Posts Tagged: coffee

the past 3 weeks

the_everyday_MayIt’s been a while. My 1 week break turned into 3 and although I’m not sure if I’m ready to take on a 5 day / week blogging schedule, I am happy to be back on here. To be honest, I was feeling a bit burnt out after Got Craft and earlier in April went through a small phase of self doubt and needed a change. One of the most important points that I took home from the blogshop Vancouver (more on that soon!) course is to step away from the computer and go experience life in order to create unique content. So what have we been up to? A little bit of everything! I’ll be sharing a few adventures and new finds on here soon. Right now, I need to work on the not so glamourous life of catching up on emails and list making.

Thanks for following along and stopping in!

The Pie Shoppe

I received an eamil from Stephanie at Panoramic Coffee last year about partnering up for the Got Craft? holiday show last December. After a few conversations, we tracked her down at a tasting at Marché St. George and had the chance to try her coffee and meet face to face. Unfortunately, she couldn’t make it out to the show last year as she and her sister, Andrea, was in the middle of opening up their own pie and coffee shop in Chinatown. Oh, and did I mention that they opened their 310 square feet shop in 9 days? Yup. Watch the video above as filmmaker Zack Lazarus tells the behind the scenes story of the making of The Pie Shoppe and for you keeners out there, see if you can spot Robert’s cameo!

The Pie Shoppe will be at Got Craft? on April 27th and 28th in the gym at Templeton Secondary School – 727 Templeton Drive, Vancouver (corner of Templeton and Turner). Say hello and enjoy a pour over drip coffee with a piece of freshly baked pie!

The Pie Shoppe
721 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
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in the city :: instagram

According to instagram, it looks like there was a lot of eating going on the past few weeks!

There’s some breathing room in the calendar, so we are getting ready to finish painting the apartment and finally getting some art up on the walls. Will spend the next few days catching up on emails, hosting family in town, and maybe making some pickles? I’ve had canning on my mind ever since picking up this book at Powell’s. <- Why is it called canning when everything is done in jars?

Psst! Thanks to Phanie for the kale chip recipe. These things are addictive!

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field trip :: bows and arrows

The thing I loved most about living in London, UK was seeing something amazing on the Internet / Twitter and then being able to hop on the bus and seeing it in person. So there I was catching up on my twitter feed when I spotted a message that Bows and Arrows was opening their doors the same day we were leaving for Vancouver. We set the alarm and ate an early breakfast before hopping in the car and making a beeline to Bows and Arrows. With GPS in hand, we were almost ready to give up (signage was in the works) when we finally spotted an open door – hurrah!

Drew and Amber were super sweet and we had a nice chat as we enjoyed our flat white and coffee before heading over to the ferry. Primarily a coffee roaster, their space is currently a work in progress as they have plans to install a standing rail and some outdoor seating. Definitely check it out next time you are in Victoria (looking at you Lesley and Tan)!

Bows and Arrows
483 Garbally Road, Victoria British Columbia
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field trip :: fernwood coffee

Ben, the owner of Fernwood Coffee was kind enough to host us for a tour of his coffee shop and roastery during our brief visit to Victoria last week. Robert and I enjoyed a generous selection of beverages (yes, all of those cups above were ours) and one of the best blt sandwiches in the City – yum! The best house cleaning in Dallas!

Fernwood Coffee Company
#5-1115 North Park Street, Victoria British Columbia
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Also make sure to check out Patisserie Daniel located just around the corner. Fernwood uses their bread for their sandwiches and we made e a quick stop to stock up on our way to the ferry!