Thursday, May 26, 2011

Aha! Moment!

"Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space"
- Oprah

Monday, May 16, 2011

Central Park

Bre and I managed to check out Central Park from all angles: 1) On a guided tour by a rather shady bike driver. 2) Running the small loop (about 4 km), and 3) On our own bikes around the whole park (13ish km)...

All three ways were awesome and allowed us to take in different aspects of the park... Here are some pics from our first tour.

View from opposite side of the lake... we were lucky the weather in NY was so nice while we were there.
Famous walkway in the middle of the park. We were here quite early in the morning which is why it wasn't too busy- Later in the day it was definitely bustling...
Photo shoot

Fountain across from the Boat House Restaurant.
Strawberry Fields... Memorial to John Lennon.
The fountain featured in the beginning of "Friends"... our tour man made us do something "crazy"... this was about all I could muster.

Love it.

This was another photo suggestion from our tuk-tuk driver...

John and Yoko's place across from the park...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

New York Recap

When I booked my trip to New York a couple of months ago, I knew that I was in for a crazy ride, but nothing could have really prepared me for the intensity of maybe one of the most famous cities in the world: NYC. So much about the energy and buzz of this city makes you feel like you're in another world- and you haven't even left Manhattan.
You can skip the niceties and leave the "Canadian" in you at the airport- it won't help you here, where even the Starbucks baristas look down on you and bluntly ask, "Whatch'you havin'?!" before you've even had a chance to say hello. God help you if you need a minute to think about it... But all that supposed rudeness and seemingly hard image actually doesn't matter. We only witnessed one street fight, and had the pleasure of chatting with a number of locals all willing to point us to the best spots in the city. Oh yeah, and the shopping was out of control! Too much to take in. Literally.

Here are a few pictures from various points in the trip... More to follow :)

Greenwich Village... Or "The Village" if you're a true New Yorka!

Possibly the only bar showing the Canucks play Chicago Game 6. Needless to say it was full of some very excited Vancouverites.
This is Meredith, Me and Bre.

Dinner at Ruby Foos... YUMM!

Riding the Subway from Greenwich to Ground Zero... Very different than the old Canada Line.

Flat Iron Building
Times Square... In. Sane.
Empire State... never made it to the top. Next trip.
Dinner and Lemon Drop shots at the Stanton Social

This is what we saw stepping out of our hotel... complete mayhem at all times!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Life Through the iPhone

A collection of pictures/my life over the last couple of months as told through my iPhone4...

Troy and me enjoying a glass of wine with friends at Cactus Club

Me and Lauren at Bon Jovi!

Vancouver Aquatic Center... Not my favourite place to be, but triathlon training actually requires you to learn how to swim.

The Cross: A store across the street from our apartment that lures me in with "Balance your Chakra" stones @ $4 and $100 candles... I have yet to buy either.

View on a cloudy day of Troy getting his coffee at Coo Coo... this is my paparazzi shot from the office window.

Trevor's niece watching her soon-to be Aunty Lauren try on her wedding dress. So cute.

Jeff's surprise birthday dinner at the Eatery in Kits... Here with his girlfriend Mel.

A night at Goldfish in Yaletown...
Notice the disparity in clientele: Young, pretty girl meets man in a long sleeved t-shirt with lights on his glasses... He got them from Mark's Work Warehouse. Perfect.

Canucks vs. Blackhawks... Game 7 at Earls with a stressed out Kira and excited Megan.

Last Saturday-lunch, turned drinks, turned dinner and a sleepover with Jody.
Nice track suit.

View from our apartment... these cherry blossoms are even bigger today and seem to have come out of nowhere! Love it.