Review: Bonjour Vietnam

Ever since the first day Andy and I walked down Fraser Street, we wanted to visit Bonjour Vietnam. It has to have one of the coolest interiors I have ever seen. There are flowers all over the roof, lanterns, flamingo wall paper, black and white checkered floor… no part of the restaurant has been forgotten,…

Review: Flourist

When we moved to East Vancouver, Flourist was one of the few cafes that was already on my radar. They sell the ‘best ever chocolate chip cookie’ so naturally, I had already scoped it out. We had tried to go once before, when we still lived in the West End, but we were walking from…

Review: Ubuntu Canteen

Ubuntu Canteen is hard to miss. Its exterior is painted a bright sunshine yellow and the shelves in the window are packed with freshly baked loaves of bread. There is usually people milling about outside, or forming a line as they wait in the queue. While I think the quality of the bread and other…

Review: Heritage Asian Eatery

Heritage first came to my attention following one Vancouver’s Dine Out Festivals, where I saw that Heritage was offering a $15 special. No bargain gets past me, so after checking out their menu and reviews I was pretty keen to visit! The annoying thing about their downtown location is that they always only seem to…

Review: Say Mercy

Moving to a new neighbourhood always has the excitement of bringing it with new local eateries to try. I had never really noticed Say Mercy in all of our jaunts up Fraser Street, expect for the fact that it has a patio down a side street which backs onto a public plaza, making it often…

Camping in the snow

When I booked a tent pad back in April for Elfin Lakes at the end of June, never in a million years did I think we could be hiking in the snow. As the start of June came and went, it became very apparent that unless something drastic happened, we would certainly be hiking in…

Let’s get the ball rolling

Hello! Remember me? Yes, it has been a verrrrrry long time coming, but a lot has been happening here and finally I have found the motivation to start writing again. 2021 in Vancouver started pretty poorly: Covid-19 case numbers just kept on rising, despite the numerous prevention measures we supposedly had in place. April and…

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…

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…

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…