Cozy in the Cold
In true Vancouver fashion, our weather has gone from summery heat to rainy gloom in about thirty seconds flat. While we were joyfully experiencing weather in the high twenties (Celsius) just a couple of days ago, we were 'treated' to a rainstorm last night that had me glad that I was paranoid enough to stick an umbrella into my purse. Fortunately, I made the most out of the sunny weather while it lasted and managed to spend each of those days doing something productive outdoors. For instance, I managed to go running around the seawall twice this week before I went to work-- the weather was gorgeous and I never had more fun on a forty-minute run. I also spent a lovely and very warm evening having dinner with the boyfriend, my brother, and my sister-in-law at a beachside patio restaurant at Jericho Beach. If you follow my Instagram account, you would have seen several pictures from that lovely mini-adventure.
More importantly, I started visiting Vancouver tourist attractions for the Tourism Challenge: this annual tourism industry event is held from April 19 - May 30 and serves to encourage tourism industry professionals to explore their city's best attractions in order to better promote them to tourists. During this time period, we use little booklets, or "passports," in order to experience whatever attractions capture our fancy for free; as well, we get to bring one other person to enjoy them with us. If we manage to visit fifteen attractions, we receive a "privilege pass" for all of the attractions and some special offers for almost an entire year-- definitely something worth working towards!
As a result of this challenge and my one-week trip to the Bahamas (less than one week to go!), the month of May is looking to be extremely busy and full of fun. For instance, this upcoming week will be spent going to the Vancouver Aquarium, the Vancouver Lookout Tower, Vancouver TheatreSports, the Vancouver Art Gallery, Flyover Canada, and a one hour cruise around Burrard Inlet!
In later weeks, I plan to visit TELUS Science World, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, The Roof restaurant at The Hotel Vancouver Fairmont, and many other attractions-- and all for free! This challenge is making me very happy that I work in the job position that I do.
Top & Hat // Ever New
Cardigan & Necklace // H&M
Shorts // Zara
Shoes // Jeffrey Campbell
Bag // Tory Burch
Tights // Ardene
I hope that you all are taking advantage of the good weather as well and have a wonderful weekend!