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TOQUE At Western Front December 4-6

2 Dec

TOQUE2015You are invited to come out and support TOQUE. This is an annual fundraiser for the Western Front which is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music. Proceeds from TOQUE support the year round art and music programs at Western Front.  The now 3 day event will be held in the Luxe Hall at Western Front, 303 E. 8th Avenue, and features a selection of talented artists, designers and artisans.  Some of the items you can expect to find include books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics as well as one-of-a-kind objects and delectable treats. Vendors participating in this year’s event include Fable Naturals1UP Caramels, East Van Jam, Draw Me A Lion, Made by Kin, Maggie Boyd Ceramics,  Simply Read Books, Strathcona Stockings, WarmAndDrift, Woodlot and many more. This event runs Friday, December 4th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

By Broken Arrow – An East Van Gifter

20 Oct

ByBrokenArrowFloralWe love featuring local businesses and with the gift giving season soon approaching, we would like to introduce you to a great East Van business – By Broken Arrow.   Sami Wall is the creative talent behind this business that creates beautiful gift boxes packed with local product much of it from East Van.  Sami is a self described ‘mompreneur’ who started her business 1 ½ years ago. Wanting to work from home to be there for her young children, she came up with the idea and created a gift box for a friend. She posted a photo of the gift box on Instagram and a business was born. Sami’s background is in interior design and home staging which shows in her gift boxes. We, of course, love that they are packed with local East Van products. Some of the businesses she features in her gift boxes include East Van Jam, Candid Confectioner, Fable Naturals, Marsh & Mallow and Noble & Co. to name a few. Many of her gift boxes include fresh flowers from the Flower Factory on Main Street.  The gift boxes can be customized for wedding or baby showers, birthdays, house warming or that the foodie in your life. All you need to do is give Sami a bit of background information on the recipient and she’ll put together the perfect gift box.   If you wish to order a gift box from By Broken Arrow, the lead time is 2 days, but Sami can accommodate some rush orders.  Shipping is a flat rate of $25. We invite you to check these elegant gift boxes that make the perfect gift and at the same time support local. UPDATE: By Broken Arrow now offering online shop featuring some of the great items by local makers. We invite you to check what some of our local makers have to offer.

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TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair December 5th & 6th

4 Dec

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You are invited to come out and support TOQUE. This is an annual fundraiser for the Western Front which is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music.  The two-day event will be held in the Luxe Hall at Western Front, 303 E. 8th Avenue, and features a selection of talented artists, designers and artisans.  Some of the items you can expect to find include books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics as well as one-of-a-kind objects and delectable treats. Vendors participating in this year’s event include Fable Naturals, 1UP Caramels, Hives for Humanity, Draw Me A Lion, Made by Kin, Maggie Boyd Ceramics, Olla Flowers, Simply Read Books and WarmAndDrift and many more.   This event runs Friday, December 5th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and Saturday, December 6th from 11 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

This Holiday Season SHOP LOCAL & Check Out Fable Naturals

29 Nov

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At ILiveInEastVan.com we are passionate about supporting local businesses.  With the upcoming Christmas season, we would like to introduce you to some local businesses whether online retailers or brick and mortar stores. Our goal is to let you know about some of the great products, retailers and artisans right in your own backyard.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Fable Naturals which is a relatively young company run by Gwen Richards and Chris Nicol. Fable Naturals is based in Mount Pleasant and makes a line of fair trade certified bath and body products. They are inspired by locally sourced ingredients as well as ethically sourced ingredients from afar. All of their products are made by hand in small batches in their Mount Pleasant studio. Their line includes organic lip balms, skin exfoliators, moisturizers, soaps, lotions, body wash, sugar scrubs and more. Gwen and Chris focus on making healthier skin care products without unnecessary fragrances and chemicals.  Their newest product is their Vanilla Orange lip balm which Chris thinks smells just like a creamsicle. Their lip balms will be on our Christmas shopping list this holiday season.

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If you wish to try their products, Chris and Gwen recently revamped their website and to celebrate they are offering 20% OFF all orders made on or before December 24, 2014.  They invite you to use the Coupon Code EAST VAN  in order to obtain the discount. If your order is over $60, Fable Naturals offers free shipping. If you are local in East Van and do no wish to pay for shipping, you can also pick up from their office.

If you wish to see their products in person so you can sample and smell this great line, you can visit Chris & Gwen at the following events in and around East Vancouver:

Saturday, November 29th

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair
Strathcona Community Centre
601 Keefer Street

December 4th – December 7th

Make It Vancouver
PNE Forum 2901 E Hastings Street

December 5th –  December 6th 

TOQUE
Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue

Saturday, December 20th

Nat Bailey Winter Farmers Market
Nat Bailey Stadium
4601 Ontario Street

You can also find their products at a few select retailers around town. For a rundown of where, visit them online at Fable Naturals.com. Chris and Gwen also just announced their Holiday Giveaway. You have the opportunity to enter to win their organic facial care line which includes their Quinoa + Almond Facial Exfoliator, Rosehip + Olive Facial Oil and Chamomile + Shea Moisturizer. For an opportunity to enter, check out Holiday Giveway.

We hope you will join us in supporting local this holiday season.

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4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair November 29th

27 Nov

StrathconaCraftFairYou are invited to the 4th Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair. This event will take place at the Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street from 10:00 am –4:00 pm this Saturday, November 29th. There will be many great local artisans including Andrea Hooge, a Vancouver based artist who will be showcasing her original works, City Creations with puppets galore including finger puppets, East Van Jam with fun gourmet jam using locally sourced ingredients, Fable Naturals with a line of fair trade certified bath and body products. Be sure to check out their lip balms in biodegradable cardboard tubes. Also on hand will be Missy So with handmade cards and Tessa Manu Photography. Tessa is a self-taught photographer that is fascinated by intricate details, bright colours, crumbling paint and brick walls, be sure to check out her unique pics.  For a full rundown of all the vendors this Saturday, visit Vendors 2014.  Admission for the Strathcona Craft Fair is $2.00, children under 12 are free.

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