As the nights get longer and cooler weather rolls in, there’s a growing urge to curl up on the couch and hibernate for the winter. Enter the tenth annual Interior Design Show, taking place at the Vancouver Convention Centre this week (September 25-28).
Monday, 22 September 2014 08:00


This week’s list includes a weekly comedy night, fashion social, live burlesque and the last day of Shine.
Friday, 19 September 2014 08:00

AKA Proves that Packaging is the New Black

It’s been four years since a group of designers, photographers and illustrators gathered together to collaborate and create a sense of community between their disciplines. And today, under the watchful eyes of founders, Jesse Bannister and Josh Vanderheide, Also Known As is thriving.

The people have spoken. Local readers of the Georgia Straight have cast their votes for the best that Vancouver has to offer and it looks like the independent spirit is getting more love than ever. In this issue, Gastown’s independent coffee shops, menswear shops, barbershops and pubs (to name a few) were recognized for their originality and one of a kind offerings. Here’s a look at who was acknowledged in this year’s list.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 09:00

The Dogs of Gastown: Louie, Hunter & Bruce

There’s no end to the canine characters that you’ll see on the streets of Gastown, but the ones who dare to dabble in the social sphere are truly one of a kind. Our first three ‘Dogs of Gastown’ or DOG for short (gotta love it when a plan comes together…) have their own Twitter handles and Instagram feeds, posting pics and words of wisdom on the interweb for all to enjoy.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:00

5 Essential Fall Fashion Trends

With all the new fashions hitting the sales floor, it's time to begin updating your look with new requisites. It can be tricky to know what looks to embrace and add to your wardrobe, so we’ve browsed the racks at our local womenswear boutiques and covered five of the latest trends to consider as you put together a new autumn ensemble.
Monday, 15 September 2014 09:21

Things to Check Out This Week in Gastown

A non-exclusive list of new things to keep on your radar.

Originally offering an evenings-only menu, Gastown’s French inspired L’Abattoir restaurant will now be opening its doors earlier to include lunch during the week.
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 09:00

Gastown design firm set to makeover May's Place

Cutler puts their mark on retail and commercial projects across Canada, but this winter, they’ll be switching gears to bring beauty and comfort to a hospice organization that cares for some of Vancouver’s most vulnerable.
Monday, 08 September 2014 15:40

Fall 2014 Denim Report

Behind every great man is a great pair of denim – it’s a staple to everyday life. With the arrival of new fall fashion, now is the best time to shop for new threads. Here’s the scoop on which trends to keep your eyes on and where you can find the latest styles in Gastown's menswear scene.
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