April 27th, 2013. Spring Break In The City!

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 

 

Good morning, Vancouver! It’s spring break!  It’s a typically rainy day, but that’s not going to stop us from making the most of it!

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 




Another reason why I love The Burrard Hotel is that it has this incredibly sweet café attached to the lobby that has Blenz coffee and tea, very delicious looking baked goods and treats and is licensed for wine! The white and wood interior and teal and yellow accents make it that much more chic 😀

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 

 

In keeping with the rest of the hotel even the café offers cheeky little sayings and touches 😉  What’s not to love!  Makes starting the morning even more fun!

 

 

 

*Update (Jan. 22nd, 2015): The Betty has been re-vamped and is now The Container.

November 3rd, 2012. Macaron & Coffee Day~  

thierry chocolaterie patiserrie cafe

thierry chocolaterie patiserrie cafe

It’s been too long since Richard and I hung out and did something foodie related.  He mentioned that he’d never been Thierry as of yet…. so on this rainy, drab day we skytrained it downtown for some French indulgence!

I think Richard was a little overwhelmed by all the wonderful choices at the patisserie, so with a little help from me we got the Chestnut Cake (hazelnut sponge+chestnut mousse+chocolate galacage).

thierry chocolaterie patiserrie cafe

thierry chocolaterie patiserrie cafe

Along with that we got an assortment of Macarons (pumpkin, vanilla and lychee).

A latte for me, an Iced latte for Richard, and getting down to some nitty gritty real talk.  The best conversations happen around yummy food 🙂  Thanks, Richard for treating me to coffee and for being the few really open and transparent people I know.  Love that about you!

August 18th, 2012. Korean Culture Caravan Finale – Toronto, ON

second cup - toronto, on

second cup – toronto, on

 

 

I’ve always loved Second Cup for the ambience, the quality beverages and the variety of yummy treats.  I definitely have favorite drinks here 🙂  Even before Starbucks, Second Cup was where I developed a taste and love for coffee!

second cup - toronto, on

second cup – toronto, on

 

 

 

 

 

It’s just sad that they haven’t been able to cross over to the West Coast.  I really miss it in Vancouver, so when I’m in an area where there is Second Cup locations I really make an effort to gte in as much as I can!

second cup - toronto, on

second cup – toronto, on

 

 

 

It’s the morning of the AllTV Korean Culture Caravan finale and with all the work, sweat and tears I’ve put in for the past 4~5 months there’s definitely been a lot leading up to this day.  Excited, amped up and really needing a coffee to kick-start the day!

second cup - toronto, on

second cup – toronto, on

 

 

 

Double Shot Vanilla Latte is exactly what I need.  Smooth, strong and fragrant…Definitely helped me to stay calm and collected over the somewhat heavy conversation I was having with my boss this morning.

Thierry Macarons and Latte

January 21, 2013

March 30th, 2012.  Thierry~~

thierry

thierry

 

 

 

 

 

What better way to kick off the weekend than with some great eats!

thierry

thierry

 

thierry

thierry

 

 

 

 

 

A few of us in marketing in the Vancouver area were introduced and got to know each other over dinner at Gyu-Kaku and then headed over to Thierry for dessert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonding over delicious macarons and lattes is definitely the way to go 😉