Friday, December 28, 2012

Diamonds are a girls bestfriend

So my holidays consisted of an amazing Christmas celebration with my family, Kens family & friends and a long drive down to Seatac airport at 230 am on Christmas morning.  I especilly loved when we hit a roadblock at 4am and they asked if we had been drinking because our eyes were tired and I had to convince the police officer we had just woken up.

Well for the first time ever we had absolutely no traffic at the border crossing.. but since I was a zombie most of Christmas I was way to tired to snap any pics - even of the gorgeous diamonds I got from my Ken!!

However, come boxing day I was recovered and ready for some fun.  Ken & I went to Glowbal for brunch where I had a deelish Caesar and complimentary donuts.  The donuts totally bring me back to the ones we used to get at the PNE as a kid!

I had the dungeness crab benny & Ken had the Yaletown breakfast.  Both were amazing and we headed off for some ice skating at Robson Square, followed by some Carlsberg drinks and The Hobbit (which was a failure to me compared to the other 3 LOTR movies).

Come friday, Ken & I were headed off to Zulu to stack up on some vinyl since we just got ourself the most amazing vintage turntable set.  After grabbing everything from Mighty Sparrow to Sade, we headed over to Sophies for some brunch.  I had the open faced turkey meatloaf on french bread, and Ken had the Kitts breakfast.  Both were so huge and neither of us could finish.  I definately felt like I was eating some comfort food, and was excited to see all the turkey dishes they offered!

Marilyn Monroe - Diamonds are a Girls Bestfriend

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Go with the tide and I'ma take care of you

The holidays are here!!

Ken & I checked out our neighbors Christmas decorations... and dayum they go all out!!!  Thankfully we live in a highrise condo, and a Christmas Tree is all we need!

We also headed over to Stanley Park for Bright Nights and checked out the seawall while there.. gorgeous views of the North Shore at night

Ken & I bundled up at Bright Nights getting ready for our train ride!  So glad for my massive cashmere scarf.

Late night eats at Thai House!  Duck Lettuce wraps, organic spinach rice, cashew chicken, and house seafood combo in green curry.  Nothing like a good thai dinner on a super cold day.

Alabama Shakes - Hang Loose

I belong with you, you belong with me, you're my sweetheart

Date night at the Ascot!

Ken & I went for happy hour and enjoyed 2 for 1 tapas and an amazing cheese plate.  Yes the food tasted as good as it looks!

The cheese plate was HUGE!  I totally loved the goose liver pate.

Ken & I celebrated our 2nd Stormtech staff Christmas party at Coast Hotel

And I got my winter Luxebox!  Happy Holidays everyone xoxo

The Lumineers - Ho Hey!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Are we human or are we dancer

On The First days of December...

Hello lovelies!  Welcome to December!  This year has gone by incredibly fast... To start off my first weekend of December, I met up with some friends for buck a shuck oysters at Relish.  I only had 10, which is such a small amount for the 2 dozen I could probably get down.  They were delish though!

I was excited to watch Jorge try raw oysters for the first time - and yes he is now on the oyster train - which means more oyster buddies for me!!

Afterwards we headed over to The Factory for some eats and more drinks.  Everything on the menu is $5.95 - and I went with the chicken pad thai, which was actually pretty good for the value.  It wasn't authentic, but then it is bar food just like The Warehouse, or The Loose Moose - but food is cheap, and tasty.

After a fun friday, came date night saturday, where Ken took me to The Sandbar in Granville Island.  We grabbed a table in the lounge, had some winter ales, and I ordered the chicken lettuce wraps.  These were sooo good!

Ken got the Salmon Burger.

After a wonderful saturdy night - we had a fantastic sunday out in the city - starting off with ice skating in Robson Square.  I must say, we both did a lot better than our skating attempt a year ago!!

Afterwards, we had some lovely hot chocolate at Toasted on their heated patio, and headed over to watch the Santa Claus parade..

We built up an appetite and headed over to our local pho place, and both had our delishus number 20 (lemon grass chicken pho) with extra veggies.  I swear this is the best for for under $7 you can find.  Hope everyone had an amazing first weekend of december.  Off to put up our Christmas Tree & watch Its a Wonderful Life.

xox Darlings.

The Killers - Human

Monday, November 26, 2012

I found the love that I knew I had missed

Black Friday Weekend!!!

My girlies and nacho went on a black friday road trip filled with 90's music down to Seattle to get our shop on!!  After spending ridiculous amounts at Coach, Puma, True Religion, Aeropostale, DSW, Nordstrom Rack and more.. and also going on 27 hours of no sleep.. at 10am we decided it was tome to eat!!!  Nacho was swearing by the casino which Cheri & I had never ate it.

We were starved!!!  It had been 14 hours since we ate as we had been shopping non stop.  We went to the buffet at the Casino, and oh my is it amazing!!!  For my first round, I went to the japanese station and selected chicken, brocolli, carrots, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, rice noodles mixed with chilli sauce and watched a chef cook my mixture in front of me.  How awesome is that at a buffet!  I also grabbed some turkey with turkey gravy, hot wings, baby potatoes, and pineapple chicken.

After eating all of that, we waited awhile, and went for round 2 - which I could barely eat but wanted to try a small bite of everything.  I tried a shrimp potsticker, poached salmon, salmon alfredo, mexican cod with guacamole, chicken mole, roasted root vegetable, and an apple walnut grape mixture.  Sadly I left half on my plate... but it was sooo worth my $14.05.

Come sunday, I met up with my momma since she was in town visiting for a seawall stroll.  We started off at Science World and headed over to the Edgewater Casino where we met up with her friends before the Paul McCartney concert.

We stopped at Salsa & Agave for some margaritas and mexican food.

I had the most amazing azteca soup for only $7!  My mom had some great corn soft tacos.

We headed over to the Casino and I turned $5 into $49.20!  Cashed out and bought my fave Rustic Roots wine and had a great relaxing night at home baking gluten free goodies and watching Crazy, Stupid, Love with my mom and Ken.  Hope everyone had a great black Friday!

Pearl Jam - Last Kiss

Sunday, November 4, 2012

And I fell heavy into your arms

I cant believe how much I suck at blogging lately - but I've been super busy.  Here is the latest - starting off with a recent visit Kenyo & I took to Biercraft to enjoy cheese, meat & Carlsberg.  The Cheese & meat platter was massive - and we were actually full after eating this - especially with the beer.  Somehow, we managed to get the wings down also.

I also wanted to quickly include a highlight of my last month - celebrating my 1 year anniversary with my love.  We stayed in the city, and celebrated the way 2 people in love should..

We also got to go to our favorite brunch spot at Monk McQueens and enjoy their brunch buffet before hitting up the planetarium.  This is what I managed to fill up on.  My fave's were the apple/chicken sausage, poached salmon, spicy tuna roll, pumpkin pie - & their amazing selections of fruit water (especially the cucumber mint one).  Everything was amazing as always.

I also carved a Lionel Ritchie pumpkin which also says Hello on the side.  I never seem to carve a regular pumpkin it seems...

Lastly.. I indulged in some sushi at my fave local spot... hope everyone had a great October - and an extra special shout out to Kenyo, for an amazing first year together.  Love you

Mumford & Sons - I Will Wait