Monday, May 27, 2013

5.143 The Cherry Up Top

Has it been a week already? Time sure flies when you don't have much time do anything =\ I haven't been so good in regards to my shopping ban... in fact to be honest I completely forgot that I even put myself on one haha. With that said, I don't feel guilty in the slightest. I've kept up with my student loan bills (heck I even increased the amount I'm paying back monthly), I'm putting some away in savings, and not to mention I've been working like a crazy woman- I got 16hrs in overtime in my last cheque! I deserve to spoil myself rotten right? LOL.

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As for this post, I will be sharing my day(s) at High Park with the Mister when the cherry blossom trees were in bloom.

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This was on a Friday a week before the flowers actually started to bloom. We visited the park hoping that the trees would have flowered since a couple people on the High Park Cherry Blossom forum guessed that they might that weekend. Although there were no flowers, it was a nice relaxing quiet day to spend at the park.

The following weekend, there was a collective agreement on the forum that the trees were going to be in bloom that weekend so we were excited to go back. The trees were so pretty.
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This is where we sat down to have a picnic. I brought along all sorts of snacks and food to eat. Although it made my bag super heavy, I was glad we had a picnic.

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Because we went on the Friday, it wasn't too bad in terms of how busy it was. I realized that there are moments during the day when there would a flood of people but then they would dissipate leaving lots of space for picture-taking. I heard Sunday was brutal though; hardly any space at all to take pictures with the trees in full bloom. As we walked further into the park, we realized there were hardly any people at all. They were all congested in the area of the park where the cherry blossom trees were most abundant.

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Relaxing and chatting on a bench. The weather was so nice that day.

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We then headed to the restaurant located in the park and grabbed something to eat. I can't resist fatty foods so I got the poutine while the Mister got an omelette. Hardly what you would call a dinner but I seriously craved for some fries and an omelette is the Mister's favourite.

And now something completely unrelated, my family and I celebrated Mother's Day by taking my mom out to eat at Red Lotus. I blogged about this restaurant before. They cook some good spicy hot foods. Yum.

Also, I apologize for not getting back to reviewing products I've bought and shown you girls. I just haven't had the time but hopefully I will get to them one of these days. I do hope you like hauls though because I have a few coming up since they're much easier and quicker to do. I'll also try to let you know my thoughts on the new things I show so that the post would be at least somewhat helpful.

"A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor." -Positiveatmosphere.com

Monday, May 20, 2013

5.142 Follow The Yellow Brick Road

I have been super busy for the past couple of weeks with a hectic work schedule. I now have even more paperwork do because of new work orders. From 10-12 hours shifts to the 17 hour shift I had to pull just this past Sunday, I am totally left utterly exhausted. It's no wonder I've had no time to garden or blog, let alone do much of anything else. At the very least I got to shop a bit on Friday. I've been eyeing a few Michael Kors bags debating which one to get for weeks. Then when I finally decided on one, I couldn't even get it because the colour I wanted it in was sold out! Just my luck.

Today I wanted to share my little outing I had with the Mister quite a few Fridays ago.

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We went to go see The Wizard of Oz at the Ed Mirvish Theatre because I saw a good deal for tickets for 40% off on Wagjag. I scored a couple seats in the Mezzanine section. It wasn't the first row (which seems to be the best seats in the house) but it wasn't bad either.

The showing was at 7:30pm so we had the whole day to just hang out before the performance.
I decided to take him to Ajisen Ramen because he's never had ramen before. I got the Tom Yum BBQ Pork  ramen and the Mister got the BBQ Pork ramen. He really enjoyed it and of course I obviously loved it.

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With so much time left over we hung out in a hotel lobby since it's a nice place to sit and chat. There's something about the hotel atmosphere that inspires me with home decor ideas. I just love it.

Then it was time to head over to see the play!
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The theatre was elegant and absolutely beautiful. Of course my camera phone does it no justice.

No cameras or pictures were allowed inside the actual theatre but I managed to sneak a couple XD

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And I couldn't resist trying to take a picture of the beautiful ceiling. I'm quite proud of this photo because I blindly aimed and took this picture with my phone low on my lap. It came out great!

The production itself was really lovely. I really enjoyed Dorothy's and the Wicked Witch's performances the most. Oh and who could forget the dog? It was so well trained and super adorable every time it ran across the stage.

One last look at the theatre before leaving. The Mister and I would love to come back to see another production.

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Oh and this was the same day the Mister gave me this candle that apparently took him forever to pick out. He got it for me because he knows how much I love candles. How sweet of him. I will cherish it forever.

"Never fear the shadows. They simply mean that there's a light somewhere nearby." -Ruth E. Renkai