Judging by the way my social calendar is filling up, the holidays are definitely over and we're well into the new year. Here's a look at what I was up to last week.
Old-fashioned barbershop in the front, cocktail destination in the back: Killjoy Barbers (formerly Killjoy Cocktail Tavern) celebrated its re-opening and renewed focus with a media preview last Thursday. Some guests enjoyed a straight-razor shave (complete with hot towels and plenty of lather), while others sipped bourbon cocktails and nibbled on canapés.
Jay Jones, executive bartender and brand ambassador for the Donnelly Group, with May Globus of the Westender.
Stop by 1120 Hamilton Street in Yaletown for a hot shave or a cool drink, like the Virgil (shown here).
Every season, I look forward to KNOWSHOW. For fall/winter 2013, expect cool outerwear and lots of cozy knits in different textures and intarsia patterns. New-to-Vancouver Danish export Minimum has both.
Eco-friendly eyewear from Proof. The frames are made of everything from plant-based biodegradable acetate to wood and repurposed skateboard decks.
Pretty leather-and-bead wrap bracelets from Alden Rae.
This stuffed horse from Pendleton is adorable! The Portland-based heritage brand renowned for its bold patterns, blankets, and woolen goods is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year.
Vancouver-based Herschel Supply Co. has come a long way in a few years: Their bags are now available from Little Burgundy and Madewell, although we'll always have the gratification of having discovered them first. For fall/winter 2013, standout bag styles feature rubberized neon straps and bright accents against neutral gray or camel.