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Great gift ideas for Vancouver music lovers

What do you buy a music lover for Christmas in Vancouver?

Fight the Seasonal Affective Disorder at the VanDusen's Garden's Festival of Lights Show

Looking for some new ideas on that perfect Christmas photo? Visit the Festival of Lights hosted by the VanDusen Botanical Gardens and just bring your camera…

The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of Christmas

Finally, a real journey into the magical sources and traditions of Christmas, from the greatest of contemporary Celtic scholars and gentlemen. It’s The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of... Lets You Give the Gift of Fine Dining This Season

Stuck for a gift idea? Why not pick up the tab at a local restaurant? Two enterprising students have just made it easy for you.

Staying Sane Through the Holidays

If there is a motto I’m hoping to follow this month, it’s “Presence for the Holidays.”  Note that this is “presence” rather than “presents” as the latter often reduces my experience of loved...

Vancouver Real Estate and the Holidays

So far, 2009 has been an extraordinary year for Vancouver real estate. Well, at least it's been good for those of us that own real estate. For those of us that were sitting on the sidelines hoping...

A Funny Little Christmas

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. It was the saddest and the funniest.