Alone Time...

Hello Darlings,

I don't have much time on my hands and every day seems to be short on hours, so when it comes to down time I prefer to spend it at home with my family or in the company of my closest friends. It is always wonderful to have a solid support system and those that genuinely care.

However, there are times when one just wants to be alone, in such cases there are a few places/activities that I find myself doing. Since I've received quite a few requests for my favorite "alone-time" activities, I've decided to share my favorite eight...

An art gallery

  • Although I look at paintings majority of the time, I still can't help but go to the gallery when I need to make an important decision or just get away. Nothing beats spending  15 minutes pointlessly staring at Warhol's Liz or Elvis at AGO.

Desserts

  • If you're a dessert addict like me, try taking your work and stopping by a cafe with great dessert selection. Not only will you get everything done but you will also find yourself happy and relaxed. It works for me when I have lots of research to do. Grab my laptop and indulge.

Yoga

  • Although it's a long term commitment, yoga is hands down the best when it comes to stress relief. It also doesn't hurt that you tone up those problem areas along the ways.

Coffee

  • I can shamefully admit that I am one of those people whose studies in starbucks. I find libraries to be depressing and starbucks has a very light atmosphere that is comforting when working under a strict deadline.

Theater/Ballet

  • I try to see almost every production that is on at the Royal Alexandra or Princess of Wales theaters and that is done by the National Ballet of Canada. It's a wonderful treat!

Dinners

  • After night lectures,  I take myself out for a lovely dinner every week or so. Some people find the idea a bit strange, but I do enjoy dining alone. Try it once, you might like it :) And if not, the experience is quite liberating (at least, that's what one of my girlfriends referred it to as).

Reading

  • I've always been an avid reader, so whenever I have a free minute I try to read a novel or at least start one and read a few chapters every night before bed.

Blogging

  • It's a very rewarding hobby and I enjoy the time that I get to spend while creating every single one of my post or replying to the comments/e-mail. For that I must thank you all, your support means more to me than I can explain.
Now that you know some of my favorite "alone-activities", what are yours?

Well, now on to the outfit :) I wore this to one of my lectures and then for a shopping date with mom. These days have been spent in flats but the evening which do get to see heels have not been captured by the camera. Whenever I go out in the evening, I hate tagging along my huge Canon Rebel so I end up with no pictures to share. I promise to work on that... I know that casual gets boring after a while. Especially since I have picked up some going out items such as a few cocktail dresses, booties and a new Marc Jacobs clutch.

 
I am wearing:
Mackage "Leane" Lamb Leather Jacket—from Ssense.com 
Talula Dress—from Aritzia
  Wilfred Leather Neutral Belt— from Aritzia
Club Monaco Cashmere Gloves— from Club Monaco
Mura Collant polka dots pantyhose— from Legs Beautiful
1 carat blue topaz & diamond  14K white gold earrings—courtesy Ice.com jewelers
  Marc by Marc Jacobs Bow Percy Purse—a gift
Candela NYC "Robin" boots—from  bluefly.com

One more thing that I wanted to mention was how pleased I am with my new Candela booties. Since their arrival, I've had the opportunity to give them a fair test run and the quality is exceptional. I expected nothing less since Candela shoes are handmade. I know how difficult it is to find quality footwear that will wear well in the winter time, so I figured that some might find this review useful. I know that Candela is difficult to find, but I know that Saks and Revolve carry the brand. Also occasionally,  you can find the boots on sale at Bluefly (they get sold out fast! just a heads up).

P.S. Don't forget to enter my CK Beauty Giveaway :)

Wishing Everyone a Beautiful Tuesday!!!

With Love...

Marta

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