Hey, sunny Saturday, good to see you! After the week of rain we had, it was beautiful to be able to see sunny skies, and while the yoga studio was calling, I went for a moochy pooch on The Drive instead.
The Drive, for all you non-Vancouverites, is the mecca for hipsters and shopping. For me, it’s a dangerous place to be with my credit card. Today I popped into The Barefoot Contessa and nearly bankrupted myself. Visions of pretty dresses dance in my head.
East Van believes! And the sun obliged.
JJ Bean, if hipsters had a mothership, this would be it. The baristas are adorable peeps with fun hats and sweet smiles. Everyone working here has a quirky haircut, big black framed glassed and tattoos everywhere. They are nice though, not at all as douchey as the ones on Main, and they make a damn good coffee. And chocolate chip zucchini muffins. This branch has great seating, including some bar seats that wrap around vintage machines, helpful for having a chat, if you could engage a hipster. On the downside, as I was trying to chill out, a crazy homeless lady came in and had a bit of a scene. Oh Vancouver.
Behold, Dutch Girl Chocolates. Uh oh, this place could get me in trouble. As I stood snapping this picture, a random creepo stopped to say I looked beautiful and did I want my picture taken. Hand my iPhone to a passing stranger? I’d rather cut my arm off.
Love the inside of DGC, lots of old fashioned sweets, jar of candies and artisan chocolates.
What I love about The Drive is all the seating outside cafes and bars, they really encourage the community vibe of the area. #EastVanLove
I love polka dots. And going out without a coat. Woot for summa, bitches!