Posts Tagged Gastown

Dressew (337 W. Hastings St.) in Gastown is closed because of the pandemic, but today they’ve launched their online store, with in-store pick up between 12pm-3pm.  Atex Fabrics (330 W. Hastings St.) is right across the street from Dressew is OPEN from Monday to Saturday from 12:00pm-5:30pm. They have fabrics and notions such as elastics if you are looking to make some cloth face masks.  Visit their website for more information.

Atex Fabrics Vancouver

Atex Fabrics at 330 W. Hastings is open from 12pm-5:30pm Monday-Saturday. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Atex Fabrics Vancouver

Atex Fabrics is open. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Selection of fabrics at Atex Fabrics

A selection of fabrics from Atex Fabrics. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Dressew mural

Dressew store front painted with a mural by Tierney Milne. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

April 23, 2020

Seeing all the boarded up store fronts and closed notices on so many businesses makes it seem like everything is shut down due to the pandemic.  I was in Gastown the other day and passed by Six Acres in the heart of Gastown by the Gassy Jack statue.  They had rigged up and outdoor stereo system and had their windows open – signs to show everyone that “Hey – we’re open!”  If you are in a position to, please support our local businesses.  Six Acres is located at 203 Carrall St and is open for takeout from Tuesday to Sunday from 12pm-8pm.

Six Acres Gastown

Six Acres in Gastown remains open. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Six Acres Gastown Takeout Menu

Takeout menu for Six Acres in Gastown. Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Happy International Women’s Day.  We are so lucky to have worked with these amazing powerhouse women who are leading on global issues.

Women leaders at a Vancouver conference.

Tarana Burke (Founder of the #metoo Movement), Vanina Escales (Ni Una Menos), Tina Tchen (Former White House Chief of Staff Michelle Obama, Co-Founder Times Up Legal Defense Fund), Noelene Nabulivou (Founder DIVA), Yvonne Leina Chi (journalist, Founder Gender Danger). Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Natalie Anchowa and Jenny Boucek

Natalie Anchowa (WNBA player) and Jenny Boucek (assistant coach, Dallas Mavericks). Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Beverly McLaughlin

Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Beverly McLaughlin. Vancouver, BC, Canada.

November 11, 2019

Alastair and his family have been decorating this statue in Vancouver since 1994.  He felt that the statue wasn’t being honored so he began his tradition.

Remembrance Day statue decorated with roses

Family decorates this statue with roses every year. Vancouver, Canada.

Remebrance Day statue decorated with roses

Alastair and his family pose for a photo with the statue they decorated. Vancouver, Canada.

Remembrance Day statue in Vancouver

Remembrance Day statue in Vancouver decorated with roses. Vancouver, Canada.