When I packed for Calgary, I brought mainly winter coats and warm sweaters because I expected it to be still pretty cold in mid-April. But, Calgary turned out to be much warmer than I expected, so I ended up borrowing my Dad’s light jacket to wear outside. My Dad’s taste in clothes is often much different than mine, but this trench coat I borrowed from him is a nice compromise between our styles. This coat fits slim, is in the perfect length, and it has the details of a luxury trench coat. It was hard not to bring it home with me!
Over the past month I got the opportunity to work with LACOSTE Canada on their blogger style challenge (vote for me by liking or commenting here). This was a meaningful project for me because Lacoste is an iconic label that I have been familiar with for all my life. In fact, one of the first gifts that my mom bought my dad was a white Lacoste polo when they were dating in the 80’s. From my parents’ generation down to mine, Lacoste has provided the world with a fun and fashionable approach to sportswear. The modern designs from Lacoste remind me fashion and practicality can always co-exist. I got a lot of inspiration from their recent Spring/Summer runway show that featured monochromatic looks and airy fabrics. I already look forward to seeing what the next collection has to offer!
Over the Easter long weekend I flew home to Calgary to celebrate my belated birthday with family and friends. The highlight of this weekend was my day trip to Drumheller, a small prairie town that’s home to the world’s largest dinosaur fossil museum. I was a dinosaur fanatic as a kid and I would visit Drumheller annually, but when I turned into my teens this tradition was retired. I have many fond childhood memories in various parts of Drumheller, so this day trip was a very nice walk down the memory lane.
Those of you who follow my Instagram account would know that I turned one year wiser the other day. I already consider it a luxury to not be alone on my birthday, but over the weekend I was spoiled with delicious meals alongside some of the best company I know. On my main day, I dined at l’Abattoir in Gastown. For the past few years it has been my birthday tradition to have dinner at this amazing French restaurant. Funny enough, I order the same entrée every time too – the Duck Breast! Glad it still remains to be on the menu. Although I normally love trying new things, on special occasions I prefer sticking to old traditions for the sake of sentimental value.
Tomorrow I’m jetting off to spend my 5 day long Easter weekend in Calgary! I will be visiting Drumheller (super excited) and will have belated birthday celebrations with family and old friends. To be honest, my birthday doesn’t appeal to me because it’s my “big” day; I look forward to it because it provides me with an opportunity to connect with friends and close ones. After you hit the legal age, who really cares to be a year older anyways? LOL!
Hello from Tokyo!
Just kidding – these photos were taken in my neighborhood that has really resembled Japan lately. The cherry blossom trees in Vancouver are in full bloom right now and they are quite a treat for the eyes!