Friday, October 18, 2013

OOTD: Lace and Love

There’s something about lace. When I put it on, I instantly feel like I could walk out the door to my limo, be brought to my private plane and jet off to Paris to meet mon amour for dinner above the Eiffel Tower. Oops…reality check: I just feel more ladylike, romantic, grown-up and pretty!

Next month my beau and I are celebrating our anniversary. We wanted to make this one special and have a getaway somewhere – but November is usually such a cold miserable month, we decided to celebrate early instead! We hopped on Via Rail and headed to Quebec City for an extra-long weekend in early September.
For our anniversary dinner, we went to the ultra chic, Pain Béni, located in central Old Quebec. I have said this before – ambiance is just as important to me as the quality of the food  and the restaurant oozed a lace worthy ensemble.

Breakdown: Homemade dress | Franco Sarto pumps | Aldo clutch | Le Chateau necklace
There’s something that’s almost a little bridal about this dress. I find it’s a little too dressy for most occasions but our anniversary dinner felt like a very appropriate time to bring it out!

The patio at Pain Beni. I LOVE the chandeliers!
Interior of Pain Beni.

The food at Pain Béni was scrumptious and quite innovative. In the spirit of love, we shared an appetizer, which was a bad idea – a tomato pastry tart with mozzarella and balsamic gel. It was so good – we each wanted our own!

I’m not a major fish lover, but I decided to try the salmon and Nordic shrimp tartar with tzatziki as my main. The b/f had Bérarc farm braised lamb with pappardelle pasta and sesame carrot purée. They were absolutely delicious!

While it wasn’t Paris, Quebec City was my city of love, because my love was there with me!
Editor’s Note: I promise no more sappy love posts until at least our next anniversary! 


  1. I love Quebec City ! It's so beautiful there and such a contrast from the rest of Canada
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    1. I hadn't been since junior high. I don't know what took me so's gorgeous!! :)

  2. Awww congratulations on your anniversary. You made the right choice with Quebec, but I hope it's not too cold. Vancouver is much warmer, its hard to live any where else in Canada right now. But its def a good choice for vacation


    1. I LOVE Vancouver. I'm out there almost every year! Lucky girl to live there!! :)

  3. wait, pause - you made that dress?!
    i loooove quebec city - in the summer, haha.
    happy anniversary!!

    1. Thanks Vanessa!! I wish I made the mom did!! :)

  4. Cute dress and yummy food dear ;) Thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comment, looking forward in seeing you on my blog again ;)) xoxo
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