Vancouver

Canada Goose x wings+horns

Born of Function, but infused with style, the Decade Parka brings together the best from Canada Goose and wings+horns. Pairing a utilitarian silhouette with classic tailoring and finishes, the Decade Parka features a durable wax cotton shell, deluxe leather detailing, and premium Canadian-made quality. As part of the wings+horns 10th Anniversary collection, the Decade Parka comes in black or olive with only 300 available worldwide.

WANT Apothecary

Founded in Montreal three years ago, with its Toronto store opening earlier this year, it was only a matter of time until WANT Apothecary made its way to the streets of Vancouver. Opening last month in South Granville, WANT is carefully curated by store designers Byron and Dexter Peart, as well as co-founders Mark Wiltzer and Jacqueline Gelber.

The New Pornographers | Crowd Pleasers

“And the sea was all lighters, it was all lighters,” sings The New Pornographers frontman and primary songwriter Carl Newman in “Brill Bruisers,” the opening track from his band’s brand-new record of the same name. From the first downbeat of “Brill Bruisers,” the chorus of which paints the scene of a massive crowd swaying in unison, the band’s sixth studio album is a high-energy, melodically complex affair. And according to Newman, that dynamism is very much by design. 

Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars | Whispers to Rockefeller [VIDEO]

What a difference effort makes. This is a love story that is left enough of centre that you might actually pay attention. Did I say "love story?" Because I meant a story of lost love in which Vancouver thespian Paul Anthony expertly projects some aching want right into your soul. Anthem Jackson directs with some gorgeously muted tones that compliment this beautifully lonely song by Colin Cowan & the Elastic Stars to a T. Cleanse that soul. Cleanse it with fire.

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