305. Equestria | OFF TO NYC!

Christian Louboutin Equestria boots
Words cannot express how much I LOVE and WANT these boots!!! I saw them months ago and fell in love immediately. I found them here last weekend and tried them on..did not want to take them off! The sales associate persuaded me to put them on hold until next week. I want them so badly but can't afford them yet :( Especially since I'm heading off to NYC tomorrow and want to do another Europe trip this year I need to save..ugh. I'll get them eventually. Can't remember the last time I've wanted something so badly.

So this is my final post before I head off to New York. I'll be updating frequently when I'm there so keep checking back!! (well I said this last time when I went to Europe and still, 6 months later, I'm still posting the photos hahah. But let's hope I actually do it this time.)

Hope you all have an amazing New Year's & all the best for 2013!!!!

Christian Louboutin fringed boots
Love these fringed ones as well.

Charbonnel & Walker truffles
tea forte
Commerce Court Toronto

Commerce Court Toronto snow

Casa Loma
Bearbrick fruit cup
Paris vs New York book
James Bond Skyfall martinis Luma O&B
Fairmont Royal York Toronto Christmas
Went for dinner by myself at the Royal York's Library Bar earlier this week. There was a snowstorm and I wanted to go somewhere accessible by the indoor PATH (that my building is connected to) so I headed to the Royal York. I love the Christmas season there. So cozy, especially in the middle of a raging snowstorm. I rarely (almost never) dine alone when I'm in Toronto but it was actually kind of nice. I should do it more often.

Christmas Market Distillery
Distillery Christmas Market Toronto
Gluhwein at the Christmas Market!!

O&B Luncheon Arcadian Court
O&B Luncheon
Lunch at Arcadian Court (by Oliver & Bonacini)

The Thinker AGO
At the art gallery with my dad & sister

Evan Penny AGO
We saw this really cool exhibit by Evan Penny. Extremely realistic human sculptures!

Evan Penny naked man
hahah ;]

Evan Penny
Evan Penny
Evan Penny AGO
Evan Penny AGO

Goodbye Toronto, see you next year! Now I'm off to finish packing. Just realized I still have some stuff in my suitcase left from my Europe trip (I DETEST unpacking)



304. My Christmas in Photos

C5 Christmas brunch
A very nice Christmas brunch at C5.

I am a bit late but Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful time with your family and friends and got everything you wished for :) I spent the past couple days with my family & friends and got something I've always wanted. Here are photos of (most of) my Christmas:

C5 brunch desserts
C5 Toronto
C5 holiday brunch
gingerbread macarons
LV Toronto Bloor
Last minute shoppers at Louis Vuitton

Burberry Christmas windows Toronto
Burberry bag
Picked up my present!!!

Four Seasons Toronto Christmas
Christmas Eve dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel

Four Seasons Cafe Boulud Toronto
Cafe Boulud DBar salad
Dorade DBar Four Seasons
winter mojito the keg
After dinner, I went for a delicious Winter Mojito with a few friends at The Keg (aka, the only other restaurant/bar open on Christmas Eve). The bartender gave us free shots..I forgot what it was but I think it was rum and butterscotch liqueur..tasted so Christmas-sy! But probably not a good idea to have all that because I started feeling just a little tipsy which I should not have been for where we headed next...

Rosedale United Church Christmas Eve
So after that we went to Christmas Eve mass at church. I actually have not been to church in over a decade. It was nice though, I'm glad I decided to go that night. Gordon Lightfoot was there to perform/sing a song. Apparently he goes there every year for Christmas Eve.

Afterwards, we raced back to The Keg for a final nightcap before my friend dropped me off back home and I opened my present...

Burberry box
The Burberry Mid-Length Cotton Gabardine Trench Coat. If you know me, you'll know I am obsessed with trench coats (mostly on men) but I've always wanted my own. I'm so glad I finally got one! & the more I look at it the more I love the dark blue one as well..ah I want that one as well now..!!! I love this colour I got but I am also so paranoid I'll get it dirty.

Leftbanked trench coats
The trench coat matches my Azur Keepall quite well, doesn't it?

5 MORE DAYS UNTIL NYC!! SO EXCITEDDDDD. Now off to finish my movie marathon & wake up early for Boxing Day sales. Let's see if I come home with another trench coat. I actually still have to finish Christmas (gift) shopping.

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303. Lucerne + Zurich

Bucherer Rolex store Lucerne
Before I leave for NYC, I'm going to try to post as much as I can of the remainder of my Europe photos from this summer. Keyword here is try. I can't believe Christmas is merely a few days away!! Not prepared for it yet and certainly not in the spirit of it either. We still haven't gotten any snow and I haven't gotten any Christmas shopping done yet.

Here are some photos from my short stay in Switzerland back in May.

Lucerne bridge
Kapellbrucke Luzern
That was my second time visiting Lucerne. I will always remember the feeling I got when I saw this bridge in person for the first time ever. When I was really young, I saw a photo of it in a travel brochure. I think I cut it out and tried to draw it too. At first I had no idea where it was but I always thought it represented a quintessential little European town. Then when I visited Lucerne for the first time, I was aimlessly wandering when I turned the corner to find it right in front of me. It's one of those incredible feelings - seeing something in person that you originally thought only existed in photos. That's probably why I decided to return to Lucerne again this summer (because to be honest, as pretty as it is there's not a whole lot to do in this city..at least not enough to justify my going twice in a span of 5 years)

Lucerne buildings beside the river
There's my hotel - "Balances". Will do a review on it soon.

Lucerne Switzerland
Balances restaurant Lucerne
Vandalizing Kapellbrucke. Anyone heading there soon? Let me know if it's still there!


Louis Vuitton Zurich
Of course I had to drop by LV. It's nice and large here!

Breguet Zurich
Another favourite brand - Breguet. Though I'm still waiting on my first..

Credit Suisse Zurich
I love all the boutiques here - huge selections & everyone is so well-dressed.

Zurich lake
Strolling beside the lake. I only spent about half a day in Zurich; half of that time I was eating/people-watching in Sprungli.

TGV train schedule
Next destination: Paris! (via Basel)

Basel train station food
Shameless self-promotion + food at the Basel train station

Leftbanked business card
More self-promotion. (If you don't know: I love to scatter mini blog business cards all over the places I travel to)

Switzerland souvenirs and ticket stubs

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