Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Little White Dress

Lush dress, Chanel WOC bag, Valentino rockstud sandals

Summer is officially here and I'm loving the warmer and sunnier days. My fiancé and I will be making the most of our time in Vancouver before moving to Toronto in August. That means going to outdoor movies, patio dinners, local hikes, kayaking and much more! Little white dresses are great staples for the summer and this weekend outfit was perfect for a day in the sun. I also got the chance to take my new Chanel wallet on chain out for a spin. This pink surprisingly goes with a lot of pieces in my wardrobe! And yes, you'll be seeing lots of her as I love to add a splash of color to summer looks!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

We'll always have Paris


Paris has been and always will be one of my favorite European cities. It was the 4th stop on our vacation and the place I was most excited for. We were lucky to stay at a beautifully decorated apartment in the city courtesy of my work where we had the chance to experience a bit of Parisian life. The cafés and shops were amazing as always but we spent most of our time walking through neighborhoods and along the Seine, soaking in all of Paris' magic. And yes, it was just as beautiful in the rain! Some highlights from our time in Paris included a picnic for two and bike ride by the Eiffel tower, an afternoon of sweet indulgence at Ladurée, a dream bag purchase at the original Chanel store at 31 Rue Cambon, and a surprise marriage proposal from my long-time boyfriend! I'll leave the proposal story for a post of its own :)

Starting with London


Jon and I started our 3-week Euro-US trip in London, a city we can't help but visit again and again. As familiar as I feel about certain areas of the city, I love getting lost and exploring new neighborhoods. This stop gave us the opportunity to catch-up with an old friend who moved to the city last year and also to relax and adjust to the timezone. We took leisurely walks all around the city and on our second day, we stumbled upon a small place called the Regency Café and had the most amazing classic English breakfast, complete with black pudding! And that's what I love most about London: there are endless restaurant, shops and sites to discover. This only means we'll have to make London the pit-stop for every Europe trip!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

High Tea at Soirette


A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content. Well, I couldn't have asked for a better afternoon spent at Soirette last weekend. I was invited to try the new spring/summer high tea menu at their gorgeous space in Coal Habour and it did not disappoint! I love that everything was made from scratch and freshly prepared in minutes. My favourites from the savoury menu were the Wild BC smoked salmon mousse on buttered pastry and the Lace Crêpe with Satay Chicken & Mango Chutney. The sweets were equally amazing - a macaron of your choice and other delicious creations like the Strawberry & basil shortcake trifle!

If you're interested in trying this exquisite high tea menu, it's available every Saturday & Sunday this Spring/Summer (11am, 12:45pm, 2:30pm, and 4:15pm) and costs $36 per person ($33 for Vegetarian and $26 for Gluten Free). More info on http://shop.soirette.com

Soirette Macarons & Tea
1433 W Pender Street
Vancouver BC V6G2S3
(604) 558-3308