Hey peeps, Whazzup? I wish we had more interaction here on the blog. But maybe those days are bygone… Anyways, I’m enjoying the summer. Quebec is such a beautiful place to live in at this season. I’m taking deep breaths and sweetly gazing into the future, and the present, too.
Work is a lot slower at this time. Peeps don’t really want to take English lessons when the temps rise, and the city is full of outdoor activities. So I’m giving all my energy to the ones that still do come. I’m also developing new ideas for fall. Hopefully then my enterprise will soar again.
Today I’m hyped up since my sister is on her way to visit us. It’s been a long haul not connecting face to face. Tomorrow we’re off to Portland, Maine, so blogging from there will definitely follow.
What would you ask me if you saw me? Let’s go…
Here are shots from the North Shore of Oahu, the #1 surf place in the world. We visited the town of Haleiwa with its old plantation town charm. Surf stores and cute little gift shops line up the main street. The vibe is very laid back and surfer-cool. There was this little café called Waialua Bakery that our guide book recommended and it was the best place I’ve eaten at in Hawaii. We shared a Hungry Hawaiian sandwich (turkey, bacon, sprouts and hummus) and a raspberry smoothie. We also bought cookies for snack. The sandwich was heavenly – everything is homegrown and homemade right before your eyes. The smoothie tasted very fresh. I usually don’t like to drink my food but when traveling and in hot climates, I’ll go for it. After this lunch I felt satisfied yet nicely light. My chocolate chip cookie was moist and yummy.
We enjoyed the surfing show and saw the sunset at Sunset Beach. So far Hawaii has taught me some cool attitude. People eat healthy and enjoy the ocean. I’ve let my hair get sandy and skin breathe. I’ve just cherished gazing over to the endless water.
We drove up to Atlantic City to check out the East Coast gambling scene. Well, no moneying for this gal, but some outlet shopping yep. I found a pair of black and white pumps at Payless, a tank top at G for Guess and ballet flats. It’s not the first time that H&M as well as Forever 21 outlet shops leave me longing for more. Seems like their outlet stores are quite the end-of-it-all frock cemeteries.
After shoppin’ till droppin’, we headed out to the boardwalk via Starbucks. We sipped our coffees and munched on our cookies on a bench as people strolled by. Once nourished, we ventured on to check out each end of the boardwalk, stepping into some casinos every once in a while. The most impressive one was the Taj Mahal. A light show projected on a palace wall as well as the 10:15pm fireworks delighted us. After that it was time to grab a bite of delish pizza, mine veggie and his chicken ranch. Atlantic City most likely pales out in comparison to Las Vegas but you can have your sweet moment there. I know I did.
La Senza bra
Hi cupcakes from sunny Cape May, New Jersey! We drove across New York State and got here on Monday. On our way we slept in Edison, outside of New York City. The air-conditioning in the hotel room didn’t work so we won ourselves a free brekkie. I savored a whole wheat, peanut butter and jam bagel with some fresh melon. All my brekkies have actually been a cinnamon-raisin bagel with PB&J. I eat after going for a morning run. I listen to Keith Urban, modern rockish country as I work out. I love my quiet, laid-back mornings.
The past few days have been spent on the beach. I got a boogie board and playing with that has been a blast, I just don’t see time go by as I chase the ride of my life. On the style side, I’ve kept my finger nails neatly pink and toe nails light purple painted. I color coordinate outfit pieces and go easy on the make-up. Staying glam but functional and comfy.
Summer is for leisurely strolls with your sweetheart in your Central Park. That’s exactly what my Sweetheart and I did. We took off in the evening glow and let time flow by.
At this moment I’m in a dulcet place in my life. My work schedule is pretty full, yet relaxed – leaving me with cherished Starbucks dreaming time. That place symbolizes so much more than just consuming mass production java. It is a place where I often go alone to write. I take time to slow down and meditate on life’s small sweetness. I blog and plan new projects. I write out why I should be happy right now. These kinds of times leave me encouraged. I see my day from a refreshed angle.
La Senza top
La Senza bra
Sirens platform sandals
My little heart definitely says yes to spring. I ditched my winter jacket, and it felt like I had shed ten pounds. Here is an outfit for going out. The red accents give me the chic touch I’m always looking for. We saw two rock bands in concert, Sabaton and Nightwish. What a magical night. As we strolled a bit post show in the nightly downtown, I bathed in contentment.
Look at the cutie that spent some time with us as his parents were under the Caribbean sun. Salto would follow me wherever I went. When clients came, he’d sit next to them, and learn English, too.
Now my heart is jumping of joy since a dear friend from NYC is coming over for a few weeks. I get to have my “soul sister” over for a while and we’ll have time to indulge in Starbucks, red wine, girl talk and plans that make dreams come reality.
In some cases friends become closer than your siblings. Your heart chooses. Affinities are formed. Life is shared.
I believe in letting your journey go as it must. I trust in not forcing relationships. People find time for you if you truly count. That is a sweet and clarifying thought.
I know that today my sister is about to fly over – and I heart that!