Paige and I have posted massive amounts about our adventures in California, but by the time we got to Vancouver to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family we were so exhausted that we suddenly found it much harder to make time to take photos. I'm from Vancouver originally, so it was such a fun experience to show Paige all of my favourite places around the city, and I figured it only made sense to share those same picks with all of you too, in the form of a Vancouver guide. From sweet bakeries to adorable independent boutiques, we've got every corner of the city covered!
Rosemary Rocksalt // Named for their most well-known flavour, this Montreal-style bagel shop is perfect for a quick lunch, or if you're craving a bag of unbelievably fresh bagels to take home (or in our case, on the plane)
Cafe Medina // The best brunch in Vancouver, hands down! Make sure you try the lavender lattes, white chocolate pistachio rose hot cocoa, waffles with salted caramel sauce… okay no, just try everything!
49th Parallel and Lucky's Donuts // What could be better than hot organic coffee and delicious donuts made fresh on-site? 49th Parallel is one of my favourite Vancouver coffee shops, and their Creme Brûlée donut is seriously life changing.
One of a Few // Located in Gastown, Vancouver's super cute cobblestone neighbourhood, OOAF is one of my absolute favourite places to buy clothing. The carry brands like Base Range and Rachel Comey, and there's always an unexpected treasure or two lurking in the racks.
Sweet Bake Shop // On top of having one of the prettiest Instagram accounts like, ever, Sweet Bake Shop offers a series of unbelievable macarons, cupcakes, and the cutest little cake themed housewares you ever did see. It's tempting not to spend every day snacking in here whenever I visit Vancouver.
Beta 5 // A specialty chocolate shop with all sorts of amazing seasonal specials. Think layered desserts in a jar, mysterious cream puffs, gold flecked chocolate bars and chocolate terrariums complete with chocolate moss and plants!
The Cross // If you love Tocca, Rifle Paper Co., gold, stationary and or/sparkly things, this is the decor shop of your dreams. Filled with magical treasures and furniture fit for a queen, The Cross is a truly a gem.
Earnest Ice Cream // Artisan ice cream with seasonal flavours like "Pumpkin Pie" sold in pretty glass mason jars- need we say more?