Archive for December, 2013

2013 Travel Highlights


Monday, December 30th, 2013 — 9:04pm PST
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One of the best parts about my job as an author, freelance writer, WordPress theme developer and founder of this blog is that I can work from just about anywhere in the world. Over the last three years alone I have taken my trusty laptop to three continents and have continued to write about life, […]

Vancouver Polar Bear Swim 2014


Monday, December 30th, 2013 — 11:34am PST
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The Vancouver Polar Bear Swim returns to English Bay for the 94th year on January 1, 2014. Update: If you’re looking for January 2015 events, find them here. New Year’s Day 1939 + 2011. Archives# CVA 371-836 + Photo credit: Michael Kalus – Michael Kalus Print It was in 1920 that Peter Pantages created the […]

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver


Monday, December 30th, 2013 — 10:14am PST
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If you have a live, cut Christmas tree that you will need to dispose of over the next week or so, there are several tree chipping and tree recycling options in Vancouver. Photo credit: mrlerone on Flickr Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver Christmas Tree Chipping City of Vancouver staff and Lions Club […]

Vancouver Photos of the Week: Last Week of December


Sunday, December 29th, 2013 — 6:14pm PST
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It’s been more than 7 days since I’ve posted the Vancouver Photos of the Week so I have plenty of images to choose from in the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Snow, sunshine, Christmas lights, waterfront scenes, shipwrecks and sunsets. I’ve decided to roll these into the final roundup of 2013 and going into 2014, I’ll also […]

Ballet BC Presents Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker


Sunday, December 29th, 2013 — 2:59pm PST
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I’ve seen The Nutcracker a couple of times with my mother, whether performed on stage or on TV (it’s a mother-daughter Christmas tradition) and we both agree that the rendition by Alberta Ballet, now playing at the Queen Elizabeth theatre, choreographed by Edward Stripe with live music by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, is by far […]

New Year’s Eve Lobby Party at Rosewood Hotel Georgia


Friday, December 27th, 2013 — 5:20pm PST
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Celebrate the opulence and decadence of the 1920s in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s Lobby this New Year’s Eve as they host a Gatsby-themed party. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotel Georgia The hotel’s roaring 20’s New Year’s Eve Lobby Party features 23 performers including a live band, cabaret/burlesques entertainment, iced vodka and caviar bar, liquid nitrogen […]

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