Dec 2, 2016
New and Improved: The latest developments in the world of lifestyle this month
Jenny Peng

Known among collectors for their quality craftsmanship and minimalist designs, German Nomos Glashütte watches (pictured above) have arrived at Roldorf & Co. in Vancouver’s Bentall Centre. Their manual-winding and automatic collection featuring 12 core models ranges from $2,000 to $5,000. Following...

Nov 30, 2016
The Weekender: 5 festive beers from B.C. breweries
Marcie Good

Bob and Doug McKenzie were on to something when they sang about the gift of beer. Now that craft breweries have infused their hops with class and flavour, what better way to show your true love? Here are five festive brews to celebrate the holidays.

Nov 28, 2016
Six prime private dining rooms in Vancouver
Amanda Ross

From heritage spaces to dynamite views to luxe lounges, trying to find the right room to accommodate an intimate meal, festive gathering or full-on office holiday bash often seems to need military strategic planning. We’ve scoured the city and chosen six excellent options (plus one coming down the pike) that, depending on the size of your party, capture just the right ingredients for merrymaking

Nov 24, 2016
The Weekender: 6 adult Advent calendars from B.C. businesses
Felicity Stone

Rosewood Hotel Georgia Virtual Advent Calendar Every day from December 1 to 24, Rosewood Hotel Georgia will post an image of an iconic doorway on its Instagram account. For a chance to win a daily prize ranging from a bottle of...

Nov 23, 2016
BC Children's Hospital Foundation's 30th Annual Crystal Ball
Paul Duchart

More than 400 guests attended the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation’s 30th annual Crystal Ball presented by Beedie Development on November 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel. A record-breaking $4.4 million was raised toward the $6 million Children’s Healing Experience Project...

Nov 23, 2016
The kiss-ass guide to giving
Amanda Ross

1. For the co-worker with never enough time to pack a healthy lunch, curry “flavour” with Vancouver-based Gift-a-Green: these locally made holiday greeting cards double as edible miniature microgreens. $9.95 2. The early bird may catch the worm, but the Revive...

Nov 18, 2016
Weekend Warrior: Steve Sammut of Rocky Mountaineer laces up
Felicity Stone

My parents were immigrants from Malta. There’s no ice in Malta—it’s very hot and warm. My father played soccer and some other sports growing up but not hockey. He used to watch it on television, so I remember watching on...

Nov 17, 2016
5 B.C. wine tours to welcome winter
Felicity Stone

Okanagan Falls Holiday Cheer Thirteen wineries offer wine tastings, food pairings and holiday gift ideas. The wineries will also be collecting unperishable goods to donate to a local charity, Helping Hand’s Christmas Food Hampers. When: November 19 and 20, 11 a.m. to...

Nov 16, 2016
Vancouver's green economy—winners and losers
Felicity Stone

Vancouver is planning to become the world’s greenest city by 2020 and obtain 100 per cent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. Meanwhile, California economist and business consultant Bill Roth sees 2017 as a turning point in the...

Nov 14, 2016
BC Children's Hospital Foundation's A Night of Miracles 2016
Paul Duchart

Over 400 guests attended the eighth annual A Night of Miracles on November 5 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Hotel. Presented by Fasken Martineau and RBC, the event raised more than $483,000 for highly specialized equipment for patients at BC...

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