Sharing some design inspiration from my recent trip back "home" to Vancouver. Visiting one's hometown is hardly considered adventure traveling, so it is especially thrilling to discover new places! One such place was Tacofino in Gastown, which I happened upon after admiring its breeze block patio from Trounce Alley. What started off as a food truck, has expanded into a gorgeous restaurant that still serves up delicious tacos at take away prices. Loved the endless white bar stools and the gorgeous floor tile that extended up the bar.
Another pretty spot was the Homer Street Cafe. Apart from a scrummy sandwich made from their in-house rotisserie chicken, the interiors felt like you had escaped to Europe on your lunch break! Highlights included square subway tile, industrial lighting, and the narrow "windows over the windows" (architecture-speak!) which added light to the space.
I had visited Heirloom Vegetarian last trip, so had to swing by for not one, but two visits. Don't let the "vegetarian" in the title fool you, this food is so good you will forget it doesn't include meat! Menu options include both vegetarian and vegan options for those with dietary restrictions. You no longer have to sacrifice style for taste!
Other highlights included visiting the Art Deco Marine Building on Burrard Street, the Douglas Coupland Digital Orca at Coal Harbour, exploring Gastown's back alleys, and long sunshine-y summer days.