Date Night

August 9, 2011
Though I was very sad to be missing the clothing swap that a group of us bloggers here in Vancouver had been planning for the past month (spear-headed by the lovely Cee of Coco and Vera), my evening was saved by Matt swinging down to Gastown to take me out for some pizza and cocktails post-work.

I’ve always loved this alleyway…you can’t see it in this picture, but the beautiful
restaurant Cork & Fin is just to the right, I’m dying to try it out.


Club Monaco linen top, H&M bracelet, street vendor necklace,
vintage cut-offs, H&M wedges, Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag,
Urban Outfitters sunglasses 
This was a Sunday post-work look, so casual would be the best descriptor for this outfit.  As much as I love dressing up, some days I’m just as happy to throw on my faithful cut-offs and be comfortable. This was definitely one of those days.

I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews about Nicli Antica Pizzeria‘s traditional Neopolitan pizza and my experience definitely lived up to the hype.  I could go on for hours about the food, but let’s just say that two pizzas between the two of us wasn’t enough, and it wasn’t for lack of quantity.  Definitely a must if you’re living in or visiting Vancouver.

We decided to follow up our amazing pizza experience with a couple cocktails at The Diamond, one of Vancouver’s best-kept dining secrets.  Its known throughout the city as the best place for cocktails.  It’s an absolutely beautiful space to boot too.

I had the Picket Fence – amazing.  So refreshing and such a unique blend of spirits.  Matt had the Moscow Mule (pictured in the background) which was also delicious.  Perfect if you like a bit of spice.

Love the exit sign on the way out!

I can’t stress enough that in terms of culture and character, Gastown is definitely my go-to place in Vancouver.  If you want to experience the natural beauty of the city, then the North Shore, Kits, and Jericho areas are all great destinations; however, when it comes to exploring the cultural roots of the city, nothing beats Gastown.

Interesting fact: famed local media personality Nardwuar the Human Evaporator not only wrote a song called “Gassy Jack”, but his mother also co-wrote a book about the founder of Gastown.  Incidentally, Nardwuar was also the first person I ever interviewed when I started out with music journalism and is pretty much my favourite person ever.

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  • Reply Jessica Gitler August 9, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    wow, looks like a great night, that pizza looks amazing, I want some!! I love vancouver, it's been far too long since the last time I was there!!

  • Reply Caroline in the City August 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Perfect summery outfit. And I live for proscuitto pizza.

    Missing Vancouver!



  • Reply Jacquelyn August 9, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    That looks like a super fun night!! The food looks so delicious. I'm from Vancouver too but hardly ever get a chance to visit Gastown, I should go sometime soon!


  • Reply gillybeancandyjar August 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    you look stunning! My fave is the one of you in front of the stop sign. I haven't been in Gastown since the Olympics. I think I shall have to head on down there before the summer ends

  • Reply August 9, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    everyone I know keeps raving about the pizza there and from those pictures, it definitely looks good.

    I love how revitalized the whole gastown/railtown hoods are now, and I remember people were still skeptical when the woodwards building was being redone. Those who bought in at that time and businesses who invested at the right time are seeing it pay off nicely now.

  • Reply JennaStevie August 10, 2011 at 1:26 am

    Mmmmm that pizza looks so delicious, I love thin pizza like this! So tasty. The simple look is the perfect thing for a pizza night, I love your shooes!

  • Reply Cee August 10, 2011 at 4:32 am

    We missed you on Sunday, but I'm glad to see you managed to have a little bit of fun without us, anyway 🙂 Isn't Nicli AMAZING? Ian and I went yet again on Saturday, we just can't resist- I'm not a bit pizza girl, but I love everything they make there. You look adorable in your casual style, too- you really have to teach me how to wear shorts with such style, although the fact that you have such amazing legs probably doesn't hurt!!

  • Reply Rosa August 10, 2011 at 5:27 am

    ive always wanted to try the Diamond but I havent found the right time where i can enjoy it fully yet. plus the last time i tried to go there with my boyfriend, it was jam-packed and the wait list was too long for us. i have to agree w/ you about gastown. i always feel a huge sense of home whenever i walk the cobblestone streets 🙂

    ♡, Rosa T.

  • Reply alison*elle August 10, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I've been dying to try Nicli Antica ever since I saw it on Alicia's blog. Your post reminded me that it's still on my to-do list!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply hélène August 10, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Sound like the perfect day 🙂 You look so tan and gorgeous! Gastown was one of my favorite areas of vancouver when i visited. Actually, it was the only place in the city that looked somewhat familiar with the similar old school vibe montreal has!


  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET August 10, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    What a fabulous night!! I seriously adore Gastown it's such a lovely location, must take more outfit photos there, your's look absolutely lovely & I'm love, loving your chic & summery outfit. You look absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to try the pizza either, looks divine. xo veronika

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} August 10, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    ahhhh, the G-town hood is my fave stomping ground ever. although when i've made my way through i sure never looked as fab as you – secret photoshop edits in the privacy of my home office alertz! my face on your hot bod is what!!!

    date night dream – Matt's so cool to scoop you up and also his photos are wonderful. i'm in lourve with those natural light leaks. just experienced The Diamond that night i saw you with Cee. it's incredible inside, would move all my worldly belongings there in a hot second. haven't tried the pizza spot but man does it ever make my mouth water. tremendous share! xoox ♥

  • Reply MizzJ August 16, 2011 at 2:10 am

    Mmm those cocktails look delish! So have to try out The Diamond. I'm really falling in love with Gastown. Along with Main, it's definitely one of the best cultural spots in town.

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