Monday, February 15, 2010

Vancouver: Olympics, 2010



I hope you have had an amazing weekendwhether you spent it with a loved one, friends and/or family. Thanks for stopping by this last week, and for your comments... as I focused on some lovely scents, tastes, fashion and decor, surrounding romance. Valentine's Day causes quite a mix of reactions. I can remember when I was a single girl, I would opt to get together with girl friends and watch a great chick flick or go out for coffee. I felt a little sad, but hopeful that someone, somewhere out there was perfect for meI just had to wait and be patient. Even now, though, I don't put great emphasis on the day. I am a hopeless romantic at heart, and enjoy expressing my love to my darling each and every day, whether it's just a little note, or a quick kiss. (our 5th Anniversary is nearly here, too!)

Though I'm not particularly athletic, and generally don't follow sports, I am thoroughly enjoying the games and buzz around the city for the Olympics. I had a chance to spend the better part of Friday afternoon downtownit was amazing! I plan on taking part of today to head back and enjoy some events, (I might even tie on a little red scarf) and hopefully, get some more pictures. It's wonderful to be a part of history in the makingand it's a privilege to host the Olympics. Are you watching?

If you feel so inspired, check out a few fun videos, featuring local Frenchman "Gaston Tartarin", as he explores different events and interacts with tourists and locals alike, throughout downtown Vancouver. Also, here are some wonderful images of the city, published by Architectural Digest, from a little while back...

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15 comments:

  1. What a beautiful photo! I love it!

    You are very lucky to be a Vancouver girl at a time like this! I had a layover in Vancouver when I was flying back from Sydney last week and you could just FEEL the excitement in the air. My sister lives there, and is enjoying all the free concerts, art shows and beer tents over the three week Olympic break.

    Am definitely watching all the athletes on TV. Enjoy!

    http://www.carolineginthecity.blogspot.com

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  2. We are staying up way too late watching the Olympics. Having such a fun time and hope you are getting the chance to enjoy firsthand! And also like what you wrote about Valentine's Day...
    Best, Emmie

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  3. Yes! For the first time ever this non-athletic woman is watching and enjoying. Vancouver did us proud with the opening ceremonies (dispite the technical hitch) and think the coverage is fabulous this time around. Enjoy the city buzz!

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  4. Sandi -- I just knew you would be cheering us on :)

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  5. I was wondering if you would be out and about watching the Olympic's Sarah! It must be pretty crazy & exciting over there... I hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  7. I can only imagine the buzz that is around the ciy with the Olympics on. We watched the opening ceremony and were blown away with it. It was so creative and unique and told our story in such an amazing way. I haven't watched much of the Olympics (apart from re-watching the gold medal winner do his mogul run) as I've had a really busy weekend - fun but busy.

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  8. I am a sports junkie ~ strange but true (well, football and college basketball). I LOVE, LOVE the Olympics. I watch them every time. I started watching them with my dad and now I am watching them with Lauren. She makes me cross my fingers for luck when we're in contention. Someday I'd like to go to them. I am jealous that you are going!!! Pictures please!!! I'll look in the crowd for a red scarf :)

    Paula Grace ~

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  9. Grace -- I hope you get to see more. I thoroughly enjoyed the figure skating tonight!

    Paula Grace -- I am surprised! That sounds like fun, though! I will try and gather some pics :)

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  10. Please take tons of pictures...I leave my office early not to miss the Olympics and my eyes get teary looking at these athletes receiving the gold...what a moment in their lifes. Gaston is hysterical!!

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  11. It must be great to be in Vancouver right now! I caught bits and pieces of the opening ceremony and I follow the Olympics but not religiously.

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  12. I've been beyond obsessed with the Olympics. I loved the opening ceremonies and have been getting chills multiple times from all of these amazing athletic performances!

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  13. What a beautiful photo---And blog! I found you through Splendid Willow and am so glad that I did!

    I agree with you, I don't generally watch sports, but the Olympics are different! It's so fun to watch. How fun that you get to be in the midst of all the action!

    xo

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  14. love this picture! and your blog is very inspiring...thank you ;o)

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