last friday marked my bday (& Amy's too), so my bf called me at the office to ask me what i wanted to do. i told him to plan anything he wanted, like anything. he asked me if he could take me out to McDonald's...i thought for a second...and said yeah...i dont mind, as long as it's spending sweet time with him i'd be fine. he told me he was just kidding. he said he already made some arrangements for the night. i asked him where we were going, obviously he didnt want to tell me. so i asked him if i could wear a dress...or it'd be too formal, he said: of course you can wear a dress, nobody ever looks at you weird anyways. =] so the convo over the phone stopped there.
i rushed home...a little stressed. i feel as if it was our first date and couldnt wait to pick an outfit. i felt butterflies inside my stomach, i was way too excited. -earlier during the day, at lunch time, i went to Carrefour Laval to find a perfect LBD, no luck...how do you expect to choose a dress within a 30 minute time frame??? impossible, not even for a talented shopaholic like me- so i had to find something to wear from my own closet. i have a few cocktail dresses from BCBG & Betsey Johnson...but those are way too over the top...i remembered i owned this cute leopard print voile blouse/tunique thingie. it was perfect. add to that, black tights & black high heeled boots. cant go wrong with such pieces. =] so thats that, the outfit is picked. a quick shower, blow dried my hair within 5 minutes, dressed up, started my makeup, and finished it in the car. our reservation was at 7:30 and it was already 7:15pm.
my bf started driving, i still didnt know where we were heading yet. we were on Papineau, then on the JC bridge...he told me we were going to a chinese buffet, it didnt really matter to me, since i was prepared for anything. but then, he turned to take the way to go to 6 Flags and told me he reserved at the Casino instead. it was weird because we dont usually take this way for the Casino, it's like we did a big detour while we could easily save time by going with the usual way. only to understand he wanted to take me to Helene de Champlain [famous french restaurant]. i was really happy...not because of the awesome location he picked, but the fact that he prepared something. =]
had our coat checked. walked in La Rotonde dining room and everyone was looking at us as if we were outcasts. people there were mainly businessmen and their wives, we were the only young and non caucasian couple there. i guess people were intrigued (?!?) by our presence. the host pulled the chair for me and as i sat down, pianoman started playing. how calming...i loved it. we were looking in each other's eyes, falling in love all over again. all the sweet feelings we had, all the butterflies of our first encounter came back to us once again. bonus: the food was just delicious. when it was time for desert, our waitress walked out with a small cutie cake with a candle on it and the pianoman started playing "ma chere amie, c'est a ton tour de te laisser parler d'amour...". at the end of the song, everyone started clapping their hands and cheered for me, i was blushing for sure. made my wishes blew the candle and kissed my man. =] the night could not be more perfect. when we walked out of the restaurant, it was snowing! it's a tradition to have snow on my bday, it's always been that way, as long as i can remember. AND it made me feel like Joo YooRin weeheeeeee. because, well, i'm cool...
friday morning, JoJo surprised me with a gift so exclusive not even the most serious collectors can ever get their hands on. yes people, envy me! i am that awesome =] it was custom made to perfection and filled with sweetness just for me. what it is? a Louis Vuitton extremely limited & coveted customized Cupcake Carrier. the inside? filled with pink Chanel Cupcakes. like hellooo? not just regular cupcakes, Cupcakes with a Capital C, a la Coco style. feels darn good to be loved. =] this is what i call status. thank you my dear for this wonderful gift. at the same time, it makes me wonder what i should get you for your next bday... this one is a tough one to beat. =[ anyhow, i love you! hehehe
here's the making of (courtesy of JoJo T's facebook):