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We’ve moved South Granville to a much swankier new pad!

September 21, 2010

You may have already noticed, but we’ve moved our online digs to a much more modern and comfortable space. Over the past few months we checked out new CMS accommodations at and liked the place so much, we decided to build a whole new home for ourselves and the neighbourhood.

We’re still moving in… so please excuse any mess and anything that is broken—we just couldn’t wait to open the door. It will take us a bit more time to unpack and put everything in its place. After 5+ years in our old online home, we’ve accumulated some things that we want to bring with us, but some of it needs a facelift or time to unpack and put back together. Pretty soon the place will be “all that and a bag of chips”, and then we’ll celebrate!

If you like what you see and want to leave a comment or two, we’d really like that. If you have any suggestions, we’d love to hear those too.

For now come on in and take a look around. Feel free to jump on the bed and put your feet on the sofa. We did!

Douglas Reynolds Gallery: The 15th Anniversary Exhibition

September 17, 2010

Robert Davidson Thunderbird Potalatch Print at Douglas Reynolds Gallery on South Granville, Vancouver, BC CanadaThe Douglas Reynolds Gallery, turns FIFTEEN! To celebrate they will be hosting a 15th anniversary exhibition which opens Saturday September 18th, 2010 from 2-6pm with previews at the gallery September 17th from 10am – 6pm and Saturday September 18th from 10am – 2pm.

The exhibition features fifteen artists from when the Douglas Reynolds Gallery first opened and fifteen artists they met along the way. Select historic works are also featured. Bookmark and check their website frequently as more art works will be added to the show page as they arrive at the gallery.

Douglas Reynolds Gallery is located at 2335 Granville Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues on South Granville in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada.

Douglas Reynolds Gallery on South Granville turns Fifteen!
For more information, contact
Douglas Reynolds Gallery
Phone 604-731–9292

View a preview of the exhibit at

Complimentary Design Services from Pottery Barn on South Granville

September 16, 2010

Receive one-on-one decorating advice from a Design Studio Specialist from Pottery Barn on South Granville, Vancouver, BC CanadaLet Pottery Barn, 2600 Granville Street, on South Granville help you decorate your home!

See in-store for details and you’ll receive one-on-one decorating advice from a Pottery Barn Design Studio Specialist. And then they’ll even come to you!  After your initial in-store consultation, a  Design Studio Specialist will be happy to follow up with a complimentary appointment at your home.

Contact Pottery Barn on South Granville  by phone 604-678-9897 or email to set up an appointment.

For more information about these services and other exciting things from Pottery Barn visit

Solo Show by Artist Chris Langstroth at Kurbatoff Art Gallery on South Granville Sept 23-Oct 7

September 15, 2010
August by Artist Chris Langstroth  at the Kurbatoff Art Gallery on South Granville, Vancouver

August by Artist Chris Langstroth at the Kurbatoff Art Gallery on South Granville, Vancouver

Kurbatoff Art Gallery, 2427 Granville Street, on South Granville presents a solo exhibition of new works by Artist Chris Langstroth from September 23rd to October 7th, 2010. Chris Langstroth has been a full time artist for twenty years after graduating from Ontario College of Art, and later Ryerson University in Toronto, specializing in film and photography. He has participated in numerous solo, group and juried exhibitions, and has his works in many corporate and private collections. By using thick paint and knives to apply multiple wet layers or dig through existing layers, the artist often makes his work balance on the edge of abstraction and figuration. In each painting Chris is searching for the most compelling combination of imagery and abstract paint quality. Read more…

Bra Fit Clinic & Lingerie Giveaway Exclusively at Dianes on South Granville Sept 23-25

September 14, 2010

Don’t miss your chance for a sneak peak at the Spring 2011 Prima Donna & Marie Jo collections during the Bra Fit Clinic & Lingerie Giveaway exclusively at Dianes Lingerie, 2950 Granville Street, on South Granville from September 23rd to 25th, 2010, 10 am to 6 pm. Receive a free lingerie styling by Dianes fit experts, plus receive a gift with your purchase and be entered in the Dianes Lingerie draw to win one of 10 Prima Donna or Marie Jo lingerie sets. For more information and to book your fitting call 604-738-5121.

Visit the Dianes Lingerie website for South Granville store location and shop online for bras and beautiful lingerie.

Edward Chapman WOMAN brings 65 Red Roses to South Granville

September 12, 2010

Edward Chapman WOMAN and cystic fibrosis unite
to continue the legacy of Eva Markvoort.

65 Red Roses, the legacy of  Eva MarkvoortShe was beautiful, brave, clever, loved life, fashion, her wide circle of friends and touched the lives of all she met. This remarkable young woman died last March just before her 26th birthday, after a lifelong struggle with cystic fibrosis.

Eva Markvoort has gone, but her indomitable spirit will live on through an imaginative endeavour – 65 Red Roses Passion for Fashion: A Beautiful Legacy. There could be no better testimonial to her precious life than this collaboration between Edward Chapman Woman/Circa Ici, the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and dozens of Canadian artists.

Last May, 65 of Canada’s leading artists – including Robert Bateman, Robert Genn and Angela Au Hemphill – each contributed an eight by 10-inch wooden tile with the artist’s interpretation of a single red rose as a tribute to Eva. The tiles were then assembled into a marvellous bouquet of delicate, elegant, whimsical and quirky roses. This one-of-a-kind art project called 65 Red Roses has been donated by the Federation of Canadian Artists to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to use as a fundraising tool to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis. The painting is on display in the window of Chapman’s flagship store, 2596 Granville Street, and is available in poster format. Read more…

Exciting new Fall 2010 Collection from Plum on South Granville

September 9, 2010

Plum Fall 2010 Collection on South Granville, Vancouver, BC Canada

Glancing back to a time inspired by elegance and grace… Plum, 2799 Granville Street, on South Granville introduces their Fall 2010 Collection. The new line has a more stylish, retro feel and is inspired by the 50’s and the 60’s lady-like glamour. Plum Designer Claudia Augusti believes that after a few seasons of women’s clothing being more relaxed and oversized, that women are looking forward to wearing things that are a little more fitted, that show off their shape a bit more, that are a bit more constructed.

For the photoshoot to launch the Fall 2010 Collection, Plum VP Ed des Roches wanted to tell a story along the lines of his favourite TV show, Mad Men. Stylist Tracey Pincott did a great job of helping to bring together the hip concept. Read more…

A South Granville resident laments her move to a new part of town

September 8, 2010
Photo by Robyn Hanson, Flickr

South Granville by Robyn Hanson as seen on Flickr

Dana Lynch is a professional writer and editor and a die-hard Vancouverite. Over the last 5 years she had lived in South Granville, Dana produced some glowing commentaries on all that is our South Granville neighbourhood.

Since July of this year, Dana and her family have moved to another part of town and we will miss her. So as a salute to Dana’s research, her great writing, and her love of this community, we wanted to recap some of her stories here for you.   Read more…

Stanley Theatre presents Tear the Curtain, Sept 9 – Oct 10

September 6, 2010

Tear the Curtain at the Stanley Theatre on South Granville, VancouverThe Arts Club Theatre Company in association with Electric Company Theatre present Tear the Curtain at the Stanley Theatre on South Granville from September 9 – October 10, 2010.

What Lurks Behind?
Glamour! Intrigue! Suspense! A collaboration with the innovative Electric Company Theatre, the premiere of this stylish thriller is inspired by the “reel” history of the Stanley Theatre. Experience a multimedia spectacle featuring your favourite Hollywood film noir archetypes: the mob boss, the femme fatale, the hardboiled detective, and his girl Friday. Does the truth lie somewhere between the stage and the screen? Tear the Curtain! is set in a fictionalized 1930s Vancouver, where two prominent mob families: the Dugan’s (who run all the live joints) and the Pamploni’s (who own all the cinemas) use respectable businesses (like their cinemas and theatres) as a front for illegal activity. But what really happened in Vancouver in 1930? Read more on the Arts Club Theatre Company blog at Flashback! Vancouver, 1930.

For more information about this production, please visit

Tear the Curtain
Stanley Theatre
(Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage)
2750 Granville Street
September 9 – October 10, 2010

Buy Tickets

Metro Vancouver pushes rapid transit for Surrey, not UBC

September 5, 2010

The recommendation, included in Metro's new 2040 Shape our Future draft regional growth strategy, suggests TransLink give priority to connecting Surrey city centre to other growth neighbourhoods following completion of the long-awaited Evergreen Line, which will link Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby. Photograph by: Vancouver Sun files

After hundreds of thousands of dollars in studies, hours of meetings, it looks like we won’t have to think about Broadway Rapid Transit for the foreseeable future. At one point I equated it to planning a wedding without a groom. Bingo! Read more in this article by the Vancouver Sun…

Written by KELLY SINOSKI, Vancouver Sun, September 4, 2010

VANCOUVER — Metro Vancouver’s chief bureaucrat wants TransLink to bump a proposed rapid transit line to the University of B.C. to the bottom of its priority list and instead boost services in the fast-growing area south of the Fraser River.

Metro chief administrative officer Johnny Carline said Friday that Surrey will bear the brunt of the region’s growth in the next 30 years, and more transit is needed to help shape that city’s development.

The recommendation, included in Metro’s new 2040 Shape our Future draft regional growth strategy, suggests TransLink give priority to connecting Surrey city centre to other growth neighbourhoods following completion of the long-awaited Evergreen Line, which will link Port Moody, Coquitlam and Burnaby.

Only after Surrey gets improved transit should TransLink consider extending rapid transit along the Broadway corridor, the draft strategy says. Read more…

Petley Jones Gallery presents Artist Adrian Livesley, Sept 9-23

September 2, 2010

Tree by Artist Adrian Livesley, Petley Jones Gallery on South Granville, VancouverThe Petley Jones Gallery, 2235 Granville Street, on South Granville presents The Tangled Wood, an exhibition featuring new paintings by Artist Adrian Livesley.

Immersing the viewer in a profusion of lines, colours and shapes of the deep woods, Adrian Livesley follows his previous show “Brilliant Trees” with “The Tangled Wood”. Adrian’s clear light and vibrant hues, inspired by a 2-year sojourn in Mexico, imbue West Coast scenes with an entirely unique freshness.

*Source: Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver

Pottery Barn Labour Day Sale, Sept 1 – 6

September 1, 2010

Labour Day Sale 2010 at Pottery Barn on South Granville
Join Pottery Barn, 2600 Granville Street, on South Granville from September 1st to 6th, 2010 for their Labour Day Sale. Tabletop, Home Accessories, Home Furnishings, Furniture and Lighting 20-60% off. And Labour Day Only: all outdoor including furniture, entertaining & accessories up to 75% off.

Business Hours
Monday-Thursday 10-8
Friday 10-9
Saturday/Sunday 10-7

*Labour Day Hours 10-7

Industrial Revolution’s Annual Yard Sale! On until Aug 31

August 24, 2010

Modern Yard Sale, Industrial Revolution on South Granville, VancouverThere is still time to catch Industrial Revolution’s Annual Yard Sale! Just as we all start to get bummed out about summer coming to an end, there is a fantastic light at the end of the tunnel… The Yard Sale! This is not your grandmother’s yard sale though, it’s an Read more…

Free Cooking Technique Classes With Williams-Sonoma for August 2010

August 23, 2010

Free Cooking Technique Classes With Williams-Sonoma on South Granville

Each month, Williams-Sonoma stores offer instruction in basic cooking techniques and specific cook’s tools. Guests are able to watch demonstrations, ask questions and taste samples. They have two classes on each of the designated dates, at 11 am and 2 pm for overflow.

Classes are complimentary but require pre-registration in advance by telephone to 778-330-2581 for each classes date. We hear the classes are very popular so be sure to book early. See the schedule of upcoming classes shown below. In Vancouver Williams-Sonoma is located on South Granville at 2903 Granville Street. Read more…

The Miraj Hammam Spa and Pure Attar Luxurious Oils

August 21, 2010

A guest blogpost written for Your South Granville Blog

The Line of Pure Attar Luxurious OilsI was visiting Vancouver the first time I came across Pure Attar Luxurious oils. I was in town researching new trends in spa treatments and products and had the opportunity to visit Canada’s first Moroccan Hammam, the Miraj Spa, 1495 West 6th Avenue, on South Granville, a charming street lined with coffee shops, retail shopping and fine dining. Little did I know of the gem I’d find hidden inside.

What I remember most of my spa session on that rainy afternoon, was laying in a tranquil room, soft arabic music floating through the air and the sound of trickling fountains in the distance. My therapist had just begun my massage when suddenly, a mysteriously intoxicating scent reached my nostrils. She told me it was a blend of Indian Mysore Sandalwood and Persian Rose. That was it for me, I knew right then I HAD to have some. Read more…