Vegan Dinner at Cambridge Mill with DVF

DVF wrap dress

What a special birthday I enjoyed: dinner at the elegant Cambridge Mill Restaurant, sitting at a table overlooking the Grand River, ambiance and wearing my mom’s original Diane Von Furstenberg wrap dress from the 70s. Genuine vintage.

DVF wrap dress

This timeless dress actually belongs to my daughter Jean now and she let me borrow it so I could wear it for my birthday. Thank you so much Jean! ❤

DVF wrap dress

It feels magical to wear this gorgeous dress that my mom once wore, she was such an elegant lady with fabulous style. Being sentimental, tangible items bring memories alive and ever present. I wore two of her rings.

heart necklace and my mom's rings

It’s like being in an enchanted castle.

by the window

I’m so glad many restaurants have vegetarian and vegan options, I had a scrumptious chickpea burger and delicious salad.

chick pea burger and salad

Dining while enjoying a feast for the eyes is a tasty experience!

Grand RiverThe view from the window was spectacular, even though the frigid river was covered with a blanket of ice and snow.

Grand River

This restaurant looks like an old mill transformed into a luxurious castle. The photos below are from their website.

 Click Jean’s photo below to read her story of when she met Diane Von Furstenberg.


 blessingsLinking with Visible Monday and Fun Fashion Friday

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24 Responses to Vegan Dinner at Cambridge Mill with DVF

  1. Dawn Lucy says:

    Wow a vintage DFV dress! SO fabulous! And that it was your mom’s makes it so super special! What a magical place to eat! Thanks so much for sharing with FUN FASHION FRIDAY!
    Dawn Lucy

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  2. Patti says:

    Happy birthday! You look lovely in your mom’s DVF dress (Jean looks fabulous too). Thanks for sharing the joy with Visible Monday, xo.

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  3. Elsie Davies says:

    Happy Birthday Carmen though belated. Better late than ever I guess. A very lovely outfit too. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment. xo

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  4. Bob says:

    Wowie, wowie, wowie…..I’m sure that you turned all heads…..Langdon Hall too is a tremendous setting but lacks the river.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Bob! The dress certainly stands out: the vibrant colours, the style. I appreciate my mom’s style more now than when I was younger, I was always aware of her beauty and charm, but only now realize what great taste she had, that she chose quality clothes that stood the test of time. How many granddaughters can wear their grandmothers clothes? 😉

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ❤ carmen


  5. Ralph says:

    What lovely memories, especially as you have photos of both of you wearing the same dress Carmen ❤ xox

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  6. That dress is great on you! Such a timeless, classic piece. Oma had impeccable taste and would be thrilled to know we both enjoy her style. I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday. The chickpea burger looks delicious!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much for letting me take the dress home so I could wear it on my birthday. That’s the best present you can give me! I’ll bring it next time we meet. You’ve taken good care of it. I’m going to see if I can get someone to make a copy of it, find some fabric with a similar print if possible. ❤


    • Bob says:

      Thank you , Jean, for loaning your Oma’s dress for your Mother to wear it. What a classic setting for a classy lady to wear a classic dress.

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  7. Rebecca says:

    Wow I am so happy to share February as a birth month with you pretty Carmen and how cool that you wore an iconic DVF dress for your birthday. I am also doing a birthday post on my blog this week!


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  8. Violet says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time on your birthday, and you look stunning in your mom’s dress! 🙂 Cambridge Mill looks beautiful indeed like a castle! Wishing you fabulous 2015 filled with many blessings, good health and happiness! 🙂 XO, Violet

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  9. I just love that you are wearing your Mom’s dress and rings. I’m sure it felt like she was sitting right there with you. Looks like a lovely birthday meal.

    We’ve often been by the Old Mill but have never eaten there. After seeing that great looking veggie burger though I’m thinking the next time we are there we might need to try it out.


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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Suzanne! I love happy memories and making more memories! Hope you have a chance to dine at the Cambridge Mill next time you’re in town, a place to wear any of your beautiful outfits!

      ❤ carmen


  10. Maggie Li says:

    So glad to see you had such a memorable birthday dinner. Wearing your Mother’s dress and jewellery was really passionate of your love to your Mom.

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