Video: Vancouver's Trip Styled Bites, Bevs + Boutiques


[trip style = foodie + urban]

I should feature my hometown of Vancouver, BC more than I do. After all, it's constantly voted one the world's top cities. But alas, this is a travel blog, so I'm often wooed by what's afar versus near. Today this changes.  

Two months ago, my friend and fellow travel aficionado, TravelwithKate, visited Vancouver. As an accomplished videographer {and a fellow Expedia Viewfinder} with a penchant for uber-local travel, we hit the town and she made a video

Given our mutual love of food, drinks and shopping, we consumed croissants, clothes, coffee and craft brews at my go-to cafes and shops throughout the Glass City. Here's the play-by-play: 

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Featured Shops + Cafes {in order of appearance}

Beaucoup Bakery
Go here for Vancouver's best baking rolled and meticulously prepared in a white marble-clad space. Whatever you do, make sure you order a peanut butter sandwich cookiemy food nirvana. Address: 2150 Fir St, Vancouver, BC V6J 3B5

Oliver & Lilly’s
Just a one-minute walk from Beaucoup Bakery, stop by this gallery-like boutique for Clare Vivier bags, classic-meets-on-trend pieces from Heidi Merrick and a conversation with gracious store owner, LeighannAddress: 1575 W 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6H 3G1

Board of Trade Co.
A seven-minute cab or 20-minute bus ride from Oliver & Lilly's, find Board of Trade Co. on the outskirts of Vancouver's historic Chinatown and the forefront of Vancouver fashion. Here, score killer basics for guys and gals and browse the store's own label, Priority of Ten. Address: 227 Union Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2B2

Charlie & Lee
Located directly beside Board of Trade Co., Charlie & Lee is a hang-out-worthy shop full of wares for ladies and gents like Filson Luggage, Karen Walker sunglasses and a stunning selection of jewelry. Address: 223 Union St, Vancouver, BC V6A 2B2

Vincent Park
Run by the loveliest sisters in townwho special-order sizes and styles when you need 'em—Vincent Park carries everyday lifestyle pieces that have become my wardrobe staples; think Cheap Monday denim, Jeffrey Campbell shoes and Super sunglasses. Address: 4278 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5V 3P9

33 Acres Brewing Co.
About 20 blocks north of Vincent Park, 33 Acres is a triple-threat sporting a white-washed space worthy of a Kinfolk photoshoot, craft brews and a menu featuring food collabs with my happy-place cafes all over the city (Matchstick Coffee Roasters, Nelson the Seagull, Bestie, etc.}. Address: 15 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1M8

*Google Maps link for all locations listed

[Photo and video via TravelwithKate]