Vancity Girlfriends had a little hiatus with the busyness of life! Thought it would be nice to share with our readers what we've been up to including our Girl's Night Out dates.
I had a gift card for the Keg so we decided to meet at The Keg on Alberni Street downtown Vancouver which Carolyn also describes as the Shangrila Keg. This was the first time I went to this location and I loved the atmosphere. First we met at the bottom of staircase that led up to the front doors of the restaurant. The staircase was lined with bamboo on both sides creating a natural and beautiful entrance. I had made Open Table reservations for 5pm and that's also when the dining room and outdoor patio opened. It was a beautiful sunny evening so we asked to sit in the elegant patio and dine outdoors.
Happy Hour was from 3-6pm so we had time to indulge in $6 glasses of wine. I had the white on tap and Carolyn had the red on tap. Both were lovely blends that I would return to have again. It was worth going for an early dinner just to be able to have $6 glass of wine.
For our meals, we didn't order from the Happy Hour menu but instead had the Keg classic dinners which start with a caesar salad and the steak of your choice comes with grilled vegetables and a side of your choice. I chose the Top Sirloin (8oz) steak with bernaise sauce and a twice baked potato. The Keg Classic dinners did not disappoint. We were both completely satisfied with our meals and the ambiance at The Keg on Alberni in Vancouver.
After our meal, we walked down Robson Street and stopped at our favorite beauty store, Sephora. I was looking for a new cleanser and moisturizer and found the Ole Henriksen A Brighter Truth skincare kit with the cleaner, serum, and moisturizer. The brighter truth has vitamin c to help with the sun spots and age spots which I need so I bought the reasonably priced kit at $42. It has a light fruity scent that is refreshing so we'll see how I feel after I test it for a month.
Then we continued our journey down Robson Street past the Vancouver Art Gallery where there was a busker playing music on the street. We were both completely full from dinner so the evening stroll downtown was a way to walk off our dinner. Since Carolyn needed to travel by the Canada Skytrain Line, we decided to walk to the Roundhouse Yaletown skytrain station. Just outside the skytrain station we were pleasantly surprised with the Underbrella art exhibit. Umbrellas in the sky. It was the perfect way to end our girl's night out.