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One Day Getaway – Bowen Island Guide

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If you are looking for a quick and picturesque escape from the city, Bowen Island is probably an easy getaway for spending a relaxing afternoon, day or weekend exploring the amazing landscape of Vancouver coast line.

Bowen Island is a 30-minute ferry trip from Horseshoe Bay or from English Bay to Snug Cove and it’s probably as convenient as it is quick to get there. The ferry is reasonably priced at $12 per person or $37 per car and there are plenty of things to do once you get there. As I went for an afternoon trip, we ended up taking the car from Horseshoe Bay and we synced up with the ferry schedule to avoid waiting times. Make sure you check the Bowen Island ferry schedule from Hoereshbay or English Bay before planing your getaway.

Things To Do On Bowen Island

Explore Snug Cove. Snug Cove is a quaint little place where the ferry drops you off. There are cute cafes, restaurants and pubs you can relax while waiting for the ferry back. This is also the place to grab a bite to eat if you’re looking for more variety. There are also a few cafes on the island that have small snacks and coffee.

Hike around Killarney Lake.  A 5 minute drive from Snug Cove will get you to Killarney Lake. Doing the lake loop hike will take you over 1h and it’s quite a picturesque and low difficulty hike.

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Mount Gardner Hike. From one side of Killarney Lake take the hike towards Mount Gardner. This is a longer hike of about 17km round-trip but the view at the top is really spectacular! You can spot  Howe Sound, the Sunshine Coast, West Vancouver and Burrard Inlet. We recommend going for the hike in the morning as it’s going to take you about half a day.

Art + Coffee. Quite surprisingly Bowen Island has a few art galleries you can wonder through and admire. A short walk from Snug Cove on Grafton Road will take you in a quaint plaza called Artisan Square with cute buildings, a few galleries and cafes. Grab a healthy breakfast at Artisan Bakery and then indulge in a cup of coffee and a chocolate truffle on the patio at Cocoa West Chocolatier.

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Drinks and Bites.  The Bowen Island restaurant scene is pretty good and diverse! You can find lots of good pub style places but also Asian options and contemporary cuisine. We loved and tried Doc Morgan’s, Shika, and Snug Cafe .

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Kayaking and Beach. If the weather is nice check out the Bowen Island Marina and the beach. You can rent kayaks and paddle boards from Bowen Island Kayaking and explore the Cove and see Bowen Island from the shore.

We hope you’ll enjoy the guide and let us know if you have any other recommendations! We’re going to Bowen Island once in a while, so it’s always good to hear about new things to do on Bowen Island.

xx,

Liza and Carolina.

Outfits

Instagram Roundup – III

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  1. Lazy weekends, one cant go wrong with the basics right? V-neck tee, high-waisted denim shorts, saddle bag.
  2. Throw back to Carol’s summer road trip to Lake Louise. Check the full Rocky Mountains Itinerary here.
  3. Lake Iseo, Italy – Liza walking on the water and wearing a cute lace dress and gladiator sandals.
  4. What to wear for a touristic  summer day : tank top, jeans shorts and sneakers.
  5. A closer look of  the perfect summer outfit –  Check our Favourite Summer Sandals here!
  6. Boho vibes for the Vancouver Jazz Festival. Get the look: bell sleeve top, distressed jeans, Topshop lace up sandals and crossbody bag.
  7. Another peek at Liza’s summer vacation – Riding through Copenhagen in comfy kicks!
  8. Weekend OOTD for a cloudy summer day in Vancouver. White tank and jeans, grey cardigan, and tassel bag.
  9. We are really into statement sleeves this season. How cute is this yellow blouse? Similar top, high-waisted  shorts, leather flats, Rebecca Minkoff Bag.
Most Wanted

Favourite Sandals for Summer

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It’s finally Summer, the best time of the year in my humbled opinion. 🙂  I love everything about it: longer days, blue skies, weekends at the beach and of course, summer clothes! It feels great to wear lightweight fabrics and dress in a laid back casual way. Whether you’ll go with a breezy dress or a lacy blouse, one thing we know for sure: you’ll need a pair of comfy trendy sandals!  We already shared our spring staples here, so keep scrolling to see our Favourite Sandals for Summer that we could just live in for the whole season!

1. Espadrilles

Nothing says summer like espadrilles. These rustic rope soled sandals will bring a casual-chic European vibe to any outfit. Our favourites are the wrap-up open-toes, but we also adore the traditional ballerina shape and the heeled version of these sandals.

Raye Sandal (picture) // Asos Ankle Strap // Soludos Wedge,

2.  Lace-Up

This season is all about the laces!  A trend that has been around for over a year and is definitely staying for a while! We are huge fans of lace up shoes (as seen here, here & here) so it’s a little obvious that we can’t resist a classic bohemian lace up sandal.

Soludos Flats (picture) // Aldo Nude Sandal / /Hinge Wrap-around

3. Minimalist

One can’t go wrong with the minimal style. Sometimes less really is more, so a simple, plain, leather sandal might just be your go-to shoe for the whole season.

Madewell Slide Sandal (picture) // Ancient Greek Sandals // Joie a La Plage Slip on

4. Gladiator

A summer staple, the Gladiators will never go out of style. This slightly heavier sandal will add a great balance to a romantic summer dress or an off-shoulder crop top. We love the the high knee length for an even edgier look!

 Dolce Vita Sandal (picture)//Asos  Strappy Gladiator// Revolve High-Knee-Sandal.

5. Low Block Heel

Trendy, versatile and comfortable – all attributes of the block heeled sandals! The ankle strap detail adds the perfect feminine touch. These are the shoes that will take you from the office to the summer parties and won’t let you down!

Steve Madden Irene (picture) // Asos Lace Up Mules //  Sam Edelman Susie

 

For more inspiration on Summer Outfits, follow our Pinterest board here!