The Sea to Sky Highway, British Columbia

The Sea to Sky Highway can get you from Vancouver to Whistler in as little as 2 hours, but there are so many stops and viewpoints along the way that the road trip is justifiably an excursion in itself. Which is exactly what we did: it took us over seven hours from leaving Vancouver to…

Surviving a rainy day in Vancouver

Of which there are many. I didn’t realise quite how wet a city Vancouver was (despite the warnings) until I got here. Having lived in Wellington for the last few years I have developed a strong distaste for the wind, so the rain is actually a welcome change. However, it sure makes getting out and…

Lapping up Vancouver’s outdoors

Now that I’m technically a Vancouver local, I am doing my best to feel like one as quickly as possible. Especially for when people come to stay, I want to make sure I’m giving them my personalised recommendations. Eating out is incredibly expensive, so I have a long list of places where I want to…

Recipe: Bliss Balls

What I love about these little bad boys is that they usually basically the same ingredients I would use to make my muesli, so I nearly always have everything on hand. They are pretty easy to whip up (no-bake is always a plus) and one batch makes a fair few balls for the freeze. I…

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

Being at home in isolation is going to give me so much time to cook, bake and as a result… eat. Can’t have all this delicious food go to waste! It was funny actually, when we did a bigger than usual grocery shop last week, stocking up on all the basics, I think Andy was…

Review: Tuc Craft Kitchen

Anyone paying attention to order of my posts: relax, my visit to the enormously popular Tuc Craft Kitchen took place a few weeks ago, well before congregating in public places was considered a no-go. Andy and I wore extremely fortunate to receive a generous gift voucher for Tuc Craft Kitchen from Andy’s brother Tom, and…

Review: Elysian Coffee

Little did we know that Elysian Coffee would be the last place we ventured to before Corona Virus took over the world. We visited Elysian Coffee in Mt Pleasant as a well earned break after walking the first half of the Vancouver Sea Wall. It coincided with me needing to exchange a ski pole after…

Review: Savio Volpe

I was given a generous gift voucher for Savio Volpe and before I made it there, it was reaffirmed to me by many different people that it was one of their favourite restaurants in Vancouver. I wanted to do something nice for my mum (in return for all the nice things she has done for…

Review: Acorn

For all I’d heard about Acorn, it sure didn’t jump out at me as we walked down Main Street. It is pretty small and only makes itself known by a sign that has a picture of an Acorn. It didn’t matter though – we were looking for it after all, and after checking out the…