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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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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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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Remembrance Day

We arrived for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square a little later than I would have liked. This meant we were further away from the action and couldn’t see anything. Le sigh. <!–more–> But the fact that there were so many people made me happy. It’s important that the community comes together to recognise […]

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King Edward VII Fountain

This heritage monument was commissioned in 1912, dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII. It originally included bronze cups on chains, but they were taken by thieves and never replaced. Edward VII was the eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Known for the […]

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Rice Lake

Yesterday marked the end of daylight savings time here in Vancouver. A precious extra hour over the weekend is akin to winning the lottery. Very exciting time! Not only that, but the rain finally stopped and we awoke to beautiful blue skies and sunshine. My heart was singing!

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