Archive | April, 2015

Vancouver Festivals : Summer 2015

30 Apr

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Bard on the Beach

Shakespeare Festival

July 4th to September 25th

http://bardonthebeach.org

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival is one of Canada’s largest non-profit Shakespeare Festivals, celebrating their 26th season this summer!

The Festival was established in 1990, with the vision to provide Vancouver residents and visitors affordable Shakespearean productions. The Festival brings forth thirty actors, a team of directors, designers and technicians and then is also supported by more then 200 volunteers each season.

Don’t wait long to get your tickets these shows sell out FAST!

Shows:

The Comedy of Errors

King Lear

Love’s Labour Lost

Shakespeare Rebel

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival

July 17th-19th

http://thefestival.bc.ca

With this being the 38th edition if you haven’t experienced the traditions of Folk Music yet then this year should be the year.

If Grammy-winning musician, Taj Mahal, singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Thompson aren’t enough to get you excited, the  Vancouver festival welcomes music from Africa! With the return of the much loved Bassekou Koyate & Ngoni Ba as well as  kora players Sousou & Maher Cissoko, the samba sounds of Angola’s Paulo Flores, and South African star Bongeziwe Mabandla and more intriguing music to experience are the Kurdish sounds of Nishtiman, the energizing sounds of Venezuela’s La Gallera Social Club and whats not to love about Scottish bagpipes played by Breabach. There’s many many other great artists from around the globe so be sure to check this summer’s local festival out!.

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Squamish Music Festival

August 7th & 8th & 9th

http://squamishfestival.com

A summer is not summer without attending at least one out of this world giant music festival. Celebrating their 5 year anniversary Squamish Music Festival will ease the cravings with the soft sounds of Sam Smith, Drake or Mumford & Sons. With a huge line up of more contemporary artists (and some local) who fill the 3 days up across the four stages.

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How about some delicious Breakfast!!

26 Apr

So you’re hungry?

Bacon and Egg Cups

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a muffin/cupcake pan, line the holes with a slice of bacon,

pressing the bacon around the sides of the hole, not on the bottom.

Crack one egg into each hole.Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cheese if desired.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until the egg is the doneness you like.

These bacon and egg cups should pop right out of the pan.

Ingredients:

6 Eggs

6 Slices of Bacon

1 Once of Cheese

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Frittata With Ham and Roasted Pepper

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Directions:

In a bowl, with a whisk, whisk eggs, milk and Dijon mustard. Add croutons, ham and half the cheese, half bell peppers and half green onions. Pour the mixture of eggs in a greased pie plate of 9 inches or an 8 inches greased square pan. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, bell pepper and green onion.

Cook in a preheated oven of 350 F for about 20 minutes or until the frittata is golden and the eggs are set. Keep cooking under the preheated grill for about 2 minutes or until frittata is golden and is lightly puffed. Put the pan on a rack and let cool for 5 minutes. Use a spatula to loosen the edges from the pan and cut in wedges.

Ingredients:

5 Eggs

1/2 cp of Milk or half and half

1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard

1 cup crouton

1/4 cup ham, chopped

1/2 cup Fontina or provolone cheese, grated

1/4 cup roasted Red Pepper, drained and chopped

1/4 cup Green Onion, finely chopped

Sausage Breakfast Muffins (OAMC)

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Directions:

Line muffin tins with paper liners, and set aside.

Fry, crumble and drain sausage.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together bisquick, cornmeal, eggs, and milk.Add drained sausage, and cheese, and stir well.

Ladle the filling into the prepared muffin tins, filling almost to top.

Bake for 11-15 minutes.

Allow to cool completely.

Ingredients:

1 lbs of Chorizo or Breakfast Sausage

4 cups Bisquick

2 cups Cornmeal

6 Eggs

3 1/2 cups of Milk

3 cups shredded cheese

Mother’s Day is Blooming at Blushing Boutique

21 Apr

Mom’s Make the World Go Around!

Blushing Boutique wants every Mom to have a reason to smile this Mother’s Day,

We’ve taken the time to put together a few outfit and accessory ideas that will surely make your Mom beam!

 

Red hues are popping up for Spring! Take a look at the link below for our High Waisted Knit Skirt available in different colors.

http://www.blushingboutique.com/Highwaisted6

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A Scarf, Clutch, Earring and Necklace are the perfect accessories for any outfit and we’ve got several local jewellery designers with their collections in store!
IMG_3089 Our Belinda Dress is your perfect Mother’s day dress, with its green and purple striking colors it can be perectly paired with a light scarf and delicate necklace.

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Join us on Mother’s Day May 10th 2015 for Prosecco & Strawberries

from 12pm – 5 pm!

Friday Night Happenings

17 Apr

Upcoming Friday Night Life

Commercial Drive Street Party 2015

This is a first year event, join the rest of Vancouver for loud music, dancing and good times!

They plan to start turning up the speakers at 8:30 pm while awaiting the “casually late” party goers.

Location:

Commerical Drive & Charles Streett (Grandview Park)

From 7pm – 9pm enjoy a free vegetarian BBQ and Folk Show!

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The Roxy!

Locked-Loaded_VancityBuzzJoin the Roxy in welcoming their new house band, “Tattoo Alibi” with a little bit of classic and Top 40 Rock hits the Roxy management is a completely vibrant new sound!

On Sunday they will be gearing up for the Roxy’s well known country nights – “Locked & Loaded”

But don’t worry you Roxy regulars  some of the former “Joe’s Garage” members have collaborated with several new musicians together a band won’t completely throw you off. With over 20 years of experience in their musical craft your next experience will well be worth the venture outside of your Vancouver loft.

The Best Steak in ALL of Vancouver!

Gotham Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar

The perfect setting for a romantic evening out with its modern but softly lit setting. Steak lovers will immediately be drooling just over the menu, which works great if your on a date as these steaks are priced to share!

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Location:

Address: 615 Seymour Street, Downtown

Phone: 604-605-8282

Website: www.gothamsteakhouse.com

4 ways to wear 1 dress: The 4 Way Dress

7 Apr

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence”

– Yves Saint Laurent

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