tuesday inspiration

today i'm inspired by my city.

~the twinkling lights in robson square~
~the backdrop of mountains over ocean~
~the long boulevards and seascape views~
~the trees... everywhere~
~the friendly people who say good morning!~
~the kitschy neighborhoods~
~the endless stream of cafes with delicious baked goods~
~the plethora of runners, walkers, lululemon wearers~
~my beautiful university campus, virtually empty for a change~
~the smell of seasalt in the air~
~the 12C weather in february~

vancouver is the perfect mix
of bustling metropolis, laid back college town,
quirky neighborhoods, and ocean-side relaxation.
what other city has that?

and now, while the world is watching us
(even if i don't necessarily agree
that the olympics have been -or will be- the best thing
for our fair city)
i am very proud of vancouver and its beauty.
even if i have to move away one day,
i know i'll always come back to the west coast of british columbia.

"vancouver is the most wonderful place.
I put it up there with san francisco and sydney
as a kind of magic sort of harbor city"
~~ Terrence Stamp ~~

photos from here&here&here&here


  1. We totally love our trips to Vancouver!! We live in Seattle, and make it up there once in a while. Actually one of our best dates took place up there, I can see why you love it!

  2. What a great post! It looks beautiful!! You have every right to fall in love with it. :)

  3. Anonymous16/2/10

    u live in a very lovely place...


  4. I wanna come visit! It sounds lovely.

  5. I bet it really is! :3

  6. It really is beautiful. I'm from Ontario and will agree with you that your province is one of the most beautiful. But I think PEI may be in for a tie with you ;o)

  7. oh its so gorgeous!!

  8. I love that picture of all the buildings jetting out into the bay

  9. We love Vancouver! It's one of our favorite places to come and visit.

  10. We all are enjoying the city as we watch the Olympics... have a nice one!

  11. Your blog is so beautiful :)

  12. What lovely photos!! Vancouver sounds like such an amazing city...a beautiful city while still incorporating natural elements. I visited a long time ago, but I really want to go back.
    What a wonderful post :)

  13. I love Vancouver! I might not live there, but I love visiting... you must be especially proud of it now with the Olympics there!

  14. totally agree! love, love, love the city - especially this week! i wandered around the campus in the sunshine this afternoon - totally inspired!

  15. Vancouver really looks like an amazing place! I would love to visit someday.

    Let me know if you pick up The Happiness Project by the way. Would love to hear your thoughts! xoxo

  16. beautiful pictures! I'm hoping to visit there next year!

  17. i currently live less than an hour from san francisco and i love exploring the beautiful harbor city. but i've always had a thing for canada, and my hubby and i will be (hopefully) within the next few years making a road trip out of it. =)

  18. I definitely want to visit someday. someday soon!

  19. Thank you so much for leaving me a comment so I could find your blog! I grew up in Seattle, so I'm insanely jealous of you. I now live in Minnesota, which is ridiculously cold and has no mountains or oceans (I know!!!).


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