Color rocks my world.

travel

Retail Therapy: The Cloth Shop, Granville Island

Linda Lum DeBonoComment
The Cloth Shop, Granville Island

The Cloth Shop, Granville Island

We visited Granville Island and it was so beautiful. I wanted to move there and be a cool art student at Emily Carr University! There are a few stores on Granville Island that are oh so beautiful. I believe that you have to apply in order to be allowed to open up shop there.  

The Cloth Shop is a quilt shop that is on Granville Island. The store had been in another location for many years and had offered classes but in its new location it is just a quilt/fabric shop. The shop is physically small but the owners have carefully curated some gorgeous fabrics that are current [Barbara, one of the owners and I had determined that "current" is a better word than "modern"] and inspiring.

IMG_5306-72.jpg

What a beautiful shop.  

x, lldb

A Beautiful Gem

Linda Lum DeBonoComment
Finn Slough, BC

Finn Slough, BC

Vancouver is definitely a beautiful city. It's a great walking town and there's lots to see and do. Funny enough though, one of my favorite parts of my trip out west was a little place called Finn Slough in Richmond, BC. It's a small fishing community along the Fraser River comprising of wooden houses that float or are built on stilts. Finn Slough was inhabited by Finnish settlers and the area lacks zoning [therefore lacks property tax] so naturally it is a place of controversy. Many artists, photographers have been there to take in its natural beauty. Apparently Godzilla [2014] was filmed there recently.

Right now it's residents are facing a battle because a land developer wants this community removed so that it can be replaced with condos and a park.  

Finn Slough

Finn Slough

What a beautiful gem. 

x, lldb

 

The Beauty Of Simple Things

Linda Lum DeBonoComment
IMG_5352-72.jpg

I just got back from beautiful Vancouver. I had forgotten how relaxing and inspiring a real vacation can be. Many times I travel for my business or my husband's business. This time the phones were turned off for the most part and it was bliss. Simple silhouettes were fun to capture on our cameras. We loved walking along the beautiful beaches and sea walls of Vancouver. My boys really enjoyed hanging out, walking and talking with my brother. 

 

IMG_5392.JPG
IMG_5398-72.jpg
View from Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. Downtown Vancouver.

View from Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. Downtown Vancouver.

I sure didn't want to come back home especially since we woke up to this view every morning. Can you blame us? Gotta unpack and will be back soon! 

 

x, lldb