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Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Share an Island Getaway (in Vancouver) | Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Share an Island Getaway (in Vancouver)

Originally posted 05/09/2012 04:20PM

Shortly after a weekend of bonding with Ryan Reynolds's family in Vancouver, Blake Lively and her boyfriend kept the family fun coming during their vacation.

On May 7, the couple was spotted taking a ferry to the Vancouver Island city of Nanaimo. A few hours later, they were seen dining at the Blue Ginger Restaurant downtown along with Reynolds's brother and his wife.

"The couple came in and had a very enjoyable evening," a source tells PEOPLE. "They were both casually dressed and sat with their backs to the rest of the room. They stayed for a couple of hours and enjoyed several Asian dishes off the menu."

On Tuesday afternoon, Reynolds and Lively were spotted at the Duke Point Ferry Terminal, where they picked up drinks and sandwiches before boarding the boat for the approximately two-hour ferry ride back to the mainland.
– Christine Kilpatrick

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Blake & Ryan Enjoy a High-Altitude Family Dinner | Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

UpdatePosted 05/08/2012 04:15PM

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Enjoy Family Dinner on Top of a Mountain!

Originally posted 05/08/2012 01:30PM

She's practically one of the family!

Blake Lively enjoyed a big family meal with boyfriend Ryan Reynolds over the weekend in his hometown of Vancouver.

On Friday night, the two, along with Reynolds's mother, headed to Grouse Mountain, a popular tourist destination and ski slope that boasts incredible views from more than 4,000 feet above the city.

Initially, they had a reservation in the more formal, fine dining restaurant atop the mountain, The Observatory, but the actor requested that they take their meal in the more casual Altitudes Bistro.

The trio took a seat near the fireplace at a table for seven, and, an hour later, were joined by more of Reynolds's family. They all hugged – then enjoyed a tray of complimentary appetizers sent by the chef.

"It was a really nice family reunion," a source at the restaurant tells us, "and they spent several hours catching up on the latest news and sharing lots of laughs with each other."

Blake and Ryan also requested a coloring book so they could play Tic-Tac-Toe.

The next day, the couple, who have recently been spending time at a country house Lively bought in Bedford, N.Y., were spotted having breakfast at Sophie's Cosmic Café in the trendy Kitsilano neighborhood.
– Christine Kilpatrick

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Owen Wilson Parks His Bike in Restaurant Kitchen Before Brunch | Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson Parks His Bike in Restaurant Kitchen Before Brunch

Originally posted 01/31/2012 05:55AM

Owen Wilson's preferred method of transportation in Vancouver? His bicycle!

The actor, who was soon back in L.A. for the SAG Awards, pedaled to Cardero's Restaurant, where he joined friends for brunch after zipping through downtown in a peacoat and hat. When he pulled up, the actor asked if he could park his ride in the kitchen, and the restaurant's manager obliged. Wilson grabbed a seat by the fireplace, then enjoyed views of the harbor and Stanley Park during his 45-minute meal with pals.

After brunch, the actor headed out on his bike again for a solo ride around town – and was later spotted in Stanley Park. While in town, the actor also enjoyed the nightlife, meeting up with friends for Italian food at The Bibo and, later, Pierre's Champagne Lounge inside Chinois Restaurant, where he attracted a crowd of female fans who spent the night chatting – then, later, Tweeting about their encounters. – Christine Kilpatrick

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Ryan Takes Blake to Visit His Hometown | Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds Takes Blake Lively to Visit His Hometown

Originally posted 12/22/2011 06:00AM

Is she meeting his family for the holidays?

Blake Lively was in Vancouver with her beau Ryan Reynolds, whose parents and brothers live in the area. During their Canadian visit, the two were spotted at the Original Cupcake Shop, where they picked up a small cake and several cupcakes. "They seemed like a really sweet couple," an employee tells us.

The two, who have been spotted getting cozy in New York and in Boston, also stepped out for breakfast at Benny's Bagels, followed by a shopping trip along West Fourth Avenue. The Gossip Girl star scoped out the clothes at Gravity Pope, and she would ask Reynolds's opinions about her wardrobe choices.

Says an in-store stylist: "[They were] super nice to work with." "You can just tell they were together and very happy." – Christine Kilpatrick

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Beyoncé Shops for Cosmetics in Vancouver | Beyonce Knowles

Beyoncé Shops for Cosmetics in Vancouver

Originally posted 12/20/2011 06:00AM

While hubby Jay-Z is busy working on his Watch the Throne show with Kanye West, Beyoncé spent her time shopping in Vancouver. The pregnant pop star and her entourage arrived at upscale department store Holt Renfrew where they were met with more security, who ensured fellow shoppers didn't snap photos or harass Beyoncé. She, meanwhile, stopped at several cosmetics counters, then made her way to the fragrance department. Despite the security, Beyoné went relatively unnoticed, a source says. "She looked so comfortable and quite pretty," the source tells us, adding that she was "super friendly" with the staff. – Christine Kilpatrick

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Cory Monteith Delights Fans at Canadian Football Parade | Cory Monteith

Cory Monteith Delights Fans at Canadian Football Parade

Originally posted 11/28/2011 06:00AM

Cory Monteith was named the grand marshal of Vancouver's Grey Cup parade, and the Glee star sure dressed the part. Sporting a BC Lions jersey, with his name printed on the back, the actor waved to the crowd from the back of a large gray pick-up truck and even snapped his own video of the crowd, which he later posted on Twitter. Before the parade got moving, Monteith signed little footballs and posed for pictures with fans. He also posed with the actual Grey Cup, the trophy awarded to the winning team in the Canadian Football League championship game. And as Monteith was driven down the parade route, fans would run up and snap pictures. Says an onlooker: "He seemed to love the attention." – Christine Kilpatrick

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Shia LaBeouf's Lovely On-Set Visitor: His Girlfriend! | Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf's Lovely On-Set Visitor: His Girlfriend!

Originally posted 11/02/2011 06:00AM

He may be in Vancouver filming his new movie, The Company You Keep, but Shia LaBeouf had a welcome on-set visitor: girlfriend Karolyn Pho. She was casually dressed and chatty with crewmembers as she watched her beau film his scene, even listening to his dialogue in headphones. Later, director Robert Redford came over to introduce himself, shaking her hand. Shia also managed to escape the set for a bit, grabbing a beverage with his girlfriend at a coffee shop nearby, before strolling back to set arm in arm. – Christine Kilpatrick

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