Friday, February 11, 2011

Montreal Fashion Week

I checked out the Barila fashion show last night as Montreal Fashion Week came to an end. My friends and I reached Bonsecours Market a bit late and couldn't find our seats - we got in just minutes before the show was starting and the place was rammed. Upon entering we were pushed and shoved and shooed away from one spot to the next . Talk about hectic! In all the frenzy I even lost my apartment keys (I won't even start on that!)

But once the curtains rose the place fell silent. All eyes were glued on to the models (and that's when we finally managed to secure some seats).

I sat there taking in the entire scene. It felt quite surreal with the bright lights and the cameras and the fashion critics swiftly jotting notes, almost like a scene out of the Devil Wears Prada. The entire hoopla lasted no more than 20 minutes. After which there was a schmooze-fest at the bar we were led down to. 

Quite an intriguing evening - but I'm happy to be back in my reality.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Travel Bug

I’ve had it with this blimey snow. I’m getting better winter boots for next year. My toes freeze up in the ones I currently own. Summer come here already!
A lot of my friends are travelling right now. I’d like to escape the winter also. One friend will be in Colombia for a few more months teaching women how to make jewellery. Another is landing in Brazil and then backpacking through little bits of everywhere. And a third just returned from Africa – he actually climbed Mount Kilimanjaro!
If I could, I’d spend half the year just travelling.  Does the travel bug ever really go away?  There’s so much to explore. This little guy I met in Rajasthan must know what I mean.