Friday, August 29, 2014

When you have to get ready at work

...and you're the only person in the library... MIGHT just use the opportunity to do a little photo-op.

No? It's just me? God, I'm, like, one step away from painting a face on a volleyball....

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! Is it really almost September????

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Weekend Round-Up

Hundy Days party // KJB visit // Van Dusen Garden Party // Blacktail Florist // Beach days // Chewies buck-a-shuck // Quarry Rock // Wingwomen night 

So much weekend-ing! I loved my 4 days off, especially since it included so many special people in my life (also, lots of excuses to drink wine) -- thanks to everyone for making it memorable!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Dîner en Blanc Vancouver

I was so excited when Tammy messaged me last week, letting me know a ticket became available for Vancouver's Dîner en Blanc. I have always wanted to attend and immediately began stressing about the lack of white in my closet. I NEVER wear it because it does the opposite of what black does for one's bod.

I tried on a couple of outfits:

I went with option 2. For a few reasons.

I met some fantastic people and LOVED checking out all the different outfits. There are so many creative people in this city!

Some details I didn't know going into the event:

~Dîner en Blanc started in Paris in 1988 with just a few friends.
~You bring in all your own tables, chairs, tablecloths, place settings, etc. 
~You can bring your own food, or buy into the organization's (Hawksworth was catering this year).
~The location is kept a secret until the last-minute.

Yes. some fun was had. 

I now heart all "new" experiences.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Since my weekend is extended, I'll hold-off giving you the round-up and tell you about the time I wanted to kill myself while a quarter of the way up a mountain. Yes, folks, I decided to do the Grind again. The last time I did it was about 15 years ago with Julie D (who was then Julie Z) and I hated every minute of it. This time was no different, BUT, I did seem to get a couple of surges of energy and, once I hit that halfway mark, I knew it would all be worth it. Probably.

Of course, I bribed myself with a new Lulu outfit and champagne. I'm definitely the type of person who responds well with rewards. If you ever want me to do ANYthing, just toss a treat my way. Like a dog.

The view at the top is quite alright. Have I mentioned I live in a beautiful city?

For those of you unfamiliar with the trail, here are some fast facts about the Grind:

Length: 2.9 kilometres (1.8 miles) 
Elevation Gain: 853 metres (2,800 feet) 
Fastest Time: 25:01 (keener)

This is pretty much a 3-kilometer tall staircase. I recommend your cardio be up to par and you just do it. I have a pretty strong lower body and I was definitely feeling my hammies at the end. Imagine how tight my ass would be if I did this regularly???