Festive Friday

Hello! Greetings! Merry Christmas!

In this week’s instalment, the last for the month and year, I’ve got a mismatch of photos to share. Without further ado, let’s jump in.

My office party was in-house for the first time ever. I think it was a smash hit, and not only because I’m part of the social committee who worked hard to pull it off! Here I am with one of my favourite people, who I affectionately call, “Ms. Lemon“.

Earlier this week I watched a play, “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley”, at the Granville Island Stage.

“THE FESTIVE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE FOLLOW-UP. A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets.”

It was so good that I’m tempted to go again before the run ends on January 4th.

Granville Island itself is decorated for the season and I couldn’t resist taking a few photos.

Not far from Granville Island is the Maritime Museum. While it was closed during our visit, we were there to see the boats in the marina which have been festively decorated.

Across the water you can see the Christmas Tree at English Bay. Let’s take a closer look.

Technically several trees, this display has been around for years. Because it’s close to home, it’s part of our yearly holiday jaunt.

Also close to home is an impressive residential light display.

Not to be left out, the house next door has taken to decorating as well. It’s like a one-stop shop for anyone looking for more colourful bang for their buck!

Last night James and I went for a walk. Our main goal was to check out the locally famous and super nostalgic Woodward’s window displays at Canada Place.

At the property’s North Point we found more decorations. A moose – how typically Canadian!

And, of course, the iconic sails have been lit up for the season.

On our walk home we passed the fancy Cartier store and enjoyed the use of the company’s animal, the panther (or panthère en français), in the decor.

At an entrance to the Pacific Centre Mall is another tree (coincidentally, this one is across the street from the official tree of the city, which I posted about last week).

And through the windows I spotted this delicate lighting with an upside down tree.

At this point the rain had started, so it was time to head home. But not before cutting through the Hotel Vancouver to check out their lobby.

I hope the holidays have been good to you, with a mix of love, laughter, and lots of delicious food. We’re so close to a new year (and decade!), and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for each of us.

Joyeux Noël!

Marla

6 thoughts on “Festive Friday

  1. Super post, I enjoyed the pictures and your explanations which had just the right amount of detail. Those old houses downtown, amazing they are still around, some still just north of Davie and Thurlow and I recall there was a little pathway between the houses south of the park, it was a hidden little path and quite cool it existed. I hope you get a little snow especially up on Grouse and the Lions. Thank you for your posts, I do enjoy them.

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    1. Thank you. Are you referring to the Mole Hill? The “secret” pathway is still there and treat to walk through in Springtime. And I saw snow on the mountain tops last night – and am very happy for it to stay there. Have a great weekend!

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