Fashionista 514

Birthday Festivities :)

Posted in family, friends, party by fashionista514 on May 26, 2009
First and foremost,
I want to thank everyone for the beautiful birthday wishes sent my way 😉
You guys are seriously the best 🙂

I am officially 24 now and absolutely lovin‘ it!
Every year I feel better and more and more myself – it’s very refreshing! This year, my best friends and amazing families all spoiled my absolutely ROTTEN – in true fashionista style!

My birthday morning brunch was spent with these crazy fools… 😉
Lenie (far left) has been one of my best friends since high school, and Robby (center) my stylin‘ gay sexy dancer bud I met in cegep are waaaay too much fun!

We sported our most fashionable Zoolander faces at my favorite coffee hangout – Cafe Holts here in the 514. I ordered my regular
“Brunch Tartine” (an open-faced Parisian style toasted sandwich with poached eggs, sauteed mushrooms, smoked salmon and baked tomatoes… yuuuuuum!)
and washed it all down with some freshly squeezed O.J…. freeeeesssssh!

The b-day cake they surprised me with – half massacred… chocolate mousse in the morning… “Happy Birrrrrthday to meeeeeeeee“….

Lenie afraid of Robby’s overly affectionate ways…

ANDERSON!!!

Andy (a.k.a. the gingerbread man)
and I have known each other since our first minute of cegep where our lockers were right across from each other ;). The rest is history my friends…. so much amazing history!!!

The beautiful Lenie! Sooo sexy in public places…. rrrowwww!

This is what a male model would look like on Star Trek… sooo beautiful in space…. lol

And here is where the action starts!
Vlad (my babe) and his family hosted an AMAZING birthday party for me at his dad’s beautiful house!

Vlad’s Uncle (above) spins my friend Mimi and takes over the dance floor…. add me to facebook – I will be adding the video VERY VERY soon (so worth checking out – you will DIE)!!!

Threesome! Dora (yellow) joins Vlad & I’s relationship (finally)!

Babe and the beautiful Nabila (she is the most gorgeous dentist I have EVER seen – so lucky to have her examine my mouth) toasting by the bar 😉

My babe and I joking around… as usual…

Antonina (Vlad’s Dad’s Girlfriend) and I chillin‘ waiting for the guests to arrive!

Luckiest. Girl. Alive.

Some of the stunning guests!

They hired caterers and wait staff! Party fit for a Princess! There was a BBQ, a crazy assortment of Romanian food and huuuuuge desert platters! Oh, and drinks outside by the pool was a veeeery nice touch…

Caaaaake! I was freakin‘ amazing. Hazelnut rum cake with cream filling (very European), washed down with a toast of champagne 🙂

Babe = My Romanian translator

Me, Vlad, Vlad’s Dad Horatiu & his beautiful girlfriend Antonina waiting in line for CAKE! Tee hee

Babe looking uber handsome

On the count of three lets all attack Dora!!! One….

…. two….

POW!
Diana (far left), Dora (yellow), Vlad, and Than (far right) can’t keep their hands off each other… yes… it was THAT kind of party… hehehehe….

This year I got a record amount of flowers
( I swear to god I received at least five dozen roses in every single colour) – my place looks like a florists office)! I feel so beautiful surrounded by colorful flowers 🙂

My dad & I (drinkin‘ some green tea) on the patio in the backyard after an AMAZING dinner at Japanese restaurant Fuji (they cook everything in front of you on the table). Mmmmmm 😉

Sleeping beauty – isn’t he precious? lol

Dylan (my dad’s doggie), and my bro under the influence…. hehehehehe…. My bro, Vlad and I later celebrated my birthday with a Sunday Morning brunch at my moms (she made a delicious lemon cake I have been enjoying for breakfast in the morning) full with fresh fruit & coffee, sandwiches, and a delicious spanish omelette (one of her many specialties).

I would just like to brag a little itty bit more… I have the most amazing boyfriend, friends and family one could ever wish for!!! I am so grateful and my heart feels like its going to explode after all the generosity shown for my birthday!

THANK YOU ALL FOR MY BEST YEAR YET! I LOVE YOU!
Year of the Ox… here I come world 😉

Marilyn Monroe Contest / My Birthday!

Posted in giveaway, party by fashionista514 on May 21, 2009
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is the deadline for my Marilyn Monroe makeup contest!!!
Don’t miss out!
There will be some killer Marilyn-inspired prizes 🙂
Click here for contest rules & info!
And it’s also my 24th birthday! Woot Woot!

I am looking forward to another added year of wisdom and more enthralling and exhilarating life experiences 😉

What I love about getting older? The more time passes, the younger I feel!

This year I will be spending it with the people I love – and
what greater gift than the “present” 😉

Country Air / Gramps 80th B-day!

Posted in celebration, family, party by fashionista514 on April 20, 2009
(My bro & I)

Sometimes, there is nothing like some good old fashioned family time! Time to relax, enjoy the people in your life who have always got your back and take a breather from stuffy city life! Queue – Country!

(My two cousins and I)

It was my grandfathers 80th birthday surprise party this weekend – a real milestone! Seeing the generations of children and grandchildren makes me look forward to my 80th birthday party too – you see all your hard work before you 😉

(Vlad and the kiddos)

The whole family made it out to Stanstead, as well as some of my grandfathers nearest and dearest friends. Good wine, food and company made for a good time and it was nice to get everyone together in the same place. Vlad was very good and helped out, took pictures and brought up his remote control car for the kids :). He’ll be a wonderful papa some day!

(What can I say… I’m surrounded by boys!)

I got some awesome chill time in with my bro – we have 9 years between us and have never fought in our lifetimes. We look out for each other and I love his individual character (the t-shirt is a sure sign of a strong personality).

(Vlad, Me and Skye smooching)

(my gift to my gramps – one of my ink drawings)

(Beautiful Mama rockin‘ the red leather jacket)

(Here’s the star of the show cutting his B-day cake)

My aunt Tanya made the birthday cake (carrot cake with cream cheese icing), and everyone always kinda potlucks at my family gatherings… I brought the sweets we got from Morocco, and gourmet chocolate chip cookies… oooooh, and some bubbly to celebrate!

(My Aunts super cute boston terriers – Brutus & Max)

(We both like to stick our tongues out…)

(The bed and breakfast where we stayed while in the country – you’d think this was a bathroom…)


Because so many of us went up, Vlad found us a beautiful Bed & Breakfast (online) to stay at for the night. We checked into Lee Farm Bed and Breakfast and instantly adored the homey vintage style of our room. The B&B is an old farm and farmhouse located on a large piece of land just down the road from my grandfathers house. With a beautiful outdoor spa and saltwater pool, it is truly a haven for privacy and rest & relaxation!

(… but it is in fact THE room with only a bath!!!)

(Seriously, how cool is that?)

(Vlad booked the beautiful “honeymoon suite” – all gorgeous antiques)

I woke up feeling incredibly rested and full of energy (once I got over my initial wake-up groggy state) – takes a good 30 min at least.

(Warming up inside in front of the fireplace)

(When in the country – climb a tree!)

(I used to spend hours in this tree when I came up to the country as a little girl…)

(… seems like I still have the monkey gene…)

(ahhhh.. patient boyfriends… don’t you love ’em?)

Sunday morning we headed over to my grandfathers place for some home made brunch…. Your classic scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes (with both maple syrup and lemon juice and sugar), toast, coffee, orange juice…. SO good!

(Birds eye view)

(Feelin‘ good)

After brekkie, we headed back out on the open road to catch up with Vlad’s family to celebrate the Orthodox Easter dinner in town at his uncle’s place (his family is Romanian). On the way, we spotted an outdoor go-kart racing track off one of the exits… so naturally we stopped and speed raced each other to the death! I get so competitive when in those little cars and whenever I could I cut Vlad off or tried to run him off the course… hehehehehheehhesoooo much fun!


After a good Romanian easter dinner (soooo much food today), we headed home and have since been chillin‘. The lady who watched puggers for us also cleans homes – so we came back to a sparkling and serene home and a tired out pug!

The perfect ending to a perfect day!
(Queue – sappy music…)

Party, Party… Dance Dance!!!

Posted in dance, excitement, party by fashionista514 on February 3, 2009

Mondays can be so bland… don’t you agree? So here I am again, confined by four walls that resemble the inside of a cardboard box (the office). Plugged into my iTunes, I am jammin’ to Lupe Fiasco and Lady Gaga amongst others, wanting to get up on a bar and just slam it. Give me an insane tasting martini and watch me go. I dare you 😉

Since it is Monday and there are no great inspiring parties going on in mtl, I will just have to sit it out and let my inner party build till Saturday night. We are going out to celebrate my best friend Dora’s 30th birthday! I tell her time and time over that I can’t wait to get to thirty… I know it will sneak up on me before I know, but honestly it is said that the thirties are the start of the best years of a woman’s life. So, as I continue to live it up as a twenty three year old… I anxiously await those promising years :). I like to think of them as the Sex and the City years… Independence, career, possibly man (here’s hoping), maybe children (yikes!). Although I just seemed to sum it up in a pretty scary/dependant way, it seems like I should be having lots of freedom… damn fictitious television with designer bags… Well I can dream, can’t I?

I still seem to be a true beleiver in things being only as hard as you make them. Can’t say I’ve been proven wrong yet.