Here are a few photos from my recent trip to Vancouver. As I mentioned in the last post, I adore the city. I was able to explore Vancouver during a trip earlier this year seen here and here and going back last week was a treat. Some of my favorite things about the area are the water and port city feel, intimate shops, especially the home decor ones, its greenery (though due to lots of rain) and modern clean aesthetics in its hotels and restaurants.
Views from a walk along the seawall.
A vintage inspired hat shop in Yaletown.
A sign of spring: vibrant tulips in bloom.
I loved the modern light fixtures in this home decor boutique.
The cozy spot I couldn’t get away from inside my Opus Hotel room.
I spent most of last week in Vancouver for work. It was my second trip there in the last two months and I have developed a serious crush on the city (the relationship progressed quickly given its similarities to San Francisco where I grew up). While I toyed with the idea of packing up my bags and heading back for good, I was too happy to come home to warm sunny weather.
A striped shirt and leopard pumps feel classic, preppy and fun. The shirt is one of my staples as it can be worn many different ways as seen with a sheer skirt here and boyfriend jeans here. These leopard heels have quickly become a new favorite of mine as they are just as versatile (also worn here).
Striped shirt: Gap, jeans: Cheap Monday, belt: H&M, embellished bag: c/o Juicy Couture, leopard heels: Sam Edelman, leaf bracelet: Banana Republic, rings: Suzanne Felsen (cocktail), Ariel Gordon (knot band).
When we were in Vancouver a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and I spent a full day walking around the city to explore downtown. I immediately felt at home there. Vancouver reminded me of San Francisco, both walkable port cities with unique neighborhoods and hidden gems tucked away on every few blocks.
While we enjoyed the neighborhood of Yaletown, Gastown was far and away our favorite. Gastown has quaint brick-lined roads and buildings, cute little cafes, cool bars and amazing boutiques. I stopped by nearly every shop window to ogle over what was inside.
The sign says it perfectly – these skirts are all party with their flippy shape, mini cut and metallic sheen.
The coolest light fixture/chandelier (it was actually an art piece in a small gallery). We are looking forward to recreating a slightly more sophisticated version of this for home.
I adored everything in this retro-inspired modern home decor shop unique to Gastown.
A vintage boutique with sequined, feminine frocks.
A cute coffee shop with lovely light fixtures, brick walls and a shabby chic garland hanging in the window.