The People, They Are Everywhere!

An alternate title for this post is: ‘The day I did everything’ or ‘How to cram everything into a day’.

We woke up Saturday morning on day two of the Olympics to news of violent protests downtown.

I took a shower, got dressed and braved the pouring rain to go see the Olympic cauldron at Coal Harbour.

The area was PACKED! People were literally everywhere – you couldn’t take a step without bumping into someone.

Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many people in one place before.

It didn’t help that it was raining and there were umbrellas everywhere.

From there, it was the Canada Line to Olympic Village; again, it was line-ups and people.

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I finally got to ride the Olympic Streetcar to Granville Island; it was too crowded and claustrophobic to really enjoy the ride.

I managed to take a few pictures though.

Granville Island… again, with the people and rain!

The first stop was the Swiss House, which was (say it with me…) jam-packed! But fun.

The Atlantic Canada House was next, then the Place de la Francophone, which was the most fun; there were tons of food, live entertainment and beautiful French people.


The best way to get back downtown avoiding the line-ups was either to walk or take the Aquabus. The Aquabus won.

We popped over to the Ferragamo Store on a ultra crowded Robson Street (which is closed to traffic), to take a look at the ‘Creations’ collection brought in especially for the Olympics.

The Creations collection are a limited edition of historical shoes the designer created for the stars (like Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner etc) , using the same designs and materials.

The shoes are beautiful and magical; I almost convinced myself buying one of these shoes would be an investment.

Next stop was Holt Renfrew to meet the Canadian designers and wonder-twins Dean & Dan of the DSquared2.

They designed the celebrity costumes for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games.

The event was surprisingly fun, again tons of people but everyone was well behaved and lovely, and the brothers were nice, friendly and pretty down-to-earth. Not at all how you’d imagine a fashion event.

Dinner later that night was a huge healthy salad.

Desserts were beautifully crafted and perfectly delectable macarons flown in from Paris, tres romantique – you’d think it was New Year’s or Valentine’s Day or something.

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Let’s pretend this is what I wore because I haven’t gotten around to those pictures yet.

It’s pretty casual.

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Blazer: Vero Moda
Shirt: Uniqlo
Jeans: J. Crew
Belt: The Gap
Boots: Feet First

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