Palm trees, Beaches, Hollywood sign, carefree life? Check. Anticipation rises as the trip arrives closer and closer. Finally, booked my Los Angeles plane ticket. After endless nights of researching hotels and main attractions. My friend, Jess and I finally both settled with one hotel which was convenient because we would have access to all the amenities around where we're staying. We will both leave Toronto on Sunday, June 20th, 2010 and will be back on in the following week on Sunday June 27th, 2010. Which will give us enough time to soak up the sun and enjoy ourselves. Laying on hot sand while tanning on Venice beach, rocking our heads out at Electric Daisy Carnival and shopping around Beverly Hills are just some of the places we will be visiting. Course, I will take a ton of videos and pictures to show you all and take with you on our adventure. I am so glad that this trip is actually working out and not something that gets your hopes up and the next second you know, you're sitting at home like a couch potato, lovely. After all... I have not travelled in two years? (The last time I went was Montreal - not exciting at all) and I have not flown on a plane in like ten years which will stir up something interesting. I am in desperate need of vacation.
Birthday just came to an end as the clock strikes midnight. In continuation from my last post. Sunday, I spend the evening with two of my close childhood friends at Mildstones. I couldn't take any pictures 'cause I left my camera at home, sadly. I love using "it's my birthday"excuse cause it's just a way to get free dessert. We're talking about a warm double chocolate smothered with chocolate drizzle with cold vanilla ice cream - pretty much to die for almost. The day of my birthday, I spent the whole day just hanging out with the family. Another day that I got a full day to see my Jalen (He's my nephew... that I miss right now) along with my mother and sister. The rest of the evening followed with yet another dinner with the rest of the family at a chinese restaurant. I don't think I'll ever get sick of peking duck, yum. I just want to thank every one of you out there that wished me happy birthday and for those who came out to spend the time with me celebrating my twentieth birthday. I truly do thank you with all my heart and soul, love you all.
I cannot get enough of vintage pieces. What was so funny about this vintage Giorgio Armani shirt that it was my dad's back in early 90's(?) and I love it even 'til this day. There was one day where I had a hard time deciding what to wear and saw this just laying it on my table which was a clear indicator that it was made for me. At first the beginning before trying this shirt on, I was a little skeptical - I thought it would not suit me as I would think it would. Surprise surprise. It definitely proved me wrong. I've grown to love it. Another reason to love vintage shopping. Speaking of vintage... I've been looking long and hard for a vintage purse. I went into Forever21 and this vintage-like purse caught my eye almost immediately. Course, it isn't truly vintage but it does features some detailing in the bag. I am very pleased with this purchase. Oh, and how can I forget about these lovely booties. It's somewhat manly in the most feminine way which I love. It's very "Queen Street West"-esque, agreed? I was hesitating bring them home only considering that my mother would not approve of these but she loves them which I was happy about. Not to mention, they were on sale for $39 original price at $90? Yeah it's a deal no asian couldn't put down.
Yet another weekend of fun and play. It's back to work - another forty hours devoted to work.
F21 Necklace Marble Slab | The Keg | Dave and Busters
Cake, candles and presents... has to be a birthday
Monday, June 7th, 2010 - Happy birthday Veronica!
This past weekend has been extraordinary. Though, I was not intending to do anything huge - I still managed to have a blast. On Friday, I couldn't help but to splurge my money. (Side note: I need self control in spending) First stop was La Bamboche. For the most part as many of you know that macarons' popularity has escalated. These french delicacy is definitely worth $2.50 a peice but every bit was to saviour. My friend, Aney, told me about this little amazing place and I had to check it out myself. As a first timer to try out these macarons, I got myself: Pistachio, Green olive oil, Espresso and Sea salt caramel. Out of the four, I enjoyed the pistachio the best - definitely going back for round two!
La Bamboche - 4 Manor Road East, Toronto ON (Eglington Station)
While around downtown Toronto - I could not help myself but to take a stroll down Queen St, Bloor and on Yonge St. The heart of Toronto! I've got plenty of stuff while I was down there - which I will share with you in my haul post in the next few posts.
Saturday rolled around... I have to say it was the highlight of my weekend. The pictures above just shows the main attraction of that day. Began the day roaming around downtown once again with my good friend, Jessica. As we were walking down Yonge St - dying in need to find a quick place to grab a bite, we stumbled upon Marble Slab. At that point we have not tried their famous ice cream, so we scratched of getting food instead we got ice cream to cool down the hot weather. I went with my safe side and got the vanilla ice cream with gramham crackers and as for Jessica - she got strawberries with real strawberries. The pictures looks just as alluring as in person. Almost six dollars for two scoops. Ohhhhh how heavenly. Second stop - met up with our other friends to have dinner at The Keg. I've always enjoyed the atmosphere that The Keg gives off - having dinner in a semi-dark place - kind of a romantic feel. As a steak lover, I ordered the Filet Mignon which is steak wrapped around applewood smoke bacon. Screams out: delicious. The night was still young and we could not have end the night with play and laughter. Dave and Buster, I feel like a kid when I'm in there 'cause it is like a grown up version of Chuck E Cheese (where I went religiously as a child growing up). The tub of tickets was a combination of my friend, Ken, and my tickets which came up to a whooping grand total of 3,600 tickets (Thanks Ken!). I need to go back so I can beat this game x4.
Bare with me as I am blogging... 3:51am. Yet I have another urge to blog another post.
H&M blouse, shorts, flats, purse | Forever 21 pocketed tank
She'swearing:Forever 21 dress | H&M purse | Zara belt | Thrifted gladiators
Weather is getting hotter, clothes are starting to shred down a tad bit. It's the time of year when the sun sets at a later time.. which means we have more time laying on the grass and tan! Just last week, I've been spending my time indoors... working. Thirty-nine hours at work? Yeah not my cup of tea. But in the end it'll be all worth every bit of it. Sunday was my only day off and I needed to get outside for my own good sake! Friend of mine, Jessica and I went to the local park to enjoy lovely hot weather, taking "blog-like posing" pictures where everyone was looking at us for and just spending time together since she was back in Toronto for the weekend. Now we're back to square one. Back to work and just another week.
Month of June finally began. This month will be chaotic... In a good way! Definitely have my agenda filled. First off, my birthday is coming up shortly! To be quite precise - in an week! I haven't finalize plans for what I'm doing for my twentieth but I scratched out clubbing plans. Instead... I haven't figured it out but I'm open to ideas. BIG news! I've been talking so much about how I need to travel more often and get out of this city and just go full out to explore the world. In just about two weeks - I will be going heading to Los Angeles!! With the dear friend of mine, Jessica. We have not bought our flight tickets just yet (probably in the coming week or so) but we pretty much have it all figured out. Our main attraction to head over to L.A was for this event called Electric Daisy Carnival. To sum it all up, it's just a really big... I mean BIG rave party and famous Dj's around the world perform for this show. Check out this link and you'll get what I'm talking about http://bit.ly/drARAF. Oh and not to mention, last year at EDC - there was 90,000 people!! Talk about how crowded. Just hitting the topic of L.A makes me all giggly. June, I'm ready for you!