Live well, eat GOOD.

Hi, guuud moooanin’! The clocks are set back an hour, the evening skies get dark a little quicker now and my body is asking for winter insulation. Who am I to deny my needs, right? I know everyone has some sort of body issue one way or another (myself included) but sometimes you just need to be a little mindless and indulge. This weekend I gave in to all of my cravings and indulged like tomorrow wasn’t promised. Needless to say, i have no regrets!

Trattoria

Half/half Prosciutto di Parma & Formaggio pizza / Parmigiano reggiano risotto / truffled spaghetti with Wagyu meatballs.

Cold and rainy nights I find are the best evenings for carbing up. Whether it be a steaming bowl of creamy rice or flavorful pasta and perfect crusted pizza- it’s the ultimate comfort food for a cozy evening in (or out in our case). Great company, great carbs, my ideal night.

Hy’s Steakhouse 

Crab cakes w/ in house slaw / prime rib x baked potato with the works / buttermilk fried chicken w/ creamed corn / creme brulee

Sometimes it’s nice to try something new (and fancy) but just bc a joint is known for their steak doesn’t mean you can’t have something else! B opted for the prime rib and of course, in true Veeezy fashion I settled on Buttermilk fried chicken as soon as my eyes read it on the menu. The creamed corn was a great balance with the crunchy chicken and dinner wouldn’t be dinner without something sweet. Creme brulee was the obvious choice (isn’t it always?).

Kirin

pork dumplings / steamed dumplings with consumme / taro cakes / shrimp dumplings / BBQ pork pastries

After a long night of partying (forget the odd hip swaying here and there, we’re talking about full on body thrashing, pelvic thrusting, fist pumping action) – theres not much that will satisfy the mind and spirit besides dim sum. I call this the comfort food for Asians, everything is either fried or steamed (mmm grease) and always piping hot. The variety is spectacular as well, perfect for a scatter brain like myself. Kirin is a  bit fancier as their dim sum is menu order only, i’m more of a push cart type of gal but after the previous night of complete debeauchery – i’d eat just about anything.

And if you’re wondering what preceeded that much needed dim sum meal – I was out partying with my TOML crew and enjoying the music of Benny Benassi.

Had to show my east coast homies some love! Thanks to Anna, Ray and Joe for an epic night xo.

And now concluding last night’s end of weekend meal-

Homemade hot pot, did you think this wasn’t going to be included in my epic weekend of eating? Aw, come on now. There’s nothing more fun than active eating with friends and family, especially when it’s on a rainy cold Sunday evening. As you can tell, I’m really milking this weather to my benefit and it doesn’t seem like I’ll be stopping any time soon.

Take the time to indulge in food, friends, and good company. Whether it be a cheat meal or a night out on the town – our lives’ happiness are made of small pleasures, it’s important we keep that pleasure bank full and fed. A life without these small joys is a life not really living at all, now is it? Go enjoy yourself today, you deserve it. xo.

FLYDAY.

Hey there, gorgeous! Come here often? (I sure hope so). It’s Flyday, it’s Flyday..and of course, it’s raining outside. How fabu. So, what have you been up to this week? Anything interesting? Anything Veeezy would approve of? Strippers and steak? It’s been a bit quiet at the Veeezy headquarters, busy but quiet.

FInally got to see Frank Ocean at the Commodore w/ Christine, Sharon and Ray!! Amazing live, ear orgasms all night! (Pre-show eats at Sunset Burger). Perfect day for some patio lovin.

Poutine x mac & cheese x bacon cheeseburger x onion rings. Not pictured was my favorite item, their vanilla milkshake. YOM alert.

He played a lot of new songs off of Channel Orange- which I pretended to mumble the words to but when he played “Thinking About You,” I nearly got white girl crazy. Amazeballs!

Speaking of balls (pun totally intended), this week I attended my first major league soccer game! Not gon’ lie, I went to see the Whitecaps vs LA Galaxy game just for David Beckham.

BOOM / You Fat Bastard. Things you yell at the game, bet you didnt know that! There were hella asians and chocolates on our team.. mindblown.

I’m an advocate of (good) firsts. My first soccer game x my first Magnum ice cream bar lol. Stick to the Daaz, they do it better. Awesome summer night for an open stadium game, the only fail of the night were my serveral attemps to get Beckham to take his shirt off. And if any of you are wondering about the score, i think we tied at 2-2. Wow look at me attending a sporting event, how cray!

From soccer to awkward networking events, there’s nothing i can’t handle lol. I hate these types of events, only bc I hate people in general. Last night an old classmate of mine (and his co.) put together their first official Bond event. Gotta support your friends in business and in power.

Think young business minded individuals getting together in a hot room (broken AC) and hob knobbing. Had to practise my up and down lookover, followed by “oh daaaaahling.” (kidding)  The event was held at the Lexus on Burrard so we were rubbin elbows with really eggspensive cars, my type of company.

The crowd stepping outside periodically to stay cool. Like I said, I’m weird enough as it is, and having to show others isn’t really good for my stock. Met some nice people, ran into some familiar faces, but I’m most thankful I ran into my favorite usual suspects:

James / Kaz (FLAGSH1P) / Derek. Best dressed men of the night, and my 3 dates :) Can’t hate a man in a well fitted suit. But peep Kaz’ shoes..

Always takin’ it to another level .Super suaaave.

 

 

The 4 of us frolicked outside for awhile, talked biz and then we took off to the most crackin’ party of the night…

Bella Gelateria!! Aw yeah, shawwwty. Again, another first for me! I’ve heard major things about this joint, the owner won FIRST place in Italy this past month. Italy… Oh, i can mos def fuck with this dude! We came at closing and the line up was about 25 deep.

Salted Caramel. Next time I’m trying the Early Grey. Thanks Derek for keepin’ this fat kid fed!

It’s been a good week overall, inbetween living.. i’ve been doing a lot of this:

WORKING! The team and I are just putting the finishing touches on Honeydrip, meetings, supplies, logistics la dee da, pretty much making sure we put forth our best foot for YOU. We’re working hard and we wouldn’t have it any other way, ain’t no substitute for puttin in time, boo. Our goal is have an early August launch so we’ll keep you posted :)

Some food for thought – If you’re not doing something… you’re doing nothing. That’s the last thing you want to be doing, it’ll keep you from growing, learning, discovering yourself, and most importantly, it will keep you from reaching your potential. We are born to do great, it’s in us to find what sets us apart from everyone. I believe each one of us has the ability to do something spectacular, whether it be providing a good deed, or changing the world. The choice is yours.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes:

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.    

-Steve Jobs

Some Flyday Friday inspiration to get your mojo going. Get into some naughty-ness for me this weekend please? I’m never one to complain about the weather because it’s dumb to complain about things you can’t change, but um… I’m going camping this weekend and the rain just won’t quit. Whats up with that? So Vancouver, oh well. Food, snuggles, bonfires here I come! Have a retardedly fanstastic weekend, errryone *kisses.

Is this too much? lol. NEVER. Enjoy my mug, it’ll keep you warm this weekend. xox.

Monday Man: Q-TIP

We haven’t done a Monday Man in awhile, my apoloiges. You can’t blame a sista, when I’m not inspired, I’m just not inspired. That is until this past weekend. I finally got around to watching Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest. (Directed by none other than Phoebes bird shooting bf on Friend’s, Mike Rapaport). This movie is legit.

I liked Q-TIP before, but after watching this documentary, I’m almost certain he and I were in some sort of lovers affair in our past lives. From his early passion for music, his style, demeanor to his lunatic perfectionist ways, there isn’t a truer artist than this man right here.

oh the things I would do to get in between these 2.. fo rills.

Things that motivate me aren’t always things. I find my biggest inspiration and drive to do better comes from people. Man, woman, tall, short, black or white – drive and passion comes in all sorts of forms but the recipe is always the same. Work hard- do what you love, and love what you do. Stand up for what you think is right, and stick to your guns. There is no one out there in the world that will fighter harder for you than you. I’ve been in this life for a short while and even though some find their passion at a young age (Q-TIP started rhyming at 9), I believe the desire to be truly great will lead you to the path you were meant to be on. Cheers to those that paved the way and showed us what it is to be successful in your passion and craft!

Him with my school girl crush, Vashtie.

YOM alert.

Who inspires you? What figures do you look up to? Answer those questions and that will help define the type of person you are. That’s right foo! I just hi-jacked your Monday and spit some gangsta knowledge on ya! Bet you weren’t eggspecting that lol. Happy Monday, MAN. xo.

Veeezylife!

Hi boo, as promised.. here I am! Just a quick update on what i’ve been to (so that you don’t think i’ve been avoiding you). Last week started off a little shitttay as i wasn’t feeling 100%.. just straight blah.

But obviously Friday came and i couldn’t help but suit up for the weekend!

Friday:

I dont even know who Nicky Romero is lol but if the team wants to go play I will not fall back, I even brought the Wu out to play. It was a great night with some of my favorite peeps!

Saturday: The next morning I got up nice and early and went for coffee with a homie and was greeted with the best breakfast ever!

I’ve never seen Hello Kitty with so many face eggspressions. Seriously, were you even aware there were that many faces for cuteness? I bet you didnt. After a long coffee session in the sun, I headed to work. I haven’t been at the Stussy store for ages but it was good to catch up with the old crew.. Everyone in the store was hungover from the night before, but at least I got an article out of it!  Read here for Stussy’s latest summer gear :) Here’s a sneak peek:

Undefeated jerseys, holla! Dude in a jersey x sunny weather = Veeezy like. I got Ray to get the black one so I can borrow it this summer lol. Got off work, scooped me up then I went home to rest a bit before a quick dinner…MMM

Because of the previous night’s festivities i wasn’t able to eat at my regular capacity.. i hate missing out on binge eating. Felt like i didnt get my money’s worth, next time i’m going HAM. After Fatty Cow, we were off to a concert i’ve been waiting weeks for….THE WEEKND!!

Honestly, writing about it will not do it any justice.

I’m not a huge concert person so I’m picky about the ones I go to… but let me tell you this,  seeing the Weeknd was one of the best concerts I’ve been to. If I were a fan before, I’m a total lover now. Past the fan stage, and just ready to make babies with him! He’s  grown so much from his Coachella show, mind you he’s done less than 20 shows but he’s really progressed with his onstage presence, fuck… he just killed it! That’s all I’m gon say… album quality music done LIVE. And I’m almost certain we had a moment. We locked eyes but you know, no biggy!

After the concert i was faded, faded, faded..then it was off to meet the rest of the fams at Shine for some post party debauchery. Yay! No photos usually means there was trouble so let’s just leave it at that.

The next morning was Mother’s day which is whatevs to me because  EVERY day is Mother’s day… dont you agree? I give my mom hugs, and kisses every single day of the year. But I did ask her what she wanted for her special day. She replied with, “fried chicken, coffee cake, and for you to settle down and behave with a nice boy.”

2 out of the 3 ain’t bad right? lol. My mom is the business. No need to post that on FB, Twitter, Instagram or anywhere for that matter. She reigns supreme in my heart, and no one fucks with that :)

The rest of the day was spent visiting family, and driving to every single one of my aun’ts homes to drop them off flowers.

By the time I got to my grandma’s i was so pooped I knocked out on the couch. She jokingly asked if i came to visit or sleep. Told her i’d steal her pension if she ever questioned me …. hahahah kidding. My grandma is dope as hell.

After fams time it was ..Sunday Funday at New Brighton with the ladies! Dont you love rollin into parties when everyone is already on another level? I love it. It’s really the best time to mess around with them. it was a beautiful day spent with beautiful people.

This right here (with Nana) was the perfect way to end the weekend. The weather does not determine how you feel. How you feel determines your weather.

That was something I said to Nana earlier in the day when we were joking around. But of course I thought about it all day and couldn’t have agreed more..with myself haha. Some people are very dependent on the weather for their mood. If it rains they’re grumpy and if it’s sunny, they might be more out going. The weather has never really affected how I feel. Honest truth. I’d be the first to make light of rainy days and say it’s perfect for cuddling (or in my case eating oreos off my belly in bed). The way you feel is what creates your weather for the day. Sometimes when it’s rainy i feel like i’ve got the world’s sunlight on my back, and days where the skies are clear I would feel like curling into a ball and watching sad korean movies. This just goes back to what I believe, you, and only you are responsible for what you put into this universe. The energy you put out is all yours, be aware of what you are bringing to the table.

Choose to see the clearest blue skies, when everyone else sees grey.

Anyways my lovely loves, I hope everyone had a great weekend and soon to be an even more amazing week! Lots to do this week so hopefully you won’t miss my face too much while i’m gone. Why don’t we meet back here tomorrow? sound good?

love you pumpkin pie.

We in this bitch like an unborn baby!

Sorry, i’ve been saying that quite a lot lately and I really can’t figure out why. Every time I enter a room I feel like shouting that, too bad by mom doesnt find it as amusing..

Happy Tuesday boo face!! Hope you guys had a great weekend and a lovely Monday. I wanted to post all day yesterday but i just got caught up handlin biz nawaaamean? I say we do a quick week/end recap? whatchu say?

After a wack load of folks sent me photos of their meals at Phnom Penh I had no choice but to go myself and murk the shit outta that place! I was seriously eggcited the whole day. It’s been forever and a minute..

And it felt like I never left. So delicious.. mmm. Just thinking about it now makes my hips sway a little bit. oh haaaaaai.

The next day was a playoff game day so we got it in at St. Augustine’s and tried their beer sampler paddle things, i highly suggest it if you’re bi-polar and can’t pick just 1 flavor (like me).

I was honestly super eggcited for the playoffs bc last year we had a ball day time drinking, leaving work early to get good seats and just being total fans. Sadly however, are are no longer seeking Stanley at this current time (sad face). But we did do it up the few games we got to watch.

Of course we went to Thierry after the Canucks won their one and only game. Eating feelings is something i’m great at.

I can’t remember what I did Thursday to be completely honest but i mos def remember what went down Friday night… Aki and R3HAB!

To say I had fun would be a big understatement, I had the TOML! (Time of my life, and probably yours too). It was everything I could ask for on a Friday night. I love life!

I know, I know..I’m obsessed with these pants!

Aki / SindyBindy / Nana and Ed / Tickets to Never Never Land.

Nana and I … faded, faded, faded.

I’m not a huge party girl (contrary to what my site says) but when I do get to go out, I can’t say how lucky I am to always have such a great time. It’s really the people you roll with and your mental state. I guess a bit of gin and juice dont hurt either hehe. Aki was killin it, had the whole dance floor gettin crazy and then R3HAB got on and shit just got ba-na-nas.

It’s one thing to go to a night club and sway the odd hip thrust huur and thuur, and it’s another thing to down a dozen vodka red bulls, throw caution to the wind and do a proper electric city dance-a-thon. It was def one of those nights, love it!

This was me the next day… tryin to honey drip but with no liquid courage left lol. Paying for it the next day is fine by me! I’d say my body was in wheel chair qualified type of state!! I was just really tired and sleepy. But thank goodness for hot pot, that shit always comes to the rescue! Finally rolled out of bed at 5pm like a pro and made my way to fam dinneroo.

I swear the Le’s always do it up! So thankful I get to be a part of it. Blessed.

Dinner went until late and I didn’t feel like going HAM again so I left and went for a late night romantic dog stroll. The next morning was Sunday which meant kickin it with my OGs. I swear my g-pops is a dope ass dresser.

Got his polo gear on, old man cap fitted and of course his wedding band. They still wear it after all these years. Tres cute! Did some fruit shopping, pension stealing (kidding!) and then made my way home to get it on at the range!

This was only my 2nd time and I’m going to commit myelf this year to hittin the green more often. Fo rills! It was hard, but a lot of fun. Def a game of patience. Thanks Ray for being such a great teacher! Still a bit sore but so worth it. Overall a solid weekend, tiring but a lot of fun! What did you do? Break any hearts?

Yesterday  was Monday and i kind of dread Mondays after a big weekend but I came into work late and found these!

As much as I don’t think flowers are worth the money, I love getting them. What girl doesnt? Got home from work, passed the eff out, and when I woke up to meet the girls for food and sake, I stepped out to this:

Such a glorious evening, are we not the luckiest folks alive? cot dayum  gina!

Anyways thats veeezylife in a nutshell! Picture heavy, food heavy, and love heavy. If you’re gon do it, do it right. Hope you guys had a great weekend and that your week is looking absolutely spectacular so far. Before you leave, i wanted to tell you about this beautiful family i saw while waiting at the passport office. Super cute kids, hot mom and a laidback steezin’ dad. I was staring at them the whole time and knew I had to tell them they were a beautiful little family, even if they probably hear it all the time.

But i had so much trouble finding the nerve to go over and tell them. Obviously I’d have no issue in sending text msgs and telling everyone how cool this couple in front of me was but for the people who deserved to hear it most (them), i was scared to tell them. Nervous to tell strangers a compliment! My number got called and a few mins later from behind i saw them leaving and i knew i had to say something. I ran across the office yelling for them like a total swim fan and told them how beautiful their family was. Even if I sounded like a total dork I’m so glad I said something, or i wouldve kicked myself all day.

Kindness makes the world a better place. Why are we so quick to throw up threatening gang signs in the car when the person in front cuts us off, but we hestitate to say something nice to the stranger that walks past us? I really am going to try my best to smile more, greet those I see, and just spread the love!! Positivity is easier to spread if we all start on the right path every morning. Lets do it together!

And speaking of spreading the love, head over to Vancitybuzz to read my latest article

I’ve been getting some flack for this, to which i reply with…aye haters!! waddap!!

Anyways I’m really late for my meeting now and as much as you’re worth getting in trouble for.. mami needs a job to pay the bills. You can always find me here, and here. Talk later okay? *kisses from your favorite Vancity mrs.! Ciao, babycakes xoxo.

What are you up to this week?

Good morning, gorgeous! Happy Tuesday! You know, being born and raised in Vancouver, you think I’d have proper rain gear but this morning I left the house as if it was July and 28 degrees out. It doesn’t really matter though, I’m happy either way. Because you know what, if you’re not praying when the sun’s out, you know the lawwwd ain’t trying to hear you complain when it’s raining. Point being, be thankful always.. not just when you need to be. Totally on an Oprah vibe this AM lol.

Speaking of Mama O, you guys already know how much I love her and the fact she’s on to Life Classes now seriously makes me want to weep. I love watching her more in-depth interviews and intimate 1 on 1s. My favorite life classes episodes are simply her sitting on the couch and talking about what she’s learned along the way and the real life stories of all the people she’s impacted. It’s like friggin story time every night, I love it. she’s always trying to make you a better YOU, not through Chanel bags and fancy cars (although that would definitely help) but through genuine self love. When Cheebz called to say she scored us tickets to her first ever Canadian life class tour in Toronto, I almost wanted to shoot. Myself. In. the. Face. Because obviously I want to go but at the same time I can’t justify an $800 flight for one day. Sigh.. I said sigh! Anyone want to send me? I will pay in hugs and kisses. I have the ticket, I just need to get there. Big papi, where are you?

Not all love is lost because guess who’s here from the T dot oh dot? George Stromposoiblfdoudfglous. (spelling may be in correct). I’ve admired him ever since he  was a much music VJ but I do love him much more with his role as CBC’s young and talented show host/interviewer of The Hour. He’s smart, young, and just so talented.   I love his vibe! His 3 shows in Vancouver sold out before I could even wipe the drool off my face but Vancitybuzz came to the rescue and comp’d me with a media pass. (thank you!). I’m still trying to get the days sorted out as I’m not available to attend today so hopefully it all works out. If not you’ll see an empty seat during the taping with a big fat “fuck I couldn’t make it” sign on it. I will keep you posted. Confirmed, yayer! watch for my face in the crowd. I’ll be practicing blue steel all night. Georgie Pie, I laaab you!  

Another eggciting event this week is “The Show” showcasing all of Kwantlen’s newest fashion graduates. I always find new graduates’ work that much more inspiring because you know they’ve hustled for their collection, slangin threads and fabrics what not. Just kidding but fo rills, the energy is just different. Young energy! Fresh take on trends, and their egos are just the right size, there’s no air of arrogance, just new found confidence. Confidence I’m ready to shred apart.. TOTALLY KIDDING. I’m super eggcited to go and show my support! If you want to attend, click the link above. I’m just waiting for confirmation on my pass so I’ll keep you posted.

And if you’re free tomorrow night, The Pacific Club is hosting a great night with guest speaker, Whitecaps president – Bob Lenarduzzi. Buy tickets huuur. I’m not really a sports gal unless it involves google stalking images of players (what? you do it too). But this sounds like a great event nonetheless, and it’ll probably be a gold mine for networking. I love listening to success stories and hearing all the nitty gritty details of how they got to where they are now.

And if you want to see me unwind from a week of crack head cray cray, then meet me at BLVD22 this Thursday night in support of DJ YNOT. He’s great on the 1s and 2s, and I’m not just saying that because he’s fam! Every event I’ve been to of his usually involves a LOT of females. Bitches love him!! Myself included of course.

Don’t I sound like some sort of social hob knobber? ugh, as if lol. All jokes aside, I’m always down to learn and listen from those that are willing to share. This is simply me wanting to share my love and eggsperiences with you. How many hours do we spend a week on watching tv? drinking? doing nothing? Now ask yourself how many hours a week do you spend on learning? Or doing something new? Like my pops always says, if you ain’t learning and doing something, you’re dying. Now go get it!

Sometimes I feel super alone going to events/shows but I always love the fact that you’re right at my finger tips willing to share the eggsperience with me. To my ride or die mamis and papis, lets do this together.. @VickytheMaker and Veeezyloves on Instagram.

Thanks for being here, you’re incredible, i love you so much today! xoxo

Monday morning chit chat

Hi good morning, handsome! Don’t trip, you know I always got love for you bitches but sometimes the boo thang needs a reminder too ya know? Haha just kidding, don’t listen to me.

Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? Rest? Play? Eat? Cuddle? Check, check and check. I had a very relaxing week/end.

Ray had a few vouchers for pinkberry (he forgot he had them!) so we went to make use of it and ended up buying 2 strangers some froyo! It would’ve gone to waste anyways so it was kind of fun to randomly walk up to people and ask them if they wanted some free dessert. It was our good deed of the day. Actually after froyo we found a toddler wandering aimlessly around the mall so we followed her until someone came to claim her lol. TWO good deeds!

Ok back to the week/end reap..Tuesday was spent with the homie Lok cruising, attempting to catch a flick, eating and pretty much being 16 year olds. Its nice to just cruise, talk and laugh. A blank agenda is sometimes the best agenda. Wednesday was chill, spent time with B and his phone lol, we went to his friend’s birthday and I made some new boy band friends (Hey Bombshell). They’re super sweet guys! Incredibly humble and super cute. cant wait to see them blow up!

Thursday was a double feature movie night with my PIC. I haven’t snuck into a movie since forever! We watched Friends with Kids, it was pretty funny and quirky. I love movies written like this, they’re kind of off key and surprise you in a good way. Plus the dialogue is money, they talk the way you and I would walk. The 2nd one we watched was Project X, def one I want to re-enact lol. After we left the movies we just wanted to rage!! But I had work the next morning so I took off my partying pants for another night.

My Friday:

after work drinksies with some co-workers… which led to a coma like nap until late that evening.

Friday night I met up with the homies in support of Kurtis’ event at Terracotta. I didnt plan on staying long as I had an early 8AM meeting on Saturday but we ended up staying until like 2am! Kurty was killin it and even got me boogyin with my 2 left sober feet.

Practising my mullet outfit. Cropped leather jacket and long tribal sweater. Party and business combo.

I saw this at the mall last week and had to share this, its a ring finger mug. How come i didnt think of this!?

But the best night was last night, Sunday, when nana came home! I seriously felt like I was high on shrooms trippin out waiting for her to come through the gates, I was so fidgety and eggcited! 6 weeks has flown by and i couldnt be happier to have my seeester home. And in another few weeks and I’ll have my sister from another mister come home from Korea. Its good to have my fams back :)

Anyways I just wanted to say hi and touch base, I have a feeling its gonna be a busy week ahead so I suggest lots of “I miss you” text messages and just because flowers. I love you. bye.