Posts Tagged: Fairmont waterfront

  • Hello!

    Phewf! What a whirlwind of events in the last bit.  Mike and I are in Saskatchewan now, with all our belongings. Some might call it “moving” but I don’t think it’s sunk in yet…

    Before we left Vancouver, we had a voucher for a free night to use at Waterfront Fairmont Hotel in downtown Van. The room was free, but having the dog there was $50 and parking overnight was $55, lol

    Painter loved it though….

    Waterfront Farimont hotel

    Here was our view. The Vancouver Convention center, along with Canada Place and a cruise ship waiting to take of.

    waterfront fairmont hotel

    Mmmm, Hotel snacks.

    Mini bar at fairmont hotel

    The front desk lady gave Painter some snacks too. He got a couple bags of KaliWags, he’s never had them before- and he was loving them!

    Kali Wags dog treats

    Here’s a view from the bathroom- just make sure you close the blinds before you use the facilities!

    Waterfront Fairmont Hotel

    Mike and I walked around town, cruised past my old apartment building. I had a studio apartment here. This building is a heritage building, one of the oldest in Van- It was cute and kitschy, with a claw foot tub and a murphy bed that you pulled out of the wall. Only down side…MICE! EW!

    Nelson Street. Heritage Building

    We went to Stepho’s for lunch- our FAVOURITE greek restaurant in the world! Always a line, and never let down with the amazing experience.

    Stephos Greek Restaurant, Davie Street

    The Olympic cauldrin was glowing. We went to watch the fireworks too, but I didn’t take pics:)

    Cauldrin, Vancouver

    So this is the place we used to call home….. It is now just a memory :(

    We traveled across Canada with our truck and a Uhaul. From the mountains to the prairies.

    I know that having the love and support of our families will make this transition an easy ones. Already, my mom is spoiling my unborn little boy. We walked into my moms spare room and she had a whole wardrobe for the little guy!

    We are staying with Mike’s dad in Regina. We are blessed to be staying here right now, until we move into our new place which we have rented for 1 year.

    Painter is in absolute heaven here. Just lounging all day. Loving life!!!

    I went lane swimming yesterday, I also went to a breast feeding meeting (the Le Leche Leaugue). I need to learn how the heck to do this. I found the meeting very helpful!

    Things are going great- We have our studio fully set up and business is back up and running. Having family around is so nice. Mmmmmm, chocolate Zucchini cake…. fresh garden veggies….tacos…lots of good stuff to feed my endless pit of a pregnant belly (well- not really endless…I actually experience a lot of heart burn if I eat to much…oh and baby is using my bladder as a trampoline lately!

    Thanks for stopping by!!!! Love and Light!!!!

  • Hey!

    Happy weekend! I try to drink tea with homemade almond milk during the week, but a couple times a week, I hit up that trendy coffee house, I can’t remember it’s name.. hmmm.. they seem to be doing well though…

    When I go there, lately I have been ordering:

    A Grande, Extra Hot, Unsweetened, Soy, Matcha Green Tea Latte! Geesh, what a mouthful. Please tell me what you order so I don’t feel so demanding! (They DO call me Demanda though… Get it? cause my name is Amanda,….Demanda…or Commanda…)

    green matcha unsweetend tea

    Anywhoo, the latte was good. I drink them way to fast. I was doing makeup today for a friend of a friends wedding. I had to grab her a set of lashes on the way. Although I’m not a fan of the Quo brand, (these were $7.50!) in a pinch they do the trick. I buy quality lashes wholesale from the states for $2. Shoppers is making bank! Remember last wedding I did when I had to get the QUO glue? Ya, that wasn’t fun.

    So I took my coffee, makeup kit and lashes and headed downtown.

    The girls were getting ready at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel.

    Such an awesome view. You can see the Vancouver convention centre, as well as almost all of Stanley Park in the background.

    We spotted those Wall Street Protesters.

    The girls all looked stunning, just to give them privacy, I didn’t shove my camera in their faces, but just know I did a fantastic job. I am SOOOO happy to say the next time I do makeup at a wedding….will be my own wedding!!!!!

    I was reading some of this wedding book. They say NEVER make your guests pay for anything and we were going to have a dollar bar… hmmmm….I need to land some BIG jobs. I am banking on my new agent….. ha

    I have a few jobs to do, but I am taking the rest of the night off. I can do them tomorrow. Hopefully check out the Coquitlam Farmers Market as well.. I googled it the other day and MY WORD- it is going on until Oct. 30!! I thought it was done by now.. Happy news.

    Coquitlam Farmers market

    I was gone pretty much all day, but I am always sooo excited to come home and see this face…(oh and Mike‘s too;)


    Like a button that one, like a button.

    Day 3 of Bikrams yoga- GOOD! Except next time I will NOT stand by the heater!! Lesson learned.

    What is your Starbucks order????

    Happy Weekend you guys! lots of love, light, happiness and FUN!

    xo