Field Notes – Portland Oregon, USA

Field Notes – Portland Oregon, USA

  This is the look that stayed on my face the entire time I was in Portland. I’m not one to say it about many cities in the world, but Portland is definitely one place I could move to at the drop of a hat. Everything about this city was delightful. Superb coffee, a culture…

Old Faithful Shop – Gastown, Vancouver

Old Faithful Shop – Gastown, Vancouver

The Old Faithful Shop in Gastown is a beautifully curated homewares and lighting store right opposite Timber Train Coffee. They stock a heap of cool accessories too (bags, wallets, filter coffee paraphernalia etc…), so make sure you pop in and say hi. Here’s a few shots from my visit. A big thanks to the guys…

Timber Train Coffee Roasters – Gastown, Vancouver

Timber Train Coffee Roasters – Gastown, Vancouver

Timbertrain is the new kid on the coffee block in Vancouver. Located in Gastown, Timbertrain runs their own roasts (done offsite) through a custom matt black La Marzocco Strada and Mazzers (one of the slickest paintjobs I’ve ever seen on a machine). This place was the best coffee I found in the city, bar none.…

Field Notes – Vancouver, Canada

Field Notes – Vancouver, Canada

  I’ve been on the road for the past month checking out some of the United States and Canada with my wife Andy. Consider it a coffee/foodie tour of North America! We started in Vancouver before heading down to Portland and then across to New York and Boston. I finally got around to my post…

Bailey Nelson is quite the spectacle

Bailey Nelson is quite the spectacle

I’m shortsighted, which is a little like the photographic equivalent of spending my entire life looking through a 50mm lens. I’m not too fussed by this little genetic defect as it means I can splash out on spectacles every now and then. My previous set were a rather expensive pair of Gotti’s from Switzerland and…

Fond of Fonda in Windsor

Fond of Fonda in Windsor

Yesterday was one of those dreamy afternoons when the sun just doesn’t seem to want to go to sleep. I took a stroll down Chapel Street in search of a lazy beer and a feed. Fonda’s first foray South of the river was the perfect destination to soak up the summer glow and tuck into…