Aileen Lalor

Five holiday party gifts that will be well received

Forget about the wine and pick up something useful or beautiful for your host

The secret life of Vancouver department stores

Did you know that Holt Renfrew boasts a private 1,200-sq.-ft. apartment for visiting celebs and top clients? 

Lululemon relaunches store in its original Kits location (with photos)

Vancouver retailer Lululemon Athletica Inc. (Nasdaq:LULU) has launched a store at 2101 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano in the same location as the chain’s first stand-alone shop. The...

Holt Renfrew’s new Beauty Hall is twice the size of the old one

It took six months to turn the former men’s department on the lower level of Holt Renfrew Vancouver into this swanky Beauty Hall. The new space is 16,000 sq. ft. – twice the size of the old one – and...

Fragrances with a difference, for Valentine’s or anytime

It’s really difficult to buy perfume as a gift. In fact, I’d be inclined to tell you not to bother, except the other presents people go for on Valentine’s Day are usually lame (chocolates),...