vancouver is for lovers

January 5, 2010

I just spent ten amazing days in Vancouver for Christmas and New Years and man, did I eat. That above, by the way, was my view as I ran down to Kitsilano Beach from my friend’s apartment one day. Ridiculous.

It started with Christmas dinner for seven at my friend’s apartment:


And it basically never stopped after that. I haven’t eaten so much meat in a long time. My friend is an amazing host and many a morning a sight like this greeted us upon waking:

wholewheat toast, scrambled eggs, prosciutto


I ate some of the greatest sushi ever at a place called the eatery. Go there if you’re ever in Vancouver.

And to solidify my feelings that Vancouver is truly for (food) lovers? Granville Island Market:





As if the market wasn’t enough, Granville Island also has several micro breweries. When you’re on vacation it’s kind of essential to get eight-beer sampler flights…I’m just sayin’.

And what trip to Canada would be complete without a bowl of hot, steamy, cheese-curdy, deliciously gravy-drenched poutine? None.

It was a great, action-packed trip full of hiking, walking, eating, drinking, hockey-watching and quality best friend time. But I’m still glad to be home and glad to be back blogging – see you soon!

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Holly January 5, 2010 at 10:25 pm

effff i just left perhaps the best comment ever, and it didn't work. today is NOT my day.

I MISSED YOU!!!!

i am so glad you had a wonderful vacay in vancouver, were able to see your friend, relax, eat yummy food and do the dayum thang. i have totally wanted to go to vancouver for forever, so i am definitely hitting you up for some travel advice.

mmmmmmm to everything in the granville market! those fresh berries are making me crave summer like no other (that and these horrid temps).

LOVE YOUUUUU

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jesslikesithot January 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Omg! The pancakes, the eggs and all that toast look sooooooo good!!

Glad to have you back girl!!! That trip sounds amazing though–eating, hiking and drinking. Can't get any better than that! ;)

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Jennifer January 6, 2010 at 12:39 am

Great recap! I've got to make my way off the Island more often and get over there…the eatery sounds fantastic!

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brandi January 6, 2010 at 8:57 am

looks like the perfect vacation! markets, big breakfasts, and microbreweries – sounds right up my alley :)

glad you're back safely!

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ohonemorething January 6, 2010 at 9:53 am

Girrrrl!!! Where have you been all my life! As soon as I saw that you commented I went over to your blog to see if you had a new post. I haven't even read the comment yet. Vancouver sounds and looks like it was so much fun. Even the air looks so clean :D I love staying at a place with a wonderful host. And that market! I love markets and I love their signs.. it just instantly makes things better I don't know why lol. And it looks like you found the motherload of all kinds of condiments!!!! Did you take any pictures while hiking? I'm so glad you're back and that you're doing well! I hope the new year is treating you fabulously gorgeous lady :D

XOXOXO now don't disappear on us again, ok?

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Food Makes Fun Fuel January 6, 2010 at 10:20 am

Your vacation looks delicious! Glad you had fun :-)

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christina MINDFUL LIVING January 6, 2010 at 12:03 pm

yay she is back!! I love those shots of the fruit…so pretty! you must have a pretty awesome camera- or you are just great at taking photos because ALL of your photos are all so so awesome. glad you had a good time!

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Jen (Running With Cake) January 6, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Welcome back! Thanks for all your tips about Vancouver. I'm going there this October/November for 10 days and can't wait!

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Katie January 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Dang! What an amazing spread of yummy things…I love the fruit picture, it looks so enticing. Reminds me of summer….ahhh 6 more months.

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allijag January 6, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I like that Christmas dinner involved Barefoot wine – that makes me happy! :)

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Jenny January 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm

fooooooooood. I am definitely making it a point to go to Vancouver now :) care to join?!

welcome back, lovely! xo

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Michal January 6, 2010 at 9:18 pm

welcome back! vancouver looks lovely :)

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Erin January 7, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Vancouver is wonderful! Looks like you had a blast. Great lookin fries, too.

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Leianna January 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Glad you are back and I'm jealous of your vacay to Vancouver. I've been to Ontario and loved it. Going to Seattle soon too so maybe I'll hop over to Canada! Beacause all those eats looks delish and amazing!

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Meredith (Pursuing Balance) January 7, 2010 at 7:08 pm

I'm glad you had such a lovely holiday!

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Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) January 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Vancouver was just featured in this month's issue of Bon Appetit magazine and they have a recipe for poutine! Your authentic version looks quite delicious :-)

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