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Yaletown Trick or Treat

Bring the kids out this Halloween for the 17th Annual Trick or Treat in Yaletown! Yaletown Shops & Restaurants will be handing out treats for all the children as they flood the neighbourhood from 3:30 to 5:30 pm on October 31st.


CLICK HERE FOR A MAP showing the area where Trick or Treat activities will be taking place.







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Vancouver International Jazz Festival

It’s hard to believe but its time for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. It always reminds me that summer is back. If youve never taken in a concert, I highly recommend it. There are a number of venues, starting at the cost of free. The first event is on June 24th and the festival runs through July 3rd. Robson Plaza will host the main stage this weekend and next weekend youll find the stage at David Lam park in Yaletown. Please say hello if you see me there!

Got to for more information or download a free Jazz Festival Program  


fresh air cinemaFree Outdoor Movies at Stanley Park

Everyone loves an outdoor movie. And who wouldn’t love to watch a movie in Stanley Park. As the sun sets, the screen lights up in front of everyone resting easy on blankets. It’s a free event. Check the schedule soon, as you wont want to miss your favourites like The Outsiders, Star Wars and Dirty Dancing. As the summer goes on, sunset falls earlier and earlier so check the start times and get their early to reserve your spot on the grass at Second Beach.

For times and a list of movies see



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Small Victory

Small Victory is one of my favourite spots to grab a coffee, lunch or a beautiful baked good. From the moment you walk in the door, you’re surrounded by amazing aromas. It really doesn’tmatter what you order, everything is made with careful attention to detail. And I love to bring a friend to Small Victory just to see the pure delight in their eyes when they taste the delectable French pastries. From a perfect latte to the sweet and flaky butter croissants, I havent found anything quite like it in Yaletown. I hope youll stop in, and then let me know if its your new favourite too.

For the details please visit

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Kissa Tanto

I've yet to experience it myself, however I am hearing fabulous reviews about Kissa Tanto. Im anticipating that it will be a real gem, considering it is the Japanese-inspired sister restaurant to the Bao Bei Chinese Bistro one of my all-time favourites in the city. Im excited to try it. Let me know if you have been, Id love to get the insider scoop on the best dishes. With descriptions like tomato wakame granita and miso besciamella, I am looking at their online menu and having a hard time imagining paring my order down to a few dishes. Perhaps, it will demand a few visitsyou know, to get the full experience.

For the location and full menu visit