This week’s VM Mom to Follow is Amy Beeman is mom to eight-year-old twins Lucy and Sam, and they love exploring their East Van neighbourhood! She feels fortunate to live in such a great area with wonderful neighbours. When Amy’s not hanging out with the family, she’s either at work (early mornings at 94.5 Virgin Radio with Jonny, Holly & Nira), running with friends or writing for her blog According to Amy and posts for VancouverMom.ca. PS: She is also a VM Top 30 Blogger.
Seven places Amy likes to explore with her family
Trout Lake Farmers Market
The perfect Saturday morning family outing! Get your shopping done, then grab a snack and a coffee and enjoy the park. The kids love it!
The parking lot of John Hendry Park, Lakewood Dr. & East 13th Ave.
Spotlight Dance Centre in Burnaby
Lucy and Sam love their Saturday morning ballet class. The teachers are amazing and it’s a great studio. I love watching my kids dance!
6637 Hastings St, Burnaby
Cedar Cottage Pub
This is my go-to girls night out location. It’s a classic pub with darts, pool, great drink specials and killer nachos. Plus it’s close to my house so it’s easy to stumble home.
3728 Clark Dr, Vancouver
Commercial Street Café
Their cinnamon buns are the best! It’s a fun local coffee shop with lots of room to relax with your coffee (and kids!).
3599 Commercial St, Vancouver
Trout Lake Playground
My kids can play for hours at this playground; there’s something for all ages. Plus there’s a coffee shop in the community centre, so I can caffeinate myself while they play. ☺
This is our fave family restaurant. The kids love trying new rolls and working on their chopstick skills.
371 E Broadway, Vancouver, 604-872-0053
La Casa Gelato
They have 238 gelato flavours and you’re allowed to try them all! It’s such a fun experience to hang out and take your time picking out the perfect flavour. The kids ask to go there all the time.
>> Casa Gelato