WHAT. A. YEAR.
As always, I am back with my now annual tradition of reflecting on the year past and documenting it here (most for myself!). If you are interested, you can check out my 2015 post here. For this yearly review, I choose a slightly different format to highlight my top moments of the year; providing links to pictures, posts, and status updates along with my short snippets. I also choose a few Instagram photos that tracked the year nicely.
This year, I boarded 26+ flights, and countless trains, buses, and taxis. I received multiple stamps in my passport and became a resident of a whole new country! I attended so many fashion weeks - Berlin, Milan, London, Florence, Paris! - and have lived in three (four?) different homes. To say that this year was the most intense, amazing and unexpected would be understatement; I traveled more than I ever have before, I met the most amazing and talented people, and I stepped far out of my comfort zone. Most importantly, it was reaffirmed to me just how important a powerful and constant partner is (thanks bebe!). As we all begin to look forward to 2017, I am so proud and stunned at everything that transpired in 2016.
CALGARY, CANADA | FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
CALGARY, CANADA | NAKUSP, CANADA | TORONTO, CANADA
six-year dating anniversary / finalize tenants for our home / ce global lunch @ the calgary tower / fairmont palliser classics perfected event / visit in-laws in beautiful british columbia / toronto fashion week! (all posts here) / dinner with david in toronto / pizza & wine with christina in toronto / photoshoot + interview with aldona (article here!) / resign from our jobs / my sister's birthday! / easter / my 28th birthday (post here!)
CALGARY, CANADA | TORONTO, CANADA | FRANKFURT, GERMANY | SCHMOLLMN, GERMANY | BERLIN, GERMANY
launch our mini-vlog series (watch here!) / all-you-can-eat sushi date with egle + anjj / two-year proposal anniversary (see full article here!) / last day at work / late late dinner at kiran's / prague reunion brunch at national / going away + goodbye parties commence / handover the keys to our home / #KCxFairmontPalliser begins (check it out here!) / big bash goodbye party @ barcelona + standard / friday morning with anjj / final, final goodbye at village ice cream + mug's pub / flight to frankfurt (watch vlog here!) / settle in with thomas + manu
SCHMOLLMN, GERMANY | BERLIN, GERMANY
spend time with our niece / many lunches and teas with oma / set-up bank accounts & cell phones / check into berlin apartment / visit the "karnival of kulture" / shopping in mitte + alexanderplatz / explore the many neighborhoods of berlin (watch vlog here, here and here!) / ice cream dates in the park / mauerpark flea market / humana fashion show / meetings with agencies / begin running / shopping + preparation for fashion week
BERLIN, GERMANY | LONDON, ENGLAND | BRUSSELS, BELGIUM | DUSSELDORF, GERMANY | PIZA, ITALY | FLORENCE, ITALY | MILAN, ITALY | PARIS, FRANCE | SCHMOLLMN, GERMANY
meet nina in berlin / travel to london / lunch with uncle irfan / drinks with caitlin / london collections: men / my wife's milestone birthday (full post here!) / royal high tea at the savoy london (full post here!) / breakfast in dusseldorf / travel to pisa + visit leaning tower (full post here!) / train to florence / attend pitti uomo 90 (full post here!) / travel to milan / milan moda uomo aka men's fashion week! (all posts here!) / travel to paris / paris men's fashion weel (all posts here!) / visit family in schmollmn / berlin fashion week begins
BERLIN, GERMANY | REUTLINGEN, GERMANY | METZINGEN, GERMANY | AHLBECK, GERMANY | ŚWINOUJŚCIE, POLAND
berlin fashion week concludes (full post here!) / travel to nina's home town / outlet shopping at metzingen / more summertime picnics of ice-cream / discover more of berlin / first german applications + interviews / travel to the baltic sea / walk to poland for dinner lol / ice cream "bescher" hunting through berlin
first days at work / more ice-cream celebrations / mauerpark sunday karaoke / dinner + drinks @ ramen place / lunches at the ravine with lucia / netflix series time / formally register as a berlin resident / travel back to the baltic sea / walk to poland again lol / move into new apartment in berlin / re-launch freshly designed MONMODE.co
BERLIN, GERMANY | HAMBURG, GERMANY | MILAN, ITALY
travel to hamburg / dinner @ shisho burger in berlin / visit one of many lakes in berlin + discuss life goals / officially join the felicia crew + become a shadenest apprentice / goodbye drinks for satya / try "unlimited wine" night with z girls / explore postdamer platz / travel to milan / milan fashion week! (full post here!) / exploring berlin on a sunday: brunch + icecream (full post here!) / finally join facebook
PARIS, FRANCE | PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC | BERLIN, GERMANY | FRANKFURT, GERMANY | CALGARY, CANADA | LONDON, ENGLAND | SCHMOLLMN, GERMANY
travel to paris / paris fashion week (full post here!) / coffee, breakfast and dessert with christina in paris / travel to prague / one year wedding anniversary (full post here!) / hip hop club adventures with shadenest / travel to schmolln / spend time with luisa / mini-oktoberfest celebrations @ zalando / german press days / travel to canada: visit in-laws in nakusp and family + friends in calgary (full post here!) / layover in london / dilara's goodbye drinks / halloween pre-party @ d + c's luxury apartment / clubbing in friedrichshain / begin eating lebkuchen by the box
BERLIN, GERMANY | SOFIA, BULGARIA | OSLO, NORWAY | STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
lunch sessions @ pakistani place / travel to sofia, bulgaria (full post here!) / brunch at suicide sues / lebkuchen continues / more netflix-ing / visit memorial for the murdered jews of europe / granted german residence permit!!!! / 30 dunkin' donuts for duncan / start the christmas market tour / black friday in germany / travel to oslo, norway / trave to stockholm, sweden (full post here!) / more christmas markets
BERLIN, GERMANY | BRUSSELS, BELGIUM | SCHMOLLMN, GERMANY | GLASGOW, SCOTLAND | BASEL, SWITZERLAND
official "bye felicia" / travel to schmollmn / mini-christmas with kohler + tiechmann clan / christmas anniversary / shadenest dinner @ pakistani place / chicken burger picnic in hallway / decorate berlin apartment for christmas / travel to brussels / christmas concert at berliner dom / christmas market with d + c (full post here!) / christmas market tour concludes (watch video here!) / team lunch @ cafe moreno / berlin friendsmas / the arrival of our little boy / travel to scotland / celebrating my parent's 35th anniversary (full post here!) / spend christmas in glasgow (full post here!) / spending time with neera baji + bobby bhai + all fam / travel to switzerland / ring in 2017 in basel
This post took almost a week to put together! That right there tells me enough about the year I had... haha. If you clicked through to the end, I am curious, what is your favourite moment of 2016? And how did you celebrate/ring in the new year? Cheers to 2017 Fam!