31 Aug 2018

Mermaids, Love Potion and Queen Cake

Gustav Von Mink is a busy man. He is ever thinking of new ways to feature his small batch chocolate: with kentucky bourbon and fresh mint in chocolate ganache, over bacon in hand speckled eggs, sparkling with mermaid-approved sea salt. Or how about some milk chocolate ketzels rolled through caramelized

28 Aug 2018

Fleming For Free @ UBC

With the high cost of living in Vancouver, it can be tough to find the money to get out to artist events. Thankfully, free options exist, including some wonderful options at UBC. Case in point: On September 18th at the Old Auditorium, the incredible Renée Fleming – most recently nominated

26 Aug 2018

Dogs in Art

Cats may rule the internet, but dogs have long been inspiring artists to pull out their paints and pooch-coloured pencils. Some early canine canvas spotting: • Jan van Eyck. The Arnolfini Portrait. 1434 • Lavinia Fontana. Portrait of a Noblewoman. 1580 • Diego Velázquez. Las Meninas. 1656 • Frans van

26 Aug 2018

Julia Alvarez’s Bad Ginger Cookies

‘After Mom’s death,’ author Julia Alvarez writes, ‘we found a box of ginger cookies in her freezer. I parceled them out, having one a week to make them last. Each time I took a bite and that spicy tingling filled my mouth, I thought of how – along with all

24 Aug 2018

Emily Bourke

i. I work as a…Children’s Book Illustrator, among a few other artistic practices. ii. I do this creative work because… in doing so, I’m able to connect to children while also bringing out my inner child. I make and appreciate art that speaks to all ages. Issues that apply to

19 Aug 2018

Gabriola Arts Festival

So far there have been one person plays, magic shows, The Kerplunks and a be there in a flash mob doing the grapevine and the rolling twist to Aretha. Artisans have been selling their creations while farmers ladle out their winning stews. If you can get to the Cultivate Theatre,

17 Aug 2018

Paul Long

i. I work as a…Designer, Production Manager, and a small business owner. I design and oversee manufacturing of high quality, locally-made clothing and gear using natural fibers. ii. I do this creative work because…it gives me an opportunity to connect with my passions. I am passionate about the outdoors and

14 Aug 2018

Puccini to Rossini

In February of 1896, music critic Carlo Bersezio delivered his verdict on the first performance of Puccini’s new opera, La Bohème, in Turin. ‘La Bohème, even as it leaves little impression on the minds of the audience, will leave no great trace upon the history of our lyric theater, and

12 Aug 2018

Coco Your Cakes

Countdown to one sweet launch. On August 14th, Lyndsay Sung – one of Vancouver’s hyper-creative baker bloggers – will see the release of her first cookbook: Coco Cake Land: Cute and Pretty Party Cakes to Bake and Decorate, published by Roost Books. ~ ~ Inside you’ll find photos of her

10 Aug 2018

The Broad

Across the street and up the block from LA’s MOCA is the gorgeously lit Broad Museum. Founded by collectors and philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad in 2015 and designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler, the Broad offers free admission. With more than two thousand pieces of art