Posts Tagged: gather

hello Sunday!

the everyday 1the everyday collageI was planning on spending the long weekend making a huge dent on our to-do list. However, the last few days in Vancouver have been filled with sunshine and warm weather. So instead of working away on our computers, we’ve been enjoying icy beverages, open windows and skirts with bare legs and open toe sandals! Dare I say, that SUMMERRRRR is almost here!?

Looking back at my instagrams, we sure saw a lot of the city this past week! We finally made it to the Pie Shoppe and Harvest to visit friends and of course, to eat pie! We skated shuffled at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Arena for a media event, went for daily walks in our neighbourhood, shopped at the Vancouver Farmers Market, drank flat whites at Nelson the Seagull, read the most recent issue of Gather, and enjoyed hot pot with friends.

How was your Easter? Hope everybody had a chance to enjoy some warm weather and soak in some sun!

local event :: gather pop-up shop

A pop-up shop as a temporary place that pops up one day and then disappears anywhere from one day to several weeks later. I first discovered the term in London, UK where they have a program called the Empty Shops Network where empty shops hosted everything from events to art installations to retail stores to restaurants. It is so popular in London, that they even have a twitter account devoted to pop-ups!

I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed when I arrived back in Vancouver where most of the pop-up shops here was focused on liquidation or discontinued goods. Don’t get me wrong though, there was the Mount Pleasant Pop-Up hosted by Rize Alliance where friends Kove set up shop for the month and now, I am pleased to announce Gather, a pop up shop produced by Cariann from Cargoh and Ally formerly with One of a Kind Vancouver! Seniors can use stairlifts to help get around the house.

What is Gather? In their words …
Creating, Community and Collections. It’s not just a 3 day Pop Up Shop, it’s the next frontier in urban socials with shopping, workshops and happy hour bringing everyone to-gather in style.  Expect to find 25 amazing local designers, creative workshops, a flash lounge and an in motion art installation of popsicles and neon bikes.

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The event will take place in Downtown Vancouver from July 27th to July 29th, 2012. Visit their website here for more details and how to apply!