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THE LOOK: Plain clothes detective

THE LOOK: Plain clothes detective

Decades before fashion bloggers like The Sartorialist, Face Hunter and Garance Doré brought street style to the masses, there was Bill Cunningham.
ON THE PLATE: Freshly caught prawns hit the ‘spot’

ON THE PLATE: Freshly caught prawns hit the ‘spot’

Many ingredients herald the arrival of spring, but Id gladly trade all the fresh local halibut and asparagus for a bucket of spot prawns harvested in B.C. waters.

VW's compact SUV fun, but on pricey side

Quick Tiguan drives like nimble Golf hatchback
THE LOOK: Celebrity hairdresser a cut above the rest

THE LOOK: Celebrity hairdresser a cut above the rest

Last week, when a young singer named Pia Toscano was voted off American Idol, people were shocked.

FRESH SHEET: Food & Drink Happenings (Apr. 14)

Jenny Shearman has been promoted to head chef at East Hastings wine bar Au Petit Chavignol . Before making the move to East Van, Shearman trained with Bruno Marti at his famed Ladner restaurant, La Belle Auberge .
FITNESS GOOP: Reduce your stress in just 15 minutes

FITNESS GOOP: Reduce your stress in just 15 minutes

Heres the funny thing about stress management: when people are under stress, they genuinely believe theres no time for relaxing or being healthy.
ONE THE PLATE: The triumphant return of the neighbourhood café

ONE THE PLATE: The triumphant return of the neighbourhood café

Last autumn, WE broke the news of the coming of The Outpost Cafe at King Edward and Fraser. The owner, film veteran Katherine Reynolds, told us the 1100-sq.-ft.

Exotic Courier: Pat Carmichael and Sheila Pomeroy in Washington, D.C.

Courier readers: Pat Carmichael and Sheila Pomeroy Destination: Washington, D.C.
THE LOOK: Vancouver Fashion Week chic

THE LOOK: Vancouver Fashion Week chic

By offering relatively obscure emerging designers an affordable opportunity to showcase their work, Vancouver Fashion Week (running Apr. 12-17) puts lie to the idea that this city is derivative in its style.
SHOP TALK (Apr. 7)

SHOP TALK (Apr. 7)

GET YOUR GROOM ON: With leather couches, dark wood, televisions and beer (yes, you can have a brew while youre getting sheared), contemporary barbershop Male Essentials (817 Granville 604-681-1911 MyMaleEssentials.com ) was designed by men, for men.