Spring Colors – Blue and Orange

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange This was my fashion blast of the week – my fave store in town Signatures Quebecoises (at 560 rue Saint-Joseph Est, Quebec City) organized a trendy event. A sneak peek into spring… check out for all-around tangerine, with hints of blueberry!

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

I would wear this combi at any time.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

The perky pants and oh wow, the shoes!

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

B&W movie elegance.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Ladylike, me likey likey.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange Bubbly and snacks. With good conversation. Always a very cozy and welcoming atmosphere. Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Long skirts aren’t my personal strong side but I could give this one a try.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

A Bag love-bag lady selfie.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Refreshing stripes.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

There’s omething sweetly sixties and Audrey Hepburnesque about this bag.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange I ended up getting this necklace for a friend as a birthday gift. She loves her new, handmade in Canada piece of jewel. Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Chic silhouette.

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Interesting wrist candy, take one.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Pretty pouch.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange My heaven – fashion, bubbly and two dark chocolate-covered caramel bites with salt crystals on the top.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

A selfie with a side order of a cute furry bag.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Mmm… travels à la vogue – smooth and shiny leather.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Party time top?

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Awesome fashion fun – the glowing models!

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

The store launched their photo shop. Along with their e-commerce.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Chillin’ in Jeans land. I still have to get my pair of Canadian-made yoga jeans.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Sweet pinky pink, come to mama!

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

For the tough side in all of us. Edgy makes everything tastier.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

Wrist candy, take two.

Spring Colors - Blue and Orange

For the moment, here in Quebec City cute pompon-ed winter hats are still on the program, though. Dreaming of spring has started, nevertheless!

Funky Snow Ballet

Funky Snow Ballet

Winter is pretty much at its peak now. In Canada the temps go way down and you have to adapt… not like my bygone Paris days when a sturdy trench pretty much did the February trick. The good attitude is the key, too. Getting funky with glamorous apparel. Just layering it up when outside.

Funky Snow Ballet

Crisp winter air has its positives. Oftentimes it renders things fairy-dust coated and tale-like. It can give you a boost of energy. This year I’ve gone all out – literally – with winter sports. I’ve been to the slopes twice, cross-country skiing twice as well, one snow-stormy snowshoeing hike and lots of ice-skating.

Funky Snow Ballet

Now I’m also doing “the squat challenge”. The idea is to start by 50 squats a day, upping it by 5 every passing day, until 80, and then increasing the reps by 10 until you get to 200 squats a day. I can already feel the super efficient toning effect. I get a kick out of sore muscles. Well, in moderation of course. They make me feel contented with my efforts to keep a chic and sexy silhouette.

Funky Snow Ballet

Funky Snow Ballet

Next weekend will be action filled. We’ll launch the festivities on Valentine’s Day with my Frenchie with cocktails, and more… just the two of us. For the French, the Lovers’ Day really is an important celebration. I love the pampering I get from my Sweets every year come mid-Février. Like last year.

Funky Snow Ballet

Saturday will be downhill skiing in Stoneham. Followed by a raclette – an Alpine dish based on melted cheese – dinner at my hubs’ boss’s. Shall be interesting to get to know her more. I’ve just met her briefly.

Funky Snow Ballet

Funky Snow Ballet

Sunday my friend Valerie and I are hosting a tea party at our church. Dress code is hoisted, four different teas, salty and sweet treats will be parading on pink-clothed tables. I’ll be busy pouring tea, but also babbling with funky folks. I adore the mix of people we have. Hopefully new faces, too. The very core idea of a church, non? Valerie loves any an occasion to dress up. I totally follow her delirium.

Funky Snow Ballet

Funky Snow Ballet

Funky Snow Ballet

These are my current winter pleasures… a colorful ballet of little things sparkly and precious.

Funky Snow Ballet

Funky Snow Ballet

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

My bestie Elodie and I took a day trip to Montreal. One Sunday as we met at Starbucks, I was a bit under the weather and Elodie came up with the idea. She picked me up in the morning and we rode and babbled the three hours that it takes from Quebec City to hit the Southern metropolis.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

We did see a fashion and craft exhibition but the best offerings were found at the conference center which happened to host a fashion and handmade products fair. The above are soaps – the smells were delish!

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

A kiss… A smack… the French way! It is Montreal after all. I get a kick out of geometrical things like these. My Scandinavian side maybe. Pure lines entice me.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Chocolate therapy… or is it the shoe one? Shopaholic or chocaholic – choose your camp, or not.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

A girls’ day is always such a booster. Seeing pretty things and having the time just to be together. We grabbed a leisurely lunch and took the time to linger on in the city.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Capturing the moment – you, (sex?) and the City. I love the concept. I’m a sucker for pics, anyway. You know that by now.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

We also bumped into a fashion show. A sure treat for this fashionista. The clothes weren’t that “state of the art” but I appreciate any fashion happening flowing my way.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Elodie all smiles as usual! I love her bubbly energy. Cozy and chic in her earmuffs. Remember – we got them together.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

My another guilty pleasure – fur. Faux by preference, may that be mentioned. Should I come across any softy hairy stuff, I just have to fidget.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Here. Now. Happy. That’s already a big victory.

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

Girrrlz Indulge in Montreal

A smack to you my dear reader! What are things that make your life sweeter?

Downtown Miami Glamour

Downtown Miami Glamour

When could golden accents and pink go wrong? Not in my style world. I’m a sucker for anything Chanel, too. I know, it’s the image, the marketing, the gentle manipulation of brain bearing fruit. But I guess, it also reminds me of my Paris days. I’d venture over to the first Chanel store ever. Devour Coco’s story. Dream.

Downtown Miami Glamour

There’s something very powerful about skinny jeans. For a girl in my age. I don’t want to sound old, but it does look like I’m getting there. We are what we are. That is what I tell my students when they learn how to express age with “to be”- versus the French I have X years.

Downtown Miami Glamour

Miami makes me wanna do zumba. Listen to reggaeton on Songza. Get the youth juices flowing.

Downtown Miami Glamour

At the moment life tastes pretty good. Work flows sweetly forward. I’ve found new calmness when teaching the little kiddos. My adult groups seem to be having fun in class, too. Laughing out loud while learning is one of my top priorities when training people. That makes students want to come back!

Downtown Miami Glamour

Here here… the torch and toast for our friendship. The kind that transcends lives and people.

Downtown Miami Glamour

Miami espagnola chic. I love me some conquistador vibes. Taking over my own life. Being more present and involved.

Downtown Miami Glamour

Sebastien lookin’ all cutesy. The adorable Teddy-bear face.

Downtown Miami Glamour

One of the above heels could hold my Champagne! Speaking of which, yesterday my bestie Valerie threw us the most snazziest Girls Nites ever. Conversation grew wild and we sipped some bubbly, nibbled on smoked salmon sandwiches, wore different colored boas and got to go home with a mini sparkling wine bottle.

Downtown Miami Glamour

Downtown Miami Glamour

The ballerina in me is always ready to frappé out!

Downtown Miami Glamour

Downtown Miami Glamour

Downtown Miami Glamour

Downtown Miami Glamour

Yep, these are the rosy days of our lives. Little sweet bits that are there only waiting to be noticed. Once you get into the positive flow, it just keeps pulling you more.

Flamingo Gardens

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See how gorgeous my dear Florida can be… Sebastien and I went to visit Flamingo Gardens, a rather small but exquisite botanical garden and zoo near Fort Lauderdale. They actually only keep animals that are injured and would otherwise not make it free in nature.

Flamingo Gardens

Flamingos always inspire me with their vibrant color and graceful limbs and poses.

Flamingo Gardens

I can never get tired of palm trees. They just magically captivate my attention and admiration. Different sizes and types, all gorgeous the same. I used to hug them, but after I got severely attacked by some insects while demonstrating my love, I ditched the idea.

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How sweetly delicate.

Flamingo Gardens

Would you wanna swim with this guy?

Flamingo Gardens

Strike a pose!

Flamingo Gardens

Sebastien loved this rootely-rooted tree.

Flamingo Gardens

Owww… I’m a goner!

Flamingo Gardens

Did you know that Florida has panthers? I didn’t.

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Some sparkles never killed a girl. Right Missy?

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Carambolas. I never thought they’d grow in a tree.

Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens

Flamingo Gardens

Visiting the gardens was a real moment of zen. Sebastien and I took the time to see, wonder and appreciate. You know, one of those life moments when you just live fully.

Heck Yeah, I’ll Play!

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

This is me meeting the Florida Panthers ice-hockey player Sasha Barkov. How do I know this stylish – both inside and out – young man? My dear Daddy used to coach him.

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

My Dad has devoted his life to the puck game. He’s taught me what passion and determination look like. Sasha claims my dad to be one of the reasons he’s now playing in the big (NHL) games.

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

Meeting Sasha felt very enjoyable, first and foremost because he seems to be very down-to-earth and appreciative of the signs of interest that people now are showing him. All the stars appear to be lining up for his future glory – he got chosen to the Finnish Olympic Team – yet the young man remains kind and humble, having the patience to talk to people that maybe coming from afar to see him score.

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Sebastien, my hubs, rocking my dad’s team’s jersey. For him the game was a definite high point of his Sunshine State stay.

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

Cute girls come to games, huh. I know I used to hang out at the indoor ice-rink back in my skating days. I’d also perform during the intermission.

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

Another Finnish player swung by.

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

This is where the fun took place. Sebastien and I baptized it the BBQ Center. I have to admit having had one of the most delicious chocolate chip cookies there. Those puppies are my trusted treat.

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

Heck Yeah, I'll Play!

So, an evening nicely spent. After the game we drove to Ocean Drive, South Beach Miami, for some drinks. This is an example of how life’s pleasures are made of tiny little encounters and kind events, all coming together. And us grabbing the chance and being grateful.