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The Christopher Kennedy Compound at Villa Golightly

The sign of a good interior designer is a designer that is able to design for anyone, and create a perfect design tailored to his or her client. It’s truly amazing when you can have over 20 designers doing that in one house, and having each room seamlessly flow together. This year, I got the opportunity to go to Palm Springs for Modernism Week and visit the Modernism Week Show Home: The Christopher Kennedy Compound at Villa Golightly. Needless to say, I was in designer heaven walking through the 6,500 sq. ft. home, especially since I took 650 photos on my iphone! (Excessive? I think not!) But since sharing all those photos and my thoughts on each room’s design (which includes a whopping total of 25 spaces) would be enough to fill a novel, here are the highlights with my favourite five spaces.

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Vancouv-her | The Tale of a City Girl in Vancouver: Part 4

Another early day again, since we needed to get back to Vancouver because that list of plans was not getting any shorter and time was running out. A quick breakfast with our hosts, and then we were off to retrace our steps.

But there's no rest for the wicked! The second we got home, it was a quick change of clothes and then off for another adventure. Picked up a couple of the boyfriend's friends, and then we were off to Deep Cove to do a little hiking on Quarry Rock. Compared to climbing Grouse Mountain, this was a walk in the park - with a few more stairs, but of course, the view at the top was worth it...

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Vancouv-her | The Tale of a City Girl in Vancouver: Part 3

Up and at it early this morning! Up at 7:00a.m. for some coffee, a quick breakfast, tossed a few items in a bag and we were off to Victoria for the day. The trip was definitely not as easy as it may sound, since we had to walk, take a bus, take the Skytrain (the Vancouver subway), take another bus, then take a ferry ride, and finally after 3 and a half hours of travel we finally made it in Victoria.

My boyfriend and I were guided around the city by one of the best tour guides I know - my Godmother - and her husband for a whirlwind trip to basically see all of Victoria in 7 short hours...

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Vancouv-her | The Tale of a City Girl in Vancouver: Part 2

I survived Grouse Mountain! I (surprisingly) am able to still walk this morning, after my hiking adventure. Which is good since there was more walking in store for me today. Went for a short little walk this morning to the beach again, then spent the afternoon relaxing in my favourite spot followed by a little more work and some writing.

In the evening, I got to experience a tradition that my boyfriend has with his mom. Every summer the two of them go to Bard on the Beach, which is a large Shakespeare festival...

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Vancouv-her | The Tale of a City Girl in Vancouver: Part 1

Vancouver is just like any other city, except it’s really not. For years my boyfriend, the Vancouver native, would go on and on about how amazing and beautiful his city was, to the point that I expected unicorns to prance down Main Street. So finally, after four years of imagining unicorns walking along the beach, we planned a trip to Vancouver together so I could really understand his love for this city.

The trip started on a bit of a rough foot (or wing), since we were majorly delayed flying out of Pearson Airport due to a tornado warning...

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