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After nearly half a day of planes and airports, I am finally home for Christmas. I can’t even describe how happy I am – it feels like forever ago that I woke up in my own bed with Stella next to me.

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All I wanted to do today was sleep in, but because I’m apparently still on Ontario time, I was up really early. Stella and I ended up delivering presents with my parents – not my favourite thing in the world to do, but something I’d pick over a contracts lecture any day. The best part was when we stopped at Thomas Haas for hot chocolate (the best in my opinion), vanilla macarons and quark cheese danishes.

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It never really feels like Christmas until I find myself in the line that snakes around the little patisserie past truffle trees and Christmas stollen, a cappuccino bar on full speed and customers calling out their macaron and cake selections. My mom ordered our buches de noel today – tiramisu as per usual, along with pear caramel – and enlisted me to pick them up on Christmas Eve. Normally I would try to get out of picking anything up on Christmas Eve, but I miss Thomas Haas so much that for the first time ever, I will brave the craziness of Christmas Eve drivers on the Broadway corridor.

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Thomas Haas
2539 West Broadway
Vancouver BC

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