Greenhorn Espresso Bar

Living in the West End is great for many reasons. It's within walking distance to downtown, there are restaurants galore and modern high-rise developments jostle for space next to pretty heritage buildings. The downside though is the absence of a vibrant café scene with the usual coffee shop chains on every corner and independent businesses in the minority.


A short ferry ride away from Vancouver is the sleepy town of Gibsons located on the Sunshine Coast. Gibsons is home to fishermen and artists, seafood cuisine and spectacular views across the coastline. Life is slower than in cosmopolitan Vancouver, the clouds hang even lower and the ocean air bites. The rain rolls in and out and fishing… Continue reading Gibsons

Escape the rain

It’s winter in Vancouver, it’s raining and the sun has barely made an appearance for weeks. The mighty, coastal mountains are hidden behind thick grey clouds and venturing outside without an umbrella quickly becomes a foolish mistake. I dream of tropical beaches and warmer climates but my reality is Canada, so it’s time to accept the wet weather and… Continue reading Escape the rain