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.