celebrate her, well, 'achievement,' Butter London was inspired to create “No More Waity Katie,” a soft rose greige with a little bit of festive lilac glitter. One can’t go royal without a little bit of sparkle! —AG
$17 at BeautyMark, 103-1120 Hamilton St., Vancouver, 604-642-2294, www.beautymark.ca
February 11th, 2011
A box of chocolates he wants not.
A decorated sugar box, now that's a Valentine's present.
Surprise your sweetie with a bikini wax in the shape of a heart, or decorated with a sparkly rhinestones from Yaletown's new Sugarbox waxing salon.
Owner Jane Brooks has gone ultra-girly with this larger location, replete with gilt mirrors, refurbished shabby-chic antiques, and pink and purple walls ("I couldn't decorate my home this way," she laughs).
Neat and discreet (her "single dip" waxing policy avoids cross-contamination between clients), Brooks gets the job done at lightning speed with minimal pain.
Now all you have to do is plan the "reveal."
Bikini waxing from $30. Sugarbox, 1025 Cambie St., Vancouver, 604-569-1100, www.mysugarbox.com