this year, it was no exception! Maya surprised us with a birthday dinner on friday night. everything was planned to perfection, the food, the place and the attendees. we couldn't have asked for a better celebration. the whole evening was a surprise to us! we ate at Mikasa Sushi Bar at Centropolis in Laval. i really enjoyed the food and the decor of the place. would definitely return in the near future. =] enough words, on with a LOT of pictures. you can view the rest of the album by clicking HERE.
our bday cake, carefully chosen by Maya. its the Macarons + Chocolat Blanc cake. oh goodies goodies!!
us & the girlies, from left to right:
Soso, Bella, SanSan, Queenie, Amy, Maya, DanDan, baby Emy, Steph
cute mommy/daughter pic =]
this year, i received really cool presents. everything was well thought. i guess they picked up on every remark i made or noticed things by themselves what i really needed. i am so happy so have such attentive & caring friends. really cannot ask for more.
maya got me these OPI nail lacquers from the Colleccion de Espana. i've wanted them for some time now, in these specific colors. since my schedule and the business hours of the nail supply place i go to dont quite match, i have asked her to get them for me if she ever goes. she told me she didn't have time so we left it at that. i got over it lol...but i was SO damn happy when i opened my presents and these were in there. from left to right: Give Me Moor, Pamplona Purple, Ate Berrie in the Canaries, Suzi Skis with the Pyrenees. i'm wearing that last color at the moment, just haven't got around to taking pictures of it. its a very very VERY dark grey, with 3 coats, it becomes near black. i look emo, but i love it. very rock n roll-ish. =]its the Quatuor Boutons de Chanel "Les Folies Noires". loveee this palette so much! i wanted to get it but never got around to actually do it. =] she reads my mind! colors include a variation of black eyeshadows with different tones. there's Noir Aubergine, Noir Celeste, Noir Celadon & Noir Brun. it goes on sheer but the opacity is buildable. [will post swatch on the next post] all in all, it is a very nice and sophisticated palette.
Soso got me this cupcakes PJs from La Senza. everyone around me knows that i love cupcakes so picking a printed pj with my favorite sweets is the best way to go! =] i also received Beauty Rush body lotion & body mist in honey dew scent. it smells yummy and totally reminds me of honey dew bubble tea. talking about bbt makes me crave for some...hmmm yummy bbt..must get some soon.
Sim + Bella + Steph got me this gadget. its a cooling pad for my laptop. a few months ago, they came to my house to chill and Sim noticed how hot my MB Pro can get and he freaked out asking me if its always like this. i said yeah because i leave it on all the time. i guess he thought i really needed something to solve this issue and so this choice of gift was PERFECT. now, this pad is connected to my laptop 24/7 and i cannot live a minute without it. i like the sleek design and the fact that the fan does not make any noise at all. VERY VERY practical gift, me likey!!i havent seen SanSan for a very long time and i must admit i was rather glad to see her again. =] we've known each other for about 8/9 years now and so it is natural to say she knows me fairly well. she picked out this dress for me from Zara and i'm so happy she did. i love this dress to no end because it is truly fitting and absolutely my style. its a fitted jersey dress with a lace insert at the back. love love love it and apparently, so does my Prince ;)
when i got to the restaurant, the first person to give me my gift was DanDan. she handed me this FREAKING big box and i had no clue what it could be. the whole night i had thoughts running through my head but i felt it was never right. when i unwrapped the paper, i was completely surprised and so happy! since i have a new camera, this will be much needed for my outfit posts =] she also gave me a lens cleaner [that i need to figure out how to use]. i love all things practical =D. thank you DanDan.well, along with the jimmy choo X h&m, i also bought this book as a present to myself. i love The Sartorialist, so naturally i HAD to get his book. i love the way he photographs his subjects and his pix are always very pleasing to the eyes. i wish i could become like him one day...wishful thinking i know T_T" i wonder if he will ever come to montreal??!! i would love to get my book signed >_<"
SATURDAY NOV.21.2009:my boyfriend did not prepare a surprise for me this year. he let me choose what to do for my birthday instead. i either had the choice to watch a Habs game in the prestige section, right behind their bench OR a pretty gift & a nice dinner. you can probably tell which option i picked =]
before heading to Louis Vuitton, we checked online for styles i liked. since i didn't get my Palermo GM yet, my mind was set on getting it that day. other than that, i really like the Trevi PM. Prince also had eyes for the Multicolor Ursula in white. so with those 3 bags in mind, we headed to the Louis Vuitton boutique at Ogilvy.
when we got there, my regular SA greeted me but let me know she was busy with some customers and asked me to wait for her. i thought they were gonna take forever but ended leaving after a few minutes. i told her my goal bags, Palermo GM, Ursula in white & Trevi PM. she had to go fetch for the Ursula in the backstore. when asked what color i wanted it, my Prince told her we wanted to see both black and white. she came out with both and saw how excited i was to try them on. i started with the white one first. once on my arm, Prince told the SA right away that i wouldn't need the black one. i was content with the way it looked on me, but not entirely happy. something was lacking witht hat bag but i couldn't pin point at what it was. i moved on to the Trevi. OH EM GEE x infinity!! it was love at 1st sight. right there and then, Prince blurted out he knew what was wrong with the Ursula....it wasn't sophisticated enough he said. the SA agreed instantly. she said it was young and playful and fun to wear, but it will never be able to make an outfit look chic like the Trevi can. although Prince really liked the Ursula, he said it wasn't good enough. lastly, even though i knew i really liked the Trevi, i still asked to try on the Palermo GM. everybody rolled eyes at me!! they asked WHY? well i told them i like the versatility of the bag...can be worn on the shoulder or accross the body for convenience. my SA looked at me with eyes wide open and turned to Prince and asked him: "how many times will she wear it cross body??? i say never." Prince told her: "maybe just once, and thats just because she's trying it on right now"... lol and so nobody cared about the Palermo and how it looked on me. Prince said it looks like a school bags for little teenage girls. ok so i guess i wont get that then...can you guess what i got?
how does it look on me? and i thought it was gonna be small. i usually opt for the GM sizes, but that one just looked like luggage on my petite frame. >_<"
since my SA knew it was my birthday, she included a copy of their Catalogue Maroquinerie in my shopping bag as a little gift for me. no wonder i love her so much!! it's really the little things that count. xox
my baby Miss Trevi PM
to end the day nicely, we ate at a cozy restaurant called Spuntino. its an italian restaurant located in St-Leonard. fairly small, but the food was very good and the service was excellent. i appologize for i have not taken my camera with me that night. right after our meal, we headed to Sim's place to celebrate SoSo & KL's birthday.
i'm modeling the lace dress SanSan gave me =] absolute love! i wore it to dinner with my family on Monday night.
one of the very few things i bought at Clarins' warehouse sale. i was looking for some Anna Sui whitening products but to no avail. Gucci Envy Me
another Annick Ghoutal. must say that AG makes the best perfumes everrr~ they are my favorite. this scent particularly is slowly becoming my favorite. Annick Ghoutal Quel Amour!
ever since i bought my first bottle of perfume at L'Oreal's warehouse sale, i never ever bought any at full price. i just can't bring myself to blow cash on something that i know i can get at 1/2 the price at either L'Oreal or Clarins warehouse sale.
my little sister told me her friend at school has ripped this ad from the newspaper just for me!! i can't be thankful enough even though its something this simple. i would like to thank YOU for this little gift, i do appreciate it very very much.