Review: Nook

Oooooooh yes. One of Vancouver’s most beloved Italian spots, Nook actually has several restaurants around Vancouver. Ironically, the OG store is a teeny tiny restaurant around the corner from our house (you can see how its name originated) but it was never the West End restaurant that caught our eye. I think the pandemic caused…

How it feels to live abroad during a pandemic

December 2019: Holy smokes it felt good to touch down in Vancouver. Andy and I had been travelling for over 8 months, and ever since South America, it wasn’t exactly the smoothest ride. It was such a relief to arrive in a country where we could speak English, we had an actual apartment to sleep…

Vancouver’s local mountains

What better place to start for some local insight than by introducing Vancouver’s local mountains? Vancouver is one of the few cities I have been in the world where the city’s somewhat striking skyline is further graced by a backdrop of snow-capped mountains. Enhance this vision by inserting a body of water in the foreground…

The Recollection Diaries: Dubai

My recollection Strongest memory: Catching the bus from near our hotel along the waterfront to the famous Burj Al Arab hotel (the one that looks like a giant sail). The scenery was unlike anything I’d ever ever seen before – every building was either wickedly flash or incredibly dilapidated, and the entire landscape was basically…

2021: a shift in focus

Alright friends. It is well and truly 2021 and finally 2020 can be considered a thing of the past. Done and dusted. Put to bed. Unfortunately Covid-19 is still very real and I suspect that we will all be feeling the implications for a while to come. The restrictions in Canada vary by province, and…

The Recollection Diaries: Turkey

My recollection Strongest memory: We had timed our trip to Istanbul to coincide with my friend Belinda, who was visiting from New York. We had put off booking a Gallipoli tour as we weren’t yet sure whether it was going to be an overnight trip, which was dependent on what Binz and her friend Charlotte…

Review: Fergies

What a view right? This was the exact view we had as we tucked into our yummy breakfasts when we visited Fergies a few weeks back. I have been wanting to go to Fergies for such a long time, but a fire early last year caused it close down for renovations and then the pandemic…

Review: La Cantina Tacos

Due to provincial guidelines (in relation to the pandemic) our ski trip had been cancelled and then cancelled again. We decided to lower our bar, opting to ski locally at Whistler, rather than continuing to try and get to the interior of BC. We had a glorious three days of skiing in Whistler, plus we…

Review: Nightingale

They say first impressions last a lifetime and in this case, they weren’t wrong. I had only heard good things. One of my (fancier) colleagues frequents Nightingale often and always has wonderful things to say. It’s pretty inconspicuous, despite right down town. The name of the restaurant is etched into the building in a majestic…

Review: Anh and Chi

As Main Street frequenters, Anh and Chi has never gone unnoticed. It’s hard to miss, not just because it is considerably large and long, but also because it is situated in basically the only bend in the road on the whole of Main Street. It provides us with a point of reference every time we…