Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekend Lowdown

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to have a 'ME' weekend. It started with an hour massage which I SO needed. I didn't realize how much I needed one until afterword, I noticed that my shoulders weren't up by my ears. My company benefits cover massages so I didn't have to worry about the cost. Thank you employer! If you live in Toronto, go to the Adelaide Club Spa and ask for Cindy. It's a bit of a no-frills massage (i.e. no fancy robes and slippers) but Cindy works wonders and the prices are very reasonable.

After my massage, I hit up the newest arrival on the café scene in Toronto, Petite Thuet. This is the latest venture for Chef Marc Thuet and his wife Bianca Zorich. The mini cafe is filled with lovely French pastries and savoury items like sandwiches, soups and salads. I noshed on a veggie pizza made on a croissant-like crust and a latte. Delice!

I was drooling over the macaroons but was too full to have one.

After my petite déjeuner, I had a facial and pedicure at Beauty Buzz Studio, which is right by the famous King Edward Hotel. I don't have facials on a regular basis but I'm starting to think I should - my face felt so smooth and refreshed after I came out. (The next day is always a different story, as you're a bit red from the extractions and the pre-facial hidden zits come out to play - thankfully this passes within a couple of days. Keep that in mind if you're having a facial before a special occasion.) After my facial, I relaxed in a massage chair and had my feet pampered. I haven't had a pedicure in so long. Let's just say, the beautician had her work cut out for her. Have you seen these new disposable foot files that salons are now using? Check it out.

The file part just peels off. Cool and sanitary! I think I may need to buy this for myself instead of purchasing a new foot file every several months.
The rest of the weekend I spent cleaning, watching really bad reality TV and reading. I'm on the second book of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire series by Charlaine Harris(which "True Blood" is based upon). Such a good read.

via Amazon

Finally, I just want to say that today is my blog-a-versary! A year ago, I started this blog partly due to me wanting to delve into creative writing again, and partly due to me being exasperated from the trials and tribulations of being in 5 weddings (after August, I'll have 7 under my belt). Over the last year in the blog-o-sphere, I've learned that weddings come in all shapes and sizes, you can totally buck tradition, and as a "professional bridesmaid", I can (need to) pass along your sage advice to "my" brides. A lot of "my" brides have been very overwhelmed and stressed out by the planning process and I think it's because they weren't aware of the many resources/support (especially blogs) available to them. Lucky for them, once they're married, it's over for them. For "professional bridesmaids", it's an ongoing process. ;) Anyways, thanks for reading and supporting my blog. You've all given me great ideas to become a better "professional bridesmaid" and I hope I've been able to provide you some helpful advice in return, and some pretty pictures too drool over.
Ok, enough of the mushy stuff. Have a great day!

If you want to check out my first post, click here.


Mo said...

HAPPY BLOG-O-VERSARY!! You know you're one of my favorites, my Canadian twin. Keep up the great blog! =)

Sounds like you had a wonderfully pampering weekend, and yay for work paying for massages! I always tense up when I see foot files because I can't stand it--it tickles way too much when I get a pedicure!

Bridechka said...

HAPPY BLOG-O-VERSARY! You know how much I love your blog! Keep it up, we need our daily PBM dose!

Brandy said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I was just in Petit Thuet today at lunch! I didn't get anything though, the salads were too small for my lunch and I'm off sugar and wheat...but oh it all looked so good!

Your weekend sounds divine!

Brandy said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I was just in Petit Thuet today at lunch! I didn't get anything though, the salads were too small for my lunch and I'm off sugar and wheat...but oh it all looked so good!

Your weekend sounds divine!

Kevin Lam said...

Happy Blogoversary! Keep it up!

SHEILA said...

Happy blog-o-versary! I have VERY much been entertained by your writing and stories over the past year. My god! How time flies! And how so MUCH has changed ; )

Margarita said...

Happy Blogoversary!!! Adorable weekend!! Sounds so relaxing and yummy, I still haven't gone to Petite Thuet but it looks delicious! I'm glad you had a great weekend!

Nicole said...

Awesome! happy anniversary to you and the blog! I love your dedication to the blog world and really appreciate your support over on my side!!

Looks like you had a great weekend. I'll have to check out that new place on King West

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments! :)

Barbara said...

happy blog o versary!!!!


awh Happy Blog-o-versary! that's awesome! sorry i'm a day late...the birthday festivities got the best of me ;)

what a great weekend! sounds like u had an amazing time. everyone should take a lesson from u :)

A Canadian said...

You might also be reacting to something in the facial. I might get a little red if the esthetician really went into one spot for an extraction. But I've heard the post-facial break-outs are often actually a reaction to something in the products used. And since everyone's so different, you might be reacting to a product that most people don't react to.

The Professional Bridesmaid said...

@A Canadian: I didn't even think about that! I always thought it was the facial 'brought things to the surface' so to speak. I should probably ask what they are using on my face. Thanks for the tip.

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