The Summer Issue: Bartender Amber Bruce shares her ideal Vancouver day

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      Amber Bruce

      Bar manager and partner at the Keefer Bar and vice president of the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association

      Dream Vancouver summer day: A crisp morning bike ride or walk along the south shore of the seawall to grab a coffee and maybe pick up some fresh groceries at Granville Island. Get home and whip up some fresh salsa, catch up on some reading, and enjoy a couple of sour beers from Twin Sails Brewing in the yard. Then a nap; all of my favourite days involve an afternoon snooze. Then I’ll batch some margaritas or siesta cocktails, and finish off the afternoon with some croquet and a barbecue with friends—basically, spend as much time as possible outside!

      I love, love, love, love going out in a boat to go crab fishing. Drop the trap in the morning, lunch in the harbour and maybe a little swim, and pull up your crab booty in the afternoon! There’s something so exciting about waiting to see what you’ve wrangled from the deep. Then, hopefully, a fresh crab boil for dinner. It’s the best.

      Best summery Vancouver thing I’ve never done: Hike the Lions.