Friday couldn’t have come any sooner……it was so nice to wrap a long work week with a few beers on the patio of Hey Lucy’s. Who knew it would hit 21 degrees this Thanksgiving weekend.
This will be our 3rd Thanksgiving in Canada, myself & my boyfriend are planning on marking the occasion by attempting to cook up a proper Thanksgiving dinner – Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Squash, Pumpkin Pie…the works.
Let’s hope us Irish can pull it off!
I hope you all have a great weekend whatever your plans & Happy Thanks Giving to all the Canadians out there
Today September 23rd is Arthur Guinness Day, 251 years ago today Arthur Guinness signed the 9000 year lease at James Gate Dublin (The home of Guinness). To honour the Irish hero Arthur, the historic day & famous Pint parties have been set up world-wide to celebrate! Without a shadow of a doubt I know that the partying in Ireland today/tonight will not be matched in any other location.
Pubs across the country organised a Toast at 17.59 exactly followed by live music & lots & lots of Guinness. Top musical acts such as The Script, Snow Patrol & Paolo Nutini performing to mark the occasion. The icing on the cake/or the creamy head on your Guinness is that all money raised will go to the Arthur Guinness Fund. There has even been talk of trying to make Arthur Guinness Day an national holiday & you will hear no complaints from me!
The Script - Dublin
Today my facebook news feed page is awash with celebration plans from family & friends the length & breath of the country! It’s one of those days I wish I was at home. But we played our part too this side of the Atlantic…myself and my boyfriend went to our local Irish Bar (downtown Toronto) & although they hadn’t heard about Arthur Guinness day they kindly gave us a pint each on the house to Toast!
So here’s to Arthur & many more years of the Black Stuff!
Check out (here) for more details on the days events & the story of Arthur Guinness
Black Leather Jacket, Skinny Jeans & Scarf – Urban Outfitters
Black Clutch Bag – Marc Jacobs, Knee High Leather Boots – Browns
Here`s a funny picture my boyfriend took on my birthday night, as we were walking home from diner we noticed the red carpet & press walk for the Toronto International Film Festival was still standing! So needless to say I couldn’t resist jumping on to get a snap!
It was actually the first time this season I wore my black knee high boots, which I love love love so I am glad they got the star treatment….even if it was only for a few minutes!
Asides from Christmas there’s no better day to indulge than your birthday! Today was pretty much a non stop binge-fest. It started early my boyfriend cooked up a full Irish breakfast…….no better way to start the day.
The full Irish
After we spent a few hours playing with my new gift the Wii, it was on to Queen St for a stroll.We stopped into Rivoli, the sun was shining so we sat outside on the patio & people watched…Queen St is definitely the best spot with so many characters & lot`s of great fashion style, you could sit & watch for hours!
I had a glass of pink zinfandel followed by a Gado Gado Curry & my boyfriend had a local ale & Chicken Tandoori. Both dishes were so tasty.
Gado Gado Curry
After our meal it was off to EB Games were I purchased the Wii fit balance board…..I don’t even want to think how many hours I will have to spend on it to burn off the brekkie alone!
Next it was onto our favourite coffee shop Le Gourmand Grocer Cafe where we treated ourselves to a coffee and a chocolate souffle to share…..yummy!
Le Gourmand Grocer Cafe
Now we`re off to meet some friends for a few drinkies & a bite to eat….I`m not feeling too hungry but I`m sure ill fit it all in somewhere….. 🙂
Wish list for my my birthday tomorrow – one exotic holiday would be nice!