Saturday, November 22, 2014

Birthday Love

Yesterday was my Birthday!
I took the day off work and was completely spoiled by my family all day long. What more could I ask for!

The day started off with a trip to South Shore Spa in Bronte Harbour with my mom for a mani-pedi. Karolina and Lynn were absolutely wonderful and kind, and their spa is GORGEOUS. It was a girlie bit of paradise for two wonderful hours. It's right on the lake so the view is spectacular and the sun just shines in all day.

After our nails were looking all pretty, it was off to lunch at Plank down the street for some fabulous pizza. Plank has been in Bronte Harbour for a little over a year now, it's small plate style dining (other than the massive pizzas) and has a cool atmosphere with wood interior and a rustic feel; and much like the Spa, it's got a great view of Lake Ontario.

Plus they had a special on Mulled wine so how can you possibly go wrong! 

Mom and I both opted for pizza. She went for the sausage and pepper pizza, I went for mushrooms, cheese and truffle oil (so so so good)!

After lunch I hightailed it back home to get ready for the evening, only to be met with a chilled bottle of Veuve Clicquot and a gorgeous Kate Spade box on the table.

Kris had bought me a new iPhone cover and iPad case I'd been lusting after. We enjoyed some champagne while we got ready for the evening, then hopped the train back to Oakville to go to my parents house.

Our dinner reservations were for 8, so my parents had put together a Tuscan Table: olives, brushetta, a baked brie with fig jam wrapped in phyllo, and of course a cocktail bar!

The family gathered for a fabulous time. We snacked to our hearts content, and took a few funny photos before heading off to the restaurant!

My Birthday Dress (You May Remember) is from Anthropologie! Bought last week at my Anthropologie Birthday Event

We chose Pasquales, which is just west of the bridge in downtown Oakville on the south side of Lakeshore. This fabulous Italian restaurant is small and quaint, but the atmosphere is big family! The owner is always at the door to greet you and take your coat, the lights are nicely dimmed, there's only a handful of tables, and the food is fantastic. It's been open for years and you still can't just walk in and get a seat! Make your reservation at LEAST 3 days in advance, it's well worth it!

We settled in with Chianti, cocktails and pints all around while we perused the menu. I ended up with the Seafood Risotto (I won the menu selection, most definitely!), the second meal of choice which was widely ordered was the Salmon Linguine, Both were divine.

Thanks to my wonderful family and Kris, who just spoiled me all day long. It was a fabulous birthday and the perfect way to kick off 26!

My handsome Daddy :)

Kevy and Dana

Me and the Mister

Mom, Grandpa and Grandma