It’s a beautiful life

As soon as Liv of A Beautiful Life returned from Hong Kong, she wrote a lovely guest post on that city (which only made me want to visit even more than I already did).


Now that I’ve just returned from Turkey (more specifically, now that I’ve just returned from the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul), I was all too happy to return the favour and write a little something for her blog, which you can find here.


Speaking of Turkey, I fell in love with all the cats that owned the streets there. Crazy cat lady that I am, I would have adopted them all.


Not that this kitty is from there. He, like me, was born and raised in Vancouver.


But back to the task at hand, you can read my guest post here.

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  • Reply Gerri Ward July 28, 2009 at 12:24 am

    This is another fab look, this time of bohemian elegance! The dress and necklaces are amazing together, only you can pull this off because there’s a certain grace about yourself that adds to the softness of this look!

  • Reply la flore et la faune July 28, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I love aquarius people. That’s why we get along so well.

  • Reply lisa July 28, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Gorgeous outfit! It looks really nice and cool for the summer too.

    Your mention of the bazaar reminded me of one of the true-life stories in Tales from the Expat Haren, in which a woman transplanted to Turkey establishes her own business running shopping tours for tourists visiting the bazaar for the first time. You should definitely check out this book!

  • Reply dreamsequins July 28, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Turkey sounds like an absolute dream. Just like that dress…

  • Reply Larissa July 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    Bernie is soo cute! but I also love Ghetty. I also love the dress and mix of all your necklaces!

  • Reply hauteworld July 29, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I already commented on Liv’s blog yesterday, but wanted to let you know as well – loved the guest post! Gorgeous dress and love the necklaces. That first image is so beautiful by the way. Need to get back to Istanbul asap. Oh, and you definitely need to go to Hong Kong! You’ll love it! Like Liv, I grew up there (and my parents still live there).

  • Reply il ramaiolo July 29, 2009 at 5:14 am

    Thank you for your visit!
    I see you again!

  • Reply Liv July 29, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    hey gorgeous, thanks for writing such a wonderful blog post. I also love Aquariuses.

    I think the coolest thing about this whole blogging thing is that we got to become good friends and know each other better.

    Happy blogging!

  • Reply VancityAllie July 29, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Wow that dress looks great on!

    You and Liv should blog together more often, BTW! It’s a meeting of fabulous minds!

  • Reply Cafe Fashionista July 29, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I’m off to read your guest post right now! :)

  • Reply Kelsey July 30, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Gerri — Has anyone ever told you that you write the sweetest comments ever?

    La Flore — You’re right. Must be in the stars.

    Lisa — I so need to pick up Tales from the Expat Harem. It’s ridiculous how much I read when I’m on vacation and how little I read when I’m at home. I really need to even this out a bit.

    Dreamsequins — It is! You have to go — it’d be so much easier for you to get there because I bet you could fly direct to Istanbul (unlike me, who spent 21 hours trying to get there)

    Rissa — I love my zoo. Just you wait until we get a second puppy.

    Haute — Thank you! Don’t you just love Liv’s blog?

    Il Ramiolo — Your food photography is delicious.

    Liv — bloggers 4 eva.

    Allie — guest posts are so much fun, aren’t they?

    Cafe Fashionista — enjoy!

  • Reply ambika July 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I felt the same way about the cats in Belize. Luckily, they weren’t very friendly so I couldn’t have followed through on the desire.

    Such a lovely top/dress.

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