Wishlist 2014

It’s 30 days until my birthday and 51 days until Christmas… so to make your lives easier (and in case you need to order it), here’s my wishlist for 2014.

Sultra The Bombshell 1″ [link here]

Versace Bright Crystal [link here]

Kate Spade Dictionary iPhone5 Case [link here]

Anthropologie Valloire Dotty Gloves [link here]

Anthropologie Houndstooth Perla Placemats [link here]

Marc Jacobs Daisy Mini Duo [link here]

Crabtree & Evelyn Pomegranate, Argan & Grapeseed Hand cream 250ml [link here]

Ruche Vanilla Kiss Mocha Scarf [link here]

Mark Nixon Much Loved [link here]

Jeffrey Brown Kids are weird [link here] ♥ Jeffrey Brown Good night Darth Vader [link here] Thanks Mana!

Nala Cat Winter Wonderland Bandana [link here] ♥ Nala Cat Here comes Santa Claus Bandana [link here] ♥ Nala Cat Blue Penguins Bow Tie [link here]

I also really want coasters but there’s too many or too little to choose from. (read: there are many coasters that all look the same to me)

A big thank you in advance! 🙂

Two sporting events in one week is really strange!

For me, anyway. I mean, just last year I was opposed to watching Hockey on TV. I ran away from it. I would go to the back of the room, open up a bottle of nailpolish and ignore the game as much as possible. This year, I decided to give it a try. I guess. And so I end up watching it with him. I even know some of their names… and not because they’re good looking (cause they’re not).

Before the season started, I figured I’d get Mr.S hockey tickets as a Christmas present. Boy, was I naive to think I could buy it a week before the season started. I wasn’t even looking for dates in 2011, I was browsing 2012 dates, to no avail. Luckily, I found it on perkopolis.com. It is a site that allows you to purchase tickets to events and attractions for a bit of a deal. Although the tickets were out of my original budget of $400… I bought them anyway as I had to have them.

So last Friday, we went to a Raptors vs. Nets game (basketball for those not in the know). Mr.S bought the tickets off his optometrist who had season tickets. The seats were good enough and we’re pretty close. In fact, I was sitting next to the railing where the basketball players come out of the locker room. Both teams look very down though during the whole time. Not a smile on their faces. I mean, they barely glanced at the fans.

The Duffster in his Toronto Raptors jersey. How cute! Thanks Danny 🙂

The interesting thing is that there’s a lot of “cheering” going on during basketball. I just noticed a lot of staff telling you to cheer. I’m not sure if that existed in hockey as I sat in a box but yeah I just found it awkward. I guess since I’m not too interested in basketball, I wasn’t too keen on cheering for anyone. LOL.

Mr.S had his O’Neal jersey on. I don’t know… some guy who used to play for Toronto.

So back to the hockey story. The day after, we went to the ACC once again for the hockey game. We went through these doors that led to elevators. It’s pretty high up on the sixth floor but it was still a good view in my opinion. I got us Gondola box seats and it was great. All you can eat junkfood – pizza, hotdogs, chips, popcorn etc. Alcohol was not included but the bartender was right behind us!

High up but it was a good overview of the players. Too bad Bozak was not playing. I was about to buy a shirt that he designed with McArthur but he too was not playing. Well they could’ve been on the ice at some point but at the beginning when they announced the starting line up, they were not on. Anyhow… I was super surprised to see the whole stadium divided. SO MANY RED WINGS FANS. But they cheered for both. It’s amazing. Like no one had to walk around with signs telling you to cheer, seriously.

There were also cute little toddlers playing hockey during one of the breaks. Sure, they fell a lot but that’s what made it all the more cute.

BTW, the hotdogs were good! Not so much the bread… The box seat was a great experience because we got to walk around and I just stood on these notches on the stools so I could get a better view.

And since Toronto won, I got myself a Carlton the bear plush!

Before we go, just a picture of Mr.S and Duffy with the jersey my bff, Yuks bought for him!

I’d love to go to another hockey game. Box seat of course. I don’t want to sit down there lol…

Happy Holidays and a Year in Review.

Yes, I’m a bit late but the holidays were pretty damn hectic. Sure I did my Christmas shopping earlier but there was a matter of divvying up my time with errands, my family, and Mr.S’ family. December 24 especially. I really wanted to go to YC’s house to decorate his beer Christmas tree but alas, I’m hoping Yuki would do it for me? 🙂 Speaking of, do I need to re-wrap your gift so you can be surprised? LOL! Thanks for letting me use it. It drove Mr.S nuts I think after we left your house… haha!!

Hope everyone had a great Christmas or whatever you celebrate and that all your holiday wishes came true.

Thank you to all my friends who made this month amazing! Ok minus the fact that people who I sent cards to didn’t acknowledge that I sent them one but whatever…

I’ll be making use of my new Christmas presents soon – making icecream tonight. I got myself an icecream maker courtesy of my mother.

No new year’s resolutions really but here’s a year in review. I used to do this every year but man, been busy/forgetful.

First ever geocache
Winterlicious with our couple bff <3 Mr.S turned 2* (he's like a woman when it comes to his age) Started cooking more seriously February
Not alone this Valentine’s day. Awesome!
Went for an interview, and got a new job (offer)!

Started my new job
Walk to/from home daily
Started the move to Mr.S’ place officially

Officially moved in with Mr.S *squeal*
First ever Afternoon Tea experience at the Fairmont Royal York hotel
Ronald McDonald House Home for Dinner volunteer experience

Went to London
Went to Paris and realized how smelly it is
Visited my cousin in England

Hosted my own tea party 🙂
Road trip to Huntsville and stayed at Deerhurst resort, my idea of camping
Hosted my very first murder mystery party
(let’s do it again, next year)

I don’t really remember other than I got my first luxebox

Dyed my hair dark brown *shock*

Revived my forum

Went to Los Angeles for the 2nd time
Went to Disneyland for the 2nd time
Went to Catalina Island for the 1st and last time
Went to San Diego
Met up with Joey and Lena from the forum
Met celebrity basketball player Rick Fox

Surprise afternoon tea birthday party for my bff, Yuks

Eep I turned 23!
Went to the Ross Petty production of Wizard of Oz (maybe a new tradition?)
Lots of family stuff for Christmas
Year ending soon…

What’s your favourite Christmas gift this year?

Amazing Birthday pt.II

So I normally have shitty birthdays… I remember spending one of my birthdays walking down a long street, in the pouring rain, to go to the house of some girl I absolutely despise and passing by a dead squirrel (to add to the misery). Then one of them I spent studying for an accounting test which I really didn’t study for but aced anyway but because it was exam time, no one wanted to hang out with me. SOB. Oh and that’s what happened the next four years while people were at school, I didn’t really do anything. Last year was a step up! We went to the Dominican for my birthday. Okay, I expected Mr.S to make me lunch but instead we rushed and had Swiss Chalet… which I like btw. Finally, this year… it was awesomes.

Dec 3 part 2 | Let me continue… We arrived back at the condo after the macaron making class. We had some snack, played taboo, and had dinner at the Beestro. (not bistro). It had a nice welcoming atmosphere. Not intimidating with loud music. But also doesn’t smell like pee or alcohol for a pub/bar type thing. They also had food served outside of pubs so that’s good. That was some deelish macaroni. Liked the wings too. The server was welcoming and interacted with our group too.

After dinner, we ended up at the condo to play some more Taboo. I love this game. Only because I can never truly suck at it. I’m a great guesser … and a so-so clue giver. Well it’s partially my fault for not being a great clue giver but also I find that for some people, stuff don’t click in their head as quickly as me and my bff, Yuks. (pronounced Youks not Yucks). Like I told Mr.S “Shoes that you hate”. OMG. We had lengthy discussions about how much he hates them but he did not get it. I was hoping he’d say converse and then we could get to Chuck Taylors. And it happened a few times with other people. I guess something might be obvious to me but not to others. Lol. Surprisingly Amanda and Mr.S were a good pair and so were Mr.S and YC. YC and Yuks – let’s not even talk about it. And me and Yuks… it’s not even fair. That’s cause she’s a great guesser <3
The boys

The girls … and Danny! (clearly I don’t have many female friends in real life and I don’t care. Personally, it’s too high maintenance. You don’t even know what happened and next thing you know, you’re deleted off her Facebook page. HA!!)

Then we brought out the cake. This was baked by my bff, Yuks. I feel so loved! Speaking of baking, I also made a strawberry shortcake for that person I mentioned above. (cough) ….

It looks beautiful!! It was as if she bought it at the store. Very professional. Even has that chocolate cookie.

I get a strawberry. Oh and they urged me to cut the cake but apparently it’s bad luck if you do. UM They make me cut my own cake at work …. AND SERVE IT TO PEOPLE TOO… LOL!!

Re: Chuck Taylors – upon further discussion or me berating him saying HOW DO YOU FORGET SOMETHING YOU HATE … lol … we agreed that I should’ve “broken it down” for him and I came up with this: Gossip Girl something Bass (Chuck – yeah he knows who he is) and something Lautner or something Swift (Taylor). LOLOL

Dec 4 | So my actual birthday officially started at midnight. Our friends left sometime after. Then we went to bed and no, there was no surprise birthday breakfast… like they do in tv shows. So Mr.S told me to get ready while he’s at the gym and to be ready by 1. We rushed to Yorkville and … by mentioning Avenue Road, I knew it was afternoon tea. Only because I told him I wanted to do afternoon tea on my birthday. Now, it’s a question of where. (I had a feeling where it was)

And I was right. We ended up at the Four Seasons in Yorkville. I must say, it’s definitely not as pretty as a Fairmont. Mr.S went to Vancouver a few weeks ago for a business trip and was telling me about the Fairmont he stayed at and it was very high-tech and nice.

A post wouldn’t be complete without my face on it.

Mr.S looking cute and Duffy <3 You can't tell but it was starting to rain outside. Oh the power of the iphone.... lol. So I want to be honest and say that I love afternoon tea not because I'm crazy about tea (although my kitchen begs to differ) but because I love the atmosphere and the idea of just having a nice afternoon with Mr.S or friends, and getting served cute little things.
Here is our tray.

Shrimp salad. I wanted to give you a more detailed menu but I looked at the site and it’s totally wrong. Well, not updated… Anyway this was really deelish. We made sure that there were no onions in our sandwiches. SO it won’t turn out like last time at the Fairmont. Okay, just to let everyone know… just because you have one bad experience at a Tea place, doesn’t mean it will be like that next time around. So I’m not crossing Fairmont off my list. I mean there’s only so many places in Toronto with Tea. Also, they change it once a quarter, maybe. And there’s seasonal menus too. So yeah, don’t write them off just yet.

This tasted weird. You know those dried chinese mushrooms … they have this taste to it. Well that’s what this tasted like. It’s supposed to be roast beef or something.

Salmon gravlax. (think smoked salmon but not smokey? It’s cured though) Very delicious. Next time I host afternoon tea, I’ll see if I can get my hands on some…

Cucumber, dill, cream cheese sandwich? Very um refreshing.

To end the sandwiches, here’s the Apple and cheddar sandwich. Yum. It has this smokey cheese taste.

Then we had scones. They had the cream + lemon curd type of thing available as spreads. OMFG yum. Seriously.

On to desserts. Okay, I only bothered taking pics of this one cause the cream looked really good. Bad idea eating the cream in one bite. I had to eat some of the carrot cake to balance it out. HAHA.

So we went to the Hudson Bay Centre to buy some stuff. Well it was Mr.S, being last minute, buying me a card. I AM UPSET THAT ONLY TWO PEOPLE WROTE ME CARDS BECAUSE I PAINSTAKENLY WROTE ONE FOR EVERYONE.

We got home and he took some time writing the card in the bed room.


I loved it when I saw it in the store, but I love it even more now. It actually smells really good. Feel free to smell me next time. HAHAHAHA.

Then the next surprise was also not a surprise cause I like to keep guessing. We’re going to Wizard of Oz! YAY. I am too tired to write a review at this point. It was just so much fun. There were songs from back in the day and new ones like Lady Gaga (ugh). The lady chastised me for taking a picture at the beginning but I managed these two.

It’s now a tradition to watch these Ross Petty productions!

So what traditions do you follow? – not so much cultural but just something you do with your family every year…

I leave you with a picture of Duffy.