A Noteworthy Birthday!

Hello Beautiful People!

This year’s birthday was pretty special for me, I ended a decade of an amazing journey of true womanhood. Overall, life has been good! I have had to make a lot of lemonades with the lemons life served, but I was blessed in that decade, I accomplished so much, and more importantly, I did not have to spend one day in a hospital bed.

So, I celebrated the beauty of life, the hope of a bright future, the discovery of the fountain of youth and the blessing of good health with my husband, Kelvin; our birthdays are only two days a part. We went high in the skies of Toronto, which is symbolic of how we intend to soar in the next decade of our lives.

We dined at Canoe Restaurant, located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower, at               66 Wellington Street West, just west of Bay Street on the north side. We had a splendid time! Please take a moment enjoy our birthday experience with us. Bon Appetit!

 

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Kelvin &  Vanessa at Canoe Restaurant, located on the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower Downtown, Toronto

 

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Vanessa & Kelvin enjoying dinner at Canoe Restaurant, overlooking the city of Toronto from the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower

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The view from the 54th floor of the TD Bank Tower – dining at Canoe Restaurant, Downtown, Toronto

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Pure delight!  Enjoying a pineapple-mint drink, I loved this combination.

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Let’s just call this “his happy drink,” just because……

 

 

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Smells delish! Albert Lamb – roasted rump, braised shoulder, curried squash and beluga lintels

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Absolutely bursting with flavours! Alberta Lamb – Roasted rump, braised shoulder, curried squash and beluga lentils

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Succulent! Artic char – Cauliflower couscous, grilled mustard greens, XO romesco sauce

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Amazing appetizer!  Haida gwaii albacore tuna crudo – sumac jelly, sweet onion slaw and black garlic tartar sauce

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Hmm….  Hmm…  Good! Pumpkin caramel cake – 100 km granola, dates and Prairie rye Chantilly

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Feeling excited about my desert! Pumpkin caramel cake

 

 

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A great ending! Niagara orchard apple pavlova – Praline cream, cranberry jam, and toasted almonds

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Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, your love and support is appreciated.  Hope you will take time out to enjoy your birthday too!  Love you Beautiful People!

Vanessa Ferguson Kellman, BSc., MBA is President and Founder of Studio 67 Makeup Artistry & The Etiquette Society

Vanessa is a MAC Cosmetics Pro Member

For Etiquette & Makeup tips follow my blog white SAND & YELLOW diamond.

The “Say What?!” Moment

Dinning at Soos Restaurant, Toronto - Vanessa is wearing MAC Lipstick in Syrup, it has a luster finish, it is a mauve/pinky shade that covers pigmented lips well.

Dining at Soos Restaurant, Toronto – Vanessa is wearing MAC Lipstick in Syrup; it has a luster, sheer finish, it is a mauve/pinky shade that covers pigmented lips well.

Hello Again Beautiful People!

My husband and I recently dined at a cozy family owned restaurant in the trendy Ossington Ave and Queen St. West neighbourhood, Toronto, named Soos. The staff were warm and welcoming, the atmosphere was relaxed, the décor was vibrant and the music was energetic. Soos restaurant conceptualizes the “modern interpretation of Malaysian street food”; and with that said, we had the “Say What?!” moment – the deer staring in the headlight kind a look.  We were not familiar with the menu choices, nor how to pronounce the names; however, the server did an excellent job informing us what to expect in taste, texture and she also gave us a quick pronunciation tutorial.

The food was bursting with flavours and textures! We started with Keropok (kerr-OH-pock): this is a house made prawn crackers, complimented with the Soos peanut sauce.  My husband’s main course was Laksa, (lag-sa), which is chicken, prawn, tofu ball, falangal, mee, vermicelli and curry broth.  I feasted on the Char Kway Teow (char-way-ow): this is tiger prawns, chives, sambal, beansprout, egg drop and charred rice fettuccine.

Dinning at Soos Restaurant, Toronto - Vanessa is wearing MAC Lipstick in Syrup, it has a luster finish, it is a mauve/pinky shade that covers my pigmented lips well.

Dining at Soos Restaurant, Toronto – Vanessa is wearing MAC Lipstick in Syrup; it has a luster, sheer finish, it is a mauve/pinky shade that covers pigmented lips well.

Thanks for stopping by the blog!  It is always exciting to hear from you.  Go out and enjoy your season’s socials and feel confident when it comes to pronouncing those delicious appetizers.

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Vanessa Ferguson Kellman,  MBB, BSc. is President & Founder of The Etiquette Society

Vanessa is a member of the Etiquette Institute, St. Louis, MO