I was at Markville Mall Yesterday with my boyfriend because he needed to do some shopping at Walmart for electric stiff for the store we are opening up next month. I naturally have my head too full of otaku and girly things to remotely understand what him and his electrician are talking about and needing to buy. So After eating some greek food and a yummy fruit smoothie for lunch he gave me about an hour to roam around the newly renovated mall.
If you know me, I love to shop and I love sales. So much so that I was a shopaholic for the longest time and in order for me to control my spending habit I AVOID MALLS. So I haven’t been in a mall for a while. So even this little bit of time at the Mall was exciting for me & I couldn’t resist buying a few things.
I ended up getting everything from Forever21 on sale which was nice:
The Oversized Bunny Crop Top was only $7.99 and when I tried it on it fit me just the way I wanted it to. It was not too short so It didn’t show any belly and It was loose enough to go off the shoulder a bit but not make the bunny look weird when I wore it like that. I’m such a big fan of cute graphic tees.
The silver pair of earrings were on sale for only $1.99. They are very Aztec and industrial looking which is great since most of my accessories are on the girly side. They would look great when I’m wearing Funky, rocker style stuff and I have my hair up.
The Gold Leaf earrings were $3.99 and they look really nice on. I will probably wear them with a dress or something that is more understated, ad definitely when I have my hair up. They look amazing when i feel like going a little bling bling. And despite the price they don’t look cheaply made at all. Pretty happy with that =)
I also ended up in Lush Cosmetics because reading and seeing so many scenes in anime and games about ‘taking baths’ I wanted to get something nice to put in the water for my bath. It may sound silly but it was intriguing me that everyone in the games and anime… they take baths like every night! I guess its normal over there to take a bath. Personally I don’t have time to take baths – it’s usually a rushed 5-10 minute shower and I’m flying out the door with my hair still dripping wet trying to make it to work on time (lol). And at night or after I work out It’s a 5 minute shower then I’m on the computer to do work or blog. Anyways I knew that Japanese people like to put cool stuff in their baths that do different things, so I thought I wanted to try it.
I ended up buying this Carrot Bubble bath thing from Lush which is a Limited edition Easter product I it was like $7.99 before tax or something like that and I can use it like 4 or 5 times and It is supposed to make my bath water super bubbly, smell nice and supposedly make my skin feel super soft. I cant wait to try it and I didn’t even realize until I took the picture here that the Bath Carrot matches my Shirt! LOL. It was expensive in my opinion but lush products are usually expensive. I’m sure I’ll enjoy it but, I’m going to try to find some cheaper alternatives to relaxing bath aids for myself and you all.
Anyways I’ve gotta go Workout, Write Takudo’s Main Story Review and go to work! I will see you all later!
In Toronto every January there is ‘Winterlicious’ which is a culinary celebration of sorts that happens all around the city. Basically many Fine dining upscale restaurants that are normally too pricy for the average person to eat at have ‘Prix Fixe’ Menus at a discount. Me and my sister decided to treat my parents to a family Luncheon at Oliver & Bonacini’s Canoe. It was a great deal! For $25 a person, we got to have a 3 coarse meal in one of the nicest upscale restaurants in the city.
Before the Restaurant Review I just wanted to share some awesome things as we were making our way downtown.
It was quite cold outside today and since we were taking Transit and walking i decided that I would need to bundle up a bit.
So here is my Outfit Of the Day:
- Oversized Teal Scarf – Forever 21
- Royal Blue knit Sweater – Forever21
- Grey Pinstripe Shorts – got from HongKong
- Baby Thermal Leggings(under the Navy ones) – American Apparel (Keeps me very warm! and I got them for $5 Each!!!)
- Cable Knit Navy Leggings – Forever21
- Teal 1 Button Blazer (not shown) – Forever 21
I also wore some cute and girly suede boots with a ruffle and bot on the top which weren’t shown in the picture but looked very chic! Unfortunately I didn’t realise till later that one of the heel pads for the was worn down which made my feet unstable and made my ankle hurt quite badly. That was a super fail =(
Other than that I’m proud of my winterized outfit. I didn’t feel cold which is GREAT because I usually always feel cold and I loved the blue especially in the wintertime – It really helps pick up my mood. I hate boring dreadful colours in winter so i always try to be extra colourful.
There happened to be this Ad on the train on the way to Union Station.
I noticed the Girl before the text. and the first thing I thought was VULCAN. I guess I truly am a huge nerd to think that a serious advertisement about depression like this is comical.
I ended up taking a picture for instagram stating:
“Your unhappy because its hard life being accepted as a half #vulcan half human. Those feelings are normal.#nerd #startrek”
This was an ad geared towards Spock. He does have a hard time with his feelings. especially because his human side and vulcan sides are constantly battling inside his mind. And what better way to get his attention than to put a pretty vulcan lady there to catch his eye.
While we were waiting at union station to meet up with my sister I ended up buying a Honey Vanilla Tea Latte from Second Cup. I’ve never tried it before, and I was very happy I got it.
It was the best Latte I’ve ever had in my life! I usually get my Lattes with soy and this one definitely tastes amazing with soy =) I am in love!
We Finally got to Canoe!
It’s located in the TD Building on 66 Wellington St. W on the 54th floor. I’ve never really been in such a high sky rise before to be honest. The elevators travel so fast! In 5 seconds my ears popped twice and we went from the lobby to the 42nd floor. It’s such an elegant restaurant but casual enough so that everyone feels laid back and comfortable. I thought the fact that the restaurant was in a building was kind of awkward but once we got in and I saw the view I understood why. I’m very happy we chose to go at lunchtime so we could see everything in the beautiful daylight.
Here is what I ended up getting from the wonderful menu:
Everything that we all ate was just heavenly!
My Cheese appetizer was creamy and light and airy. It was not heavy an went well with the different vegetable chips that accommodated it. The beet Reduction was sweet and it was plated beautifully.
My Pork Pasta was portioned out perfectly. Not too much pasta, and a good amount of creamy and tender pork. Everything in this dish complimented each other and was cooked perfectly. I almost never order pasta at restaurants because they tend to overcook the pasta till mushy – I’M VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT MY PASTA! But this definitely was the best pasta I’ve ever eaten.
The Chocolate Dessert was a perfect texture and taste. It wasn’t too sweet and the sauce and marshmallows were on another level!
For $25 before tax for all that, plus the great view from the top floor and the beautiful scenery it was well worth that money. Not to mention very pleasant and efficient service. I would have paid more than $50 easily for all that. What a bargain!
It may be too late to make a reservation for whats left of winterlicious this year but i completely recommend that everyone look into it for next year, as well as this years summerlicious! You will not be disappointed!
For more information on Winterlicious click here!
For more information on Oliver & Bonacini Canoe click here!