Gastown, Vancouver

It is the end of my semester, which means it is officially crunch time. This also means that I don’t have a lot of time to do much of anything besides homework and my internship. However, one great thing about doing an internship at a local publication is that you are able to attend lots of events.

On Thursday I was fortunate enough to cover the Vancouver Alternative Fashion Week[end] launch at the Lamplighter pub in Gastown. Having some extra time before the event, my good friend, Hannah (and fellow journalist), decided to make the most out of the night.

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We both love Gastown. It has an unique atmosphere that you can’t quite explain. It has a London vibe with a Vancouver feel. If you haven’t been to this part of the city, it is a must see.

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We started the evening by grabbing sushi at MoMo Sushi. I’d never been here before and was excited to try somewhere new. This restaurant used to be a diner that went under the streets of Gastown. By looking at the outside, it is barely noticeable the wonders that are inside. I can see why this place can be easily passed, but after eating here, I would recommend going inside.

I ordered a box combo. The portions and variety were huge. In my box I gotĀ chicken teriyaki, tempura, gyoza, miso soup, sunamono, california roll and rice. It was a lot of food, but it was delicious. It was also all under $10.

As it was an Alternative Fashion Event, I wore my leather skirt with a studded waist, paired with my thick skull sweater. I still felt stylish, however, with a bit of edge.046

After dinner we made our way to the event. Our walk wasn’t long, but as it is Vancouver, it was raining the entire way. Even in the rain, the atmosphere of Gastown was amazing. You can be in this part of the city in the most miserable weather and still be happy.

We arrived at the VALT launch party where we were met by people dressed to the nines. It was amazing to see how creative people can be when it comes to their clothing. I interviewed two of the co-founders, and then had a couple of drinks with Hannah. Soon we decided it was time to leave and went out again in the rain.

If you are looking for a good place to chill out in Vancouver, Gastown is the place to be. There are so many small restaurants that have the most amazing food. There are also so many places to pop in to have a drink.

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