Megan Williams is a Canadian author based in West Vancouver, British Columbia. Her first book, Our Interrupted Fairy Tale, is a real-life love story, uniquely told from both Megan and her partner, Chad Warren’s perspectives. The story details the raw intimacies of being young, in love and in a serious relationship with someone fighting an incurable blood cancer.
Megan’s new book, Don’t Call The Office, is coauthored with her nine-year-old stepdaughter, Madison. What started as an idea on the drive home from school has evolved into a brightly illustrated, humorous children’s book that Madison and Megan have loved working on together – while eating cheesecake.
Family-owned and operated, Cafe Crema’s muffins and lattes are simple and delicious. It’s the first place I had a latte and didn’t need to add anything to it! Try the Phil & Sebastian Latte with the Paddy Pumpkin muffin. Crema is also where Madison and I started and finished our book together and where I finished my first book so it’s also quite a sentimental place for me.
Go for the beet tempura salad and absinth martinis. Their curry is unexpectedly awesome, too.
Blackberries taste better here.
We love West Vancouver Aquatic Centre’s swimming pool. We’re there most weekends during the school year. I don’t know who tires who out more, Madison or us, but every time we leave the pool, we’re happy and ready to relax. Be sure to look at their pool schedule before going–if you’re lucky, you’ll time your swim with the wibit, an inflatable play structure in the pool!
The best patio in the city for all-day sun and an unobstructed sunset. Their avocado margaritas are worth booking the afternoon off work for. The Beeach House in West Van is right down the seawall from our house and we all enjoy a good oyster feed. Not to mention, their Shirley Temples are the best in the city!
Brad’s favourite right now is Calabash in Vancouver. My favourite is Chewies Steam & Oyster Bar.