Saturday, 21 September 2013

Birthday Celebration at Buca

This was our first time celebrating 2hung's bday as husband and wife.  It was hard to think of a restaurant to go to and we finally picked Buca.  Our friend Letty had been raving about this restaurant, so we had pretty high expectations.  We were late for our reservation by more than 15 minutes, so they had given our table away.  The restaurant wasn't super busy considering it was only 6pm, so they let us sit out in the patio area.  Despite the little mishap with the reservation, our waiter was quite good and very knowledgeable about the menu.  We ordered two starters, some bread knots and two pastas for our main along with dessert.  The food was amazing.  The pasta was al dente.  We were very impressed with the gnudi pasta which was made with pureed scallops and ricotta.  The dessert was divine as well.  The bread knots were definitely a good recommendation from the waiter.  We will definitely be back to this restaurant.  I find it a little difficult to get a reservation though, so remember to book ahead and don't mind the snobby host.

Wine and Dine at Niagara-On-The-Lake

Over the summer I took my parents to Niagara-On-The-Lake for a sparkling wine brunch at Peller Estates and a short wine tour at the Chateaux des Charmes winery because there was a coupon available on Living Social.
I don't think I've ever been disappointed by the restaurant at Peller Estates.  They always serve up a nice meal.  We were really full after our three course meals along with amuse bouche and pallet cleansers.

Friday, 20 September 2013

Attending My First Ever Destination Wedding - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2013 (Honeymoon Part 2)

I'm trying hard to catch up on all my blog posts.  After our West Coast tour of Canada, we left immediately the next morning to attend the destination wedding of our good friends Yvonne and Henry in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  This was my first time attending a destination wedding, and it's part 2 of our honeymoon.  There were so many people attending the wedding, kids, adults and seniors.  I think we took up 1/3 of the plane!

We stayed at the Barcelo Bavaro Beach resort which had an adult section and a kid section.  The resort was huge with a golf course, water park, shopping, tons of restaurants, the whole nine yards.  The kid section seemed to be the more updated side and had more amenities than the adult section.

Road Trip to the Canadian West Coast - Banff, Jasper and Vancouver, 2013 (Honeymoon Part 1)

After the wedding, we went on a road trip with my parents and my eldest brother Sam to the Canadian West Coast.  We flew over to Calgary and then did a road trip from Calgary to Banff to Jasper and then onwards to Vancouver.  It has been a long time since I've gone on a trip with my dad and big bro, so it was very nice to have spent some bonding time with them.

We spent one night in the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.  They put us up in the Honeymoon Suite all the way up at the very top of the hotel.  We had to climb an extra set of stairs to get to our room and inside our room, there were more stairs!

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Loving my tieks!

Saw someone wearing these amazing portable flats the other day so I went online to check and saw the rave reviews. I decided to get myself a pair as well and ordered the cobalt blue tieks. They arrived within a few days in this great packaging along with a carrying pouch and a foldable/reversible/shrinkable tote for you heels in case your feet start to hurt. I'm going to test them out tomorrow!

*Update* - After a full day's wear, my tieks proved to be very comfy.  No cuts or blisters and the padding is surprisingly good for a pair of flats!  Uh oh, that means I may be tempted to buy more in tieks in their vast array of colours and patterns...this could be dangerous...

Friday, 6 September 2013

When Miss Bling became Mrs. Cung

I've been pretty busy and haven't been blogging in a while.  Once of the reasons is because I was busy getting married on May 11, 2013!  I wanted to write this post to thank all of the friends and family who came out to celebrate our special day and all of the wonderful vendors that helped make it happen.  Here are some highlights from the day.

Our ceremony was held at 5pm in the afternoon before the reception, so it wasn't a very early start for the girls.  The hair and makeup took place at around 9:30am.  Thanks to all my bridesmaids and girl friends who showed up to give 2hung and the guys a hard time!