Birthday Re-Cap 2012

I’ve just enjoyed 3 days of really nice celebration for my birthday. It’s my running joke with myself that I turn 27 every year. It’s an old joke, and probably not very funny, but if you can’t laugh at your own humour than what are you going to do?


On Thursday I stopped by Dolly Factory by Damzels and treated myself to a cute little red dress, a foxy blouse, and 3 fascinators. I should take some photos and post those soon. My sister, Zoey, met me and we continued along on a nice walk down Queen St. It was an indulgent day and we stopped at Bonjour Brioche for a croissant before going to a secret little coffee shop that I can’t remember the name of and it’s quite hidden, but it was really charming. One of the East End’s best secrets, for sure.

Then we hopped on the streetcar and headed West to break my usual no sugar rule in the most worthy way possible – with macarons! We went to Nadege which is on Queen West right across from Trinity Bellwoods park.

That evening I taught my usual dance classes but with a twist; I brought in a little trio to play for the Advanced class and then we had a little party when the class was done. It was so nice! I’m hoping that people put up the photos soon and I’ll include them here.

On Friday I had a nice date with my hubby who came in to Toronto and spent the day with me. We went to the Athens on the Danforth for a little brunch. This was a family tradition of ours when we were young. They make fantastic, freshly baked Greek pies like spanakopita. We had quite a little feast for just $13. Yum! Then we zipped up to a movie poster warehouse that Geoff knows and I picked up Hellzapoppin’ and A Day At The Races prints for the studio.  Then we went South to St. Lawrence Market because I love it there. Walked about and bought a big exotic Nebrodi mushroom cap to cook up this week and some interesting dry garlic snacks. We went on to poke around in Kensington Market and made a stop at Lilliput to look at hats. This is the fabulous store that made my wedding hat. They have exquisite things and I refrained for buying the $250 hat that I fell in love with.

Then it was off to dinner with my family at Rawlicious. They started their spring menu and I had the raw lasagna which is always fantastic as well as the brownie fudge sundae which was worth every delicious calorie. Yum!

Today I went for Afternoon Tea at the Prince of Wales in Niagara On The Lake with my good friend Steph. This was a wonderful way to cap off my birthday festivities. It’s a good thing that I went to the gym in the morning because afternoon tea is quite a feast. Delicious scones with cream, little finger sandwiches and delicate desserts can really fill you up when you’re also consuming 10 cups of tea. We each wore vintage hats for the occasion. It was lovely!

I wonder what I’ll do when I turn 27 the next time?