Lakeside Brunch

 I can't believe that summer is almost over. How come it went by so fast? I am still enjoying this heat and the sunny days. I am also still enjoying sitting on the patio having brunch with a view at the Port Restaurant in Pickering, Ontario, east of Toronto. The Port is one of my favourite restaurants outside of Toronto. It is located by Frenchman's Bay, on Lake Ontario. As we drank and ate, we watched the  yachts, boats, seadoos and kayaks as they sailed by for their afternoon water activity. Even though summer is dwindling down, we still make the most of our summer days. 

Summer Elegance At Saks Fifth Avenue

Better late than never. When my friends and I visited New York City in early June, I got a chance to visit Saks Fifth Avenue right beside St. Patrick's Cathedral and across from the iconic Rockefeller Center. Saks never fail to inspire elegance and style as their windows were full of spring style and summer colours. New York City is one of the best shopping centres in the world, well, besides London, Paris and Rome.  Stopping at Saks during a trip to New York City is an experience in itself and must never be missed. Even if it just involved some window shopping. 
What do you think is that Art installation by Elmgreen & Dragset at the Rockefeller Center? Some said it depicts the ear of Dutch painter, Van Gogh while others think it is just an empty  swimming pool. 

Gucci Blooms

 Looking at the latest GG Blooms collection, designed by Alessandro Michele makes me happy and inspired. Alessandro has certainly created a hip, stylish, colourful and happy collection for Gucci. Each item is definitely a collector's item and will be perfect for any season. 
When I was in the Gucci store in Rome, they served me this San Pellegrino refreshing drink and believe it or not they have their own Gucci embossed chocolates. Both the drink and the chocolates tasted so delicious. Behind is a bag from the GG Blooms collection. 

Weekend In Naples

 We travelled to Naples, Italy as a short stop over to do some sightseeing around the city. I learnt that there are two different Naples, one is the old port city that discovered pizza, facing the Mediterranean Sea and the majestic volcano, Mount Vesuvius. My first impression is that the city is quite run down and old for me. The second Naples is driving up the winding hills to see the numerous resorts and access to its beaches. Which ever version of Naples we choose, we will definitely come back here again to learn more about its soul, character and famous pizza Margherita and Marinara.

Naples facing the Mediterranean Sea and Mount Vesuvius. 
Fresh seafood catch from the fishermen. 

Dolce and Gabbana Botanical Garden Collection

 The Dolce and Gabbana, the Italian masters of print and colour, presented this year their Botanical Garden Collection. This time they used banana leaf prints, ikat fabrics used as pockets and used green all over their shoes and bags. Like it or not, this collection looks perfect for summer especially when in the Amalfi coast. I hope you are enjoying these remaining days of summer. 

Weekend At The Rousseau

 During our week at Lake Rousseau in Muskoka, we made sure that we visited The Rousseau, a J.W. Marriott luxury resort, right at Lake Rousseau. Luckily, it was just right beside Clevelands House Resort where we stayed at a cottage for the week. The Rousseau as you can see has sloping views of the lake. The beach is all the way down the stairs and the swimming pools are in the upper level. We did not go down to the beach as nobody felt like climbing up and down the stairs before dinner.  Besides the food and drinks, we enjoyed luxuriously relaxing by their veranda to take in these spectacular and peaceful views of  Lake Rousseau. 

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