On The Road // Vancouver

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Our vacations of summers past used to include far flung destinations on different continents where it was best to avoid street meat and few people spoke english.  Fast-forward to life with a toddler and a growing business and our vacations have become a lot more domestic!   Two weeks ago, though, I found myself in Vancouver styling a shoot for Ergobaby– which is such a beautiful brand inside and out, by the way.  I can’t recommend them enough! It may not feel super exotic, but, for the record, you do need a passport and it is such a gorgeous city!  I visited there once before, 3 years ago and was reminded this time around just how much I love this city.  Even despite 10 hour shoot days  it still managed to feel like a little getaway.  A couple of you mentioned on Instagram that you’re planning trips there, so I thought I would share some of my favorite places…

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Where to Stay //

We stayed at The Four Seasons this trip and it was great.  The service is totally unbeatable which is especially important when traveling for work.  When Aaron and I were there a few years ago we stayed at the Shangri-La which I would also really recommend.  It’s a bit more design-y than the Four Seasons, but the rooms are also smaller.  The location of both, though, is great!  Lastly, I have heard great things about Hotel Georgia.  I’ve never personally stayed there, but I have a friend who swears by it!  Apparently they have a fragrance concierge and apparently that’s all it takes these days to peak my interest.

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Where To Shop //

For clothing: One of a Few, Oak + Fort, The Block,  and EgoCloset For cool home stores: Old Faithful, Parliament, and Orling & Wu

Best Coffee //

Revolver and Timbertrain

Restaurants //

Meat and Bread (the best pork sandwich!) / Jules Bistro (delicious french!) / PiDGin (japanese tapas and so delicious!) / L’abattoir (yummy and fancy!) / Catch 122 (for a yummy breakfast or brunch– try the kale chorizo bowl)

What To Do //

The Sideways Forest (pictured above) / Outdoor art exhibit (pictured above) / Grouse Grind / Bike Stanley Park / Spin Class at Ride Cycle Club

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Photos 1, 3, 4, and 6 by Aaron Pinkston

Photos 2 and 5 via Lonely Planet

  1. Glad you had a great time in my neck of the woods! Next time travel a little North to Squamish and hike the Cheif/ Gondola for an even better outdoor experience. And if you have a little more time, check out Whistler. Both cities are just 35-45 mins apart and so worth it! Happy travels

  2. Vancouver is still one of my favorite family vacation spots. Not sure if you went there or not, but your last picture I believe is the suspension bridge at Lynn Canyon Park? Cliff jumping into the icy cold canyon waters can’t be beat! Thanks so much for sharing your trip! Brought back great memories 🙂

    -Annie

  3. Nice…great shots!!!