Toronto Summer Street Style

 I can't believe that this week is the last week of August. It feels like summer is almost ending. Here are a couple of photos I snapped of some summer street style at the Bloor-Yorkville area in Toronto. We really make the most of our summer season in the City as you can see with our various summer fashion style from really tight mini-skirt in yellow with sandals to a silk nude dress with vibrant orange high heels. Summer is our time to enjoy the heat and as much as possible to wear our summer clothes in style.

Weekend In Nice

This weekend let us have a relaxing visit to Nice located in the South of France. It is the largest City in the French Riviera with the prominent Promenade des Anglais stretching along its coast facing the Mediterranean Sea. Luckily, we stayed at the luxury hotel, Le Negresco which is located along the Promenade des Anglais and just a short walk to the beach. This Summer heat is making us just a bit lazy to go sightseeing so there is nothing better to do than to stay close to the water to feel the breeze and to stay cool from the heat. There is also an abundance of fresh seafood here in Nice. When we got hungry, we ventured in the city to try their best and freshly cooked moules-frites cooked in white wine and herbs.  This summer take the time to be close to the water to enjoy every moment and to just relax. 
Bon Weekend!

Pottery Barn's Under The Sea

Summer is the time to enjoy the outdoors especially having an al fresco meal. Whether you eat al fresco at home or in a restaurant, it is fun during summer to incorporate themes into your dining experience. Pottery Barn is always my source of inspiration for any fun and stylish themes to celebrate the different seasons. For summer, here is their theme celebrating the sea. As many of us are going to the beach this summer, it is also fun to bring the sea to your dining lifestyle. Grill some lobster, shrimps and fish over the barbecue and serve them in style with these stylish plates from Pottery Barn. Make sure to make some really cool drinks like fruit cocktails for your guests to enjoy..

Summer At Antibes

 One of the influence of Instagram is that it opens a whole wide world of different places and people to see. This summer, I have been seeing so many photos on Instagram of people's vacations on the beach especially in the Mediterranean Sea. This reminded me of my vacation in the Cote D'Azur in the South of France several years ago. One of the cities we visited was Antibes which was founded by the Greeks in the 5th Century and was originally the ancient Greek trading post called Antipolis. From a Greek trading post in Ancient times, to presently the Billionaires playground from around the world, enjoying their summer in their multi-million Euros private villas and mega yachts. Antibes has the largest Marina in the Mediterranean Sea with over 2,000 private yachts anchored there. Besides summer fun at the sea, there is also the Musee Picasso where the artist lived at the Chateau Grimaldi and also the Old Town. Discovering Antibes offered a glimpse into the summer lifestyle of the rich and famous but can also be enjoyed by everyone by visiting the old town, the beaches and its art all over the town. 
 Chateau Grimaldi was originally the Castle of the Grimaldi family, the founding family of Monaco.
 La Feuille, bronze statue by artist Germaine Richier at the Musee Picasso, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
 Old town Antibes.
 Fortress overlooking the largest Marina with over 2,000 private yachts anchored. 
 Private mega-yachts anchored in the Marina. 
 Nomade, 2010 by artist Jaume Plensa at Antibes Fort.
 Cap D'Antibes is on the most southern tip of land in the French Riviera. As we drove along the main Boulevard John F Kennedy, we passed by large Private Villas including the most luxurious Hotel du Cap Eden Roc. Our Guide advised us that the Hotel does not even accept credit cards. Only cash s'il vous plait. (Photo credit: Nicolas Ghesquiere Official Instagram)
Private villas in Antibes. 
 Sailing fun in the Cap D'Antibes.

Bon Weekend! 

Prada Resort Bags

During my visit to London last Spring, I saw these Prada bags from the Summer/Resort collection. These bags just came out from the Selfridges Department Store on Oxford St in London. The bags are made from thick fabric material combined with leather in different colours like brown and blue. The interior of the bag is in leather which strengthens the exterior fabric material. I imagine these bags to be perfect to bring to the beach or to any island destination during the summer. Unfortunately, I never saw these bags here in Toronto. They were easily sold out in the Prada website too. But at least for now here are some style inspiration from Prada.

Weekend Brunch At Niagara On The Lake

 Last long weekend, we had brunch at the Pillar and Post, in Niagara On The Lake, west of Toronto. It was a sunny and hot Sunday which was perfect for an out of town trip. Brunch at the Pillar and Post is our favourite in the area because their brunch buffet offer a wide choice of  fresh dishes from salads, hors d'oeuvres, large cold shrimps, smoked salmon,  charcuterie with a variety of cheeses, cooked hot dishes like bacon, sausages, pasta, salmon and Cornish hen. There is also a dessert table offering a variety of cakes, pastries, waffles and fruits. There is even a separate stand to have your choice of omelet cooked by the chef.  Then the drinks on offer are mimosas, variety of wine from the area, fresh juices and of course coffee and tea. The Pillar and Post also have a very nice interior and swimming pool which I previously featured on my Blog post. For new visitors to Niagara On The Lake, the best way to see the town is to walk around but if you prefer a more extensive tour, a horse carriage ride will be a fun way to see the town.  A new fun way to enjoy the town is to join the Niagara Wine Tours offered at all Vintage Hotels to see the various wineries around the area. Visiting Niagara On The Lake is a fun way to spend the weekend as one can enjoy all the cuisine, the wines and even go shopping around the town.
I had iced tea and enjoyed the fresh salad with raspberry dressing, cold shrimps and smoked salmon.
 Cucumber with cream cheese.
 Dessert table.
My favourite here is the top cake, chocolate chip banana cake. The middle cake is Red Velvet cake and the chef will make your own waffles. 
 Besides the wineries, Niagara On The Lake is famous for their Peaches. They make them as jams and even as scones. 
 Niagara On The Lake is a garden and flower town with lots of flowers in bloom all around. 
 Whether walking or a horse carriage ride, it is fun to visit Niagara On The Lake. 
A trolley ride for the Niagara Wine Tours to see the wineries around the area. 

Pamela lives in Toronto. I work in Banking in the field of Credit and Finance. The Style and Travel Journals blog has evolved into an on-line magazine blog about my experiences and inspirations on style, travel, people, lifestyle and current events. My blog features are not sponsored posts. The photographs and stories featured here are all from my own resources and experiences. [Pamela RG] (