Vancouver

West Coast Diary

So, you know the saying ‘when you make a plan, God laughs’ I feel like that’s been my life for the last year and a bit. Like most of you, I had v big plans for 2020 (like, life changing BIG) and then covid happened and everything fell apart.

I was emotional, lost and not sure how to process everything. It felt like my life was unraveling right in front of my eyes and there was nothing I could do about it. I’m a low key planner (I know, odd for a Gemini) and I’m not one to play the victim role. My entire life, I have always found a way but with all of the restrictions and health concerns that covid brought, I really couldn’t think of a way to pivot.

Long story short, I hit a very low point, to which I decided to stop trying to control things that were out of my control and to start listening attentively to the Universe.

Fast forward to 2021 and I’ve ended up magically on the west coast of Canada – Vancouver, BC to be exact. I won’t go into details yet, but just know that it’s beautiful here, very different from Toronto but beautiful none the less.

I’ve been taking some time to just take in everything that this city has to offer (nature included, who am I?!?!) and finding + rebuilding myself.

After being in Toronto, which is one of the most locked down places in North America, it feels good to be able to have some normalcy back in my life (Vancouver is still taking precautions with covid but the restrictions are a lot less strict).

I’m going to come back to this in another post but we’re going to pause this topic for now until I’m able to share the rest with you at a later date!

So, that being said. You guys know that I LOVE me a travel diary, so doing one (or more) for Vancouver is a must! My girl Jaime, happens to be here as well so we’ve been making the most of our time, exploring and getting to know the city.

As always, I’ve snapped some pics along the way for you. Some street style, scenery, eats + everything in between – I hope you like it!

Christian

The SeaWall
Blue Water Cafe – Yaletown
Exploring Kitsilano wearing LEE x H&M joggers.
View from the top of Grouse Grind
Wearing H&M Faux Shearling Jacket on a hike.
What’s In My Bag (LA CREME MAIN – CHANEL, BOY de CHANEL Lip Balm, L’homme A la rose – FRANCIS KURKDJIAN ) *gifted

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Views // Lavelle

christian confidential | christian thompsonEarlier this week, I took some much needed ‘social time’ to catch up with my friend Jaime over lunch at Toronto’s hot spot, Lavelle. I find it crazy how even though I’m not able to meet up with my friends as often as I’d like, whenever I do, it’s like nothing changed – I love that! Jaime and I fully caught up on life over a few glasses of rosé (obsessed with anything rosé  at the moment), delicious food (the agnolotti pasta is a must try) and one of the best views of Toronto, in my opinion. I snapped a few pics as always for you guys below!

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Lunch at Colette

Christian Confidential | Colette

If there’s one thing torontonians don’t take for granted, it’s summer! Whether it’s soaking up the sun by a pool, running along Lakeshore or hanging out on a patio, trust me we’re all over it! The other day, my friend Jaime and I met up for lunch to catch up on life and decided to check out Colette Grand Café. Colette’s been a go-to for me for a while now and honestly, I can’t see it changing anytime soon! I’ve been obsessed with sea food recently (more than usual) so oysters were a must along with the Poulet Á La Créole  & a few cocktails. Check out some images I snapped below of our hang out! Christian Confidential | ColetteChristian Confidential | ColetteChristian Confidential | ColetteThanks Colette as always for the great hospitality!

Christian