Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I was browsing the Essie nail polish collection, looking for "cold weather" colors when this dark, gorgeous gunmetal gray caught my eye. I thought it would look edgy yet sophisticated, and eventually spiraled into delusions of how this would become my signature look of the season.
But when I actually wore it on my nails, it looked off! And actually, quite terribly, it reminded me of the color when someone slams their thumb on a car door.
Solution: Sephora's clear gold top coat. I love, love, love this combination, and I don't think the picture does it justice at all. I'd like to dub these my "gold mine" nails, with the coal-like shimmering backdrop and the flecks and shards of gilded light on top.
It was recently my grandmother's 80th birthday, and since she is a very important part of my life I wanted to get her something special. They were a bit out of my price range, but the look she had when she got them (and she's very, very hard to impress) made it worth it.
I've been going to this restaurant since I was in kindergarten, I believe. Amazing food. And as the sign says outside, no MSG. Their sauces are never thick, over corn starched monstrosities - always perfect, always delicious. Their daily soup is also always so sweet and fragrant. I always think a great fish broth should look milky, just like that. They don't take reservations so go early, there is ALWAYS a line up.
331 Spadina Ave.
The Classic Croissant + Coffee Combo
Whenever I've had a night out, it's always nice to force myself out of bed the next day and face the outside world-- rather than allowing my inevitable headache to consume me. Having a decent croissant with my friend Graham was just the pick me up I needed to face the day after a long night. Check out his theatre company, Pressgang Theatre. They had a shout out on CBC radio the other day! I'm expecting great things.