Category: Canada

THE MARINE BUILDING: Vancouver’s Iconic Art Deco Building

THE MARINE BUILDING: Vancouver’s Iconic Art Deco Building

Almost every North American city has one: the Art Deco tower that outshines the rest of the skyline, even the taller, more recent additions. For Vancouver, this is the Marine building, a “tasting menu” of the finest ingredients of Art Deco Design and Imagery. Completed in 1930, the structure has been impeccably preserved. This legendary […]

Broom Co. — A Broom to Sweep Away All Your Troubles

Broom Co. — A Broom to Sweep Away All Your Troubles

Against a dramatic backdrop of skyscrapers that comb the sky, Granville Island in Vancouver is a microcosm of little roads lined with interesting shops, restaurants, and galleries. Known for its market stocked with the freshest of produce, it also has some of the most unusual shopping in the city if not the region. Finding our […]

SEARCH AND RESCUE DENIM: Turning a Utilitarian Article into a Fashion Statement

SEARCH AND RESCUE DENIM: Turning a Utilitarian Article into a Fashion Statement

While starting as a small one-man operation, Search and Rescue Denim has been featured on CNN, The New York Times, Netflix and Lonely Planet to name a few. How did this happen? The founder of the company, Will Fosdick, came to creating designer aprons in a serendipitous way.  Between the ages of 18 and 24, […]

Commercial Drive (Vancouver, BC)

Commercial Drive (Vancouver, BC)

The Drive, as it is known, is one delicious thoroughfare. Food-centric and loaded with food shops, it is best known for the eight-block stretch called “Little Italy,” where many Italian Immigrants originally opened food stores after coming to Vancouver in the 1970s.  Now extending for 22 blocks with about 300 storefronts, the shops on Commercial […]

CHEMAINUS, CANADA – Back to Life!

CHEMAINUS, Vancouver Island, Canada, was a dying Canadian Town. Then it was resuscitated through its art program. Ruth asked if I would like to visit Chemainus – like I knew what Chemainus was!!  So I said: “Let’s go!” The Ferry Next morning, we were in line for the ferry that would take us and the […]