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Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Boston Museum of Final Arts

My visit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts was well worth the 25-dollar entry fee. My friend Chantal and I took a one-hour guided tour under theme of art from America. Our guide, a lovely gentleman, took our small group of four kiddos – we could have been our guide’s grandkids I think – thru different decades of art and artifacts, pulling out pieces that I wouldn’t have accorded so much time to. The “aw, am I glad I came ” moment was in font of Frieda Kahlo’s two servants. Everything in that lapse of time just seemed perfect – relaxing and cultivating all at once.

Boston Museum of Final Arts

Boston Museum of Final Arts

Boston Museum of Final Arts

Boston Museum of Final Arts

Boston Museum of Final Arts

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Boston Museum of Final Arts

Boston Museum of Final Arts

Boston Museum of Final Arts

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Fall is here. Time to embrace the new season. As I’m writing this, I am burning a chocolate scented candle. Morning felt crisp today as I ventured out to do some zumba out at the park. The season to start pulling out scarves. Remembering how to roll them up fashionably, again.

I had art exhibition. It was a lot of fun seeing people look at my art. Right now I’m looking for new influences. Dresses are a bit passé, I’d like to do more city skylines. I started with my Brooklyn Bridge – in red. Chic and shock, what else would I do?

Forever 21 dress
Maine flip-flops
Arden hair bow

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Artsy Fashionista Kicks off Fall

Quebec City Gallery Night

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The Little Champlain quarter is where all the art action happens in Quebec City. Last Saturday they hosted a Gallery Night. Lots of art galleries had their doors open, serving cocktail bites and glasses of wine. Several artists had come to the event, doing their art “live”. Here’s the collection of my yummy bits of the magical night.

Pimkie Hello Kitty tee
H&M shorts
G by Guess flats
Arden hair bow

Quebec City Gallery Night

The Beauchamp Art Gallery had invited one of their brightest stars Cordo to give a demonstration of his talent.

Quebec City Gallery Night

The quaint Little Champlain area

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New, interesting street art right in art district

Quebec City Gallery Night

You can stop and sit down for a glass of wine at this lovely little square.

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Outside the gallery Chez L’Artiste the painter Raymond Murray let me participate in his art work. It was sweet chatting a bit and seeing how he layered oil colors.

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Festival of colors at the Beauchamp Art Gallery.

Quebec City Gallery Night

Quebec City Gallery Night

Quebec City Gallery Night

Quebec City Gallery Night

Fall is coming… Cute decorations outside of one of the city’s finest cafes, Smith.

Quebec City Gallery Night

Quebec City Gallery Night

My “art’s night out partner” Chantal enjoying a refreshing soda at Smith’s.

Quebec City Gallery Night

Quebec City Gallery Night

Quebec City Gallery Night

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Quebec City Gallery Night

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Quebec City Gallery Night

The evening was an absolute treat to all our senses – art, music, tastes and smells. And all the positive energy floating around. The night was balmy and tender. Our spirits got revived.

Gettin’ Crazy – Winter Ain’t Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

This year my winter has gone by a lot faster than the two previous ones here in Canada-land. I’ve done a hefty amount of winter sports – cross-country and downhill skiing, skating and snowshoeing. Could that be the reason?

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

The guy at the ice rink knows me by now. The other day they put on Metallica – as opposed to the Franco pop that they usually play – and I had a grand time swooshing away to “Nothing Else Matters”. I congratulated the ice-maker on his excellent musical choice.

The below sign just cracked me up. This is a store in Montreal.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

I’m getting better at keeping my glamour even in freezing conditions. When I moved to Canada from Paris, that seemed to be the hardest thing. Gradually, you get more practice in decoding the weather, and also in choosing the good materials or the right combos.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

It feels soothing to have found my place here a bit more. Canadians are good people. Very curious about other countries so that has always felt nice.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

French Canada is an experience of its own. Well, on this continent I only know the US – so outside of my last year’s brief hop to Ottawa, I have had no experiences in the English-speaking Canada. I’d be interested to see what Toronto or Vancouver are about. And if they are similar to here.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

My Thursday’s zumba continues to be a high point of the week. Although half of Friday goes into trying to get my groove back.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Lately all the sportive activities have taken a toll on my coffee shop hanging time, but that can be remedied soon. We did go to a delicious Japanese restaurant last Saturday. I had salmon sushi, smoked salmon sushi and salmon maki. Someone at the table made a comment “you must like salmon”. You’re Scandinavian-born or you’re not.

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

Gettin' Crazy - Winter Ain't Over Just Yet

I’ve tried to be more mindful about what and how much I eat. Paying close attention to hunger cues. Somewhere along the line I developed a habit of eating if I got anxious about something. Then I’d regret it later when the feeling passed. Now I’ll aim at sitting down with the feeling, and then decide whether or not that is hunger or something totally different.

Anxiety continues to slather its unwanted colors on my otherwise happier days. How much of it should I just accept as “part of me”? And when can I decide that “that’s not me” and I have to fight it, or better yet chase it away?

Glamorous Punk

Glamorous Punk

Shocking with the chic. Studs, chunky boots and jewelry, cuffs… But in a well-dosed way. Like the golden youth of the Upper East side that wants to be a little nasty but cannot help its inborn class.

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Glamorous Punk

I like playing with good gal-bad gal attitudes and styles. Because deep down I know what I am. A tender kitten, ready to love a bunch. But sometimes just getting a bit “out there” makes my heart beat faster. Like smuggling an apple from Canada to the US…

Glamorous Punk

No punk girl cannot forget London.

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Glamorous Punk

Glamorous Punk

Glamorous Punk

Glamour and edginess. Chic and gentleness. We can have multiple grooves going on.

Glamorous Punk

I have discovered a new TV series on Netflix “Being Erika”. Anyone else know this?

Glamorous Punk

Glamorous Punk

Art museum experiences are great in boosting your self-assured vibes. You venture in and out, having been lifted and ready to see the world a tiny bit differently.

Glamorous Punk

Forever 21 shirt, NYC leggings, Globo pumps, Arden earrings

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Hanging out at my fave coffee shops. That is when I write my little heart out. I love to scribble on magazines. Find an inspiring image and jot on it whatever needs to come. I always have to have a pen and something to note on. My way to breathe.

I’ve picked up painting again. It feels liberating to create. I am alive then. I feel fulfilled.

We went to a party. It was refreshing to chat. Expats like the hubs and I. Finding our paths over here. What did we all come to discover.

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Boho chic has me excited this up-coming spring. More chic than boho for this chick, but nevertheless. Letting my hair loose and painting nails turquoise.

A smile for You – just because you are precious!

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H&M cardi, Riviera vintage shirt, Simons skirt