Tuesday Treasures

Easter is almost upon us! How is it spring already? I guess because it never snowed I don't feel like we're properly done with winter yet (I can feel people shaking their fists at me as I type) but the sunshine and smell of freshly cut lawns is rather lovely. Daffodils aren't too bad either.

I'm a spring baby (actually, my birthday is on Easter every once and awhile) so I'm always fond of this time of the year. When I was a little kid, we used to have Easter Egg hunts for my birthday parties, usually rather soggy due to April weather. Fun times nevertheless. While I won't have any Easter Egg hunting this year (being an adult is overrated) I will dye eggs like I have since I was a kid. I'll be posting my lovely eggies later this week!

Here's my Easter Themed Tuesday Treasures!

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Have a lovely short-week everyone! Any big plans for Easter?

Chinese New Year

I went downtown for the Chinese New Year Celebrations this year. Chinatown is my favourite place in Victoria. I love the old buildings, the alleyways, the bustling markets and the delicious food. My favourite spot is "The Bubble Tea Place" by Dragon Alley. (Okay, how cool is the name Dragon Alley!?!) During the stress of University, I'd go and sit by the window in this AMAZING building, enjoying a bubble tea amongst the delicious smells of tea and incense. This place rocks.

For those of you who have never had bubble tea, it's a tea based drink with a mixture of fruit flavours with tapioca balls and "fruit jellies" in the bottom. You can get it milk based too. I prefer the fruitier ones myself. The straws are huge, so you drink the tea and eat the jellies and tapioca at the bottom. If you're ever in the area, go check it out, it's always good to try new things!

 Here are some of the photos I took:

The Bubble Tea Place

I love the architecture, the "Gates of Harmonious Interest" and the lovely lanterns

Dragon Dance outside the Chinese Traditional School

New Meets Old

My favourite seat at the Bubble Tea Place

The Famous Fan Tan Alley

It was amazing how many people came out!

Victoria's Chinatown is the oldest in Canada, which is pretty neat. I love being able to share my beautiful city. :)

Thanks for reading,

Tuesday Treasures Valentines Day Edition

To be honest, I've never been a huge fan of Valentines Day. Maybe it's being single. Maybe it's because it's the season of ugly generic heart necklaces (sorry if anyone has one! they're not all ugly....but there are some doozies out there) and chocolates waay too soon after the holidays. I do really like pink and red together (in the right combinations) so I've decided to take the romance part out, replace it with love, and do up a this week's Tuesday Treasures for Valentines Day!

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I love this tree. It would be sweet on a Valentines Day Card

Gorgeous! I could deal with eating some heart shaped pancakes with jam on these beauties!

I'm seriously in love with this framed print.

I hate change in wallets--- this would be a very smart solution! And the cutest fabric!

Lovely Vintage Brooch!

Perfect for the little Valentine in your life!

Next winter...I want to be little red riding hood.

Happy Valentines Day!