Getting ready for the hols isn’t just about picking up presents. It’s about getting party-ready, mentally ready, and having fun while you do it! Wesbrook Village is the perfect spot to go with (or without) the whole family. Plus it’s decked out in holiday lights for a festive feel.
Pick up holiday supplies
It’s nice to have some festive bubbly or wines on hand over the holidays to bring as hostess gifts or have at the ready for open houses and dinners. Pick up a few bottles of gold covered Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc or a pink prosecco that looks so festive and fun in a glass at the BC Liquor Store in the village. For groceries, head to Save-On-Foods for all your food supplies. For tea lovers, perhaps a gift basket from Murchie’s Teas!
Take a coffee break
Let’s face it, the kids will be wringy after a couple of store visits, so drop into Dough Girls for a latte, a few hot chocolates for the kids and croissants for everyone. Feel like something super healthy, check out Freshii. If you’d like something a bit stronger, have a a few cold ones and some moules et frites at BierCraft Restaurant,” or maybe a loaded up frozen yogurt cup from Menchies. Mo one goes hungry at Wesbrook Village.
Treat Dad to a shave
Get a proper old school shave at the University Barbershop, where their motto is “a quality haircut with a nod to the golden days of barbering and a wink to today’s current trends.”
You might want to be kid-free for this one. Get your nails party-ready with a mani-pedi from A Perfect 10 Nail Spa right in the heart of Wesbrook Village. They offer mani-pedis, gels, nail art, waxing, and more. Plus, they have all the best Opi products in fun and creative colours.
Pick up some active gifts
Hit up The Running Room for all things running related or More Bikes for the perfect active gifts. More Bikes, a Canadian bike store that lives a breathes cycling.
Take a nature walk
Holiday prep can be stressful, and we can easily let our health slide. Taking a crisp walk in nature is instant mind and body boost. Wesbrook Village is minutes away from the Pacific Spirit Park with miles of easy trails and towering firs.
This post is sponsored by Community Builder Wesbrook Village
Wesbrook Village is a collection of shops and residences on Vancouver’s West Side. Located on a spectacular peninsula known for its ocean views, old-growth forest, outdoor recreation and the tier-one University of British Columbia, Wesbrook is an ideal starting point for an hour of excitement or a lifetime of enrichment. With over 5 parks and playgrounds, a new community centre and over 200 events and activities throughout the year, come experience what Wesbrook Village has to offer! www.discoverwesbrook.com
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).