How you can host a stress-free holiday party this season

Dec 2 2017, 4:23 am

It’s easy to forget how much effort goes into hosting a holiday party.

Until you suddenly realize that in two days time you’ll have a group of friends or family crammed into your living room with high festive expectations. Panic sets in and you search the kitchen to realize all that’s on offer are some stale water crackers and a bottle of questionable rouge from the party you hosted last year.

You start to think, “if only there were three blocks in Vancouver that could fulfil all my hosting needs in one quick and easy trip, with one paid parking session”. That’s where the solution for any harried holiday host comes in – Yaletown.

Don’t sweat it if you missed out on deals at the CandyTown Christmas festival last weekend, it’s not too late to satisfy your shopping needs in the stores of this Vancouver neighbourhood. Yaletown’s selection of boutiques and stores have all you need to pull off the perfect holiday dinner party… all located within a few blocks of each other.

The Cross

Where: 1198 Homer Street

Enter this glittering winter wonderland of a store to discover the dĂ©cor and table accessories of your dreams. The most exquisite baubles, dishware, candles, and home accents, can be purchased here. Yep, they’ll leave your guests impressed by your curated holiday spread.

Swirl Wine Store

Where: 1185 Mainland Street

Remember that questionable rouge we mentioned before? You’ll find none of that at Swirl Wine Store. Swirl sources delicious wines, specializing in local British Columbia VQA wine, with over 750 different bottles in store. They also carry an incredible selection of glassware, decanters, wine aerators, corkscrews, cheese, and accompanying savoury food items, if you need those, too.

Divine Vines

Where: 1024 Mainland Street

Deck your halls with fresh fir boughs, sprigs of holly, and luscious poinsettias, ahead of the holidays. Divine Vines is Yaletown’s full-service upscale flower shop, with the freshest garlands and arrangements available from local and international growers. And they’re totally Instagrammable.

Urban Fare

Where: 177 Davie Street

Cooking a meal for multiple guests requires some serious inspiration, not to mention coordination. You can visit Urban Fare for high-end, good quality, gourmet groceries. Organic meats, fresh produce, and artisanal goodies, will help you pull off that holiday feast seamlessly – and you’ll also find offerings for the gluten-free or lactose intolerant friends in your life (we all have a couple).

Lime and Moon Pie Company

Where: 1099 Mainland Street

Four words have never sounded so sweet: Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie. It is almost guaranteed that all your guests love pie – and if they don’t, do you really want that kind of person to attend your party anyway? Lime and Moon Pie Company has some of the best organic pies in Vancouver, with sweet, savoury, gluten-free, vegan, and raw pies, prepared fresh in-house. Every. Single. Day.

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