I heard a term today from one of the local weather stations here in Vancouver. The month of June has been officially dubbed as “June-uary. It’s suppose to be summer but it sure feels like January and it’s becoming a drag. While all this depressing weather is giving me the blues, here are “Three Things” that are keeping a smile on my face:
The sparkle in this Bfrend bracelet by fashion blogger Monika Hibbs from www.thedoctorcloset.com can make any grey day brighter.
Japanese restauranteurs with the successful Miku location in Coal Harbour have opened a sister restaurant in Yaletown called Minami. We went on the very first day of opening and had a wonderful meal full of flavour. Here are some recommends:
The perfect summer salad - Slow Roasted Beets & Fern … more …
After reading the book “Eat Pray Love”, I’ve been wanting to head back to Italy to visit Naples so that I can taste their world renown pizza. Well, since Nicli Antica Pizzeria opened in Gastown, I didn’t have to go far for some authentic Naples pizza. The space is very inviting, crisp and simple with really high ceilings. If it’s busy you can just stand by the bar and have drink before getting seated.
My boyfriend and I started off our meal with the Insalata Mista ($7, mixed greens, roasted garlic, roasted tomatoes & shaved fennel drizzled with our red wine dijon vinaigrette) and Insalata Proscuitto e Rucola ($12, prosciutto, arugula, roasted pear, cambozola, balsamic-fig vinaigrette). Since my partner in crime has a secret love affair with prosciutto he went with the Prosciutto … more …
Well, technically not exactly on the beach but fairly close to water. Sea Monstr Sushi is a new joint that opened up in Gastown by Boneta partners Mark Brand and Alex Usow. Now you don’t have to go far to find some good quality sushi in the G-Town hood.
The space is an efficient 585 square foot with 2 small tables and stool seats at the back and bar seating along the front. No cocktails but they do serve up Sapporo beer on tap. It’s the perfect place to grab a quick bite, it’s not exactly a place to hang out for long periods of time - It’s eat, pay and go. Cash only by the way.
The name just kills me, it’s too darn cute for words. Try saying Sea Monstr Sushi fast … more …
I am becoming a bigger fan of intimate restaurants with warm atmospheres whom serve simple yet mouth watering creations. If you happen to be in the mood for one, I suggest Nook, nestled on Denman Street just off of Robson. They do not take reservations therefore suggesting that you try to get there before 7 pm. I would also suggest going in with 3 other friends so you can share several dishes in one sitting.
You definitely need to try one of their homemade pizzas, (after tasting one, you may want to take one to go). Don’t forget to check out the “Specials” chalk board. I ended up having the “Burrata on Toasted Bread” which was to die for and “Fresh Fig (from a farm in Langley) paired with Prosciutto”. I … more …
Whistler is a short drive from the city and a perfect little weekend getaway for the city slicker. There’s no snow at the base right now but there’s still a lot of fun summer activities to partake in.
STAY: The Adara Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the Village. They offer a trendy and contemporary take on lodging accommodations. They have a beautiful lobby, a cozy fireplace in the lounge and a year round hot tub. It’s the perfect getaway spot for couples. Oh, one more important thing - They are pet friendly.
4122 Village Green
Whistler, British Columbia, V0N 1B4
Toll free: 1.866.502.3272
DO: Would you like to fly with the eagles? You have to book a Ziptrek Eagle Tour. It’s the newest addition to … more …