Monday, 1 October 2012



I kind of wanted to call this post "debauchery," but people always get the wrong idea when I use that word. To me it just means being raucous and happy and optionally a bit tipsy...

It seems on my blog like I'm having a quiet, demure, family-oriented time in Vancouver, no? That's one of the reasons my blog was driving me nuts; it seemed to only record the photogenic but let's face it, often insipid details of life (maybe not a fair statement considering my travels, but that's how it felt).

Sister nights at the pub with Mo and Shona.

This is what happens when you forget you have the manual focus on on your camera...

We had a dance party with family friends, a variation of our yearly cocktail parties, which always had a performance requirement (my sisters and I once brought the house down singing "Triplets").

"The equalizer." Everyone must get, to the drop, the same amount of sparkling wine as everyone else.


Our friend Florence's art-gallery-esque apartment (I could never be tidy enough to live in a place like this) always inspires monochromatic dressing...

Then I did AIDS-walk around Stanley Park with some of my oldest friends and realized at the end that two of them had just gotten engaged. Congratulations Molly and Corey! We had a celebratory breakfast...

Mallory, Molly's sister, she of the curious mind and instinctive understanding of most people. The kind of girl who decides to read Dante's Inferno at age 15, just because.


Kezzie said...

Awwww, what a lovely post- you all look happy and the photos do have a delightful racuous look to them! Nice to see all your family together! Dante Inferno? Whoa!
How old are your sisters?

Pretty Colourful said...

Looks like so much fun! I love that first picture, it's so rare we blog spur of the moment in action pictures, I think we should do it more often! They have quite an energy to them :)

I'm glad Vancouver is treating you well, that's one part of Canada I hope to visit very soon (hello Vancouver Film Festival!).

Virginie xo

Closet Fashionista said...

Hehe I love this post!! I always enjoy seeing candids on blogs. The first one is my favorite :)

I need to do that more often, but I don't really take pictures on general family get togethers, only parties. And I'm rarely in them XD whenever I have someone else take my pictures I usually end up with some good bloopers, that I do post. ;)

Ashley said...


The first photo is so amazing I have no words.

Melissa Sonico said...

beautiful family! and you guys know how to have a good time! :)
Sometimes Almost Always

dusanabotswana said...

I LOVED seeing this! more "real life" shots are definitely missing from more blogs but this was an extra fun one because wow, your family and family friends look like a hoot!

emma; a challenge to amoeba said...

Frack. I wish I could join your family! It's not usual for everyone to get along so well and to dance with each other, you know that right?!

Happy belated birthday anyhow! :D

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...
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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

"The equalizer" - haha! Family and friend gatherings are always such fun, but boy am I thankful that ours don't require performances! ;)

Dante at 15? That's impressive!