Gastown Pop-Up Park this weekend on Carrall Street

Gastown.pop.up.parkGastown has a new Pop-Up Park on the Carrall Street side of my store this weekend. It opened at noon Friday and continues Saturday, with Carrall Street closed between Water and Cordova from noon to 9 p.m. each Friday & Saturday until the end of August.

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The Irish Heather gastro pub and Blarney Stone pub/restaurant have added extra outdoor seating on the street, as have the Cork & Fin and Notturno. And there are picnic tables, benches and sun umbrellas for people to enjoy, as well as games of chess and checkers. You can also bring your own board games and have a pop-up picnic in this urban park, located in Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood. The street will also be closed Aug. 30 & 31 for the Gastown BBQ and Chili Festival, which has 12 local restaurants vying to win the title of best in four categories: chicken wings, pork ribs, beef brisket and slow-roasted pig.

Angel Vancouver is continuing our summer clearance sale, with 30% off kids clothing from Desigual, the fun Barcelona-based fashion line, and up to 35% off select Desigual items. We also have a cool yellow Desigual coat designed by Christian Lacroix on sale for 20% off, and are offering 30% off Desigual T-shirts, shorts and pants for men.Desigual.Flores.shirt.SpringSummer2014 Desigual.SEMAFORO.CANAL.$89.SS2014$89.SS2014$229.SS2014.40E1921_5001 Desigual.DANIEL.TS.$74.SS2014$74.SS2014 Desigual.DEFEN.Tshirt.$89.SS2014 Desigual.Joan.polo.shirt.$99.Spring.Summer.2014

Desigual.logo2Angel Vancouver has the largest selection of Desigual for men, women and kids. We ship worldwide.

If you’re looking for a custom hand-painted Angel shirt, call (604) 681-0947 or email me:

Angel.Monkey.shirt.kidsI paint the shirts right in the store — you won’t find a more unique, locally made item than that.

carrall&powell.1886Angel Vancouver is located at No. 2 Powell Street in the Gastown district of Vancouver, Canada. Our store is on the corner of Powell & Carrall Street in Maple Tree Square, which is where Vancouver began.  The photo above shows what my store looked like in 1886.

Last night, I went to see the fabulous new film Boyhood by Rick Linklater, whose previous films include Slacker (his first film to catch my attention), Dazed and Confused, Waking Life and the trilogy Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight, which were made over a 17-year period. His new film was made over a 12-year period with the same cast, showing the evolution of a boy from age six to 18, when he goes off to college.

Today’s song is Hero by Family of the Year, from the Boyhood soundtrack:Here’s another song from the film — Do You Realize? by the Flaming Lips:


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Angel is Vancouver's first Desigual boutique. We've been in business since 1978.
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