1.19.2017

557. Recent Life

health smoothie
Recently I've been really into making these smoothies at home, since I got a new blender (thanks to my mom). I make 2-3 a day now. My favourite is a green smoothie (kale + apple + pineapple + banana + some more kale + chia seeds + coconut water). It's sooo good. In the photo above I added blueberries to it..but I like the taste better without the blueberries. Just thought it made for a nicer photo to add some blue in there lol. I also like the combination of blueberries + banana + pineapple + almond milk though but if you make that one, just be sure to add a lot more liquid because it gets really thick. That's good for smoothie bowls I guess. I used to hate the idea of smoothies though because I don't like dairy (milk or yogurt) and creamy drinks which is what I thought they all consisted of. But now I love making them with non-dairy ingredients.

I really look forward to getting my renovations finally done and a brand new kitchen..so then I can cook more and I'll definitely be posting a lot more about that here lol.

chia seeds smoothie
ninja blender
I have this Ninja Professional blender..I love how it only makes one cup. Very convenient.

coconut water
Does anyone know the best brand of coconut water there is? There's so many and I don't really know which is the best quality/safest which I want since I drink it so much now as you can see.

chia cacao maca powder
I also got these to mix in to my smoothies. I use chia seeds and maca powder in all my smoothies. The only one I haven't tried so far is cacao powder which I'm not even sure why I bought because I don't like chocolate (if you recall me saying)..but I thought I could add it in anything that didn't taste that good. Even though I don't like chocolate it would be a more familiar taste if you know what I mean. So far all my smoothies have been good so I haven't had the need to add it in lol. I guess I will try it in my oatmeal sometime (whenever I get around to making oatmeal).

green smoothie
delysees eclairs
delysees toronto
saks toronto windows
saks toronto windows
saks fifth avenue windows
saks windows
Irish Embassy
Chicken fingers @ Irish Embassy

real sports bar
Chicken fingers @ Real Sports Bar

stellasport sports bras
My new Adidas/Stella McCartney/Stellasport sports bras!! I really enjoy doing yoga now and I have an addiction to buying new workout clothes. They are a great motivation.

asian desserts
wedluxe show 2017
Canada 150 pass
This year is the 150th anniversary of Canada! All the national parks and many attractions across the country are free admission this year. I am so excited to explore more of my own country this summer!

leftbanked outfit

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1.13.2017

556. Hong Kong | Snapshots Part 1

Hong Kong
Its been a while since I did a post from my trip to Asia! I really hope I can get them all posted before my next trip lol. I still have over 30 posts lined up =\ Here are some random photos from Hong Kong. As many of you know, that's where my family is from so I go back quite often. Well more often than other countries. I realized this time when I was there that I didn't take as many photos as I used to there (in HK) because places and things are starting to feel more normal to me, the more I visit. I still took a lot of photos but not nearly as many as I did while at the other places from the trip where everything was new to me. Then I started wondering if it's still considered "travelling" after you've visited a place so many times/visit regularly. For me travelling is exploring new places, seeing new things and having new experiences. Now when I go to Hong Kong it feels less like travelling and more like..going back to my second home? Even though I don't actually own a place there lol. I only started thinking of it in this way during this trip there. I wonder how many times it takes to visit a place for it to feel like this. Not sure if you know what I mean. I really love going to Hong Kong though, equally as much as I love exploring a brand new city or country for the first time and experiencing culture shock.

In 2017 I don't have any international trips planned yet. So far only a trip somewhere in Canada during the summer which I'm super excited about, and a couple others pending..but hopefully I'll be able to go back to Europe and Asia again.

For now I'll focus on getting the rest of my Asia trip 2016 photos posted...

Hong Kong skyline
Hong Kong ferris wheel
Hong Kong
Hong Kong Victoria Harbour
Every time I visit Hong Kong, I must go to see the skyline at Victoria Harbour. It's my favourite skyline in the world, and I love walking around that area. The best spot to take photos would be up at the rooftop parking lot of Harbour City, as you get completely unobstructed views. I don't think tourists really know about that spot as there wasn't really anyone up there. Everyone else just takes photos at the main area below and you can't even capture the full skyline from there.

Harbour City Hong Kong
Philipp Plein
Hong Kong Victoria Harbour
Hong Kong Victoria Harbour
Found him!

Hong Kong waffles
Thai Food platter
This was one of our first dinners in Hong Kong, where we went with our entire family there (or most of them). We went to a Thai restaurant and ordered many dishes.

Thai Food
Thai food
Thai food
grilled squid
Pineapple Dessert
Coconut Dessert
Thai dessert
Hong Kong
Hong Kong boats
Hong Kong Lippo Centre
I love the architecture in Hong Kong. This is one of my favourite buildings (or pair of buildings) - Lippo Centre.

Lippo Centre Hong Kong
Hong Kong Airport
At the airport.

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1.06.2017

555. Dale Chihuly at the ROM

Dale Chihuly sculptures
Yesterday I finally went to see the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the ROM. It ends on January 8 2017, and I recommend going to see it if you haven't yet! The displays were all stunning. I also recommend going to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year which I also LOVED..unfortunately no photos were allowed in there so I didn't take any.

Here are some photos from the Dale Chihuly exhibit. Everything is blown glass. The amount of detail and the way each piece is coloured is amazing..I wonder if they've ever broken any during the transports. The white one in the photo above is my favourite. Wish I can have something like that for display in my future home (along with a giant Jeff Koons balloon dog).

Dale Chihuly glass
Dale Chihuly glass
Dale Chihuly glass
Dale Chihuly glass
Dale Chihuly glass
Dale Chihuly glass
Dale Chihuly glass
Chihuly glass sculptures
Chihuly ROM Toronto
Chihuly glass ROM
Chihuly ROM Toronto
Chihuly glass sculptures
Chihuly glass sculptures
Chihuly at the ROM
Dale Chihuly glass
Dale Chihuly glass

These ones above are for sale. This one below was my favourite.

Dale Chihuly glass

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