I’ve always coveted the beautiful and intricate hats that are commonly seen at daytime events in Europe. However, there aren’t too many places in Vancouver that one can don a fascinator without attracting stares of puzzlement or criticism.
The annual Deighton Cup event seeks to be different by encouraging chic fancy hats and dapper suits with pocket squares. Held at the historic Hastings Racecourse, it was a charming afternoon of stylish outfits, fine cocktails and lively entertainment.
Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always wanted to go see a real live ballet rendition of The Nutcracker. It’s just such a classic.
Well, the other night I finally got my chance. We booked tickets to see it performed by the GOH Ballet Acadamy at the The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.
I took it as a chance to wear my new dress from Topshop, and topped it off with a classic high bun.
This was my first ballet, so I don’t really have anything to compare it to.. but I thought the performance was fantastic. My favorite part was having the live orchestra present; it really makes the experience seem so much more alive, and they played all my favorite Nutcracker classics with such aplomb.
After the show, we decided to go for dessert at Thierry Chocolate Patisserie Café. The place was packed.
Couldn’t get a table, so we just grabbed some goodies to go.
We ended up getting a chocolate eclair, a piece of tiramisu, and a six pack of macarons.
The tiramisu was pretty good, but quite pricy for the serving size. My favorite was the eclair. Nice light shell with a creamy thick chocolaty filling… mhm.
And of course, I had to get macarons. Because it was quite late into the evening already, they didn’t have much selection left. We just got a couple of each; hazelnut, chocolate, and caramel.
They had a nice chewy texture, with just the right balance of sweetness.
However, I do still prefer the ones from Soirette Macarons & Tea; they always have a large selection to choose from, including my all time favorite pistachio.
Does anyone else feel like Vancouver goes through such sweeping dessert fads?
First it was cupcakes… then macarons… and now I’d say that the current focus is on doughnuts.