Thursday, May 31, 2007

Dog Walking Clinic Now at Lululemon

Not only does Lululemon on 4th Avenue/Kitsilano/Kits offer free Yoga on Wednesday evenings now, but they offer free dog walking clinics on Tuesdays. See the store for details and a schedule.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Custom Swimsuits

This may sound odd, but there is a custom swimsuit shop on 4th avenue down by NAAM restaurant. The shop promotes itself as being able to assemble a custom swimsuit in like 15 minutes to half an hour. I'm not sure about the exact amount of time, but from what I recall it was a short amount of time. They have an assortment of fabrics to choose from there.

I think it is called Kitsilano's Splash Swim and Cruise.

Here is a link


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Kitsilano Nightlife and Entertainment

Kitsilano used to quiet down at about 8:00 or 9:00 pm a few years ago, but now it is not the case with the introduction of Brown's Social House, Bimini's, and Lola's which has brought in Kitsilano nightlife. Brown's Social House, Bimini's, and Lola's on 4th avenue are great places to hang with your friends. Brown's Social House is more like a restaurant/bar, Bimini's is really a bar, and Lola's is kind of drinking/dancing club. You can usually find lineups at Bimini's and Lola's.

For those looking to take up more quiet entertainment in the area, take a walk along the beach, have sex on the beach :P, catch the sunset, walk along 4th avenue and window shop, enjoy late night all you can eat sushi after 9:30 pm at BC Sushi or perhaps try out the 24 hour NAAM restaurant. Some of the more fine dining restaurants even open late now like the newly opened Gastropod and Bistro Bistro. You can even catch a movie at 5th avenue cinema's on Burrard. Perhaps, take in a meal assembly event at Sensational Suppers. Basically, you choose it, prepare it, and cook it.

Sensational Suppers
Brown's Social House
BC sushi
Bistro Bistro
5th avenue cinema

Nightlife is definitely growing in Kitsilano, I'll keep you posted as things pop up :)


Monday, May 28, 2007

Crazy Housing Prices

I was walking around the Kitsilano/4th avenue neighbourhood over the weekend and noticed allot of for sale signs. I decided to call one up. I can't believe that both condos and houses around here are going in the million dollar range when a a majority of the population living here is Young Professionals. Blah, I guess we will never be able to really own something down here unless we become millionaires :(


Sunday, May 27, 2007

Asian Girls and Caucasian Guys

The government is right, there will be a flood of Eurasian children in the school system by 2008/2009. Well, the Kitsilano/4th avenue neighbourhood is certainly helping with this.

Just in my last few months here, I have seen a ton of Caucasian guys with Asian girls and Asian guys with Caucasian girls. The typical scenario has been more Caucasian guys with Asian girls, but I think there is getting to be a balance now.

So, if you are a single Asian girl looking for a Caucasian guy or vice versa, Kitsilano is THE place to meet!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Places for Young Professionals to Meet

Visiting, Resident or new to the neighbourhood and looking to meet with other Young Professionals?

Check out the following:

Team of young urban professionals passionate about networking and meeting new people. With the busy lives that young people live these days, and the dizzying array of events, seminars, conferences and workshops spread throughout Greater Vancouver, we saw the need for an alternative. So, our two-day, centrally located conference for like-minded young people to get connected and stay connected, is the exciting new event that we want you to attend.

The OpenCoffee Vancouver club is designed to engage entrepreneurs and investors on a regular basis to chat, network, exchange ideas, build relationships, pitch ideas, seek funding and more in a totally informal setting.

The Open Coffee Vancouver club is free for anyone interested to come along.

Sign up to this group if you are interested in receiving details on the first event. .

To learn more about the global Open Coffee Club concept, visit


Friday, May 25, 2007

Gas Prices Down

Okay Kitsilano residents, the gas prices are finally down, but you probably do not need to worry about this since a majority of things are inside of walking distance. The last time I checked it was 118.4 compared to last week at about 131.2 to 132.2. Craziness!


Thursday, May 24, 2007

Dog Friendly Neighbourhood

Kits is definitely a dog friendly neighbourhood. You can have your dogs off-leash by the beach (one section), stores have water dishes outside, and some even offer treats. Many accommodations are even dog-friendly, but you'll have to hunt for those.


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Free Stuff!

The warm weather is finally here!

Be on the lookout in the Kitsilano and 4th avenue neighbourhood for free stuff. Many people are cleaning up their houses and apartments right now and leaving things out in their yard or back alleys for people to take. I've been fortunate to have people in my building leave stuff in the lobby :)

I picked up:

- wicker baskets
- jewellery box
- ski goggles
- set of cutlery
- sunglasses
and more...


Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Best Place for Affordable Fresh Produce

I just found today a place on 4th avenue where you can buy fresh fruits and veggies for allot cheaper than Safeway and Capers. They even carry organic goods like Capers, but for less.

New Apple Farm Market
2344 West 4th Avenue


Monday, May 21, 2007

Having trouble finding sale clothing that fits?

Are any of you out there frustrated like me by the fact that you can never find sale clothing that fits when shopping? Well, I used to live by Metrotown and would frequent the mall for clothes on sale, but every time I would find something that I would like they would never have it available in my size. My conclusion is that a ton of Asians stroll this mall and buy up all the small sizes :(

Anyways, secret is that whenever things go on sale in Kits, there are a ton of small sizes. The Asian population is very small here :) What a treat!


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Moving to Kits

It looks like alot of people are moving into Kits at this time of year, but the best time is usually end of January/February. You'll know it's a good time of year because vacancy signs will be up everywhere and craigslist will be busy :) Be prepared to pay a premium to live in the most desirable part of Vancouver.

If you are looking to save on costs, consider shared accomodations or find yourself a 2 or 3 bedroom appointment and share. Finding roommates in this part of town is easy.


Friday, May 18, 2007

HAPA comes to Kitsilano

Interesting, more and more Asian restaurants are popping up in Kitsilano. That should help drive up the Asian population in this hood :) Some interesting statistics on the kitsilano Neighbourhood:

Grand opening writeup on HAPA in Kits:


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Parking Without a Permit

That's right, you can park in Kitsilano without a permit believe it or not :) Alleys, inbetween permit only signs, two hour parking zones, so read the signs carefully if you are a resident or dropping into the area.


Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Green Tea Cheesecake Now Available at Capers

You gotta try out the green tea cheesecake at Capers, it's decadent! Not only that, it's a new menu item in their bakery department. I spotted it one day unexpectedly as I am a green tea fan.

You will want to keep an eye out for the green tea vita soy milk as well in the aisle where they sell all the carton soy drinks. It's a big hit as well because everytime I go to get it the shelf is almost empty :(

Azngal, Greentea lover

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Healthy Food Around the Clock

Guess what all you health nuts and not so health nuts?

You can now access 24 hours a day healthy food at NAAM restaurant on West 4th avenue. They have large portions and good food for a vegetarian restaurant. The food comes out looking not so delicious, but once you dig in you'll be addicted :) My favourite is the NAAM dragon bowl, give it a try! Oh yeah, there pies are good too! Perhaps, I'll see you there sometime ;)


Monday, May 14, 2007

Free Yoga at Kitsilano Lululemon on 4th Avenue

Did you know that Lululemon on 4th avenue offers free yoga on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm?
You have to RSVP though.

Drop in the store for details.

I don't think any other location offers this after speaking with friends :) What a great deal for Kits health fans!


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Cheap Eats Secret in Kitsilano

Did you know you can have all you can eat sushi at lunch for only $11.95 at BC Sushi in Kitsilano?
It's also $11.95 after 9:30 pm Monday to Sunday. There are over 90 items to choose from. The ambiance is nothing special, but the price is a smoking deal. The menu is comparable to Richmond Sushi, for those of you who have heard of this dive. Best of all, there is usually no lineup, like I said the place is still quite a secret unless you are a Kits junkie. One other secret, they serve mango pudding on their late night after 9:30 pm all you can eat menu, something you can't get at Richmond Sushi and I LOVE.

More latah...


Saturday, May 12, 2007

It's a whole new world out here :)

Hey Gals

Born and raised in Vancouver, BC Canada I recently moved into the Kitsilano area and boy oh boy I will have to say there is definitely some yummy eye candy in Kitsilano. My eyes were shifting left to right, this is THEE place for sexy young singles. You can find them everywhere, so keep smiling!