Alex Liang's Guide to Vancouver

Posted: Mar 07 2015

Although Now Living In Toronto, Alex Liang of Kenton Magazine Originally Hails From The West Coast. Here He Shares His Guide To Vancouver!

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If you follow Alex Liang on Instagram, you'll already know that he's got his eyes and ears on the ground when it comes to fashion, travel, and all things relating to living a stylish lifestyle. The Chic Canuck caught up with Alex to find out where he loves eat, shop and hang out when back home in Vancouver!


Where To Eat:

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Breakfast: Oru at the Fairmont Pacific Rim is beautiful, airy and offers a great view of Coal Harbour. I especially love the weekend brunch!

Lunch: Cactus Club Café in English Bay. There are many Cactus Club locations around the city, but this one in particular is very unique. It is the only restaurant on the “beach side” of the street in English Bay, allowing you to dine right next to the sand. They also have a killer ceviche.

Dinner: PidGiN is casual fine dining at its best. This hot spot features a fantastic, modern fusion menu accompanied by a long list of creative cocktails.

Where to Shop:

gastown vancouver

My favorite shopping spot in Vancouver is Gastown. There are so many cool boutiques there and I feel like every time I go back to visit Vancouver, there’s a new store that’s opened up.
For luxury, Alberni Street at Burrard is where it’s at; the home of Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Gucci and more. For high street fashion, head to Robson Street. You’ll find all of the global brands there, plus a few Vancouver and Canadian homegrown stores.

Where to Sip:

There are tons of great coffee shops in Vancouver. I always enjoy JJ Bean and Caffè Artigiano when I’m in town. Both have a number of locations, most with comfortable seating as well. Giovane back at the Fairmont Pacific Rim is also a favorite, with a chic street side patio during the summer.

Where to Visit:

granville island

My favorite spot to visit in Vancouver is Granville Island. There’s always action between the market, the playhouse, the art galleries and stores, and the marina. Not to mention, there’s almost always live performers in the square.


Thank You Alex!


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