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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 […]

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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 […]

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Staff Picks: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, all sorts of emotions come flooding over us: gratitude, love and longing for those who are a distance away from their mom. On this celebratory day we are eager to show Mom how much we love her, telling her through flowers, a card, a gift –all the words […]

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April and May’s Bird on a Wire Spotlight Artists: June Hunter and Stephanie McRae

At Bird on A Wire, we work hard to support local artists and artisans. This means that our customers will not only find the perfect gift, but also feel great about supporting Vancouver artisans and makers! While we love ALL our artists, from time to time we throw the spotlight on a chosen two or […]

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Easter Surprises for you and your Family

Easter and spring are about rebirth and celebrating with people you love. It’s a time for family to spend time together and eat a little too much chocolate. We have some family treasures in store at Bird to share with you. Speaking of sweets… Chocolates for little and big rabbits Fraser Valley Gourmet Almond Butter […]

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What’s Fresh for Spring at Bird?

Spring has sprung! Here at Bird we have the benefit of being right in there when our artists come up with new and fresh ideas. Here is what’s blooming in store for spring! Passionfruit Truffles by Chocohappy You can go wild and pair these babies with our spring-coloured giftable chocolates: Lavender Caramel and Caramel Sea […]

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The Language of Flowers

Bouquets by Mary is a Vancouver based floral company, offering an environmentally friendly and personable approach by corresponding directly with their customers. We asked Mary to tell us a bit about the meanings behind flowers, her process, and what inspires her. My love for the language of flowers began when I read a novel by […]