January 8, 2015

Postcards from Mt.Tremblant



{Photos by Eric and me; wearing Michael Kors parka, Rudsak boots, BB Dakota sweater, J-Brand jeans}

"How far is Whistler from Toronto?" my cousin asked.
"Uhm, far enough that we won't get there by driving." I replied.
"Are there places to ski here?"
"Well... There's Mt.Tremblant."
"Where's that?"
"What?! You don't know about Tremblant?"

The next few minutes consisted me trying to explain how Mt.Tremblant is sort of like Whistler of Quebec. I was getting blank stares until I mentioned that the place is also known for "where the Taken guy, Liam Neeson's wife got into that skiing accident and died."

"Ohhh! Yes I know it now!" My cousin excitedly replied. And that's how celebrity gossip saved the day. While some of us have issues labeling countries on a world map and as my friend Piere said "No Julie, not all countries end with -stan are dangerous" after I voiced my concern when he said he wanted to teach in Kazakhstan... One can always count on who died and who got got divorced being a universal common ground.

We spent a few days in Mt.Tremblant where we skiied on fresh powdered snow and skated on a giant lake. It wasn't my choice to skate on a lake, I was paranoid that the ice would crack and I would die of horrible freezing death- I blame it on watching The Dark Knight Rises too many times.

"One of us should skate way in front in case the ice cracks," I said. After some debate over whose lives is worth more, we decided to unleash the dog. We took advantage of Janga's nature that dogs would do just about anything to do run around outside with minimal supervision. "He's not as heavy as us though", "Well then, strap some rocks on him" I said.

Of course I was kidding. The lake was fine. The dog was fine. Everyone was fine. No one died because everything was so cold and frozen. I didn't even wear any blush in these photos and my cheeks looks damn rosy. Nature's blush, just as good as the pregnant glow. It was a great few days, and I was reminded how much I love to ski while looking at the Tremblant village which looks like a mini snow globe from way up top.

45 comments:

  1. It looks so beautiful- your life always seems so full of adventure and bustling- I love getting a glimpse into it. Natures glow looks good on you!

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  2. Oh how pretty. This place really looks like the ideal place to spend Christmas... :)
    I never skied but I am sure it must be a lot of fun!
    xx

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  3. these are amazing pictures! the snow looks so breathtakingly beautiful! hope you enjoyed your holidays :)
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  4. Wow these photos are amazing. This place is like some fairytale town, love it. Looking stunning. Kiss, Mel
    www.livingoncloude9.com

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  5. What stunning photos! Looks like a beautiful place. Love your scarf and your doggie is so cute ^_^

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  6. Great place and amazing photos :)

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  7. Oh my goodness, what incredible photos - the open space covered with a blanket of snow looks ever so beautiful and the perfect backdrop for the photos of you! Fantastic! I'm with you on feeling anxious when standing on any form of ice by the way haha!

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    x

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  8. I've always wanted to go to Mt. Tremblant and your pictures have made my desire to visit even bigger! Looks like you had a great time.

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  9. What amazing photos! It looks gorgeous there ♥
    Amy xx

    Perfect Imperfections

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  10. Love the pictures! They are so cool and beauiful :)
    Xx

    Eli

    www.acurlystyle.blogspot.com

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  11. Holy winter wonderland! I've never been to Mt. Tremblant, but it looks pretty.
    I love these photos; you look like you were having a great time!
    Also, hilarious that you sent your dog out onto the frozen lake first. But I probably would've done the same. :P

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  12. Julie, it does look like a snow globe... skiing is not my thing and skating on a lake (I used to do this as a child but I am not brave enough to do it as an adult)... I might have lost a great deal of weight but I am sure I would crack the ice, lol... You always take such great pictures and capture all the beauty of a place... Have a really great weekend xox

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  13. Oh wow, I love the last pic of you. Stunning!
    Happy New Year J :)

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  14. Looks like such a magical place! I love the pictures!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  15. Amazing pictures and amazing place!
    xoxo

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  16. you have a lovely blog...do you wanna follow each other on GFC....follow me and let me know on my blog by leaving your site's URL...i will follow u back
    keep in touch
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  17. Great pictures - looks like a fun place for winter adventures.

    thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog :)

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  18. beautiful pics! and what a cute dog!

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  19. Beautiful photos and lovely outfit!
    xo, Jane
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  20. This is...Canada...right?
    Shows how little I know about geography as well!

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  21. Your pictures are absolutely stunning! The snow, the scenery, you, everything is perfect <3

    Fashionably,
    Patricia
    http://www.wingsforliberty.com/

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  22. Great pictures! Ha I actually know of a lot of places based on what celebrity goings on happened there, too!

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  23. Oh canada. This is beautiful. I'm now speaking to my Canadian friend about it and trying to make her take me haha.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  24. I love your blog! thanks for visiting mine :) Hope you have a great weekend! xx Pam

    www.thegirlfrompanama.com

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  25. Beautiful selection of pictures! I love the leo scarf!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  26. Oh my, wish I were there! Awesome shots, & I love the landscape, sweetie! xoxo
    Luxury Haven

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  27. wow, it's a beautiful places! Great pictures!
    I'm following you :)
    xx

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  28. Stunning photos - I hope you enjoyed your winter outing - it sure looks like it from all the photos. Fun!

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  29. You looks so dashing and gorgeous. The rest of the photos are simply awesome and stunning. Enjoy till the fullest.

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  30. Ahhh your photos are so beautiful! And you look so beautiful too!!! :)

    xo
    Janine | Lime & Life

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  31. Julie, I always enjoy your stories! I've never been on fresh snow before, but I imagine it to be soft, and awesome! :)

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  32. You really take amazing photos, Julie. Postcards worthy indeed! I'm in awe of your travel photos or many not so much of travelling but well, the west always seem to me like a huge playground and even interstate road trips seem like travelling to me. The conversation between you and your cousin is hilarious.

    Jo
    Jo's Jumbled Jardinière

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  33. Hahahaha! For a minute there I thought you experimented on the dog. But anyway, it must be really scare to try to skate on a lake, especially since there are a lot of movies where you find ice breaking. Yikes. I've missed your blog. I took a loooong blogging break, but I'm back now. Happy weekend!

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  34. ohh my, so beautiful!! love the photos. and your story's really funny.. i get that sometimes, with Macau being such a tiny place and almost non-existent to most people. i always have to explain.

    xo, Carla
    www.carlaviolet.com

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  35. So beautiful place!!! You had the right look for this cold season!!! Have a nice sunday, kisses,
    Eni

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  36. Wow, this place looks amazing, you had to spend great time there :)

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  37. Gosh, it's beautiful there, especially this time of year! Lovely photos :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  38. Amazing post! Totally great photos!

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  39. You look so adorable and I love all the pictures. Have fun playing with snow

    Oxo. Have a great week starts.

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  40. omggg!! the dog~~~ so adorable~~~ He's so fluffy!!! <3

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  41. The snow is beautiful. I wish to experience it someday, and watching these pictures make me want to work on that dream faster. Your outfit really suits you as well! :)

    xo, Mimi
    http://thefoxyheroine.com/

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  42. amazin pics from ur trip!!!!! btw, im afraid frozen lakes becuz of the same reason as u)) great outfits))))) xoxo

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  43. Love your style! it is amazing... and i cant believe that you are not wearing make up, you are right there is a glow on your face.
    I have never seen snow in my entire life. I might react like sandeep too when if i were there i guess.

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