A part of the enjoyable for me in doing a trunk present on Foremost Avenue is that it provides me a superb excuse to go to retailers and eating places exterior of my neighbourhood. And when you’re visiting my pop-up store this week, I like to recommend you go to them too.


I open at 11 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, so when you’re dropping by noon, could I counsel you have got lunch at Coco et Olive at Foremost & twenty second — the new hen sandwich is value driving throughout city for.  Should you’re arriving later within the day — I’m open till 7 p.m. — the French Desk is simply 4 blocks north of my trunk present at Little Mountain Store.

I do know a lot of you have got a factor for stunning stationery with intelligent sayings on it, so don’t miss The Regional Meeting of Textual content, close to twenty fourth. The store has a classic really feel, not least due to all of the typewriters adorning it. And who doesn’t want a tea towel with a map of Vancouver on it?

I can by no means get sufficient of impartial bookshops and there are two close to my trunk present. E-book Warehouse on Foremost is simply three blocks away from me, and can be canine pleasant. After which there’s Carson Books, a secondhand bookstore only a few doorways down. No relation, however clearly a kindred spirit.

Pulp Fiction on Foremost, is farther north, close to Broadway, however because you’re already on Foremost, why not go a number of additional blocks? (Sure, that is my rationale for hitting each impartial bookstore on the road: when will I recover from to Foremost subsequent?)

On the prime of my studying checklist: Esi Edugyan’s Washington Black, which simply gained the Giller Prize.

Want to produce your self with greenery and flowers for events, stocking stuffers for the green-of-thumb, or possibly sign-up up for a wreath-making workshop? The Flower Manufacturing facility is only a block away and so they have a stunning Instagram.

And I’m certain I’ll have a number of extra  Christmas buying suggestions by the point my present is completed. Hope to see you there:

November 21-23

4386 Foremost Avenue (close to twenty eighth)

Little Mountain Store

Wednesday, 4 pm – 7 pm

Thursday and Friday, 11 am to 7 pm