Gabrielle Dugré Desrochers

Vancouver

Spotter since 2017

My spots (15)

Virtuous Pie – Plant-based pizza for everyone

"Virtuous Pie" in Vancouver is a perfect place for quick dinner. They have vegan pizza, which I love together with sparkling water. Simple but delicious!

restaurants
Restaurants

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Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

The Creative Individual – Beautiful murals

"The Creative Individual" is a Vancouver-based mural, billboard and room painting company. My city can be grey, but places like this brighten my days...

arts&culture
Art & culture

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Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

The Soap Dispensary – Zero-waste awesomeness

"The Soap Dispensary" (and Kitchen Staples) is a must-have in a place like Vancouver. It's our first zero-waste grocery store -- of many to come, I hope!

shopping
Shopping

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Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

Show Off – Fashion clothing

"Show Off" is a little gem of a fashion store. It's an ideal place to look for things like dresses for parties, galas and the like. I like the lady!

shopping
Shopping

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Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

Rosemary Rocksalt – Bagels for everyday

"Rosemary Rocksalt" in Vancouver makes Montreal-Style bagels, exactly the way I like them! They are famous for their rosemary/rocksalt bagels - delicious!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants
snacks
Snacks

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Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

Quick Nickel Clothing – Good value

"Quick Nickel Clothing" in Vacouver perfectly satisfies my savvy side when it comes to buying discounted clothing and fashion items. What a steal!

shopping
Shopping

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Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

F as in Frank – Trendy thrift

"F as in Frank" Vancouver is one of my top options when looking for thrift shops with '80s and '90s fashion! Remember to look out for their 'rag machine'.

shopping
Shopping

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Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

Aperture Coffee Bar – Great ambiance

"Aperture Coffee Bar" in Vancouver is a cafe with a very inviting seating space. It's simple, a little old-fashioned, and makes delicious Matcha Latte!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Gabrielle

Dugré Desrochers

About me

About me
I was born and raised in Quebec. I like to believe that I have an artistic soul, which led me to study Fine Arts as well as Makeup Artistry for TV & Film.

I moved to British Columbia for a 9-month teaching contract in 2014, but never left. Upon moving to Vancouver the following year, I started discovering the city like a tourist… And finally felt like a local! I'm now a freelance artist and have the chance to discover some sweet spots when filming or doing photoshoots. I also work for a local University which also feels like its own little city.

I choose to stay here every day because I feel like there's always more to see. To explore. To discover. Vancouver is the perfect place to be for someone who enjoys the outdoors but likes the convenience of the city… Which is why I like it so much!

Here, you can see the sunrise at the beach during your morning jog, go for a beautiful hike in the afternoon, enjoy a fancy dinner, then attend the big concert of the year... And maybe finish the evening at a local brewery. All on the same day!

It's a delight to be able to call this place home.

I love all the local cafés, the yoga obsession, the vegetarian and vegan options (almost everywhere), the markets in and around the city and the diversity of ethnicities. Oh, and the winter isn't too cold, so that's a bonus!

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