- Blazer (Gap)
- Sheer green blouse (Plenty)
- Beige camisole (Uniqlo)
- Earrings (Claire's)
- Necklace (Forever 21)
- Ring (Babe Belangere Boutique, Yaletown)
- Pumps (Colcci via Fine Finds, Yaletown)
- Purse (vintage Saks Fifth Avenue)
- Lipstick (Tom Ford lip colour in 'Bruised Plum')
Friday night is date night. After a week of work, fitness classes, social events, and other engagements, it's a time when the boy and I can have dinner together and unwind. Last Friday was particularly exciting because we had reservations at The Corner Suite and had never been before. I even dressed up a bit for the occasion! Having a Groupon for it seemed like the perfect excuse to try this much lauded restaurant known for its extensive cocktail list and delicious interpretation of French bistro food. The best part was the tarte tatin à la minute that we had for dessert, a delectable upside-down apple tart garnished with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Think of it as apple pie's sexier and superior French cousin. We were so impressed that we vowed to return for drinks and dessert some other time.
Then it was off to see The Expendables. Are there any other girls out there who are as clueless about action movies as I am? When the boy talks about the finer points of the dialogue in Die Hard and I say I've never seen any of the Die Hard movies, his jaw will drop and his eyes widen like I've uttered something blasphemous. Anyway, despite his penchant for action movies (or maybe because of it), I ended up enjoying The Expendables much more than he did because I went into it with zero expectations. We came out of the movie and walked to his car discussing how great Mickey Rourke was. At one point I ranted about the implausible banana republic plotline and how, as a director, Stallone alienated me with the poorly lit chaotic opening sequence about the Somali hostage situation.
"He threw away my verisimilitude and had to earn it back in the rest of the movie! What kind of director does that?!" I fumed.
"Honey, you can't use words like 'verisimilitude' when you're talking about movies like The Expendables" was his reply. "Just enjoy the explosions."
P.S. Don't forget to enter my beauty prize pack giveaway! The giveaway ends tomorrow at noon Pacific time.
Yup, that's us, keeping the romance alive one date night at a time.