Choo chooooo!

I noticed this Christmas display through the doors of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver last night and thought I’d share a quick photo.

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Flight 2050

Rather than taking the ferry to nearby Victoria, I decided to splurge and book us a flight on a seaplane with Harbour Air. We arrived early to check-in and then made our way to the snack stand for complimentary coffees and baked goods. The waiting area looks out towards Stanley Park. Most people gave me […]

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Coal Harbour

Several months ago I posted about an evening walk along the seawall in Coal Harbour. Last Sunday we were back again, but this time it was early in the morning. Check back tomorrow if you’re interested in knowing what had us up almost before the sun was. – Marla

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Q at The Empress

“Q represents Queen and country, a nod to Queen Victoria, with a modern twist on royalty. A singular letter, for a very singular space.”

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Le Magasin

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Le Magasin during a recent walk through historic Gastown. Naturally we had to pop in to wander the old shopping arcade.

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The Things You Learn On Holidays

While looking at the impressive facade of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, I noticed this headless statue holding its head and wondered its significance.

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Zefferelli’s Dignified Spaghetti Joint

My boyfriend and I recently enjoyed dinner at Zefferelli’s. We’ve been on a bit of an Italian kick lately. I’m even writing this as leftover pizza reheats in the oven. Not that either of us is complaining, mind you. Italian is definitely one of our favourite cuisines. Each table receives warm bread with garlicky tomato […]

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Plastic Straws

In the last little while I’ve come across establishments announcing that they’re discontinuing using plastic straws. Is this a widespread thing and I’m just not aware?

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Meet You Under The Clock

I’m a proud Vancouverite, born and bred. However, I have never uttered these words – or met anyone at this clock. I didn’t even realise that this was a thing.

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Italian Kitchen

We recently took my boyfriend’s Mother for her birthday dinner at Italian Kitchen. I am the only one who’d eaten there before and, not that I didn’t enjoy the company or my meal (because how could I not?), but I was sooooo excited about dessert that it was a bit of a challenge to remain […]

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Seawall Stroll

On Saturday afternoon I needed fresh air and to get out of the house. So I decided to walk a portion of the seawall, this time starting at Yaletown and walking towards home. I walked along the water taking in the views until I had reached English Bay, which you may remember from my recent […]

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