A dragon perches on a rock and bares its fangs, desperately wanting to take flight. But it remains chained to the ground. For this snarling beast lacks one important thing: colour. That?s where Paula Harvie comes in. As owner of Club Colour, she opens her studio to 40 people at a time to add pigment to more than 100 available ceramic pieces, from the dragon to cupcake trinket boxes and coffee mugs. Whether using stencils and patterns or following the lead of their sugar-stimulated day dreams, patrons can apply artistic designs to the ceramics using the studio?s stock of non-toxic acrylic and glaze paints. Handy staff members then glaze and fire the projects in a kiln to make them dishwasher and microwave safe.
Precious Memories is a locally owned and operated Scrapbook and Cardmaking Store. We have been in business for 13 years and are proud to boast the largest selection of Papercrafting supplies in BC. We also offer in-store classes and workshops.
Game On Sports, an official retail partner of such teams as the Edmonton Oilers and Edmonton Eskimos, stocks its shelves with an array of hockey, soccer, and football merchandise, including team jerseys, hats, and signed memorabilia. Fans can also don the green and gold of an adult-size Edmonton Eskimos replica jersey ($89.99) or cover noggins or tapas dishes with a Philadelphia Eagles draft-day cap ($29.99) festooned with a raised team logo. Devotees of the Vancouver Canucks can commemorate the team’s 40th anniversary with an official NHL hockey puck ($9.99) emblazoned with the team’s logo, and fans of the Calgary Flames can get their hands on a puck ($35) branded with the signature and dadaist manifesto of erstwhile forward Tim Hunter. Meanwhile, baseball merchandise, such as navy blue New York Yankees T-shirts ($24.99), trigger fond memories of fly balls and ballpark franks.
By stocking a collection of contemporary and original paintings, porcelain, and posters, Willowbrook Art Gallery helps customers fill their homes with items that reflect their personalities. The gallery maintains numerous collections, including Morgan Weistling’s paintings, which detail young girls from the turn of the century, as well as Michael Godard’s prints, which surprise the viewer with images of burning dice, playing cards, and lounging strawberries. The shop also breaks into the 3D world with original carvings, such as that of a spirit hummingbird from First Nation Art, which demonstrates strong lines, bright colors, and the fact that wooden hummingbirds can’t fly. Other off-the-canvas offerings include a collection of porcelain princesses, which showcase scenes from Disney films on hand-painted skirts.
Although mambo 'taliano's mustard-yellow awning calls the eatery a "ristorante and piano bar," it's difficult to say which aspect has more influence. The chefs fully commit to the menu of traditional Italian staples by rolling pastas, curing Alaskan salmon, and making fresh mozzarella in-house. These sorts of touches add a homespun quality to dishes such as the spaghetti with pancetta and pecorino romano cheese, and the thin-pounded veal milanese with arugula and cherry tomatoes. To help prime palates, the appetizer selection features everything from marinated Sicilian olives to a shareable antipasto platter with cured meats and roasted vegetables. The aromatic herbs and the sight of diners enjoying meals at the outdoor patio help attract passersby, but so does the sound of live jazz emanating from the dining room. Solo pianists and ensembles aim to entertain patrons with soothing background melodies. Coupled with the sounds of spirited conversations, these performances help create a lively atmosphere where diners can comfortably enjoy a casual meal, a glass of wine, or an impromptu dance off.
With Langley's picturesque countryside as its backdrop, Neck of the Woods Winery concocts red, white, and sparkling wines using grapes grown primarily in the surrounding Fraser Valley. The facility takes advantage of the area's cool climate–which is similar to that of Northern France and Germany–to oversee the entire production process from pressing to bottling. After spending quality time with their maker or a court-appointed barrel, products migrate to store shelves throughout Fraser Valley and Vancouver, or stay right at home in the winery's tasting room. There, visitors pass through daily to sample the varietals, or hang out in the showroom, warmly stocked with rustic casks and a crackling fireplace.