Dressing up

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One evening while we were in Vancouver this week, we went out for an elegant dinner with my father. We ate at Hart House Restaurant in Burnaby’s Deer Lake Park, just a few minutes from the assisted living facility where my 93-year-old father resides. The restaurant opened in 1988 in the beautiful century old Tudor-style house that was originally home to New Westminster businessman Frederick Hart. We dined in the sunroom overlooking nearby Deer Lake. The food was outstanding and the service warm and friendly.

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I seldom wear dresses, but this was an occasion and setting that seemed to warrant dressing up a bit more than usual.

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This simple dress, consisting of navy lace over a nude underlay, is a couple of years old, but still a favourite and very much on-trend. It’s also a perfect traveler. How well a garment packs in a suitcase is an important consideration for me and this dress is a winner in that department. It takes up very little space, weighs almost nothing and doesn’t wrinkle.

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The colourful totem pole stands outside the building where my father lives.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. crazyanneca
    Sep 16, 2016 @ 09:06:24

    Nice pictures. Your dad looks wonderful esp. for 93.

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  2. robjodiefilogomo
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 14:28:08

    How fun!!!
    I think it’s wonderful to dress up—we’ve gotten so casual it seems!!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  3. Jennifer
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 23:25:41

    I love your dress! So simple yet elegant. I do love dressing up. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Reply

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  6. Jan Francis
    Dec 09, 2016 @ 10:29:58

    That looks like a splendid facility. Does he enjoy it? We are probably only 50 miles away, south of the border.

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    • edebock
      Dec 09, 2016 @ 10:45:44

      The first photo shows the restaurant, not the facility where my father lives, but yes he is quite happy where he lives and we feel that he gets excellent care there.

      Reply

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