We're leaving next Tuesday for six days in Vancouver (David has a conference)!
I was getting so excited to visit my favorite decor and antique shops and art galleries (not to mention sightseeing and eating). However, on Wednesday night I managed to turn my ankle coming down our back garden stairs and broke a bone in my foot. Three years ago, I sprained this ankle severely and have had weakness since (despite tons of physio), so I was overdue for another bad sprain...
So...I cannot walk. I have an air cast and I'm supposed to stay off the foot. The pain is preventing me from walking anyway...I can barely hobble. I'm seeing my favorite sports medicine doctor on Monday to determine whether I need a cast or crutches or what. Ugh!
So my days of walking around Vancouver all day every day will be replaced by staying in the hotel and and reading my novel. Maybe I can make it as far as Starbucks (considering there is one on every corner in Vancouver). Luckily we are staying at the lovely Rosewood Hotel Georgia, which looks pretty wonderful if one is to be stuck inside. I may be forced to go to the spa every day...
I will visit a small number of my favorite shops. David is renting us a car for the last 2 days and will chauffeur me around. I cannot wait to visit my new found friend Heather Ross at her stunning shop: Heather Ross In House. I discovered Heather last year and blogged about her here. She is lovely and talented and probably the most inspiring Canadian decorator/artist/stylist I know! Her paintings are so beautiful and her style is exquisite:
I will also stop by the curious Marche St-George, a charming and creative little cafe and gourmet shop that is off the beaten path:
We will also visit Stanley Park and the famous beaches (where I will not be walking):
And no trip is complete without a drive through the pretty, posh neighborhoods:
Vancouver itself is always a beautiful muse. Last year the cherry and apple blossoms were out when we were there in April:
And the views from our hotel were rather stunning:
Well, that's my quick pre-tour. I will be back in 10 days with more photos!