The Story Behind the Sandwich – Meat City

If you want to build an Empire, Jon Hamesiter-Ries knows that you have to start with a City.   As a long time resident of Vancouver’s West End, Jon has recently launched his flagship Sandwich shop Meat City; a promising start to what should…

August 20, 2015
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Borrow from my Bookshelf, Part 2

August is suddenly here and as usual I’ve spent half of my summer breezing through books. Here are ten more of my favourite novels to bring to the beach: 1. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari – one comedian’s social study on how technology has…

August 14, 2015

Basil Pasta Opens New Location in Kits

If you’re looking for an affordable place to eat with a causal, welcoming atmosphere, Basil Pasta  Bar has finally brought to Kitsilano what you’ve been waiting for: quality, hearty dishes at affordable prices. Located on the corner of Yew Street and York, the second…

August 11, 2015
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The Squamish Valley Music Festival Survival Guide

The Squamish Valley Music Festival takes place every summer in August and for me and my friends, it’s the most magical time of year. There’s just something about the stunning sea-to-sky highway that gets you there, the looming chief mountain that greets you, the…

July 29, 2015
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See You in Seattle

It’s not every day that one of your best mates from Dubai lands a layover in Seattle; so when my friend Maysie asked me if I wanted to come stay with her, I eagerly booked a bus to the Emerald City. One of my…

July 15, 2015
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Birthdays, Part 2

The world is full of so many tiny beautiful things. I woke up this morning to pretty pink lilies, blooming in my room and phone calls from all of my favourite people. The sun is shining, I haven’t stopped smiling and for my old…

July 2, 2015
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Here Today, Gone to Maui

The volcanic, Hawaiian island of Maui is only a five hour flight from YVR so when I was fortunate to find a friend, a flight and four days off – I eagerly packed my bikini and went in search of the sun. Off to Maui…

June 9, 2015

Borrow from my Bookshelf

I devour books. It’s what I do. It’s what I’ve always done since I grew up with two older brothers who loved Mortal Kombat more than colouring and while my Mum worked exhausting night shifts. I didn’t realize until I got older how growing up…

May 27, 2015
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Welcome Back

Hello friends and welcome back to my little space to to wander the world, plan an adventure, find inspiration and now, discover Vancouver. I began this blog about a year ago when I decided to come down from the clouds and leave aviation. It…

May 21, 2015

Eleven Kinds of Coffee

Every morning I walk the eight-block stretch down 4th Avenue through the heart of Kitsilano to my little office on Burrard Street. And every morning when I strut down fourth like the Supermodel that I’m not, I dodge two full on buttery bakeries, three…

May 20, 2015