November 22, 2015

A much needed impromptu getaway!


Tony has been traveling up a storm this month for work, in fact, by the time November is over, he will have taken four separate business trips, including one (back to) San Francisco. Talk a busy month for my uber hardworking chap!

The last jaunt of the month is closer to home. In fact, it's to that most gorgeous of Pacific Coast cities, Vancouver. It’s a drivable journey of just 4.5 hours and as such Tony asked if I'd like to tag along with him. Umm, super-duper yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



{Vancouver always hums with excitement, energy and culture, points all captured in this wonderful nighttime shot from 1951 of Granville's theater district at the time, and I can hardly wait to get back and experience that sense of vitality again. Vintage image via Museum of Vancouver.}


We just made plans to travel together a few days ago (and it is fully a business trip for him) and will be leaving early tomorrow morning, so unlike usual I didn't have time to save up my pennies in advance like I usually do when we take trips. That means I won't be doing scads of buying, be it for myself or my Etsy shop, but it being Vancouver, there's no way I'll come home empty handed. There are too many cool shops, be they vintage or otherwise, in that thriving city not to pick up a few must-have goodies. :)

As Tony will be working most of the time that we're there - which is until November 30th December 1st (the final date of our stay was changed during the trip itself) - I'll be taking my laptop along and getting some work and usual blogging related activities in, too (including posting this month's new vintage blogger interview and 2015's Vintage Holiday Shopping Guide). Though I also hope to make/have time to sightsee, do a little of that aforementioned shopping, perhaps visit a museum and/or gallery, and perhaps most importantly, simply unwind and relax as well.

While this isn't a full on vacation for either of us, it is as close as I'll come to one this year and I need it something fierce. I haven't done any traveling since our trip to Vancouver Island at the start of fall 2014, and as someone with a perpetual sense of wanderlust, this is such an awesome way for me to (very nearly) wrap up a year of incredibly hard work and no (prior) getaways.

So my sweet dears, this very morning (originally we'd thought we'd be leaving on Tuesday, but another work event arose for Tony tomorrow, so we're leaving today on the 22nd instead), I'm off to one of my favourite cities on the face of the earth for a week of fun, productivity, moments of tranquility, and hopefully a great vintage treasure or two as well!

If you want to tag along with us on this trip, be sure to follow me on Instagram, where I'll be posting lots of delightful snaps from our travels to good, ol' Van!

26 comments:

  1. Enjoy your trip my dear, you very much deserve it. I wish you both a safe and happy trip.

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  2. Have a wonderful time, dear! I cannot wait to hear about all of the fun and quirky places you visit on your trip!

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  3. Hello Jessica! How beautiful! I do not have instagram but follow your profile these days, so I'll see Vancouver through your eyes, your good taste, your style ... So it will be a wonderful trip!
    Travel is always a healthy way to unplug from daily life, then Vancouver should be an amazing city, and I'm very curious!
    Have fun guys!
    kisses

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  4. i wish a a wonderful trip to the beautiful vancouver!!!
    how gorgeous that you can have this little getaway! "tapetenwechsel" - change of wall paper - like we say here :-)
    have fun and maybe you can squeeze an art gallery visit in for me? ;-)
    hugs and kisses to you!!! xxxxxx

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  5. Sounds fun, I hope you have a wonderful time! x

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  6. Fun!! Have a wonderful time. Vancouver looks so gorgeous, I know you will have a wonderful time!

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  7. Enjoy!! As you know, I visited Vancouver recently and was entranced by its charm. You'll love being there.

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  8. Enjoy, relax, shop, spend time with your honey and most of all have an amazing time! xx

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  9. Have an amazing time!! I know I've said it before, but you've earned a break and I hope you do get a few treasures, even on a stricter-than-usual budget x

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  10. Lucky you, do enjoy it and not work too much, dear. :)

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  11. Have a lovely time, Jessica! I'm very excited that you and Tony get to get away. Xx

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  12. That's very exciting! I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time seeing the sights, and I look forward to reading about everything when you get back.

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  13. Oh dear Jessica, how wonderful and very well deserved. Enjoy.

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  14. Amazing post dear! You have a wonderful blog:)
    What about following each other on Instagram, Bloglovin, Twitter?.. :)

    www.bloglovin.com/blog/3880191

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  15. Hi lovely ladies, thank you each very much for your wonderfully nice comments and well wishes for our trip. We reached Vancouver safe and sound on Sunday evening and all is going well here so far. It rained like the dickens yesterday, but today is mild and sunny, and I look forward to enjoying it to the fullest.

    Big hugs & happy last week of November wishes to all of you!
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Hello my sweet friend, thank you very much for your lovely travel wishes. Things are going great here in Vancouver so far. We've even had a spot of (albeit, chilly) sun here for the last two days.

      Big hugs & happy tail end of November wishes!
      ♥ Jessica

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  17. I hope that you are having a fabulous time. I am so pleased that you managed to have a little getaway! Enjoy all the sights!

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    1. Thank you very much, my sweet friend! I'm thrilled about it, too, as I really didn't think any sort of jaunt outside of the Okanagan was going to be in the cards for me this year. Proof positive that you never know what fun and exciting thing is waiting around the corner for you next. :)

      Tons of hugs & happy last week of November wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  18. Hi Jessica,

    Have a fantastic trip! I drove from California up to Vancouver some years ago and had a wonderful time. The people are lovely, so you will fit in nicely!

    Kelley

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    1. What a thoroughly lovely comment, dear Kelley. I was born in the Greater Vancouver Area and lived in this neck of the woods until shortly before my ninth birthday, so returning always feels like a bit of homecoming for me, which is especially lovely.

      It's great that you got a chance to visit Vancouver as well and had a great time here. I hope you're able to return one day - definitely drop me a line if you're ever up (further north) in the Okanagan!

      Big hugs & happy Thanksgiving week wishes,
      ♥ Jessica

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  19. Can not wait to hear about your trip!!! :)

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