Archive for March, 2012

Book Warehouse is Closing

Comments 7 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Book Warehouse, one of Vancouver’s most beloved local book stores, will be closing its remaining locations after a final sale blowout that began today. “Who knows what we’ll be doing as the weeks go on? We sort of forgot to stop ordering books, so our warehouse is jammed with thousands more books. We’ll keep putting […]

Gadgets for Spring Break at Caya

Comments 146 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I had been by Caya before but had no idea that it was a series of boutiques setup by TELUS that connects phones, photography, accessories, Optik TV, and imaging services. Their focus right now is on gadgets for spring break — capturing and sharing your adventures with friends and family. Whether you’re heading to Whistler, […]

Kits Me…Love the Hood You’re In!

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Kitsilano residents love their community and it shows. One of the first local blogs I ever read in 2005 was and I’ve had the pleasure of speaking in front of dedicated business owners at the Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce. In a new joint effort by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, Kitsilano 4th Avenue BIA, Kitsilano Chamber […]

Townsite Brewing in Powell River

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

I was recently flown up to Powell River, at the top end of our gorgeous Sunshine Coast, to visit a local icon that is in danger. Along the way I met Karen Skadsheim, owner of Townsite Brewing, Powell River’s first brewery that will be tapping its first keg later this month. Located in historic Townsite, […]

The Burrard Hotel Downtown Vancouver

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt
Disclosure: Review — I was not paid to write this post, or any other, and a review was not expected. I did have 1 complimentary night at The Burrard. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

The Burrard Hotel has recently undergone a complete renovation, overhaul, re-branding, and everything else associated with bringing this 1950s style motor hotel up to Vancouver’s world-class city standards. Tipping their hat to their roots, you can find retro charms like plastic patio furniture in the swinging garden courtyard mixed with modern amenities like complimentary WIFI […]