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SHOP TALK (May 12)

GOOD OPTICS: Buying new eyewear is the fourth most stressful purchase one can make, after a house, a car, and a swimsuit. That helps to explain the success of DELLA OPTIQUE (2589 W. Broadway, 604 742-3937, DellaOptique.
ON THE PLATE: Neighbourhood café redefined

ON THE PLATE: Neighbourhood café redefined

In this column last month, while qualifying where Frasers Outpost Cafe stood in the limited pantheon of Vancouvers superlative neighbourhood cafés, I made brief mention of Le Marché St. George.

FRESH SHEET: Food & Drink Happenings (May 5)

In celebration of Mothers Day, Harry Kambolis C Restaurant on the False Creek waterfront is offering complimentary canapes and cocktails to Moms on Sunday, May 8 between 3 and 5pm.
THE LOOK: Mother’s Day gift-giving made easy

THE LOOK: Mother’s Day gift-giving made easy

Deciding what to get the woman who raised you, fed you and put a roof over your head for better or worse is for some, a cinch but for others an annual dilemma that is ultimately left to the last possible minute.

Exotic Courier: Gail and Rudy Marek in Bora Bora

Exotic Courier readers: Gail and Rudy Marek Destination: Bora Bora Favourite memories of trip: Although they look too young to be celebrating their 30th anniversary, Gail and Rudy marked three decades together by travelling to the South Pacific islan
SHOP TALK (Apr. 28)

SHOP TALK (Apr. 28)

POP ROCKS : Pop-up shops have been de riguer for years and, with the recent appearance of two more brief consumer encounters on the local landscape, it appears guerilla retail is here to stay.
THE LOOK: Tasteless and tacky? Looks like team spirit

THE LOOK: Tasteless and tacky? Looks like team spirit

Recently a Facebook friend shared his boyfriends sentiments on Vancouvers near-terminal case of playoff fever. I hope the Canucks lose so people stop wearing jerseys and being ugly. I agree with him.

FRESH SHEET: Food & Drink Happenings (Apr. 28)

Road trip! Okanagan chef Matthew Batey at Mission Hill Family Estate has invited Blue Water Cafes Frank Pabst and CinCins Todd Howard up from Vancouver to prepare a special, multi-course supper in the winerys elegant Chagall Room on Friday, May 6 at
FITNESS GOOP: Pressing the snooze alarm

FITNESS GOOP: Pressing the snooze alarm

Sleep is so simple, yet many struggle to get a good nights sleep. Without it, were not at our best.
ON THE PLATE: Opening soon: Four restaurants to watch for

ON THE PLATE: Opening soon: Four restaurants to watch for

Its going to be an interesting spring on the food front with lots of new restaurant openings on the immediate horizon.