My last post about Lagerfeld Confidential was what the French would call "faire une tartine". I wish I could say that this refers to some mouth watering pastry, but in fact it actually describes a written work that is really....really long. So in the spirit of mixing things up, I have decided to keep this post brief. Because, in the words of a witty line I read in Eat, Pray, Love this morning, "the next time you feel the need to cry about spilled milk, make sure it's condensed, will ya?"
So here are my August Picks of the Month for Vancouver:
Restaurant: Hapa Izakaya
1479 Robson Street, www.hapaizakaya.com
Delicious Japanese fusion tapas, refreshing sakke served out of a hollowed bamboo trunk and a funky, friendly atmosphere make this a great restaurant to meet up with friends.
Shop: Blo Blow Dry Bar
1150 Hamilton Street, www.blomedry.com
For those days when that dread bed head will not be silenced and a ponnytail will not suffice, the glamourotti flock to Blo to get their mane tamed, straightened and twisted into a chignon just in time for that dinner, date or charity ball.
Activity: Rollerblading in Stanley Park
Rent rollerblades from one of the many shops on Denman Street (just off Georgia Street) and blade all the way around the beautiful, breezy seawall of nearby Stanley Park. Great fun with girlfriends, boyfriends and families, a trip along the seawall is also enjoyable on foot or bike.