Want to step up your at-home bartending game? From small boutiques to restaurant suppliers, Vancouver is home to plenty of shops that cater to amateur mixologists and cocktail enthusiasts of all sorts. Deck out your bar cart and master the Old Fashioned by visiting these fine retailers. [Photo courtesy of Sips Cocktail Emporium]
As minimalist design takes Vancouver by storm, these local boutiques offer streamlined home-wares, clothing, and more products and goodies, all inspired by the distinct Scandinavian style of great white north.
An arrangement of fresh flowers is bound to beautify any space. Whether you’re looking for a simple bouquet to spruce up your apartment or business, or you want to bedeck your wedding with colourful centrepieces, here are some of Vancouver’s best floral designers.
Sharing is caring and the holidays bring out the Christmas spirit in even the most hardened Scrooge. Buy your gifts from local Vancouver shops and charitable organizations that give something back to the community and you can feel warm and fuzzy about your splurges this season, and also help worthy causes at the most wonderful time of the year.
Like the glamourous Marilyn Monroe once said, "diamonds are a girl's best friend." Isn't that the truth! Whether you're shopping for diamonds, rubies, gemstones or pearls, a beautiful shiny bauble will never disappoint. If you’re looking for a forever gem that will always be treasured, check out these Vancouver jewellers who specialize in all things sparkling.
There’s something to be said about going into a bookstore, running your fingers over the spines, and finding a copy of your favourite childhood tome or discovering a new author. The staff are usually hardcore bibliophiles and ready with a suggestion – you just have to ask. Vancouver’s charming used bookshops are the perfect places to wander on a rainy afternoon or pop into for last-minute gifts.
With the return of vinyl as the medium of choice for music lovers the world over, it has never been easier to find a copy of the latest must-have single, or your mom’s favourite album from when she was in high school. Shopping for vinyl in Vancouver is analogous in many ways to shopping for books; it’s a task easily completed online, but not without losing the fun of burrowing fingers into stacks and browsing for hours.
Coins, stamps, cards and more – this is where the action is for collectors in Vancouver. The folks at these stores have as much knowledge about their trade as you can fit in a human brain; give them your attention and you’ll get a real lesson. Most importantly, they’re all fair and honest.
Whether you’re feeling creative or just want save some money this Christmas, Vancouver is home to plenty of craft stores that sell everything from wool and woodcuts to paper and patterned fabric. Check out these shops for all the materials you need to turn into one of Santa’s elves and make DIY delights for the holiday season. [Photo © Yellow Pages / Pages Jaunes]
The adorable seaside town of Steveston in Richmond feels like a relic from a time gone by. Discover some of the most adorable, stylish and mesmerizing shops in the village.
The holidays are always so much fun; festive gatherings, ugly Christmas sweaters, and glittering lights are just a few of the things that come to mind when I think of this season. I love finding the perfect gifts for family and friends. Nothing feels better than seeing that special someone’s face light up and knowing you bought just the right present. Visit these Vancouver shops to find a gift that your mom is sure to adore!
The holiday season is the time of year when we do most of our entertaining, so we all want our homes to be transformed into magical, festive spaces. Whatever your budget or style, you're sure to find the perfect holiday decorations at these local Vancouver shops.
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