What I Love About Storybrooke

Storybrooke like Once Upon A Time Storybrooke. Holler up to my fellow Oncers!!!!

Just kidding, I won’t talk about Storybrooke. I will talk about Steveston, the film site of Once Upon A Time and real-life Storybrooke.

Whenever I am in Vancouver, I make sure that I drop by the very quaint village of Steveston. This is why.

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Pajo's Fish and Chips

And this is why.

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Cod fillet and unli chips

I love it. The best fish and (bottomless) chips that I ever had. Silly me because I only knew that the chips were refillable by my third visit. Freshly battered and fried fish and unlimited chips (not the fastfood kind) is absolutely a great start to a great day.

And I only knew that the town is the film site of Once Upon A Time by my fourth visit.

Another reason why I love Steveston is because I am a vintage and thrift junkie. And they have loads of those shops here. I usually buy books. A hardbound The Fault In Our Stars for one Canadian dollar is definitely a good deal. I also bought this vintage Victorian-style rabbit stuffed toy once. It reminded me of the Velveteen Rabbit.

One more reason why I love Steveston is the cafés and coffee shops. We are not talking about Starbucks although they do have one. We are talking about those local roasters where in they brew their coffee fresh and they make their food in their own kitchens. There are loads to choose from. Even I have not tried it all.

In case you are wondering, yes, Granny’s cafe from OUAT is real. And it looks like this from the inside.

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So different, I know.

The last reason why I love Steveston is because… see for yourself.

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The Public Library on the left and Granny's on the right

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The town is already magical as it is without being the film site of a fantasy TV series. I honestly believe that the town was chosen just because of that. Steveston is a hidden gem, a town that you would not know exist until you hear it from the right people. It is a town that will fill you with wonder… just like Storybrooke.

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Photo-Dumping San Francisco

I present the first time that I walked the streets of San Francisco, California. Featured are the San Francisco Bay side, Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lombard Street, Transamerica Pyramid, and the city skyline and shoreline.

East Hillsdale Blvd

Port of San Francisco

Port of San Francisco

Pier 3

Pier 3

Street performer

Bay Bridge

Bay Bridge

PiersideYatch Masts

Pier 39

Pier 39

Pier 39

Alcatraz Island

Alcatraz Island

Parked Yatchs

Fisherman's Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

Cream and Tan Buildings

Transamerica Pyramid

Transamerica Pyramid

Downhill Lombard

Downhill Lombard

Lombard Street

Lombard Street

Coit Tower and Sts Peter & Paul Church via Lombard skyline

Coit Tower and Sts Peter & Paul Church via Lombard skyline

Going down Lombard

Bikers Transamerica Pyramid

City Lights Bookstore

City Lights Bookstore

Poetry Room Panorama

Jack Kerouac Alley

Jack Kerouac Alley

Chinatown

Chinatown

Lamp post in SFO Chinatown

Blogtober Challenge 13: Why I Love Ben

Ben, for me, is the perfect guy. He is too good to be true. I admit that I was indifferent when I first learned of him. I thought that he was like any other.

Opportunity seemed to have laughed at me when circumstances brought us together. When I first laid my eyes on him, I just knew that he was the one. Ben is perfection for me. If I did not love my home court then I would have left for Ben in a heartbeat.

I was skeptical at first but the further that I got to know him, the further I fell in love.

M&M's World London

London is diverse, colorful, and is available for everyone. Just like a pack of M&M’s.

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Blogtober Challenge 6: How to Mix and Match Clothes for a Three-Day Layover

How lucky am I? I am currently in Melbourne, Australia for a layover and I was planning to do an outfit post. Then, Blogtober Challenge 6 decided to be about my outfit for the day.

I am not just showing one but three outfits combinations!!! Hoorah! Let us take a break from the seriousness as I share how I mix and match clothes for a layover.

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