Hi West Enders!
10:00am Robson and Bidwell
Found these stunning red anemones at the Windsor Market on Robson. Mother Nature, you are my favourite artist.
11:15am Denman and Pendrell
With Halloween just around the corner, putting together a wicked costume is a top priority. If you are on the hunt, Kimprints Custom Framing & Gifts has a selection of hilarious and gruesome masks to choose from. My model here is sporting the Elvis forehead, but there are many more to choose from including the Bowie forehead – my personal favourite.
11:45am Denman and Davie
My goodness! Celebrating the work day halfway mark with a sweet treat from Cupcakes. This beautiful autumn day is now complete.
2:30pm Davie and Bute
Many afternoons have been spent combing Garden Health‘s shelves in fascination and getting a real education from staff and Susan, the lovely owner. Essential oils, tinctures, natural food products, loose teas, vitamins galore. Nourishing and peaceful atmosphere. I feel healthier just being there!
4:15pm Davie and Bute
Where to next? How about the European Delicatessen on Davie and Bute. I usually load up on the ingredients that inspire me to get creative and cook: cardamon, cinnamon, rose water, saffron. I also discovered they sell whole wheat pizza dough! Perfect when I need to cut a couple corners on a rainy evening.
5:30pm Denman and Nelson
For the exotic nuts and seeds connoisseur, Ayoub’s Dried Fruits & Nuts is an eye bedazzling paradise. So many shiny pods, so many flavours to choose from! I recommend the lime & saffron cashews – perfect way to spice up your salads.
At night, the storefront lighting on Denman reminds me of a futuristic sci-fi movie, something Ridley Scott might dream up. And then there’s that giant, unblinking eye staring out of English Bay Eyeworx. I wonder what it’s thinking?