Vancouver B.C. Day 2
While in Vancouver, we tried to pack as much into the two days since our actual anniversary was on a Monday. Our friends in Vancouver sent us an impressive list of places we needed to try while there, although we couldn’t really make a dent in the list! Luckily we don’t live too far – so another trip is coming very soon. You have already seen all that we did the day before, so it’s time to bring you day two…
Brady and I love our morning coffee and tea, it’s just a great time to relax for the day and share a few smiles so we stopped in at The Last Crumb Bakery! It was a bit rainy so we took our time. Brady got his usual Americano and I got their black tea, Lady London. This place is adorned with tea cups on the walls upstairs and also makes every bakery item by hand – you can taste the difference and it’s delightful! Since we had a full day ahead we took our drinks and headed to Stanley Park, located right outside of downtown surrounded by the English Bay and Vancouver Harbour. We got to see an incredible view of the skyline over the water. It was still overcast (nothing we aren’t used to living in Seattle) but the temperature was really nice, especially with a good cup of tea in hand.
After we got our fill of coffee we headed to one of my favorite places in Vancouver – Granville Island. We came here a few months back and our friends in Vancouver showed off their gorgeous city and this Granville Island gem – of course I fell in love! First we popped into The Sand Bar for a later brunch. I had Eggs Benedict for the first time in years, it was like trying it for the first time and I loved it. That pink drink you see in the photos was there Kir Royale, first one I’d ever had, and while it was delicious – mimosa still holds the crown for me!
After brunch we wandered around Granville Island for a few hours. Since our first anniversary was the next day, we decided to make a few stops to different vendors and pick up a few items for a cheese spread we were planning to enjoy, at midnight, with a gorgeous bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon that was gift to us at our wedding. We found some Grana Padano, Fresh Mozzarella, Chocolate Mousse, freshly made baguettes, varying meats, and some light fruits to take back with us.
After freshening up at the hotel before dinner, we walked through the city to a local tequila bar called, The Pawn Shop! The vibe is very dark L.A. and I am obsessed. I’d love to have access to their spotify account or whatever they’re using because they’re playing the best music! Their happy hour is also insane – $1 Tacos (which are amazing), and $5 spiked slushes (these are really just like a rum and coke with a dollop of slushed ice on top). Brady went with his classic Rum and Coke Slush and I got their Rye Ginger Ale with Lime Slush and it is easily one of the best drinks I’ve ever had – super simple too! They also do themed days: Wakeeta Wednesdays and Narcos Thursdays. If you like tacos, LA, and good drinks while listening to Drake’s latest album – then please go here.