Well our first week in beautiful Canada is drawing to a close. And what a week it has been – filled with so much fun, constant laughter, amazing ambience and the best company ever. South Granville is a trendy and energetic neighbourhood that boasts warm coffee shops on every corner, amazing art stores and maple tree lined streets. Here lies a vibrant little condo which we will call home for the first two weeks in this country.
Autumn is a such a magical time of year in Vancouver. The red, gold and purple maple trees that line the streets are loosing their leaves, the smell of delicious warm treats like pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice lattes fill the air and holiday cheer is everywhere due to Thanksgiving (which has been) and Halloween (yet to come).
Vancouver has been under a thick blanket of mist and fog since our arrival last Friday but today we saw our first rays of glorious sunshine. During our first days in Vancouver, we have visited neighborhoods like cool, artsy Kitslano and vibrant, energetic Downtown, we rode bikes around the completely stunning Stanley Park and absorbed the cafe lifestyle by visiting Blenz and Starbucks Coffee Houses whenever the opportunity arises. We also ventured onto Granville Island and discovered some amazing fresh food grocers selling the most delicious local raspberries and strawberries by the pound (literally!). Oh and we bought a car, which was a bit of a whirlwind but pretty amazing at the same time. There is so much left on the agenda and so many more amazing experiences to come. Miss you all at home and hope you are well.
From South Granville Vancouver, with love xo
(Pictures from the top: our neighbourhood of South Granville, a glimpse of the city and Granville Island from Granville Bridge, the quintessential freshly fallen red maple leaf, autumn colours, Granville Island sea wall, city reflections, Tyrone atop Granville Island, the fog keeps on rolling in, sunshine over Stanley Park, maple trees (I may be slightly obsessed!), city view from Stanley Park sea wall, Tyrone and the North Shore Mountains, the picturesque Beaver Lake and a glimpse of our little gem of a condo!)