When I was in junior high, I was dying to get contacts. I thought glasses were clunky, and an immediate indication of your nerd level. But after years of wearing soft lenses 7 days/week, I’ve learned to love and look forward to those few days a week where I just let my eyes breathe.
Here’s an outfit I wore with my deep brown wayfarer frames and comfy plaid flannel shirt.
After my initial post on Breka Cafe, I was contacted by head pastry chef Ann Cao to come in for a private tasting. As a previously impressed patron, I was happy to oblige.
We met, and chatted over a lovely lunch of smoked meat paninis and fresh fruit with granola topped yogurt. The granola is actually made in house, and I’m told it’s frequently asked for by customers who’d like to purchase a whole bag (which sadly, they do not offer at the moment).
I’ve recently fallen in love with the loose high top knot. It’s just such an easy and effortless way to pull your hair into something presentable but still chic. Not as polished as a classic bun, but looks great and takes only minutes to do.
During the holidays, I was approached by Salon Haze to come check out their fairly new West Broadway salon. They invited me for a complimentary hair service to review on my blog. Since I wasn’t looking to get my hair cut or colored, I opted to try their keratin smoothing treatment.
If I had to commit myself to one sandwich for the rest of my life, it would hands down be the Vietnamese bánh mì. It just has such a perfect blend of flavors and textures- sweet, sour, salty and spicy and all layered into one demi-baguette of deliciousness.
DD Mau is a small Yaletown based sandwich shop that’s taken a modern spin on the classic tradition soaked bánh mì. Think Ba Le meets Gastown’s Meat & Bread. I wanted to try out their fusion styled subs to see how they compare to their conventional counterpart.
Channeling my inner Lana Del Rey for my first ever tutorial on the blog.
I’ve been meaning to create this tutorial for a while, and finally got around to it.
Sifting through the countless tutorials online, I found that most can actually be quite complex and time-consuming. But with some trial and error, I’ve found a really quick + simple way to efficiently create beautiful floral crowns.
One thing I love about Vancouver in comparison to Edmonton is the availability of 24 hours cafes and restaurants. You’d be hard pressed to find a good place for a late night snack or coffee around where I grew up. I myself am a self confessed night owl, so I was delighted to find that Vancouver has quite a few offerings for round-the-clock joints.
One that I recently discovered is the Breka Bakery & Cafe just off Robson and Thurlow.