Vancouver Book Tour, Day 1


I fell asleep getting this up last night – what a fun day.

That tree? One of my favourites in the world. It’s in Stanley Park, by the rowing club. If I lived in Vancouver I’d come sit under it every day. Vancouver is stunning in the fall – all the brilliant colours we don’t get in Calgary. W and I spent half our time stopping to wow over enormous maple leaves, adding bigger and bigger specimens to the bundle in my hand.


We started the day early with a segment on BT Vancouver – you can watch it here.

bt Collage

Then we headed to the Whitecap offices in Gastown to do a couple phone interviews. Fog!


Fortunately, the office was right around the corner from Revolver Coffee and Meat & Bread, two spots we always make a point of stopping at en route to or from the ferry to Tofino.

Meat and bread Collage

In the afternoon, we walked through the park to the Vancouver Aquarium. Highlights: SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D (the Great Jelly Rescue) and an otter cleaning its face. Is there anything cuter? I think not.


Could I have any more forehead wrinkles? I think not.

Barbara Jo's Collage

We wrapped up the evening with a tea party at one of my favourite places in the world – Barbara Jo’s Books to Cooks. I could spend hours being inspired by the gorgeous books on her shelves (and tables, and piano) – the interwebs will never replace this kind of cookbook shopping experience.

Keegan Connor Tracy came!

book stack

And now, Day 2… stay tuned!

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October 24 2013 09:49 am | leftovers

7 Responses to “Vancouver Book Tour, Day 1”

  1. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.) on 24 Oct 2013 at 10:30 am #

    Julie Julie, bring #AliceEats to Toronto!!!

  2. Laurie from Richmond on 24 Oct 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I wish I could have seen you live, but I’m stuck at home recovering from surgery.
    Still, you lifted my spirits on BT Vancouver

  3. Anonymous on 24 Oct 2013 at 5:42 pm #

    Awesome. I love this happy travelling post.

  4. Denise on 24 Oct 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C. on Facebook. (also a blog) I just “Liked” his page and came to see your site. I appreciate when people share blogs with each other. Denise

  5. Colette on 25 Oct 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    Hope you are enjoying the fog (and its photographic potential) as well as the food and fresh air.

  6. Allura on 25 Oct 2013 at 2:07 pm #

    I had sent you an email months ago. Today (Friday) is the day for the BC Provincial Professional Development Day for all teachers. I was so hoping to have had you come to the Home Economics Teachers conference. This is what I get for not following up! :-(
    Love your blog / travels / recipies!
    Thank you

  7. Robyn on 25 Oct 2013 at 6:03 pm #

    i second mardi’s comment! come see us in toronto! and you look awesome in royal blue!

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