Drinking champagne at altitude is our favourite summer sport and there
is no better place in Vancouver to do so en-plein-aire than Joe
roof deck, open this week.
We counted almost 30 massive planters filled with lavender and flowers,
plus a living wall of ivy and box hedge and a sleek new grey tile floor.
The updated design is perfect for groups and the soaring views of the
VAG, Shangri-La and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver are big-city spectacular.
But they didnt throw out the baby with the bathwater: the circular
oyster bar and fireplace table are still there (only better) and the
crowd is just as glam as ever.
Oh, was that you?
Joe Fortes, 777 Thuirlow St., Vancouver,