Three girls and I made it out to the Event in town – the biannual fashion sale. Quebec City has a small fashion scene so whenever something happens I am excited and surely will be part of the fun. (Keep them invites coming.) There were a lot of interesting accessories at the sale. Year after year I find myself being attracted more by the jewels and company, rather than the actual clothes on display. Pom pom beanies are definitely this winter’s item. Golden jewelry keeps its place in the heart of fashionistas as well. I ended up going home with a necklace. After the sale we hung out at a nearby quaint café. It was sweet getting to know some of my new friends better.
The past week has been emotionally hard. My thoughts have wondered back to my old home, Paris. Lots of questions on my mind. The biggest being “why”? What I can do is to spread love so that no one I encounter or that my life touches would have to feel left out or unloved, and then resort into horrible acts of hate like the ones that took place a week ago. These tough times, let’s love even more.
TJ Maxx boots
Here is what Mont Royal in Montreal looks like. The hill gives you the best view point over the city. Fall colors are in full bloom right now. North America really radiates at this season. There are so many fun activities to partake. I’ve enjoyed long walks in my Central Park. I’ll stroll energetically for an hour or two, then go journal and fashion mag read at my regular Starbucks. They often play jazzy tunes so that’s perfect as I jot down on the pages of my Vogue. I love the concept of writing over pretty, trendy images. My thoughts and fashion merges into the greater scheme.
I practice being happy for no reason as is the title of my favorite book. Purchasing that little wisdom packed, second-hand book two years ago upstate New York has ended up really impacting my life. Inviting positivity into my life is simple yet demands a more or less conscious of an effort. When I feel that my mood could get gloomier, I pull out my book and spend some time reflecting and meditating. Being happy starts where you are – things then follow that confirm the sentiment, but nothing or no one will make you happy if you yourself don’t pull it out from within. People and things can help you do that so just ask… I’m here, too.
Tom Tailor Denim plaid shirt
Montreal was a fun destination for our little getaway. These pics were taken outside the Museum of Modern Art, right before our visit there. The hubs wanted to come in with me. This is rare luxury so I jumped at the occasion. Too bad that this time the exhibition was quite short, and also quite weird, with lots of violent scenes.
We ventured back to our previous visits’ find in the Chinatown, a bakery selling savory and sweet pastries called Harmonie. We ended up getting two meals from there. We also went out clubbing. That night the music was Brazilian. I was more inspired to dance than the Guy, but hey, it doesn’t take much to make me dance in the first place.
The days are getting shorter. Pumpkin decorations are all-around town. I’m burning a scented candle and savoring in-between-clients walks in the foliage-beautified park and also making sure to pause at Starbucks for a sweet little energizing moment of journaling on the pages of my fashion mag.
What does your fall look like?
Kimchi Blue blazer
Forver 21 mini skirt
This is Jacques Cartier Beach in Quebec City. One of my fave places in town. The hubs and I had such a great time strolling along the foliage beautified river. On our walk, we bumped into a friend who invited us for tea and apple pie. What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.
Ivana Trump coat
This dress is another of my cherished finds from Girls Only store in Soho, New York. I love to throw that glam, a little-over-the-top glimmer into my daily life. I’m just fine going teaching a class frocked like this. My students now expect nothing less of me.
Your style is your personal field – place where you express yourself. I don’t take fashion seriously. I just enjoy the game. I shop a little bit here and there. Never anything too expensive since I believe that creativity – making cheap stuff look like million bucks – suits me better than buying fancy frocks.
Toronto is a place where you can have fun with affordable shopping. The Eaton Center, a big downtown shopping mall, offers interesting stores and China and Korea towns can hide some pretty cool accessories. I had a blast visiting Toronto. It’s a city in full bloom. Lots of construction going on in various places. The feel was a lot like New York – with vibrancy and international influences.
Fall is here now so I accept it, and rejoice over my steaming Starbucks cup as well as tights that can come in different colors. In this outfit I went for black but I have other hues in store…
What’s your attitude towards fall?
Girls Only dress
Our friend Kevin celebrated his birthday at the chic restaurant in town called. Shaker. This joint has a trendy, modern vibe to it. They specialize in cocktails – mostly delivered in vogue mason jars – and uncomplicated, delish gastro pub food like burgers, salads and of course in Canada, poutine the sinfully decadent mix of fries, cheese curbs and gooey gravy. I opted for a crunchy Asian salad, and had fun munching on my fried wontons and imperial rolls.
Shaker definitely is the new place to be in Quebec City. The service is funky and the atmosphere pumps you up for the rest of the evening. Here is where you can reserve when in town next time.
Our party had tons of good times. It’s awesome to see that we now have a solid base of dear people after four years of living in Quebec City. By the way, the top I’m rocking was a gift from Valerie, the girl devouring the creme brulee (one photo down).