Yaletown + Around
Jeff’s dad was visiting from the east coast + the three of us had a downtown Vancouver kind of day!
Lots of fashionable boutiques, restaurants + businesses make for great way to idle your time in Yaletown. I haven’t had the chance to explore it much, so lunch in Yaletown sounded like a fun idea! I love the old industrial brick buildings, it reminds me a lot of a street in downtown Los Angeles close to where I used to live.
We popped in a couple shops. Jeff needs an old school, classic shaped flat cap! He has a bunch of modern, weird shaped ones that I HATE with a passion!!! I’m pretty particular + opinionated in case you haven’t noticed.
Jeff + dad in front of The Flying Pig. There’s also a location in Gastown! So hungry!
Don’t be concerned about the emptiness of the restaurant! It was really bustling when we arrived – full of stylish fashionable people + ladies who lunch. I was able to grab pics when rush hour was over.
The Flying Pig was recommended to me by my fabulous foodie friend, Kim! We met in costumes in Los Angeles + she is stylish, sassy + funny as hell! Check out her blog According to Kim to see her pics of major drool worthy food porn, fashion + glamorous fun! Here we are together in the good old days on the set of a film.
And no, we aren’t taking selfies in a gross bathroom – it’s a SET of a bathroom! A faux bathroom! Is Kim not the cutest? I call her my Chinese Betty Boop. Miss you Kimmie!
Brian treated us for lunch – thank you Brian!!! So with bellies full we departed Yaletown + went off to search for a museum to visit!
The Vancouver Art Gallery was opened so we had a quick looky loo.
A couple floors were closed due to new exhibits being installed. But we all really enjoyed the Kimsooja exhibit that was open. A conceptual + performance artist of Korean heritage her art challenges identity, the human body + it’s relationship to the world expressed through textiles, fabric + video. That’s a total oversimplification but I don’t know how else to explain it when I’m being distracted from my husband singing Frank Zappa’s “Valley Girl” at me very loudly while I’m trying to type.
It was a nice visit with Jeff’s dad! There is much more exploration of downtown Vancouver to be had, but until then au revoir mes amis!