I am the designer and co-owner (with the lovely Kristy Brinkley) of Redfish Kids, and we celebrated our tenth year in 2015 of designing and making vibrant, quality children’s clothes right here in Vancouver. Our boutiques are downtown and in Dundarave, but I live in the Main Street area – and love it! My husband is an artist and professor at SFU, our 13-year-old son is entering secondary school (gulp) and our 10-year-old daughter, was recently featured in this awesome Hershey’s advert. We all love the arts… and basketball!(is there a better sport??)
Lorraine’s favourite spots around the city
Best Fresh Made Pizza in the city – period.
758 W 16th Ave, Vancouver
Our favourite family days are spent at the beach and we love the summer sailing camps for kids of all ages, put on by MacSailing in Jerico.
1300 Discovery St, Vancouver
The seawall is one of Vancouver’s greatest assets and we love hopping on bikes and heading out with a picnic stop on Third Beach.
Summer Sunday’s just don’t feel right without a trip to a Farmers Market – Trout Lake is our family favourite.
This is one just for me and the hubby – we love to escape to El Camino once in a while for date night. We love Tequila and they always play the best David Bowie classics.
3250 Main St, Vancouver
Vancouver’s largest gathering of food trucks – Roaming Dragon the best which is why we chose them for our recent Dundarave store opening – alongside great music, sunshine and ping pong games – bliss!
Excellent coffee and just a great place to hang out with the kids and dogs.
4393 St. George St, Vancouver
Erin McGann is the former Managing Editor for Vancouver Mom and Toronto Mom Now. She drinks just a bit too much coffee, is a bit obsessed about sourcing local food, plays the cello moderately well, spends too much time on Twitter, keeps honeybees on a rooftop, and has a thing for single-malt whisky. Erin is working on a novel set in turn-of-the-century Vancouver, which her husband, son and dog have to hear about all the time, and also blogs at Erin at Large.