Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing: Denim Top and Scarf: Winners | White Jeans: 7 For All Mankind, Holt Renfrew | Leopard Print Slipper Flats by Kelsi Dagger: Winners | Never Full Bag: Louis Vuitton | Rosegold Watch: Michael Kors with Assorted Bracelet Stacks: Jeweliette Jewellery | Ray-ban Sunglasses: Holt Renfrew | Gold Bracelets: Chapters

Robson and Granville (my old stomping ground), how I’ve missed you!  It feels like I haven’t been back downtown since I relocated my studio to Kitsilano last August.  Being downtown for my first two years of business was fantastic.  I had Pacific Center Mall a few steps away,  Winners was just across the street, Starbucks and Chapters were right next door and my dear friends at Jeweliette Jewellery were a few minutes away.  Although I’m extremely happy in my new studio space, we sure did have great memories of this buzzing location!  I had a few meetings in the area, a couple of weeks back, and took advantage of the situation to get  some things done.  My first stop (after Winners of course)
FOOD! 

Nadia Albano

Mom’s Grilled Cheese Food Truck is a MUST!  It serves gourmet home style grilled cheese sandwiches, soups and all kinds of comfort food.  It’s located on the corner of Howe and Granville, on the same side as the Vancouver Art Gallery.  The service is fantastic and if you’re in the downtown area, you’ve got to try it.  The orders are quite large so I’d suggest to sharing with a friend if you have a small appetite.  Daniella and I were stuffed!

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Next stop… Chapters!  I could spend hours browsing around and getting inspired.  There are so many beautiful home décor items and cool little chachkas, which give me with endless décor and gift ideas.  The pillows here are the best, not to mention the Voluspa Candles!  And of course, when I’m itching to read more about the latest and greatest in beauty and fashion, Chapters is my go-to place to pick up a few reference materials.  Big shout out to the staff and managers at the Starbucks there — I was a regular.  Everyone was so friendly; they knew my name and my order “Tall Americano, 3/4 full with cream and 1 sugar”.  AND they spelled my name correctly on my cup every time! Hahaha – xo

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

And any time I’m downtown, I love visiting Holt Renfrew.  I get lost perusing through all the stunning luxurious brands and beautiful visual displays.  I usually start in the shoe department, followed by ladies denim, handbags (Louis Vuitton of course) and last by not least, the fragrance and cosmetic department.  Since I was on the hunt for a new pair of shades, I hit the sunglass wall and set my eyes on my new “Club Master” Ray-Bans!  SOLD!

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano

Happy Long Weekend, Everyone!

xo,