Page 1

ISSUE NO.14 DECEMBER/JANUARY 2018/19

NOVA SCOTIA IN OCTOBER: LIKE AN OIL PAINTING

DEFINING WEST COAST LIFE AND LUXURY

IDS

WEST New Highlights & Ground-Breaking Designs

HGTV PERSONALITY & REAL-ESTATE WHIZ

LISA MANFIELD RETHINKS

TODD TALBOT

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS A DREAM OF STANDING OUT IN A BALLET TROUPE: GOH BALLET


boulevard december/january 2018/19

CONTENTS

18

LISA MANFIELD

Christmas Traditions I’m Rethinking this Year

22

THE GRANDFATHER FLOOR WATCH

Inspired by the grandfather’s tender figure and his old clocks

27

VANCOUVER INTERIOR DESIGN SHOW IDS WEST, REVEALED New products, new furniture, new creations and ground-breaking concepts of celebrity interior designers

BOULEVARD

COVER PHOTO

Super Gentleman Todd Talbot shows the lighter side of life and all its possibilities in front of the wonderfully designed Pinora built home in sunny Tsawwassen, part of the latest VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. Photography Alfonso Arnold

Styling Sarah D'Arcey Makeup Sarah Sadresfahani All Clothing Supplied by Emil Clothing Co.

4

B O U L E VA R D

40

A DESIGN BEYOND THE BLUEPRINTS

Standing out in the residential design-build field


Check out our second location in Coquitlam! VANCOUVER COQUITLAM 1275 W 6 AVE VANCOUVER 1348-C UNITED BLVD. COQUITLAM 604.730.1275 604.529.6868

MON-WED & FRI 10 - 6 | THURS 10 - 9 | SAT 10 - 6 | SUN 11 - 6

www.INspirationFurniture.ca *See store for availability. Not all products shown are available.


YOUR BMW ADVENTURE STARTS HERE. Begin a new chapter with Brian Jessel BMW.

2019 BMW i8 Roadster

Y1

E 1st Ave.

Lougheed Hwy.

N

PRE-OWNED 1515 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5K 5C4 (604) 222-8820

@BrianJesselBMW

HWY 1

HWY 1

Boundary

Lougheed Hwy.

Raj Desor New Vehicles Senior Sales Manager 604.657.8773

N

E 1st Ave.

Boundary

Y1

Boundary

N

Brian Jessel BMW – Centrally located just off Highway 1. Visit us today!

HW

HW

Boundary

Two locations to serve you. New Car & Pre-Owned.

N

Brand Centre

NEW CAR 2311 Boundary Road, Vancouver, BC V5M 4W5 (604) 222-7788

www.brianjesselbmw.com


CONTENTS

43

TODD TALBOT

Bringing his effortless candor help the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and UBC Hospital Foundation

50

THEY BUILT THE HOUSE, SHE BUILT THE SPACE TO LIVE

What is “good design” anyway? It is not merely an exercise in superficial aesthetics

61

THE BEST SPORTS CAR, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROUTE

Green Car Journal’s 2018 “Luxury Green Car of the Year”

68

THE ODD SQUAD PRODUCTION SOCIETY Tackled two of the biggest drug issues facing youth today – marijuana and fentanyl 8

B O U L E VA R D


THE ART OF FINE LIVING


5520 Minoru Blvd Richmond BC 604.273.0155 paramounthome.ca


CONTENTS

73

THE COUTURE FASHIONS OF GUO PEI

Exceeding the realms of fashion and are more akin to magnificent pieces of art

79

CHRISTMAS AT THE CHAN

Four choirs and full orchestra in an exquisite program of Christmas music from around the world

84

GOH BALLET'S SIGNATURE THE NUTCRACKER, ENTERING ITS TENTH YEAR Every child who learns to dance has dreamed of one day standing out amongst others in a ballet troupe!

90

PARTING SHOT

Phineas Taylor Barnum (known better to his friends as “P. T. Barnum”) “The people like to be humbugged”.

12

B O U L E VA R D


After

We design and build around you so you feel

right, at home.

BEFORE Right from the get-go I felt we were in good hands with Kerr... it was a pleasure to have these people on our job!

I would (and have) recommended Kerr to

any friends considering taking on a renovation of their own. S.N, via Google

‘‘

Creativity and solving ‘the design puzzle’

It is truly amazing what theyhome have and achieved for each individual homeowner is and their responsiveness when any is part of query my job. my favourite given them…We have been blessed with Nisha, Design Manager them as people and as tradespeople.

’’

MH 2018 Kerr Client

Quality is Built—Trust is Earned. kerrconstruction.ca | 604.263.0343 your complimentary consultation WatchCall thenow Kerrfor Design/Build process Kerr online to learn more


INHALE EXHALE

Book our BC Residents Rate today

WWW.OAKBAYBEACHHOTEL.COM


ISSUE NO.14 DECEMBER-JANUARY 2018/19 PUBLISHER Harry van Hemmen harryvh@blackpress.ca 604-649-1707 MANAGING EDITOR Harry van Hemmen CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Ana Allen, Arezoo Aliperti, Kelly Bai, Catherine Barr, Shawn Conner, Bob de Wit, Nathan Fong, Chelsea Forman, Sabrina Furminger, Lucy Lau, Joe Leary, Leeta Liepins, Yiyi Ling, Lisa Manfield, Catherine Tse, Harris Van DESIGNERS Lily Chan, Claudia Gross, Michelle Gjerde, Angela Robak ADVERTISING SALES

Why suffer in silence when the solution may be simple? Laser Vaginal Therapy There is no longer any need for women to suffer in silence nor resort to painful, invasive surgery which often means considerable side effects and extensive recovery.

Kimberley Lim kim.lim@vancouverboulevard.com Vicki Clark vicki.clark@blackpress.ca PHOTOGRAPHERS Alfonso Arnold, Felix Chang, Michel Chicoine, Tom Hawkins, Martin Knowles, Kuna Lu, Yinan Scott Shi, Karolina Turek, Charles Zuckermann ILLUSTRATIONS Mandy Lau, mandy-lau.com DISTRIBUTION Marilou Pasion Marilou@blackpress.ca 604-542-7411

Patients are calling this treatment “life changing” helps restore gynecologic health Treatments are fast, simple and safe ISSUE NO.14 DECEMBER/JANUARY 2018/19

There is a better way

NOVA SCOTIA IN OCTOBER: LIKE AN OIL PAINTING

The newest trends now allow women to address these intensely personal concerns and take control of their bodies, their sexuality, their comfort, and their vaginal health. Many of these symptoms can now be relieved by simpler, potentially life changing, office laser procedures.

Dr. anthony cheung MBBS MPH MBA FRANZCOG FRCSC Founder, GREI

DEFINING WEST COAST LIFE AND LUXURY

IDS

WEST New Highlights & Ground-Breaking Designs

HGTV PERSONALITY & REAL-ESTATE WHIZ

LISA MANFIELD RETHINKS

TODD TALBOT

HOLIDAY TRADITIONS A DREAM OF STANDING OUT IN A BALLET TROUPE: GOH BALLET

VANCOUVERBOULEVARD.COM Boulevard Magazine is published 6 times per year by Black Press Ltd. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. The publisher is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts and photographs.

210-604 West Broadway 604.558.4886 • TF 1.855.530.4376 FerTiliTyWiThgrace.com


FEATURE CONTRIBUTORS

FEATURE CONTRIBUTORS

3

1 1 CATHERINE BARR

“Cat” is known as one of Vancouver’s most popular celebrity/events columnists and writes about society life in Vancouver and all the best charity parties in town. She is also editor/owner of WestVancouver.com and NorthVancouver.com which represent Canada’s wealthiest communities online with over 3 million hits per month.www. CatherineBarr.com.

6 LUCY LAU is a Vancouver-based design and lifestyle journalist who writes regularly for the Georgia Straight. Her work has also appeared in a number of local online and print publications, including Western Living and BCLiving.ca.

2 2 LEETA LIEPINS is a co-host and co-producer for Vancouver’s own entertainment television show “Our City Tonight” that airs nationally with ZoomerMedia. She has been writing about the Fashion, Food, Entertainment, and Lifestyle scene for many years as a contributor in multiple publications throughout the city. Leeta also works as a PR consultant specializing with unique clients in the arts, music, culture, and fashion industry. Follow her on social media @LifewithLeeta @OurCityTonight and catch Our City Tonight TV past episodes on YouTube.

3 LISA MANFIELD is a writer, editor and content strategist. Formerly the founding editor of BCLiving.ca, she has also been a contributing editor at Backbone Magazine and marketing manager at TheTyee.ca. She also teaches writing and editing for the web at Simon Fraser University.

8 ANA V Owner/ Founder ANAV Beauty School. “My mission is to help you feel more confident and beautiful. Ever since I fell in love with the transformational power of beauty products, I’ve been obsessed with finding the perfect textures and shades to express every facet of a woman’s personality. There’s a product for every mood, every occasion and every outfit and I am devoted to helping you find them.” Trained at VFS, Ana worked as a professional makeup artist for TV shows, movies, photo shoots and more. After working with Chanel and Dior Ana founded AnaV Beauty in 2013

7 JOE LEARY is a veteran broadcaster having plied his trade for a number of Vancouver radio stations over the years as well as a thirteen year run as an on air host & weather anchor on City-TV, through its various incarnations: UTV, Global and CKVU. Joe is also a widely-published freelance writer and radio host.

5 4 4 BOB DE WIT is the Chief Executive Officer of the GVHBA. A mentor, director and consultant to growthstage technology companies, As a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, Bob draws upon his executive experience in corporate development corporate finance and competitive market intelligence holding degrees in marketing and economics from Simon Fraser University.

9 ALFONSO ARNOLD Premier photographer for the Boulevard magazine group, Alfonso Arnold shot his first professional film rolls in the fashion industry. Focusing on versatility, inspired by artistic, and social diversity. He shoots for commercial and fine art clients with a strong passion for people and landscapes, and is the photo director for the yearly anticipated Eco Fashion Week.

9

7

10 SIERRA LUNDY

is a Victoria-based artist who works as a fashion designer, illustrator and model, and teaches fashion illustration at Pacific Design Academy. After growing up on Salt Spring Island, she studied fine arts at Mount Alison University before moving to Vancouver and graduating from Blanche MacDonald’s fashion design program. She also works as a musician. www. sierralundy.com

10

8

6

5 SABRINA FURMINGER interviews in the Vancouver film & TV industry, as well as national and international newsmakers like Amanda Tapping (Stargate SG-1), Scott Thompson (The Kids in the Hall), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), and Rick Mercer. Writes for multiple wester publications www. sabrinafurminger.com/westender.


Co lumn

ChrisTmas TradiTions i’m reThinking This Year By Lisa Manfield

I

love Christmas. No matter how old I get, I love to indulge in the magic of the season and all of its traditions. In fact, normally I look forward to reliving the same traditions year after year.

temptation to get out and do it all. This year I plan to go small, then go home. I’ll pick one or two things to do, and keep it at that.

But this Christmas, I’m questioning a few of them. It’s become too easy to get caught up in the craziness of the season: the excessive shopping, the Pinterest-worthy wrapping, the Instagrammable parties, the stressing over family gatherings, cooking, baking, card writing, decorating, and the list goes on. For many people, Christmas is stressful, even downright depressing, and some of its traditions simply add to the challenges.

Handmade Christmas decorations. Remember popcorn garlands? Wreaths made from boughs of actual pine trees? This year I’m going in favour of the handmade decorations of yesteryear. Making decorations is giving a keepsake that may last for years to come.

So this year, in an effort to be more conscious of the traditions we engage in, I’ve decided to rethink a few of them, and to add back some oldies but goodies to bring more joy to our festive season.

The Purge List Christmas cards. Ok, I confess, I actually haven’t mailed physical cards in years. It’s just too much work. But every year I shower myself in guilt over not having accomplished this task. This year I’m done feeling guilty and, instead, I’ll happily send a quick note by text. Gift exchanges with friends. I love giving gifts, and getting them in return. But with every year that passes it becomes harder to choose meaningful gifts for all of my friends and family members. Fortunately, my family has started a new holiday tradition of picking one person to buy for. And as for friends, I’d rather spend time than money on meaningless trinkets. Christmas parties and events. There are so many festive events taking place in this city -- there’s a huge 18

B O U L E VA R D

The Comeback List

Simple gifts. Every year I get an orange in my stocking from my mom, along with a pair of quality socks. I can’t say I appreciated those gifts as a child, but I sure do now. The orange is said to symbolize prosperity, and quality socks, well, who doesn’t need a pair of those? Carolling. Ok, we won’t likely be going door to door like they did hundreds of years ago. But belting out Christmas carols with family and friends is a quintessential holiday activity I’d like to bring back, it costs nothing and you can do it anytime. So who’s up for a round of Christmas carol karaoke? This holiday season, I’m giving myself permission to simplify, and return to traditions that truly bring joy. I hope you will too. Happy holidays! n

Lisa Manfield Content Strategist Digital Storyteller SFU Instructor/Public Speaker


THE EVENT CENTER

BOOK YOUR NEXT EVENT AT SILVER REEF With over 30,000 sq/ft of meeting space, We have a room to fit your needs. no matter the size, or the budget, We Want your next event to be a Winner.

THE CHARIMANS ROOM

HOSPITALITY SUITE

Winning is Closer Than You Think!

SilverReefCasino.com • I-5 Exit 260 • Ferndale, WA

THE THEATER


rec reati o n

IT’S LIKE WALKING ON WATER

P

eaceful park-like settings of two exceptional 18-hole golf courses, Riverway and Burnaby Mountain—and our two challenging pitch & putts, Kensington and Central Park. We also have two industry-leading Driving Ranges / Learning & Improvement Centres. Golf Burnaby has a long standing reputation for developing and teaching the game in local schools and driving interest for youth and new players through our wide variety of programs. To personalize your fitting experience, we offer top brand club fitting from Callaway & Ping at both Riverway and Burnaby Mountain Golf Courses.

20

B O U L E VA R D

With your choice options, you come away with the exact club specifications that fit your individual swing to deliver the results you’re looking for. During the fitting process you will have an opportunity to try a wide variety of club heads to help you understand the feel you prefer. Approachable golf courses with unique designs and outstanding year-round playing conditions for the challenge and enjoyment of golfers of all ages and abilities. We strive to provide friendly, professional service to our guests within a competitive, fair pricing structure. Note: No walking on water! www.golfburnaby.ca l


Design art

Artist spotlight

Jennifer Oleksiuk

E

By Alfonso Arnold alfonso@alfonsoarnold.com

very month, Boulevard sends photographer and chief Alfonso Arnold to scan our wonderful city to find true and passionate artists to interview, snap, and feature. Fresh of the heels of her latest music and dance installation titled “The Smoke Show” at XY, Alfonso chats with multi talented dancer, choreographer, and actress Jennifer Oleksiuk! Boulevard: Welcome to the spotlight Jennifer! Can you us give a bit of background about yourself and your art? Jen: I started out in acting after I graduated high school in which I still love and enjoy. Dance was something I didn’t start training in until I was 18 years old. My sister and I auditioned for a competitive hip-hop program and I ended up falling completely in love and that’s how it all started. As for choreography, I guess it’s something I’ve always done without even realizing it! Dance and acting is something I remember doing as a kid without knowing it was something I could have as my career. I’m very grateful that I eventually figured that out! Boulevard: Your latest endeavor “The Smoke Show” draws as much appeal to women as it does to a male audience. With an all-female cast and suggestive routines, was it intentional? Jennifer: Yes! Absolutely. The Smoke Show (along with most of my endeavors) was created because there was something I was missing as an audience member and craving as a performer/choreographer. To present a version of sexy that I felt connected to. I was craving a certain humor and ownership on (and off) the stage in relation to sexuality and curiosity. I wanted to entertain the pants off the audience but also leave the audience, the women in particular, wanting to join us as opposed to feeling intimidated or unable to relate to us.

Boulevard: And finally, what’s come in the way of future projects and aspirations? Jen: Myself and pre planning vacations! There are some weeks where I’ll be doing everything from choreographing for a tv series, acting, directing a music video to running The Smoke Show. I am so excited and curious about so many different art forms. But when I’m that busy, if I don’t make room for adventure, nature or a work-free day I can get a little resistant to say the least! I’m big on spontaneity so, over the years, I’ve definitely had to learn that reluctantly planning days off in advance is way better than not having any at all! Boulevard: Thank you so much for Jennifer for taking some time out for an inspiring interview. We look forward to seeing more of you on stage and the big screen! n To learn more about Jennifer Oleksiuk: www. thesmokeshowyvr.com thesmokeshowyvr @jenoleksiuk & @the.smokeshow B O U L E VA R D

21


DESIGN ART

T

Grandfather Floor watch

E N N O B L I N G YO U R E N V I RO N M E N T

his is a piece marked by great sentimental value, because it is inspired by the grandfather's tender figure and his old clocks that accompanied our childhood. Now these unique beauty pieces add a classic and classy touch to our modern spaces. The Grandfather floor watch is a creation that combines this classic beauty with a contemporary and irreverent visual that ennobles any environment. Because this piece combines feelings and memories shared throughout the world, the Grandfather floor watch was designed with five watches representing five great capitals of fashion and design. www.bessadesign.com n

An Art& Design brand that bring us passionate memories through unique furniture pieces.

Materials: Calacatta gold marble, solid brass + 24k gold plated, brass gear train mechanism. Dimensions: H. 170cm | 66,9'' W. 85cm | 33,4'' D. 32cm | 12,5''

22

B O U L E VA R D


Wild AT Heart NANAIMO VICTORIA LANGLEY COQUITLAM KELOWNA 1711 Bowen Rd 661 McCallum Rd 20429 Langley By-Pass 1400 United Blvd 1912 Spall Rd COQUITLAM LANGLEY RICHMOND KELOWNA NANAIMO VICTORIA 250.753.8900 604.530.9458 604.524.3443 250.860.3635 1400 United Blvd 20429 Langley By-Pass 1912 Spall Rd 1711 Bowen Rd 250.474.3433 12551 Bridgeport Rd 661 McCallum Rd 604.524.3444

604.530.8248

604.273.2971

MUSEANDMERCHANT.COM

|

250.860.7603

250.753.6361

FOLLOW US @museandmerchant

SCANDESIGNS.COM

250.475.2233


AMERICAN SPIRIT SWISS PRECISION


exclusive luxury listings

9 70 0 GLENELG AV ENUE | NORTH SA A NICH 3 BEDS | 5 BATHS | 39 0 6 4 5 | $ 5,95 0,0 0 0

15 8 0 L A NDS END ROA D | NORTH SA A NICH 3 BEDS | 4 BATHS | 39116 8 | $ 5,79 0,0 0 0

2713 SEAVIEW ROAD | SAANICH EAST 5 BED S | 5 B AT H S | 3 9 9 94 0 | $ 4 , 5 0 0 , 0 0 0

2951 PHYLLIS STREET | SAANICH EAST 5 BED S | 5 B AT H S | 3 94 5 6 3 | $ 3 , 3 9 9, 0 0 0

2802 ARBUTUS ROAD | SAANICH EAST 3 BED S | 6 B AT H S | 4 01149 | $ 3 , 3 5 0 , 0 0 0

2805 BEACH DRIVE | OAK BAY 4 BED S | 4 B AT H S | 3 9 7 3 0 0 | $ 3 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0

2488 PLUMER STREET | OAK BAY 4 BED S | 5 B AT H S | 3 9 7 3 2 3 | $ 2 , 2 0 0 , 0 0 0

1035 ROSLYN ROAD | OAK BAY 5 BED S | 3 B AT H S | 4 0 0 9 2 6 | $1,9 0 0 , 0 0 0

3812 SINCLAIR PLACE | SAANICH EAST 5 BED S | 4 B AT H S | 4 0 0 474 | $1, 8 8 0 , 0 0 0

4108 ALBERG LANE | SAANICH EAST 3 BED S | 4 B AT H S | 4 0 0 4 61 | $1,7 9 5 , 0 0 0

844 DALEWOOD LANE | SAANICH EAST 6 BED S | 4 B AT H S | 4 016 01 | $1, 4 2 5 , 0 0 0

JASON BINAB

JA SON.BINAB@THE AGENCYRE.COM 778.265.5552

SARAH BINAB

SAR AH.BINAB@THE AGENCYRE.COM 778.265.5552 THE AGENCYRE.COM/BC


HOM E

Vancouver Interior Design Show

IDS

Revealing the latest in home trends By Kelly Bai

T

he annual Vancouver Interior Design Show (IDS) brings to the public new products, new furniture and the new creations and ground-breaking concepts of celebrity interior designers. So what are the new highlights and trendy designs of the recently concluded 14th annual IDS?

B O U L E VA R D

27


IDS

6

DESIGN HIGHLIGHTS

Picked by IDS Director Jody Phillips

Botanicals Like a lot of people, I place plants in each of the rooms of my home, bringing a sense of nature into the space. At this year’s IDS, Luvere Studio, Greenscape and Radio took this trend further, creating a vigorous green space.

Arches In this year’s world of interior design, arches are extremely popular and interior designers took every chance to incorporate them into their designs, which isn’t always easy.

28

B O U L E VA R D


HOM E

Reclaimed materials / Recycled materials Under the current environmental protection trend, the reclaiming and reuse of materials is highly encouraged. At IDS, there were many products created with materials such as paper pulp and disposed-of chopsticks. And even products manufactured from industrial scrap were evident everywhere at this year’s design show.

Central Bars This central bar is the joint effort of Origins, Leckie Building and Design Workshop and LaSalle, with over 400 seats to provide the public an ideal resting space. This space is intimate and spacious, private and inclusive. It uses untreated plywood to create a lattice, making it transparent but also filled with a sense of structure.

B O U L E VA R D

29


H OME

IDS Cement table Core Table is a product of Ryspot. This Edmonton-based home furniture manufacturer used cement to make this small table, cleverly introducing the city’s building material into interior furniture design.

Bo Concept Ottawa Sofa This Ottawa collection is stylish, modern, relaxing and comfortable. This sofa, designed by Karim Rashid, is extremely suitable for the modern person’s work. It is social, collaborative and presented in a relaxing style that can be used in the office, hotel, entertainment room or in the home.

30

B O U L E VA R D


SLEEP IN STYLE THE SOLID OAK CASCADA BEDROOM COLLECTION.

CASCADA BED QUEEN

NOW

$998

COQUITLAM 1400 United Blvd 604 524 3444

RICHMOND 12551 Bridgeport Rd 604 273 2971

SCANDESIGNS.COM

LANGLEY 20429 Langley By-Pass 604 530 8248

KELOWNA 1912 Spall Road 250-860-7603

SCANDESIGNSFURNITURE

VICTORIA 661 McCallum Rd 250 475 2233

NANAIMO 1711 Bowen Rd 250 753 6361

SCANDESIGNS_FURNITURE


IDS

7

STYLISH BATHROOMS

At this year’s Vancouver Interior Design Show, the seven bathrooms presented by Open Studio under the theme “Retreat” became a huge highlight. These 100-square-foot bathroom showrooms were all designed by specially selected designers, using the latest products from DXV, GROHE, American Standard and other top bathroom brands, revealing the latest trends in bathroom design.

Angela Robinson Design Angela Robinson’s interpretation of “Retreat” borrowed from the stylish white mansions of the south of Spain, where interior and exterior spaces are cleverly merged. Using DXV Modulus collection and AT200 LS SpaLet toilet, this spa-style showroom combines a stylish, warm bathroom with an outdoor garden shower. Refreshing colours, botanicals and unique accessories allow the interior and exterior to connect, creating a spring-like haven of comfort. 32

B O U L E VA R D


HOM E

Madeleine Design Group & AK Designs These two interior design companies worked together to create this Moroccan-inspired bathroom, using a DXV Oak Hill freestanding bathtub, DXV Webster washbasin and GROHE Lineare faucet collection. Taking inspiration from a luxury spa in North Africa, this showroom features a complicated arch, public seating, attention grabbing tile walls and bright colours.

CASESTUDY Studying the expression of shapes and materials in a space, CASESTUDY chose the GROHE Rainshower 310 Smart Active showerhead to create a unique bathroom. The cube-shaped showroom reflected CASESTUDY’s modern interpretation of “Retreat.” The non-traditional use of materials, lighting and sound brings to the user an entirely immersive experience.

Emerge Design Emerge Design’s showroom is beautiful and practical, using DXV’s Percy faucet collection and Equility collection, POP washbasin and Contemporary tub filler. The botanical elements bring into the space the tranquility of nature. Pink roses, the grape vines that entangle the ceiling and drop from the wall, and the use of organic materials create a space where one can “retreat” into nature. The swing set in one corner brings a sense of vitality.

B O U L E VA R D

33


IDS

IDO Design GROHE Lineare faucet collection, GROHE SmartControl shower equipment and DXV Equility collection’s ultra-simple designs dictated the overall style of this bathroom. This showroom designed by IDO Design is like a green refuge, while the use of stone materials connects human with nature.

&Daughters Using the mirror and cement washbasin from the DXV Modulus collection, &Daughters’ design uses a modern and stylish way to create a formal bathroom. Their interpretation of “Retreat” is traditional and stylish, achieving the balance between soft and hard designs.

Kendall Ansell Interiors This showroom designed by Kendall Ansell Interiors interprets “Retreat” as a private refuge after a busy day, using American Standard Studio’s S faucet, Sedona Loft’s freestanding bathtub and Contemporary Round’s tub filler. Using olive green paired with navy, warm-coloured teak flooring, structurally pleasing hanging lamps and flax curtains, this space is quiet and soothing to the heart, allowing one to relax.


HOM E

WELL DESIGNED SMALLER APPLIANCES

Increase Living Space By Bob de Wit

W

hether you are looking at a laneway house or a “Manhattan-style� condo, smaller homes all face a similar design challenge: how best to maximize space. One key element, to streamlining smaller spaces and increasing the spatial design, is found in choosing the right kitchen appliances.

B O U L E VA R D

35


Removing the west wall, originally separating the kitchen and dining-room created space for two wall-ovens, fullheight pantry wall, and a glass-topped built-in buffet, extending to the window. The kitchen island incorporates waterfall edges, bar-seating, plus down-draft vent for induction cooktop, to ensure the view to adjacent entertaining/dining spaces and ocean beyond remain unimpeded.

36

B O U L E VA R D


HOM E

In the case of Ovation Award finalist Twin Lions Contracting’s ‘Duchess’ condo renovation, the clients, recent retirees, were ready to downsize into a bright, open-concept condo. As part of the renovation pre-planning phase, it was determined the must-have features as including an entertainmentstyle kitchen, with island, and plenty of storage space, to accommodate specific items collected over the years. Twin Lions Contracting removed the west wall, originally separating the kitchen and dining-room, creating space for two wall-ovens, full-height pantry wall, and a glass-topped built-in buffet, extending to the window. The kitchen island incorporates waterfall edges, bar-seating, plus down-draft vent for induction cooktop, to ensure the view to adjacent entertaining/dining spaces and ocean beyond remain unimpeded. Space was reclaimed from the sideby-side laundry and original oven location, and reinvented as enclosed pantry with stacked-laundry. Speaking to GVHBA members Trail Appliances, there is no need to sacrifice function because of size when considering your appliances. European brands are known for producing functional and sleek appliances that are compact, long-lasting and energy-saving too. They are also perfect for smallscale living, when your kitchen might be next door to the bedroom, or office space, and a whisperquiet dishwasher becomes essential. A stackable heat pump dryer maximizes energy use and requires no outside venting, providing the ideal choice for those with a closet-sized laundry area as was the case in the Duchess renovation. n

Most apartment-sized appliances start at 24-inch in width and go up from there. It sounds small, but it’ll still do its job. In fact, when it comes to ovens, reportedly, the optimal cooking size is indeed 24-inches. Space, however, isn’t the only thing to consider when buying apartment-sized products. You also need to know a few things, such as which appliances require gas or electric, will they built-in or can they be freestanding, and the age of the wiring; noting to check to see if the existing load can handle newer appliances. It’s good to review electrical and infrastructure with your builder or renovator when designing your kitchen because options will vary according to which type of appliance you need. For answers to these and other renovation questions, visit www.gvhba.org Bob de Wit is the CEO of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA), representing the residential construction industry in the Greater Vancouver Area. The GVHBA established in 1974, is a not for profit association, with 1,000+ members, and is proudly affiliated with the provincial and national Canadian Home Builders’ Associations. You can reach Bob at bob@gvhba.org.

@rdewit B O U L E VA R D

37


Pirouette® Window Shadings

Elan® Window Blinds

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Silhouette® Window Shadings

38

B O U L E VA R D

Silhouette® Window Shadings


Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Luminette® Privacy Sheers

Powerview® Motorization

Duette® Honeycomb Shades

Silhouette® Window Shadings

Powerview® Motorization

B O U L E VA R D

39


h ome

Design beyond the blueprints

S

By Lin Stranberg

teve Jobs was famous for his commitment to design, putting painstaking thought and effort into every detail of every Apple product he released. Jobs was passionate about the value of good design. “Design is not just what it looks and feels like. Design is how it works,� he said. Interestingly, his interest in design began with his love of his childhood home, one of thousands of modernist tract houses inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and built by developers like Joseph Eichler in the 1950s for working-class families in California.

40

B O U L E VA R D

All these years later, good design still tops the wish list when people decide to build or renovate a home. Design goes beyond the blueprints to plan the way a home is built or renovated and how the project will work. The aptly-named design-build process, a design-oriented delivery process that rose to prominence with its success in large-scale construction projects in the past ten years, is now the most sought-after method in the North American construction industry. Nearly half the construction projects in the U.S. use the design-build approach, and it’s recognized as the best for savvy residential clients as well.


With traditional project delivery, the owner must manage contracts with both the designer and the contractor, which can often lead to confusion, miscommunications and an adversarial relationship when things go wrong. In the design-build process, the owner manages only one contract with a single point of responsibility. The contractor and designer work together at the same firm, providing unified project recommendations to fit the owner’s schedule and budget. Any changes are addressed by the entire team, leading to collaborative problem-solving and innovation instead of excuses and blaming. It is this culture of collaboration and the single point of responsibility that make all the difference. On the local front, Vancouver’s Kerr Construction and Design is a standout in the residential design-build field. Founder Doug Kerr is confident the company’s design-build approach is key to their home building and renovating success, and that good design is fundamental to the process. By bringing the design process in-house, Kerr Construction can complete a design process before any construction even starts, enabling his team to manage quality, stay on schedule, and keep the costs on budget. “It’s tricky balancing the creativity that will pack a “wow” with

the practicality of engineering, and then mixing in the communication skills needed to help a customer identity the must-haves that will truly enhance their lives, and then package it all up in a way that the city will approve the permits. It takes a team with a lot of diverse skills and a lot of communication among the different departments,” Doug Kerr says.

Kerr Construction and Design’s mission statement is “To build and renovate homes that enhance people’s lives.” Clearly, that has to start with the design process. To keep projects on time, on budget, with the quality and features you want, the best way to go is a good design-build firm. www.kerrconstruction.ca n

“Having everyone in-house where we can control the whole process speeds it up, reduces communication issues, and sets up the project well from the beginning so we stay on time and on budget. Plus, our clients love having one point of accountability.” B O U L E VA R D

41


COV E R STORY

THE HOME IS ONE THING, THE HEART IS ANOTHER

Todd Talbot Gets It! By Nicolle Hodges

Photography Alfonso Arnold


...JOY AND LAUGHTER get second billing when it comes to seriousness,” he says. “And really, maybe it should be the other way around."


COV E R STORY

T

odd Talbot isn’t one to frown. Whether it’s walking through a lavish home as a real-estate whiz and HGTV personality, bringing his effortless candor to the stage at the Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and UBC Hospital Foundation’s ‘Time to Shine’ Gala, or filming inside the prize homes as part of the foundation’s Millionaire Lottery (of which he is the spokesman and public face), there is something that just seems to be working in his favour. Yet, there is a place far outside of these more luxurious surroundings that has given him a chance to realize how important his smile really is. That place is the hospital. When the Millionaire Lottery began over two decades ago, it kickstarted the stuff of dreams: the chance to win a grand prize home or a cash prize (and not petty cash either, try a couple of million). Today, the essence of the lottery hasn’t changed—one day your life looks one way, and the next, you’re handed keys to a new one—albeit, the prizes are bigger and better than ever before. These are aspirational prizes; the kind of prizes that people dream about: houses and cars and boats and cash and--wait, what does this have to do with a hospital, and where’s Talbot? He sees where the money raised through the Millionaire Lottery actually goes: buying life-saving equipment, and supporting specialized adult health care and research in Vancouver, at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre. A hospital is a place that seems suspended in time, and it’s a place Talbot often visits at this time of year. Within those four walls, lives are saved, new ones are brought into the world, and it is the last place others will visit. Either way, rarely do you walk out the same as you walked in, and the time that passes between those two points can feel both endless and like a blip.

Pants: Citizens of Humanity, Jacket: Blue Industry, Shirt: Blue Industry, Cardigan: SNS, Tie: Paolo


COV ER STO RY

To see Talbot walk into a room is like watching

While filming for the VGH Hospital Foundation one afternoon, Talbot met a schoolteacher from Victoria. They got a chance to talk, laugh, and enjoy a moment of normalcy. It appeared to be (if observed from the outside) a seemingly mundane interaction that was actually quite profound, and it was profound simply because it happened. In a hospital, a moment lived is a moment alive. They have kept in touch ever since. “For me, the opportunity to be in the hospital and put a smile on somebody’s face and come out of whatever situation they’re in, it’s a little like an escape,” he says. Talbot takes a deep breath and reflects for a moment. “Not to be heavy-handed about it, but we

A FIREFLY released from a jar. do take our health for granted until that moment of time when we put our lives in the hands of doctors and nurses and staff and their equipment,” he says. “I haven’t really thought about the experience as being a benefit to me, but bringing a certain spirit to what I do, to have fun, to make people laugh, it does feel really good.” Our lives in the present moment are an accumulation of all the decisions we’ve made along the way. Beyond being the spokesperson for the Millionaire Lottery, Talbot has been a theatre professional for twenty-plus years, has traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada performing as MC and speaking at home shows, corporate and charity events, and is the host of Love it or List It Vancouver, among other W network programs.

(Above) Jacket: LBM, Hoodie 46

B O U L E VA R D


(This Page) Jacket: Samsoe, T-Shirt: Samsoe, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity B O U L E VA R D

47


COV ER STO RY

To see Talbot walk into a room is like watching a firefly released from a jar. His face is lit up and he readily holds eye contact, his smile is nearly impossible not to reciprocate, and his energy is—pardon the subtle hospital pun—infectious. With the plenitude of good energy, it’s easy to see his role as more impactful than merely walking through a home or hospital filming stories and standups. It is a lifetime of understanding human interaction, with a dash of showbiz. “I think joy and laughter get second billing when it comes to seriousness,” he says. “And really, maybe it should be the other way around. That’s one of the elements I’ve tried to infuse in this role: bring personality first, instead of just pointing towards the prize.” After all, it’s great to dream about winning the Millionaire Lottery, but to know that you’re helping to save lives even if you don’t—that’s the real magic. That’s worth smiling about. ■

For more information about the VGH and UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery, visit

millionairelottery.com

48

B O U L E VA R D


CREDITS Written by

Nicolle Hodges Photography

Alfonso Arnold Make-Up

Sarah Sadresfahani Stylist

Sarah D'Arcey All Clothing Supplied by

Emil Clothing Co.

B O U L E VA R D

49


H OME Written by Nicolle

Hodges |

Photography Paul

Grdina

They Built the House, She Built the Space to Live

50

B O U L E VA R D


Thinking about the gap between design that creates a feeling of being part of a house and design that feels like being separate from it raises the obvious question: What is “good design,” anyway? It is not merely an exercise in superficial aesthetics but an evocation of feeling, driven by the unique responsibility to shape the human experience within four walls.

S

arah Gallop, the founder of SGDI— an award-winning design firm offering interior design of custom homes and home renovations throughout the greater Vancouver area—prides herself on knowing when “enough is enough.” To her, that feeling of sensing when a room is fully expressed is the basis for how she approaches the empty space from the start.“When I’m looking at the house overall, I’m picturing the project finished in my head, so I can make that determination,” she says. When she was brought in by  Deep Dhillon, Vice President at Axis Real Estate Solutions and Tony Paul of Pinora Enterprises Ltd. to design what would become the  VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Millionaire Lottery home in Tsawwassen, it was mid-architectural design. This enabled her to provide input and suggestions on the layout early-on, which then impacted the function and flow of the interior spaces.    “We wanted this home to have a more contemporary layout.”   And from there, an entertainer’s dream was created. With a bar adjacent to the family room, a wine display wall on the main floor by

the stairs, a rec room with pool table, second bar and second wine room on the lower floor, and two-sided fireplace feature at the bottom of the basement stairs, it’s a home that’s begging to be filled with gatherings. And then, Gallop played with textures. This included wallpaper and paneling throughout the home, something, she says, is a “modern take on paneling with cleaner lines.” The textures and patterns serve to create a multisensory experience that allows the home to feel artistic and eye-catching without becoming overwhelming. Design, as Gallop explains, may seem like a small part of the overall picture of building your home, but the design dollars are the most important because when spent properly, they ensure that your dreams can be built right. After all, a house is just four walls until you walk in and it feels like something else, be it a place of rest or a place to entertain; it’s home.  Gallop helps you get there. For more information about the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation’s Millionaire Lottery, visit millionnairelottery.com ■

B O U L E VA R D

51


H OME

Written by Nicolle

Hodges Photography Paul Grdina

In Tsawwassen, the Home Symbolizes Work-Life Balance


“We wanted to integrate the home into the neighbourhood by designing something that flowed with the neighbourhood, and then once you walk inside, that’s when you realize how luxurious and unique it really is,” says Deep Dhillon, Vice President of AXIS Real Estate Solutions Inc.

B O U L E VA R D

53


H OME

T

he new multi-leveled, triple-car garage, 5,400 square-foot home in Tsawwassen, which was a joint-venture build with Tony Paul of Pinora Enterprises Ltd., is one of the grand prize homes in this year’s VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. “When we designed the house, we wanted to focus on entertainment for the whole family and we didn't want to waste space,” says Dhillon. Right from the putting green, firepit, and built-in BBQ set in the backyard, it’s evident that every square inch was not only put to use but equipped for fun. “Upstairs, there is a floor-toceiling wine cellar that can hold 250 bottles, and another

scotch and wine cellar downstairs,” he added. "My wife, Tina, ensured a place for relaxation wasn’t missing, so we included a yoga room complete with a hot sauna.”  While it might sound like a man-cave, Sarah Gallop-founder of the award-winning design firm SGDI--was brought in to add her magic touch and ensure the entire space felt nothing short of warm--even with its cooler colour palette-and welcoming. The outside of the home-which is a bit more dramatic, with black and charcoal trim against a lighter stone--sets the tone for the inside: clean without being cavernous, and glamorous without being fussy.


When it comes to finding the perfect home, the dream is a place both comfortable and functional, where personal and family growth aligns with work, health, and play. The neighbourhood is just as important as the house that occupies it. Tsawwassen, meaning “Facing the Ocean” in Coast Salish, is a community nestled at the southern tip of the District Municipality of Delta. Why is this worth

noting?

Well,

different

neighbourhoods

provoke different feelings, and the beachside vibes in Tsawwassen, known for its relatively dry and sunny weather, is the kind of place that just feels good to call home.

“It’s a hidden gem,” says Dhillon. “We see a huge opportunity for high-end luxury houses here.” And that opportunity begins now, in collaboration with the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Millionaire Lottery. Proceeds from tickets support specialized adult health care and research in Vancouver, at Vancouver General Hospital, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre. Every year, VGH performs more than 30,000 surgeries and treats more than 600,000 patient visits. With the Millionaire Lottery, you’re not only buying a chance to call Tsawwassen home but also help send patients back to theirs. ■

B O U L E VA R D

55


b eautY

atelieR Cologne’S muSC imPéRial By ????

B B

By Catherine Tse

ehind every Atelier Cologne scent is not just an origin story, but a sensory journey that taps equally into adventure as it does nostalgia. Musc Impérial is a unisex woody, floral musk that was inspired from a stay at the Majestic Hotel & Spa in Barcelona where Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel, Atelier Cologne’s creators, were overwhelmed by the classic elegance of the suites impériales coupled with the magic of the Catalan city itself. “Emotions and places are sometimes inseparable. The evening approaches. Revived by the powerful rays of the sun and the Mediterranean breeze, the city comes to life. The encounter must take place at the top. Excitement is inevitable. The party will be epic.”

56

B O U L E VA R D

While originally commissioned as the signature scent for the Majestic Hotel & Spa in Barcelona, Musc Impérial’s fresh and sparkling elixir easily transcends all borders and is now available in all Atelier Cologne stocklists. It opens with aquatic fruity notes of black currant and bergamot, balanced by creamy fig and Spanish clary sage. The bright opening bloom mellows out with gentle Provencal lavender, Andalusian fig and velvety leather accords. But the true star of this fragrance comes from the ambrette musk, a slightly sweet and nutty base that gently unfolds with hints of Virginia cedar during drydown. This creamy, woodsy musk captures the creative essence of Barcelona -- it’s a modern, confident fragrance at home anywhere.


YSL

Rouge PuR CoutuRe the Slim matte liPStiCk

YSL Beauty recently launched a new lipstick, a new slim version of its much coveted Rouge Pur Couture lipstick. Now in a super slim format featuring an elegant matte black and glossy gold exterior with square bullet and a “leather-matte” texture. All the fashion-forward shades were inspired by YSL’s Creative Director, Tom Pecheux, so this will work seamlessly with your fall/winter wardrobe. While the formula is richly, densely pigmented, it can also be challenging to apply. A precise, steady hand is absolutely necessary to apply these jewel colours to the lips. The square shape, while beautifully contemporary with its sharp angles, also proves to be one of the greatest challenges to overcome. Application with a square tip is not easy or intuitive, forcing the hand to continuously modulate, compensating for a square’s unforgiving angles against lip’s organic shape. There’s a reason why lipsticks are traditionally tear-drop shaped and, unfortunately, the decision to create a square bullet is another example of how brands choose fashion over function. The brand claims that the square shape is intentional, allowing for the top corner to be used as a replacement for lip liner. But what happens after a few applications when the tip becomes blunt? If you’re willing to overlook some of these shortcomings and don’t mind using a lip brush, you’ll be rewarded with richly pigmented colour. The “leather-matte” finish is actually on the dry side, so using a lip brush will avoid the tugging and dragging that can happen when trying to apply directly from the bullet. Available at Nordstrom, $39. n

B O U L E VA R D

57


b eauty

Good All RoundeRs The combination of Clarins’ reformulated Double Serum and Extra Firming duo makes skin brighter, tighter, smoother and younger-looking in just four weeks. By Aileen Lalor

W

hen you’re buying skincare, brands mostly tell you to pick the concern that bugs you most and treat it first, whether it’s an uneven complexion, saggy jowls or fine lines. But what if – like many women – you have all those problems and hate them equally? Clarins has come up with a solution: anti-ageing products that can be used by pretty much anyone, and promise to tackle everything. First up, there’s the classic Double Serum, which was launched in 1985 and is now in its eighth generation. It’s still in its innovative bi-phase (half oil-based, half water-based) formulation, but now contains 21 plant extracts including superfood ingredient turmeric. “These help stimulate the skin’s five vital functions: hydration, nutrition, nutrition, oxygenation, protection and regeneration – it’s our most powerful age-control concentrate ever,” says Karine Paris, Clarins public relations specialist. In terms of tangible results, that means within four weeks, wrinkles are shorter and less deep, skin is more elastic and pores that appear smaller. You also get eight hours of hydration and the serum suits even sensitive skin. Paris says it’s ideal for anyone with signs of ageing, from age 25 up.


Double Serum’s perfect partner is the brand’s Extra-firming range, which comprises day and night creams. These are aimed at people aged 40 and over who are starting to see more signs of ageing such as a less defined jawline and overall slacker skin. It’s also a reformulation (the product has been around since the late 1970s). This time round, it’s designed to restore skin’s “youthful spring,” which means the skin resists stretching and pressure, and bounces back into shape. Both the night and day creams contain botanical ingredients that stimulate collagen and elastin production, promote regeneration and strengthen the skin. The night cream also has an ingredient that increases intensive night-time regeneration during the so-called “golden hour,” between 11pm and 2am when skin is in full repair mode.

Overall, skin feels firmer and smoother and looks brighter and more even in colour, and visible results start to appear in seven days. Since skincare is a sensorial experience, the creams have all-new textures – melting for the day cream and creamy for the night. And as with all Clarins products, the serum and creams have special application techniques, which are inspired by pro-spa massages and promise to optimize the products’ efficacy. First, warm the serum or cream in your hands, next, distribute it all over your face, and finally, massage it into skin, away from the centre of the face (check out the specific method on Youtube). According to Paris, this can stimulate circulation, restore radiance, and maintain firm skin. n


DRIVING PORSCHE 911 Exploring the autumn of Nova Scotia By Kelly Bai / Photos Kunal D’ souza, Kelly Bai

The best sports car, the most beautiful route, great food and like-minded friends.

T

 he beauty of Nova Scotia in October is like an oil painting — the forest-covered mountains are painted red, orange, yellow and green. The entire scene is like an overturned paint palette.

We drove with a group of Porsche-lovers on the Cabot Trail, with forested hills on one side and the limitless Atlantic Ocean on the other. The Cabot Trail was once rated by world travel Bible “Lonely Planet” as one of the most beautiful highways in the world. It encircles Cape Breton Island for a length of 297 kilometres, with beautiful scenery along the way. Named by National Geographic as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, one third of Cape Breton’s highway runs through Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Other than astounding scenery, this highway that passes by mountains and sea is also windy, bringing a thrilling driving experience and making it one of the most sought-after routes for those from around the world who love to drive. A road like this, paired with a high performance sports car, must be the ultimate dream of those who love cars and driving! Over three days, we drove the 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera S. The amazing joy of driving and the beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia were equally unforgettable. It must be mentioned that these two Porsches are truly “drivers’ cars”.


CARS & TRAVEL


Over three days, we drove the 911 Carrera GTS and 911 Carrera S. The amazing joy of driving and the beautiful scenery of Nova Scotia were equally unforgettable. It must be mentioned that these two Porsches are truly “drivers’ cars”.

This Porsche-Nova Scotia driving experience fulfilled our dreams. Sitting in the vehicle, there is not one aspect that is not perfect. The steering wheel is covered with Alcantara suede material: soft, comfortable but not slippery. A small circular dial at the bottom of the steering wheel allows the driver to easily switch between four driving modes: normal, sport, sport plus and custom. All adjustments and operations can be arranged on the steering wheel, without looking elsewhere. The 7-speed PDK double clutch transmission reacts swiftly and the power is consistent. With a deep and sonorous growl, power ripples through its body as it races forward. And its rear-placed engine makes it feel like a rear-ignited rocket. And with every step of the accelerator comes a feeling of explosiveness. Comparing the two, of course I love the Porsche 911 Carrera GTS more. Looking at the technical specs, it has an additional 30 horsepower over the Carrera S’s 420 horespower. The 911 Carrera GTS torque is increased from 368 pounds per foot to 405 pounds per foot. Its 0-to-100 speed is lowered from 4.1 seconds to 3.7 seconds. Its top speed is increased from 306 kilometres per hour to 310 kilometres. This all means that the Carrera GTS is more powerful, has an increased torque, and its acceleration and extreme speed performance is more spectacular, and with a sportier feel. Furthermore, its high-performance tires, stronger chassis and smooth suspension feedback allow it to be more stable while turning bends. Beautiful scenery and a fantastic car already offered limitless satisfaction. Along the way, we were also treated to luxurious and comfortable accommodations, delicious meals and likeminded, driving-focused companions that made this journey even more perfect. Fox Harb’r Resort is located in a vast, ocean-view golf course. It is a bit of a drive after the main gates before arriving at the

62

B O U L E VA R D


CARS & TRAVEL

Above: Peggys Point lighthouse

Below: The sea and mountain views of Cape Breton Highlands Park

B O U L E VA R D

63


CARS & TRAVEL

hotel’s entrance. Along the way, views of the green, well-manicured and gently hilly golf course amazed us. After the hotel’s courtesy vehicle took us to our respective suites, another round of gasps followed as the doors were opened. The rooms were beautiful and big, each with a warm inviting fireplace in the living room, a large balcony with a fantastic view, a kingsized bed that was soft and comfortable, and a large, enticing Jacuzzi in the bathroom. Keltic Lodge is located on the northeastern shore of Cape Breton Island. Located inside the beautiful Cape Breton Highlands National Park and along the Cabot Trail, the view outside the bedroom window is the limitless ocean. All the restaurants selected were the most special in the area, highlighting the delicacies of Nova Scotian cuisine. Furthermore, dining and conversing with fellow automobile aficionados is truly a joy. The drivers were from all across Canada, plus a mother-daughter team that flew in from the United States. Most were Porsche owners, but there were also those who weren’t owners but loved sports cars and driving. Everyone shared their driving sensations, conversing and having a great time, and within two to three days we all became great friends. A fellow driver slapped my shoulder and laughed. “Look, and we were all strangers on the first day!” Happy times always go by so quickly, and everyone was reluctant to say goodbye, making plans to see each other again. Our love for Porsche stems from our love for driving, and that love for driving brought people together to create an unforgettable journey. We’ll see each other again at the next Porsche journey! n

64

B O U L E VA R D


RETAIL HOURS: Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm Closed: Sundays and Holidays

Enjoy the finest shopping and services surrounded by the stunning architectural heritage of Sinclair Centre including: • Gastown Photo • Leone • L2 • Phera Diamonds

• Sinclair Travel • Sinclair Wellness Centre • The Perfume Shoppe • The UPS Store

Just steps from Waterfront Station 757 West Hastings street VancouVer WWW.sinclaircentre.com


REAL ESTATE

HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION'S WARD VILLAGE

A Dynamic

Community

T

he exceptional lifestyle at Honolulu’s newest contemporary village — The Howard Hughes Corporation’s Ward Village — offers the perfect mix of urban and island living. The stunning homes are set amid eclectic retail stores and entertainment venues, beautiful pedestrian walkways and outdoor gathering spaces that embrace Hawaiian culture.

66

B O U L E VA R D

Enriching the Mind, Body & Soul With its walkable pathways, dedicated bike lanes and tree-lined sidewalks, Ward Village is LEED Neighborhood Development Platinum Certified. It’s the only neighbourhood in Hawaii and the largest community in the country to receive this prestigious certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The community was designed with a goal of enhancing and enriching the lives of everyone in the neighbourhood, and honouring the unique spirit of this special place by creating a sustainable, balanced environment that connects people: mind, body and soul.


A Community Gathering Place Whether you are single, a couple, or a family, Ward Village provides a place to gather, connect and enjoy family and friends. Entertainment options abound — music and hula performances, date night at one of the many restaurants or family night at the movies. And as operator and manager of Kewalo Harbor — the community’s ocean destination and urban fishing village — the Howard Hughes Corporation has plans for security upgrades and dock renovations, as well as extended marketing to encourage foot traffic to the harbour and interaction within the Ward Village community.

Waiea With its unparalleled glass façade and spacious view-oriented interiors, Waiea represents a level of architectural sophistication never before available in Hawai‘i. The 36-floor tower with 174 residences, was designed by award-winning, Vancouver-based architect James K. M. Cheng in collaboration with Rob Iopa and WCIT Architecture. Waiea will be Honolulu’s most luxurious new address, complete with the internationally acclaimed restaurant Nobu adjacent to the tower’s lobby.

Anaha Designed by Chicago-based firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz in collaboration with Ben Woo Architects, Anaha’s rolling glass façade evokes the light reflecting off the waves of the nearby Pacific Ocean. This dynamic tower sets a new tone for the evolving architecture of Honolulu, offering a diverse range of sophisticated residences. This 311-unit building will offer a diverse range of sophisticated residences, where the serene privacy of home is enhanced by all the amenities one might expect at a luxury resort, including O‘ahu’s first Merriman’s restaurant. n

Contact Hawaii’s Royalty:

Maria Kawananakoa maria.kawananakoa@locationshawaii.com 808-497-7967 2017 Locations Sales Person of the Year President's Circle 2014 - Top 3% of Agents Nationwide Aloha 'Aina REALTOR Nominee 2014 www.mariakawananakoa.com 614 Kapahulu Avenue Suite 200 Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 B O U L E VA R D

67


CO MMUN I TY

68

B O U L E VA R D

ODD Squad


Conference

Taking On The Tough Issues Of Drug Addiction

he Odd Squad Production Society tackled two of the biggest drug issues facing youth today at a conference in Vancouver October 19 – marijuana and fentanyl. “The risks of marijuana aren’t any different today than they were before the drug was legalized,” said Mark Steinkampf – a founding member of the 21-year-old non-profit organization and a sergeant with the Vancouver Police Department. “As a plus-50 male who grew up in the 70s, 80s, and 90s I’ve seen a lot of people consume marijuana. As an adult, when your mind is fully formed and you know where you’re at, I don’t have a big issue with it. But don’t tell me and don’t tell parents its okay for kids to consume. The human brain doesn’t finish developing until the mid -20s.”

“The human brain doesn’t finish developing until the mid-20s...” Steinkampf said that while pot advocates will tell you the drug cures every ailment under the sun and is harmless, in fact research tells us some strains are beneficial for a few ailments such as PTSD, tremors, and some kinds of cancer but there are significant risks with recreational use. Research tells us heavy marijuana use is very likely a trigger for the onset of mental illnesses including schizophrenia in young people pre-disposed to the issues. Science also tells us that young people with a family history of addiction are more susceptible to becoming addicted to substances themselves. B O U L E VA R D

69


CO MMUN I TY

“Many can get away with it, but for other kids there is something in their brain that works really well with marijuana and they open that door to addiction and it becomes the focus of their life,” he said. Steinkampf said it is important youth get full information about marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, opiates, fentanyl and other drugs so they can make informed decisions.

The risks and realities of marijuana was one of a number of related topics tackled at the Odd Squad’s second-annual Back on Track conference in Vancouver October 19. Formed after its founders filmed their first amateur documentary on the streets of the Downtown Eastside in 1997, the Odd Squad has evolved into a non-profit agency that films and produces educational videos for youth and law enforcement agencies and offers peer-topeer and in-person educational programs to thousands of students, parents, teachers, and community groups in B.C. and across Canada each year. The group also puts on numerous in-person presentations every year, and actively works in gang prevention and exit strategy programs focused on young women.

“A person experimenting isn’t thinking they’re going to be an addict. They think this feels great, and then it’s too late.”

“When it comes to youth, we need to encourage them to understand more about the world they live in. When it comes to things like substances they put in their bodies they need to be very careful. Their education should not come from their friends or a person at a marijuana dispensary. Of course they’re going to tell you it’s a good thing because they’re a salesperson. “It’s all about the money,” he said. “Like many other drugs there are some proven benefits for some applications, but also significant risks. Youth should know about those risks, which are being downplayed because it’s all about money.”

70

B O U L E VA R D

Another topic discussed at the conference was the launch of the society’s three-part educational documentary series about fentanyl, now available to B.C. schools free of charge. It comes with a supporting resource guide to help teachers present the material.


“Fentanyl is still cutting a significant swath. It’s not slowing down, ”Steinkampf said. On average more than 100 British Columbians die every month from overdoses, many of them from fentanyl. “The emotional toll on first responders, the street workers, is astronomical. On top of that, families of addicts and emergency service providers.” The three videos focus first on what fentanyl is, the nature of addiction, and why people use it. The second video looks at the impact of the drug, while the final module looks at recovery. Steinkampf said fentanyl, an artificial opiate, is popular with drug manufacturers and dealers because it is so potent, meaning they need to import only small amounts and then dilute it with other substances. “Fentanyl is a scary, scary drug,” he said. “For the people who are importing it into Canada, it’s all about money. People can get very wealthy selling Fentanyl because you don’t need the mass amount you do with heroin. If you can get a kilo of fentanyl into Canada you can become a very wealthy individual. They don’t care if people die. They don’t see the user as a person. It’s just a number. It’s all about the money.”

worried, concerned father,” Steinkampf said. The boy had challenges after his mom died when he was young, got involved with a girl who was into oxycodone, experimented himself, and was soon an addict. “A person experimenting isn’t thinking they’re going to be an addict. They think this feels great, and then it’s too late.” Steinkampf said the Odd Squad has been advocating for funding directed at education and prevention since it was founded two decades ago. “The only significant way we can have success in the long term is education and prevention, whether you are talking about marijuana or fentanyl or whatever comes next,” he said. “Harm reduction has its place and is key to helping people get into the care they need to kick their addiction, but if we really want to look after our youth we should focus on keeping them off the drugs in the first place.” ■

The artificial opiate is 100 times stronger than the China White heroin that killed so many addicts in the 1990s. It is often diluted into substances like caffeine and then sold as heroin, but the amateur drug dealers doing the mixing often get it wrong, and end up mixing it too strong because they’re just stirring it up in big pots with no controls. The videos follow three families – two who have lost children to the drug, and one with a son who is an addict living on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. That boy’s father is a ‘nice guy, a

“... we should focus on keeping them off the drugs in the first place”


Pavers & Flagstone

Where Garden Builders Shop Drystack Wallstone

Lightweight Planters

Standing Stone

Concrete Fountains

Outdoor Furniture


FASHION& AR T

The couture fashions of Guo Pei have already exceeded the realms of fashion and are more akin to magnificent pieces of art.

COUTURE BEYOND

I

n the exhibition hall of the Vancouver Art Gallery, over 40 pieces of splendid and luxurious couture formal wear and accessories stop visitors in their tracks. This is the first fashionart exhibit in the history of the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the queen of Chinese couture fashion — Guo Pei — is the first to create this piece of history. After appearing in Atlanta’s SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, her Guo Pei: Couture Beyond exhibit will be in Canada for the first time, displaying at the Vancouver Art Gallery, staring in October 1 and running until January 20. Guo Pei is part of China’s first generation of fashion designers — China’s preeminent couturier. Not long after graduating from Beijing Second Light

By Kelly Bai Photos provided by SCAD

Industry School, Guo Pei established in 1997 her own workshop, Rose Studio, which now employs almost 500 craft smiths. Ever since embarking on the path of formal wear design, Guo Pei has strived to revive in her works the splendid fashions of the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing, perfectly melding together modern designs and ancient glamour. She also works hard to pass on traditional Chinese handicrafts that were once lost, creating modern luxury wear that can also be called works of art. Her pieces are filled with traditional Chinese elements that make clever use of beautiful materials available, such as embroidery, tassels, shoulder wraps, buckles and decorative patterns paired with attractive colours and images of dragons, qilins, phoenixes, magpies and more, allowing

This glamorous silk cloak is embroidered with metallic threads, silk and 24K gold-spun threads, combined with silk bows and fox fur as decoration. (One Thousand and Two Nights collection, 2010)

B O U L E VA R D

73


FAS H I O N &A RT her couture dresses to emanate an air of luxury, prestige and elegance. Her designs frequently include classic contours, simple and elegant cuttings, metallic lustre and shimmering colours, and combinations that are elegant and repetitive. Hence, her couture wear has already surpassed the realm of fashion and are more akin to magnificent pieces of art. For over 20 years, Guo Pei has designed formal wear for celebrities and a who’s-who of the political and business worlds. She is also the designated designer for formal wear during the annual Spring Festival gala. Her success in the fashion world pushed her onto Time Magazine World’s 100 Most Influential People. Furthermore, in 2017, she was included in Business of Fashion’s world 500 fashion leaders list. Her extraordinary success symbolizes a trend outside of Europe and America, challenging a fashion tradition based in Paris, London, Milan and New York City. The Guo Pei: Couture Beyond exhibit revisits Guo Pei’s design development over the past 10 years. This aesthetic journey begins with her important earlier works, including Reincarnation (2006), An Amazing Journey in a Childhood Dream (2008), One Thousand and Two Nights (2010) and more. Guo Pei’s collaboration with MAC cosmetics in 2015, which resulted in a lively style, is displayed under the gallery’s rotunda. There’s also a collection of pieces from Story of

Above: Silk embroidered dress adorned with handdrawn patterns, sequins, Swarovski crystals, beads and brass flowers; the headdress and bouquet is made of beads, crystals and brass flowers. (Garden of Soul collection, 2015)

Right: Silk and lurex embroidered dress embellished with Swarovski crystals and brass flowers; the headdress is made of beads, crystals and brass leaves. (Garden of Soul collection, 2015).

74

B O U L E VA R D


This blue-and-white porcelain-like silk embroidered formal gown is decorated with hand-drawn patterns and Swarovski crystals; the headdress is made of porcelain and decorated with Swarovski crystals and silk tassels (One Thousand and Two Nights collection, 2010).

B O U L E VA R D

75


FAS H I O N &A RT Dragon (2012), representing in an animated fashion the mysterious dragon from the Chinese zodiacs. The exhibit’s finale is important works from Guo Pei’s two highly celebrated Parisian collections: the Encounter (2016 fall) collection’s metallic-scaled work and the glamorous works from Legend (2017 spring) — a collection inspired by the architectural style of Switzerland’s St. Gallen Cathedral. The most attractive piece in the entire exhibit is a gold threaded, canary yellow, royalstyle robe. Heavily embroidered and with a five-metre long train, this robe utilizes 55 pounds of silk. Rihanna wore this to attend the 2015 Met Gala. Kathleen Bartels, director of the Vancouver Art Gallery says, “Guo Pei: Beyond Fashion exhibits the works of an extremely important designer in the global fashion scene. This is the Vancouver Art Gallery’s first exhibit to focus on the convergence of fashion and art, demonstrating the tensions that exist within visual culture.” n

Below: Silk mesh evening gown embroidered with silk and gold and silver thread. Decorated with crystals, gems, beads, metallic sequins and pearls; silk embroidered shoulder wrap and fox fur trim; brass crown embellished with gems, Swarovski crystals, man-made diamonds and pearls. (One Thousand and Two Nights collection, 2010).

Above: Silk embroidered dress with hand-drawn patterns, Swarovski crystals, brass beads and brass flowers; mask and headdress with beads, crystals and brass flowers. (Garden of Soul collection, 2015) Below: Metallic embellishments make this silk coat seem three-dimensional, slim-fitted top decorated with crystals, gems, beads, sequins and copper. Bottoms embroidered with copper threads and decorated with crystals. (One Thousand and Two Nights collection, 2010).

76

B O U L E VA R D


Maria Kawananakoa

R E A L E S TAT E LIFESTYLE WELLNESS

Hi, Aloha, ni Hao, My name is Maria Kawananakoa, and I am your personal ambassador of Aloha. Whether you're coming to Hawaii to experience a vacation or are interested in real-estate investments, let me introduce you to a luxury lifestyle in Hawaii. From personalized real-estate knowledge to understanding the community, business opportunities and culture; I can help you navigate the uniqueness of these islands. I invite you to visit our website at: www.mariakawananakoa.com Thank you, Mahalo, and XieXie, Maria Kawananakoa Call: 1.808.497.7967

ABOUT MARIA A Hawai‘i resident with dual Canadian–Italian citizenship, and fluent in four languages, Maria embodies Hawai’s melting pot. She is truly able to think globally and act locally. International clients seeking a home or investment property in the islands will be especially comfortable with Maria, knowing she has the first-hand knowledge and experience to expertly guide them through the entire real estate transaction process.


Your dream wedding starts here... Your dream wedding starts here...

Riverway Clubhouse 9001 Bill Fox Way, Clubhouse Burnaby, BC V5J 5J3 Riverway 9001 Bill Fox Way, Burnaby, BC V5J 5J3

604-297-4883 | food@burnaby.ca | foodburnaby.ca |

604-297-4883 | food@burnaby.ca | foodburnaby.ca |


C a le n dar

Christmas at the Chan

MUSIC & DANCE December 2

A Traditional Christmas

CHRISTMAS AT THE CHAN Trinity Western University Choirs brings together four choirs and full orchestra in an exquisite program of Christmas music from around the world. Featuring a rousing performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ dramatic Christmas cantata, Hodie. Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 6265 Crescent Road, UBC, Vancouver Tickets $22.50-$25 at chancentre.com December 9

CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK Chart-topping jazz crooner Micah Barnes (The Nylons) takes audiences on a musical tour through New York City. This Christmas-themed show includes holiday tunes, Nylons classics, and jazz standards that pay tribute to the musical history of New York. Frankie’s Jazz Club 765 Beatty Street, Vancouver $20 at www.coastaljazz.ca

December 15-18

CHRISTMAS WITH CHOR LEONI Seasonal works by pop artists Tori Amos and Ron Sexsmith rub shoulders with classical works by Veljo Tormis, Frances Farrell, and Randall Thompson in a holiday program performed by the Chor Leoni choristers. Andrew’s Wesley Church 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver $10-$45 at chorleoni.org December 20-22

A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS In this holiday tradition hosted by venerable theatre artist Christopher Gaze, the Vancouver Symphony joins the UBC Opera Ensemble and EnChor for a program of traditional, classical holiday song. St. Andrew’s Wesley Church 1022 Nelson Street, Vancouver Tickets $37-$43 at vancouversymphony.ca

B O U L E VA R D

79


C a l en da r

Beauty & The Beast

THEATRE Until December 29

THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE One rainy day, the Pevensie children discover that an old wardrobe is actually a doorway to the enchanted land of Narnia. A magical reimagining of C.S. Lewis’s classic tale of hope, change, and sacrifice in a world where it is always winter and never Christmas. Pacific Theatre 1440 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver $15.75-$38.35 at www.pacifictheatre.org Beauty & The Beast

Until December 30

A CHARLIE BROWN HOLIDAY DOUBLE BILL Experience the ups and downs of everyday life with Charlie Brown and his friends in the musical You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown – then join the befuddled hero in A Charlie Brown Christmas as he tries to direct his friends in the school Christmas pageant. Waterfront Theatre 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver Tickets $18-$29 at carouseltheatre.ca

80

B O U L E VA R D

Until January 6

DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE BEAST Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late? Discover the magic behind the castle walls in this adaptation of the Academy Award– winning animated film. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver Tickets from $29 at www.artsclub.com


December 5-15

BOMBAY BLACK Anosh Irani’s Bombay Black is set in the bitter reality of present-day India. The iron-willed Padma takes money from men who watch her daughter perform an exotic dance. When a mysterious blind man named Kamal arrives for an appointment, his secret threatens to change each of their lives forever. Firehall Arts Centre 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver From $20 at www.firehallartscentre.com

Bombay Black

Your Dream Patio Wedding...

Exceptional Dining & Live Entertainment Nightly

ExclusiveBoutique Spa Treatments Downtown Vancouver - Leading Luxury, Hotel 845 Hornby St, Downtown Vancouver | 604.689.7777 | wedgewoodhotel.com


C a l en da r

2018 Santa Claus Parade

Christmas at FlyOver Canada

EVENTS Until January 6

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS More than one million twinkling lights will transform VanDusen Botanical Garden into a dazzling winter wonderland for the 2018 Festival of Lights. Festival highlights include a carousel, photos with Santa Claus, musical performances, and food trucks. VanDusen Botanical Garden 5151 Oak Street, Vancouver Tickets $14.25-$18.50 at www.vandusen.org Until January 6

CHRISTMAS AT FLYOVER CANADA Fly like Santa this Christmas on a magical holiday-themed journey across Canada courtesy of Vancouver’s popular flight simulation attraction.

Festival of Lights

December 21-23

GOH’S THE NUTCRACKER Goh Ballet presents the holiday dance classic with principal dancers from the National Ballet of China and live music from the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts 777 Homer Street, Vancouver Tickets $37-$139 at gohnutcracker.com

FlyOver Canada 201-999 Canada Place, Vancouver $19.55-$28.05 at www.flyovercanada.com December 2 at noon

2018 SANTA CLAUS PARADE Thousands are expected to line the streets of downtown Vancouver to cheer on their favourite local organizations (and wave at Old Saint Nick!) as they spread holiday cheer with decorated floats, costumes, and music. Parade begins at West Georgia and Broughton Street in Downtown Vancouver Free event 82

B O U L E VA R D

Sabrina Furminger (www.yvrscreenscene.com) is a busy Vancouver-based arts and culture writer. Follow her on Twitter @sabrinarmf.


A R TS

MAGICAL Connections

E

breakthrough in my life — an unforgettable dream moment for a dancer.” By AILEEN LALOR

very child who learns to dance has dreamed of one day standing out among others in a ballet troupe and becoming a star. This dream became reality for the Director of Goh Ballet, Chan Hon Goh. “I was 19 then, and had already been with the National Ballet of Canada for two years,” she recalls. “We were practicing The Nutcracker, the version by the company’s founder Celia Franca, when she suddenly showed up and practiced with us. After she saw me dance, she unexpectedly became convinced that I could take on the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This was a major

84

B O U L E VA R D

For Chan Hon Goh, executive producer of Goh Ballet’s signature The Nutcracker, this ballet production, now proudly entering its 10th year, is extraordinarily meaningful.

Twenty-one years later, in 2009, after an illustrious career, Chan Hon Goh decided to retire and began to plan her next steps. Naturally, Vancouver came to mind because her dancer parents Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh had raised her there. It is no surprise that Chan Hon Goh would be inclined to teach dance because the Goh family business is one of Canada’s most famous dance schools — Goh Ballet. It was natural that she should be invited to become the executive producer of the school’s Nutcracker production. “This is very meaningful, a matter of heart to me,” Chan Hon Goh states.


This classic ballet production is now in its 10th year. Not only is it a symbolic performance familiar to Vancouverites, it also represents the imminent arrival of the Christmas holiday season. What is so special about the local production of The Nutcracker? “Most people think that this ballet production is the best activity for the holidays, because it appeals to a vast array of audiences — whether it be lovers of dance or families that enjoy a simple story,” Chan Hon Goh says. “This ballet production is honoured to have the Vancouver Opera String Orchestra perform live, further immersing the audience in the experience. The cast is diverse, with exciting performances, ranging from six-year-old mice characters to world-class dancers from around the world.” Every season, the team adds new elements and this year, a unicorn will appear for the first time in the snow scene, adding a layer of magic. For over 10 years, Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker has become a bit of a legend in itself. “We have a few versions and an entire generation of dancers. Having started with small roles at a younger age, some have now achieved success or even became professional dancers themselves,” Chan Hon Goh states. “Ten years ago, we started creating a world-class ballet production that would make Vancouver proud. The Nutcracker not only contributes to the culture of Vancouverites, but also allows everyone to feel proud of a local production. “This season, we can confidently promise that there will be more diverse performers giving it their all. We eagerly await our performance on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage and adding excitement to your holiday season, igniting the charm of Christmas.” Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker will play December 21-23 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets on sale now. For information, please visit Gohnutcracker.com n

B O U L E VA R D

85


BOULEVARD

S O C I E T Y

Actor Kiefer Sutherland, known for movies like Stand by Me, A Few Good Men and more, w aHospital l k i n g Foundation the red Mia Diligenti, left, with Matty Casola and Burnaby CEO Kristy James at the Treasures of India gala. carpet at Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival.

BC Women's Hospital Foundation CEO Genesa Greening, left, with Catherine Hodgson.

Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley, left, with wife actor JenniferBruce Canadian Heal and Greenwood onMLA stage at Raj Chouhan at the Whistler Film Festival. P h o the t o Treasures p r o v i d eofd b y India in Whistler FilmGala Festival. support of the Burnaby Hospital Foundation.

136 86 新B居O生U活L E VA R D

Glow Gala co-chair Sofia Sayani and Rudy Zaepernick at the BC Women's Hospital Foundation event.

Chuck Keeling, Vice President, stakeholder relations and responsible gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, poses with the pretty casino ladies at the opening of the new Elements Casino in Surrey

BC Women's Hospital foundation gala co-chair You know him for his movie Heidi Seidman, left, with Dr Tracey Pressley. roles in Trainspotting, The Full Monty and James Bond’s The World is Not Enough. Actor Robert Carlyle on the red carpet at the Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival.


Play Today!

Burnaby’s natural beauty and spectacular golf facilities offer many unequaled luxuries for public golf right in the heart of the Lower Mainland. Be our guest at

Burnaby Mountain Golf Course in North Burnaby Riverway Golf Course in South Burnaby.

golfburnaby.ca


BOULEVARD

S O C I E T Y Join socialite Cat Barr at all the best VIP events and celebrity gala parties!

CatherineBarr.com westvancouver.com • northvancouver.com catherinebarr.com • cbarr@westvancouver.com

Actor Kiefer Sutherland, known for movies like Stand by Me, A Few Good Men and more, walking the red carpet at Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival.

1

Canadian actor Bruce Greenwood on stage at the Whistler Film Festival. Photo provided by Whistler Film 3 Festival.

2

Chuck Keeling, Vice President, stakeholder relations and responsible gaming, Great Canadian Gaming Corp, poses with the pretty casino ladies at the opening of the new Elements Casino in Surrey

You know him for his movie roles in Trainspotting, The Full Monty and James Bond’s The World is Not 1. Jessica Davis, left, and Myriam Callot at the VIP dinner for the Little Black Dress Gala. 2. Craig Turner, left, withE nCEO o u g hChristian . A c t o rChia R o band e r t GM Brad Beckett at the OpenRoad Audi masquerade event. 3. The host with the most - TV's Todd Talbot was great as MC for Carlyle on the the Burnaby red carpetHospital at Foundation gala. 4. Westbank CEO Ian Gillespie with daughter Lauren at the Fight for Beauty Canadian Fashion show opening night at the the Whistler Film Festival. Fairmont Pacific Rim. n Photo provided by Whistler Film Festival.

13688新 居B生O活U L E VA R D

4


L I K E T H E M O S T G R A T I F Y I N G M E A L S, T H E S U B - Z E R O , W O L F A N D C O V E S H O W R O O M A P P E A L S T O A L L O F T H E S E N S E S.

Taste, touch, and see the true potential for your kitchen. From appliance test-drives to chef-led demos, we invite you to explore our products with all of your senses engaged.

SHOWROOM BY

bradleedistributors.com Public Showroom

13780 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, BC V6V 1V3

604.244.1744


Pa rti n g Shot

STEP RIGHT UP

A

By Leeta Liepins

h, the iconic home lottery. Which Vancouverite doesn’t remember their parents buying a “ticket to win” for the PNE prize home while enjoying the annual festival pilgrimage?

Those were the easy summers of a halcyon time gone by. To purchase a home lottery ticket was to wager small coin against the prospect of a tantalizing home upgrade. A simpler time, and a simpler ambition perhaps. The current ante is just slightly higher in economics terms, how else can one hope to gain bonanza access to real estate in the high-priced housing markets of British Columbia? This has catalyzed a “cottage industry” (pun intended) of options. Witness the growth curve of sundry charitable lotteries in British Columbia, all offering the promise of windfall prestige, wealth and accommodation. Naturally, this kind of competitive market requires a requisite “Celebrity” to shill for the worthwhile cause.

90

B O U L E VA R D

The industry vernacular is patent, extolling the virtues of each particular charity, the obvious odds of winning it all are clearly in your favour, the sense of panic and “last chances” …at least until next year! All of this encouragement is steadily espoused by our favourite and most trusted celebrity figures and figurines. The thought of “why not me?” is subliminally inserted into our minds with the creative help of excited individuals we feel we know and can trust through reading magazines, watching them on tv, following them on multiple social media platforms, and increasingly of late, on the always elegant and crowd-pleasing flashy billboards. Phineas Taylor Barnum (known better to his friends as “P.T. Barnum”) might have been on to something when he stated for all to hear: “The people like to be humbugged”. n Leeta Liepins leanwithleeta@outlook.com


VISIT OUR 2 LUXURY DISPLAY HOMES LOCATED AT THE SOUTHERN GATEWAY TO SURREY CITY CENTRE

ICONIC RESIDENCES & HOTEL

Now Selling avanicentre.com

Vancouver Boulevard/English Dec-Jan 2018/19  
Vancouver Boulevard/English Dec-Jan 2018/19  
Advertisement