Look up Gorgeous

You know that awesome feeling in the morning after you have had the best sleep ever and then you open your eyes to your depressing boring white stacco ceiling and than that happy feeling leaves because of that depressing first sight… or is that just me? Lately I am noticing how boring and awful these stacco ceilings in our house are! To me the ceiling is like the bow on top of a beautifully wrapped present it can be nice and modern with clean lines, or maybe a few ribbons running neatly across, or some crazy curly cue ones and then of course there are the beautiful textured bows… Really there are so many options for gift toppers as are there for ceilings. Here is what I am loving right 664189862812880780d20e5cc919a974


Ornate tin ceiling tiles … Helloooo gorgeous!


This beautiful herringbone design ceiling takes my breath away. The mixture of tones in the wood and that beautiful pendant light are absolutely gorgeous!

I love the grandeur that a Coffered ceiling brings to a space. One day I will have one in my dining room.

I love the grandeur that a Coffered ceiling brings to a space. One day I will have one in my dining room.

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all day cafe

the all day cafe is a little place inside lonsdale quay that has been there for what seems like forever and it is awesome!  if i’m at the quay, this is usually my go-to place for a coffee.20150228_144731

aubrey had a tuna melt and a mocha while i had a kitsilano cookie and a latte.  everything was delicious!


they have all day breakfast and a good selection of baked goods.  they also have great drinks – both hot and cold!  and the staff are always super friendly.  it’s a great place to grab a beverage and/or a snack to go and then head outdoors: to the back of the quay, over to the pier or to waterfront park.  in all three locations, you can sit and take in the beautiful view of downtown vancouver, while you sip on your drink and munch on your snack from this wonderful little cafe 🙂

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a go-to outfit

you know when you have those days where nothing looks right?  even though you are trying on outfits that you have worn many times before?  i know it’s all in my head but sometimes, i feel blah in my own clothes.  that’s why i always have a go-to outfit.  it’s an outfit that always seems to work, when nothing else does.

right now, my daytime go-to outfit is skinnies, slip-ons, a denim shirt over a striped shirt and a scarf.  i have had this denim shirt for a few years now and it is so versatile!  i love the denim-on-denim look as well (aka the canadian tuxedo).


this outfit just seems to work whenever nothing else does.  however it is my go-to outfit for sunny days – i don’t seem to wear it on cloudy or rainy days…at least not yet!  the blues, the stripes, the exposed ankles and slip-ons make this perfect for spring!


this outfit is comfortable and can be worn to many occasions.  i’ve worn it out for coffee, brunch and to a baby shower (in seattle, where they’re pretty casual).  i can walk around all day in it too because my slip-ons are super comfy!

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what’s your go-to outfit?


wearing:  shoes – dkny, jeans –  american eagle, striped shirt – joe fresh, denim shirt – h&m, bag – chapters/indigo, sunglasses – tom ford, scarf – it was a gift, i’m not sure where it’s from

location:  lonsdale quay, north vancouver

photos:  aubrey

Neutrals are a natural pick

When designing a room I feel that a neutral palette is the way to go! I applaud those of you that are able to design your living spaces with bold permanent pieces!  I need to be able to switch up my space within in an hour if I want to. I know I am not alone in this! I am right? When I say “neutral” this is what I am seeing in my head……


How GORG are these spaces?

A neutral palette lets you have the option to change your mind as many times as your little heart desires.

Say you want to create a beachy relaxed space? It is as easy as adding your favourite beach artwork, a few linen  coloured pillows (how about turquoise!), tea lights in mason jars full of sand …oh and don’t forget the piece of coral!


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There you have it a beachy room!

Neutral spaces allow you to play dress up with your living spaces all year long. Will a neutral palette be your next pick?



pure bread

so…our first outing since we decided to start this blog was to pure bread on hastings and cambie in vancouver.  and it was tasty!


i did find it a bit overwhelming though…there is so much choice in baked goods!  i finally settled for a favourite of mine – lemon loaf.  and it was very nice and lemony 🙂  aubrey got a bacon mushroom quiche and a salted caramel dessert and she enjoyed her selections as well!

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the coffee is from stumptown coffee roasters and my latte was delicious.  i asked for no foam and got exactly what i asked for!


it’s definitely a nice space – the high ceilings give it a very airy feel.  a great place to go with a friend for a pastry, coffee and a good chat.  but it is small.  we were lucky to get a table. and it’s busy!  the line-up was never-ending.


if you ever find yourself in this area, make sure to stop in!

welcome to From A two A!

You know that moment when you are organizing a catch up with your friends and someone always says  “why don’t we try somewhere new!”?

Maybe a new neighbourhood, a new type of cuisine or just skip the whole eating thing and head straight to the shoppes.  And everyone is like… Where should we go ??????

From A Two A is here for all you YVR lovelies. We are going to be sharing with you the yummiest cafes, the most fabulous boutiques to spoil yourself in and all the  hidden gems throughout greater Vancouver that we believe are a MUST visit!!  We will also be adding a little dash of style and decor to your week as well! Stay tuned …..

Chat later,

From A Two A