Beach At Riviera Maya

 There's no other place like a beach. My family and I spent our Christmas in the beautiful Riviera Maya in Mexico. The beach there was white sand with clear blue salty water of the Caribbean Sea. Guests at the resort were surprised by Santa Claus arriving in a seadoo on the beach. We all enjoyed Santa's gifts and entertainment by the beach. Afterwards,  we all enjoyed swimming on the incoming waves and then walking on soft white sand with the numerous palm trees swaying with the wind by the shore. I even joined in the fun of swimming with the fishes by the dock. I did it to challenge myself and to bring out my adventurous self which I hope to be more this year. With the snow storm coming on today, I wish I am back here at the beach, relaxing and enjoying the view under the palm trees. Any New Year's resolutions for you this year? 

Dior At The ROM

 Let's begin 2018 inspired by beauty and style. Toronto is lucky to have one of the Christian Dior exhibits to celebrate their 70 years in fashion at the Royal Ontario Museum,  Dior: The End Of A War The world was just devastated and destroyed by World War II, but Christian Dior persevered and presented his style and the beauty of haute couture fashion to the world. Many wealthy families from all over the world followed Dior including Canadians. The Dior clothes presented at the ROM were donated by wealthy Canadians from Toronto and Montréal. The clothes showed the history of Dior and the personal history of the clients who wore them: for a debutante, to celebrate an engagement then a wedding, attending a high society party in Toronto or having their bar mitzvah. My first introduction to Dior was through my father. When we were living in Manila, Philippines, he used to bring us to Rustan's, the country's luxury Department Store to buy his Dior clothes, sunglasses and the eau savage after shave cologne. My father was very stylish and through him, my brothers and I learnt about luxury designers and style. Christian Dior's style and influence in fashion will endure forever as his clients have stories to tell through his clothes and accessories. 
Christian Dior was first sold in Canada through Holt Renfrew in 1957.
As for my mother, she used to dress me in young girl's dresses like above made with lace, eyelet and crepe. The trio of elegant dresses above shows the transition from girl, to lady and a woman (bride dress behind), many Dior clients remained loyal throughout their lifetime. 
 "The world is wonderfully full of beautiful women whose shapes and tastes offer an inexhaustible diversity. My collection must cater to each one of them."
- Christian Dior, 1956

Dior Exhibit at The ROM runs from November 25, 2017 to March 18, 2018.

Happy New Year!

 Time flies by so fast. It's almost the New Year as tonight we celebrate New Year's Eve. There are so much to be thankful for as we remember they year 2017. My family and I are spending Christmas and New Year in a resort in the Riviera Maya in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It will be warm and sunny there with the beach nearby. For sure in Toronto, it will be cold, hopefully not snowy but for sure still festive as ever. At Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square, there will ice skating and a New Year's Eve concert and fireworks extravaganza. No matter where you will be, the most important thing is to be with family, the people you love, be thankful for the past year and always be hopeful for the year ahead. 
Wishing everyone lots of joy, prosperity, love and peace in the New Year!

Experience The Magic This Christmas

 The best Christmas windows in Toronto belong to the Hudson's Bay, Canada's iconic Department Store. To celebrate Canada150, they showcased Canada through a snow globe extravaganza. These snow globes move accompanied by music. It's so magical and fun for both the children and adults, young at heart like me. Another magical place to shop is at the Toronto Eaton Centre where they continue to display larger than life Christmas extravaganza decked with magical lights. I truly enjoy our city during this Christmas season. Well, this weekend is Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we reflect on the joyous birth of Jesus. We remember to celebrate with our family sharing our gifts, joy, peace and love. 
 Eaton Centre Christmas display. 
Watch here the video of the Hudson's Bay Christmas snow globe.

May  joy, love and peace spread to every land...
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Part II: Louis Vuitton x Masters Holiday Gifts

Christmas is coming soon and receiving a Louis Vuitton gift from their collections is always a dream come true. Their Holiday windows featuring the Jeff Koons x Masters collection are spectacular. The bags are a collector's item. This is one of the best collaborations in the luxury designers group as it celebrates art, fashion and style. These are one of the best Holiday windows in Toronto, full off colour, lots of style and brings good cheer. 

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. 



Max Mara


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! 

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] (