I just returned from a quick couple of days in Toronto, where I worked on another fun #Whatsyourstyle/Quelestvotrestyle campaign for Home Sense in partnership with House & Home Magazine. I CANNOT wait to share the final shots with you in early November when the Holiday campaign is live (here’s the Fall campaign). In the meantime, here is a quick recap of our 48 hours in British-Columbia.
Last Friday, Mike and I landed in Vancouver at 9pm. We drove to our friends’ place and immediately passed out (it was midnight in Montreal). We woke up to this view:
I know, gross. I can’t believe that our friends have to put up with this view every day. Thank goodness for curtains.
After a quick bite to eat at Café Medina, we drove the 2.5 hours to Pemberton to attend our friends’ wedding. This was the view for the ceremony:
The weather could have not been more perfect. I actually got a sunburn during the ceremony! My friend Hilary was a breathtaking bride – so relaxed and happy.
Both the bride and groom are chefs so the food was pretty epic. It was warm enough for all of us to eat outdoors, surrounded my mountains. And bears. There was a black bear. He was just hanging out by the parking lot. My initial thought was “let’s just slowly evacuate and re-schedule the wedding” but the locals acted like it was a squirrel and I eventually calmed down. (Until we had to go to our car late at night and I was convinced the bear was just waiting to pounce on us.)
The next morning, we drove back into Vancouver to kill some time before catching our red-eye flight back to Montreal. We parked our car in Stanley Park, took a nap on the beach by English Bay and then had the BEST Chinese food I’ve ever had in my life at Peaceful Restaurant in Kitsilano (as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives). All the chefs at the wedding told us what to order and we listened carefully. Peaceful is known for its Beef Roll, which is essentially a crispy rice flour crêpe filled with hoisin and braised beef. It’s magic in the mouth. The homemade noodles and fresh dumplings also blew my mind and I don’t know if anything else will ever compare.
With our bellies full of Chinese food, we headed for the airport to catch a long flight back to reality.
Goodbye beautiful British-Columbia. I wish you were closer.