I wanted to take my mother out recently because she has been through a lot in her life and deserves the world. She is the type of person who never asks for anything lavishing or extraordinary, and only puts her mind in the best interest of the family. Even with food, she saves the best parts for me and oftentimes waits for others to eat first before doing so herself. Of course we bicker and both of us can be a handful for my father, but we always know that deep down our love for each other is unconditional. I wanted to treat her on her birthday and cherish every moment because life really is all too short to not love the people around us.
Sometimes there are a lot of misunderstandings between friends, lovers, and family members that result in a broken relationship. Trust and love can take years to build, but they are easily fragmented by a single event. I was really touched recently by a family that came together to support each other with the passing of their loved one. We could all still see the tension in the family, despite the tranquility in the room. However there was a composure that dominated over any drama, and during these rough times we often see a reunion of families. One of the greatest things that we can help each other in life is to forgive and forget about perceived wrong doings in the past, love each other again, and learn to accept one another for our differences. We may have heard these simple words of wisdom before, but only realize their significance until it is too late because we cannot let go of our pride. So why wait until life is about to end, rather start today and take care of the people who are dearest around you?
Thanks for letting me share our special day together 🙂
Louis Vuitton FW15 Limited Edition Evasion Collection Sarah Wallet in Monogram Canvas
We first spent the day shopping and my favourite SA at LV helped us choose the wallet. Originally I was planning to get my mom a Monogram wallet with some red lining or accents to match with another one of her bags. However this LE piece had really caught her eye and I could tell that she loved the cute print as well as hot pink interior. My only concern is with the silk print which I know often rubs off with regular use… Anyhow, we still purchased it and had it hotstamped which I love to do for all my accessories for that extra touch of personalization!
We shopped around some more and pre-ordered a couple of other items (reveals to follow once they arrive!!!). My mother is not big into cosmetics, but I did buy a few items, including snatching up the last Yves Saint Laurent Blur Perfector compact which has been sold out all over Canada. I was passing by Sephora and could not believe my eyes that this YSL product was just sitting there on the shelf. Apparently it’s been raved about by thousands of women, and is meant to “perfect” your skintone, “blur” imperfections, and mattify as well. You can use it both under makeup or above to mattify throughout the day (which is most often recommended by users).
However, I personally find that it makes the sponge dirty when used on top of makeup and prefer to use it underneath to smooth out any blotchiness. The trick is to apply it VERY sparingly and only TAP, do not SWIPE or drag this stuff across your face! Is the packaging cute and sweet? Yes. Is it a miracle product? No. Am I impressed by the results? Meh. I’ve only used it a couple of times and now it’s thrown somewhere at the back of the bathroom counter…
We then went to the spa together. My mother was quite happy to have met her friend there and started chattering away while I enjoyed my pedicure while overlooking the lake.
Lastly, it was dinnertime with the family where we went to our usual favourite restaurant. It’s a great French restaurant that is highly praised for its creativity in stimulating the taste buds! We love how some simple ingredients mixed with some exotic seasonal items can evoke our sense of taste to a whole new level! The menu is constantly changing and we really enjoy each refreshing experience. To start, we shared the oysters and then each got our own appetizers: Tilapia fish tartare with pineapples, radish, basil, and tempura (top); Lobster with melon peanut sauce and barley (middle); Sea urchin linguini (bottom).
– Guinea hen with liver mousse, leeks, kiwi, and nuts (top)
– Cod fish with clams, bacon, corn, radish, and sweet onions (bottom left)
– Scallops with pears, shiitake mushrooms, zucchini, and eggplant (bottom right)
– Hazelnut cake brulé with nutty cream, figs, pears, cranberries, grapes, macadamia nuts, and raspberry sorbet (top)
– Upside down peach cake with cream filling and caramel, vanilla ice cream, and papaya (middle)
– Lemon génoise fruit cake with almonds and black tea ice cream (bottom)