Monday, May 27, 2013

Eat Vancouver 2013 LOTD and a Foodful Weekend

Hi lovelies! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I went to the Let's Eat Vancouver event on Friday with a friend and it was really fun. I also went last year and ended up with an upset tummy at the end of the day. This year, I learned to avoid the Oikos Greek Yogurt vendor, who was also at the convention this year.

I have been loving neutral toned eyes with bright coloured lips that match the colours in my clothing. I also wanted to try out the Shu Uemura White Gold Glitter Eyeshadow and MAC Eyeliner Mixing Medium that I had recently purchased. I am quite impressed with both products. I patted the mixing medium on my eyelid and patted the glitter eyeshadow on top. It helped hold the glitter in place and also make the eyeshadow more vibrant. I ended up with a lovely, shimmery platinum white gold look.

Look Breakdown:

Urban Decay De Slick Spray
Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse SPF 30 PA++ Primer
Missha Cho Bo Yang BB Cream SPF 30 PA++
Pro Longwear Concealer NC20

Milani Eyeshadow Primer (all over lids)
NYX Milk Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil (all over lids)
MAC Crystal Avalanche Eyeshadow (inner eye)
MAC All That Glitters Eyeshadow (all over lids)
MAC Smut Eyeshadow (outer v, crease, bottom lash line)
MAC Tall, Dark & Handsome Extra Dimension Eyeshadow (over v, bottom lash line)
MAC Eyeliner Mixing Medium (patted all over lids)
Shu Uemura White Gold Glitter Eyeshadow (patted on top of mixing medium)
Holika Holika 07 White Jewel-Light Waterproof Eyeliner (inner eye)
MAC Black Swan Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner (bottom lash line)
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Eyeliner (upper winged liner)
Etude House Dr. Mascara Fixer Lash Primer
MAC Prep+Prime Lash Primer
Rimmel Scandal Eyes Curve Mascara
Diamond Lash Volume Sexy Eyes False Eyelashes

MAC Taupe Eyebrow Pencil

Too Faced Candlelight Glow (highlight)
NYX Taupe Blush (contour)

MAC Prep+Prime Lip
MAC Crosswires Creamsheen Lipstick

I matched the MAC Crosswires Lipstick to this dress. "Mom" picked this dress out for me as a birthday gift. She has a wonderful eye for fashion! The dress is a bit tight at the bust, so I can only wear thin bras underneath. I did not pack very well, so I had to borrow a bra from my mother and it did not fit me right. I know La Senza is having a strapless bra sale, so I might go and pick one up tomorrow.

I grew up watching the Food Network, so a lot of the names of the Food Network chefs are very familiar to me. I got to sit down and watch a cooking demo by Rob Feenie. He also does the menus for Cactus Club Restaurants. My favourite item from the menu is the Pesto Chicken Quesadillas with Yam Fries. 

I have never felt so shy in my life. The only thing I was able to say was "Can I have a picture with you?" and "Thank you". He is a really cool and nice guy though! I am really glad I got to take a picture with him. He is a really cool and nice guy!

I also got to watch the Celebrity Chef Throwdown. Erin Cebula of Entertainment Tonight Canada and Bal Arneson of The Spice Goddess were hosting while Trevor Bird, Rob Feenie and Anna Olson were competing. Rob Feenie won with his Ginger Ninja Beef poached fish. I am a huge fan of Anna Olson and I watched her shows, Sugar and Fresh. She also has a new one called Bake with Anna Olson. I have also enjoyed The Spice Goddess. Bal is so pretty with her bright red lipstick too!

I also got to attend this cheese seminar hosted by the Dairy Farmers of Canada. They gave us seven different types of cheeses to try. My favourite was the fresh cheese with the fuji apple and jam, because I love cream cheese. I also love mozzarella! I even developed a new found respect for cheese, including blue cheese which tasted quite good. I am not fond of strong smelling cheeses, but the President's Choice Blue Cheese is fairly mild.

I love clam chowder, so I used my food ticket for this delicious clam chowder in a bread bowl. I have never had soup served in a bread bowl before. It was so delicious! It was super buttery, but the small portion was good for me.

Eat Vancouver was super fun, but my legs were so tired at the end of the day. We took the skytrain, so we did not have to deal with overpriced parking. I would go again next year!

At the end of the day, we ended up to T&T on the way home to pick up some dinner and browse the end of the day sale items. We got this sushi tray for $10! Yum.

The next day we were suppose to go to Palky's for Indian food, because I was craving butter chicken. Palky's was closed between lunch and dinner service, so we ended up walking up the street to and ended up at Havana. I had this Pulled Pork Sandwich which was delicious, but the Spicy Carrot Chipotle Soup gave me a belly ache.

Then we went to Fujiya Japanese Market. I bought the Z Roll for $5.75. California Roll for $2.95 and seaweed salad for under $5.00. I ate some in the evening and had the rest for the next day.

I love love love the seaweed salad and the california roll was the best I've ever had. I also love the Z Roll. I would definitely go back and buy more from Fujiya! The food is so fresh and the rice does not taste hard or chewy from being refrigerated. The fresh food is super delicious and incredibly affordable.

Fujiya also had some cool items like Dragon Ball Z soft drinks.

I also made chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting and ones with regular vanilla cream cheese frosting. I like to sprinkle flax seed on everything. I tried to make vanilla cupcakes with leftover sour cream, but they were extremely fail.

Here are some pictures of Sandy sleeping, because sleeping puppies are adorable. She likes to sleep on pillows.

Do you have any favourite summer time events?

Later Days ~

1 comment:

  1. Hey Anna :D I just came across your blog, searching for some reviews. Anyhow, I really like your hair! It looks so pretty, healthy and not overly dry like most other coloured-hair asians..

    Could you be so nice and e-mail me the steps to how you got your hair blonde? :-)