DINER: Sisters Open Vancouver’s Smallest Pie Shop In Chinatown At 721 Gore Street : Scout Magazine

26 02 2013

Who doesn’t love pie?

Someone told me of this place a few weeks ago. They open at 11am… and close when they run out of pie! Simple concept. They bake fresh, and close when it’s all gone.

This little short is how they went from zero to open in only 9 days by tapping into friendships and using their own resources.

DINER: Sisters Open Vancouver’s Smallest Pie Shop In Chinatown At 721 Gore Street : Scout Magazine.

I briefly worked with one of the people in the video. She’s a lot less colourful in monochrome!





GET YOUR ASS OUTSIDE: On Finding Mount Galiano (And Getting To The Very Top Of It) : Scout Magazine

25 02 2013

I love Scout Magazine. It’s got nothing to do with Scouts, but I’ll let it off! It’s full of all those quirky little nuggets that make Greater Vancouver greater. This article’s actually about Galiano – the island not the Harvey Wallbanger ingredient. I bring it to your attention because of serendipity.

Just the other day, I was chatting to a fellow snowshoer at Callaghan Valley about how I’d walked this trail on Galiano, and looked down onto the tops of very tall trees from a vertiginous path.

I smiled as soon as I saw this article because there are the very trees in one of the photos. Please click on the photo or the link and read the short article by Ariel Taylor, as she implores you to get your ass outside. (I’ve noticed that North Americans seem to have a lot of mules and donkeys…). If you don’t actually possess a beast of burden, then I suggest you take your own arse outside instead.

GET YOUR ASS OUTSIDE: On Finding Mount Galiano (And Getting To The Very Top Of It) : Scout Magazine.

GET YOUR ASS OUTSIDE: On Finding Mount Galiano (And Getting To The Very Top Of It) : Scout Magazine

View from Galiano onto treetops. Source: Scout Magazine





When the rain comes…

13 10 2012

I love the rain.

It brings a different mood to Vancouver. One that suits my natural mood. I like the toning down of colours. Of sound. Of people even.

I love that the trees here go red at the same time.

I subscribe to The Scout, Vancouver’s online magazine. Today they had this photo, and I thought I’d share. It manages to capture the essence of the rain but without it being a dreary or miserable experience.

Magic with light.

TEA & TWO SLICES: On Hating Bieber And The World’s 4th Least Stylish Neighborhood : Scout Magazine.

TEA & TWO SLICES: On Hating Bieber And The World’s 4th Least Stylish Neighborhood : Scout Magazine





Seen In Vancouver #392: Cheekily Defiant “Post No Bills” Artwork On West 4th In Kits : Scout Magazine

24 08 2012

Oh, the waggish wit of Vancouverites…

Seen In Vancouver #392: Cheekily Defiant “Post No Bills” Artwork On West 4th In Kits : Scout Magazine.





HEADS UP: Wandering Poets In Vancouver (The Drive) Writing By Request This Week : Scout Magazine

19 06 2012

HEADS UP: Wandering Poets In Vancouver (The Drive) Writing By Request This Week : Scout Magazine.

HEADS UP: Wandering Poets In Vancouver (The Drive) Writing By Request This Week : Scout Magazine

A real throwback (see Tom Sharpe for more details) to the wandering balladeers of yore. I love the very idea that it’s embraced and not ridiculed in 21st Century Vancouver.





Smoke Break #957: 101 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Beer (Includes Your Belly Button) : Scout Magazine

2 06 2012

Not so sure about the belly button, and I’ve definitely eaten pizza like that when I was a student…

Smoke Break #957: 101 Ways To Open A Bottle Of Beer (Includes Your Belly Button) : Scout Magazine.





The View From Your Window #134: Scout Magazine

23 05 2012

Vancouver‘s online magazine “Scout” has a great project where they ask people to send in images from out of their window. Here’s the ones for 23rd May 2012. They show the huge diversity which is Vancouver. Just click on an image or link to see the full set.

The View From Your Window #134: North From The 31st Floor Of The Wall Center : Scout Magazine

The View From Your Window #134: North From The 31st Floor Of The Wall Center : Scout Magazine.

The View From Your Window #134: Reader N.F. | Gassy jack Square, Gastown | Vancouver, BC 12:11pm : Scout Magazine