Birthday Celebration!

Cartier Trinity Ring in 18K Rose, Yellow, and White Gold – Small Size

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The first piece of Cartier jewelry that I remember seeing in real life was a Trinity ring worn by an anesthesia fellow from Singapore a few years ago. At that time, I really admired her skills, knowledge, and there was this gracefulness about her that was so elegant. I loved how she would twirl and play with her ring, every time she was in deep thought.

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I knew that at one point I’d purchase this ring, but before doing so, I wanted it to mean something special to me. I mentioned earlier this summer that this year has been a personal struggle for me as I had to find myself again. Reality no longer seemed real, and everything in my life felt distorted in that what seemed unfounded became the truth. In the end, I did find myself and I realized that no matter what happens, I can always depend on my family for unconditional love and support. Thus, I wanted to have our names personalized onto each band with the 3 colours representing one of us. I was so happy that it was delivered just in time for my birthday, but even more delighted to know that we will always be linked to each other no matter what happens in the future.

Modeling pic:

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^Ref.: Wearing Christian Louboutin‘s original “Rouge” nail polish. See here for review.

 

Later for dinner, I went to celebrate at Bouillon Bilk, a fine French restaurant that I have not been to yet. The inside has very nice, simple decor all in white with a centre bar. Service was fantastic and the food was exceptional. I would say that they do not cook in a traditional French manner, but very modern with quite unexpected flavour combos. Portions are relatively small, but perfect in my opinion for myself because I don’t want to feel like I’m in a food-coma afterward. The only con? It’s located actually in a really shady area of downtown Montreal, where I’ve always avoided (and thus I’ve never tried this restaurant before). You do not want to walk the streets here alone at night… but you’ll be fine in a big group!

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Our dishes? Check them out:

Appetizers – 3 types of fresh oysters (can’t remember names) in a dozen from Nova Scotia; Duck tartare; and Hamachi! I loved the latter raw fish with such exquisite presentation and fine taste!

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Main Course – Grilled sea bass on a bed of hearty veggies, pistachios, pears, mushrooms, and other greens. I usually don’t eat the skins of fish or meat, but I had to make an exception this time and the pairings with the side veggies were amazing!!!

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Dessert – Cheesecake made in-house with warm peaches, apples, toasted pecans, chewy dates, and graham crackers all drizzled in thick caramel sauce. Now I’ve had a lot of good desserts in Montreal and France, but I have to say that to this date, this is hands down THE BEST cheesecake I have ever had in my life!!! It was so good that we ordered a second serving on top of a “banana split” with sorbet and chocolate brownies! That’s right and I usually hate dates and prefer “homogenous” cheesecakes in that I like them soft, smooth, and custard-like; not mixed with a bunch of random things lol. So the fact that this dish won me over by its taste speaks volumes!!! I cannot rave enough about it! 😀

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Thanks for letting me share my joy! Happy shopping on Cyber Monday for the upcoming holiday season!

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2 thoughts on “Birthday Celebration!

  1. What a beautiful present. I did the same thing with mine as well, each name of my family engraved on each ring. I just love it. Happy belated b-day.
    The food looks amazing, great way to celebrate.
    BTW, I found your blog via the purse forum. I used to be on there (Chanel subforum) all the time but as much lately.

  2. Hi Jane!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the warm birthday wish 🙂
    Yeah I’ve been behind in updating my purchases on tPF cuz I’m so busy these days, but I still try to keep my blog alive lol! I will certainly check out yours – Happy Holidays!!!

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