June 21, 2011

Summer Solstice

I decided to celebrate the first day of summer by going to the beach today! There was perfect weather (hot but not too hot) and it was so nice to relax under the sun. I'm lucky to live such a short walk away from this:


What else have been up to lately? Well, in addition to preparing for my impending trip to Europe (in less than 2 weeks!), much of the past month has been occupied by Canucks games and spending time at some favourite food & drink spots around Vancouver.

Catching a game at The Commodore

A whole potato spiraled on a skewer dipped in your choice of topping = heaven on a stick at Night Market in Richmond

I've been obsessed with the white wine sangria at Steamworks

 Japanese tapas at Hapa Izakaya

Patio drinks at The Mill in Coal Harbour

My first time at La Casa Gelato, where there are over 200 different flavours of gelato - including Curry Peanut Butter, Balsamic Vinegar, and Garlic!

Sunday afternoon tea at The T Room

I'm obsessed with Cream of Earl Grey Tea (this tin's from Davids Tea)

29 comments:

  1. The Hurricane potato looks so much thicker & crispier than last years. I can't wait to get my hands on one or 6 this summer.

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  2. @Ashley I am seriously LOL-ing at your comment right now. I totally agree... 1 is simply not enough. 6 is just the right amount! :D

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  3. So jealous you were at the beach today! Great pictures! Nice to see a fellow Vancouverite! ;)

    http://style-love.blogspot.com/

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  4. we are having some gorgeous weather FINALLY! Never tried the hurricane potato chip although I have seen it many years, maybe I will give it a try this year hehe.

    Btw, have fun in Europe!! so envy :)

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  5. So glad you got the tea ball!!!!!

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  6. PS. I had the cream of earl gray at pekoe and did not like it as much. Hrm.

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  7. wish i could have hit up the beach today too... a perfect start for the first day of summer for sure!! thanks for sharing some of your favourite spots in vancouver, it's fun to see where other people like to go!

    xo, allie
    accordingtoallieblog.blogspot.com

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  8. @Chic Escape I know, I've always seen the crazy lines so finally bit the bullet and it was so worth the wait!

    @L Had to get the tea ball! ;)

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  9. Oh yum, I love cream of Earl Grey tea! I love all kinds of tea :)

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  10. what a day! i want (need) one of those potatoes right now! wow!!!

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  11. It looks like you're having a fantastic summer so far!

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  12. Such a lovely post. If only it were summer all year round!

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  13. So much summer love! It's been raining where I am :( Boo! Pretty photos though :)

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  14. so jealous you went to the beach. i need to find time to relax and lay out at the beach! xx

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  15. oh my goodness!! Love, love all of these things, vancouver beaches & I'm obsessed with Hapa Izakaya, the food is SO fabulous there. And how exciting that you are off to Europe, can't wait to hear all about your adventures. I adore Europe it's where I'm from. Hope your day is a fab one. xx veronika

    PS As for the drive through?! Here's the info, Twilight Drive-In, 260th Street & Fraser Highway, Langley

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  16. Did you try the garlic ice cream?! I went two years ago and my bf made me try the kimchi ice cream- I was seriously thisclose to hurling hahaha. Which area do you live in? Point Grey? I'm quite close to the beach too!

    Jen

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  17. ummm... wow. those hurricane potatoes look b.o.m.b! i wouldn't mind the white sangria as well! looks delish!

    i totally laughed when i saw the name for the mango gelato - death by mango. hehehe. i LOVE mangos... yum.

    so glad to see you having a wonderful summer so far :)

    & oh! my RM mac clutch is actually the "moss" color. i want it in all colors... especially the ostrich ones. i'm most positive that the nude/cream one will work great with any outfit though! hope you get it! :)

    xx,
    cins

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  18. Oh my gosh, you're a girl after my own heart! White wine sangria, gelato and the beach are all pretty much my favourite things ever (if you'd added in a photo of nutella I would be showing up on your doorstop!) And the Cream of Earl Grey tea?? I HAVE THAT PHOTO TOO! I was so excited when I picked up my last tin of this heavenly stuff that I snapped a pic, it's the best tea out there!
    Glad to find a kindred spirit! xx

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  19. @GIRL AND CLOSET Ah, I vaguely remember hearing about a drive-in theatre in Langley - thanks for the confirmation!

    @Jen The most "adventurous" flavour I tried was candied ginger & mango. Garlic and kimchi = ewww!! I live in Kits!

    CINDY My bf actually ended up getting the Death by Mango. It was YUMMY!

    @Fifth Sparrow Too funny, we are totally the same!

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  20. David's Tea kicks ass, LOVE :D My favourite so far is Creme Brulee with Long Life oolong coming in at a close 2nd. It tastes and smells like fuzzy peaches candy!! heehee.

    Yum at the gelato and you look so pretty in your photo of you in your hat ^_^

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  21. <3 the color of your toenails

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  22. Oh wow it looks like your having a great time at the moment!

    I hope you got a nice tan at the beach and have a great trip around Europe! I backpacked around 2 years ago and had an amazing time!

    Girl about Town XxX

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  23. Ugh, what I would give to skip the 1 hr drive to the beach and just minutes away :( lucky girl.

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  24. that potato on a stick thing looks crazy but I want to try it! :) Europe trip coming up? You are going to have so much fun!

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  25. the longest curly fries I've ever seen >.<!!!

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  26. Aww pretty pictures :) It's all so summery!

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  27. the photo of you in the hat is so darling!

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  28. So glad you got the tea ball!!!!!

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