Christmas At Bloor-Yorkville

 It's that time of the year for Christmas shopping of gifts to family and friends. The luxury shops of Bloor Street in Toronto are decorated in their Christmas splendour to inspire and encourage shoppers to come in for a visit. I enjoy the Christmas lights and decorations especially in the stores as they spread cheer with their colourful displays and of course, shopping is always fun. Despite all the preparations and shopping, we remember the true meaning of Christmas which is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and that He represents love, peace and joy.
The Nordstrom Christmas tree is decorated with the symbols of love and peace. 



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Holt Renfrew Christmas windows inspired by the polar bears of the Great White North and supporting @WWFCanada, World Wildlife Fund Canada.

Warm Wintery Wishes to everyone! 

Holiday Magic Begins At Bloor-Yorkville

It's that wonderful time of the year again. It's the first weekend of December, first Sunday of Advent. The park at Bloor-Yorkville, Toronto is celebrating the Christmas season with  Holiday Magic. The whole park is lit up in magical colourful lights with Christmas tree,  branches, red lanterns and magical stars.  I truly enjoy the Christmas season as seeing these magical lights are so festive, so happy and hopefully magical. 

Churrasqueira A Valenciana Restaurante

One of my favourite dishes here in Toronto is the Portuguese chicken. During our visit to Lisbon, we made sure to eat at the popular Restaurante A Valenciana, a churrasqueira that cooks the best grilled chicken in Lisbon. Even our taxi driver agreed and told us that we are going to the right place to taste the best grilled chicken in Lisbon. They serve the spicy hot piri piri sauce in a chemical style bottle which says that this is a serious sauce and not to be messed with. We had salad, rice, fries and the chicken for our dinner was grilled perfectly.  The service was impeccable with friendly and helpful staff as they won’t hesitate to give advise on what to order. They were so helpful that they even called us a taxi under the rain so the we can go back to our hotel safely.  

Adventures In The Western Coast of Europe

 It was an adventure indeed to visit the westernmost coast of Western Europe located right in Sintra, Portugal, known as Cabo Da Roca. As we walked around the cape featuring the tall rock cliffs on the coast, we can see the vast Atlantic Ocean right in front of our eyes. The wind took us to the most western tip, breathing in the fresh, salty air. Everywhere we looked, the views were spectacular and breathtaking. Afterwards, we visited the seaside town of Cascais where rich Portuguese merchants and aristocrats built their seaside homes. Lastly, Boca da Inferno shows off the fury and powerful waves of the Atlantic Ocean as it hit the rock cliffs of the westernmost coast of Portugal. Standing there as we watched the movement of the ocean, we witnessed the huge cargo ships sailed by as they moved slowly to take a last look at this beautiful country of Portugal, the last land mass that the sailors witnessed as they travelled through the huge ocean towards their next destination. 

Town of Cascais
Boca da Inferno
Boca Da Inferno, known as Hell's Cave, where the huge and furious waves of the Atlantic Ocean hit the rock cliffs.
Locals leisurely go fishing to enjoy the spectacular view. 

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] (