This week’s Mom to Follow is Sabrina Vi, a flight attendant currently on mat leave turned small shop owner. Her 16-month-old Aria has already visited quite a few places (Disneyland in Paris being their current fave)! Her love for dressing up Aria inspired her to start Head to Tiny Toes, a small online shop for babies and toddlers. The best part is sharing this experience with Aria and taking tons of photos together for their website (and Instagram)!
They live in Olympic Village and walk everywhere – rain or shine (or snow!) This beautiful city is their playground, and she takes full advantage walking from Yaletown to Coal Harbour to English Bay and more.
Five places Sabrina loves!
Who doesn’t love Granville Island? From the view to the food & endless entertainment for the kids, what’s not to love?! And, this being the home to Lee’s Donuts is a giant plus in my books!
Sun Yat Sen Garden
This serene little garden in the heart of the city is definitely worth a stroll no matter the season! It’s beautiful year round. We love walking through, taking in some culture and not to mention the amazing backdrop for some beautiful photos!
Narrowing this one down is hard! So I’m just going to leave it at the Vancouver seawall! I love everything about it & can literally get lost in thought for hours walking along it! Bonus that there are tons of parks along the way for Aria to play at if she starts to get restless.
Wee Expressions music/sign class at Creekside Community Centre
I don’t know who loves this class more – me or Aria! It’s a great place to meet other new moms and for Aria to learn to interact with other kiddos! It’s also amazing to see how much she learns through music! When she started signing “more” & “done” to me before she could even crawl, I was sold! Sign me up!
Most parents already know that the Vancouver Aquarium is a great place to bring the kids but this place truly has a special part of my heart! Specifically the jellyfish exhibit! I have taken many milestone photos there with Aria, starting with her still in my belly!
Again, not a hidden gem for parents but definitely a gem nonetheless! We are obsessed with this place! I love that there’s fun activities for a growing child so they can get endless hours of educational play! It’s fun for both my baby and the big kid in me!
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Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).