30 Dec 2018

A Siege of Herons

The castle was tempting, but capturing it wasn’t going to be easy. When storming wouldn’t work, medieval armies tried the siege approach.  Stay put, fortify the weaponry, cut off supplies, and wait for the inhabitants to starve and surrender. The all-legs heron takes a similarly patient approach with its prey.

30 Dec 2018

Top Books + The VPL Roof Garden

As we near the end of the year, CBC has partnered with the Public Library to reveal Vancouver’s most-borrowed Adult and YA books of 2018. Adult Fiction, Print The Death of Mrs. Westaway, Ruth Ware All the Light We Cannot See, Anthony Doerr Crazy Rich Asians, Kevin Kwan The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood Indian

28 Dec 2018

Festival of Lights @ VanDusen

When Louise XIV walked through the Versailles gardens, his staff were on the ready. Turn on the water in the water-hog fountain beauties as he walks by. Turn off the water when the Sun King is out of sight. But the intricate gardens of André Le Nôtre were to be enjoyed beyond the light

25 Dec 2018

Artful Feasting

Merry Christmas 🎄 and Happy Holidays to those who have celebrated Chanukah and are looking forward to the 2018 holiday break! May your  holidays feature more time with people you love, old and new traditions, and much delicious food. Whether you are prepping the kitchen, the table, or your stomach, here is

23 Dec 2018

Holiday Chocolatiers

Who can take tomorrow, Dip it in a dream? Separate the sorrow And collect up all the cream? The candyman can. The (nice kind of ) candyman can. If Willy Wonka is still in retirement and Charlie is busy fighting off Veruca, Vancouver is a good place to look for

21 Dec 2018

Sounds of Vancouver

When you think of Vancouver, which images come to mind? Mountains, oceans, markets, bridges, clocks. Visitors leave the city with thickets of photos and hard drives crammed with video clips. There are the odd travellers, however, who prefer to revisit memories with their ears rather than their eyes. They use

18 Dec 2018

Jeffrey Milstein

i. I work as a(n) Artist using photography as my primary medium. ii. I do this creative work because: I have always been a visual artist ever since my earliest memories I drew and painted and made things. Photography allows for instant (almost) gratification. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work

16 Dec 2018

Sipping Violets – 2019 Canadian Restaurant Trends

At the start of 2018, Restaurants Canada – a national, not for profit association –  asked 430 chefs about the menu items and cooking techniques that were gaining popularity in their professional kitchens.     Now, as Restaurants Canada prepares for their huge 2019 Trade Show, they report out on

14 Dec 2018

Our Christmas With Chor Leoni

Of all the December evenings we have spent with Chor Leoni, one stands out. It was December 20th, 2011 and we knew that Dad wouldn’t make it to Christmas. As he lay sleeping for the night in his hospital bed, Mum and I dashed to St. Andrew’s-Wesley in our crumpled

11 Dec 2018

Guo Pei, The Detail

“Fashion shouldn’t just be about the present,” says designer Guo Pei. “I care more about the meaning behind the details. Therefore, the embroidery and motifs you see on my clothing all have stories behind them.” Even if you have been to the Vancouver Art Gallery once to see the Guo