7.29.2008

10. Condo Visit



Today: Holt Renfrew again (mainly to get my new jeans altered), Union Station, Starbucks, then 1 King West to meet my family. I took a LOTTTTT of pictures, so I've decided to make this entry into 2 parts. The 2nd part will HOPEFULLY come tomorrow, or the day after, depending on how I feel after what I anticipate to be the most terrifying experience of my life so far -- wisdom teeth extraction. *faints*

Starbucks
This is the one right across from 1 King West. I have decided it's the best Starbucks I've ever been to. It's pretty big inside, and the decorations are a bit different from all the other Starbucks (ie. some exposed brick walls!) & there's a large table at the back (under those lights)..I'm gonna be spending a LOT of time here from now on. It will be like my second third home. Today I saw quite a few interesting/artsy-type people in here.
ps - I love Tazo tea.

I decided to get off at Union & then walk to King since I love walking in that area. It's all business-y & all business people but I just love the buildings. Left; 1KW is that tiny white building. Right; Union Station -- I love Union Station because of all the people rushing around to catch the train & all the tourists!!!


I got to the condo to find my mom & my sister already there. We sat here (a lounge area I guess) to wait for my dad. Then we went up to the room to take a bunch of pictures & measurements. I'll save those pictures for the next blog entry..


We decided to have Japanese food for dinner...


Poverty Sucks.
Does the picture on the shirt look familiar??
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Yes, it's Coco Chanel ;]
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7.28.2008

9. Shopping | Holt Renfrew








Shopping at Holt Renfrew on Sunday.
Paige jeans, James Perse sweater, 2x Marc by Marc Jacobs shirt.
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7.25.2008

8. Nostalgia | Roadtrip to the Maritimes






Some photos taken last year during this time.
We went on a roadtrip from Toronto all the way to the most Eastern part of Canada - Price Edward Island, stopping at every small town/village/city along the way. It was such a relaxing and fun time.
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7.24.2008

7. Spotted: Roger Federer in Louis Vuitton



Yesterday I went to Yorkville by myself to wander around for a few hours & do a bit of "pre-shopping" --- when I go to all the stores & find stuff I like, so that when I go with my mom on the weekend to actually buy them we don't waste time lol. I went in Chanel first, then that new Hermes store (I think they moved from across the street?? Or am I just imagining things)..then Louis Vuitton which was practically empty except for one couple: Roger Federer & his girlfriend! or wife? I'm not a huge tennis fan but it was cool to see him. He was buying some ugly monogramouflage things.
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7.22.2008

6. Interior Decor Ideas


I wonder if my parents will let me paint my new place like this..hmm most likely not - but maybe when I get my loft with 20 foot ceilings I can paint it floor to ceiling!
That picture is from Hotel du Petit Moulin in Paris, which is a boutique hotel with rooms designed by Christian Lacroix. As we all know, I love travelling and making lists, so I have a list of hotels I want to stay in at some point in my life. The Hotel du Petit Moulin & Hotel Costes are the top two. I LOVE design boutique hotels. I have actually thought about creating my own boutique hotel & designing/painting each room in its own style..though I'm not sure how successful that would be. Maybe someday when I'm rich I can do it as a hobby.


For now I have to stick with traditional hotel decor. That's how my room will be like (standard 1 King West furniture), except it's larger with more windows (yay!) but I'll try to replace the furniture with more modern stuff if I can..such as:





or a Hastens bed?
I've spent some time looking at various furniture websites today but haven't fully realized that I'm going to be moving in like..3 weeks until my mom mentioned earlier how we should visit furniture stores next week and also that I should be cleaning my room now to see which things I'll need to bring to the new place or throw out. Wow I'm gonna miss my room/my house a lot. Well at least I can come back often. Right now I'm really glad I didn't decide to go to another university (like UBC) and also really really happy that I got waitlisted for rez hahahh.

I'm also going shopping for school clothes this weekend! -- something I haven't done in 4 years thanks to my uniformed high school. AH I also have to go downtown one of these days to sign up for that fashion quick-start program at Ryerson. We either have to sign up in person or do it by snail mail - how old-fashioned.

Well it's almost 12 now..
Gute Nacht. ♥
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7.21.2008

5. Random Thoughts


I feel like I've wasted this entire summer. This summer sucks. Well actually I'm looking forward to August..when I move!! Next week we'll be going to 'visit' the place for the first time since the day we bought it. Then we'll be going a second time a few days before the 12th (when we officially own it) So next week, the day after we visit it I will be getting my wisdom teeth out. OIADHKAJDASODLASJKDASDOASKJD. Well it's like one good thing then bad thing. I think when I move I should be fully recovered so I can look forward to that.


This is what I did every night last week. Being the only one still awake in my house I'd go downstairs to raid the fridge & eat watermelon with a spoon (I'm scared of the huge knife required to cut the skin of it)


Blog stats for yesterday. I didn't know so many dutch visited my blog lol.
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7.13.2008

4. New York, New York


This was the 2nd time in my life I have visited NYC. & still, I don't feel like I've REALLY visited it. I know I'll be back again someday..just not sure when. As we all know, I only like going to the US to shop. Unless it's Vegas. ;] I plan to go back to Paris (next year hopefully) for a big shopping spree. Anyone is welcome to come with me..
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7.04.2008

2. Gone to NYC!!



Shopping Trip. Will be back on Tuesday.
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7.02.2008

1. One King West | My New Home


Yesterday my family & I went downtown to look at suites at the 1 King West, aka my dream building in Toronto. It's a "condo-hotel" - a hotel with some units available to purchase for permanent residents. We fell in love with the first one we saw, put in an offer, they accepted it today, and I'm moving there (alone!) in August. My dream came true.
I've never been so happy and excited in my life.
So now I am finally able to move to downtown, away from the suburbs. I'm going to live there permanently from now on!! Until I finish university at least, because then maybe I can move to Paris? hahaha. If someone told me a week ago I'd be moving here I would've never believed it. I always believe it's important to dream big because anything can happen.



Here's the front entrance from King Street. The stairs lead up to a ballroom.


The building used to be the former headquarters of TD Bank, and now it's half hotel half condo. The old safety deposit vault is now a party room.



Here's some pics I took yesterday of the different views in the room I have! We got a south view with one bay window in the middle and also two corner windows on the left and right so the view is simply amazing.




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