Since I haven't updated my blog in so long here's my second post of the night! Yesterday my sister and I went for lunch at Cluny Bistro. It's a fairly new French restaurant in the Distillery District. Their interiors are beautiful! I love restaurants in this style. I had the Classic Croque Madame (with extremely skinny fries) and she had the Charred Marinated Tofu salad.
It was a Monday afternoon so it was pretty empty in there. Great atmosphere.
My portion was pretty large and very filling. My sister's was the opposite, so we ended up sharing mine. I really love the fries here. They're extra skinny and the seasoning was really good.
The annual World Press Photo exhibit is now on at Brookfield Place! I look forward to this every year; I never actually find out in advance when the exhibit starts, but I walk by here almost every day so it's always a nice surprise when I see it up. The exhibit is a collection of amazing photography taken by photojournalists all around the world. If you can't make it to the exhibit, you can see all the winning entries here. Some of the images are pretty graphic and disturbing (those are my favourite to look at though). Sorry my shot above is such horrible quality. I'm thinking I should start carrying an actual camera around instead.
This is a great book if you love hotels like I do! It's very interesting and funny.
I love Japanese snacks. Picked up a box of these "Every Burger". At first I didn't think they'd taste that good but I just got them because they looked cute..but they are seriously DELICIOUS! I need to find a nearby Asian supermarket to stock up on more. After a long hunt for the perfect "Tiffany Blue" nail polish, I finally found it. This is Too Yacht to Handle by China Glaze. I love this shade.
A few weeks ago at Barsa Taberna for Spanish tapas. Sadly, the last patio night of the year as Summer is over already..
Another dinner at Canoe..starting with a photo of the view and their new white menus. We sat at the chef's rail this time, facing the kitchen and watching the team prepare all the meals.
Amuse bouche..a variety of tomatoes and cheese.
I ordered the "Licorice Infused Watermelon" appetizer to start, as I love watermelon and the description sounded very interesting (with charred lobster, marscapone, fennel and pickled rind). I had no idea what it would be like but that's one of my favourite things about Canoe..the presentation is always unique and everything turns out delicious. This was served on this slab of marble (?) atop 3 hockey pucks.
The intermezzo was like a very fizzy grape juice that melts in your mouth.
I got the risotto (I loved it so much the last time I had it from the tasting menu that I had to order it again. Also got a side of creamed corn.
Cheese Plate. I'm not really into cheese that much actually..but the Glengarry Lankaaster was good.
I received the Make Up For Ever "Artist Liner" last week in Matte Black. I use black eyeliner on a daily basis (have done so for years) so I've tried just about every brand available in every form possible. My favourite is the retractable waterproof ones; they glide on easier than pencil liners, are easier to apply with precision than liquid/cream liners and lasts longer than non-waterproof ones. After using Make Up For Ever's Artist Liner this past week, it has become my new favourite as it has all those qualities. It isn't said to be waterproof, but it stays put throughout the day and offers bold, long-lasting colour that's also easy to take off at night.
The price is also very reasonable for the quality: $23 CDN / $19 USD at Sephora. In the past, I would always use Chanel's waterproof retractable eyeliner (for high-end) or Sephora Collection (for lower-end). Make Up For Ever's Artist Liner is close to the quality of Chanel's but without the $30+ price tag, so I would definitely repurchase this in the future.
The liner is highly pigmented and glides on effortlessly to define and enhance eyes. The formula is silky and blendable, and with a super slim tip which makes it easy to apply. The ultra-creamy texture provides a bold, long-lasting line of intense colour or can be blended out for a smokey effect.
The Fall 2014 collection comes in a range of 15 vivid hues in 5 different finishes:
M-10: Matte Black
D-12: Diamond Black
S-14: Matte Anthracite Grey
I-34: Iridescent Green Tree
M-50: Matte Bright Brown
M-60: Matte Dark Brown
I-16: Iridescent Taupe Grey
S-20: Matte Navy Blue
I-22: Iridescent Turquoise
M-24: Matte Majorelle Blue
I-30: Iridescent Khaki
I-32: Iridescent Pop Green
A few weeks ago my mom and I went to Holt Renfrew to look for a new bag for her..we spent a loooong time at the Prada boutique, trying out pretty much every style they had. In the end she decided on this one. She gave it to me to use for awhile but I haven't used it yet..the colour doesn't seem to match any of my clothes.
I have been using my new Fendi a lot though! It is a great summer bag. I got the heatstamp done with my initials. I was pretty surprised at how small the letters came out (as all other Fendi tags I see have bigger letters) but I guess I can deal with it. Also got a new Clover Canyon dress recently.