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  1. A much-needed lady date

    Monday, September 30, 2013

    Firstly, an apology.

    I've been feeling down in the dumps lately - basically fed up with cliques and drama, and feeling like defaulting to my teenage coping strategies: avoid social interactions at all costs and keep my nose stuck in books. I didn't feel like doing vintage-related things or blogging. I didn't even feel like getting out of bed, in all honesty.

    Even when I had stuff to blog about, I didn't put my heart into it, and instead just slapped the words onto the page. Sorry for that - I always believe that if I don't enjoy writing something, people won't enjoy reading it, but I was writing just to keep content on the pages.

    Luckily, my bestie Miss Bee helped pull me out of my funk, and we resolved to dress up, treat ourselves to a date and have some fun. So over the weekend we went to the market, went shopping, had cocktails and basically got up to our old antics. It was a grand ole time, and just what I needed to get out of my funk.

    First we hit up the South Edmonton Common Farmers Market to get a swack-load of produce. The market was nice and small, meaning we didn't have to wander with our beets and carrots breaking our arms for too long. The food was so cheap and SO TASTY. I love autumn veggies. Bring on the brussel sprouts!

    Shortly after, Miss Bee and I hit up Value Village. We both had gift certificates thanks to my little stint on CityTV, and they were just burning a hole in my pocket. I got a few blouses, a sweater and wool skirt, but the piece-de-la-resistance was my new dome dryer!

    Check out these dishes Bee found!

    And here's my dome dryer. It's not the prettiest (and it reeked like cigarette smoke) but it's better than nothing.

    Note to self: stop going through the housewares section first, or else be doomed to wander VV with atomic dishware and very heavy dome dryers. Like the time we wandered around the store with a coffee table. WE NEVER LEARN.

    After taking forever to check out at VV due to carefully wrapping 49 pieces of atomic dishware (sorry everyone behind us) we hustled over to the newly opened Tavern 1903 at the Alberta Hotel. Built in 1903, the Alberta Hotel was taken down brick-by-brick to make way for Canada Place in the 1980s. I worked beside the hotel while it was under renovations, and is also the new home for my favourite radio station, CKUA. Isn't it BEAUTIFUL?!

    Alas, I forgot to take photos of the interior. Sorry!

    Following our lunch, we took some outfit photos. I got some of my outfit, but I want to save them for a review post, so I'm only going to share Bee's. Spoiler alert: she's beautiful.

    We all know that "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" - well, I can say that this gal is MY diamond. She's brilliant, dazzling, and tough! She can help get me through anything, and I honestly don't know where I would be without her.

    Also - we both (unknowingly) bought that dress at the Bettie Page store in Caesar's Palace (also - not the first time this has happened).

    We also grabbed some photos of the beautiful Edmonton river valley. Oh how I wish fall wasn't so short here!

    And then, on our way home, we grabbed a shot of Edmonton's skyline to get a photo of where we were taking the previous photos.

    What a beautiful day!

  2. 7 comments:

    1. Unknown said...

      I know EXACTLY how you were feeling as I am feeling it right now. Although I can't rest or lay down even bc I have three young children. Which makes me feel more run down. I am so glad that you have such a good friend to help put a smile on your face. That is such a blessing, Lots of hugs-Bunny

    2. Sorry to hear you felt so 'meh'. Great to have supportive friends who op shop with you through good times and bad! I love that cape too - absolutely gorgeous!

    3. Helen Mae said...

      Glad that you're feeling a bit better after seeing your friend & she looks so lovely!

    4. Three huge cheers for besties, great Value Vintage finds (those dishes are awesome!), the return of fall's gorgeous landscape, and for days like this that can do our spirits a world of good.

      ♥ Jessica

    5. Sandy Joe said...

      Gorgeous shots! I've been meaning to go to Tavern 1903 - did you eat there? Was it good? Glad you're back to regular blogging, I always enjoy your posts.

      x The Pretty Secrets

    6. Desiree said...

      Thanks for following me on Instagram! There's nothing like getting all gussied up with your girlfriends to make you feel better. Looks like you had some great finds!


    7. Unknown said...

      I'm glad you are no longer avoiding and and/or all social ventures since I have missed your posts.


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