Archive for April, 2013:
Vancouver, April, 2013
In the States we tend to think of Vancouver as something like BC’s answer to San Francisco, or the Hollywood to Toronto’s New York. The reality, of course, is a little more complicated than any of these shorthand renderings. It’s a unique mix: Northwest beauty, West Coast mellowness, a dash of film-industry glamour, and a certain individualistic spirit that’s common to places settled by adventurers. The best way to get a handle on Vancouver’s character is to visit; and while every visit is unique, we’ve put together a little tasting menu, offering three ways to do it.
Arrive in your own car; this is a classic mid-century motor lodge, and it still looks the part. These days you’ll park underground, as the central courtyard is now a raised garden terrace, ringed by colorful rows of guest room doors. What’s behind those doors? Simple, stylish rooms — basic by boutique standards, but far better than you’d expect at the Burrard’s price point. In-room amenities include 42-inch HDTVs and automatic espresso makers, which, along with the hotel’s own ground-floor café, ought to be enough to get you started before you rent a bike and hit the streets. Try the exquisite espresso at Revolver in Gastown and consider pausing street-side for aJapadog — more or less exactly what it sounds like — before beginning your caffeine-fueled ride along the Stanley Parkseawall.
Check out these hot vintage pics from this talented team:
Photographer: Victoria Kovacs // Twitter: victoriagkovacs // Instagram: VictoriaKovacs
Makeup Artist: Jacqueline Parker // Twitter: JACQMakeupArt // Instagram: jacquelinemakeup
Hairstylist: Emma May Garland – Chop Shop Gastown
Stylist: Bayley Thompson Willard – Holt Renfrew
Models: Brianna Neely& Brianna Townsend