Vancouver is full of avid and inspiring bloggers; fashion bloggers, food bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, event bloggers... The list is endless. After spending a few afternoons perusing some of our favourites, we decided to share our top 8 picks with our readers.
The Scoop: Rebecca Bollwitt (AKA: Miss604), is definitely a fan favourite. Not only does the connoisseur of anything and everything Vancouver highlight the city's coolest events, but she kicks off a variety of popular contests almost every week.
Why She Started It: "With a career in online media that began in 2000, I've always had a passion for online publishing. Miss604 was a diary blog back in 2004 where I shared mundane details of daily life. I then realized I still wanted to write and publish online, just not with the spotlight solely on me. I put Vancouver in the limelight, as the focus, and I've been able to write passionately about it for the better part of the last decade." -Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604
The Scoop: Peter Ty portrays the epitome of wit and style via his Vancouver-based fashion blog, "The Starving Stylist". If the title of this Vancouverite's online abode doesn't catch your attention (and it should), his signature Prada wallet and outrageous wardrobe will.
Why He Started It: "Pure boredom — I had just finished school and needed a creative outlet since I was not working. It started as a personal blog where I recorded personal events, activities and my constant rants. As it started to gain popularity, I streamlined my blog into simply a personal style blog." -Peter Ty
Why It Was Started: "Edible Canada began in 2005 as Edible Vancouver and was Canada's first culinary tourism and concierge company. The mandate was to introduce people to the best restaurants and food experiences available at the time. Today, Edible Canada showcases the best of the country from Coast to Coast with a vibrant bistro, retail stores as well as our ever popular tours and events!" -Eric Pateman, Founder & CEO, Edible Canada
The Scoop: After stumbling on Sunny's blog (appropriately titled, "Partly Sunny"), we inevitably came across Shut Up I Love This, an e-boutique that boasts a collection of Sunny's fashion-forward must-haves. Let's face it; nothing is better than being able to conveniently shop a fellow fashionista's dream closet!
Why She Started It: "After a few years of blogging (PartlySunny.ca), I also decided to launch an e-boutique called Shut Up I Love This, an online jewelry and accessories store catering to women. The aim is to curate a rounded assortment of fashionable brands with a focus on Canadian designers. I think there is room for both independent and major brands to co-exist side by side, and for both to perform well equally." -Sunny Shum
The Scoop: As a company that plays host to the city's most successful showcase of all things bridal (Crème de la Crème), it would seem inevitable that a blog created by Countdown Events could only be gorgeous.
Whether you're getting married, or you just like to look at pretty things, Founder Soha Lavin and the Countdown Events team maintains a stunning collection of photos and wedding projects here.
The Scoop: While we enjoy perusing Erin Ireland's blog, It's To Die For, the blogger's renowned banana bread is what we DIE for. In all seriousness, it truly is the best banana bread we've ever tried. You can check out who else loves Ireland's signature baked goody via her blog (hence, our love for the online destination).
For those of you who haven't tried Van city's best bread, hit up Caffè Artigiano on your way to work tomorrow morning...
The Scoop: Not only are we avid shoppers of Blubird Boutique (located on Alberni Street), but we're recurring visitors of the store's Weekend Girl editorial spot, produced monthly by the store's own blog.
If you haven't checked out the designer boutique, pop by and start shopping! The music is great, the sales team is friendly, and the service is spectacular (trust us).
The Scoop: You will feel right at home when browsing through The Cross' blog (much like you do when strolling through the boutique). The store's decor & design blog is great if you're looking for inspiration! Cozy spaces, modern lifestyle features, and chic home additions keep readers and shoppers both crafty and creative.
Psst... Did you know that you can shop The Cross online (www.thecrossdesign.com) and in-store (1198 Homer Street)? Have fun!