I have come out of a dark mood and into the light...
My morning cafe creme routine starts with counting my blessings,
I sit quietly reflecting on all the good things in life embracing and adopting the attitude of gratitude to set the tone for the day. I have found this to be very powerful and it changes the way that I see and interpret life events.
Mr HB and I walked in Chinatown...through Fan Tan Alley.
Victoria's Fan Tan Alley
My husband took me out for lunch at The Fan Tan Cafe, a popular Chinese food restaurant in our city's historic chinatown. It was busy, the service was great and we sipped our tea and chatted while we waited for our food. The food was not "totally WW friendly" (noodles were involved!) but the seafood chow mien was chock full of veggies which were so lightly cooked that they were still rich in colour, crisp and delicious.
Here's my fortune cookie and the fortune inside...
I did a wee bit of shopping at the Fan Tan Home Decor and Style shop.
A black dress by Angela Mara made in Italy.
Soft, cozy and the fabric is heavy enough that it does not cling but skims the body which is just the way I like a dress to fit.
It feels like a warm hug.
It was 50% off so I pounced on it and I said YES to the dress!
I plan to keep my eye on this shop as they have quite a few styles that I like.
I wore it out to dinner on Saturday evening when we dined with friends.
This lovely bouquet was a thoughtful gift from my nearest and dearest friend.
She bought it from those darling gals who run Thorn and Thistle Flowers.
They carry such pretty flowers and their plants are amazing...
our Christmas Amaryllis is an indication of their high quality plants.
They sell other things too and now offer coffee and treats
and they now located are in my old neighbourhood.
Sunday I cleaned house and went for my walk.
I opened a new bar of fragrant Verbena soap
it is currently scenting our main bathroom.
This soap was from my Mom's condo...
she loved the Verbena scent but she never used it as she loved her Pears soap.
While on the topic of fragrance and scents...
It was time to open a new scented candle.
This one was in the box from
My Stylish French Box.
I am busy trying to finish my latest knitting project so that I can start my new one!
Have you got a project on the go?
Hope that your week ahead is positive
and filled with
lightness and cheer.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~