How has it become the middle of July?!
It feels like yesterday, that the Works Gala wrapped. I immediately embarked on some self-care (getting more sleep, seeing my acupuncturist, doing my annual with the doctor) and banking a bunch of time at the lake.
Even with all the restorative measures, I only now feel like I am beginning to decompress. Phew!
But, what a gala it was! Thanks to Coup Boutique for lending me a gorgeous outfit to wear. It worked perfectly for my piano playing during the gala's reception.Pose Salon who made sure Sydney (my darling co-chair) and I were photo ready.
The amazing Cory Christopher struck again.
And, we were treated to performances from Capital City Burlesque!
It was a delightful party with many components - I had a splendid time! This is me fan-girling on Emma and Kim after The Wet Secrets performed.
Rolled out of bed the next morning, put on my new summer uniform (rompers for the win), and got myself out onto the deck of our boat.
FIFA. Amazing energy in that stadium of ours - I was so proud of Edmonton!
While I learn about flaking the jib.
Good and Cheap. Get yourself a copy! When you purchase one, a second copy is given to a person or family in need.
Alberta Pianofest. They were unable to sit still, so they were given these awesome t-shirts to colour while listening.
Where we went to Rostizado for the filming of You Gotta Eat Here!
Don was supposed to come too, but he was caught up in a meeting that ran very late. As a result, I teamed up with Works Gala co-chair, Syd. We did a nice little urban family routine!
And, she was super handy while I was getting interviewed about Rosti-Pollo. I don't anticipate I'm going to be looking all that classy while stuffing spicy rotisserie chicken into my shiny & sweaty face. Both the temperature and food were hot that day, and with the extra lights from the camera crew... oh gosh.
Back home, the kids got to have a visit to Fort Edmonton.
Bamboo Ballroom is celebrating its 10th birthday by having a design competition at the Latitude 53 patio party on July 23rd! Essentially, a bunch of us have been asked to team up with a local designer, and people can bid on what we're wearing (silent-auction style) that night. The winner will get the same dress made in their size, and all proceeds will go to the Junior League of Edmonton.
DKNY linens during today's United Way shoot.
Each visit to the lake leaves me with a darker tan (despite my copious application of sunscreen), but I can't stay away from the water!
Hope you're enjoying the sunny days, even with the intensely hot temperatures. Summer is flying by so quickly, you have to enjoy as much of it as you can!