Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Whether you celebrate it or not, you must admit it is a special time of year and everyone is so warm and kind around this time of year.

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Top by Gemma (Madison Marcus' little sister brand) // Skirt by Tucker (similar here) // Belt from Korea // Falke tights // Sigerson Morrison booties (loving the leather/suede combo on this one)

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A sparkly present from the Mr. 

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Another Christmas present to myself - a Miu Miu coat. The applique/cut out details on the front was too difficult to resist. This was present number #### to myself this year. Sigh...a girl can never have too many ___ (fill in the blank). :)

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Christmas caviar nails - Ciate in mistress with microbeads in merry from Michael's.

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Christmas floral - red and white freesia's with berries, poinsettia with gold dust leaves and pinkish red orchid (shown below)

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Simple table setting - plates, glasses, cutlery and goodie bags. We always host family-style meals so there is no point in cluttering the table with huge centre pieces only having to de-clutter come meal time. 

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The anatomy of our Cheese + Meat Plate - Camebert and brie cheeses with prosciutto and Tuscany salami from our trip to Florence

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The food

For starters, we served mini mandarin oranges, Korean meatballs, cheese and meat plate, assorted crackers, assorted olives and pickles and citrus chamomile tea.

For mains, we served spaghetti vongolle, orange garlic pork chops, spinach and mushroom with truffle oil and sauteed green beans and broccolini.

Finally, for sweets, we served mixed exotic fruits/berries (lychee, jack fruit, longan, rambutan), macarons from Soirette, cupcake chocolates from my friend Dorothy (gift exchange), apple pie and blackberry pie with vanilla ice cream.

It was a lot of work to prep and cook everything but the reward was pretty great - a delicious meal shared with loved ones.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Colour Purple - Hermes Evelyne, Longchamp

It wasn't planned but it ended up being a very purple day for both myself and Georges.
I had on Hermes Evelyne bag in raisin (early Christmas present to myself) and Longchamp tote in eggplant while Georges had on a bright purple American Apparel hoodie. 

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Take one (the wind was not cooperating with us.)

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Take two

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Club Monaco tee / TNA plaid shirt / Line Knitwear cardigan / Rag and Bone jeans / Hermes Evelyne bag / Longchamp canvas tote (perfect bag to hold all our shopping goods and grocery) / Mango beaded booties (from recent trip to Barcelona)

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Black polish - "Twilight" from the Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar collection with Maybelline Color Show Fashion Prints Nail Stickers in Midnight Lace on ring fingers.

My fingers look freakingly long here. >.<

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Leopard Print

Disclaimer: There are a lot of goofing around in this post. 

The bf was playing video game so I had A LOT of time to play around without testing his patience. 

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Buurrr it's cold outside. Seriously, Vancouver is getting cold!

Equipment silk shirt // Sandro leopard print sweater // CoH denim // Ralph Lauren mary jane pamps (last seen here) // Soia and kyo puffer coat // Miu Miu coffer bag

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Wear - RM Moon Dress, Hermes Kelly Pochette

This past Friday was my work holiday party. I went for a 1950's look - red lipstick, little hand held purse, sheath dress. I love wearing sheath dresses. It shapes your body in all the right places and keeps you standing tall and straight (good for your posture). What style do you fancy?

There's only 15 days till Christmas. Have you tackled your Christmas shopping? I know I have (for myself, hehe). 

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Roland Mouret Moon Dress (similar versions here and here or less expensive options here and here), Hermes Kelly Pochette (I call her Miss Kelly), Blvgari rose gold bangle, Cartier Baignoire watch clad in white gold and diamond (heirloom from my grandma), Top Shop stocking, Chanel pumps with ankle chain (very cute inexpensive version here), Lips:Make Up Forever Rouge Artist Intense in 43 Moulin Rouge

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The man behind the photos, ME.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Italian Riviera - Genoa, Santa Margherita, Portofino

~Genoa~

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The port of Genoa

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~Santa Margherita~


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High end hotels on the cliff.

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An attempt at self-portrait...

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Basilica of St. Margaret of Antiochia

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~ Portofino~

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Painted facade to look like architectural details on building exteriors.

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Tiniest Louis Vuitton store I've ever seen.

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On the way up to Castello Brown.

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Still climbing up...the stone building at the top is our final destination.

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On the other side of the cliff.

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Almost there....sigh....

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Teeny tiny Hermes store

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Paciugo - a specialty ice cream sundae only in Portofino.


Thanks for coming along to the Italian Riviera with us. 
Next stop - French Riviera and a tour on our cruise.

To see us in Rome - click here / Tuscany - click here.

I am going to a fancy work party tonight. Come back to see what I will be wearing. :)
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