Designer Diaries 0.4

In a recent conversation while traveling abroad I expressed my desire to travel across Europe. I was fortunate enough to go to London, England to begin with, however I was envious of my sisters (and parents) travel plans. Amsterdam, Greece, Cannes & Monaco were on the travel documents. I so badly wanted that one chance to whisk off to Croatia, Barcelona, Ireland, or even Paris!

Though that didn’t happen this time, I know I will make it happen in the very near future.
Here are some of the interesting places I’d like to visit, and the architecture I’d like to see:

Krakow, Poland

Bridge by Gaudi, Spain

Caves in Croatia

Eiffel Tower, Paris

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Bilbao Guggenheim, Spain

Convention Centre, Switzerland

Swiss Alps


Cardigan Bay, Wales

Plitvice, Croatia


Armani Bamboo Bar, Italy


Atrium Champagne Bar, London

Balthazar, Denmark


Media Plaza, Netherlands


Biutiful, Romania

Bling Bling, Spain

Blue Boar Bar, London

Bloom, Austria

Bubbledogs, London


Just to name a few, I hope I’m lucky enough to visit these extraordinary places…

A Little Cary Grant Never Hurt Anyone

Fashion with Compassion held an event at Metro Cinema (formerly Garneau Theatre) last night, with a touch of old Hollywood glamour, Mode Models fashioned designer garments of the latest trends, it was a nice change from the usual movie screening. The event is a precursor to the main event on October 11th, 2012. Syncrude presents Fashion with Compassion 2012, proceeds will go to Growing Compassion, a campaign to expand Sorrentino’s Compassion House. After a special screening of An Affair to Remember with the handsome Cary Grant and beautiful Deborah Kerr. Trish and I went to my favourite cafe in Edmonton, the Sugar Bowl. After we indulged in a little Sofia Coppola pink champagne “Sofia” we entertained the classic B52 specialty coffee! Even though we’ve had the B52 coffee for years now, the bar tender needed to specify that all the specialty coffees had two ounces of baileys not one. Just in case we were foreign to the concept. Thank you bar-tender.

After carefully dissecting the classic film which warmed all our hearts, a lost Michael Janz, an Edmonton School Board Trustee, wandered aimlessly trying to find his group of friends. He caught my attention and said “I like your blog, keep blogging! Except about those shoes…you know the ones with the red soles?” (Of course I responded with “Ah, Christian Louboutin”….but of course!). I’m not sure whether I should be happy or concerned he reads my blog or that he pointed out that I write a lot about shoes. Well Michael, “Ask and you shall receive!” I have now plugged you into my blog. What would you like me to blog about next?

…Stay tuned my next blog post will be “The Resurgence of Scrunchies” (tip from Ryan Kenny).

Mercer Tavern

I’ve had the pleasure of dining with the owner of the future Mercer Tavern. Located on the 104th Street Promenade, this resto-bar will be the newest edition to an already stellar group of businesses. The Mercer Tavern will bring life to the historic building. I think we can all safely say we’re excited to see what’s to come! The fantastic logo you see above was designed by Startup Edmonton. 

Website under construction, but in the interim please follow them on Twitter @MercerTavern

Stay tuned for more updates on the Mercer Tavern