Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Commune Cafe and a sleepy niece


My husband and I had an early morning shoot at the fabulous new cafe, Commune, located here in Vancouver. Rob (husband) and my brother David, of Evoke, designed it. We were shooting it for a design book out of Singapore. Unfortunately we forgot that our niece, Annika, had booked in for a sleepover. Hated having to haul her out of bed at 6am ;)

Tina, the incredible chef, loaded Annika up with marshmallows and hot chocolate and a nutella sandwich to start the day off. Don't tell Annika's parents. Tina also whipped up a fabulous wild shrimp sandwich for the photo shoot. Holy yum.





A sleepy niece. Photo taken by her guilty Auntie.

Eating the props.  Can't waste anything.

I love the red chairs, cork light shades, mural and the thick felt on the bench seats. If you live in the Vancouver area, or are visiting this lovely city, definitely stop by Commune Cafe. Oh, did I mention it's also licensed? 

If any of you are thinking I'm a hideous Auntie, I did take Annika to the Vancouver Aquarium to see a diver swim in a tank with some of our native sea life, after the shoot. She loved it, even though she could barely keep her eyes open.


24 comments:

christine said...

Looks like a fabulous little cafe, I will have to check it out next time I'm in Van.

That photo of your niece is the cutest, and her monkey is sleeping too!

c and d said...

Wow, we have to go there! It looks amazing.

Natasha said...

That looks like a great place.I love the sign too-that is our family motto!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Gina said...

the sign at the top is so cute

the chirpy bird said...

It certainly doesn't get cuter than that!! So excited for you sending Chrissy in Melbourne!! Will be a stinker but 'oh so much fun! Please take loads of your amazing pics so I can transport myself through your art!
xo tash

shellie said...

I especially love how the aquarium picture was the same color combo of the photo shoot....gorgeous of course....you ARe NOt a bad auntie....she started out her day with marshmallows and nutella sandwiches thanks to you....that would have been a dream for me as a kid!

koralee said...

I want to go!!! Where is it located my friend? I love the red chairs. xoxo

Vintage Home said...

...seems you are the scandelously kool auntie!.....that has the koolest rellys that design!

lisaroyhandbags said...

looks like a great place - love the look and those red chairs! you're not a bad auntie! she got nutella and marshmallows for breakfast -you can't beat that! : )

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

looks fabulous there. and i bet you're thought opf as the way cool auntie that does all manner of amazing things!!

Missing Goat said...

hey - next time I come to town, meet me there! I know for a fact you are the worlds best auntie! so a wee bit of early morning torture will be forgotten. She really liked the sandwich there didn't she!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

What a fab place to shoot; food looks good, too! Thanks for stopping by today and leaving a comment, nice to hear your encouraging words about my styling for the post - thank you.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Looks amazing... that sandwich, holy yum! Your neice has stolen my heart, what a sweetie! :) xx

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Much love,
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xxx

Sabina said...

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PS: Your niece is the cutest thing ever, she's as cute as my boyfriend's little brother and that's a lot :))

Kristen said...

Sounds like a fun day, despite it being work ;) I bet your niece really enjoyed it. I liked being a part of the "adult fun" when I was a kiddo! Way to take her to the aquarium! I bet she slept well that night :)

The images are wonderful and that sandwich looks sooo good (uh-oh, hungry now!)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a great looking cafe...wish i lived closer..i would love to go there

the photographs of your niece are adorable...
and shrimp sandwhich...yum yum
i have to try that

kary and teddy
xxx

You Are My Fave said...

Nutella is totally healthy. It's made from nuts. Love this space.

Green Been Food said...

how wonderful! i love the name & splash of red used. brilliant!

Pooch Morning Glory said...

very C.O.O.L
the pics are neat how they are blurred in some places. or is that my eyes....
~laura

mimi charmante said...

absolutely LOVING your blog! we are from Vancouver but living in Seattle~ I can't wait to go back through older posts!
have a marvelous weekend~
xx

the southern hostess said...

What a cool place! Love your pics.

mise said...

Poor sleepy niece, and I'm so glad to see the photo of eating the props. I've often worried about prop waste.

Shereen de Rousseau said...

Nutella sandwiches AND hot chocolate??? That is my fantasy lunch.
Lucky Annika!