“vogue festival”

As a surprise and an unexpected gift for a great achievement – the Vogue Festival.   Many amazing experiences – one was to show your work to the people of Vogue magazine and the other big one is seeing Valentino the designer at a talk.  The event included, a gift shop, a place to get your nails, hair, and makeup done.  It truly was an event to experience for anyone interested in the fashion world.


“take a hike”

The weather here has finally been full of sunshine and semi warm – a high of 60, yes that is consider summer fillled days.

I have been exploring more of the park, there is places you can hike and also an amazing view of the city.  I have discovered many wierd wood huts (imaging the movie Blair Witch Project – haha) and places to climb trees :)

It has been a wonderful different view from the hustle and bustle of the city.  Don’t get me I love the busyness the city has, and lets not forget how many things are going within the city.

“guess who’s coming to dinner”

This really took a while to find – apparently I was told good luck finding a fresh lobster on a Monday.  All the fish mongers in the area where closed.  I guess that is not uncommon.  So as a last resort I figured – go to local Asian market.  And lucky me they had all sorts of fresh seafood.  All grocery stores here don’t have lobster tanks like many do in states.




“i am sher-locked”

Another adventure – this is the location that they use for the BBC show Sherlock – with Benedict Cumberbatch (who plays Sherlock) and Martin Freeman (who plays Doctor Watson).  This is also from the writers and creators of Doctor Who – but a big hit everywhere.  This is not any where near the famous area of the Sherlock and they change the number on the door during filming – but still amazing!





“shrove tuesday”

Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day!

you ask what it is – or some of you may know – but for those who don’t here is the wikipedia definition:

Shrove Tuesday is a day in February or March, preceding Ash Wednesday, which is celebrated in many countries by consuming pancakes. Shrove Tuesday, a moveable feast, is determined by Easter.

the USA version is: In Catholic and French-speaking parts of the United States this day is called Mardi Gras.
(another wikipedia definition)

Any way it is day that you have pancakes for dinner if you choose or breakfast – and topped with your favorite goodies.

Another tid bit of information – the pancakes here are almost like a crepe not the thick and cake like – either was it is Pancake Day!



“costume play”


With one of the most recent cosplay a prize was won.  The cosplay was from Doctor Who as a Silurian, head cast was made along with the costume and face paint.  Beyond epic – every cosplay that is made just keeps on getting bigger and more amazing.   So far a runner up and now a prize.


“fashion forward”

Fashion Week has begun.  As a special Valentines Day gift – manage to get a ticket front row to a catwalk.  Mind you this is fashion week not weekend and there is a big difference.  Fashion week is where the buyers, celebrities, the who who of fashion world get these tickets no one else.  Next to impossible for the general public to even get a ticket.

Definition found online : A fashion week is a fashion industry event, lasting approximately one week, which allows fashion designers, brands or “houses” to display their latest collections in runway shows and buyers and the media to take a look at the latest trends. Most importantly, these events let the industry know what’s “in” and what’s “out” for the season.

fashion weekend is where the general public can go and see catwalks but kinda limited to the whole experience of it.

Well I managed with the help of a fabolous buddy of mine to get an in…amazing time was had.  In so much awe and also such an ekkkkkkkkk moment.  A moment of time that would ever be forgotten a more of I remember when and that is what drove me to where I am today.


“candy hearts “


EEK! That time of the year again!  Dun Dun Valentine’s Day! Haha

I hope everyone’s day was full of love, laughter, and many memories!



“3 for 3″


It’s done – 3 for 3 – and won’t have to do this process again for another 3 years.  And we won’t go there with my photos that was chosen  to be used, ha!  If you don’t have a clue what I am speaking of… it was that time again, to apply for my visa.  Yep about to expire the end of March.  What a wonderful surprise and the best valentine’s day gift ever!!  It came in the mail, the post guy was like you know what this is.  I said yep and this determines if I get deported or not! haha

After getting this it stated that your documents will be returned to you at a later date aka passport – and it did the same day.  Can you tell how excited I am??  Till next time (3 years) the whole process has to be done again :)


“the horse”

The Year of Horse 2014

What an amazing way to start the new year, since we didn’t have a usual chinese restaurant anymore..due to change of management.  So instead we headed of to another favs in the house the BBQ place here and I got to watch some NBA while I ate.  After we ate the yummy food, we headed down to Chinatown which isn’t a far walk.  Let the festivities begin, walking about we stumbled upon a dragon dance.  I must say crowd control this year has been the best I have seen…but the most important and exciting it was the year of the horse.  The year of the Horse is said to bring prosperity and wealth. I had also walked around to find this horse mask and finally found it…yeah!!


Who is Sweetpea?

Thanks for stopping by! I am a Designer living life and creating adventures with a stuff animal named Sweetpea. When it comes down to it, I'm someone who is passionate about art and design. One question I get is who is Sweetpea? It all started when I was graduating college way back in 2010. Due to me not being able to walk since I was moving overseas. My closest friend decided that Sweetpea would take my place, so all my fellow classmates and tutors posed for photos. The photos and Sweetpea the dog was given to me to continue the new adventure.. is how it all began. truly a creative's journey.
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