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ON THE PLATE: The Seagull has landed in Gastown

ON THE PLATE: The Seagull has landed in Gastown

Having witnessed Gastown welcome well over 100 new businesses in the past decade, Im always fascinated by how each one joins the fray, specifically in the way it adapts its concept to the neighbourhoods unique, heritage bones.
ON THE PLATE: A la cart

ON THE PLATE: A la cart

Its no secret that Vancouvers food landscape has dramatically improved over the past decade.

FREE WILL ASTROLOGY: June 9

ARIES (March 21-April 19): You have a poetic license, as well as astrological permission, to be extra cute in the coming week. I mean you have a divine mandate to exceed the usual levels of being adorable and charming and delectable.
FITNESS GOOP: This won't hurt a bit (really)

FITNESS GOOP: This won't hurt a bit (really)

I was recently asked how to convince someone whos afraid of needles to give acupuncture a try. My usual answer is that acupuncture isnt painful, which is usually what most people fear the most about the treatment.
SHOP TALK (June 9)

SHOP TALK (June 9)

SECOND CHANCE: Its been nearly a year-long slog for Jenni Nelson to get Community Thrift & Vintage off the ground.
SUMMER IN VANCOUVER: Summertime and the slacking is easy

SUMMER IN VANCOUVER: Summertime and the slacking is easy

You know how it is: Just when youve convinced yourself that summer isnt showing up this year, again, the clouds part and that mysterious yellow orb sends anemic Wet Coasters diving for their sunglasses and stampeding outside.
SHOP TALK (June 2)

SHOP TALK (June 2)

ICY HOT: Last week we mentioned the Vancouver Special, a particularly heinous fashion crime committed by female hockey fans who coordinate an oversized Canucks jersey with a pair of leggings.
SUMMER IN VANCOUVER: In the heat of the night

SUMMER IN VANCOUVER: In the heat of the night

Photographed by: David Fierro ( DavidFierro.com ) Stylist: Erin Stanley, Judy Inc. ( JudyInc.com ) Makeup/Hair: Ellen Pratt, TRESemme Tres Two Spray and MAC Cosmetics, Judy Inc. ( JudyInc.com ) Models: Becky, John Casablancas ( JCVancouver.
FITNESS GOOP: The truth about lifting weights

FITNESS GOOP: The truth about lifting weights

Most of my clients are women of all ages and fitness levels. Most complain that they dont want to lift weights because they dont want to get big and bulky.

FRESH SHEET: Food & drink happenings (June 2)

Electric Owl, the 200-seat, Japanese izakaya-themed restaurant and live music venue in the renovated American Hotel in Strathcona, has just opened up. Check it out at 928 Main. (604-558-0928, ElectricOwl.ca ).