I have been reading Kaye's blog for a few years now.
I stumbled upon her blog, Such Fun Things, when she left a comment on one of my posts (I think she was telling me about F-Troupe oxfords, yes, that's it!), and I just found myself hooked on her pretty photos and accounts of life in beautiful BC. Her food posts - both on dining out and her kitchen escapades make me yearn for Vancouver. I am convinced Richmond & Vancouver have the best dishes, and yes, dimsum in the world hands down (Ok, toe to toe, no shoulder to shoulder with Hongkong perhaps). The taste of food there is just so pure, clean and fresh, unparallelled elsewhere.
Her shopping escapades are always a fun read - one time I found myself on a relentless hunt for a Virginia Johnson shawl, after she posted hers on her blog. But I gave up the hunt when I couldn't find one on sale, heeheehee (yes, I try not to pay retail if I can help it. Virginia, I am still waiting to pounce on one of your shawls, when I find one at a discount).
When Kaye found out our little family was going on holiday in Vancouver, she sent me an email saying, "Let's meet up!" Of course, I happily said, "Yes! Let's!". So one fine day, Kaye brought along Florence, who has also been reading MFO for a while now, and our happy foursome finally met. They also finally admitted it was really Berry they wanted to meet! LOL!
We had dimsum at Shanghai River in Richmond, and while feasting on duck sandwiches and dumplings, they brought out a huge bag of Joe Fresh goodies! It was like a whole new wardrobe for Berry filled with pants, skirts, tops, even a coat! Berry was so excited she took off her sweater and wore some of the pieces right there and then at the restaurant!
She bonded immediately with Kaye & Florence, same shopping wavelength I think! Hahaha!
After lunch, we passed through The Bay. Kaye & Florence pointed out Rachel Rachel Roy to me. I haven't really seen this collection any where else since I didn't really go inside Macy's when we were in the US. I was blown away! Rachel Roy makes such pretty dresses at good prices! The prints were so adorable too! Very pleasant and wearable. I learn new things each day!
Berry & I surrounded by pieces from Rachel Rachel Roy at The Bay...
We then went on to Richmond Centre's Food Court for Starbucks Coffee and kwentuhan. We could have chatted on and on for hours, if only we didn't have stuff to do after. It really felt like we've known each other for years now. Which is true in a virtual sense. The bond has always been there, it really was just sealed by us meeting =)
Before we headed off, Kaye wanted a photo with Berry (she's wearing the Virginia Johnson shawl I was telling you about!)
And even if Florence was too shy to be in front of the camera, we convinced her to join us for a photo for posterity!
We have already plotted our next itinerary when we go back for another visit - it involves fruit picking, trying out restaurants, tea at Granville Public Market, and shopping expeditions! So happy to find kindred souls in BC. It was our pleasure meeting you, Kaye & Florence! Thanks for these fun photos too!
Our latest trip to Vancouver also allowed me to reconnect with old friends from high school: Hi Gracci (of The Stylish Tot) & B-Anne!
Berry & I also met Cherie, who sent me an email years ago asking about Hunter boots! She approached us at Muy Garden, because she said she recognized Berry! How fun is that!
It used to be that Vancouver was mostly a family thing, but with more friends in town, I foresee the following visits will open up to new adventures! Can't wait for our next trip!