I like to work at the SFU Surrey campus because we have this great, open desk area, and my desk is by the window. But, sometimes if I don’t want to do the hour commute from Vancouver I’ll go to a coffee shop where there’s some background noise.
So many places! The seawall from Spanish Banks, Jericho Beach, Kits Beach, False Creek, English Bay, and Stanley Park is great for cycling, running, or a picnic. Try out a yoga studio. Right now I go to one of Semperviva’s studios. If you’re looking for complete relaxation, try out Float House. It’s a sensory deprivation tank where you’re suspended in salt water, and it’s completely life changing. Local bookstores like Tanglewood Books or Kidsbooks. There’s something magical about them!
If I’m feeling kind of blah and want a healthy meal, I’ll go to Dharma Kitchen. It’s really cozy and my body is so happy after. My place of indulgence is definitely Earnest Ice Cream. Even though it can be pricy, it’s totally worth it. Plus, they usually have wacky flavours like Whiskey Hazelnut. But, the best thing to do is make your own food. I try to make a big batch of something that will last the week when I’ll be too busy or exhausted to cook. You can even get your groceries delivered to you with services like SPUD!