Friday, May 27, 2011

PEI Food & Wine Show

Excluding the people in my life that I love dearly, my next greatest love in life is makeup, and after that I would have to say it's food!  OMG I love good food.  And last night my husband and I went to the PEI Food & Wine Show at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

Here I am, I chose my new Top Shop dress, no restrictive waistbands for tonight!

Every major restaurant on the Island had a booth there and they were serving the most delicious and innovative food that only master chefs could create.  I'm not sure exactly how many restaurant booths were there, but I can tell you we ate at almost every one of them, and I've never been so full in all my life!  I'm talking Christmas dinner full people.

And my favourite booths, with the most amazing culinary delights were..... drumroll....
(in no particular order)...

The Culinary Institute!  They served lobster and goat cheese wrapped in smoked salmon with a little syringe of wine that you squirt as you pop it into your mouth!  YUMMMY!!!

John Pritchard Cuisine!  He served a carrot parfait (I think that's what he called it)  it was so yummy, it had caviar, bacon, carrots ...

FiveEleven West!  The Great Chef Emily served crostini's that where supper yummy.  Plus she's the best looking pregnant chef at the show!

How cute is she???

Sorry the pics are not the clearest was a wine show too...(another love of mine...)  If you didn't make it to this year's Food & Wine Show, you'll have to plan to go next spring, it's awesome!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

London Baby! Part Two...ALL ABOUT SHOPPING!!!

My plan was, that while hubby worked, I was going shopping.  Perfect!  But truth be told, I have a love hate relationship with shopping.  I hate malls (gasp!  I can't believe I admitted to that in writing).  I just don't like the fact you can't see daylight for some reason, it makes me feel kind of claustrophobic or something.  So ditto that for department stores too.  However, I have never in my entire life been in department stores comparable to those in London!

Harrods, oh my Lord!  They beauty abounds in that store, everywhere you look from the light fixtures to the decor right down to the sales people.  All stunningly beautiful.

And if you just wanted to window shop there was tons of eye candy outside Harvey Nichols too.

I walked Regent and Bond Street.  But I spent most of my time on Oxford Street,  the Top Shop store to be exact.  Because we're doing some home reno's right now, I didn't want to go overboard, so I bought these 3 summer dresses from Top Shop...

And I bought these cute little shoes for my daughters from Next.  Can you see the insole says "I Love Shoes".

And of course I couldn't go to London without making a few makeup purchases!  I went to Super Drug and Boots and found these cheap and cheerful goodies...

Cheryl Cole lashes, I wish I bought more then one :(

Barry M Dazzle Dust

Make Up Academy shadows...

The Original Sleek Palette...

Sleek Palette in Sunset...

Oh!  And I almost forgot!  Selfridges had some pretty cool displays, especially in their "Shoe Galleries".

This shoe was made entirely from pots and pans and was so freakin big I couldn't get it all in the picture!

And how is this for glam Cinderella????

Monday, May 23, 2011

London Baby! Part One...

My first trip to London was perfect, actually more like a dream!  The weather was perfect, sunny but not too hot.  Believe it or not, I even got a sunburn!  Never thought I would need to pack sunblock for a London vacation:)

My husband was there on business and I was a tag along, so I shopped while he worked.  A perfect set up!

We were wined and dined to the nines by the company who invited us to London.  They put us up at the May Fair hotel.  A beautiful 5 star hotel in the May Fair area, that apparently is a hot spot with celebrities and the paparazzi.

I really suck at celebrity spotting, but there were some big names staying at the hotel while we were there.  There were these 2 guys who are from Britain's Got Talent or X Factor or something like that.  I have no idea who they were but girls were camped out on the sidewalk for 2 days trying to get a glimpse of them.  And they also just happened to be 2 doors down from our room! (And yes they like to party, believe me, I was up all night with the constant stream of girls going up and down the hall....grrrrr.....) They were 2 young guys with blond hair kind of styled in a mohawk type of thing...does anyone know who they were.  Someone told us but I can't remember...something like Jude...or something like that.  You can see them in the back ground of this picture...can you see their blonde, spiked hair? :)  Oh and the pimped out car belongs to some famous soccer player (or should I say football player).  Yup, we were roughing it!

We ate at some pretty awesome restaurants, one being Maze a Gordon Ramsay restaurant (you may know him from Hell's Kitchen).  The food was awesome!  And we got to meet Gordon himself!

He's actually really nice!  Not scary at all!  He really enjoyed our storey of how we bought his Royal Dalton dishes and how our girls put the box with his face on their heads...LOL...should I email him this pic???

The company also took us to the Mahiki Lounge for 3 nights in row.  Awesome bar, but my liver was not a fan!  They told us this is where Rihanna likes to go when she's in London.  It's a Hawaii themed bar for the young and the beautiful.

 Our table at the Mahiki bar, full of drinks, drinks and more drinks...

This is how our magnum (yes, magnum) of vodka arrived...

The treasure chest of booze...

The ceiling over the dance cool I couldn't resist taking a picture!

A wood carving on the wall...

But the real highlight of my trip was the Eric Clapton concert.  The company hosting us invited us to their VIP booth at the Royal Albert Hall.  The concert was out of this world!

So that pretty much sums up our trip, except for my shopping expedition.  But since this blog post is getting kinda long, I'll share that in my next post!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OPI Nail Polishes

Today is a quick post with some pictures of the OPI nail polishes that I picked up yesterday.  I love getting the little packs with the sample jars.

The Little Romantics would look beautiful for weddings....

I love the purple shade in the Pirates of the Caribbean collection...

And since we Islanders have not seen the sun in weeks, I thought this would be a nice reminder....

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Brides Maids - The Movie

Girls, book off Thursday May 13th, it's going to be girls night out at the theatre!  Cause that's the night Brides Maids opens, and you won't want to miss it.  At least I don't!

The majority of my work is bridal makeup, so this movie is right up my alley.  The characters all seem, shall we say, a little out there...  But the funny thing is, weddings bring out the quirks in everyone!

Honestly I've had the pleasure of working with the most amazing and lovely women over the years.  Some I still keep in contact with to this day.  But I think we can all laugh at these crazy characters in this movie.  But seriously, I want to know, did you have any of these types in your wedding party?  Who do you think you are most like?  Not having seen the movie yet, I'm guessing I might be most like the Maid of Dishonour, but I don't know I may take that back after seeing the movie!!!

So whose up with going to the movies this Thursday night????

Monday, May 9, 2011

A Surprise Birthday Boudoir Session

A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to work on another boudoir photo session with the talented Jill Hardy Photography.  I love doing makeup and hair for these photo sessions.  But this one had a little twist to it.  It wasn't the women who booked it!  Her husband wanted some beautiful shots of his gorgeous wife as his birthday gift, so he called up Jill and booked the whole session and surprised his wife with it!  Isn't that awesome!?

So she was a little nervous but she looked so stunningly beautiful!!!  I think hubby is a very happy birthday boy!

Here is that shot that we're allowed to share:

Check out Jill Hardy Photography's website for more boudoir photos.  And if you're interested in booking a boudoir session, she's hosting another one the first week of June.  Limited spaces are available so book with her now to avoid missing out on the opportunity!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Mother's Day!

I hope that every Mom is getting lots of love today.  I know I sure did!  My Mother's Day started last night because my husband had to leave this morning to drive to Maine due to a death in his family.

My thoughtful husband and 2 daughters planned and amazing day and a half for me.  Actually my youngest daughter, age 8, pretty much planned the entire day about a month ago.  She carried around a notepad and jotted down notes about what I would like every day for about a month.  Seriously!

This is what she planned for my breakfast...

And gift ideas.  First on the list was an iPhone, second on the list was MUFE (short for Make Up For Ever), and third was shoes and she even knew the right size!  What a smart little girl :)

And this is a list of what she thought I would like to do on my special day...
 She is such a thoughtful and sensitive little girl.  She makes me proud!

So as I mentioned, my Mother's Day festivities started with a lobster dinner last night.

Then I got breakfast in bed this morning, followed by a family hot tub with lots of snuggles, and then gift time!

My girls got my this plant. For some reason they still don't know that I kill every plant that comes close to me, not on purpose I just have black thumbs.  Wish this plant well!  It probably doesn't have that much time left...

And they also picked all this stones up from around the mail box and washed them all in the white bathroom sink.  Yup.  And then dried them off on the white towel :)

And the one thing I was crossing my fingers for and hoping like crazy to get, was an iPhone.  And hubby didn't disappoint!!!!!!!!!!!!   I have an iPhone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I don't really have the actual phone.  Future Shop was sold out on Saturday but supposedly there will be some in on Monday.  So for now I have an iPhone brochure :)

How was your Mother's Day?  Did you get pampered?  Or did you pamper your Mom?  I'd love to hear how your day was!