Weekly Life Update #2

Weekly Life Update #2

Last week was definitely one of the busiest weeks ever, Also one of the toughest, as I encountered someone body shaming me last Monday during fashion week (Will get here in a few).  All in all, last week was one of the successful weeks regardless of negativity someone has thrown at me. I also did a few restaurant menu tasting. The first one was Ufficio‘s Brunch Menu last Sunday.  I attended the Toronto Women’s Fashion week and was able to experience the backstage getting ready with Redken. I also did update my closet with a few of basic clothing from H&M, Forever 21 and Zara for the month of Fall. The weather is finally dropping in Toronto and surprisingly I haven’t gotten any fall clothes yet. (Yes I’m still a tropical girl no matter what). Around Wednesday I was invited to attend the Barbados Tourism at the Woodbine Racetrack where I got to experience watching a horse race for the first time. I also went to the new Hotel called Bisha for a launching of Estherderm newest Skincare line. Around Thursday I was invited to Miku for their 2nd Year Anniversary Tasting menu.

Going back to body shaming, I was taken aback from this person. I shared my experience over the Instagram story and I was surprised by how much people responded to this. During fashion week, someone whom I know from my past life as Size 2 Model told me I have gained weight and I’m fat. I am size 8 so I don’t think there’s any problem with that. I let this person took over my emotions and confidence. The next day I realized I shouldn’t let anyone bring me down for the woman I am. I am successful and happy. I shouldn’t let anyone body shame me or anyone, skinny or fat, no one should label us. We weren’t born SKINNY nor FAT, we’re just simply us. Our success or life shouldn’t be measured by our weight. It’s awful that body shaming still exists and a lot of young women suffer from this. I hope this stops soon and no one should feel bad about their appearance.

Around Wednesday

SUNDAY: I had the most amazing media brunch preview at Ufficio, if you’re curious my favourites are “Polpo Benny” and “Insalata D ‘Ivana” . It’s also a great place if you’re pescatarian.

MONDAY/TUESDAY: I was able to experience the backstage of fashion week, I also experience the good and the bad side of the fashion industry (please refer to my status from the entry)

Pictured here together with The collaboration with Redken New York backstage making me feel like a queen. I also got to meet amazing women

WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: i had the most amazing time shopping for fall and the most amazing experience at Miju restaurant trying out their 2nd year Anniversary Menu. I loved all the same pairing they gave us too! I also learned to never warm your sake! The colder the better!

I also tried Planta’s plant based burger take for the fast food American staple. I’m currently doing my search for the best vegan burgers in Toronto and I can’t wait to share it with you.

The menu from Miku 2nd year anniversary

You need to try the sushi 1st on the top of the photo and the 1st on the left. Aburi sushi is so good, you sit. Even need a soy sauce for it like the typical sushi we’re so used to.


FRIDAY/SATURDAY: I do suffer from PMDD and during these days I took the day off as I was sick and needed bed rest but that didn’t stop me to conquer Sunday for a #paidcrew take over which will be coming to the next life update.

I hope everyone’s having a great night. I’m currently typing this blog post while waiting for Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull to come out in their concert that American Express Cobalt team gifted me for my birthday

See you later xxxx


  1. Simonetta Lein
    October 15, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Everything looks so amazing, yummy and chic 😉 your pictures are sooo cool and I adore you’re hair ❤️

  2. Meg
    October 15, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    I’m so sorry you had to experience this, but I’m glad you stayed positive and made the best out of your very busy week! Your attitude will help many other people get through similar situations.


  3. October 16, 2017 / 7:13 am

    Sounds like the best week ever! Those burgers are making me so hungry haha and love your bag!

    Tatyana x

  4. October 16, 2017 / 7:16 am

    Oh hun I am sorry for that shitty experience… but you are beyond some petty behaviour like this. So u showed class in that situation. By the way beautiful picture… now I am starving. ?

  5. Valeria
    October 17, 2017 / 12:07 am

    It’s so exciting to live your eventful life through your posts! I can’t believe someone body shamed you. Not just because you are stunning and have an amazing body. I can’t believe a woman body shames another woman. How petty and low and absurd is that?? I come across people like that, and I’m always taken aback and remain speechless and open mouthed because it’s just so absurd! I’m glad the rest of your week was packed with new experiences! Your hair looks stunning by the way! Let me know when you find the perfect vegan burger ! Tons of love and positive vibes from a woman supporting women, like it should be! Love, Valeria

  6. October 17, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    Size 8 is definitely not fat! The thing about “fat” is that it only defines a person if that person lets it. I am glad you are such a strong woman babe not to let a loser behind a computer screen tell you what you are. I sure wouldn’t mind trying Ufficio’s brunch one day either. It looks amazing!


  7. Vee
    October 19, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    Hi Darlene, it has been awhile. Your blog has grown
    So much and so has your success. You know I’m all about
    Positivity and self confidence when it comes to our bodies and health. I just wanted to say, you are beautiful and I hope deep inside you really know your worth and not secretly let people’s negative comments get you. I’m happy you have come so far! I enjoy every post and your blog /content/photography is just getting better and better ! you deserve everything good that’s happening because of who you are and your size has nothing to do with the success you’ve made for yourself! Go on girl keep going!!

    Cheers to you!

  8. October 23, 2017 / 2:03 am

    My dear Dar. WHO THE F is body shamming my sister. Omg you and me need to have a talk and catch up, cause i’m legit catching up with your life via these updates. Let me tell you something you already know, you are a QUEEN and you don’t need to listen to these jealous b’s who try to bring you down. You are beautiful no matter what size you are. Never change the way you were made, you are who you want to be. Stand in the light and be proud b. Shine bright always.
    Love you,

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