I can’t believe that there is 5 days until Christmas!!!
I used the last of my vacation time to venture off to NYC in early December and I thought you might want to know a little about my adventures. This is a short summary with more details to follow!
TUESDAY: Checked into The Renwick, (a cool new boutique hotel on east 40th in between Park and Lex) and went to visit my friend Nizim from Labeling Men and had dinner at Bill’s Food & Drink on 54th. Bill’s Food and Drink is one of Chef John Delucie’s restaurant. Bedford & Co is his latest venture at the Renwick which is slated to open very very soon! (Comment: Actually it’s not going to open until spring 2016) Things to note – my room had a lovely floral arrangement from Uprooted Flower Truck (NYC’s first flower truck) to brighten my stay and I got to snack on some yummy ginger people made by Sweets by Olivia (which only lasted a night!).
WEDNESDAY: Hair and makeup with Anthony and Bianca for a Flytographer shoot in Soho. I got to wear my new Christmas/Birthday present to myself, a Proenza Schouler cashmere coat which I love. (More photos in a future post). Uber was crashed when I needed to rush to an important meeting at the Surrey Hotel but I managed to get there eventually after walking 20 blocks in heels and paying $30 for car service. Sheesh. Dinner at Marta with a friend from BluBird Vancouver.
THURSDAY: A breakfast meeting at Le Pain Quotidien followed by an amazing tour of Ciner manufacturing (future post coming up) was on the schedule. In the evening, I surprised the creative fashion illustrator Elaine Biss at her French Connection event. After, I got to meet Alexis Bittar at his holiday meet and greet. Then finally, to my trainers delight, I got to eat a chicken burger at Fuku.
FRIDAY: A breakfast meeting at The Smith (I totally recommend) and a stop in with Editor-In -Chief, Courtenay C. Hall from Bella New York Magazine. I made a pit stop at Century 21 of course and had a few moments uptown to take some photos of beautiful Bergdorf window displays before heading downtown to dinner at Hundred Acres.
SATURDAY: A stop into Creeds Collective Pop Up Shop which was conveniently located across the street from the brunch spot Santina under the High Line. I managed to pick up some salt water taffy from Salty Road from Brooklyn. With an hour to spare to leave to airport, I went to & Other Stories new 5th avenue spot and bought a pair of booties.
Tomorrow starts Paris Fashion Week! Here is my final two days of coverage of London Fashion Week with the entire Milan Fashion Week. Again, calendar for reference….
London Fashion Week….
Milan Fashion Week…
Dolce & Gabbana
Just for the record London Fashion Week runs until the 22 but I thought that I would post a glimpse of some of the fashion finds I have found. Here is the calendar again for reference…
This concludes my NYFW fashion finds. Loving Delpozo , Marchesa and Reem Acra! Can’t wait to see what London Fashion Week (Sept 18-22) brings!
Oscar de la Renta
Just in case you couldn’t catch any shows in person here are some of my favourite looks from a few designers. I always think – what would look good on a 5″2 hourglass girl with an endless budget? This is collection of fine fashion finds. Photos from Vogue.com. Here is the Fashion Calendar to keep you up to date too!
Zac Zac Posen
Sachin & Babi
Diane von Furstenberg
My first NYFW I attended was coordinated by Amconyc at the Gansevoort Park Hotel was interesting. I didn’t expect to wait as long as we did for the show to start, but apparently fashion shows rarely start on time. After the show, we dashed off for a cupcake run for Tech Style. I was too lazy to change my Beautulleful skirt so I put on my toque and runners and away we went.
NYC! You were so cold (weather wise) this visit. Photos from Bumble and Bumble studios in the Meatpacking district (site of TechStyle) where we dropped off Quick Candle decor pre event. After we took a little stroll down the Highline on Valentine’s Day before taking refuge indoors at Chelsea Market.
The Agents @amyleagil and #Kim stopped by yesterday. We are matching! @holtsvancouver @holtrenfrew #thelovelist Thanks for the support ladies!
Great minds think @maisonvalentino for #valentines @holtsvancouver (@holtrenfrew). Thanks for the photo @r2walia 🙂 #thelovelist
I’m in Paris right now. After my little birthday dinner (Chicha) celebration i skipped town and i am jet lagged writing this post. Stay tuned for the adventures of Elena and her romp around the city of love and light. Many fun things planned! Enjoy!
So much fun! My book signing at Chapters.
Long over due thanks to @queensberryflowers and @beyondthescope for my @chaptersindigo book launch for #thelovelist! (at Chapters, Granville and Broadway)
Two goals in two years. What’s next? #thelovelist #ubcgrad
Unexpected love. Thanks everyone for the well wishes and gifts 🙂 Thanks @theexperienceevents! Couldn’t pull it off without you! #thelovelist #book #booksigning (at Shangri la vancouver )
Well it’s over. A little under two years and I have myself three more initials after my name.
The most rewarding comment came from a fellow classmate who said that I delivered the best presentation that she has ever seen me partake in.
Excellent. It’s wonderful to leave on a high note.
378 days + 158 stories + 2 notebooks + 1 idea = a book ready for publishing 🙂
Happy Birthday to me!!
These are my custom birthday cookies made by the fabulous Evon at Cookievonster
LOVE the photobooth at my birthday. So much fun!
Here is the equation…
I’m Single + My friend who owns a restaurant (Terracotta) wants Thursday traffic = Speed Dating Event
Sounds simple…. but it wasn’t.
First of all, you need a mix of people. Do not get your friends to invite their friends because everyone just knows each other. The 6 degrees of separation turns into 2 and you end up wondering why you weren’t invited to a certain party when everyone starts talking.
Second, the room needs to accommodate a large amount of people who all will be talking at the same time. I think i lost my voice because i was screaming so much. There needs to be a flow to the room. People shouldn’t have to wonder where they have to go next.
Let’s talk about hand shakes and lotion. They go hand and hand. I know it’s winter and it’s cold outside. But the dryness of guys’ hands was incredible. Also, if you were planning to shake some persons hand…. shake it firmly – no wimpy half handshakes please.
The guys weren’t bad. There were some nice guys. Maybe 1 that i would consider hanging out again. 1 out of 20… not bad. There was one guy who kept checking his phone and could not do any amount of eye contact. The same guy asked me if i liked guys to wear boxers or briefs. Really?
The topics of conversation were light… but I will say this, i agree with the play This. Asking a person, what they do really equates to… how much money do you make and do i make more you?
My friends friend was telling me he thought that there were alot of girls with walls up. While washing my hands in the bathroom, this girl approached me and asked if i was having i fun. I was like, “Sure… it could be worse” Her reply was, “You’re a really good hearted person.” I didn’t think it was THAT bad. Or maybe I’m that nice.
Birthday plans… I turn 30 on the 29th of January. Last year was my “champagne” birthday and it was in a penthouse at the Loden. Cool party. But this year, i am thinking something a bit bigger. Check out this hotel called the Keefer.
Where’s My Money by John Patrick Shanley
Alright, so i signed up for a scene study class with Ben Ratner and i met up with my scene partner Rena Anakwe. She’s in the Adidas commercial! You know the one…She’s super! Not only is she an actress, but also a DJ and a boxer.
Can’t wait to start class – right now we are in the process of getting off book and doing research etc. etc. We are doing Where’s My Money by John Patrick Shanley. He’s the guy that brought us Moonstruck and Doubt. Keep you posted on the process.