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Calhoun’s Bakery Cafe

Calhoun's Bakery Cafe on UrbanspoonThis large spacious cafe is open 24-7. You’ll often find young adults with their laptops studying or working away on a project. My coworker loved the place, and my friend recently recommended going for dessert, so I went for a late night snack with Sheepie on a Friday. The place was nearly full, though they don’t take advantage of every space in the place with more tables and chairs. It’s the hipster scene and again, I’m not really into all this hipster trend.

idearabbit-calhouns idearabbit-calhouns2 idearabbit-calhouns5We both had a slice of cake, mine was Cookies and Cream $5+ with Rooibos tea and Sheepie ordered the Chocolate Fudge $5+ with the $2 House Cofffee. As we went around the back to get the utensils for our cakes, the counter had grey dish bins which were overflowing with dirty cups and plates. When we left to put away our own dirty dishes later on, the pile had just accumulated. Gross.

idearabbit-calhouns3Cookies and Cream idearabbit-calhouns4Chocolate Fudge

The bathroom reminded me of some of the vandalized Berlin cafes. It wasn’t clean either. Yuuuuuck.

As with many ‘hipster’ places, the tables, chairs, plates and cups are quite random.

My Cookies and Cream was way too thick, rich and sweet and only ate a third. Sheepie who has the sweet tooth could not even finish it cuz he said it was terrible.

My tummy was not happy the next day, but can’t really say it was from the cakes for sure. Sheepie didn’t feel all that well after the cake either.

The staff was very friendly though. However, I wont ever be returning!

 Taste: carrot    Price for Value: carrot

Atmosphere:  carrot   Service:  carrotcarrotcarrot
Location: carrotcarrot

Reflections 2013

Every year, the students in the IDEA (Illustration and Design) program at Capilano University take on the big task of managing the art projects to raise funds to support their learning and continued cultural ­enrichment. I know it’s a huge project, and a lot of work, cuz I went through it too. Though it seems that it gets bigger and bigger every year, so I can’t imagine what the students are going through in trying to push this project through.

The ‘Reflections’ project started off small when the program started out. Each student painted a iconic scenery of Lower Mainland, mostly in the Vancouver area. The paintings were scanned and produced into calendars. Both the original paintings and calendars were sold to raise funds.

As the program grew bigger, and the project picked up in the local media, retail and residents, so did the project. We started producing greeting cards, buttons, and other original paintings. It was a lot of work, but I did learn quite a bit from the experience, from painting, marketing, producing merchandise, printing, online stores, social media and so on.. so it was a valuable project.

Check out their promotional video on Youtube here.

You can also find out more and support their goals here on Indiegogo or follow their blog here.

tumblr_mc0c5eleYh1rioj6fo1_1280My friend Soobin L.’s christmas cards!!! :D I bought some! Please buy some too!

2 packs of four cards featuring holiday sweet treat illustrations by Soobin L| 8 cards | blank inside | $20

Their 2013 calendars. Hurry! 2012 is almost over!!

Reflections 2013 Calendar featuring the Reflections paintings by the Capilano University students in the IDEA prorgram

Lighthouse Park | by Lia M. | inkjet print, framed 12” x 16”| $60.00

Reflection 2013

Every year the students of the Illustration & Design program (IDEA) at Capilano University run the fund-raising project called “Reflections” in which the students manage the entire project from exhibiting their paintings, to the design, production, marketing and distribution the products.

Each student paints a well-known scenery of the Lower Mainland. 13 of these are chosen to go in the 2013 calendar ($18 CAD). The rest are made into greeting cards and such.

Their exhibition to launch the 2013 Reflections info:

Reflections 2013 Painting Exhibition

The Ferry Building Gallery
1414 Argyle Ave, West Vancouver

April 17th from 6 – 8 PM
Exhibition runs from April 17th – 29th

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday 11 – 5 PM

Meet the artists:
(same location as above)
April 21 from 1 PM

My friend Soobin is exhibiting her painting of the Lions Gate Bridge titled “Circles of Light”.

Come check out the paintings and support local emerging artists!!!

All proceeds goes to the student fund-raising project :)