Ingredients aren’t the only things Jackie Kai Ellis juggles: She’s a multi-hyphenate professional. In addition to owning Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery & Café, Ellis leads tours through Paris’s pâtisseries and writes about fashion, design and food for several top Canadian publications.
The École-Gastronomique-Bellouet-Conseil-trained (a mouthful, albeit a delicious one) pastry chef often looks just as delectable as her creations. So, in anticipation of our new Vancouver store (September 18 is just around the corner!), we asked her to dish on the city’s style and best restaurants.
What three words would you use to describe Vancouver style?
Breezy, feminine, purposeful.
What would you do with 24 hours in Vancouver?
Wake up early. Get coffee first. Then take a leisurely hike to Lighthouse Park or around Buntzen Lake with my dog, Polly. Back in the city, I would go to Granville Island for some inspiring flowers and food. It’s not a day without putting on a beautiful dress, so I would meet with good friends for cocktails at West or L’Abattoir, then have some beautiful conversations over dinner at AnnaLena or Farmer’s Apprentice. Finally have a good night’s sleep with Polly beside me.