La Brasserie

 Have you ever felt really really underdressed for an event or a party? Or just entirely out of place? Working in the heart clinic all summer I found myself walking by a delicate little restaurant on Davie st known as La Brasserie; even the name tasted fancy as it left my lips. (We just won’t mention the fact that I failed French in high school…) So finally as the summer neared it’s end I finally tried it out. To my dismay, my first attempt at LB failed due to their awful hours. I tried to sneak in for my lunch, but due to the fact that they don’t open until 5, that didn’t work out so well.  So, yet again, I gave LB a go… I waited outside the restaurant for it to open, which in fact was 5… on the dot. I took a seat inside, I have to give it to them.. the lay out gives the restaurant the Parisian quaint feel they for. While the food was good, I found the service nearing on pretentious ground.  My server was neither warm or welcoming. She was abrupt and to the point, I wouldn’t say she was rude.. just bland. Definitely not the type of service I would tell my friends about. The food was delicious, that I do have to hand to them…. It was that typical high end restaurant .. I left hungry.  My bill was a lofty 75$ with a glass of wine and dessert. I was fairly disappointed and likely won’t return.


Kayaking in Deep Cove

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So I finally sucked it up and actually took a day off to crush some of my bucket list items. As much as it pained me to give up the time, it was a much needed break from the hustle and bustle this summer has become. So I had a lovely visitor from Calgary make his way westward, leaving me to do all the planning for a few days.  Two birds, one stone, bam let’s get some bucket list done.

So if you haven’t made your way to Deep Cove to do some kayaking, you need to. It is quiet and serene. The perfect getaway without having to go too far!

 

Soft Peaks…

spAlright, so if you have not BEEN to Soft Peaks, you have not truly lived. Seriously, the Soft Peaks website describes themselves as, “The special “handcrafted” Soft Peaks recipe is made with Avalon organic milk, a touch of sweetness, and is then churned to smooth perfection. The result is a refreshing and creamy dessert that is all-natural, and lower in calories and fat than ice cream. In addition to organic milk, organic cream, organic milk powder, and organic stabilizers/ emulsifiers (all of them are Kosher certified), we use dextrose to replace generically modified sugar (GMO) like high fructose corn syrup when we make our ice cream.”

Now I don’t speak eloquently when food is involved. Basically, its just real ingredients that by osmosis makes it REALLY good. I dragged my blonde counterpart here and I thought I nearly killed him. He gushed about how good it was for several hours. I giggled.  sp2

Things I learned from Tinder. A series of Nopes.

Hey, I’ll admit it, I’ve Tindered with the best of ’em. Hell, I even took it a step further and purchased Tinder Plus.. Talk about shameless. For a few weeks now I have wanted to compile a “nope” list.  A series of things I see on Tinder that are guaranteed to get you swiped left.

If you….

  • have hair that is longer than mine – that’s a nope!
  • are a travelling hipp..err Australian or any Southern hemisphere dweller – that’s a nope!
  • have neck tattoos, face tattoos, or any kind of tribal tattoo – that’s a nope!
  • only have group photos. It’s never the hot one.  – that’s a nope!
  • have photos of you and your ex. Really? You though that would snag me? – that’s a nope!
  • and you’re current girlfriend or wife are seeking a third. – that’s a nope!
  • only have ab photos. Do you even have a face?  – that’s a nope!
  • have no bio… come on, you could be into some weird shit! – that’s a nope!
  • have photos of them being gagged… I don’t need to explain that one.
  • have a great first photo and look like a wart hog in the others

Things that will get you unmatched instantly.

  • “your beautiful”
  • “wanna do it?”
  • Any variety of pick-up lines

Anyways, I vented. I feel better. I am going to, without a doubt, die alone

Cure for middle child syndrome

eryneryn2So I have the most adorable family ever. If you know me personally, you know that all my years spent in the water teaching gremlins how to swim has jaded my perspective of kids. Long story short, me no like. This only applies as long as we don’t share a bloodline.

So, the other day I won 4 passes to Science World through a call-in contest with JackFM. This was very exciting, I never win things. Plus, this was one of my bucket list item.. So I teamed up with my best friend and her niece, and chose my middle-child niece, Eryn, and off we went.  I remember Science World being better that it was, in terms of the exhibits. Maybe smaller things just amused smaller minds back in the day. The disappointment was fused with elation as I was with the coolest group ever.  It was an awesome day, definitely worth the drive! The girls were all SO well behaved… of course they were. They always are when they aren’t with their parents.  I hope this continues and I am able to spend more time with my nieces and nephews. I couldn’t believe how smart this munchkin is. Ah, I love my family.

“Are we in Chinatown?” -Eryn Jr.

“Why yes we are, how did you guess?” – Erin Sr

“Well Erin, We didn’t get on a plane and there is a lot of Chinese writing on everything.” – Erin Jr.

One of the best nights of my life

bardIf you ever have the opportunity to attend the Bard on the Beach, waste no time… GO! I remember Bard on the Beach as a kid, my parents dragging me along and I remember loving it. As someone who does not enjoy Shakespeare generally, I was surprised that as an adult I loved it as much as I had as a kid. Bard on the Beach is Shakespeare for the non-Shakespeare-ites.  It takes old English and makes it enjoyable and fun for everyone. I once asked someone to go to Bard with me and was met with skepticism as they told me, “I don’t like that old English stuff.” Trust me, it isn’t your parents dull and boring Shakespeare. It is fun, well directed, and a treat for anyone.