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Make It! At PNE Forum April 21 – 23

19 Apr

MakeIt!VancouverIf you haven’t heard of Make It! you may be living under a rock. This event founded by siblings Chandler Herbut and Jenna Herbut in 2008, showcases artists, crafters and makers from all over Canada. This year, you will find over 200 exhibitors or ‘Makies’ at the PNE Forum from April 21st to April 23rd. You will find a wide variety of items including some personal favourites such as Beth & Olivia, The Lemon Square, Sea Luxe, Sable Shortbread, Laughing Sparrow, East Van Light, Amara Blue DesignsDIG Leather, Irit Sorokin Designs and Tessa Manu Photography. Alright, so that’s a long list. These are some of the many we will be checking out this weekend.  Shopping isn’t the only thing happening at Make It! There will be music, food trucks and a beer garden as well as a silent auction with items donated by the makies with 100% of the proceeds to benefit the Union Gospel Mission. Make It! kicks off this Friday, April 21st at 11:00 am. Tickets are $5 at the door with kids under 12 free. 

 

Artisan Markets & Craft Fairs In East Vancouver 2016

10 Nov

SnowflakeTis the season is upon us for an array of craft markets and artisan fairs. The collection of local talent is rather awe inspiring when you attend any of these events. If you are looking for a gift for a birthday, anniversary or Christmas, you are likely to find something at any one of these markets. You will find an array of items including art work, pottery, clothing accessories, baked goods, local spirits, gifts for that foodie in your life or beard kits for the man in your life. Of course, it goes without saying these markets are a great way to support local enterprising entrepreneurs.  Each market has its own unique feel, whether you are looking for a smaller market such as River District Winter Craft Fair or something on a bigger scale like Make It! At the PNE Fourm or Shiny Muddy Fuzzy.  We have set out below a rundown in date order of the upcoming markets in East Van for November and December. We will continue to update this list as we learn of more.  We hope you will join us in supporting local this holiday season.

NOVEMBER 2016

Nov. 18: 33rd Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair-Britannia Com Centre 3-8
Nov. 19: 33rd Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair-Britannia Com Centre 10-5
Nov. 20: River District Winter Craft Fair – 8683 Kerr Street 11-4
Nov. 20: BLIM – Heritage Hall 120-6

Nov. 25: Italian Indoor Christmas Market – Italian Cultural Centre 4-8
Nov. 25: June Hunter Holiday Studio Sale  2 – 7 pm
Nov. 25: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 4-9
Nov. 26: June Hunter Holiday Studio Sale 10 – 5
Nov. 26: Strathcona Winter Fair – Strathcona Community Centre 10-4
Nov. 26: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 9-4
Nov. 26: Renfrew Craft Fair – Renfrew Park Community Centre 10-3

Nov. 27: River District Winter Craft Fair 11 – 4
Nov. 27: June Hunter Holiday Studio Sale 10 – 5
Nov. 27: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 9-4
Nov. 27: Market For A Cause (Canucks Autism Network) – Heritage Hall 11-4

DECEMBER 2016

Dec. 2: Eastside Flea – 1024 Main Street 6-10 pm
Dec. 2: TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair  6-10 pm
Dec. 3: Eastside Flea – 1024 Main Street 11-5
Dec. 3: Aboriginal Christmas Fair – 1607 East Hastings St. 10-5
Dec. 3: Artisan Market – Collingwood Neighbourhood House 11 – 4
Dec. 3: TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair  11-5
Dec. 3: Odd Fellows Market – Wise Hall 10-4
Dec. 4: River District Winter Craft Fair 11-4
Dec. 4: Odd Fellows Market – Wise Hall 10-4
Dec. 4: Eastside Flea – 1024 Main Street 11-5
Dec. 4: Aboriginal Christmas Fair – 1607 East Hastings St. 10-5
Dec. 4: TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair  11-5
Dec. 4: Vintage Handmade Society Pop Up – Art & Leisure

Dec. 8: Make It! – PNE Forum 11 am – 9 pm
Dec. 9: Make It! – PNE Forum 11 am – 9 pm
Dec. 10: Holiday Sip & Shop – The Aviary 12-4 pm
Dec. 10:  East Van Ham – The Hall: 1739 Venables Street 11-6
Dec. 10: Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – Heritage Hall
Dec. 10: Make It! – PNE Forum 10 am – 6 pm
Dec. 11: Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – Heritage Hall
Dec. 11: Make It! – PNE Forum 11 am – 5 pm

Dec. 17: Crafty Affaire – Croatian Cultural Centre 10-5
Dec. 17: Tugboat Landing Artisan Market – 2010 E. Kent Avenue 11 – 4
Dec. 17: Women’s Winter Faire – Heritage Hall 11-5
Dec. 17: Winter Craft Fair – Homestead Junction 10-5
Dec. 18: Women’s Winter Faire – Heritage Hall 11-5
Dec. 18: Winter Craft Fair – Homestead Junction 10-5
Dec. 18: Love It. Craft It. 2016 – The Aviary 10-5

 

Eastside Flea – Last Dash Holiday Bash At The Wise Hall December 19 & 20

15 Dec

GreenOrnamentThe Eastside Flea is back at the Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street, December 19th & 20th with their Last Dash Holiday Bash. There will be over 60+ local vendors on hand selling an array of items new and used. You can expect to find collectibles, gift cards, handcrafted and vintage jewellery, vinyl records, succulents and plants and a whole host of gift items for the last minute holiday shopper. The Salt Dispensary will be on hand with Gourmet Blended Salts under the $10 mark. Also Noble & Co will be on hand with handmade natural beeswax candles and our personal favourite East Van Jam.  To keep you warm, Kahve & Chai will be on hand with an indoor concession serving up chai, coffee and tea. Tacofino will be stationed outside all day serving what they do best, tacos. Admission is $3.00 and $2.00 with a non-perishable food donation. Eastside Flea runs from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Marsh&Mallow – Decadent Gourmet Marshmallows

9 Nov

FullSizeRender (1)Here at ILiveInEastVan.com we love featuring local East Van businesses and makers. Today we’d like to introduce you to Marsh&Mallow which is the brain child of Carly Bloch.  As the name eludes, Marsh&Mallow makes handmade gourmet marshallows in some amazing decadent flavours.  Added bonus is that they are gluten free.  Carly admits her first attempt at making handmade marshmallows “was an epic fail”. Through trial and error though she has truly mastered the process.  Carly has a career in finance, but needed a creative outlet and loved creating sweet treats and has turned Marsh&Mallow into a successful side business. We hear the special orders are flying in.  And for those itching to place their order, you can purchase Marsh&Mallow through her online store which sets out all the delicious flavours. You will also find her marshmallows in gift baskets being offered by local businesses such as Wantful Gifts and By Broken Arrow. Carly is working on some retail distribution locations and you will soon see her marshmallows in Much & Little on Main Street. But Carly is sticking with her core values which is producing small batches which allows her continue to source products and locally whenever possible.

If you are wondering what her most popular flavour is. We hear it’s her Signature Salted Caramel marshmallow. Carly says “Each batch starts with classic vanilla marshmallows, then salted caramel sauce is swirled right in. The salted caramel sauce is made in house and is the perfect balance of dark and sultry caramelized sugar which is transformed into creamy rich caramel, finished with pink Himalayan sea salt.”   That said, this is one of her best sellers along with Raspberry and Classic Baileys and Cream.  For a limited time during the holiday season, you can order Holiday Mint Chocolate which is a “squishy cool mint marshmallows coated in premium cocoa powder are drizzled with dark chocolate ganache and crushed candy cane.” Sounds like a piece of heaven to us. Prices start at $15.00 per bag for 6 large marshmallows. Personally, we think these would a unique hostess gift this holiday season. We’re just saying. We invite you to check out her online store at Marsh&Mallow.

You will also find Carly’s delicious offerings at this year’s Baker’s Market at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre in SE Vancouver on Sunday, December 6th and 13th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. We sure to stop by and say hi and try a sample.

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All Craft And Artisan Fairs In East Vancouver

5 Nov

Snowflake‘Tis the season for craft and artisan fairs. Local makers have been working hard preparing for the upcoming holiday season. The fairs are a great way to support local when gift giving this holiday season.   We have already checked out the first Winter Craft Fair of the season held at River District in SE Vancouver this past Sunday. This one will run every Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm until December 27th. For those that don’t like crowds, this is a smaller market with great vendors. If you are looking for bigger markets with choices galore, there are many options including Shiny Fuzzy Muddy at the Heritage Hall, Make It!, TOQUE and Vancouver Farmer’s Market Holiday Market and new this year the Italian Christmas Market.  We have set out below a rundown of the upcoming markets in East Van for November and December. We will continue to update this list as we learn of more.  We hope you will join us in supporting local this holiday season.

NOVEMBER 2015

Nov. 8: River District Winter Craft Fair 11- 4
Nov. 10: Crafty Daze – Diwali – Mount Pleasant Community Centre 10:45 am
Nov. 13-15: 32nd Annual Britannia Christmas Craft Fair
Nov. 14: Love It. Craft It – Heritage Hall 11-6
Nov. 14&15: Eastside Flea Holiday Market – Wise Hall
Nov. 14: Holiday Craft Fair – Killarney Community Centre
Nov. 15: River District Winter Craft Fair – River District 11-4
Nov. 20: Italian Christmas Market – Italian Cultural Centre 4-8
Nov. 22: River District Winter Craft Fair – 11-4
Nov. 22: Blim Market – Heritage Hall 12-6
Nov. 27: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 4-9 pm
Nov. 28: Strathcona Winter Craft Fair – Strathcona Community Centre 10-4
Nov. 28 & 29: Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre 9 – 4
Nov. 28: Craft Fair – Renfrew Park Comm. Centre  – 10-3
Nov. 29: Bakers Market – Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre 11-3
Nov. 29: River District Winter Craft Fair – 11-4
Nov. 29: Renegade Winter Art & Craft Market – 2980 Nanaimo Street 11-5

DECEMBER 2015

Dec. 3-6: Make It! Handmade Revolution – PNE Forum
Dec. 4-6: TOQUE Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair
Dec. 5: Kensington Holiday Craft Fair – Kensington Community Centre 10-4
Dec. 6: River District Winter Craft Fair – 11-4
Dec. 6: Baker’s Market – Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre 11-3
Dec. 12: Vancouver Farmer’s Holiday Market – Croatian Cultural Centre 10-4
Dec. 12: East Van Ham – 1739 Venables Street
Dec. 12-13: Shiny Fuzzy Muddy – Heritage Hall
Dec. 13: River District Winter Craft Fair 11-4
Dec. 13: Baker’s Market – Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre 11-3
Dec. 14: Crafty Daze–Hannukah – Mt. Pleasant Community Centre 10:45 am
Dec. 19&20: Eastside Flea Holiday Market – Wise Hall 10-4
Dec. 19&20: 22nd Annual Women’s Winter Faire – Heritage Hall
Dec. 22: Crafty Daze-Winter Solstice-Mt. Pleasant Community Centre 10:45 am
Dec. 20: River District Winter Craft Fair 11-4
Dec. 27: River District Winter Craft Fair 11-4

For those wishing to participate in a craft fair, we have heard that as of today’s writing there are still some tables available at Holiday Craft Fair at Killarney Community Centre on November 14th and Renfrew Park Community Center’s Craft Fair on November 28th. We don’t expect that these spaces will last long though. So if interested, be quick.

Blim Market At The Heritage Hall March 8th

4 Mar

blimmarket2015Blim Market takes places this Sunday, March 8th at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street. There will be 48 local vendors on hand with an array of items including handmade accessories, jewellery, vintage items, pottery, cards, gifts and sweet treats. A few of the vendors we hear that will on site include first timer, Rescued Clothing Co., with their collection of upcycled t-shirts. There will also be favourite Blim Market vendor Galit Mastai DesignProduct of Science and Art with beautiful natural soaps. As well, Barefoot Books will have a great selection of children’s books. Entry for the Blim Market is by donation and the event runs from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Hot food will be on hand by Open Sesame. Also, if you time it right, there will be two free raffle draws at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm for $25 Blim Gift Certificates.

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