Category: Vancouver

  • mid century MODERN homes YVR

    mid century MODERN homes YVR

    West Coast Modern – Is both how the building situates on the landscape and how the interiors relate to nature – connecting to the environment…

  • 1913 private VANCOUVER club

    1913 private VANCOUVER club

    A beauty of architecture on Hastings – designed by architects Sharp and Thompson in the style of London’s Victorian Gentleman’s Club and the front facade seems unchanged since built in 1913. The Vancouver Club was formed in 1889 and was a private gentleman’s club.  There were many private clubs at this time – early days…

  • sweeping VIEWS + local art

    sweeping VIEWS + local art

    Views of English Bay, Vancouver’s North Shore and Spanish Banks, this terraced garden sprinkled with exquisite BC Native sculptures + art.  A highlight of the Heritage Vancouver annual fundraiser garden tour where 13 gracious hosts opened their gardens for a worthy cause. Azure infinity pool seems endless as it connects to Vancouver’s English Bay. Al…

  • 12 GARDENS 5 hours – heritage Vancouver garden tour

    12 GARDENS 5 hours – heritage Vancouver garden tour

    Heritage Vancouver (heritagevancouver.org) has hosted a fundraiser Garden Tour for five years, people generously open their gardens, this is my third time enjoying.  From the grand to cottage, there was much to love about each. Here is a small sampling of the day. A 1927 House with a garden 30 years in the making, a welcome garden gate.…

  • VHF HERITAGE home tour

    VHF HERITAGE home tour

      1912 The Crescent, Shaughnessy – converted to 3 townhomes in 1989 with the addition of a coach  house as a 4th home as well as parking garage. View from upper floor of center unit – overlooking added coach house + garden to city. 1936 Barber Residence – early Modern Architecture in Vancouver and first known…

  • Hycroft Vancouver Heritage Edwardian

    Hycroft Vancouver Heritage Edwardian

    Vancouver Heritage Foundation offers evening lectures at the beautiful Hycoft Manor in Shaughnessy. I attended one this evening featuring master gardener and local author Christine Allen. Here are some of my photos I thought you may enjoy. This artwork was a commission by University Women’s member Lois Millington for the 100 year anniversary of Hycroft,…

  • FESTIVAL of lights – vandusen gardens

    FESTIVAL of lights – vandusen gardens

    A continuation of our stay – cation in Vancouver  (from yesterday) was a long overdue visit the Festival of Lights at VanDusen Gardens.  Today, I am sharing some pretty photos with you – which does not do justice to the experience of being there… a cold, crisp (and luckily dry) evening with music, hot chocolate…

  • HOLIDAY good times

    HOLIDAY good times

    Feeling the need to do something festive, I booked a night at the Granville Island Hotel, made a reservation at the Shaunessy restaurant and headed into Vancouver from the burbs.  A little stay – cation…  a little calm and local adventure after a busy time. A pretty little boutique hotel, right on the dock.  Sad…