Thursday, July 09, 2009

Last nights in old places



Last Saturday was our last night living in my apartment and living downtown. I wanted to do something special, something that was cheap and captured the spirit of Vancouver and of summer. My first plan was to go to Bard on the Beach, which happens from May-Sept in Vanier Park on the Kitsilano side of the city. I went a few years ago to see an "emo" version of Romeo and Juliet. It was fantastic. Bard on the Beach is pretty much what the name suggests...under large tents - by the beach - Shakespeares plays are put on with outstanding quality.

That said, the shows were sold out that night (damn my procrastination) so Eyeliah decided we should hit up the Vancouver Jazz Festival, which was free. It's funny how this Jazz Fest has been going on in Vancouver for gillions of years and it was only on my last night living DT that I decided to check it out. Maybe it's kind of fitting.

So me, Eyeliah, my friend Josh and my bf made our way along the seawall to David Lam Park where the free part of the festival was (about a 15 min walk) and I was glad I brought my snap-happy camera. Oh and our coffee cups filled with beer and wine.













The festival was fantastic - seriously, why did I miss out on this before? There was even a beer garden! Plus so many dogs, this great Celtic/Indian band and tons of people just dancing around and having a good time. The weather couldn't be better either!




































Dress: Ella Moss; Sandals: GoJane; Bag: Chinese Laundry; Shrug: Forever 21 - For what Eyeliah was wearing, click here

After the Jazz Fest and a bottle of wine, I thought it would be a great idea to wear my riding helmet that I had just found in the closet. Though this won't ever be in style, I seriously consider digging out my old jodphurs...



BTW - don't forget to enter the dress contest from the previous post! You can enter (if you haven't already) by leaving a comment here too! And remember, as always I give out a little something extra as a second prize :P

PS - Speaking of previous post, I wanted to point out that when I said I did "photo manipulation" on the photo with the shorts, I didn't mean it was like Photoshop. Instead I just posed a certain way and pulled my shorts a certain way so it didn't look as godawful as it REALLY did. Nothings wrong with photoshop and I certainly use it to enhance my photos but just to let you know, I in no way possess the skills to make myself look slimmer, lol. I wish I did though, I'd get rid of my tummy in that shot above :P...

PPS - Here's a great but totally random and out-of-place tip: I've always found that shaving creams dry out my legs. So many (I'm talking like 9) years ago I was traveling and ran out of shaving cream. In a pinch, I used conditioner. To this day, I find that conditioner trumps shaving cream every time. I never have to use moisturizer after!


21 comments:

The Budget Babe said...

i wouldn't have noticed the so-called "tummy" if you hadn't pointed it out! funny how we see ourselves sometimes. anywho the jazz fest looks fun. i grew up in chicago and only went to jazz fest one (shameful for a chicagoan) but we always listened to it live on the radio from the comfort of home :)

and id love love love to win that dress!

Wanderlusting said...

Ha, oh great. Now everyone's gonna notice pudgy me!

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling! Love your dress!
And great idea about the conditioner for shaving :)

xoxox,
CC

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Vancouver is so beautiful. Everytime I go I get too stressed by the traffic and all the people to really enjoy the beauty of it!

Love your pics!

elena-lu said...

fun! and you got some great pics! you girls looked so fab

OceanDreams said...

I use conditioner to shave sometimes too...it keeps your legs silky smooth. What a fun festival to experience before you move to your new place! Your dress is so cute. I love that you wear dresses all of the time. I do too, they really are the best way to go. Happy moving love!

AsianCajuns said...

Haha! I think I went straight to "photoshop" when you said manipulation because I'm a graphic designer. I'm more impressed that you can do it without a computer- I still think the shorts looked great on you!

ps- you have the best summer dresses!

Lily G. said...

Looks like so much fun!!! Love that dress on you.

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archivingfashion said...

Love your dress - so bright and pretty! And the little bit of turquoise on the sandals goes so well with your look.

Angie said...

I also agree... conditioner in place of shaving cream is great! I've even tried moisturizer the odd time...just for the hell of it to see haha; and it actually works great too- though make sure you rinse your razor often :o) But no need to moisturize after!

Kristin said...

Coffee cups and booze. Hilarious. Lovely pics as usually. Especially digging those sandals!

Write Me Beautiful said...

I understand your sentiment, I'll soon be leaving my one place for a new place in August.

...love Maegan said...

omg you are so cute! ...dress and bag and shoes ADORABLE!

Mairyliscious said...

amazing pics !! seems you had great time !!!!!

Mary said...

tummy? what? so weird, girl!

Sher said...

Love the pics! I showed them to my son and told him of the time I was an exchange student there.

You look lovely as always my dear!

Rachel said...

uggggggh that looks seriously amazing. good idea with the booze in the coffee cups.. one for the memory banks!

christelle said...

i love this pictures!

Karinaxoxo said...

do you seriously use conditioner instead of shaving cream???
i must try this!

Eyeliah SS said...

Yay, that was a seriously fun night. I'm so glad you captured that uber-stylish lady. :-)

Vegas Princess said...

Looks like a really great time. The most picture you post of your city the more I have to come visit that beautiful place!