Best pizza in Vancouver

Trilussa Pizza & Pane
4363 Main Street Vancouver, BC (604) 558-3338

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I've been really into Vancitybuzz recently, there's so many things about my city that I learn from this website on a daily basis. Life hacks, events, gatherings and the best or cheapest places to go grab a bite.

Which lead me to Trilussa. For those of you who know me personally, I love pizza. I can have it everyday, thick crust, thin crust, stuffed crust, cheesy crust, I love it all! But of them all I have to say Trilussa has to be my all time favourite. Particularly the brunch pizza.

I quickly scheduled a date with K, upon arriving we were greeted warmly by the friendly staff and owner. It took us a while to decide what we wanted because everything looked so good. Unlike the average pizza joint, you can't really buy their pizza as a whole or by slice, that is not an option. Instead you buy it by the inch!  5 inch or 8 inch.

In the end K got the Vancouver (salmon and organic salad) and I got the Trastevere (Pancetta, Mozzarella and Pecorino)

We were both very impressed with the quality of the pizza, both of them gets heated up again in the over before serving - that is if it wasn't already fresh. And if they don't have it out, they make it right away!

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I went back not to long ago, this time I tried the brunch pizza. If you have had this yet, you have to go try! I thought their pizzas in general was good until I had the brunch pizza, which had an egg on top of the pizza (my 2 favourite things, egg and pizza, which surprisingly taste superb together).

Five Guys, Five Guys!

Five Guys Burger and Fries
15011 NE 24th StreetRedmondWA 98052 (148th Ave NE) | (425) 643-8111 |

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Its been a really long time since I've first heard of Five Guys Burgers and Fries. But only recently did i have the chance to try it, reason being the only Five Guys location i knew of was all the way in Surrey and I did not drive back then, which made it kind of impossible to go try.

Anyways this past weekend i went on a mini road trip with my family to Portland (just for the weekend~). Theres no tax in Portland which is why everything feels cheaper. It was a long drive from Vancouver to Portland so we made a quick stop for food, we were going to go to Jack-in-the-box when my sister and i spotted Five Guys hiding behind.

We just had to go try!!

Walking into the place, the ground was covered in peanut shells, this made me question "Are all Five Guys like this?", "Where did all the peanut shells come from?". The questions in my head kept coming so I asked the cashier. It turns out they have a box of peanuts for the customers to munch on and the customers just so happens like to throw their shells on the floor.

Anyways, I've been a huge fan of In-n-Out Burgers for a while now, so I really wanted to know what made Five Guys so different, and why do I hear people raving about their stuff.

So after reading some of the posters they had on the walls I learnt that Five guys cooks with peanut oil,  peanut oil is low in saturated fats, free from cholesterol and contains essential fatty acids such as omega-6 making it one of the healthiest oils to cook with.

Our burgers & peanuts 

Can you see how soft the buns are?? 

The patty was made in front of us when we made our order. One of the juicier patties I've had, my mom actually prefers this over the generic fast food burgers from Vancouver, reasons being:

a) The patty was made in front of us meaning that they were not pre cooked, because of this the burger tasted juicier and fresher.
b) Although the price is a littler higher than average but you're getting what you paid for (which is above average). And plus an average burger at McDonalds is around $5
c) There is a long list of toppings for you to add to your burger, this way every burger is customized to satisfy your tastebuds 
d) Free peanuts!!

It wasn't until later that I found out each Five Guys burger actually contains less calories than a McDonalds burger. You can find a detailed list of nutrition content of each burger HERE.

LUCY'S: What happened?

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I loved Lucy's so much i had to go back again, this time I took A with me. throughout the whole car ride there I was telling her how great the food at Lucy's was, and how its conveniently opened 24 hours a day. (Perfect for late night munchies after clubbing)

I was quite happy at first, we got there around 11pm, there wasn't a lot of people (only 3 tables) so we didn't have to wait to be seated. The waitress seemed jolly, but it did however take some time for someone to come over and take our order (surprisingly it was one of staff that was getting off)

I ordered the Mac n' Cheese and Pulled Pork Hoagie again, this order comes with either a soup or fries on the side, the person who took my order did not ask me what I wanted so I had to call him back and tell him that I wanted to try their chicken noodle soup (which at the time was their soup of the day).

When the food came out it looked promising, however from the moment i saw it I noticed that the pulled pork was less juicy compared to the first time i had it (I remember there was so much juice it was dripping everywhere). The Mac n' Cheese was not cheesy at all, in fact the cheese was clumpy. The chicken noodle soup was tasteless and watery (not to mention it looked a little green).

Throughout the whole time I kept telling myself that it doesn't taste as good because I've been over indulging but I was wrong. It wasn't until I got home and took a good look at the two pictures I took.

I will let you guys find the differences:



March Topbox

I was actually supposed to get my Topbox in the mail last Friday, but I guess there was some complications in the process of delivery my Topbox to my house so I had to go pick it up at the post office today along with my Bhiner stuff.

Anyways here is what I got:

Aveda Carribean Therapy Body Cream - a rich body crime with Carribean mango cocoa butter and warm island aromas. The price for the full sized product is $42 (200ml) our sample from toobox is 25ml which is the perfect size for my bag! I'm really picky when it comes to hand cream just because I can't stand the sticky or oily residue and a lot of creams just gets soaked into my skin and disappears, in that case i don't see the point in using it at all because it didn't make a difference. With this one the addition of cocoa butter makes it really smooth and non-sticky, it doesn't have that oily feeling, and a little product goes a long way! I used 2 pea sized drops for both my hands. You know how some creams feel really smooth and nice until you start touching your legs or arms? You know.. Skin that you didn't apply the cream on! It feels weird like your hands are dirty. That's what I dislike! The scent is very gentle and doesn't hurt my nose.

Loreal Professional Mythic Oil - discover mythic oil - the beautifying nourishing oil for the Cleopatra in you! Full size: $26 (125ml) it says this product was made it France, I always have a thing for European products I live by hair treatments, oils and masks. Couple years ago my hair was badly damaged, long story but because of that I learnt to really take care of my hair. One thing I use in my hair routine is serums (oil form). This allows my hair to be smoother and less tangly making it easier to work with when I tie or comb through it. Loreal actually has a high end line of hair care called keratese which is really pricey, but it works wonders. in my experience no matter what you do dead hair is dead and can not be revived, in order for your hair to grow you have to get rid of the split ends. What i do is i trim my hair a little bit a month because as much as i want my hair to grow back faster i cant bare to see myself with a bob. Yes its that serious, but by doing so my hair has gotten a lot healthier and is growing back a lot faster, which means I can now trim more. Mythic oil is new to me so I will have to test this out in order to actually review it

Maskeraide hydrating facial sheet masks (I don't want to grow up) - Maskeraide is a unique line of super hydrating facial sheet masks created for fabulous lifestyles! Full size: $4.99/ sheet , $19 /4-pack This Mask claims to lift, firm and soften fine lines. I remember receiving one of these in one of the past topboxes... I still haven't tried it yet, the truth is, every time I go Asia I always stock up on masks, and now I have too much so I have to use them all before they expire and become waste.

Vera Wang - Lovestruck Floral Rush -  Lovestruck has bloomed! A sparkling floral bouquet that blooms with instant attraction. Full size : $79 (50ml), $105 (100ml) I've been a fan of Vera Wang ever since the original Princess came out. I'm a huge sucker for really sweet scents especially those with vanilla added to it. Lovestruck isn't a very sweet scent but rather a light floral scent. I feel like it is one i would wear all four seasons, something light enough for me to wear to work and yet seductive enough to get someones attention. It is definitely a very playful smell.

Hey it's Lucy!

Lucy's Eastside Diner
2708 Main Street, VancouverBC | (604) 568-1550 |

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I've been to diners before and to be honest I enjoy them very much. The feeling of being in a diner is like being put into a time machine that been set to go back to the 50's. A time period I wished I live in, with their high waisted shorts, polka dot dresses and big hair. The time where Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn ruled the fashion and entertainment world. Speaking of which have you all seen that new commercial featuring Audrey Hepburn? I know it's a remake but it's so real it's kind of scary!!

Okay now I'm just rambling.. Back to Lucy's!

I don't go to Main often so I'm usually oblivious to a lot of the restaurants there. K and I got here at around 1am, it was my first time here, so I didn't know they open 24 hrs a day, which is amazing! I mean, how many places in Vancouver do you know that's opened past 12? It's rare!

Anyways here is the menu..  ( I was shocked to see that the majority of the menu was under $10 - you don't see that everyday, even McDonald's meals are $10+ after taxes) Sorry for the horrible quality, you can find the electronic version of it HERE.

K got the Pulled Pork Sammie with a side of fries, which I thought was just decent. The bread was super soft and fresh, but it was somewhat difficult to eat as the pulled pork was a little too saucy. As much as I like sauce, too much sauce makes the bread soggy.

Some friends recommended the Mac n' Cheese Pulled Pork Hoagie, and that's exactly what I got. With a side of tomato soup. Again the bread was very soft a fresh, the Mac and cheese was filled to the top and the juices from the pulled pork was caught by the bun. Loved, loved it! The soup on the other hand was not my cup of tea, it was a much too thick and had too much pulp so it kind of resembles apple sauce. As for the flavouring, it was a little too sour for me, if you're a fan of thick tomato soup then this would be perfect for you.

It was honestly the best hoagie I've ever had, in fact it was so good I wanted another one. But I had to control myself, so we had apple pie instead.

We ordered this last minute, so it took a while to prepare. The Apple Pie was serves along with a cup of creamy ice cream, the texture of the ice cream felt kind of like it was whipped, like melting marshmallows. The pie was filled with apples and it was just warm enough to melt the ice cream. My favourite part of this pie would probably be the apples themselves, I just love pie filling they're always so soft and sweet, and they always make my day better.

Its been 2 weeks since my last visit and I'm still thinking about it...

January's Topbox

I actually received this 2 days ago but I've been too sick with the flu to get out of bed to take pictures until today.

This month's topbox was all from Clinique. I have used Clinique in the past but I find it too harsh on my skin. Back in high school when I had combination to oily skin I would use Clinque religiously, and then one day I learnt that your skin produces oil sometimes because its actually too dry and dehydrated. Producing oily is your skin's way of replenishing itself, so I started to moisturize more. I invested in serums and creams and my skin got better! I currently have dry to normal skin and occasionally it can be sensitive.

What I got for this month's top box...

Just a bird's eye view of the inside of my box

Clarifying Lotion I have used their whole 1-2-3 line in the past and I found that it when it came to their clarifying lotion, it was too drying and it felt and smelt as if alcohol was added because every time I use it, it would burn. I am still thinking if I should give it another try (probably not because my skin is dry enough as it is).

 Rinse Off Eye Makeup Solvent (Oil free) I use makeup on a daily basis so makeup remover is really important to me, I am currently using Philosophy's one-step facial cleanser which I love because its so convenient but there is no harm in Clinique to my night time ritual. After testing this out I find that it is very light and gentle and it does the job. Best of all no traces of oil at all however it is slightly scented (floral).

Color Surge Eye Shadow Duo (02 Like Mink) My favorite item in the box, just because I favor makeup above skin care. That doesn't mean I don't take care of my skin, I'm just very picky when it comes to skin care. I have bought  eye shadows from Clinque before and like the eye shadows I've bought in the past I felt that the colors aren't pigmented enough and a lot of the time the colors looks good in their original packaging but seems to disappoint me when I come to use it.

Repairwear Laser Focus Wrinkle & UV Damage Corrector I bought this for my mom when it first came out,  it's not something I need as I do not have any wrinkles yet. The product itself feels very light, very moisturizing and gets absorbed in to the skin very fast. This is a serum so will have to use this will a moisturizer and night creme.

Like I said before when it comes to skin cake I am really picky, would definitely like to see more make up in the future.

CHIHULI Garden and Glass

The following weekend after Black Friday I tagged along with K and his family to further explore Seattle, as part of the trip we went to Chihuli Garden and Glass Exhibition beside the Seattle Space Needle. Be prepared to see lots and lots of pictures!

 Poster outside

 Picture of Chihuli working on his art

 Intoduction to this specific room : Glass Forest

Glass Forest

Northwest Room

Trade blankets


Sealife Room

 Close up






Quick Sketch

Does anyone recognize these? I remember seeing them in Las Vegas and at the Glass Museum in Seattle

Enough Pictures, you must go see for yourself!