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Blitzen Pop Up On Now Till December 23, 2017

11 Dec

IBlitzen Shopn the space next to Heartbreaker Salon, was Whiskey Cake Home, who we’ve learnt has left this space to focus on their store on Main Street. Which means a great little retail space in the midst of a host of restaurants such as Les Faux Bourgeois, Osteria Savio Volpe, Matchstick Coffee, Los Cuervos at the corner of Kingsway and Fraser.  Most of these spots have waits and line ups, so while you wait for your table, why not pop in to the Blitzen Pop Up and get a bit of Christmas shopping done.  Blitzen Pop Up features a range of products from local makers including:

Anita Sikma Jewelry
Handwoven rugs/pillows/garlic baskets by Becky Brisco
Candles by EastWix
Leather Goods by Hannah Joan
Sriracha Revolver Hot Sauce
Patch Planters
Batch salts/scrubs/room sprays By Kis•met Essentials
Andrew Pommier’s Limited Edition Artist Prints
Locally designed textiles and baby swaddlers by Anara
The Vancouver Shop – local neighbourhood patches, prints & giftware
Pacific Northwest Prints
Silk Scarves By Mona Sultan
Handmade Soaps & Balms by Violet Alchemy
Kids clothing and colouring cards by Jamie Anderson
Local Pickles and Pickled Onions by Deandra Vaughn

Blitzen Pop Up is local at 623 Kingsway, corner of Fraser & Kingsway and is open Wednesday to Saturday from Noon to 8:00 pm. Stop by and see what’s in store or check them out on Instagram @blitzenpop.

 

 

 

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Smaller Artisan Markets Happening This Weekend In East Van

29 Nov

There are many smaller artisan markets happening around East Vancouver this year. we’ve set out a few lesser known markets. So if you don’t like big crowds when you do your holiday shopping, why not check out some of the smaller markets packed with local talent.

Tugboat Landing Artisan Market – December 2, 2017 11 – 4 

The 2nd Annual Tugboat Landing Artisan Market happens on the Fraser River in SE Vancouver this Saturday, December 2nd. This is a smaller intimate market with 16 vendors within a cozy atmosphere. Admission is free, event runs from 11:00 am 4:00 pm at 2010 East Kent Avenue at the foot of Victoria Drive.  Some of the items on hand include handmade leather goods, crocheted jewellery made from reclaimed Argentium silver, beautiful handmade blankets, linen pillows, knitted hats and candles to keep you warm this winter, floral creations and ornaments to help decorate your home over the holidays. For the foodie in your life you will find, local honey, artisan chocolates as well as baked goods.  For the animal lover, you will find something for both cat and dog lovers.  As this is a big pet community, they are holding a raffle with gift basket to help raise funds for the Vancouver BC SPCA. To see what else is in store, you can check them out on Eventbrite.

East Side Best Side Holiday Pop Up Market  – December 3, 2017 11 – 5

Dumplings! Need we say more?  Well maybe just a little more. A group of East Vancouver artisans who create soaps, syrups, canned goods, artwork along with some vintage items will be hosting The East Side Best Side Holiday Pop Up Market this Sunday, December 3rd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  You are invited to stop by and do a bit of shopping, have a boozy holiday drink or snack on some dumplings.  Admission is $2 with proceeds to benefit the Take A Hike Youth At Risk Foundation.

Art Sale & Tasting – DiOliva Tasting Bar 12 – 4 

This Sunday, a great little spot in Hastings Sunrise, Di Oliva Tasting Bar, 2632 East Hastings Street (at Slocan) is hosting an Art Sale with tastings of some of their delectable offerings which include fresh olive oils and balsamic vinegars.  You are invited to pop by and check out some art by makers living and working in the Hastings Sunrise community. Event happens 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Photos: Threaded Needle Design, DIG Leather & First Growth Reclaimed

Great Line Up of Delish Pop Up Shops at Former Pie Shoppe Gore Street Location

19 Sep

heydumplingsThe French sisters, proprietors of The Pie Shoppe, who are known for making fabulous pie have moved their pie making expertise to their new larger location at 1875 Powell Street. This means their former location on Gore Street in Chinatown will be home to some food inspired Pop Up Shops over the coming months. We’ve learnt what some of those delish edibles will be and set them out below.  We invite you to stop by and support these budding entrepreneurs.

September 17 – 23, 2016

Hey, Dumplings! with Chef Heather Johnston. She will be making fresh handmade sweet and savoury dumplings from 11:00 am each day until they sell out. You are welcome to eat-in (although a very tiny space, or take out). Cost is $12 a bowl.  If you wish to follow Chef Heather, you can check her out on Instagram at @heydumplings. Or if you wish to learn how to make your own delicious dumplings, Chef Heather is offering workshops this week.  Check out her website at HeyDumplings! for dates and times.

September 24 – October 2, 2016

ULAM with Chef Josie Heyland. Chef Josie will be making French inspired Filipino meat and veggie bowls with local and fresh ingredients. Prices range from $5 – $15. 

October 11 – 31, 2016

Melt Confections with Pastry Chef Kate Mathewson. She will be making delicious chocolates and other confectionaries from $3 a piece.

November 2 –  April 30, 2016

Sweet Boy Cream Puffs with Chams. These we heard were being sold by way of tricycle and we hear are absolutely delicious. Chams will be making seasonally inspired cream puffs and confectionaries. He will be also be serving coffee and a selection of some of his favourite things. Prices will start at $4. You can follow him on Instagram at @sweetboycreampuffs to see what’s new or where you might find him before November.

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