Weekend trip - Whistler

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A few mountain bike people Nick had met at a ride last Thursday were heading up to Whistler for the weekend to ride, so Nick & I tagged along. Whistler is really pretty this time of year. There's still snow on the mountains, but the township is sprinkled with colour and there were people everywhere who couldn't quite decide if they were mountain biking or skiing/snowboarding. Turns out Whistler was still open for snow sports as well as being open for mountain bike riding - crazy, considering Canada is only a few days away from summer! 

The first ever black bear we've seen, hanging out by the magic carpet. 
Apparently they plant grass that attracts them here so they 
don't go further into the village for food.   

A dog taxi - filling a niche I was unaware of

Mountain Bikers & Snowboarders
While Nick road his bike I hung around the town feeling a little sorry for myself. It'd be nice to have a friend to hang out with.I took myself off to see Bridesmaids. A very good laugh. See it. But I have been missing home A LOT. Unsure about what I am really doing here. It all feels like it's been a great holiday, but it'd be really nice to go home now. 

Sunday Street Art - Barcelona Doorway Edition

Monday, May 30, 2011

 Many of  the doorways in Barcelona, especially in the old town, are covered with amazing artwork. Makes wondering around the city even more of a pleasure.

Evening run

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A few photos from my evening run the other night for your Saturday morning. We're heading up to Whistler to check it out this weekend. What are you up to? Hope you have a good one.

Frockin' up - Weekly Edition

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Yesterday's frock up was in honour of our visit to the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver. I know very little about the Canadian First Nations so it was really interesting to see the exhibits at the museum and a little bizarre that you could take photos of everything in the museum. Though it seems as though 'no photos' is a very Australian museum/gallery thing. I need to research this further.

 Sunday's Frock up was in honour of us being housebound all day. We went a little stircrazy & decided to head out to the Goyza King.
Jacket - Anthropologie
Top - Urban Ourfitters
Jeans - Bettina Liano
Shoes - Tony Bianco

Shirt - Ben Sherman
Tie - gift
Jeans - Levis
And because I term anything that isn't my Pjs 'frockin up', last Friday's outfit was worn on our excursion to Anthropologie, Main Street & Costco - boy are we exciting people!
Top - H & M
Pants - Gorman
Shoes - Toms


Friday, May 27, 2011

Yesterday I opened the Girl in the Pjs Etsy Shop!  

My sister-in-law & aunt inspired me to do something with my photos & this shop has been a little while in the making. It's so exciting that it's finally open. A big thanks to them for the encouragement & to Nick for his photoshop help!!

In the shop you can purchase postcard sets of my photos, just like the one above. You can say anything with a postcard.

Apartment Buildings

Thursday, May 26, 2011

How cute is this apartment building? I would love to live there, hidden by the vines. It reminds me of something out of a 50s movie.

Deep Cove & Mountain Bike Trails

Yesterday I was feeling really homesick so we ventured out to the house & over to Deep Cove. I had read about Deep Cove on Sadie Designs blog. Deep Cove is a cute little seaside town that seems like it's miles from no where, but is actually a part of Vancouver. It has a few really cute stores including Room 6 - I wanted everything they were selling, but alas I couldn't buy anything with magic beans.
Deep Cove

The 'beach' at Deep Cove. Australia really has beaches sown up.
 Nick then took me to where he goes mountain biking & we walked one of the easier trails. I was skeptical that we'd make it out alive, what with the bears & navigating the trail, but we didn't see a bear & we managed to find the way out. 
 I couldn't get over how green everything was. It reminded me of Kermit.

Main Street Vancouver

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Friday we headed out to Main Street, Mt Pleasant to cruise the hood, scout for furniture & a feed. We found Lucy's diner. A really cute old style diner that had a great burger & milkshake deal - Yum! 
Lucy's Diner

Main Street

Main Street

Main Street (between 3rd & 12th) has a few great cafes and boutiques, well worth checking out if you're in the area.

Frockin' up - Pj Edition

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Top - K-mart
Pj pants -  Peter Alexander
At the moment these are my favourite pjs. Favourite depends on season & week. But fore now these are it. The stripes remind me of licorice allsorts, which I don't particularly like the taste of but I do like the colours. 

Peter Alexander is the King is he not? I miss him in Canada. His latest collection is killer (some collections do bomb, but this one is awesome). He does send via the online store to Canada. I may need to get on this....

Street Art Sunday - Barcelona Edition

Monday, May 23, 2011

I was surprised by the amount of street art in Barcelona. In Berlin you kind of expect it, but I had different visions of Barcelona & was pleasantly surprised. 

Morning run

Sunday, May 22, 2011

A few pics from my morning run. As you can see it was very grey & drizzly this morning, not the brilliant sunshine that we've had the past three mornings when I didn't run. I will be taking full advantage of sunny days in the future!
Second Beach Pool along the sea wall in Stanley Park

Beautiful vines on the Sylvia Hotel

Ikea starts off as a fun outing...

If you follow me on twitter you may know a little about this post. Newly arrived in Vancouver with only a dining table & chairs & no other furniture, nor plates, glasses etc. we headed off to Ikea, mainly to get a bed, but also a few other necessities. Being the good planner I am I made a list of the things we needed & off we went. I promptly left the list at home. But we recovered from this setback and managed to be quite measured in our trip, buying only stuff that we 'needed'. Until we got to the bed. 

Nick decided that we could save on the $69 delivery fee if we tied the mattress to the roof of the car. This way he could use the $69 'saving' toward his new handle bars for his bike. Now I'm all for saving money, but driving 16 odd kms on the freeway with a mattress tied to the roof sounds like a recipe for disaster, but I was willing to be proven wrong. 

Tying the mattress to the roof

And wrong I was, despite a brief pullover on the side of the freeway when the wind caught the front of the mattress, we made it home ok.

We made it home!
The bed pre-assembly

The process

The finished bed
We now have a bed & we 'saved' the $69 delivery fee. Nick was right. 

I hope all you Canadians enjoy your long weekend trips to Ikea & other such places :)

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