Thursday, July 30, 2015

Bit of Boho

A casual summer brunch would be the perfect venue for this slightly boho look. You can never have too many pancakes or too much bacon when you're wearing a flowy top!

Bit of Boho

Zara top, 65 CAD / Topshop high waisted flared jeans, 97 CAD / Chloé open toe sandals, 565 CAD / Mansur Gavriel white backpack, 1,095 CAD / Marc by Marc Jacobs white wrist watch, 175 CAD / MICHAEL Michael Kors silver tone earrings, 71 CAD / Lancôme shimmer lip gloss, 23 CAD / Butter London pastel nail polish, 19 CAD

It's been far too long since I've bought myself a Juicy Tube. They used to be my favourite glosses ever, and I have no idea why there isn't one in my stash right now. While this gorgeous white bag is way way out of my price range, it's always fun to dream, right? I chose a tan coloured shoe to contrast the bag so things wouldn't be too matchy matchy. The studs are classy and understated.

Where would you wear this to?

Glitterary Girl

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Sweaters in July

While my upper body may look seasonally inappropriate, trust that I can usually be found in a sweater on a summer evening unless it's really really hot. At the very least, I'll have one with me that can be tied around my waist if I don't want to wear it.

Sweater: Banana Republic
Tank: Forever 21
Leggings: Sweet Legs
Shoes: Tory Burch
Bracelet: Random store in Newfoundland
Necklace: Tiffany & Co
Glasses: Burberry

Who watched The Bachelorette? Was anyone else surprised that she chose Shawn? I was sure she had a stronger connection with Nick. Bachelor in Paradise starts this weekend, and while I've only watched one season of it before, I'm going to give it a go again. Sometimes you just need some mindless screen time.

Glitterary Girl

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Date Night at Edible Matters

The rainy vacation week brought about a lot of dining out, and it was really fun! We've tried a few new places, including a spot I've been meaning to check out for quite some time - Edible Matters.

Located about 20 minutes from us in Hammonds Plains,  Edible Matters is a well known for both their baked goods and their meals. For date night, which happens on Wednesdays, they have a prix fixe menu for $60. Included is a shared appetizer, two mains, two desserts and two drinks.

R and I started with calamari and two glasses of wine (one red, one white). Lucky for me, R doesn't like to drink much so 95% of the wine went in my belly.

I thought the calamari was good. R wasn't as much of a fan. I find the real taste of most calamari is disguised by a heavy batter. This batter was really light and the homemade tzatziki was so tasty!

Next we had the seared salmon. I wanted us to try two different dishes, but in the end we both were craving the fish. It didn't disappoint - we both loved it. The sauce was mushroom arugula.

Besides the fish itself being delicious, the sides were fantastic. Potatoes and crisp peas were the perfect pairing.

We chose different desserts. R is a die-hard chocolate lover, and he picked the brownie. I love chocolate as well, but wanted something different, so I went with the goat cheesecake with strawberry compote.

R thought this was the best dessert he's had in a long time. Mine was delicious too, and I love that it wasn't a huge serving.

The whole experience was great. From the food, to the cosy atmosphere, to the friendly service, we were really impressed and can't wait to go back!

Thanks, Edible Matters!

Glitterary Girl

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On a Whim

Vacation brings about thoughts of sun, beaches, drinks on a patio, sightseeing, and ice cream. Not so much this week. It's my first week off in the summer in years and it has rained. Every day. We've been trying to not let the weather get us down, but we've had to scratch most of our plans. On Monday, we decided to drive downtown and grab some dinner somewhere casual.

We decided on The Gahan House, right on the waterfront. It was busy, but we were able to be seated in five to ten minutes. R had the fish and chips and I had a quesadilla - both were excellent. We'll be back to try more menu items soon, I'm sure!

Jacket: Guess (thanks, Vicky!)
Jeans and Shirt: Gap
Sneakers: Converse
Glasses: Burberry
Bag: Coach

Fingers crossed for a glimpse of sun in the near future!

Glitterary Girl