Archive for April, 2014:

TAKE-OUT: May 2014

Things to do in Vancouver  |  04.29.2014  |  

If you’re looking for things to do in Vancouver, you’ve come to the right place! Guys, there’s so much on in the city right now, that here’s a taste of the awesome things that didn’t even make the list: a spot prawn celebration, a burlesque festival, and Lionel Ritchie. That’s right, Lionel Ritchie’s coming to town, and things are so fun in Vancouver right now, that HE DIDN’T EVEN MAKE THE LIST!

Edward Burtynsky
Has there ever been a more appropriate name for an exhibition? From far away, these images look like beautiful abstracts, but when you get closer, they reveal themselves as landscapes scarred by industry and human progress. Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky is known for these epic works, and this is a comprehensive exhibition of his work from 1983 to present, with lots of British Columbian content included.
Through May 26 at Vancouver Art Gallery


THE GIRL NEXT DOOR: Pennylane Shen

Things to do in Vancouver  |  04.22.2014  |  

Pennylane Shen

Each month, we introduce you to one of the talented lovelies that The Burrard is lucky enough to call a friend. As you know, local artists’ collective Phantoms in the Front Yard is holding its next exhibition, “Everyone I’ve Never Known” at The Burrard on Friday, April 25. The day-long show will feature miniature works by The Phantoms, all for sale for between $200 and $500, which makes them cheaper than your average Friday night, and will last a whole lot longer too. AND, if you happen to be in Vancouver on April 25, you can enter their social media contest to win a piece of your choosing on the night, along with a two-night stay in one of our modern retro hotel rooms.

But we digress. Curating this show is the multi-talented Pennylane Shen, who also has her finger in a whole lot of other art-pies, so she knows what she’s talking about when it comes to galleries and good-times. Take it away, Pennylane!


INDECENT EXPOSURE: Paper Label Sleepwear Shoot at The Burrard

News  |  04.08.2014  |  
Photo Credit: Paper Label/Gordon Nicholas

Photo Credit: Paper Label/Gordon Nicholas

Now, there are those who say the best sleepwear is none at all. They say there’s nothing comfier than your own birthday suit, and nothing’s sexier on someone else than theirs. But we’re not those people. We like a little mystery, a little support, and OK, sometimes “things” can get a little drafty when you’re in the all-together. There, we said it. And spiffy pajamas are especially welcome at a hotel – ask anyone who’s ever worked in housekeeping or room service…


TAKE OUT: April 2014

Hey, winter? That’s a wrap! Cherry blossoms have been bursting forth outside our window for almost a month (really—check our Instagram) and we’re ready to trade our fireside Manhattans for G&Ts on a patio somewhere. This month’s event picks are making us giddy with fun-loving spring fever. If you’re looking for things to do in Vancouver, these should do the trick!

Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival
As if walking around looking at cherry blossoms and lording it over the rest of frozen Canada wasn’t enough fun, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival also includes plein-air blossom painting classes, walk and talk tours, and Bollywood dancing. Even better, if you’re staying with us, borrow one of The Burrard’s cruisers and join the “Bike the Blossoms” event on April 26.
April 3 – 28 all over Vancouver