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A variety of blogs about awesome and unique retail experiences…

You Got Mail…

Every year, on the same weekend, we journey South on a trip to Bellevue, WA, to go to the Bellevue Artsfair. So we have just returned from our annual pilgrimage to all things artsy and crafty. The range of artisans is astounding, and shall, in a few days, be the subject of another post. But, in the… Continue Reading

Garage Sale, Saturday !!!

One of my nieces, Hayley Woodin, is a BC Ambassador. Hayley is a former Miss White Rock, who continued on, and became one of three BC Ambassadors for 2010. Neither one of these programs is a beauty pageant… the criteria for both contests, judges the applicants on knowledge of the region, a personal interview with… Continue Reading

Kateslem After School Program…

Last night, my wife and I were invited to a Birthday Party/Fundraiser, at the John B Pub in Coquitlam. It was an opportunity to get a group of friends together, and make the husband of one of the volunteers REALLY uncomfortable, while supporting a program that his wife helps out with! Win Win!!! It was great… Continue Reading

Big Feast Bistro in Maple Ridge…

A few days ago, I was driving through Maple Ridge, and on the North-East corner of 227th & 119th, I saw Big Feast Bistro & Catering, which had tweeted about their Grand Opening a week or so earlier.  As it was lunchtime, I felt compelled to go and do some “research” !!! Located right on the corner, it has… Continue Reading

Fraser Valley Bead Show

A lifetime ago, my wife and I made glass lampwork beads, as a hobby.  We got proficient enough that it eventually evolved into a diversionary side business.  We had a booth at many local craft shows and it was a life, outside our regular lives. I’m not sure exactly when it started… But a flood… Continue Reading

White Rock Arts Council…

I am a few days tardy on this post, but have been a busy boy the last few days ! Last Thursday, February 4th,  my wife and I were invited to White Rock, for an art opening at the White Rock Arts Council –  Public Gallery. I wasn’t sure what to expect, as I’d never been there before…… Continue Reading

Shaw Cable…

There are few things that cause me as much angst as the internet connection being slow, or worse… not working. In the past few weeks, I’ve been having trouble sleeping, and as a result, waking up in the middle of the night. When I wake up, I try to go back to sleep, but if… Continue Reading

Firefly Fine Wines & Ales…

I don’t know what I’m doing. When it comes to wine pairings… I don’t have a clue. My usual practice, is to ask our guests if they would like wine with dinner, and if they say yes… to tell them what we are having for dinner, and ask their preference. However, those days are behind… Continue Reading

David’s Tea…

For a substantial portion of my life, I ran a Store. Now, wherever I go, I am blessed and cursed with a hyper-awareness of retail situations. I’ve prevented shoplifting, gotten assistance for cashiers who were swamped, and written letters of commendation, when exceptional service is given. One example of an amazing retail experience came this week, when… Continue Reading