Open since 1977, The Lobster Man continues its tradition of vending live shellfish wares, cultivating lobsters, crabs, mussels, and other seafood in more than 25,000 gallons of saltwater in its Granville Island facility. Visitors admire mollusks' iridescent shells glittering beneath the water and select their favourite edibles such as Nova Scotia lobster, before the knowledgeable staff packages feasts or steam cooks crustaceans free of charge. The Lobster Man also bundles its marine harvests for international shipping and supplies entrees to local restaurants, supermarkets, and cats capable of using the telephone.
The on-site embroidery services at Justin Stitches mark this retail shop’s dedication to high-quality merchandise—each personalized gift is carefully crafted by skilled embroiderers who manoevre through swathes of thread and torrents of needles to deliver well-made, original apparel. Delicate, nature-inspired Green Days patterns add a flourish of whimsy to uptight T-shirts (starting at $7.99), while cranial-themed skull designs appease the thrill-seeking nature of hog-riding sweatshirts (starting at $37.49). Visit the store’s ToqueTown to peruse a vast selection of body-heat-holding head warmers modelled after predatory beasts, Navajo folk art, and fuzzy facial hair. Justin Stitches also carries brand-name jackets, bags, hats, and more from vendors such as Sunice and Red Canoe to round out their well-rounded collection.
From everyday clothing to delicate fabrics and household linens, Pressed 4 Time Drycleaning takes a hard stance against stains with a soft and gentle touch. Aside from dry cleaning—the shop services formalwear, coats, quilts, and bed sheets—it also offers wash-and-fold services and leather and suede cleaning. A seamstress is always on hand to alter and repair fabrics, and preservationists protect clients’ wedding dresses and vintage items from damage and decay. Both locations now offer free pickup and delivery to clients in the Vancouver area.
Vancouver Custom Suits’ staff champions the power of a classically tailored, well-fitted suit, aiming to outfit gentlemen in the best fabrics, including British and Italian wools. After consultants measure customer dimensions, sartorial blueprints and chosen fabrics travel to overseas tailors for construction. Detailed topstitching, lapels reinforced with woolen felt underlay, and vibrant custom linings contribute to the high quality and luxurious feel of each suit. Completed garb reaches the shop about four to six weeks post-order, at which time the store's staff conducts a second fitting. Vancouver Custom Suits lists its perfect-fit guarantee as one of 10 reasons for their claim of superiority over all rival suit makers and custom-toga salesmen. Peruse the online FAQ for more information on the customization process.
Conveniently located in the heart of Vancouver, The Edge is equal parts modern and comfortable, fine dining and casual. A lounge area with cozy, but almost futuristic-looking silver chairs and black loveseats serves as comfy spot for an after-work cocktail. The dining area, though, feels like a stark contrast, with its retro decor straight from the golden age of diners. But the globally inspired menu, unlike any phone that came out earlier this year, is definitely of this time, with ingredients sourced locally and served at dinner, lunch, and brunch. Dinner means an array of signature dishes like flatbreads and burgers or hearty entrees such as roasted chicken breast, pan-seared salmon, and pastas. For brunch, both breakfast and lunch are equally represented, with skillets and french toast as well as mac-and-cheese and crispy chicken burgers.
Crystal Palace is the Yaletown home of Madame Sonia, an intuitive, licensed psychic with 35 years of experience seeing into the future. She’ll work off of your personal energy and give you a glimpse into your past, present, and near and far futures with a half-hour reading of your choice. Choose a psychic reading for a glimpse into what lurks around time’s corner, opt to let Madame Sonia tell your story by reading from the tarot cards, or lay down your hands and have her read the cracks and coded-crevices to gain insight into the secrets you hold in the palm of your hand. Call ahead for an appointment.