Local haunts (aka places of inspiration)

What a weekend this has been! I managed to jam in tons of stuff - it helps that it's been a long weekend that's fer sure. This morning I got a hike in before refinishing furniture. I went on my favourite hike which is in Deep Cove. Before moving to Gibsons, I lived in Deep Cove for 5 years and hiked a few days a week. Deep Cove is gorgeous! If you find yourself in Vancouver definitely make a trek to the Cove - it's well worth the visit!

My favourite hike is the Baden Powell Trail. You can go for HOURS on this trail but I grab it from Deep Cove then head up to Quarry Rock for the best view ever. It only takes an hour in total to get to the top, have a quick zen moment then head back down. You can see the Cove, Indian Arm, downtown Vancouver, etc from Quarry Rock. In the summer, it's a nightmare... Even this morning I hit it too late. I started at 10am and it was packed. Here's the view of Deep Cove...

After my hike, I stopped by LaLa's. They have such funky stuff - I was super tempted to buy jewellery!

They had some super fun prints and some hilarious Rob Ryan mugs. Thankfully I left my wallet in the trunk of my car!

They also had a few of the Penguin books with the super funky covers designed by senior cover designer, Coralie Bickford-Smith. Love these!

Unfortunately Room6 didn't open up until noon and I had to run off since I wanted a full afternoon of sanding and staining, etc.

Room6 has 'special things for nice people'... Gotta love that tagline!

After a quick jaunt in the Cove, I was full of joie de vivre. Definitely an inspiring spot for me in so many ways!

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