Temples Of Wat Pho and Wat Arun

During our visit to Bangkok, we were fascinated to visit the Buddhist temples of Wat Pho, known as the Temple of the Reclining Buddha and Wat Arun, known as the Temple of Dawn along the Chao Phraya River. The Wat Pho, should be one of the wonder of the world as it has the biggest reclining Buddha ever built in the world. It's a huge Buddha in gold. Then the temple is surrounded by stupas pointing all the way up to the heaven, made in colourful porcelains which usually holds the ashes of monks or Thai Royalty. Visiting these temples truly gave us an experience into the wisdom, tranquillity and peace of Buddhism and the grandeur of Thai culture and architecture.

Temple of Wat Arun
View of Temple Wat Arun from the Chao Phraya River.

Bangkok View from the Chao Phraya River

 We just completed our tour of Thailand this month. Our first stop was the capital city of Bangkok which is known for its Buddhist temples with golden Buddha, Royal Grand Palace, street food and the famous Chao Phraya river which snakes around the city. The Chao Phraya river has a network of boat filled transport for regular commuters without the congested traffic on the local roads around the city. All of the five star International Hotels including the Ramada Plaza Menam Riverside Hotelwhere we stayed, are situated along the river and has their own private boat shuttle to transfer their guests to the major Metro station. Travelling by boat along the river is so convenient and very scenic including a sighting of a crocodile on the river. Riding a boat along the river truly shows the essence of Bangkok.

Fall Fashion Style

 Here comes Fall again with its cooler temperatures, falling leaves and colour hues in golden brown, yellow, red, green and orange. For this year the trends at Holt Renfrew are black with a touch of pink and gold at Chanel, lots of prints including floral prints at Gucci, plaid print on coats and cropped pants together with ankle boots. During the time I was shopping here, I spotted a fashionable and chic lady dressed in luxurious fur vest, knee high boots and her extra large Hermes Birkin which truly shows that this is the time to wrap up and dress up in chic warm Fall clothes, bags and boots. 

Manolo Blahnik: The Art Of Shoes

 This weekend Canada celebrates Thanksgiving long weekend with family and friends remembering all of our blessings and being grateful over a traditional meal of turkey, vegetables and apple pie or pumpkin pie for dessert. It is a filling weekend full of laughter, good time and delicious food. This long weekend could also be full of art and fashion by visiting the current exhibition at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto to view the current spectacular exhibition of Manolo Blahnik: The Art Of Shoes. The exhibit shows Manolo Blahnik's inspiration in his craft of designing shoes. There are displays of his drawings of the shoes which look like paintings from a master down to the actual production of the shoes. Wearing his shoes is one of my favourite because the design is so creative and the craftsmanship is impeccable. The shoes are super light that wearing Manolos is like wearing nothing. Besides shoes, Manolo shared his inspiring advise on how to live our life. As Carrie Bradshaw in Sex In The City said "You can never have too many pairs of shoes." 
#1 Always Look Impeccable
#2 Always check Everything At Least Twice
#3 Remember To Have Fun
#4 Be Curious
#5 Keep Going! 
#6 Be True To Your Style
Bata Shoe Museum
May 6, 2018 to January 6, 2019

Pamela lives in Toronto, Canada, currently working in Banking in the field of Credit and Finance. The Chic Delights blog has evolved into an on-line magazine about my experiences and inspirations on style, travel, people, lifestyle and current events. My features are not sponsored posts. The photographs and stories featured here are all from my own resources and experiences. [Pamela RG] (