Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ooot and Abooot in Vancouver

One of the perks of living in the Pacific Northwest is that it's just a stones throw away from the Canadian border. Years ago when I first visited Vancouver, I wasn't that impressed. But as I've spent more and more time there, it's become one of my most favorite cities in the world. It has everything...unique architecture, great urban planning, water everywhere, diverse people, and fantastic food, which only comes as a close second to San Francisco cuisine.

Lots of walking this time around. We did not have our four legged toddler with us, so we were able to cruise a lot more quickly. Took an awesome stroll around Yaletown and stopped in some cool shops. One of my favorites is The Cross Design. This boutique exudes a shabby chic, meets Louis XV, meets Tinkerbell vibe. Now that I'm older and gravitate toward a more modern design aesthetic, I can't really say I would buy many of the items there. But it's just so much eye candy that you can't help but touch things.

Like our other trips to Vancouver, our main goal was food and food. Of course, we stopped by our favorite sushi place, Kadoya, twice in less than 24 hours. I think every time we've been to Vancouver this year, we've managed to go to Kadoya multiple times. We hit India Bistro, also located in Davie Village and on the way back home, stopped in Richmond and raided the shelves of Kings' Bakery for some oh-so-yummy to-go treats. It was a great Memorial weekend.

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