Elasticpantcity in Native Shoes at the VAG

Posted by: on Mar 27, 2017 | No Comments

Saturday was the kind of day we’ve been waiting for in Vancouver for a long time! The sun came out and so did our Native Shoes, the first sign that Spring is in the air! Native Shoes are essentially light weight slip ons with fasteners and super ventilation. They’re easy for kids to pull on because they can be tightened with a draw string which means getting out the door and into the sun is that much faster. I love my grown-up Apollo Mocs for cruising around town on my bike. We are a car-free family and so comfy and functional footwear is essential and my Native Shoes are perfectly paired with my speedy, little blue road bike. I chose an all black pair for versatility because they can be dressed up or down, in my case, mostly down (but the potential is there ; ). All Native Shoes are animal by-product, BPA and phthalate free, and do not contain hazardous materials such as formaldehyde. I highly, highly recommend Native Shoes for the whole family and how often can you say that about a brand?

We biked to the Vancouver Art Gallery for their Family Fuse Weekend where interactive art projects are available for the kids. This is probably the first time the boys were old enough to truly appreciate the activities and we had a blast doing a scavenger hunt and sculpting with clay. They love the old courthouse building that hosts VAG and as we traveled up and down the levels they pretended they were exploring a fancy mansion. After the gallery we explored Robson Square and all the paths and stair cases around the new(er) law courts.

Levi has no idea who the Muppets are, but this little guys bares an uncanny resemblance to Alfonso, right?

Exploring the Law Court grounds is a must in Vancouver for families. They tend to be super quiet with great views of the city.

For about 2.5 seconds I wore a tank top. That’s a big deal. Come on Spring!

These are probably my favourite photos from this post because Levi was telling me an awesome story about the mythical world they were exploring.


Events | Modern Home Tours Returns

Events | Modern Home Tours Returns

Posted by: on Sep 18, 2015 | No Comments

If you don’t have plans yet for the weekend Modern Home Tours has returned to Vancouver! It’s your chance to be a socially acceptable gawker and meander through some of Vancouver’s finest, innovative home designs.

The tour is self-driving and self-paced which means you could spend the whole day in your favourite house (but probably shouldn’t). The Vancouver Home Tour takes place Saturday and then on Sunday a White Rock Home Tour.

Canada Day Style With Cursor and Thread

Canada Day Style With Cursor and Thread

Posted by: on Jun 28, 2015 | One Comment

I’ve always loved rubbing shoulders with people who go full out for any patriotic event: Painted Maple Leaf faces and flag bearing shoulders. However, I’m more of a subtlest and therefore smitten with this Glowing Hearts French Knot Bow Tie by Vancouver based company, Cursor and Thread.

Get Your Yogurt

Get Your Yogurt

Posted by: on Jun 17, 2015 | No Comments

I recently attended the Sports & Lifestyle Expo in Vancouver to check out Anita sport’s bras and the Dairy Farmers of Canada were also in attendance. My boys drink a lot of milk and let me tell you, I’m glad there’s someone producing milk other than me. Below is a video promotion, created by Dairy Farmer’s of Canada for a new healthy lifestyle app.

Theatre Under the Stars Contest Winner | Life At A Glance

Theatre Under the Stars Contest Winner | Life At A Glance

Posted by: on Jun 16, 2015 | No Comments

First things first: Sally Hope, you won the family four pack to Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)! Email elasticpantcity@gmail.com for more info.

I know people have favourite forests they like to hike or camp in but what about a favourite grove of poplar trees?

Family-Friendly Vancouver | Start With Art (So Awesome)

Family-Friendly Vancouver | Start With Art (So Awesome)

Posted by: on Mar 20, 2015 | No Comments

One of my deepest desires in homeschooling Levi is to foster an appreciation of art in him. It turns out it won’t be much of a challenge. He spends hours every day creating detailed drawings of his world. His work is amazing (I know I’m biased).

Life At A Glance | Keep On Tri-ing

Life At A Glance | Keep On Tri-ing

Posted by: on Mar 4, 2015 | No Comments

My first triathlon is in three days and my plans to prep and train have been thwarted by a stomach bug that has passed through our family like wildfire. Today is the first day that I feel like myself although my stomach is shrunken and so my appetite is not back. I don’t know exactly how to proceed and I’m more than disappointed that I won’t be competing at full strength. What would a coach say? Do your best? Throw in the towel for this tri?

Levi and Artist Tom Burrows

Levi and Artist Tom Burrows

Posted by: on Jan 11, 2015 | No Comments

Last week I had the wonderful experience of taking Levi on a tour of the Tom Burrows exhibit at The Belkin Art Gallery. We were given a private tour as I was writing about the exhibit but the icing on the cake was that we were able to meet Tom Burrows.

In The Trenches | Digging Deep With The Scotia Bank Giller Prize Finalists

In The Trenches | Digging Deep With The Scotia Bank Giller Prize Finalists

Posted by: on Nov 7, 2014 | No Comments

Last night my friend Carlie and I attended Between The Pages, An Evening With the Scotia Bank Giller Prize Finalists. It was the first time the event was hosted in Vancouver and proved to be a splendid evening for literature lovers. Scotiabank Giller Prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection, and $10,000 to finalists.

The Key to Self-Acceptance

The Key to Self-Acceptance

Posted by: on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments

On Sunday, November 2nd is G Day in Vancouver. G Day is a social movement anchored by day-long events that emphasize self-esteem and leadership for girls aged 10-12. The first G Day was on April 28th and was attended by 250 girls. Leading up to the event I was asked to write a story about my own adolescence for the G Day blog. This time around I thought I’d post my story here for Elasticpantcity readers.