I had a great day off yesterday traveling all the way to Kitsilano to take in a couple of my favorite places in Vancouver. My friend and I met up at Thomas Haas cafe for a cappuccino and a couple of delicious croissants (yum!) I had to get some macarons to go -- they just looked so irresistible. We then stopped in to Garlands Florist, my old workplace to see what was new and drool over the beautiful planters and displays. Last we had to spend a half hour at my favorite Vancouver shop, Stepback, to dream of a day when I could buy all their furniture and antique goodies. I used to go to Stepback every week on my lunch break just to look around and I was surprised yesterday when the owner recognized me, even with my hair almost three feet shorter and the fact that I haven't worked in the area in over a year and a half. I'll have to go back and visit again soon.