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Happiness is …

L’otus – the new mille crepe shop in Richmond
Love the simple design

Only had a chance to buy it once – Starbucks Unicorn Frap
I liked it because it’s sweet and fruity

How beautiful is this cake made by my friend?
It’s an avocado cheesecake

Another beautiful creation – Earl Grey cheesecake
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family, Lifestyle

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Don’t be fooled, I’m not that tall
I’m standing on a slope LOL

Beautiful, vibrant tulips – make sure you wear proper
shoes, it gets muddy in some areas

I’m so happy this picture turned out decent because my mom kept on telling me to
put my hand down.  And I’m like “mom, I want to take some artistic photos.”  Lol
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fashion, Lifestyle

Less is More

It took me more than four decades to comprehend the saying “less is more” and I’m referring to my clothes.  It all started when I was cleaning my rather messy but organized (yes there is such a thing) bedroom.  It came to the point that I ran out of room to store my clothes (I already have 6 bins excluding my overflowing closet).  My cheeky son walked into my room and declared that if I don’t do anything about it, my room will turn into a landfill.  Now, that’s SCARY!!  I mean, I’m terrified of garbage let alone a landfill.  But yeah, that was the turning point.

So, I’ve been donating and consigning my clothes and I am down to two bins so far.  My goal this year is to declutter my house including my books, photos, and jewelry.  Needless to say, I feel liberated now that I have less stuff.

I’ve read so many blogs about creating a capsule wardrobe such as this post.  I also referred to this book a lot, when I get stuck on how to organize my clothes.  It feels so good to step back from my endless cycle of fashion trends (hence the lack of fashion posts).  I don’t feel obligated to buy new clothes.  I’ve been saving money and will only buy classic pieces especially when it comes to handbags.  How about you guys?  Any strategy on minimizing your closet?

 

Lifestyle

Cavalia Odysseo

I love watching any live performances especially concerts.  They’re so much fun!

But this time I’m sharing my experiences at the Cavalia Odysseo show.  My co-worker recommended that I should see Cavalia because she’d seen it and she loved it!  Before taking her suggestion, I researched online and there were mostly positive reviews so I decided to watch the show.  I went with my sister and my son (who loves horses).  Boy, my co-worker was right!  It was so much fun and worth every penny!

Nick loves making faces!
I bought the VIP packages which included the meal buffet.  I didn’t think much of the buffet but surprisingly it was extremely delicious and healthy too.  It also included wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks.
Our lanyards included a free chipotle spread from Save On Foods.  I have yet to pick it up.

So excited for the show!  Before the show, there were a few Q&A which were fun and informative.  There are 65 horses (13 of which are stallions) and 48 performers.

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Lifestyle, Restaurant

Dining Experience: The RawBar at the Lobby Lounge

Hi friends!  This is my second restaurant experience review.  I actually went there last November but with my busy schedule, I only have time to post it now.  I met up with three wonderful ladies (whom I met through Instagram) and because we all have a passion for food, it was a good time to get together and do what we do best:  eat.

Left to Right:  Vivian (Wisteria Voyage), Roanna (Foodiegram) and Mimi (Indulge with Mimi).  They actually reviewed this restaurant too and I highly encourage you to go and visit their page.

The RawBar at the Fairmont Hotel is trendy but elegant.  They have a beautiful fireplace and a white Fazioli piano.  They serve brunch and afternoon tea on the weekend.  There’s also live music nightly which is a perfect place to catch up with old friends or drinks after work.


I always try to take a picture of the menu since I never remember what I ate.

We came here specifically for their five-course cocktail brunch (which we saw plastered on our IG feed).  There are two options for the first and third course, but since there are four of us, we decided to order different items so we may sample each other food.  Isn’t that the way to go?

The first course was the Torched Wagyu Beef Salad.  I don’t eat wagyu beef all the time and I expected that it would melt-in-your-mouth but these weren’t, so I was a tad disappointed.  But then again I was told that there are different types of wagyu beef and perhaps these weren’t the ones I expected.  Nonetheless, this dish had a great flavour.


The other option for the first course was the Red Tuna Tataki.  It was perfectly seasoned and very appetizing, thanks to the refreshing yuzu vinaigrette.  So yummy!
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