CELEBRATE THE BEST OF THE SEASON IN SOUTH GRANVILLE
Posted on 30TH NOVEMBER 2018
When it’s time to make merry, set your bright sights on South Granville—stretching from the south end of Vancouver’s Granville Street Bridge to 16th Avenue—for some of the best seasonal shopping, dining and holiday experiences in the city. Spend the day enjoying the best of the season in one of our favourite Vancouver neighbourhoods. Here are our tips on how.
Whether you’re tackling your shopping list solo, enjoying a special mother-daughter day, getting holiday-party ready with gal pals or indulging in some holiday cheer with your hubby, kick off your day at one of South Granville’s many cheerful cafes. Try a pour over and freshly baked almond croissant at Small Victory Bakery or a fresh Milano-roast coffee and Cadeaux Bakery treats at Goodge Place. Craving something juicier than java? Grab at healthy smoothie at Heirloom Juice Co.
Next up: shopping, for unique gifts to suit every name on your list. For the foodies in your life, look no further than Williams Sonoma, Cook Culture, Ming Wo, Le Creuset and House of Knives. For the Martha Stewart types (or, if you’re looking to dress up your own home for the holidays), Pottery Barn, West Elm, Structube, Industrial Revolution, Anthropologie, Atkinson’s, Bacci’s At Home, Goodge Place, and Urban Barn have décor offerings and gifts galore. As for the fashionistas, South Granville has them covered, too, with gorgeous clothing and footwear at Zebraclub, Lolë, Boboli, Roots, Townshoes, Ecco Shoes, Grail, Shoes2Go International, James Perse, Lucky Brand and the new Dorinha Jeans Wear—not to mention, sparkling accessories at MJ Jewellers, Kimberlite and Chow Sang Sang Jewellers.
When it’s time for a retail-therapy refuel, take a lunch break at one of South Granville’s numerous bistros and restaurants. Among our favourites: West Restaurant for outstanding contemporary regional cuisine, Stable House Bistro for seasonal small plates and European mains, Vij’s Rangoli and Jamjar for, respectively, Indian and Lebanese fare, Fiore for simple Italian and Heirloom for a delicious vegetarian menu.
Back to shopping, and it may be time to treat yourself to a holiday getup (or two!), with gorgeous selections at Ashia Mode, Bacci’s, Black Goat Cashmere, Edward Chapman Woman, Eileen Fisher, Lord’s Shoes & Apparel, Maska Mode, Max Mara, Misch Boutique, Plum, Hill’s Dry Goods, The Latest Scoop, Urbanity, Want Apothecary, Zebraclub and Zonda Nellis. And, for everything you need to wear under all that finery, find lovely, lacy lingerie at Diane’s Lingerie, Diva lingerie, Le Vie En Rose and Hill’s Dry Goods.
Looking for some really beautiful stocking stuffers? Gift-worthy cosmetics and skin-care products abound at Deciem, L’Occitane and Project Skin MD, to name a few. If you’re in need of a little holiday pampering yourself, book a a mani/pedi at Adorn Nail & Spa followed by a cut, colour or blow-out at Blo, Civello Salons, Selfology Spa, Suki’s or Salon 14.
For the little ones on your list, there’s no shortage of children’s boutiques on South Granville. From Adore Fashions to Igloo Baby, Leuie, Lussobaby and Pottery Barn Kids, you’ll find designer duds, carefully crafted toys, furnishings, textiles and accessories to delight kiddies of every age. Brand new to the street is Bonpoint, with full newborn, girl, boy, skin-care and fragrance collections, all with the French label’s signature chic, playful esthetic.
Entertainment wise, be sure to stick around after shopping to catch the live, show-stopping production of Disney’s Beauty And The Beast at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, presented by the Arts Club Theatre Company and running from December 1st to January 6th. The best part: do dinner at an Arts Club restaurant partner (Bin 4 Burger Lounge, Caffe Barney, The Marquis Grill, Ouisi Bistro and the Rise Eatery) and receive a 15 per cent discount on food when you present your same-day theatre ticket!
Finally, be sure to top off your day with an in-house-made cheesecake and drink at Cheesecake Etc., or at any of the district’s many late-night happy hour establishments. For more information about What’s On during the holiday season—and for a curated gift guide of recommendations—visit southgranville.org and follow @southgranville for the most up-to-date highlights all season long! —Vita Daily
Beauty And The Beast photo: Shannon Chan-Kent in the 2017 production. Photo by Emily Cooper.
To learn more about enjoying the holidays in South Granville and to find great gift ideas from the neighbourhood’s Holiday Gift Guide, visit southgranville.org