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December 8 2014

THINGS TO CHECK OUT THIS WEEK IN GASTOWN

MODERN BOUTIQUE, ESPACE D. MOVES IN 

It takes a well-traveled eye to discover the most functional and beautiful pieces for an interior lifestyle destination. French interior designer, Pierre Derreumaux has moved his boutique, espace d. into the neighbourhood. Espace d. houses a curated collection of contemporary home décor and distinct local artworks that will revitalize your own unique space. You can peruse their selection of modern furnishings at 215-322 Water Street, in between restaurants, Brioche and Blacktail.

BRUSH SALON OPENS ON ABBOTT

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If you’re looking for a new place to get pampered, check out BRUSH Salon on 62 W. Cordova. The new salon has contemporary flair with all-white walls and black finishings, reminiscent of styling destinations in New York and London, and complete with cheeky neon signage. Founders Michael Gibson and Calyvn Cass have previously worked at leading hair salons and bring world-class specialists in hair and makeup to their new venture. For those who are in need of a new colour, cut, fade, or special makeup application this holiday, you can book one of their five artists at (604) 559-1737.

  

L’ABATTOIR NOW SERVING BRUNCH

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L’Abattoir has opened its doors to the weekend brunch crowd just as the holiday season kicks into full swing. The French-inspired Gastown establishment will add to Gastown’s bustling breakfast scene with a menu that mixes comforting staples with hearty, unique entrees.

It’s a chance for holiday shoppers to cozy up to L’Abattoir’s classic, clean flavours and refuel before wrapping up the holiday gift list. Stop by for a bevy of simple, savoury dishes including eggs benedict with smoked pork belly and a choice of cheddar sabayon or tomato fondue with basil and burrata cheese. Seafood lovers should try their hearty Dungeness crab cakes served with poached eggs and potato rosti, while those who favour the classics will love crepes filled with fresh fruits and cheese, and topped with maple syrup.

Behind the bar, Shaun Layton has designed some new cocktail creations to complement brunch dining. This includes the House Aperol Spritz, which bottles charged white wine with Aperol, seltzer and orange, as well as their daily feature vermouth on the rocks served with a seasonal garnish. Warm up from the inside out with a Bourbon Cinnamon Toast Milk Punch, with cereal-infused cream, bourbon and cocoa bitters. Non-alcoholic options include daily bottled house made iced teas and the Passionfuit Smash with passionfruit, fresh lime, agave nectar and ginger beer.

L’Abattoir will serve its full brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

LOCAL JEWELLERS UNITE FOR ‘SILVER & GOLD’

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Experience a rare opportunity to get properly adorned at ‘Silver & Gold’, a holiday jewellery event happening at complexgeometries on Wednesday December 10th, 6-9pm. The fashion brand has invited a group of Vancouver’s most talented jewelers to join them for an evening of shopping and wine. Guests can learn more about the inspiration and process of jewellery making from the eleven artists.

Featured lines include: Aesa, Alexandra Dodds, Ali Munn, Alynne Lavigne, Army of Rokosz, Broken Promises, Casa Malaspina, Harakiri, noon – by Sophie Armstrong, and Wolf Circus. Head over here for more event details.

CG showcaseNATHALEE PAOLINELLI SHOWCASE

In addition to ‘SIlver & Gold’, complexgeometries will display the works of local artist, Nathalee Paolinelli on Sunday December 14th, 4-7pm. Nathalee’s work has been exhibited across the globe in Tokyo’s Graniph ‘sunshine studio’, Berlin’s Exile Gallery, and Acess Gallery in Vancouver. The upcoming opening reception showcases the artist’s recent work in mobiles, ceramics, and more.

DON’T FORGET…

OLD FAITHFUL HOLIDAY WORKSHOP

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Kick off the holidays by joining Old Faithful for their Wreath Workshop on Sunday December 14th, 7-9pm. Hosted by florist Nicola Adam, the workshop provides you with the tools, materials and knowledge to create your very own one-of-a-kind succulent wreath for your homestead. With hot apple cider brewing and a fresh batch of baked goods for you to nibble on we’re sure there will be plenty of good cheer to go around. Space is limited. Visit here for more information.

SILVER GALLERY OPENS

silvergallery14If you’re on the hunt for natural gemstone jewellery, the newly opened Silver Gallery has one of Canada’s largest selections. Now open at 208 Water St, Silver Gallery houses more than 50,000 pieces of modern sterling silver jewelry designs, Native art works, natural gemstones, and semiprecious stones like Canadian diamonds, green amethyst and London Blue topaz.

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT

Malcolm Jack is a self-professed deadbeat rock ‘n’ roll singer and songwriter from Vancouver. His music is laced with clever lyrics, and a touch of the surreal. Malcolm currently plays in local art-rock group Dada Plan. Check out his solo performance at Guilt & Co, this Monday December 8th at 9:30pm.

MONDAY DECEMBER 8

Live Comedy Nights at Revel Room

Malcom Jack at Guilt & Company 
 

TUESDAY DECEMBER 9

Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather

Gastown Cabaret at Guilt & Company 

Tiki Tuesdays at Clough Club
 

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 10

The Revellers at Revel Room

Underneath the Harlem Moon at Guilt & Company
 

THURSDAY DECEMBER 11

Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge  

Live Music Night at The Irish Heather 

The Sheets with DJ Lickity Split at The Blarney Stone

Ground Up: Malcolm Aiken Quartet at Guilt & Company
 

FRIDAY DECEMBER 12

DJ Take 5 at Milano Espresso Lounge

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Mad Riddim at Guilt & Company
 

SATURDAY DECEMBER 13

The Unusual Suspects with DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone

Purple Soul at Guilt & Company
 

SUNDAY DECEMBER 14

The Do-Rites at Revel Room

Live Jazz at Pourhouse

Kadabra at Guilt & Company 

Sunday Night Vinyl Night at The Diamond

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