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This smart key fob works with most any Bluetooth-enabled cell phones to manage calls and alert you if your phone or keys are left behind. It offers the following functions: wirelessly connects to your phone and answers incoming calls with the push of a button within a range of 30 feet, notifies you when you are separated from your phone or any object to which the key fob is attached, works as a powerful, compact speakerphone while driving or anywhere you go, and acts as an one-touch emergency dialer.
Alfred Dunhill has been associated with innovation for nearly 120 years – a theme continued this season with an amazing ‘laser keyboard’ featuring a unique Dunhill finish and a Chassis leather carry case, designed with the frequent traveler in mind.
This small black box with a discreet AD logo, connects via Bluetooth to devices such as smart phones and tablets (including iOS or Android) and projects a keyboard design onto any table or surface in front of you.
The super bright laser projection allows you to use a full sized keyboard while having your device arranged in front of you, simply as a screen.
The unit is able to instantly sense where you type with variables such as regional variation, sensitivity, brightness and volume easily adjusted.
At a touch of a button (on the keyboard), it can also be switched to multi-touch mouse functionality – ideal for manipulating images in a document.
The unit has a built in Lithium-ion battery which can be recharged via a USB cable connected to a laptop or
similar device. This is very simple to set up and use in almost any situation, making it ideal for the traveller.
It is presented in an attractive and durable Chassis case with a pocket for the charge cable.
This case also acts as a stand for a phone – making it easy to work on documents on a train or even in a coffee shop!
Vancouver’s newest festival has transformed Yaletown into a winter wonderland. Lights and candy canes adorn lamp poles and costumed characters are parading down Mainland Street, it feels like Christmas. Holiday shoppers are invited to start their seasonal gift buying with us–we carry unique gifts and holiday treats. You’ll also find Mainland Street filled with local artisans, street performers, an ice skating rink, reindeer, carriage rides, live music, and more.
Bring the kids out this Halloween for the 14th Annual Trick or Treat in Yaletown! Yaletown merchants will be handing out treats to all the neighborhood kids Oct 31 from 3:30 to 5:30. Dress up in your creepiest costumes and come enjoy the event!
Sizzle up your Saturday night with live dancers on stage, real cuban mojitos (awesome) and of course the appearance of El Grupo Cubano- Brisas del Palmar at the Vogue Theatre. There will be a dance floor and salsa dancers so be prepared for a great show on stage and off stage!
We can tell your first hand having experienced the Cuban Ballet of Don Quixote last May that this show is sure to be entertaining! Paulo and I were amazed at the talent the Cubans shared.
The cradle of Cuban music, Santiago de Cuba, has fostered several notable musicians, such as the Buena Vista Social Club. It is also the home of El Grupo Cubano.
The lead, Rosel Lamoru, formed this group in 1999 and under his disciplined leadership El Grupo has become the pride of Cuba. They recently performed for the Pope during his Cuban visit.
Bassist Julio Avila, perfected his pizzicatos (plucking the strings) on an upright contrabass given to him by Vilma Espin, the wife of Cuban President, Raul Castro.
From 2003-2007 El Grupo Cubano played winters in Havana’s Bodeguita del Medio. Many will be familiar with this iconic club—the birthplace of the mojito and a favourite of Ernest Hemingway.
This performance in Vancouver will be the band’s only North American concert engagement.
See you there! Salud!
Captain Fawcett’s Moustache Wax. One of the most intriguing products I have ever come across. The product “Moustache Wax” is one that we have been asked for at Revolucion for the last few years. Perhaps due to the Movember Moustache Charity movement. The “stache” is making somewhat of a comeback from the finer gentleman years!
Captain Fawcett’s I feel is leading the way with Moustache wax that gives a “Stiff” upper lip! Available in Sandalwood, Lavender, and Ylang Ylang. The Capt Fawcett uses only finest natural ingredients and essential oils for his stache waxes.
So whether you wear a Natural, Hungarian, Dali, English, Imperial, Freestyle, Fu Manchu, Pancho Villa, Handlebar, Horseshoe to name a few styles of moustaches, come by and visit the Capt for your Stache needs!
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I first heard of Jetsam in New York while attending the gift show. It was a pleasure to meet Laura the designer of Jetsam. We are happy to be representing them here in Vancouver, BC.
Jetsam Wallets Debut
Jetsam was inspired by the time-honored style of iconic male figures. I’ve taken historic masculine textiles and reinterpreted them for the future. It’s old-school haberdashery for the guy who doesn’t wear a suit.
The initial Jetsam line-up includes 4 editions of the classic 3-pocket billfold.
- The Prepster edition features dapper patterns and traditional hues from reclaimed classic neckties
- The Uncle Larry edition features bold patterns and bright colors from reclaimed retro 70s-era neckties
- The Natty Professor edition features classic tweed herringbone from reclaimed vintage men’s jackets
- The Spiffy Lumberjack edition features colorful plaids from reclaimed vintage shirts
I’m all about sustainability, so I’ve made Jetsam as eco-friendly as possible. Jetsam is a 16th-century term for unwanted material that was thrown overboard to lighten a ship’s load. Each Jetsam wallet is a product of unwanted or discarded materials, such as end-run fabrics, cast-off clothing and vintage textiles.
Each wallet also comes packaged in a recycled gift box, perfect for gift-giving.
In August of 2011, Jetsam™, a new line of eco-friendly wallets made from vintage menswear, made its debut. The roots of Jetsam lie in a handmade line founded in 2007. It started off as a micro-enterprise, with all products manufactured in-house by designer and founder Laura Skelton. Inspired by the retro style of 70s men’s fashion, the Necktie Wallet® debuted that first year. 2009 marked the introduction of several new reconstructed wallet designs. After nearly four years of growth, the new Jetsam line continues to embody a commitment to sustainable and socially responsible practices, sourcing vintage and end-run materials and recycled packaging in addition to keeping production close to home, so you can feel good about what you keep in your pocket.
About the Designer
Coming from a background in sustainable architecture, Columbia University graduate Laura Skelton is the founder and designer behind the new Jetsam™ line. Since her early teenage years, Laura has concocted refashioned accessories and clothing from vintage materials, roaming the aisles of thrift stores and costume departments for inspiration. When she’s away from Jetsam, Laura loves creating elaborate costumes and clothing from interesting junk. A dress she constructed entirely from the Sunday New York Times was recently featured in several international newspapers, and a handbag she crafted from an old childrens’ sleeping bag was published in the book Refashioned Bags. Laura currently lives in San Diego, where she enjoys competitive potlucks and brewing craft beer.
Botot “The World’s First Toothpaste” goes back t0 1755 and was invented by Dr. Julien Botot for Louis XV of France. With no artificial flavors or colors, Botot natural European toothpaste contains special ingredients like Sorbitol (derived from berries), Cellulose Gum (from cell walls and structural components of plants), Anti-bacterial warming anise and ginger (warms the gum line and adds a fresh delightful flavor).
Dr. Julien Botot “The World’s First Mouthwash” is a highly concentrated natural herbal Elixir which is delicious and effective. Ingredients includes natural extracts of: Anise, Benzion, and ethanol. With natural essences of: Cinnamon, Ginger (warms the gum line), and Gillyflower (clove family).