Season's Greetings At Mamilla Mall

 When we visited Jerusalem this past October, we visited for the first time the Mamilla Mall which was developed into a luxurious pedestrian mall near Old Jerusalem. Nearby is the luxurious Mamilla Hotel, which is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. We were delighted to walk along the mall decorated already with lights above the open air pedestrian to celebrate the coming Holiday Season, also known as Christmas for Christians. The mall is lined with art every step of the way. The cool part about it are the local Israeli shops and the numerous restaurants with patio dining. It was several blocks of shops and restaurants. We also tried to eat our first ever kosher hamburger with fries in a local restaurant there named JOY. It was huge, juicy  and delicious. As you can see, the mall was full of local Israelis. They definitely know where to hang out.  

Holts Happy Christmas And Merry Everyone

 It's that wonderful, glamorous and joyful time of the year again. Christmas is almost here. According to Holt Renfrew, it will be a Happy Christmas and Merry Everyone, the theme for this year on their windows and throughout the store. Have you written up your wish list for Santa Claus? Don't forget because Christmas is coming soon.  Your Wish List  could be something special to own or something free and meaningful like remembering to be always merry during this Christmas season. Enjoy Holts Christmas extravaganza here. 

Season Of Joy

 I hope you are not tired of Christmas shopping yet?  This season brings the decorating of our homes with the spirit of Christmas. Here are some wonderful and delightful Christmas decorations from Pottery Barn at their  Bloor St store in Toronto. I enjoy visiting and shopping here to get some Christmas inspiration and cheer. Just to watch their decorations and table settings make me feel the Christmas spirit and joy. I hope it will inspire and cheer you too. 

Christmas At Heathrow

 My favourite airport at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 in London, UK, is now decorated in full Christmas cheer. Terminal 5 at Heathrow, is the major hub of British Airways. It is a very busy airport for domestic and international connecting flights but also full of fantastic, first class shopping and restaurants. Terminal 5 has one of the largest Duty Free shops selling everything from chocolates, biscuits, all kinds of wine, spirits and even caviar. Of course, for the ladies and gentlemen, there are large selections of perfumes, cosmetics, fashion, shoes, bags and accessories. Besides all that, we were more delighted when we got to the terminal to see all of their Christmas decorations. Christmas begins early here at Heathrow. It's a cheerful welcome to all travellers. 

Happy Travels!

Happy Thanksgiving In The USA

This Thursday will be the Thanksgiving celebration in the USA. This is also the last time that President Barack Obama and his family will be celebrating Thanksgiving at the White House. It is quite bittersweet and sad that they are at the end of their term. The Obamas have shown style, class, inclusion, diversity, progress and peace not only in the America but in the whole world. They are a cool, intelligent and welcoming family. With the Obamas, you see love, success and joy. We are thankful for their service and sacrifice to America and the World. Now, to celebrate them, Vogue perfectly placed First Lady on their December cover. Just in time to cheer us up after that depressing November Presidential election result. For the first time, the Obamas shared their private quarters in the White House with Architectural Digest Magazine. They really have style as their interiors and art in their private quarters are so full of colour and joy. The interior was designed by Michael Smith. Unfortunately, the Presidential family and administration will change in January 2017. This time it will be a start full of uncertainty, disgust and division in the USA. As the Vogue cover stated above, we have to be thankful and get happy for now! Hopefully, the new President - elect will not destroy the world. We have to at least try to be positive, that's the most we can do for each other. 
Be thankful and get happy for now!

Photo credits: and Architectural Digest
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] (