3/22/11

afternoon downtown

looking out the window
since spring has officially arrived,
i dusted off my blue studded ballet flats
and we climbed out of our hibernative state
to venture downtown.
artisanale
pure & simple
we ambled through bookshops
& antique shops
before ending up at artisanale
for a yummy vancouver.art.gallery-style lunch of
grilled sandwiches
greens tossed in amazing dressing
& braised leek quiche.
the menu
goat cheese & grilled veg sandwich
take a bite
we had planned to settle down for several hours of reading,
when we were politely informed by our server
that the cafe closes early on tuesdays.
our disappointment was made milder
when she handed us each a paper bag
full of scones & muffins
to take away with us.
scones & pains delicieux
jarred preserves
we decided to check in at our favorite cafe downtown
where the heat is always set to cozy
to do a little reading & writing before heading home
and ordered foamy espresso drinks
(his a latte, mine a cappucino)
redbrick cafe
a perfect cappucino
there, we whiled away the afternoon
with books,
glances,
daydreams.





14 comments:

  1. that's is so lovely and your photos is sweet

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  2. this just sounds like the perfect afternoon!

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  3. Looks like my kind of place and a lovely way to spend the afternoon!

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful afternoon! Blissful :)

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  5. love the cafe menu photo, and the afternoon of books, glances, daydreams!
    xo.

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  7. Sounds like such a cozy and comfy afternoon! (And I'm a moron and saw 'Vancouver' and thought this was in Vancouver, but now know it's in Guelph - which is a LOT closer to me haha)!

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  8. sounds like a fabulous afternoon, i must admit i'm jealous.

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  9. I'm in love with this post.

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  10. what a nice blog! and the food in this post looks delicious..now following..hope you can stop by my page also :-)

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  11. This post made me so happy. Sounds simply lovely.

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  12. you really know how to spend a day <3 made me smile :>

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  13. this looked like a great afternoon:) i love the photos. makes me want to have a coffee/scone/cafe filled afternoon of my own!
    xo
    L

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