Get into a Valentine’s frame of mind this weekend with a fun pop up event hosted by a creative group of East Beach businesses.

This Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 between 11am and 5pm, let your creative juices flow with a series of unique make and take Valentine’s themed DIY’s and a delicious snack or sit down meal!  All of the businesses are within walking distance, along White Rock’s East Beach, and the weekend promises to be a lot of fun.

Cottage Living
Pop into Cottage Living and create a fun (and easy) Valentines gift for your sweetheart  … or yourself! For just $20, the lovely staff will lead you through creating your very own set of Valentine Wooden Blocks using paint and image transfer. Cottage Living is a charming shop, on East Beach’s Marine Drive, specializing in restoring furniture through the use of paint techniques. They also offer a series of fun adult classes teaching embellishment techniques, pottery, decoupage, image transfer and more.
15787 Marine Drive |

Blooming Onion Jewelry
Design a pair of Boho Whimsy Earrings ($5) or a Kid’s Eraser Necklace ($2) with Blooming Onion Jewelry at Verandah Cafe by the Beach. Blooming Onion jewelry is created by Surrey resident Terry Cummings, and the creations are affordable and unique, and created from a range of materials like gems, metals and clay.
Hosted at Verandah Cafe by the Beach – 3B-15782 Marine Drive

GVK Pottery
Get your hands dirty and make a clay gift or keepsake with potter Gabriella Valeria Kardosi, at Verandah Cafe by the Beach. Choose from making “Hearts & Stars” clay charms, super cute “You Rock” barnacle rocks or tidal pinch-pot plates. If you always wanted to explore working with clay, GVK Pottery also offers regular clay classes for all ages and abilities.
GVK Pottery on Facebook
Hosted at Verandah Cafe by the Beach – 3B-15782 Marine Drive


Rebel Kat Clothing
If you’re a lover of all things retro, pinup and rockabilly, then Rebel Kat Clothing is the store for you. Visit Rebel Kat during the pop up event and learn how to make your own pretty pin-up hair flower. While you’re there, do a little shopping and be sure to enter to win a $100 gift certificate to spend at the shop.
2A-15782 Marine Drive |

Verandah Cafe by the Beach
Now that you’re all worn out from shopping and creating, snag a table at one of White Rock’s newest eateries, the Verandah Cafe by the Beach. This upscale cafe, with spectacular views of East Beach and Semiahmoo Bay, is offering a choice of dining options to suit any appetite. Famished? Order the Indian Fusion Fare Buffet for $20 including your beverage. Looking for something a little lighter? Enjoy a Glass of Wine with mouthwatering Pakoras for $11. Or if dessert is more your style, you can choose from a hot chocolate or a smoothie and a Banana Nutella French Toast Roll for $9.
3B-15782 Marine Drive | Verandah Cafe on Facebook