It's been so cold and rainy the past few days/weeks, I can't help but reminiscent the better weather days. During the summer, two of my good friends took me to Tap & Barrel in the Olympic Village area.
Original Rock Salt & House Mustard Jumbo Pretzel with Beer & Cheddar Fondue add-on
I have never been to the Vancouver Art Gallery before this night. I have walked by it many many times and been inside once (to wait for a friend), but never paid a proper visit.
It wasn't one of those typical nights where you just finish work and go home. It was rather exciting to have something to look forward to! Plus, I was glad to have done this with one of my lifelong friends.
For those of you who know me, you'd probably guess sooner or later I would write about Earnest Ice cream.
When I travelled Europe, I fell deeply in love with Mövenpick's Swiss Chocolate flavour ice cream. Normally in Canada, I love a good almond and chocolate coated Magnum ice cream bar.
These were all before Earnest came into my life.
I've only been to Italy once in my life, but have not had the chance to enjoy a true Italian tiramisu nor an authentic non-Starbucks cup of coffee there (I didn't care about food as much then, but more on the architecture, landscape etc. Now is when regret kicks in). I'll ensure it doesn't happen the many next times I visit Italia.
For now, I have to share the Vancouver-made tiramisu (by true Italians of course) that surprised me. It is at a family-owned restaurant called the Italian Touch.
Before the departure, I figured it was probably worth while to hunt down the most beautiful places in my hometown. Just because I am leaving, doesn't mean I'll love Vancouver less. I want to tell everyone I meet:
"Look! I'm from this beautiful place!"
(With my nose high up in the air.)
How about let's start with the BEST places to view a Vancouver sunset?
I know...I'm so lame, but it's a dedication to Hedley (a rockband based in BC, Canada and I love them)!
Ever since one of my recent visits to London (in 2012), I have been in search for somewhere to see a gorgeous 360 degree night view of the city. What has come close is this good view from the 38th floor of the Heron Tower near Liverpool Station. (The elevator lights change colours!)
Having been a Vancouverite, I'm not going to lie about how picky a foodie I am. Once I mentioned I'm relocating to London, I immediately got asked about the food there. Last week in London, I pretty much didn't eat for two days, ate burgers for three days and drank wine/gin and tonic for dinner for the remainder...(how do Londoners replace dinner with alcohol?)
Okay, I admit that I had macarons from Laduree and Pierre Herme and ice cream from Godiva on the same day...but this could only happen in London (and Paris, maybe Tokyo) so I had to!