*This post was sponsored by Metropolis at Metrotown
With the holidays fast approaching, I am already feeling all the festive vibes but what I was looking forward to the most this year is Adelina’s first photo with Santa Claus! Last year, we weren’t able to get a photo with Santa because we were still too busy adjusting to new parent life; And truthfully, I was really regretful about that but now she is older and walking, so I was determined to create this special tradition with her. Thankfully, I got that wish fulfilled when I got invited to the preview of Christmas at Metropolis at Metrotown where finally we got our first photo with Santa and it was definitely a memorable experience (so make sure you scroll down to the very end for the end result). This holiday season not only are there opportunities to have your photos taken with Santa, Metropolis at Metrotown also offers tons of other amazing services and of course shops to make your holiday shopping seamless!
Since working with Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon , I discovered that they have a wonderful initiative called Home for Dinner , where we can celebrate the tradition of sharing a meal together while supporting a great cause. And with Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect time to combine my passions for hosting and charitable giving to help benefit families that are staying at RMH BC. This idea really inspired me to gather my generous friends for a “Friendsgiving” dinner along with some amazing charitable partners like the Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant & Brewpub, Taffete Designs and Riversol to create a memorable night of giving; and hopefully, motivate others to host their very own Home for Dinner fundraising event this holiday season.
On a sunny Wednesday evening I met my husband after work in the trendy neigbourhood of Gastown Vancouver for our first date night in a long time and we checked out a beautiful German restaurant called Bauhaus. Located at the corner of West Cordova and Carrall, I actually haven’t heard about Bauhaus before but thanks to Moneris I was able to experience, reconnect and enjoy an amazing dining experience with my husband that night
As you probably know Adelina turned 1 in June and we celebrated in a big way on Father’s Day surrounded by close friends and family! Today, I want to share intimate details from the party from the décor to candid moments and all the festivities that went on like a traditional Korean ceremony called Doljabi and Smash Cake which was the highlight of the day! For anyone looking to plan a 1 year birthday I hope Adelina’s party would bring some magical inspiration!
Photography: Better Sweet Photography
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