Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver BC’

March 27th, 2013

White Balloons


Again, I’d like to feature my friend Nathalee‘s recent art work here. I’ve been following her art work and I really enjoy documenting the process because her design is always so delightful and beautiful. I like all the colours that she gathers together, and especially this white theme is my favourite.

It was for an art gallery in Vancouver BC; Access Gallery, when they had an art auction event a few feeks ago. Here are some of the behind-the-scene shots before the show started.


Visit Nathalee’s new website here —–> Nathalee Paolinelli : Design/ Display/ Decoration

Access Gallery: 222 east Georgia St, Vancouver BC V6A 1Z7 Canada

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March 14th, 2013

Red Balloons


Some shots from a house party that Nathalee threw last month.

She put together such wonderful decoration at her place and I love how she always makes it so effortlessly, yet, it looks amazing every time.

Thanks for the magical night, Nathalee!

(I also love her kitchen space filled with lots of beautiful dried flowers (below). Sooooo nice. )


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March 13th, 2013

Nathalee’s Dreamcatcher

DSC_1065Some “Behind-the Scene” shots from a photo shoot I did last month for my good friend Nathalee = a super talented artist. We had a lot of fun that day. (She’ll be launching her new website soon. Looking forward to sharing more info here with you!.)



Some kids in the park started to gather around and helped us out while we were trying to hang up the big dreamcatcher. So cute!



Nathalee’s been making beautiful decorations for window displays, art galleries, music shows and such. Her dream catcher is one of my favorites. She has an excellent taste in design and her art is really who she is. So fun, delightful and joyful.

This is just one of the many photo shoots we’ve done together recently. More to share here soon! Stay tuned.

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March 9th, 2013

Thinking of…

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One of my favourite memories of summer that I spent a couple of years ago in Vancouver, Canada.

I thought about it today randomly when I found these old prints again.

Nobody was there but us. Just the wild nature and good friends.

The sun was hot. The water was gentle.

Only the waves were heard in the darkness of the night.

Endless summer, I think I miss you.

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March 8th, 2013

Snow and Blue

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It’s sunny today and the clear blue sky makes me wander…

I’m at my desk, seeing the snowy mountains from my window. The view is still and strong.

I wish I could feel the icy wind on my face and hands, standing right up at a mountain peak in complete silence right now.

(More photos from that day of snowshoeing in Vancouver BC here.)

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January 18th, 2012


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レスキュー隊のヘリコプター発見。黄色が青空に映えてかっこいい〜、なんて言っていたら本当に誰かがSOS していたようです。


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November 22nd, 2011

Forest Dog Walk

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ライトハウスパーク(Point Atkinson Lighthouse Park)はバンクーバーから30分程、高級住宅が建ち並ぶ海沿いの細い道を抜けていったところにある古い灯台の立つ公園です。

駐車場から灯台まで様々なコースで歩いていけるちょっとしたハイキングコースがあり、メインコースをゆっくり歩くていくと、片道30分ほどでバンクーバーの街が見渡せる展望所(View Point)の岩場に到着できます。この日はあいにく雨だったのでせっかく展望所に登っても曇っていて写真もゆっくり撮れませんでしたが,,,。きっとお天気の良い日に行ったら綺麗な景色が見渡せるはずです。

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September 8th, 2011






Utsuwa: A general term used in the pottery world pertaining mostly to items used at the table.

My friends and I have been working on some small projects together this summer. There are still many things to plan and organize, but we decided to do a little photo shoot together for fun one day.


Yumiko is an excellent cook. She’s preparing the food to go with every plate before the shoot.


Lori kindly agreed to take pictures of my selection of Japanese pottery. The results were beautiful. (I can’t wait to share them with you here one day soon.)


Taking notes and planning some details in the afternoon.


We wrapped our shoot and all we had to do left was to eat all the food Yumiko made for the shoot. Delicious and fun lunch breaks are my favourite thing.

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August 15th, 2011

Farmers Market






On a sunny Sunday morning, my friend and I grabbed our bikes and headed to Vancouver Farmers Market (Kitsilano location).

Grocery shopping in a fluorescent light in a super market is never fun for me, but I do enjoy shopping at farmers markets in the summertime. The friendly and festive environment makes me feel energized and simply excited about food.

It’s nice to be able to buy the fresh local produce from the people who are passionate about it. It makes a huge difference because I think of their hard work when I’m eating it, and I appreciate it more.

“You are what you eat.”

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August 9th, 2011

Go Fish


先日お天気が良い日に友達と「Go Fish」にランチ食べに行ってきました。バンクーバーにいる人はみんな知っているこのシーフード屋台。私は初めての挑戦。噂通り長い列が並んでいました。






On a sunny day like this, this just can’t go wrong.

Nestled near Granville Island along the seawall, Go Fish is a little seafood shack at Fisherman’s Wharf (Granville Island) that serves up all that is from the sea.
It’s a casual place with outdoor seating overlooking False Creek and with views of Downtown Vancouver, Granville Island.

I tried the seared tuna sandwich and the Tacones (softshell tacos wrapped in a cone shape) with a grilled salmon with chipotle mayonnaise and a grilled tuna with nori and wasabi mayonnaise. They were incredible.

Good food is here to make everyone happy.

Go Fish

1504 West 1st Ave. Vancouver, BC V6J1E8

Tel: (604) 730-5040

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