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How To Stay Clean And Cool This Summer

With summertime rolling around again, ’tis the season of bike riding and beach barbecues. Sunny days, warm evenings, hanging out with friends. Sounds great, right? Personally, I think summer is the best season, but the challenge remains: staying cool, clean and fresh feeling. Luckily, here at Bird on a Wire, we’ve got you covered. Never […]

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That Time We Went Car-Free (And Loved It!)

Car Free Day is one of the most anticipated festivals of the year for local-lovin’ Vancouverites, and this year did not disappoint! Vendors covered Main Street from Broadway to 30th with their locally-made goods, selling everything from greeting cards to jewelry, clothing & original art.  And don’t forget the food… oh man, the food!  Spicy […]

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Canada Post Lockout: What Artists & Entrepreneurs Can Do

We’ve all heard the rumblings, but the news outlets now consider it a virtual certainty that Canada Post will move to lock out its employees starting as early as July 2nd. If the lockout goes forward, there will be no letters, mailers or parcels delivered on and after that date.  And in addition, no mail […]


6 Tips to Overcome Creative Blocks

We’ve all been there. You’ve got writer’s block.  Or painter’s block.  Or sculptor’s block. Whatever it is, you’ve got it, and it doesn’t feel good.  In fact, it feels downright awful, as if you’ll never create anything brilliant again! So what do you do to overcome this paralyzing mood?  Try harder?  Criticize yourself until something […]

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Father’s Day Gift Box Draw

We are pleased to offer a FABULOUS array of prizes for our Father’s Day! We have secret! We are part of a sustainable and fun networking group called Grand Fortune City and Bird on a Wire is part of the Health and Lifestyle Power Team and we’ve gotten together to produce a lovely gift basket […]

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Car Free Day Festival is Almost Here!

One of the brightest spots of the Vancouver year, Car Free Day is a grassroots festival that happens all over the city, promoting healthy communities & car free streets. Music, food, kids’ activities and hundreds of artisan vendors will be lining the streets, providing the biggest street festival of the year in Vancouver! Shutting down […]

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Notes From the Peaty Underbelly of High Society

Fireplaces crackling, spilling light through a smoky, heavily shadowed room. Plush leather seats as worn and cracked as the faces full of wisdom and life experience on the people sitting in them. Scratchy blues and jazz music playing over the radio. Short, wide-mouthed glasses with mysterious amber liquid lapping just to the top of the […]


Staff Picks: Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Dads may not want a gooey card or a gift basket on Father’s Day, but they DO want to be acknowledged as important in your life.  For the things they’ve done, for what they do, and for being YOUR Dad! (Or your kids’ dad. That’s important too!) So why not show Dad how much we […]

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A day in the life of the team at Bird On A Wire Creations

On my trek to work each morning I walk past beautiful old buildings being renovated, neighbours walking their dogs and government employees arriving by bike just around the corner. Right before I reach our store, I often dip into Baguette and Co. and order a well-crafted latte from the French baristas, or slip past the […]

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Vancouver Spring Craft Markets

The weather is getting pretty darn nice and Vancouverites are cautiously leaving their homes in search of delightful outings. Lucky for all of us, there is an abundance of amazing markets and craft fairs coming up this spring. We can enjoy the sun, socialize and connect to the brilliant local artists that we all love […]