A Morning with Monet

Monet 4One of my favourite things to do on a weekend morning is visit the Vancouver Art Gallery. The current exhibit ‘Monet’s Secret Garden’ has made our visits even more frequent. A wander through the beautiful paintings, before enjoying a latte on the gallery patio is the perfect way to spend a morning.

Monet 5Monet 2Monet 8Monet 9I have always loved visiting museums and art galleries. I’ve had this love since I was a child, and my parents will tell you I’ve taken (dragged) them to many! I have fond memories of being in London when I was 13, and visiting the Tate Modern, The National Portrait Gallery and The British Museum. There’s something so wonderful about walking through a quiet gallery and viewing pieces of history. We’re heading to London next week, and our gallery list is quite long! I can not wait to be back in the city, and take in all the incredible exhibits.

So while our gallery can not be compared to those you would see in London, Monet’s Secret Garden is magnificent. Featuring thirty-eight paintings from the collection of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, the exhibition holds a series of paintings that were created in Monet’s famous gardens in the French village of Giverny, where Monet lived from 1883 to the end of his life.

The gallery patio is a hidden gem in the city. The cafe is one of my favourite spots to enjoy a latte or a glass of wine and escape the city hustle and bustle. If you’re in Vancouver, make time to stop by. Every time I visit, I depart feeling inspired, relaxed and really excited to visit galleries in London, Paris and Prague next week!

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  • Esraa Bassiouny

    Sounds so good. I wish I had access to such events.

    • Thank you Esraa! It was quite lovely. Hope you have a great week ahead

  • Kim

    I love Monet’s work! So beautiful and calming. Hope you enjoyed!

    Simply Lovebirds

    • You’re right! It’s so calming and beautiful. Hope you have a lovely week ahead Kim!

  • What a lovely morning, I usually try to see an exhibition when I travel. Such a great way to spend the day. My parents always would take us to museums. The Tate is one of my favourites as well as the Victoria & Albert.

    • Those are both on my list for London. The Tate has so many incredible pieces, and the V&A is amazing too. I can’t wait 🙂

  • Impressionism is my absolute favourite and I LOVE Monet. Can you believe I saved my allowance when I was little to buy one of his art books. I still have it! Except it’s a little chewed on one side from Scout’s puppy years. Haha! And so excited to see which art galleries you’ll visit in Europe. Yay, countdown’s on!! xo


    • Ah I love that story Veronika! I would do the same when I was little 🙂
      Definitely try get to the gallery in the next month. It’s well worth it.

      I can’t believe we depart so soon!! SO excited to share my stories, and take lots of photos! Have a lovely week ahead xo

  • Such a lovely post. Indeed, you can never run out of things to discover in London. Your shoes are just simply gorgeous!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Thank you Jess! These heels are oldies but goodies.
      SO much to see and discover in London. I can’t wait to blog all about it 🙂

  • Mahi Chaurasia
    • Thank you Mahi! Have a great week ahead

  • Rach

    This sounds so perfect! I love days like these when I can go to a beautiful museum and just be relaxed. The Monet Secret Garden sounds amazing and right up my alley!


    • Thanks Rach. It was pretty perfect. Morning at the gallery are my favourite. Hope you’re having a good week so far xo

  • Funmi Alabi

    What a beautiful plan for the weekend! Trust you had a great time.

    Funmi x

    • Thank you Funmi. It was quite wonderful

  • This looks so great! Loving your outfit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks so much Amy Ann!

  • Kate Amar

    I have always had a soft spot for Monet’s Water Lilies as my mom had our guest bedroom done up in the pattern growing up. The exhibit sounds wonderful! I’m envious. Although we are quite “museum rich” here in San Diego, I’d love to travel to Vancouver one of the days.

    I hope you’re enjoying your trip – it sounds amazing!

    Xo, Kate


    • If you ever venture to Vancouver, let me know and I’ll send you some recommendations.
      Vancouver is such a lovely city.
      Thanks for the well wishes Kate – I hope you have a great start to the Fall season xo

  • Love this look! You look really amazing as well!

    Daniel x

    The Daniel Originals | Instagram: danielpoonvignez

  • Look so relaxing!