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...
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.
Where To Shop //
Best Coffee //
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 //
Photos 1, 3, 4, and 6 by Aaron Pinkston
Photos 2 and 5 via Lonely Planet