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YOUR SHOPPING GUIDE TO SOUTH GRANVILLE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY GIFTS

4TH FEBRUARY 2018

February is the month of love, and it kicks off with the approach of Valentine’s Day!  Start your shopping, in South Granville, for the sweetest objects of desire and experiences to spoil your special someone, and even yourself.  Find your perfect style of sweetheart gifts in our vibrant neighbourhood – from current fashion, home décor, culinary delights, fine art, floral bouquets, and superb dining to beauty treatments.

To help you share and celebrate love, we’ve curated a South Granville shopping guide of where to find gifts from the heart to give and get, for any interest and passion, on Valentine’s Day or whenever cupid’s arrow strikes.



FOR THE HOME CHEF
“Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art” – unknown

The secret ingredient is always love, but good cookware helps. Find all cooking and kitchen essentials at Cook Culture, House of Knives, Le Creuset, Ming Wo, and Williams-Sonoma.

Photo credit: @lecreusetcanada

FOR THE CHOCOHOLIC
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Charles Dickens

Chocolates make everything better. Find a delicious assortment at Purdys Chocolatier and Meinhardt Fine Foods.

Photo credit: @purdyschocolatier
Pictured: Heartfelt Box

FOR THE SWEET TOOTH
“You are what you eat so I choose to be sweet.” – unknown

Indulge your dearest with the most delectable treats. Find French macarons in Meinhardt Fine Foods, Sugarfina candies in Hill’s Dry Goods, and more sweet treats at Williams-Sonoma.

Photo credit: @meinhardtfinefoods

FOR THE BAKER
“As long as you know how to bake, life is sure to be sweet” – unknown

For the love of baking, find all the accessories for bakers at Cook Culture, Le Creuset, Ming Wo, and Williams-Sonoma.

Photo credit: @williamssonoma
Pictured: Henry Emile Henry Ruffled Heart Dish

FOR CELEBRATING WITH CAKE
“Romance is the icing but love is the cake.” – Julia Child

Save room for dessert! Find a selection of luscious cheesecakes from Trees Organic Coffee, and other decadent cakes from Meinhardt Fine Foods, to celebrate at home.
Photo credit: @treescoffee

FOR TOASTING WITH BUBBLES
“I only drink champagne on two occasions. When I am in love and when I am not.” – Coco Chanel

But first, champagne! Fine a large collection of rose champagnes and sparkling rose wines, and many more bubbly bottles, at Jak’s.
Photo credit: South Granville BIA

FOR TEA AND COFFEE LOVERS
“I love days when my only problem is tea or coffee.” – unknown

When you’re looking for fine teas, roasted coffee beans, and accessories for home brewing, find them all at Murchie’s Fine Tea, Goodge Place, Bean Around the World, Blenz Coffee, Bump N Grind Cafe, Meinhardt Fine Foods, Starbucks, or Trees Organic Coffee.
Photo credit: @murchiestea
Pictured: Sweet Treat Gift Set, including the Sweetheart Tea

FOR DINING OUT
“People who love to eat are always the best people.” – Julia Child

Make a date for a romantic dinner out. Find casual to fine dining options at Bin 4 Burger Lounge, Cactus Club Cafe, Caffe Barney, Cheesecake Etc., Heirloom Vegetarian, JamJar, Kyo Korean BBQ House, Vij’s Rangoli, Fiore, Ouisi Bistro, Sushivan, The Marquis, The Rise Eatery, The Stable House Bistro and West Restaurant and Bar.

FOR THE TABLE
“The fondest memories are made when gathered around the table.” – unknown

Create or add to beautiful table settings with glassware and dinnerware found at numerous shops and stores listed in our Home Decor directory, but in particular at Cook Culture, Ming Wo, Williams-Sonoma, Atkinson’s, Pottery Barn, and West Elm.

Photo credit: @williamssonoma

FOR HOME COMFORT
“It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.” – unknown

Home is where the heart is, so add character and comfort with home decor or design options from a full range of stores listed in our Home Decor directory; examples include Atkinson’s, CF interiors, EQ3, Industrial Revolution, Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Structube, Suya Home Decor, Urban Barn, The Brick and West Elm.

Photo credit: South Granville BIA
Pictured: EQ3

FOR ORIGINAL ART
“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent van Gogh

For an unforgettable gift to be cherished forever, find a unique work of art from a range of galleries on Vancouver’s Gallery Row: Bau-Xi Gallery, Brian Scott Fine Arts, Douglas Reynolds Gallery, Elissa Cristall Gallery, Heffel Fine Art Auction House, Ian Tan Gallery, Kurbatoff Gallery, Marion Scott Gallery and The Art Emporium.

Photo credit: @iantangallery
Pictured: City Lot – Rose Garden 2017 Oil on canvas by Krista Johnson

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FOR A FLORAL SURPRISE
“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

Roses and red, violets are blue. Our flower shops have a bouquet for you! Find stunning floral designs to show your love at GIF Granville Island Florist, Goodge PlaceMeinhardt Fine Foods, and Queen Bee Flower Shop.

Photo credit: GIF Granville Island Florist

FOR SOME BLING
“People will stare. Make it worth their while.” – Harry Winston

There’s no such thing as too much bling. Find that special and timeless piece – from rings to watches – at Chow Sang Sang Jewellers, M.J. Jewellers, and Rlongtou. For more options, refer to our Fashion directory.

Photo credit: @mjjewellers
Pictured: Amethyst Diamond Yellow Gold Ring

FOR FASHIONISTAS
“When in doubt, wear red.” – Bill Blass

For the clothes that make the woman, find that elegant outfit or ensemble at numerous boutiques and shops listed in our Fashion directory, but especially at Alison Boutique, Ashia Mode, Black Goat Cashmere, Boboli, Edward Chapman Woman, Eileen Fisher, James Perse, JNBY, Maska Mode, Mason J Boutique, Max Mara, Misch Boutique, Urbanity, Want Apothecary, and Zonda Nellis.

Photo credit: @mischboutique @forte_forte  @giada_forte

FOR STEPPING OUT
“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” – Marilyn Monroe

There’s nothing a new pair of shoes can’t fix. Find the perfect pair at Ecco Shoes, Lord’s Shoes & Apparel, Ronson’s Rack, Ronson’s Shoes, Shoes2Go International, SoftMoc Shoes, and Town Shoes.

Photo credit: @townshoes

FOR CARRYING ALL THE ESSENTIALS
Purses are like friends…you can never have too many!” – unknown

The purse or handbag to pack all the essentials, for any occasion, can be found at numerous boutiques and shops listed in our Fashion directory.

Photo credit: @maxmaravancouver
Pictured: The Mini Whitney Bag

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FOR BEING COZY
“If kisses were snowflakes, I’d send you a blizzard.” – unknown

Make the love nest a cozy sanctuary with the comfiest bed and bedding from these select stores:  Atkinson’s, Bacci’s At HomeDaniadown, Naturepedic Organic Mattress GalleryPottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, Structube, The Brick, Urban Barn, and West Elm.

Photo credit: South Granville BIA
Pictured: West Elm

FOR ALL PRETTY THINGS
“When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love.” – Lana Del Rey

Pick the perfect and pretty present that is as beautiful as your sweety.  Find a plethora of choices at these suggested shops: Atkinsons, Goodge Place, and the Latest Scoop.

Photo credit: South Granville BIA
Pictured: Goodge Place

FOR A SPECIAL LOOK
“I think the most important thing a woman can have next to her talent, of course – is her stylist.” – Joan Crawford

Life isn’t perfect, but your hair can be. Fine the hairstylists that can bring out the best look for him or her at Blo Blow Dry Bar, Civello Salons, Frank’s Barbershop, Mr Hobbs Barber Shop, Red Ruby Hair Studio, Salon 14, Suki’s, Union Salon, Vancouver Hairdressing School, Zennkai Hair Salon, and Le Salon Hair Studio.

Photo Credit: @sukissalons

FOR SOME PAMPERING
The greatest gift that you can give yourself is a little bit of your own attention.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

Pampering experiences, from spa time and manicures-pedicures to skincare and body treatments, find plenty of options at Adorn Nail & Spa, Allure Nails & Spa, Beautyworks, Ideal Image, Voka Deka Esthestics Salon, Miraj Hammam Spa, Project Skin MD, Selfology Spa, and Skin2 Laser Aesthetics Centre.

Photo credit: @projectskinmd

FOR HANGING OUT
“True friends are families which you can select.” – Audrey Hepburn

Your vibe attracts your tribe, and if casual-comfy-cushy clothing is your hang out style then there are ample choices in South Granville, but particularly at Anthropologie, Free People, Hill’s Dry Goods, Lucky Brand, National Standards, Plum Clothing, Roots, The Latest Scoop, TNA, Urbanity, and Zebra Club.

Photo Credit: @rootscanada

FOR SOMETHING ALLURING
“A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.” – unknown

From practical to alluring, find elegant and beautiful loungewear, sleepwear, underwear or skimwear at Diane’s Lingerie, La Vie En Rose and Hill’s Dry Goods.

Photo credit: @dianeslingerie

❤ Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤

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