Distillery District

I hope everyone is doing well! Today I’m posting images from my trip to Toronto with Mollie and our friend Rebecca. We did a lot of shopping – Holt Renfrew Men, Eaton Centre and of course The Distillery. The Distillery Historic District has been around since 1832 and boasts some amazing retail and eateries set amongst brick streets. We stopped in a few boutiques and bought small gifts, but my favorite places were for dinner and dessert DRINKS. We had a delicious dinner at El Catrin, which is where the first photo was shot (outside the restaurant). The tacos pollo con mole were phenomenal. We also tasted a few sakes at the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company (and then I bought a few bottles to bring home…). It was my first time in Toronto and I look forward to going back and exploring other areas in the city. Thanks to my friend Chris for the photos!!

Shirt: Realm & Empire | Jacket: Andrew Marc | Jeans: Ben Sherman | Shoes: OHW?                      Sunglasses: Made Eyewear | Watch: Seiko | Bag: Linea Pelle

Photography: Christopher R. Gauvreau

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The Great Wall

What can I say… going to the Great Wall of China has been on my bucket list for quite some time. The morning of our trip a driver picked us up from Jinsong and we headed North to the Great Wall. After an hour or so we arrived to tour the wall! Normally a very crowded  section, David (the driver/tour guide) said it wouldn’t be crowded since it’s winter. YAY! BURRR! Riding to the wall was really cool because we got to see the outskirts of Beijing. There were intimate villages and this HUGE fruit statue. We drove past that statue fast – wish we stopped to snap some pics. Once at the Great Wall we took a ski lift to the top. Mollie and I were a little freaked out (not the best with open heights), but we managed! It was so beautiful looking at the mountains from such a historic structure. My feet are dangling in one of the photos above . Can you see them? :) We walked about and hiked up stairs for an hour or so and then it was time to toboggan! Yes, toboggan. To get down the mountain there is a metal toboggan slide path. I decided to go first and am glad I did because Mollie’s sweater got stuck… and then George had to help her get unstuck while going down the mountain! They were fine and we all made it down safely. We finished by enjoying a supreme pizza at one of the local food spots.

To stay warm and comfortable I wore Krammer& Stoudt’s Belmondo travel suit. It’s so soft and luxurious, I unashamedly wore it multiple times later in the trip… I accessorized with a beanie, scarf and socks from American Trench and packed some extra goodies (another small jacket, chapstick, a camera etc) in the Cote & Ciel backpack.

Since we had a pretty tight schedule (after this we went to a tea ceremony and then the Summer Palace only to wake up the next morning and fly to Sanya!), my Seiko Astron GPS Solar watch came in handy! It’s powered by all kinds of light so I didn’t have to worry about it running out of power. With the gorgeous blue skys there was tons of natural light to keep it going. Thank you Beijing for not being smoggy during our travels!

Suit: Krammer & Stoudt | Sweater: DKNY | Shoes: Tsubo | Jacket: Andrew Marc

Backpack: Cote & Ciel | Beanie, Scarf and Socks: American Trench | Sunglasses: Prada (both)

Next up: Dr. Tea tea ceremony!

Photography: George Evan

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Today’s look!

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Sweater: Tulliano – Pants: Gap – Boots: Nocona – Vest: Jacques Ferber – Jacket : Andrew Marc – Belt: Gap – Necklace: gift – Ring: TJ Maxx – Umbrella: Calvin Klein

Lunch date look.

Over my lunch break I met a friend at Perch Pub. She took my picture after. Here’s my look..

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Hat: Zara
Sunglasses: Gucci
Turtleneck: DKNY
Vest: Andrew Marc
Jacket: Michael Kors
Pants: Gap
Boots: Kenneth Cole Reaction