Ditto my new shoes, the MOMA laceless oxfords you've seen here before. And the shirt is J.Crew, silk, which I've had for over four years (see how well it's earned its keep: I posted outfits with it here and here)
Michelle Wang's Vale poncho. (I haven't uploaded this project to Ravelry yet, but will do soon.)
But a Thursday evening email from Creative Mornings Vancouver scrambled those plans, advising that my fingers-crossed registration on the waitlist for a Friday morning event featuring Shoe Designer John Fluevog had scored me a last-minute seat. The breakfast event has an 8:30 a.m. start, so I'm afraid I abandoned all of you in favour of
Besides the talk itself -- lively and inspiring -- was the chance to mingle a bit beforehand (reassuring to find I can still do the solo social thing in a big new room), and to do that mingling in a creative (and, let's be honest) younger crowd than I've had a chance to mix with much since I've left the university (I love my age peers, yes I do, but I also value diversity and as Eleonore points out in the comments here, it can be harder to come by post-retirement).
After the talk, we mixed it up a bit in the audience in some directed discussion (first in twos, then fours, then eights -- I've had my students do this often enough; fun to be on the other side).
Another major bonus was re-connecting with a friend I haven't seen for a few months. A friend who suggested we go for coffee after and introduced me to a new bakery-café.
, on West Hastings, Gastown, Vancouver, if you're ever looking for Delicious, a few blocks from downtown. . . .You're welcome. . . .
So instead of the usual Friday post, I give you a Stretched-out-on-Saturday post. . . . Now it's time for the gym, unless I decide to breakfast first (those photos of the baking have made me a bit hungry!).
What have you lined up for the weekend? And I'd love to know if you have a Creative Mornings chapter in your city and especially if you've ever attended an event. Or anything similar, just to try something new. . .